Isabel Adrian is a women whom worn a lot of different hats throughout the past years, from modeling to running a night club, starring reality TV shows, designing, styling, painting, writing, photographing and running companies. Although the list continues, Rebecca and Isabel’s podcast allowed the listeners to get to a uncensured glimpse of her and her life.
In 2014 Isabel released her first book, Sex Drugs & DJ, a love story inspired by real events but instead of glorifying the fame she chose to illustrate authentically. ”I wanted show that there is so much more to the story than they know” says Isabel. There are many resembling and parallels but Isabel explains that it was a way for her to write the novel relatable, yet emphasis that it is just a novel and not a biography.
Although she starred the TV show Swedish Hollywood Wife’s, Isabel is anything but an Hollywood wife. She only happens to live there but her life consist of being creative and create; whilist she’s had several successes in her life, she’s been through more than one can imagine and even had friend forcing her to choose between them and her husband, Steve Angello.
When she and and her friend Rebecca Stella teamed up to do a podcast it enabled them to tell their story in their own way, a way that was real, uncensured and unpolished. Growing up as a child in Gothenburg, Isabel was bullied from a young age. Her stories are remarkable and last year she shared a few pages from her diary that she wrote ate the age of thirteen to make an stand against bullying. nevertheless, its a powerful and heart touching segment.
”Doing that segment was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” says Isabel. But its her authentic and real personality that captures her listeners, her ability to stay true to herself and sharing her journey with the world is inspiring because it takes courage to share past events that is associated with pain and shame.
”I wish I had someone who spoke to me the way I spoke to Rebecca and listeners, it was hard to comprehend that people listened and that it had an impact on a persons life,” says Isabel while reflecting over her childhood. ”I’m never going to forget that one girl who approached me in Stockholm and thanked me for saving her life. I could never imagined that the podcast would be such an powerful tool,” she says with a smile.
Not only did she these stories but they also started a movement, a philosophy of living life. ”Kör bara kör” translates to just do it and the acronyms KBK is still being frequently used. Its about letting go of fear and living life to its fullest potential. Its about looking forward instead of backward to reach your goals and knowing that you’re good just as you are.
”Everyone needs hear that what they’re doing is good, even me, because it gives one the energy to keep on going. People might think that I’m living a fabulous life but what they don’t see the all work I’m putting in on a daily basis”, Isabel says. And she sure keeps going, Isabel juggles several projects both in Angeles as well in Sweden which makes one wonder where she gets her energy from.
”I get my inspiration from seeing others happy and to be able to accomplish things that haven’t been done before,” says Isabel. ”That I’ve managed to impact others with my story is wonderful, I just wish it would have been on my terms.”
Her past and upcoming projects have one thing in common and that is to show the audience the whole picture instead of bits and pieces. But instead of spoiling the fun and tell what she’s up to next, I’m eager to see see her finalizing and present them to the public.
On a personal note, the reason why I reached out to Isabel was because her stories has moved me and to me she’s an inspiration. She is as authentic in real life as you hear in the pod, a creative soul with a warm energy surrounding her. Who else offers you little drive in her children’s drivable mini-car while wearing a pink scarf a la Audrey Hepburn?