Name: Alana Parsons
Occupation(s): Web developer/graphic designer by day, photographer, animator, blogger at Dream, Create by night.
Who is your role model: My Parents and grandma, I have very big shoes to fill in this world!
What do you like most about your job: I love creating meaningful, beautiful, useful products, and I love doing something different every day!
Daily ritual: Chai tea, everyday!
The most rewarding part of my job is: Hearing that I’ve touched, effected or inspired someone.
What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? Hard work. Nothing I have has fallen in my lap, nothing happened by accident. Hard work will get you everywhere!
Memorable celebrity encounter/interview: I ran into Robert DeNiro at Starbucks, but I played it cool! I also walked by Scary Spice, but she literally scared me so I played it cool again.
Favourite quote: “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” - Albert Camus
Describe your personal style: Desert island dapper! I sort of dress as if I live in Blue Lagoon and the clothes available are either wispy, lacey, and soft like the girl mixed with structured and menswear inspired like the boy (pre-loin cloth!)
Dream vacation spot? India.
What is your favourite thing to take pictures of? Movement. In all its beauty.
What has been your favourite event to attend? Any event that involves a fun sport, live music, and the option to escape when you need a break! I went to an event at Universal Studios where we could run around the park, eat different foods, and Maroon 5 played! That was pretty great!
Favourite Restaurant: Red O in Los Angeles, Cafe Gitane in New York, And Pagliacci’s in Victoria, B.C.
Photographs provided by Alana Parsons
What is your biggest indulgence? Wasting time! Time is the greatest luxury, so wasting it seems pretty indulgent!
If there was more time in the day you would: Create more!
Favourite social network: Twitter, instagram and Bloglovin.
Favourite Blog: Fashion Toast
Where do you go for good ideas? Old movies, photos, and fashion shows, talking to interesting people, and keeping my eyes open to the things most people take for granted.
Last song you downloaded: Days are Forgotten by Kasabian
What is the most challenging thing you have ever done? Pursuing the career I want, which can be difficult and terrifying because failure is so much harder when it’s something you are passionate about.
What are you obsessed with right now? Green goodness juice, Nike Training App, Helmut Lang clothing, and the TV show “Happy Endings!”
Any other comments/thoughts you’d like to add: (ie. new business features you are offering now) On my blog I’m premiering my “Summer Lookbook!” for 5 weeks there will be new photoshoots featuring DIY clothing and accessories, DIY instructions, behind the scenes videos and photos! I’m pretty excited!
Thank you Alana for being our #FF of the week, we’ll definitely be looking forward for the “Summer Lookbook!” on your blog. If you would like to have a look at her “Lookbook” visit her website at Dream, Create. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @CountDownEvents and join us on our fanpage at Facebook to view other upcoming and fabulous #FF’s and postings on all things beautiful.