The model has teamed up with French fashion house Faith Connexion for a line, which was launched at a party in New York City this week. It is the label’s first cruise collection and Isabeli thought hard about what she wanted from the range.
“I love rock ‘n’ roll style, but cool, not too punk. So, I mixed a little of my style with Sophia Loren and the result is a collection of subtle, sensual pieces in beachy colors,” she told style.com.
“It’s summer, so it can’t be too much rock ‘n’ roll, but I still had to put some leather in there.”
Isabeli has a long relationship with Faith Connexion, having served as its muse for many years.
The 28-year-old model spoke about why she’s focusing on design at the moment, joking that she has started to worry about her age.
“I feel like a grandmother of the models right now because they are all so young,” she laughed. “I am not that young anymore and I have two kids, and I want to spread my wings and try something new.”
The star recently announced her engagement to Rohan Marley, the son of late Reggae legend Bob Marley.
The pair began dating in October 2011 and Isabeli explained they are already making plans to work together.
“I have designed for the Brazilian label C&A before. I also did a kids’ collection in Brazil because there aren’t enough cool clothes for kids (I don’t like cutesy stuff), and my fiancé has a charity and he wants me to be an ambassador for that — I am doing T-shirts to help the charity and a sexy little bikini line,” she said.
The star added she has already organised her wedding dress, despite only announcing her engagement last month. Dolce & Gabbana will create it and it will be “inspired by Sophia Loren”.