Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Models being more than a pretty face



It's extremely important to be more than a pretty face even in this world obsessed with beauty, youth and perfection. Sure, models get told what to do a lot, you're sort of a rag doll in this industry, it's all about the client and the look for the campaign, editorial, project, but I think being easy to work with is key, communicating well with the photographer, going with the flow—and that's all a personality thing. I've been at shoots where the atmosphere was stressed and I could tell my presence and upbeat persona was what kept the energy at the shoot going. A model's job isn't just to hold a pose while wearing beautiful clothes and flaunting gorgeous makeup, it's to use her own creative energy, perceptive mind and skills of expression to help create the story around the product. Without personality you have a pretty model without life in her eyes, which isn't really pretty at all.


Check out my new graphic novel series Model Life Takes Fashion Week on the Comics Plus app.
Download the app and search for Gamine Press and find the series.
The Comics Plus app
 
The series involves how beauty can be deceiving and how unglamorous the modeling world can actually be, while revealing a moment-in-time with models, fashion editors, modeling agents, and photographers from around the globe and each of their missions to survive in the industry or get rid of the evil.
 
It's sort of Kill Bill Meets the Modeling World.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New graphic novel series launch: Model Life Takes Fashion Week


It's Here! Download the Comic Plus app and checkout the new graphic novel Model Life Takes Fashion Week. A great pocket fashion accessory! 

Available for Android and iOS: 
http://digital.comicsplusapp.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comics-plus/id323397665?mt=8

After downloading the app search Gamine Press under Publishers to find the series and check out the other awesome graphic novels too.

And be sure to friend and follow the work the fab illustrator: Jazmin 'Jaz Kitty' Ruotolo




With a Kill Bill meets the Fashion World vibe, the Model Life on-going series shares a moment in time with fashion’s elite all around the globe and reveals the glamour and darkness that occurs when perfection and beauty encounter revenge, tragedy and betrayal. Fashion illustration meets the graphic novel world with Jazmin Ruotolo’s expressive and dramatic style and author-model Isobella Jade brings years of experience in the modeling industry to the page with some added chaos and weapons.

 

#1 MODEL LIFE TAKES FASHION WEEK


It's New York Fashion Week and fashion model ISO's debut. She has risen from the ditches and darkness of the industry to become the "little Heron." It's her model moment, despite her recent involvement in the mega court case against a malicious magazine editor.
All promises to be glamorous until her tragic runway fall that tumbles into a streak of painful surprises. ISO walks the catwalk by day and by night goes undercover in disguise, led by the cries of the model newbies who ISO feels obligated to protect. Just when she’s found that feeling of empowerment again, pain strikes and she’s on a mission to find out who killed her best friend.
View preview pages here:
www.isobelladreams.com

 
 
 

 

Monday, October 28, 2013

New graphic novel on-going series: # Model Life Takes Fashion Week coming November 2013





MODEL LIFE TAKES FASHION WEEK!

Coming November 2013!
This new mobile on-going series shares a moment in time with fashion’s elite all around the globe and reveals the glamour and darkness that occurs when perfection and beauty encounter revenge, tragedy and betrayal. Fashion illustration meets the graphic novel world with Jazmin Ruotolo’s expressive and dramatic style and author-model Isobella Jade brings years of experience in the modeling industry to the page with some added chaos and weapons.
 
 
 
#1
 
It's New York Fashion Week and fashion model ISO's debut. She has risen from the ditches and darkness of the industry to become the "little Heron." It's her model moment, despite her recent involvement in the mega court case against a malicious magazine editor.
All promises to be glamorous until her tragic runway fall that tumbles into a streak of painful surprises. ISO walks the catwalk by day and by night goes undercover in disguise, led by the cries of the model newbies who ISO feels obligated to protect. Just when she’s found that feeling of empowerment again, pain strikes and she’s on a mission to find out who killed her best friend.
 
 
Will be available on iVerse's Comics Plus App.
 
 
 
 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Live in the moment, it passes quickly

Sorry haven't written in awhile, working on the second book of the Careful, Quiet, Invisible series and busy with being the greatest job in the world as a mother. Usually by 8 p.m I have some time to myself and all I want to do is eat, shower and sleep. But I have lots to share about the past months working in the baby modeling industry and also some tips from questions I've recieved from readers via email. I'll be back. Stay focused with your pursuits and believe in yourself, you are your best cheerleader, start your engines!

Isobella

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today Only! In Memory of Estella Book Promotion for My YA Novel Careful!


 
Today, February 12th, is the day Estella died.  
 
Careful, the first book of my YA series Careful, Quiet, Invisible is about the spirit of a promising teen track runner, Estella, who dies from a texting-related car crash.  Careful is a sentimental read,  and coupling the texting and driving element the story circles around loss, love, friendship, family, forgiveness, revenge and bullying. 
 
 
In honor of Estella's memory, just for today my USA readers can get a signed copy of Careful for $12 !
 
 
 
 
Get Careful today for the special promo price, price includes shipping for USA readers!
 




After purchasing send me your mailing address at petitepride@yahoo.com Thanks!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Phoenix Baby Club: Phoenix read We're Going on a Bear Hunt


 
Phoenix read We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury recently. There is a lot to appreciate in this book.  A father and his four kids and their dog are off on a bear hunt, traveling through long grass, a river, mud, a snowstorm and a forest and they are creating a memory together while enjoying the great outdoors. The words "We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful Day! We're not scared," are repeated throughout the book before approaching a new landmark during their adventure, such as "long, wavy grass" they have to "go through..." or  "A deep, cold river."

The illustrations by Helen Oxenbury are energetic (you can almost here the kids in the illustration yelling "YAY a forest!"), beautiful and look like watercolors and are vibrant. I love how when the characters are approaching the next obstacle to go through the illustration is black and white, like a charcoal illustration, then when you turn the page and the characters are Swishying through grass or Splashing through the river the illustrations are in color.

Enjoy this interview with Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury on creating the book.

The best part about this book is that YOU can go on a bear hunt with your child/babies or toddlers after reading this! Right in your own town or neighborhood you can go hunting for birds, wild life or the best walking stick!

Find this book on Amazon, BN.com and Indiebound.

Have fun making your storytimes an adventure!

~Isobella & Phoenix

Other great books Phoenix's has recently read and check out our Phoenix Baby Book Club Valentine's Day Picks to give to your lil Valentine :)


Phoenix read Pecos Bill by Stephen Kellogg
http://www.phoenixbabybookclub.blogspot.com/2013/01/phoenix-read-pecos-bill-by-steven.html

Phoenix recently read Wheels on the Bus by Paul Zelinsky.
http://www.phoenixbabybookclub.blogspot.com/2013/01/phoenix-read-wheels-on-bus-by-paul.html


Phoenix enjoys an artful afternoon at the MOMA this past week.
http://www.phoenixbabybookclub.blogspot.com/2013/01/an-artful-afternoon-at-moma.html


Phoenix read The Snowy Day
http://www.phoenixbabybookclub.blogspot.com/2013/01/phoenix-read-snowy-day-today.html

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Win a copy of Guess How Much I Love You and my YA novel Careful



To celebrate Valentine's Day we are holding a giveaway of the board book Guess How Much I Love You, this is a precious book to read to your baby and as you do stretch your arms like the characters, and reach to the moon, to express how much you love each other.

For this Valentine's Day giveaway I'm including a signed copy of my YA novel Careful, the first book of the Careful, Quiet, Invisible series.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Be sure to include your first name AFTER you hit submit! Read on!

Isobella & Phoenix

Giveaways are not pre-owned books, they are purchased by the Phoenix Baby Book Club for the giveaway.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Book Promo for my books Careful, Almost 5'4" and Short Stuff


 
Choose a book any book! I'm hosting a big holiday book promo for my USA reads for my books Careful, Almost 5'4" and Short Stuff, starts now and ends 1/3/13
 
$15.00 for a personalized/signed copy includes shipping in USA
 
(Please sure sure to send me an email through my website letting me know who to sign the book for.)
 
I'll be traveling over the holiday and orders made before the 14th willl most likely arrive before Christmas, those afterward will arrive right after the New Year starts.
 
The first 10 orders recieve a free writing journal, daily I use a journal to craft my writing projects and goals and it's an important creative tool for my work and I hope you enjoy it!
 
Choose a book here:

 


Read more about my books and the Careful, Quiet, Invisible book series on my website www.isobelladreams.com

Happy Holidays!
Isobella

Friday, November 30, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Baby Phoenix meets Victoria's Secret Angels at Herald Square store 2012


Happy-almost-two months!! Baby Phoenix got to meet Victoria's Secret models tonight at the Herald Square store! He made such a scene. He's such a ladies man already! :) The girls were cooing over him and Adriana Lima mentioned how she has a 2 month old baby and Lily Aldridge has a 5 month baby. They were so sweet! We will save this picture for Phoenix to share with his friends when he's a teenager, awww.

 
 
 
P.s: On the way the heel of my bootie broke! I ended up quickly going into Steve Madden right by Victoria's Secret and getting some cute booties which I think I can manage while pushing the stroller (I'll post them later as favorite little thing and my favorite VS picks for the holiday).