Models of Diversity

London Begins To Embrace Diversity In Fashion

Rachel Steeden | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Style
Rachel Steeden

London Fashion Week is a must for any fashion junky's diary. A place to see and be seen, the wacky and the wild, the classy and the chic, and let's not forgetting some celebrities perched on the FROW of each show.

A Day in the Life

Gemma Flanagan | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Style
Gemma Flanagan

Being a disabled young woman and model can at times be disheartening. Living a life that is a daily physical struggle is hard-going. Having to think through all the smallest little details before even leave the house is itself exhausting at times.

Dream, Believe and Achieve

Rachel Steeden | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Style
Rachel Steeden

2015 was a great year for MoD, seeing many changes within the fashion industry, with the rise of the plus size model hitting headlines thanks to models like curvy model Ashley Graham and her tribe, taking to the catwalks and flaunting there curves with pride.

We Are Beautiful No Matter What They Say

Rachel Steeden | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Style
Rachel Steeden

When it came to my turn to rock the runway I was more than ready to show my size 12 curves off to the crowd in a sheer top and high wasted skirt, I loved every minute of it. The cheers from the crowd and the amazing energy was a true sign of what the public like, that is diversity and real people who they can relate to.

We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns

Jack Eyers | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Eyers

We filmed it at Scope's West Hampstead shop and had a great laugh making it. The other stars of the ad - the shop manager Cathy, volunteer Maureen and all the other people in the ad who react to my strip were great.

Rugby Prop to Bond Model - Mason 008

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruth Harrison Roberts

So what do you do when you bump into Mickey Rourke in a bar? You become his good mate, visit him in his LA mansion and then you retire from your rugby career and follow your dream of becoming a film star. Not something that happens to many of us, but this is the lucky story of prop Keith Mason who has just recently retired from Rugby League.

New York, Paris and Milan. Sorry Guys - Brits Do It Better.

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

There is no excuse - London Fashion Week has designers all over the Capital producing, exhibiting, showing. There is no excuse whatever your shape, size or style. The only way LFW will be more inclusive is if we continue to support the ones who are trying to do exactly that.

Happy Healthy New Year!

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

'I will find inner peace this year', 'I will exercise this year',' 'I will spend more time with my friends this year'... and on the mantra mill goes on. This year I made a resolution to shun New Year's resolutions for the rest of my life. I don't want to be tied down to that level of commitment.

Autumn? Meh...

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

Now that the Fashion weeks have closed, we are in that awkward Autumnal lull, where you layer up only to have to take half of them off by lunchtime. Despite this I love Autumn and Spring, these are the seasons of change and should be the most exciting ones!

Why I Want to Be the Devil That Wears Prada

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

Angel Sinclair CEO of Models of Diversity approached me initially to write a piece about the show and during the interview she asked me if I would model. I said no... so why did I decide to do this? The catalyst was when my slim, athletic, healthy, 8 year old daughter asked me "Mummy am I fat?"

Diversity in Fashion: Where Are We At?

Alex B | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alex B

Fashion is to do with our identity and is a global phenomenon. We live in a society whose fabric is diversity, so fashion should reflect this. Our lives can only be enriched by diversity and inclusivity.

Catwalk4Change - The Runway of Forward Thinking

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

The models for the show are bloggers, and this may seem an odd choice for a catwalk show; surely these are the girls who just turn up to fashion shows? As Edita states her reason for this is 'bloggers are the new it girls,' although the term 'It girls' may leave some of you rolling your eyes.