The last time we checked in with Cañada fashion student Angela Lan was in early 2017, when her book #OOTD had just come out. The book features her designs, tailor-made for teens with style, including full-size patterns! Since then Angela has continued to promote her book through her blog and a long list of speaking engagements.

Angela promoting her book, #OOTD, which stands for Outfit of the Day. The book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your local independent bookseller.

Most recently Angela spoke at Worldwide Women’s Girls Festival at Santa Clara University. Nearly 3,000 girls from around the Bay Area attended the event to hear inspiring speakers; take part in fitness activities, business competitions, coding workshops and more. Here are a few highlights from the event in which Angela participated on a panel of other impressive young women, mentored girls in entrepreneurship and presented her most recent collection.

Angela told the audience that the most important part of running your own business is having a passion for what you do.
Girls had to wait in a long line to speak with Angela at her booth. She said the one-on-one interactions were fun, especially when girls told her which one of the patterns in her book was their favorite. Angela’s booth visitors could enter a raffle to win a private sewing lesson or a copy of her book.
Angela makes sure her model looks just right for the runway. She only had a week and a half to make her collection and was still sewing her finale piece the night before the show.
Angela (center) with her models, wearing her newest collection. Each design featured one of three prints she also designed and had custom printed, using her own photos of everyday objects. About the prints Angela says, “They’re really me.”
Photo: Matthew Carlson

What’s next for Angela? “Junior year [of high school] is a big year,” she explains. Besides all of the schoolwork, she needs to choose where she will go to college. “With so much going on,” Angela laments, “my blog is on the back burner.” We know you’ll do great in your studies, Angela, and will choose the right university for you. We can’t wait to see what your next achievement will be!