Lucy Edwards Living Paintings Digital Ambassador and YouTube star reveals her make-up tips for visually impaired teenagers.
Fun Stuff To Do
Subscribe to podcasts for the latest catwalk news and trends, such as MODTV, which takes you backstage at fashion week in Paris, London, Milan, New York. Hear from the world’s top supermodels, fashion designers, photographers and hair and makeup beauty pros. Go the iTunes store or Google Play Music to download the latest podcast. There’s also the Fashionability podcast, which is a fully accessible guide to fashion for all people with disabilities.
Why not make your own jewellery? We love Bijoux Beads, an online store with a wonderful wealth of beads, gems, ribbons and much more to create some funky festival jewellery or a great handmade gift for a loved one.
Great Places To Visit
Vintage and charity shops are ideal places to trawl for retro clothes and accessories to create an edgy look that’s completely your own style. Style icons Kate Moss and Alexa Chung love vintage and second hand. Want to shop vintage in the comfort of your own home? Then visit Rok It, London.
The Fashion Museum in Bath is a place where you can discover more about British fashion through the ages, the world-class collection includes historic and contemporary clothing. The City of Bath is great for shopping, with all the major high street brands plus little boutiques.
The Fashion and Textile Museum Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre showcases a programme of changing exhibitions exploring elements of fashion, textile and jewellery as well as the Academy which runs courses for creative students and businesses.
The V&A, of course, is the best museum to visit to discover decorative art and design. They run extremely popular and diverse exhibitions that let you get up close to extraordinary fashion collections from renowned designers in addition to outstanding permanent collections. Get in touch before you go to organise large print label and tactile books featuring some of the exhibits. Also, make sure you check out the V&A’s ‘What’s On’ guide for events organised specifically for visitors with visual impairments.
Try and seek out one-off shops and boutiques that tend to cluster away from city centres. For example, The Custard Factory in Birmingham has masses of vintage and retro shops selling clothes and home furnishings or visit the Northern Quarter in Manchester for an eclectic range of shops and places to eat. Bicester Village is another great shopping destination filled with designer outlets and many bargains to be had!