Young, wistful and full of fantasy: it’s as much a description of the gal (Annie) as it is the garbs she’s created (Annie Bananie, naturally). She pretty much dreams in illustrations--visions of teddy bear prints, stripes and lace details dancing through her head. In 2009, the budding designer/bug collector/dog rescuer created her line out of her genuine love for design and her dream of sharing her vision with other women. “I wanted to create something that realized a goal of bringing accessible, unique, smart designs to all creative women, to make clothing that emanates distinctiveness and just some subtle quirk.” So sure, say Annie’s head is in the clouds, but she just so happens how to make those lofty visions a reality.