"Still a little jet lagged from my trip to NYC," the model admits. "Before a show, I wake up and drink a ton of water, slather my face in OneSkin and use my NuFace—it makes me look rested even when I'm not."
Coziness is key for Alana, who opted for the "this Leset set" because "it's comfy, easy and light, so I can shove it on a bag while I'm walking the show."
Admiring the Freehand New York hotel's architecture, Alana revealed she "snapped like 100 pics before I went down to jump in my car to head to the show."
"In the car is always where I end up putting in eye drops," the 40-year-old shared. "I constantly forget to do it before. It's kind of a skill I've picked up over the years."
Alana's cousin Nadine Matar joined the model ahead of walking the Elena Velez runway on Sept. 12. "I arrived at the space in Brooklyn for my call time at 4 p.m.," Alana noted, "for the 8 p.m. show."
"The hair and make up was amazing for this show," Alana gushed. "Really natural makeup and lots of glue-in extensions for the hair, so I was in this seat for a long time."
"I wore the most insane couture corset that was finished the day of the show," Alana detailed, "and was extremely tight with an amazing epoxy that made it look wet."
She continued, "Andrew, who helped create this insane piece, is cinching me up before rehearsals."
Before hitting the catwalk, Alana and the other models rehearsed for the show and got their final touches. "I got my amazing bitten nails put on," she said. "I felt the part."
She added, "Rehearsal calms my nerves a bit, I feel ready."
Alana is covered in body mud, which adds oomph to her corseted dress. "It's takes an amazing team to get this mud on everyone," she shared. "I had some on my boots as well."
Alana's modeling gig didn't finish as soon as the runway ended. "Right after the show," she detailed, "I did a 30 min shoot."
After closing out the show and photoshoot, Alana said a quick thank you to the designer before heading out. As she put it, "I felt incredibly honored to be included in this show and wear her art on my body."
Nothing like ending with a New York slice! "After wearing a very tight, beautiful corset for two hours, pizza is in order," Alana explained. "Nadine surprised me with all my favorites and I went to town. What an amazing day!"