Name: Alana O’Burns
Hometown: Born in Palo Alto and grew up in Willow Glen & Sunnyvale
School: Foothill College, Sociology Major
Agency: Scout Models
How often do you have shoots or projects in a month? Couple in a week. Made friends with photographers and collaborate with them often.
Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie
Favorite Music: Whatever fits my mood; whatever touches my soul.
Favorite Film: Les intouchables
What do you enjoy most about modeling? Combination of things. I feel like I’ve met a lot of super creative fun people and that’s been a highlight. It’s really cool to hear what their vision is for an artistic collaboration, and then try to bring it to life on photo.
How would you describe your personal style? Beachy casual
What do you think is the most pressing current social issue? One of the most pressing social issues is education. I don’t think it is made affordable enough for people, and that is a problem. Higher education, definitely.
Guilty pleasure? Chocolate! I’m a self-diagnosed chocolaholic. My favorite is dark chocolate of good quality. I just ate a bar of xoxo.
What other hobbies do you enjoy? I’m involved in theatre; really like acting, singing, Youtube Channel, love to bake and healthify desserts. I like to be out in nature, hikes, biking, long boarding.
What are some of the best fashion events that you’ve modeled for or attended? Fashion Show for CCA: haven’t done much of it, but you kind of get an adrenaline rush when on the runway.
Favorite article of clothing? My brother’s sweaters; I sometimes steal my brother’s clothes.
Place you want to visit? France is definitely on my to-do list. Ireland as well, as my father is Irish.
What are you currently obsessed with? Lately, I really like listening to the acoustic version of songs.
What is your “guiding philosophy” for life? To always try to look for the good in people. I feel like everyone has a story, and try to remember that before you’re too quick to judge people.
Take festival style from desert to downtown this summer accenting your wardrobe with some boho-chic details. Distressed denim is a big do this season. Stonewashed, gently ripped, or fringed make your distressed denim your statement piece, pairing it with a simple tank and minimal layered baubles. If you want a little more seasonal flair, add a fun hat. For a more streamlined look, the effortless maxi dress is very in trend. Keep the look simple and modern, accessorizing with edgy leather pieces like high strappy heels.
Bag: Lyonhart Bag Co.
Hat: Seven Seas
Tank: Project Social Tee
Necklaces: Haejco and Candid Art
Shorts/Flannel/Boots: Pre-loved, sourced locally by Tammy Liu
Bag: Future Glory
Dress/Shoes: Pre-loved, sourced locally by Tammy Liu
*Shop all curated brands and pre-loved goods at Redemption
Photography: Paul Ferradas
Hair: Sara Mitchell
MUA: Zenia Marie
Editorial Assistant: Meileena Bautista