Anna Banana, owner of Pretty Parlor, an award-winning boutique on Capitol Hill.
"Today's look reflects today's taste."
Audrey Hepburn meets Judy Jetson. And as I age, Iris Apfel gets a nod in my wardrobe. I love combing the perfect blend of vintage style with a modern twist.
Carmen Miranda, Doris Day, Dita Von Teese, Emilio Pucci, Betsey Johnson, Candice Gwinn (Trashy Diva), J Von Stratton, my shop girls and my Instagram feed. Dear Golden is a dream to follow. I'm constantly inspired by women's vintage style from the '20s through the '70s. I could thumb through vintage fashion books and watch old movies all day long.
Besides Pretty Parlor, shops I adore are Trove, Lucky Dry Goods, Curtis Steiner and Lucca Great Finds in Ballard. Indian Summer and Ghost Gallery are gems, and Elliot Bay Books is fantastic. Maxine's and the shops in back at Pacific Galleries are a feast for the eyes. I love people watching when I'm traveling, but the colorful and diverse crowd on Capitol Hill fills me on the daily.