Vlog- Wheelchair Model Life

Vlog- Wheelchair Model Life

Hello guys.  I hope you are well. New video below.

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Roy Ikoroha Picture

I am coming here to share my new vlog with you from a photo shoot I did with Roy Ikoroha in the city centre. Vinnette Grant lent me her beautiful red dress for the shoot with “My Samsonite” case on my 40th birthday.

Guess what, we lost the balloons. I wasn’t too sad about that, as I would need to come back home with it behind my chair, looking a little strange kkkkkkkkk.

 

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Pic by Roy Ikoroha – Samsonite

 

Also everyone was wishing Happy Birthday which was cute and weird. People are so friendly. I had a such good time. For more please look the video and leave your comments or suggestions. I really appreciate that.

http://vinnettegrantunbridaledcouture.com

Much love. Sam

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Samsonite
Roy Ikoroha
How to Effectively Make a Change on the way Fashion Works

How to Effectively Make a Change on the way Fashion Works

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Why diversity is still not Fully embraced by the Fashion Industry. Panel at CSM

I have been approaching this subject for a long time now. We all have a kind of responsibility of why things don’t change. I normally talk about matters related to fashion, but why are places not accessible, why is the work place not prepared, why are we ok with this exclusion, why don’t we say it is not ok? 

Ok, maybe you are one of a small percentage of the population that is doing  something about it, but really, most people and organisations seem not too interested. What are you doing to make a more inclusive world? What are your friends doing about it? When do you expect to see a change if everyone is conforming to the status quo?

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Fashion Inclusivo- Brazil

I am thinking about these questions and realising most people want a change but they don’t want to work at it. I have this proposal for you and I hope you adopt it and I hope you pass the idea around.

The industry will move in direction that money will say. In other words money will set the direction. It means buyers and customers have the power.

Let’s think together. If in the world we are 20% of the population (disabled people), we all have to buy clothes and we all have family and friends. We know a lot of brands are doing something around inclusivity nowadays. Let’s associate with them. Let’s help them, they are doing something right and they must be rewarded for the work. Equality is a big deal, its not fair to leave people out of the party as I normally say, it is also discrimination. 

If we all get together, with family, friends, carers, partners, etc, we will be a higher percentage of the world, and it has an impact. Don’t you think? Only buy from brands/ designer/ shops/ that include disabled models, curves, gender, colour, anything that has something to do with minorities and with diversity. Like this we will have more visibility, we will have a voice, and people we understand we are here.

I am working with a new designer in England and with brands that are including wheelchair influencers etc. There are plenty of them. I will mention a few of them here:

Peter Twiss, The House of Radha, Gunda, Vinette, London Organic, Fashions Finest,

Contessina London, Delphine the Label, Louise Linderoth, Kantala, Samsonite, Labels are Limitations, Nara Nubia, Femelle, Rua Luja…

access magazine cover samanta bullockHere are only a few of them. Check my Instagram SAMABULLOCK for more, you will see all of the ones I worked with, but is there many more that are working towards it: Primark, Teatum Jones, ASOS, Tommy Hilfiger, River Island… and how you see many mainstream brands are also embracing this idea.

Check, research. We can support them and they will support us. More visibility we get more power we have to change this “invisible” situation we are stuck in.

Brands know the profit in making a more equal world and empowering their customers.

Diversity is fun. We vote with our money. Let’s vote in the right way.

Much love. Together we can. Sam

Johnny loves Rosie – where fashion meets love:

Johnny loves Rosie – where fashion meets love:

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Johnny Loves Rosie

For you guys a 20% off discount with the CODE: JLR20

The fashion industry is not restricted to TV shows, ramp walks and magazines only, Social Media is increasingly becoming popular and associating more and more people with this industry. From YouTube videos to fashion blogs to people who model for different brands on Instagram, the fashion industry has dug deep into social media. 

Being a fashion lover I keep posting my pictures on Instagram in different outfits and accessories which many brands give me for the sake of showcasing their products. Recently, I was sent a pair of beautiful earrings by Johnny loves Rosie which is a brand inspired by true love. The earrings are probably the classiest and lovely pieces in my jewelry collection. They are simple yet elegant and have a perfect touch of class and charm to them, so do other items from Johnny Loves Rosie.

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Johnny Loves Rosie
Pic by Michael Atkinson

Let’s have a look at the history and inspiration of the brand. Johnny and Rosie. Their inspiration comes from the story of Johnny and Rosie of England who fell in love and the story of their true love got more interesting due to the gifts that Johnny used to give Rosie in their meetings. They were so much in love and their love was so strong that people still remember them and Johnny Loves Rosie is an attempt at paying a tribute to this story of true love. 

Johnny Loves Rosie is a brand made in the name of love and it aims at spreading love and joy in the world through their products. Their jewelry and accessories are of a very wide range and a very varied variety. I absolutely love everything that the brand has to offer from the exquisite earnings to lovely necklaces and charming bags Johnny Loves Rosie has everything that you might need to get the perfect look of someone who is loved is well taken care of. 

Johnny loves Rosie focuses on self-love too so they have an assortment of lovely and classy accessories that you can use to spoil yourself and look pretty which is ultimately going to boost up your confidence, no matter what kind of a gathering that you are in. Their jewelry is up to date with fashion and at the same time has a reflection of lives old traditions and historical jewelry that kings would gift their queens to profess their love for them. 

Johnny Loves Rosie has a wedding shop too which offers a vast collection of every accessory that might be needed at a wedding. Their wedding collection has exquisite designs earrings for brides to make their day the best one and to look the beautiful and elegant bride that she has ever wanted to be. Their hairclips adorned with pearls make the bride look even more beautiful giving an ethereal charm to her which makes her happy and confident to take on the road that she has to. Their fascinators and belts can make any bride look breathtakingly beautiful. 

Added to that are the bags and purses of Johnny loves Rosie that I love the most since their collection has something for every occasion. So, ladies do not miss out on the lovely accessories and jewelry that Johnny Loves Rosie has to offer. For you guys a 20% off discount with the CODE: JLR20

Love love

Sam x

I am happy to officially announce I am a WheelAir ambassador.

I am happy to officially announce I am a WheelAir ambassador.

Take a look at what they said on their website:

“We are delighted to share with you that the

one and only Samanta Bullock is joining

Paralympian Michael Kerr in the role as our

official brand ambassador!

Samanta 
Model, athlete, influencer…
An SCI superstar!

Samanta is one of a kind. Originally from Brazil, she has played sport and modelled from a young age.

She played tennis to the highest level and was part of the London 2012 Paralympic Ceremony as a sway pole

and trapeze artist! Watch her on the sway pole here…amazing!

She is also a fashion icon, running a very successful blog and Instagram account. She appeared on the catwalk

during London Fashion week last year and she’s modelled for Kuschall Wheelchairs, Invacare, Wheelie-Chix Chic,

WeAdapt and Graton Jeans to name a few! And her next debut… wheelAIR! We can’t wait to pin her down for

a photo shoot 😏.

As well as all this, Samanta is heavily involved with promoting inclusivity for those with disabilities, working with

Parallel LondonThe Agitos Foundation and Fashion Inclusivo.

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Samanta Bullock during London Fashion show – Photo by James Lyon
Samanta Bullock - wheelAIR brand ambassador
Samanta using her wheelAIR in London. 

Our CEO, Corien, had the pleasure of meeting Samanta this week in London… and many exciting ideas were

hatched to spread awareness of inclusivity and accessibility. Two powerful woman putting their minds

together… we’re excited to see what the future holds.

She told us that she thinks the wheelAIR will “change the game for wheelchair users.”

Read the rest of what Samanta thinks about the wheelAIR in her blog. “

Get your £100.00 Discount with the voucher “SamantaBullock”

Samanta Bullock joins us as official brand ambassador!