Petite Model Isobella Jade Publishes a Book that Proves You Don't Have to be a Giraffe to Model

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Petite model Isobella Jade publishes her third book, "Short Stuff: on the job with an x-small model." It’s a new collection of modeling stories featuring on-the-job experiences with Marshalls, Victoria's Secret, Macy's, Easy Spirit and others, despite being one of the tiniest models out there. It also has a part “modeling tips for short chicks,” which was inspired by her online following and readership of her advice blog http://www.Petitemodelingtips.com and by the listeners of her podcast radio show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/isobellajade.

Height isn't everything in the modeling world if you know how to market the other assets you've got. -Isobella Jade

You know her as one of the tiniest working models out there. You also know her as the author of the graphic novel Model Life, and as the author who wrote her memoir Almost 5'4" at the Apple Store.

Now, petite model Isobella Jade publishes her third book, Short Stuff: on the job with an x-small model. It’s a new collection of modeling stories from on-the-job experiences with Marshalls, Victoria's Secret, Macy's, Easy Spirit and other modeling jobs that took place after writing Almost 5'4".

It’s also part “modeling tips for short chicks,” which was inspired by her online following and readership of her advice blog Petitemodelingtips.com and by the listeners of her podcast radio show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/isobellajade. These include: Five Steps to get ahead as a Short Model, Six Differences between a Fashion Model and a Print Model, The Short Model Dictionary Basics, Four Photos Every Short Model Needs, Making Legs Look Longer and Posing as a Shorter Model, and other helpful tips for the height challenged, all based on what Isobella has learned from her experiences on the job.

Ms. Jade’s experiences are based on being self-made. She says about writing Short Stuff: on the job with an x-small model, “After sharing the grit and hustling as a model in Almost 5'4”, I wanted to share some of the accomplishing follow-up experiences of grabbing your bootstraps, believing in yourself and not giving up. Short Stuff isn’t about photo shoots with Vogue or Gucci, Dior, or Louis Vuitton, or walking the runway in Paris, but it’s a perspective that girls of all ages and sizes can relate to. And it’s about a short model making the most out of what she does have.”

Over the years Ms. Jade has been ahead of many trends in modeling and pop culture.

First, Isobella Jade self-published her memoir called Almost 5’4” in 2007 (Gamine Press) and soon after other models started to publish books as well, including Crystal Renn with Hungry and the forthcoming Treasure Yourself by Miranda Kerr and Modelland by Tyra Banks. Ms. Jade also published a graphic novel called Model Life (Soft Skull Press) in November 2009.

In addition, after Ms. Jade gained press coverage on how she wrote Almost 5’4” at the Apple Store other individuals started using it as a not-so-common media outlet. These include the "Apple Store Kid” who recorded over 70 videos at the Apple Store, and a couple even got married at an Apple Store on Valentine’s Day in 2010.

Another trend that Ms. Jade started was the homeless trend. The buzz Ms. Jade received starting in 2006 included how she gave up her apartment and went homeless during her modeling pursuits. Soon afterwards hype started coming out about other individuals who were homeless, including the homeless blogger Brianna Karp.

As another example, you can perhaps give partial credit to Ms. Jade’s fighting spirit for the short model in helping get a “short model cycle” on AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. ANTM’s cycle 13 premiered in 2009.

Whether in front of the camera or talking about it, Isobella Jade’s real message is always based on putting the best of you forward, and not being afraid to create yourself.

The stories in "Short Stuff: on the job with an x-small model" prove that height isn't everything in the modeling world if you know how to market the other assets you've got. The book is available on Amazon.com and BN.com.

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