Saturday, July 28, 2012

A runway isn't just for tall giraffes

A runway isn't just for lean, tall giraffes to walk down wearing the latest frocks, there's another type of runway: it's for long jumpers. :)

~I. Jade

Friday, July 27, 2012

What's on their fast feet?

Oh yes, I'm into shoes, you know, of course heels, but being pregnant I've been wearing 2 inch sandals which to me is like flats. When watching the Olympics Opening Ceremony tonight and the Olympic games and track races, especially the track races (400 dash!) I'm paying attention to the shoes! I used to wear very colorful shoes when I ran (yes, gotta plug my new book, and in "Careful," and Estella used to run the 400 dash in hot pink racing flats. :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hooray! Today is the official pub date for my YA novel Careful

It might be rainy in NYC but it's not going to ruin my sunshine! Today is the official pub date for my YA novel Careful, the first book of the Careful, Quiet, Invisible series. I'm so happy to share this book wih you. I put so much heart into it and I hope you laugh, cry and smile while reading it. It's available on Amazon and BN.com and for the Nook and Kindle as an ebook--you can check it out here and on my website www.isobelladreams.com.

If you'd like a personalized/signed copy just contact me through my website and we'll work it out.

Today tune-in for my live podcast reading segment at 12 PM EST (or catch the archive anytime) at www.blogtalkadio.com/isobellajade On the podcast today I'll be reading from the book and chatting about writing 'the fight scene' and 'funeral scene.'

Throughout the book there are messages from Estella about being "Careful" with yourself and others based on the things she has learned from her living friends and family, one of my favorites: "Careful, don't be careless." I hope you enjoy my latest book, details on an upcoming book signing in NYC are coming soon!

~Isobella

Learn more about the series and exclusive promotions on my website here www.isobelladreams.com
Careful is available on Amazon here and Barnes and Noble here, look for the ebook for the Nook, Kindle and in the iBookstore too!



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Check out Seventeen.com's book review of Careful




Hey Girls!

Whoo hoo, check out the book review of Careful on Seventeen.com

http://www.seventeen.com/entertainment/reviews/book-review-careful-isobella-jade



Tomorrow Careful's book launch podcast reading and chat!


YAY! YAY! A BLAST OF SUNSHINE! The day has come! Tomorrow I'm hosting a podcast reading and chat for the book release of Careful! On the podcast I'll chat about the elements of friendship, forgiveness, revenge and bullying that show up throughout the book.

Tune in here for the live segment or catch the archive anytime: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/isobellajade/2012/07/26/new-ya-novel-careful-book-launch-reading-and-chat 

7/26/2012

12 PM EST

Check out the book trailer for Careful: http://www.isobelladreams.com/TheCarefulQuietInvisibleSeries

Careful is available in paperback on Amazon and BN.com and as an ebook for the Nook, Kindle and iBookstore, if you'd like a signed copy contact me through my website www.isobelladreams.com

Careful is a heartfelt and sentimental read that circles around friendship, family, forgiveness, revenge, bullying, loss and love.
~Isobella

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yay, the ebook is here, Careful is available for your Kindle or Kindle app

YAY, Guess what! The ebook is here! You can get "Careful" on your Kindle or Kindle app right now! Just $2.99

Get Careful as ebook on Amazon.com here.

Careful, each day is precious

Isobella

Monday, July 23, 2012

Careful book contest! Win a signed copy!

In my new book Careful, Estella's charm necklace comes up often and her friend Jett has a charm bracelet, Estella also has a lady bug car charm that is missing after 'the crash.' Do you have a special charm necklace or charm bracelet? Send me a picture of it and a few sentences about what the charm means to you and you could win a sign copy of my book Careful! Submit by emailing me at petitepride@yahoo.com   Deadline Thursday July 26th!
 



You can pre-order a print copy of the book here and stay tuned for more exclusive book promotions for the Careful, Quiet, Invisible series!

Coming soon as an ebook too!


~Isobella

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Yeah, Jay Leno and I need to chat about texting and driving

Jay we seriously need to talk about this and you need to read my book Careful, texting and driving its a big no no, steering with your knees another no no. ~Isobella

The time has come! You can pre-order my new book Careful



Hey Girls! Guess what, you can pre-order Careful, the first book of the Careful, Quiet, Invisible series here and also on BN.com! It's almost here!

On Amazon.com

On BN.com

Stay tuned for more news on this weeks special contest and another podcast reading coming up.

If you'd like a signed copy of Careful contact me through my website. www.isobelladreams.com





Monday, July 16, 2012

My interview this morning on Bridge Street News Channel 9 WSYR

Hey, I'm up visiting my family and my homtown in the Syracuse area.

Here's my interview from this morning, talking about my new book Careful (due July 26) on News Channel 9 WSYR with the Bridge Street hosts Chris Brandolino and Kaylea Nixon, check out the video here: http://www.9wsyr.com/content/Bridge_Street/story/Careful/Qh5hJZU9wkmDYswcam71fg.cspx

Or watch here (turn down my podcast on rightside to hear better)
~Isobella

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tomorrow, listen to a podcast reading of my new book Careful



Tomorrow I'll be hosting a podcast reading from my new YA book Careful!  

Thursday!
7/12/12

12:00 PM EST

Tune in here:


The podcast scoop:

Isobella Jade reads from her new YA book Careful, due July 26, 2012. Careful is about the spirit of a sixteen year old girl who dies in a texting and driving crash and Jade calls the book "a Lovely Bones meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, deeply sentimental but with a bit of edge." Careful is the first book of the Careful, Quiet, Invisible series. Watch the book trailer here: http://www.isobelladreams.com/TheCarefulQuietInvisibleSeries.html

Jade is a model, author and publisher based in New York City. Jade first gained buzz for how she wrote her first book Almost 5'4" at the Apple retail store in SoHo when she did not have a computer at the time.

Her memoir Almost 5'4" is about her journey as a shorter-than-average model in New York City and her graphic novel Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior shares her experiences as a model in an illustrated format with illustrations by Jazmin Ruotolo. Inspired by her blog readers, in Jade's collection of on the job experiences featured in Short Stuff: on the job with an x-small model she includes tips and advice for shorter aspiring models.

Jade and her books have been featured in media outlets such as The New York Post, The New York Times, Advertising Age, Allure.com, Glamour.com, Page Six, Galleycat/MediaBistro.com, The Los Angeles Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many others around the globe.


Listen to the podcast reading of Careful here, or check out the archive anytime or on iTunes after the show:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/isobellajade/2012/07/12/author-isobella-jade-reads-from-her-new-ya-novel-careful


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I think all models should carry journals and other thoughts on crafting goals and ideas

All models should carry journals, not just for our schedules and castings but to stay aware of the inner-self. We might not be tall giraffes but we are striving in a business based on appearance, even in print modeling it's about looking the part, and it can take a beating on our souls. I have journals saved from my earlier modeling days based on what I was going through, what I was experiencing, and my journal really helped me vent. (When I wrote my modeling memoir Almost 5'4" , I went to my journals and found material for the book, went back in my memories and in my mind re-lived those not so glamorous moments. I also carried mini calendar books to keep myself organized...sort of.) Also a journal kept me focused, when I wrote down a goal, it was there, written in ink and I wanted to attain to it more seriously. Goal setting is so important when you are striving, having a plan keeps you ambitious. I wrote about what I was doing, what I wanted to do, what I was worried about not doing, what I had done already. It helped me stay positive to write and get it out. Maybe you have another outlet, but for me a journal helped me through. Not just through tough times but when I was crafting ideas for my plans. I still write in a journal. I use it as a sounding board, to express and also as a palette for my ideas and concepts that relate to my books and projects. I can't keep my ideas all in my mind, it gets cluttered quickly and overwhleming. So I write it down. I get my ideas out. For creative souls and go-getters, so how do you craft your ideas? I mean, do you just think about it and think about it, or do you write it down, make a list or take notes, scrap book it. Usually I write my ideas down for books and projects with a pen in my journal and then when I've crafted them I go to the computer and expand on it more. Ideas happen all the time so I fill up journals pretty fast and use my highlighter for certain notes I want to refer to later. I do think of my journals as the behind the scenes of my writing and planning, a look into how I think, how my ideas are formed. Also it's really messy and while I jot down ideas it looks like a sprouting tree, kind of like idea branches all over the place. Do you type your notes into your iPhone? ~Isobella

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer ebook special for my modeling memoir Almost 5'4"



Summer special ebook price cut because reading is sexy:

Until my birthday September 3rd, my modeling memoir Almost 5'4" ebook will be $2.99 for the Kindle, Nook and iBookstore.

The book is about my early modeling years, the highs and lows, the mistakes, the progess and achievement.

Read more about the book here. And a free excerpt.

Almost 5'4" ebook on Amazon.com

I love reading on my iPhone with my Kindle, Nook and iBookstore apps!

~Isobella

P.s: if you're a striving shorter model you will find useful my other book Short Stuff, which has tips and advice for shorter models inside. The book was inspired by my blog readers. :)

Isobella Jade Quote: Striving and reaching a goal



You can do it! When something is tough or a challenge, frustrating or bringing you down, don't let the doubt win. Listen to your inner voice and focus on the steps, one by one, and the journey, day by day, remind yourself of what you're thankful for and be proud of yourself for all you've accomplished so far. Striving and reaching your goal means believing in yourself and giving yourself that chance. ~IJ


Friday, July 6, 2012

The best thing you can do for yourself is to have an interest in something, have a passion for something, and to know your skills.

Woke up thinking: The best thing you can do for yourself is to have an interest in something, have a passion for something, and to know your skills. This can help set up your path for life and keep you positive in tough times and inspire you. I find it sad when kids get out of high school and don’t know themselves, what their good at, or their skills. It’s such an important thing to know for yours...elf and what interests you. It’s your life and each day is yours. You don’t have to know the moment you graduate what you want to do for the rest of your life, but at least it’s good to know what your interests are, what are your skills. When I got out of high school I didn’t have the best grades but I was a competitive track runner, and I knew what classes in school I excelled at and from a young age I was into art and writing so that led me toward finding colleges with art/advertising and running programs. Then, through modeling and my writing my first book I learned about being a self-marketer. As I continue to write and publishing books I could think that I’m doing something totally different than what I thought my skills were, but writing involves creativity, creating a book cover and book trailer involves an artistic side and marketing it all takes the will to research and be a self-promoter. Writing, art, marketing all entwine here.

I’m also really big on having a passion and hobby, a passion beyond staring at ridiculous pointless TV shows. Everyone needs something that makes them feel alive, an interest that fulfills their purpose and allows them to use a part of themselves that can get easily lost among the day to day routine of survival. I believe in never being bored and always being up for learning and discovering. When you allow your mind to absorb the fun in discovery and you’ll see there’s so much to do and see in this world and enjoy, so embrace those thoughts and wonders that makes you think. ~IJ

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Book contest! Did you wear white to your prom like Estella did?

Hey Girls,

The first book, Careful, of my new YA novel series Careful, Quiet Invisible launches soon, on July 26, 2012!

But before Careful is available on Amazon and BN.com, etc., I'm holding a few special contests to win a signed copy of the book.

The first contest starts today!

In Careful, Estella dies in a texting and driving crash, but before the crash she goes prom dress shopping with her best friends and picks out a white prom gown, and she loves the one shoulder strap design of the dress and the line of silver beaded daisies on it too.

Did you wear a white dress to your prom?

The first girl to send me a jpeg of themselves wearing a white prom dress wins the signed book!

Typically I'd like the winner to be a girl from this years 2012 prom.

Submit your first name, and a low res jpg of yourself in your prom dress to petitepride@yahoo.com

Check out Estella's dress in the book trailer for Careful (to hear better click here and watch the trailer on Youtube, or turn off the sound on my podcast to the right of the blog).



Next, I'll be sharing the adventure of finding Estella's white prom dress and my hunt for the perfect dress in NYC.


Cheers to life long love,

~Isobella

Hello 28.5 weeks! My baby bump at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Hey Girls,

This is a shot from the dressing room yesterday at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and caught some great fourth of July sales, like this French Connection dress I can wear now and after the baby bump. :) 

Being petite it can be tricky to find maternity clothing, you're bigger than your normal self but you're not big enough to fit in typical maternity clothing. I've found a few items at maternity stores but dresses, too long, jeans, too big, shirts, too long. For your upper body your normal size shirts might still work out if they have a bit of length and fit over your belly. Or going up a size for dresses and shirts can work out well for a petite pregnant lady.

Focus on the material of the clothing: stretchy materials that show your shape but aren't too tight work nicely. Dresses you already own that have a stretch can still fit when your pregnant, also knits can stretch.

You'll prob have to fork out the cash for maternity pants/jeans, and shorts if you're pregnant in the summer though.

I've been wearing a lot of dresses, many I've already owned that can spare some extra room for my belly. We'll see how month 7,8,9 go. Hello 28.5 weeks!


~Isobella


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

I don't love everything about our American history to be honest, some of it disturbs me, but I do like that you can start with very little and how far you go is limitless with passion and courage. It's interesting to learn about American inventions and the history of how and when things we use today were made, like "Willis Carrier invented and manufactured the world's first mechanical air conditioning unit in 1902." via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_inventions_(1890%E2%80%931945)

I hope you have a memorable 4th whether your relaxing or enjoying BBQ think about your own American journey and the places you've seen and been on our beautiful land. I want to see the sequoia national park one day :)

~Isobella

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Favorite little travel size: Tocca

Favorite little travel size: Tocca Crema da Corpo grapefruit cucumber so luscious check out others at http://www.tocca.com/store/catalog/tocca-beauty/bath-body/moisturizers

My husband brought this back from a biz trip in Toronto and I already love Tocca, but I LOVE mini Tocca, perfect size to throw in my handbag.

~Isobella

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Favorite Little Thing: Bedtime story Dr. Seuss in Utero book


Too bad Italy lost against Spain but at least they had a lot of fight in them. We got these Dr.Seuss books today in Little Italy at www.lovepiccolini.com  and we're going to read one tonight, and they are mini, perfect size to carry around in my bag but for now we can read them to the baby, it's never too early to read to your little one.
 
~Isobella