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Meet Caitlin Hellyer, the fashion blogger with dwarfism who has been an inspiration to others.

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Meet Caitlin Hellyer, the fashion blogger with dwarfism who has been an inspiration to others.

Meet Caitlin Hellyer, the fashion blogger with dwarfism who has been an inspiration to others.


Meet Caitlin Hellyer, the fashion blogger with dwarfism who has been an inspiration to others; Dwarfism is short stature that results from a genetic or medical condition. Dwarfism is generally defined as an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) or less.

Caitlin Hellyer, 20, was born with achondroplasia dwarfism, a condition that rendered her a height of 3ft 8ins tall.

She has long embraced her body, but struggled to find clothes that fit her frame, often buying bits from the children’s sections.

Wanting to help other small women who aren’t so keen to wear tops with Peppa Pig and similar childish designs on, she started a fashion blog and Instagram to share her finds – and has gained thousands of followers.

Caitlin reveals that there are certain kids’ brands that manage to be stylish, with her favourite lines in Zara, River Island, and Primark.

Plus, shopping kids’ ranges saves her money – especially on shoes, as she wears a children’s size 13.

A pair of Dr Martens, for example, cost her just £50 – a big discount from the adults range.

Caitlin, a student from Plymouth, Devon, said: ‘I used to find it so hard to find clothes that fit me and that I wanted to wear.

‘Now I’ve found the confidence to explore the children’s sections with pride, I want to share that with other people who might be having the same difficulty.

‘People with dwarfism message me from all over the world asking where they can buy my clothes – I love being able to think that I’m helping people.’

Caitlin got into fashion when she was just nine years old, when her mum, Jacqueline, started to let her choose her own clothes when shopping.

 

But even then, picking items was tricky, as at nine years old Caitlin had to go for clothes aimed at five to six year olds.

It took a while for Caitlin to be diagnosed with achondroplasia – the most common form of dwarfism – because both her parents are average height.

Her mutation of the FGFR 3 growth gene means she has an averaged sized torso, but shortened limbs.

‘Challenges are the norm for me but life would be pretty boring if there weren’t any,’ Caitlin said.

‘Some of these include reaching things, cooking, turning the shower on and even just getting around college.’

Caitlin Hellyer modeling clothes - white shirt dress
She has now started a blog to share her tips and tricks to style at a smaller size (Picture: Caitlin Hellyer / SWNS)

She has a great group of friends who have supported her through school – but when they started to go on shopping trips together, Caitlin started to struggle with finding clothes that fit and that she also liked.

‘My friends were starting to shop in Topshop and H&M, but nothing fit me,’ Caitlin said.

‘I loved going shopping with them, and they tried to help me find stuff that fit, but the sleeves on the jumpers were always too long and the trouser legs drowned me.

‘My mum is really good at taking trousers up for me – cutting the bottoms off so they fit me perfectly.

‘I tried to learn to do it myself – but it’s a challenge to work neatly with a huge pair of scissors and my little hands.’

That’s when she started looking to the children’s collections.

 Caitlin Hellyer modeling clothes - black trousers and crop top
‘A lot of the items are really fashionable, and just smaller versions of what you would find in the adult section and they obviously have a much cheaper price tag, which was a bonus too,’ said Caitlin (Picture: Caitlin Hellyer / SWNS)

Caitlin said: ‘I did get some funny looks at first, but where else am I meant to shop?

‘I knew I would have to be selective – I didn’t want anything with Peppa Pig on it!

‘But a lot of the items are really fashionable, and just smaller versions of what you would find in the adult section and they obviously have a much cheaper price tag, which was a bonus too.’

Caitlin started an Instagram page and blog documenting her fashion finds in April 2018 and found that her struggles really resonated with other people with dwarfism.

She started getting messages from all over the world with people asking her where she shops and how she finds clothes that fit so perfectly.

Caitlin Hellyer modeling clothes - bikini and sarong
She hopes to inspire the fashion industry to be more inclusive (Picture: Caitlin Hellyer / SWNS)

This encouraged Caitlin to include information on what store each item is from, how much it was and what size she wears.

‘I don’t follow trends, because it’s too hard for me to find the items,’ Caitlin said.

‘It’s much more fun to create my own style anyway.

‘It’s much easier to be playful and mix it up without caring whether I’m ‘on trend’ or not – and I think people really enjoy that about my style.’

source: metronews uk

 

 

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After a successful foray into the world of acting, alternative artist and singer Adomaa is back on the music scene, with a haunting but heartfelt music video announcing her new EP: ‘Becoming Adomaa.’

The video, which is for the song titled ‘You Used To Love Me,’ sees Adomaa reminisce on her entry into the music scene – when she had the most public attention – and how she wishes she had gone about navigating that period for herself. It is a brief but poignant reflection and gives a sneak peek into the mindset of the singer at one of the lowest points in her career.

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The video ends with the revelation of the cover art for her upcoming EP, titled ‘Becoming Adomaa – Adomaa is seen in a contemplative stance in an obviously neglected room overgrown with plants and filled with objects of significance to her music career.

Before the release of the EP later this year, Adomaa is curating a one-of-a-kind experience for audiences to mark her musical comeback. Starting in July and running till September, she will be hosting on multiple nights, screenings of a short film featuring music from the EP, as well as a documentary that takes a deep dive into events from her start in music, through her disappearance and now to her return.

In addition to these, she will be providing intimate performances of songs from the EP live each night, after which there will be interactive sessions with audiences. This series of events has been tagged ‘Becoming Adomaa: The Experience,’ and the nights promise to be incredibly special, enthralling and deeply engaging.

To get tickets for any of these nights, visit the following link to book yourself a date: https://efie.co/adomaa

Don’t miss out on what is going to be a truly magical experience with the talented artist that is Adomaa – you will not regret it!

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Late Osinachi’s husband Peter Nwachukwu charged with death sentence

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Late Osinachi’s husband Peter Nwachukwu charged with death sentence

News coming from Nigeria confirms that the Nigerian Federal Government has filed 23-count charges against Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late popular gospel singer, Osinachi, who died on April 8 this year after he allegedly assaulted her.

After the demise of the “Ekueme” singer, several reports came in that her husband is the cause of his death. A Series of testimonies also came from Peter’s children, Osinachi’s sisters, and parents which all proved that Peter was an abusive man.

He was therefore charged under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, by the Attorney-General of the Federation.

The defendant was charged with culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death by hanging.

Some of the testimonies accused Peter of beating and stomping her wife’s abdomen on several occasions.

The accusations were so serious that even his children confirmed that Peter Nwachukwu used to beat their mom when she was alive.

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“Bulldog attempted to have s3x with me” – Stephanie Benson reveals damning secrete

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“Bulldog attempted to have s3x with me” – Stephanie Benson reveals damning secrete

Bulldog attempted to have s3x with me: 51 year old UK-based Ghanaian singer Stephanie Benson has revealed a damning secrete between her and the artiste manager Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog on UTV’s United Showbiz.

Stephanie who was a guest on the show asked Bulldog why he only manages male artists, and the latter replied saying he can’t manage any female artiste as he will be tempted to sleep with them. Stephenie then followed up saying “Is that the reason why you wanted to have sex with me when you came to me sign the management contract?” One of the panelists asked how it happened and Stephanie explain that she invited Bulldog to her house so they could sign a contract to begin a managerial relationship.

But in the course of signing the contract, she saw that Bulldog was not focusing on the real business, it was then she realized that the artiste manager was hard in his pant and he started caressing her. Bulldog after realizing that she didn’t like what he was doing then stopped. This automatically canceled the contract they were about to sign. The other panelists on the show including Kwame A-Plus, and Arnold laughed over it as they know Bulldog’s stand very well when it comes to artiste manager – artiste relationships.

It is not any secret to those who follow entertainment reviews in Ghana that Bulldog is one person who always defends the argument on the tendencies of an artiste manager having an affair with a female artiste.

Many female artists in Ghana have boldly come out to reveal their ordeals with male managers who ask for sex before managing them. Sister Afia, Mzbel, and Eno Baroni are some of those artists who have said on several platforms the reality of male artiste managers’ sex demand before work.

 


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