Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Moms don't give up your beauty routine


A fellow Mom asked me today in our awesome music class, "How do you always look so put together with blush and all?" I told her, while Phoenix plays in the morning I run around back and forth getting dressed in about 10 minutes, because we don't leave until I'm ready for the day... And we gotta get out of the apartment and get busy! I believe you can still keep your mascara and be a Mom, I'm not giving up stuff like cute jeans, my jewelry, my long hair, my beauty routine, it just means learning to be quicker about it and sticking to the basics that work. Good foundation or powder, GOOD liner and Mascara, a stay-on lip gloss, and if there is time, a dash of blush. I usually put on earrings in the elevator if Phoenix is in a good mood I do my makeup once a day, maybe touch up if I'm awake enough to go out for dinner or meet the girls. Another thing, you gotta pick and choose, to have your face means you might not get to brush your hair, to have great hair means you might leave the house without earrings or eyelashes curled.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Remembering China in prep for new graphic novel vingette


Been having fun looking through pics from our visit to China in 2011 before Phoenix was born, preparing and getting inspired for Model Life Takes Shanghai! Pics to come!

Monday, January 6, 2014

You're too short to get support


So the Model Alliance has been getting great buzz and I like what they are after, but their service doesn't help the shorter models out there or the print models of any size. Maybe in the future? A model is not just a tall giraffe fashion model, in fact the biggest area of the modeling industry is PRINT! Not FASHION. FASHION makes up a very small percent of the models we see daily in print ads. From babies to grandma models, the support the Model Alliance should offer should be for all. Not just with a narrow eye for the tall-chicks-only. Why ONLY fashion models can join? Why not commercial print models working w print agency in NYC too? @ModelAllianceNY This article in The New York Times caught my eye on The Model Alliances Services, but it made me roll my eyes when I went to the website and had to be a fashion model with a fashion agency to join? I like their efforts for trying for the tall chicks, cool, that's nice...but that isn't the WHOLE spectrum of the industry and I hope to see their doors open for working models of all types in the near future. IJ

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Modeling 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 Digital 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, November 11, 2013

MODEL LIFE SERIES LAUNCH! PREVIEW PAGES OF MODEL LIFE TAKES FASHION WEEK!


A BRAND NEW DIGITAL SERIES! READ ON YOUR PHONE OR TABLET!






Download the Comics Plus app and search under Gamine Press for the series Model Life! Check out Comics Plus's awesome other graphic novels too! Will be sharing my favorites soon.

More details: www.isobelladreams.com
 

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Graphic Novel on-going series: # 1 Model Life Takes Fashion Week Coming in 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.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Special Fashion Week Modeling Memoir Price!

To my USA readers, even though I'm a lot shorter than most fashion models, height isn't everything and during Fashion Week the 5th-12th you can get a personalized/signed copy of my modeling memoir Almost 5'4" for just $15, includes shipping.  Please reach out through here for more details: http://www.isobelladreams.com/EmailForm.html



 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hold that pose, giggling while holding a smiling pose is a good idea

On Good Morning America this morning beautiful Christie Brinkley and her daughter talked about a photo-shoot they did together, her daughter said it was embarrassing how her mother would "do this laughing thing" while shooting, but I do thi...s too actually, hehe, and it's actually a really good tip for aspiring models and for anyone who wants to look good in photos; Laughing while smiling, or making a laughing-like expression/sound is a great way to keep your natural smile when holding the pose. :) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/sailor-brinkley-cook-christie_n_3567803.html

Monday, August 5, 2013

The beauty of today

Focus on what really matters, the things that touch your soul, the things that you'd miss if you weren't here, the things that make you feel alive. Let go of the pressure to be, to keep up, to prove, unless you are pushing yourself toward a goal that involves sharing your goodness inside and giving out to the world your abilities, kindness and compassion.  Find the beauty in today, there's a lot there to notice. ~ij