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Author: Laura Legendary

Laura Legendary is a speaker, author, educator and entrepreneur specializing in disability awareness, accessibility, advocacy, and assistive technology. She is the owner of Elegant Insights Braille Creations, an online boutique featuring a distinctive collection of jewelry and accessories, all handcrafted, made in the USA, and embossed in Braille. As co-founder of the Fashionability Channel, Laura contributes fashion and style content that is accessible and inclusive. Check out her jewelry designs at http://www.elegantinsightsjewelry.com/.

Holiday 2019 last-minute gifts and stocking-stuffers

Posted in Gift Guides

Laura and Emily are together for the final time in 2019, chatting about last-minute gift picks and stocking fillers. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, make your list, check it twice, listen to our podcast for some great ideas, and get all your shopping done in the last few days before Hanukkah and Christmas! Thanks for listening! Happy holidays, everyone!

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Patti+Ricky offers gifts of fashion that are inclusive of everyone, and this holiday gift guide includes a gift for you!

Posted in Interviews

Sometimes, finding that perfect gift can be really frustrating. Especially when the person you’re shopping for has a disability. You want to get a great gift that is usable and appropriate, but you also want to give a gift that’s stylish, contemporary, functional and fashionable, yet doesn’t look institutional or utilitarian. Enter Patti+Ricky, an inclusive marketplace with apparel and accessories for everyone.

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Join Laura as she interviews Alexandra Herold, founder and CEO of www.pattiandricky.com as well as Maura Horton of MagnaReady, Lorraine Woodward of Lorraine’s Canes, and Laura Legendary, owner of Elegant Insights Braille Creations as the ladies chat about fashion for all. Stay tuned to get a discount code on your entire holiday order!

Get a glowing goddess just back from the beach look with a beautiful bronzer

Posted in Love The Skin You're In

Add warmth and color to your complexion with the magic of a bronzer. Whether you want to achieve a sunkissed glow, even out your skin tone, or get a faux tan, bronzing powders, liquids, and sticks can get you that just back from the beach look. Emily and Laura tell you everything you need to know about choosing shades for pale skin, the different bronzer formulas and how to apply them, and how you can use a bronzer in multiple ways to achieve gorgeous glowy goddess glam. Join us for this end-of-summer sendoff, and don’t forget to check out our other summer skin episodes from the season.
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Summer sun safety and your skin: The science of sunscreen

Posted in Skincare SOS

This information-packed episode is intended to impart all you need to know about protecting your skin. Summer temps may fluctuate, butt the damaging UV rays are omnipresent. Emily shares her expertise about skin care and SPF, while Laura asks questions with regard to myths and misconceptions you may have heard about sun safety. Make some extra time for this episode, and learn how to protect yourself from premature aging, sunburn, and most importantly, skin cancer.

Ingenious solutions for inclusive fashion on the Today Show

Posted in Changing Perceptions

Photo of Alexandra Connell seated at a table on which there are folded shirts, with a rack of clothing at her side, and a sign on the wall that says Patti and Ricky.

If you live in the US, you’ve probably heard of a little morning program called the Today Show, right? In today’s podcast, Laura interviews Alexandra Connell, founder of the inclusive department store, Patti + Ricky, as she makes her national television debut on the Today Show to talk about her amazing product line. Please join us, then tune in to the Today Show on Thursday, May 9th, and watch Alex bring adaptive clothing to a national audience. Then, shop ’til you drop at PattiandRicky.com!

Zappos Adaptive and Runway of Dreams present a groundbreaking inclusive fashion show

Posted in Changing Perceptions

Laura interviews Dana from Zappos Adaptive who shares details about an exciting live and livestream fashion show that is inclusive of everyone. If you can attend in person, here are the details:
WHERE: Symphony Park at the Smith Center Las Vegas
361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 5:00PM – 7:30PM
Doors Open | 5:00PM
Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres| 5:00PM
Program & Runway Show | 6:00PM
HOW: Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
· General Admission ($100) includes reserved seating, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.
· VIP Tickets ($250) include VIP seating, a private bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a swag bag.

To attend the livestream, go to:

https://zappos.com/adaptive/fashionshow/ – be sure to follow on Twitter at @ZapposAdaptive and @RunwayofDreams1.

Life is beautiful in Living Coral

Posted in Color You Beautiful

You’ll love life in Living Coral, the 2019 Pantone color of the year. Laura shares the details of this color range, and how to wear it. You’ll see it all spring and summer, so get ready! It’s super flattering for most skin tones, and it’s so pretty. Please join us for this colorful episode!
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Get your glitter on with our guide to a sparkling party look

Posted in Special Posts, and Tricks of the Trade

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, Laura and Emily join forces to share their top picks for a great party look. When it comes to ringing in the new year, what better way to sparkle as the ball drops than to glitter, glitter, glitter! Check out Emily’s product recommendations and Laura’s tips on how to wear glitter makeup in our final show of 2018! Happy New Year!

What are you wearing? Laura and Marana chat style plus comfort

Posted in What Are You Wearing

You want to look professional, yet feel comfortable in a situation that’s a bit…complicated. Laura and Marana had a tight schedule to plan for, as we worked in an exhibit hall booth, did some networking, had a bit of social time, and had to travel…all in one day. We did find time, though, to chat about our style choices, as you will hear in this episode of “What Are You Wearing?” It’s our final summer post as we head into the fall season. Hope you all had a fabulous summer!

All That Glitters in the purple color spectrum

Posted in All That Glitters, and Audio

As you may already know, ultraviolet is the color of the year, and it also happens to be Laura’s favorite color. In this episode, she combines her love of jewelry and her favorite purple gemstone shades for you to consider when putting your look together. Not a purple person? You can still wear it as an accent, and jewelry allows you to adopt a trend in a way that can be subtle and sophisticated. Thanks for listening, and sparkle on!

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