“They give me the vibe and the big picture, and in the case of a beach scenario, I pull together maybe a vintage Jeep, logs to sit on, Pendleton blankets. I see that scene and select all the wardrobes.”
Her biggest accomplishment, she says, is landing Apple as her largest client. Those photos that come preloaded on iPhones, iPads, and Mac laptops? That’s Anna’s work. Oh, and she’s worked with Lindsey Vonn, one of the world’s most decorated female alpine ski racing athletes. “She’s amazing,” Anna says.
Anna still lives in Denver with her husband, Dale Ratliff ’04, and 2-year-old son, Crosby Red. Her styling niche reflects her own lifestyle and has come full circle to her Patagonia roots, as she now works largely with companies that emphasize family and the outdoors.
Meanwhile, she says her English degree has allowed her to feel comfortable writing everything from pitches to blog posts—a skill she calls “invaluable,” especially for someone running her own business.
“I definitely have a unique job,” Anna says. “It’s not something that in college I knew anything about, but I love living in the mountains in Colorado and dressing families in jeans and T-shirts.”