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LOOK UK to host fashion event for visually impaired young people in John Lewis Birmingham

LOOK UK, a charity supporting visually impaired young people and their families, is hosting a fashion event in John Lewis, Birmingham on 28th August. Blind beauty YouTuber, Lucy Edwards, who has worked alongside brands such as Covergirl, will be joining a team of John Lewis Personal Stylists to provide fashion and beauty advice for visually impaired young people.

Lucy became a role model to many young people with a visual impairment after her YouTube video “Blind girl does her own make-up” went viral in 2015. Since then she has used her online platform to educate the world about blindness and to share her top tips for doing your makeup when you’re visually impaired. The event will also highlight the barriers visually impaired young people can face when trying to access the latest fashion trends. Many fashion shows are not accessible, and fashion magazines are too visual and inaccessible to screenreaders. Nevertheless, fashion is still very important to visually impaired young people.

Attendees will get top tips on getting started with makeup from Lucy and other VI bloggers, as well as advice on clothing, fragrance and accessorising from John Lewis Personal Stylists. There's a link to a YouTube film of LOOK mentors discussing fashion here.

The event is open to blind and partially sighted 11-29-year-olds and will be held in the John Lewis store situated in Grand Central Birmingham on 28 August from 12-4pm. To find out more and book your place at the event, email events@look-uk.org or call 01432 376314 before Friday 3rd August.


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