PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ON THE RUNWAY

Ethiopian designers come together to dress models with various disabilities. Actor and model Sabela Kadir is feels more confident in the look designed for her by Tigest Demesse. Read More.

BYE BYE LACES! HELLO HICKIES

i'm a huge fan of australian vloggers jamie & nikki. while watching a vlog episode last week i discovered hickies. who needs laces when you have hickies. you have to check them out and let me know what you think. here is the good news, if you luv them as much as i do and decide to get a set, use the discount code cur8able for a 20% discount.

Photo Credit: hickies.com

JONES | PARSONS | EXPOSURE

From style.com to the hollywood reporter parsons student, lucy jones was celebrated for winning theprestigious womenswear designer of the year award. congrats lucy on joining the many women and men committed to meeting the design needs of people with disabilities.

I'll get right to the point, I really like the avant garde flair of the collection. I even like the way the looks are styled. More than anything else I love the fact that this collection has the attention of the american mainstream fashion industry.

Look, I know the model is not a wheelchair user, and that the wheelchair appears outdated. I also know, this is not the first collection for people with seated body types, but here is how I see it, if this collection captures the attention of the fashion industry that's a blessing. It's an opportunity for a dialouge...that will eventually change the landscape of the fashion industry. So celebrate lucy jones and the part she's playing in this industry.

Thanks fashionista for the great article!

Photo Credit: Lucy Jones. Parson's student lucy jones's "seated collection."

CARE + WEAR

CARE + WEAR  helps you access your central line and chest port in style without undressing! The zipper feature can be customized and placed on the right or left side of the blouse or polo shirt. According to CARE + WEAR this top comes in navy blue or berry, made of soft antimicrobial fabric. It's available for pre-order today, and is scheduled to ship mid August. They also offer arm bands for covering your peripherally inserted central catheter or PICC. It's made of cotton and lycra with a polyester mesh feature. This arm band is reuseable and may be covered by your insurance. 
 

Styling Review: I have not held the product in my hands, but just on first glance I like the black and tan colorsm and would love to see this product in a variety of "nude" colors for different complexions. This will immediately make this product easier to use when working with clients that prefer to draw less attention to their assistive technology. But I definitely like the idea of this product, it's smart, and necessary.

Photo Credit: CARE + WEAR website