w7 make up wheelchair model giveaway SAMABULLOCK instagram

Guys, I am so happy to announce to you, I’m giving my first GIVEAWAY on INSTAGRAM.

With the launch of the website, I decided to make everyone happy with the chance to win this lovely makeup kit, from W7 – cruelty-free.

It consists of: – a mascara – a palette – a lipstick – eyeliner pencil – lip twister pencil

To enter the contest you need:

1) Follow @samabullock on Instagram.
2) Like the official picture on Instagram.
3) Like my page on Facebook
4) Tag 2 friends in Instagram comments.

PS: You have the chance to enter multiple times. Every time you tag 2 friends, it will be considered one entry.

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday 15th NOVEMBER  Good Luck!


Eu estou fazendo este GIVEAWAY com esta maquiagem Cruelty Free da W7. Produtos maravilhosos.

Para concorrer vc precisará:
– Curtir a foto oficial (esta) no Instagram;
– Curtir meu Instagram SAMABULLOCK
– Marcar 2 amigos na foto do Insta.
– Curtir meu face:

OBS: Múltiplas entradas serão aceita. Para cada 2 amigos marcados valerà 1 “coupon”. O vencedor será selecionado no dia 15 de Novembro.

Boa sorte!!!





My story on the METRO online.

My story on the METRO online.

Paralympian achieves her dream of taking part in a London Fashion Week show

Layla Haidrani for

wheelchair model Samanta Bullock Parlympian disabled
Wheelchair Model

If you’re still proud you won the Year 8 award for long jump, a Paralympian has put you to shame. Samanta Bullock finally achieved her dream of appearing on London Fashion Week after being told wheelchair users couldn’t model. The 39-year-old from London always longed to walk the catwalk but cast aside her modelling ambitions after frequent rejections because she couldn’t walk. When Bullock was fourteen, she accidentally shot herself with her father’s shotgun, severing her spinal cord as well as damaging her liver and pancreas.

But her modelling dreams were finally answered when she became an ambassador for charity Models of Diversity and paraded down the catwalk of London Fashion Week, fulfilling the goal she clung to for over three decades.

Wheelchair user model samanta bullock
Disabled Model

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The importance of diversity in Fashion:

The importance of diversity in Fashion:

Many people talk about fashion in different ways. For some, fashion is all about glamour, fame, and popularity, for others, it’s about clothes,

Model of diversity Samanta Bullock Wheelchair model
Street Survey in Croydon with MOD

looks and beauty. Fashion is not something that can be defined by one specific definition, although, the one thing everyone would agree on is the fact that fashion includes walking on the ramp and showing off the beauty of what you’re wearing. Throughout the years, fashion has shown diversity in many ways.  At the start, the only models that were allowed to walk on the ramp needed to be white, skinny and good looking. Fortunately, now, people are changing perceptions. With the improvement in time, you see black and plus-sized models as well. One of the most drastic changes that came into the fashion industry was when disabled models starting to show themselves off on the ramp.

A campaign with the name of “Models of Diversity” was started in 2008 by Angel Sinclair, who is a former model herself. She thought that people should think out of the box and bring something new to the typical, old fashion industry and with what she saw was that beauty should not only be defined by same sizes, shapes, and colours. This is why this campaign was started and was a huge success. The main purpose of this campaign was to give a chance to every person who is capable of being a model regardless of her size, color, shape, and disabilities. According to this, every person, who is either in a wheelchair or has lost some of their body parts or is black, overweight, short, is given a chance to light their worlds up by entering this glamorous industry of fashion.

This project is known as Models of diversity because of the amazing change that it has brought into the fashion industry. No one should ever be left behind in doing something they like. It was this project that helped many young and talented disabled models to come forward and move on the ramp with pride. These models include Jack Eyers, Kelly Knox, Muniba Mazari, Danielle Sheypuk, Leslie Irby, and Samanta Bullock and so on. The inclusion of this change into the fashion industry has changed the way people think.

There are no limitations to how you see something. Its all about the perspective. Beauty should not be defined by something specific, it is a vast term and every human is beautiful in their own unique ways. Many people believe that being fashionable or walking on the ramp is only about how you look on the outside, but that’s not true. Being a model requires time, patience, confidence and intelligence and every person who has enough confidence to walk proudly in front of a million people can be a pretty good model! With the right motivation and the right people, you can show yourself off with pride. Everyone deserves to feel special, no matter their disabilities.

So, this is it for today. Stay connected and keep reading because we’ve got plenty more to talk about fashion and disability. Till then keep loving and sharing our articles.

Visit to University of the Arts London

Visit to University of the Arts London

Disabled Model Samanta Bullock
With Saskia at Fashion University in London. Talking about the importance of Disabled Models

I often undertake talks on various aspects of life as a wheelchair user.   One of these talks was to a group of students at the University of Arts in London who was studying fashion.  I was invited by one of the students (Saskia Rowlands) that wanted to explore further making fashion more inclusive of everybody.

The tutor and the students were surprised to learn that 20% of the population has a disability and that there is a large market that is not being catered for by fashion designers and retailers.   Sam shared ideas on how clothes could be designed in an inclusive way so that fashion can be accessed by people with a range of impairments.

Wheelchair model Samanta Bullock giving a talk at UAL in London  Disabled
Wheelchair model Samanta Bullock giving a talk at UAL in London

We discussed ideas to how clothes could be designed for wheelchair users, amputees and the visually impaired.  For example, wheelchair users do not need back pockets on jeans and trousers need to be designed for people who are in seated position.  Tactile labels could be used to inform people with visual impairments of the colour and patterns of clothes.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to share some thoughts and ideas with a group of young designers and hope that they will embrace some of the thinking into their work.