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Today I wanted to write a blog in light of something very excited that happened to me recently. Now for those of you who follow me on my Twitter and Facebook Page you may already be aware of this. But, for those of you who are not, to catch you up to speed I recently appeared on a new 3 episode Channel 4 series called The Changing Room.
The show was aimed around show the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny side of what happens in the changing room and to expose the way we Brits shop. The TV company known as RDF who was producing the show contacted me to ask if I would like to appear on the programme a a visually impaired fashion enthusiast to represent the disability community. They thought that it would be a prudent was of getting my ethos across to the views that people with sight loss can still love fashion.
So, I agreed to take part in the show. The show aired over the last three weeks and I appeared in the last part of the third and final episode. The series was presented by the incredible fashion designer Henri Holland who I am a huge fan of.
In the show you see me, my mother and my guide dog Unity taking a look around Monsoon shopping for a 21st birthday outfit (as this was filmed back in the Summer.)
The show exposes the way me and my mother interact when we shop and how he describes details of outfits to me and how we generally act like children when we are out and about.
There are also clips of my Changing Room confessions in which I talk about my sight loss and how even my usually fashionable mother can get things wrong when piking out clothing items.
I also talk about how to take the perfect Selfie…it’s gotta be done!
At the end of the show you also see the outfit that Henri picked out for my 21st birthday. To give you a little description of my outfit along with some snapshots below I wore a pair of light wash Skinny Jeans. Combined with this I wore a pair of strappy kitten hell silver glittery shoes from Monsoon. Also from Monsoon I wore a white semi fitted, spaghetti strap blouse and over the top I wore a Gold sequin studded and beaded cropped blazer which I adore. To finish the look it was teamed with a white and clear beaded tassel necklace again from Monsoon and a rose gold camera shaped clutch bag from Monsoon.
Special thanks to Monsoon for gifting me the entire outfit!
If any of you didn’t catch the episode you can watch it on demand by clicking here.
I was very happy to be able to get an opportunity to represent the sight loss community and how being sight impaired is not a barrier to doing the things you love. So I am hugely grateful to RDF Television and Channel 4 for the way they so clearly and positively portrayed me and my story.
Do let me know what you think of the episode by tweeting me @DavisonEm under the #TheChangingRoom.
Thank you all for reading and I will see you all in my next one.