It seems that we love dungarees!

This is my contribution to #andyshomecatwalk. The brief for this week is #whereverilaymyhat. So where’s my hat eh?⁣

Well I’ve twisted the brief somewhat in a Paul Young 80s stylee and added the ’that’s my home!’ bit at the end! So the above are photos of me in my natural habitat – my home, my denim and my big thick socks!

To be fair, the photos are not as important as the homelessness message that @rebeccaweefsmith and @dappasnapper are trying to raise over the next few weeks along with their #wearingwellbeing message to help our mental health during lockdown. As I’ve said before, the last year has definitely been a reminder of how lucky I am to have a beautiful roof over my head and a garden to tend. I’m aware that we are all just a couple of events away from losing our home, so I’ll hand you over to Rebecca for all the info…⁣

I am just one little person but this Instagram community we have built is bigger, louder and bolder. You lot are amazing. Your support makes my world feel brighter. With you around I am hopeful. ⁣
Caring about how you look, clothes, fashion, style is often classed as shallow and self- obsessed. My experience of fashion friends is the opposite. But then I am very lucky. ⁣

Yes we can help ourselves to feel better about all the shit that’s going on by getting dressed in clothes we love BUT we can also show that in doing so we care about others. ⁣

One unexpected outcome that I love about #Andyshomecatwalk is seeing the connections that evolve and branch out: people who are sharing posts and content that I’ve never met but who are willing to make an effort to spread Andy @dappasnapper story and raise awareness and funds for @sheltercharity. I wouldn’t get quite so far if I stood on a street corner with my boards but with all your help on Instagram I think we can make a splash with this campaign, what do you think? ⁣

Check out Rebecca’s profile for more info on how to join in and how to donate.⁣

Oh so proud…

Client: University of Hull Business School
Photographer: Nick Eagle
PR company: Jaywing PR
Make up artist: Leanne Shaw (the best eye shadow blender in the west!)
Agency: DK Models

The brief for this job was to look proud and oh so quietly confident of the achievements I have made.

This was a striking campaign consisting of six different models photographed individually against a colourful background. Photographer, Nick is a brilliant portrait photographer (ssshhhh, I didn’t know this before I met him for this job! I’ve since cyber stalked his gallery and thought it was amazing.) so he was obviously the perfect man for the job.

The images have been used across a range of promotional materials and online.

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Hi, I’m Katie Isles :)

 


So a couple of weeks ago I popped off to London on one of my, now weekly, jaunts to meet Andy from Pout Clips and record a little promo vid. The thing is, often your photos don’t look exactly like you on a normal day but this video is just that! Me and just my own make-up, a blank space and a camera.

Luckily Andy has loads of photographic and video experience and turned my silly moments  into this little clip.

For someone who has never done an all-about-me video before, it was a little cringey to watch at first but after some brutally honest mates allowed it to be shown in public, it’s now there for the world to see.

So, clients, what you see here is what you get!
(Although feel free to tell me to rein in the mad dancing!) 😉

 

Casting today!

Hello everyone!

Today I was lucky enough to be invited to cast for a TV commercial for a well known online fashion retailer. I was super chuffed as this is rather exciting for quite a newbie model.

It was also great timing as over the weekend I went to London to attend a casting workshop with two of the capital’s top casting directors, Tree Petts and Lou Clouter. The workshop was brilliant, reassuring and informative. I received some great feedback so I was eager to try out my skills asap!

So I drove for nearly two hours,
found studio √
arrived early √
had hair band on wrist √
natural make-up √
dressed as per the brief √
held a power pose for two minutes à la Amy Cuddy – no! (couldn’t find anywhere private to look silly – haha!)
and went in!

I was in the casting for approximately 7 minutes and then I drove the nearly two hours home. Thinking most of the time about what I shoulda, coulda done! How I would ‘do better next time,’ ‘think of it as a learning experience’ and the loudest voice of all ‘what an idiot! You can do so much better than that.’ 😦

We’ve all been there. Any fun tips to stop beating myself up greatly appreciated.

I resorted to Snapchat and gave myself some extra starry sparkle and some alien eyes!!

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So here’s to the next casting!!

Love, Katie xx

Scotts of Stow

Client: Scotts of Stow
Photography: Loop Photography
Agency: PHA

Back in November I was invited to shoot for Scotts of Stow’s summer catalogue. While the shoot took place on a cold and rainy autumn day, in a very cold studio, I was modelling a foldaway bike in my bright, summer clothes. They had hoped that it could be an outside shoot but the weather gods were against us…big time! So instead I had to balance on a stationary bike. Good job I love pilates and could engage that core!!

Unfortunately I will always remember that first shoot, not so much for laughing and balancing on the bike, but more for driving home and finding out that my mom had cancer. That two hour drive home in the pouring rain (and tears) was the longest of my life. 😦 Luckily, by the time the catalogue was published, things were looking a little more positive for my her!

The Loop team are a fabulous bunch of lovely people to work with and I’ve since been back several times to work on the autumn 2016 catalogue, modelling everything from leaf blowers to filing cabinets. And pillows. I love modelling pillows by the way, if anyone else wants an *experienced* pillow model! The weather has also improved since that first job too as you can see in one of the photos below. (Most work shots are still to go live but there are a couple of behind the scenes images!)

Thanks so much to everyone involved xx

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Behind the scenes in a cosy jumper

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That bike photo! 🙂

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Such a tough job, but someone has to do it!

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A beautiful location to blow autumn leaves on a spring day

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Back on the catwalk

Client: Incorporate Wear & Jeff Banks
Location: Luton
Hair & make-up: High Definition
Fellow models: Emma Cargill, Abbey Saunders, Leanne Street, Lee White, Luke Boyden & Manveer Sohal
Agency: Alan Sharman

I really loved this day.
1. Because I luuuurve the catwalk!
2. Because I got to spend the day with a great group of models and now want to be Emma’s new auntie.
3. I got to meet Jeff Banks. Those of you old enough to remember The Clothes Show on BBC1 on Sunday afternoons will understand 😉

Can’t wait to get back on the catwalk again! Give me a shout if you’re looking for a model for your show.

Pics of the actual show are not available but here are a couple of behind the scenes images of the lovely bunch! Oh and no, I’m not trying to pick pocket the dapper Mr Banks!!

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