Upon stepping foot inside Molly Guy’s Brooklyn Brownstone, you have to double check your Google Maps Geolocation services to make sure you’re still in NYC. The Stone Fox Bride founder’s home is the stone cold lovechild of Cov-alum Chase Cohl and Raquel Allegra and feels like something straight out of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon. Subsequently, despite all the dream catchers, “occasional chakra charts,” the Teepee her husband built for their daughter and Indian textile, we were, in fact, still on the East Coast and very much still in Brooklyn.
Turns out Guy got hooked on interiors way before the whole Pinterest thing. Her idea of “a dream day” once involved “pulling pages out of Domino magazine and old Elle Decors, scouring Craiglists for flea market finds, and driving up to crazy little warehouses all over the Tri-state area to score amazing little Scandinavian chaises and stuff.” She used to stay up all night burning sage and arranging antlers and color-coding her bookshelves, despite the comical fact that her husband is color blind and doesn’t even notice. But we did, and that’s all that counts, right?
Interiors aside, the moomoo-wearing former magazine editor-turned-bridal showroom owner lives and breathes the “anti-everything-traditional” mentality she built her business on. She’s as real, authentic and down-to-earth as they come. She doesn’t carry the “It” bag, she doesn’t buy a new pair of heels every time the sun rises and she definitely doesn’t believe in the perfect updo, the sprayed bouquet of flowers and having to wear that flashy Fifth Anvenue engagment ring for the rest of your life. In fact, Guy advocates selling your ring after a few years and getting a new one; we can already hear the horror shrieks of Bridezillas everywhere reading this now. She started Stone Fox Bride on notion of just that: “There’s so much emphasis on the perfection, the patina… that the ethos of love and authenticity can get really get lost in the process.”
And for the record: she didn’t wear the floral crown, flowy, white, bohemian-style dress and barely-there make-up to her own wedding; although she still looked like a Stone Fox Bride. We have photo evidence.