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Hallelujah for inclusive fashion!

Fashion retailer ASOS have proven how sound they are by designing a new piece of clothing, suitable for people with a disability.

The rainproof jumpsuit is modelled by Great Britain paralympic Chloe Ball-Hopkin.

Speaking to Newsbeat, Chloe explained that she wants to ''make fashion that is accessible to everybody."

The athlete and BBC Bristol sports reporter was contacted by ASOS, who wanted to see if she would be interested in a collaboration. 

The idea for the jumpsuit came to Chloe after she got drenched while at a festival with her boyfriend.

"You get the same version whether it's you or I buying it – that's the point. It is exactly the same for me as it is for you,'' the 21-year-old said. 

The support she has been getting has reached a global level. 

Social media have shared their delight, with one Twitter user saying, ''this jumpsuit is cute, and better yet, inclusive of people who use wheelchairs. Excited to see more inclusive clothing coming out!''

Another commented, ''just ordered from ASOS for the first time! Love that they’re collaborating for accessible fashion!''

Disability blogger Shona Louise has written a moving piece championing the brand for catering for differently-abled bodies. 

She wrote, ''for so long accessible clothing has been ugly, ridiculously expensive and generally unappealing. Actually designing something with disabled people in mind is a whole other amazing and important step. It's not the extra step either, it's the equal step.''

This is not the first time ASOS has included a model who has a disability in a campaign.

Model, blogger and leg amputee Mama Cax was featured by the brand in one of their activewear campaigns back in in January. 

So what other brand will be next to follow in their footsteps? 


Tinder has a new hero, and soon you will too.

Meet Lauren, a 20-year-old woman from the United States who survived a life-threatening road traffic accident last year.

Having lost her arm in the potentially life-altering incident, Lauren understandably struggled in the aftermath, telling BuzzFeed: "For a while, I wasn’t okay with the jokes. But then I started telling the jokes, and it’s kind of helped."

Explaining that she has used social media to come to terms with the loss of her arm, Lauren was stunned when her updated Tinder bio started going viral recently.

Last week, Lauren decided to draw attention to the loss of her arm with a ridiculously funny description of herself on the popular dating app in a move which has had people falling over themselves.

Describing herself as 'an arms dealer', Lauren went on to say she was 'hands down the best catch on Tinder' before rating herself physically.

Naturally, she gave herself 10/10 in the face department, 9/10 on the body front, and her personality garnered an impressive 20/10.

And as for her arms? Well, they got 1/2.

Yes, we love her, and so does Twitter.




Commenting on her humorous approach to an accident which could have claimed her life, Lauren said: "People don’t see that very often, so a lot of people DM me to tell me it’s really helpful to them, people who are also missing limbs or are disabled."

Lauren, you do you, and allow us to adore you.



Nicki Minaj came under fire this weekend for some seriously controversial footage, but she swears it was a misunderstanding.

The singer was hosting a Halloween event at 1OAK nightclub in Las Vegas over the weekend, donning a gold and cream fairy costume for the occasion.

In a clip posted to YouTube, the singer is seen laughing backstage with her entourage, before pointing her fairy wand at someone and shouting "Walk! I command you to walk."

The person in question appears to be sitting in a motorised wheelchair, leading many to hit back at Nicki for her seemingly insenstitve comment.

Taking to Twitter to respond to the claims, Nicki said the person was a "friend" and that she was in a "scooter," not a wheelchair.

"Lol. That's NOT a disabled person and u know that. Are u that desperate for attention?" she wrote in response to a Perez Hilton piece about the footage.

The writer replied by saying, "And how was I supposed to know a person in a wheelchair ISN'T disabled?" which certainly didn't go down well with Nicki.

"B**ch, u knew. That's my friend in a scooter. Have a great day. I surely will," she wrote.

Some sources have suggested the person in the scooter is in fact Nicki's close friend and make-up artist Sheika Daley, but the footage is still stirring up mixed reactions online:

One thing's for sure, we'll be using #BitchYouKnew as the new #MileyWhatsGood next time we have a bone to pick with someone.