How Diversity Changed Fashion

How Diversity Changed Fashion

Hi guys

Just saw an article in Elle magazine, and I would like to share with you the lines that caught my attention.

…”And yet we’re in a moment where fashion is celebrating individuality and having open conversations about racial diversity and gender fluidity. Those discussions are reflected in the casting. Trans model Hari Nef walked the Gucci runway in a show-stopping all red look. Creative Director Alessandro Michele also handed the reigns of the brand’s Snapchat to her so she could record her fashion week adventures.”…

Wheelchair model samanta bullock disabled
Wheeliechix-chic Last Collection – Wheelchair Model

 

YES! The changing is happening. New designers are coming, with innovation and a totally different set mind.

And here is the point: … “So are times changing? Slowly. An AW16 diversity report from theukfashionspot.co.uk notes that less than a quarter of all the models who walked this season were people of colour. That means that in all four cities combined, 75.25% of the models cast were white…”

As you can see we are still talking about colours, what to say about plus-sized and disabled ?? Yes, things are changing slowly but we need more.

My question is: – What do you suggest for us to make this change and integrate more diversity and equality in the fashion industry?? All comments are welcome.

Lets opening it to debate, I would love to hear your opinion, and maybe together we can find a “solution”.

You can read the full article on the link below: http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/trends/longform/a31200/diversity-in-fashion/

Best

SB x

Tommy Hilfiger launches an adaptive fashion line for disabled adults

Tommy Hilfiger launches an adaptive fashion line for disabled adults

Hello you.

The good news in the world of fashion is: Tommy Hilfiger launched an adaptive fashion line for disabled people. It is the revolution happening. Take a look at the full article on the link below.

The fashion industry, despite its recent strides in diversity, isn’t known for its accessibility. There are very few brands who go out of their way to accommodate disabled people or those with limited mobility. In fact, it can be difficult to get into many pairs of jeans even when you’re able-bodied.

wheelchair model samanta bullock website disabled
Disabled Models

So it’s a real punch in the air that Tommy Hilfiger has just launched a collection specifically designed for disabled adults. It’s not their first foray into adaptive fashion – they launched a line for kids back in 2016. But this is their first time doing a sportswear line based off pieces from Tommy Hilfiger collections. We’re talking adjusted seams and openings.

Magnetic and velcro closures. Magnetic zips. Adjusted leg openings

 

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/19/tommy-hilfiger-launches-an-adaptive-fashion-line-for-disabled-adults-7012169/?ito=cbshare

Let’s be the change we want to see in the world.

Best

Sam

Is this what real beauty looks like?

Is this what real beauty looks like?

Hello you!

What is your concept of normality and the beauty? I really want to write an article about it. But for now please take a look at this article.

Is this what real beauty looks like? 

wheelchair model changing concepts  Samanta bullock
Is this what real beauty looks like?

“Go to Google Images right now,” says photographer Mihaela Noroc, “and search ‘beautiful women’.”

I do as she tells me. Millions of results come back.

“What do you see?” she asks. “Very sexualised images, right?”

Yes. Many of the women in the top pictures are wearing high heels and revealing clothes, and most fit into the same physical mould – young, slim, blonde, perfect skin.

“So beauty all the time is like that,” Mihaela says. “Objectifying women, treating them in a very sexualised way, which is unfortunate.

“Women are not like that. We have our stories, our struggles, our power, but we just need to be represented, because of young women, they see only images like this every day, so they need to have more confidence that they can look the way they look and be considered beautiful.

“But,” she adds, “Google is us, because we are all influencing these images.”

Mihaela has just released her first photography book, Atlas of Beauty, which features 500 of her own portraits of women.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41736574

4 different outfits – Blue Dress

4 different outfits – Blue Dress

Are you a light traveller or a busy workwoman? So am I! That’s why we need clothes that can be versatile, comfortable, easy to mix and match… All at the same time.

Few pieces can give us such comfort feeling, and I personally think that there is a kind of freedom in wearing something that can become something else in 2 minutes. Or less.

That is the reason I chose this blue dress and a bunch of accessories to play with. Guess what I ended up with? 4 different outfits! Amazingly, all of them very comfortable and stylish. Yay!

In compositions like this, we can add accessories to improve the look and change it up. Or just decide that is better off to go out just with the dress. Simple, beautiful, perfect.

wheelchair model disabled wear a dress samanta bullock
4Different Ways to Wear a Dress

The best and maybe the cheapest way to change an entire set is to play with the accessories. Go crazy with your imagination, babe. Why not? The sky is the limit, and in this case, the sentence fits perfectly. Like the clothes, haha.

You cannot go wrong getting something bigger and more sparkling for the night, and something lighter and chic – or hippie – for the day.

Shoes are mandatory and make all the difference no matter what kind of vibe moves you. From boots to sandals, from flats to flip-flops. See? I  could also have played with colours and try red or yellow ones. That would work perfectly with the blue, making a lovely contrast. And I love contrasts.

Whatever your style is, nude or black is always austere and both goes well with everything. Check my metal belt over the shirt on photo #2. I tried to play safe here but, at the same time, keep the not-so-distinct aura. Mission accomplished.

Jeans is another thing that makes an outfit more fun and casual, and also fits extremely well with the colour blue. Talking directly to wheelchair users, but not excluding anyone, dresses are the most friendly piece you can have because of their easy to put in and go out characteristics of them. You can always wear more than 1 pair of tights under. Or none, if you prefer in the summertime.

Just remember not to wear extremely long dresses with the fabric touching the floor. You really do not want your beautiful clothes to clean the floor all around when you pass by.

Wheelchair model disabled Samanta Bullock
4 Different Ways to Wear the Same Dress

For the third look, I wore the dress with a hippie style waistcoat, what turned the dress into a  long skirt.In the near future, I will make a post wearing the same dress with different colours and accessories, so you guys will have an idea of how dynamic it can be. So much fun! Stay tuned.

Again, remember to not be afraid to play and take the most out of your closet. Fashion is about feeling comfortable and empowered, and showing your style and mood for the day. Keep that in mind and you’ll never regret.

Finally, the fourth picture is the dress itself. No accessories, no components, no nothing to compete with the piece. The main reason I like this kind of dress is the fact that it does not need to be ironed, thanks to the fabric material.  Top notch choice to travel, take a note on this!

Now it’s your turn to tell me what’s on your mind. Go to the comments and express your opinion on the clothes, the accessories, what you want me to try for the next posts… I am willing to bring other styles, trends and looks for you to check out and try yourself. After all, fashion is for everyone. See you soon, babe! 😉