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Molly Guy

A FORMER MAGAZINE JOURNALIST TURNED CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF STONE FOX BRIDE, MOLLY GUY IS ONE OF THE COOLEST (READ: DOWN TO EARTH) WOMEN AND MAMAS WE KNOW.

When she got engaged and found herself entirely underwhelmed by the New York wedding scene, she decided to start her own company. Now with a gorgeous showroom and a huge following, Molly is a go-to for the flower crown wedding. Her good vibes and never-ending source of inner light made her a natural choice for a model for our HATCH x The Glow Sleepers collab. Molly and her hubby Mike live in Brooklyn with their two daughters, Sunny and baby Caroline–all frequent subjects on the Instagram she divides between work and personal. Read on for Molly’s thoughts on pregnancy essentials, personal style and those 5 things she never leaves home without.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN 6 WORDS OR LESS.
Like a seventh grader in 1979
HOW HAS YOUR FASHION SENSE CHANGED SINCE BABY (OR SINCE YOU GOT PREGNANT)?
It hasn’t — if that’s any indication of the kind of clothes I favor. I’m all about oversized sweaters, caftans and ponchos!
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MOTHER/CHILD MATCHING, YEA OR NAY?
Hm. Not my thing.
WHAT TRAITS ARE YOU HOPING YOUR CHILD INHERITS FROM YOU?
I’ve always been a big reader. My parents could could plop me down anywhere when I was a kid with a stack of books and I would be in heaven  — quiet as a mouse and completely content for hours.

sized for wpmolly in showroom by fran  flower crown

HOW DOES HATCH SUIT YOUR STYLE?
It’s got all the bases covered: cozy, comfortable and super cool. What more do you want when you are growing another human inside of you and feeling completely out of whack and morbidly obese?
WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU CURRENTLY LOVING?
Not a huge trends person. I’ve got my staples and I stick to them! Adidas shell toe sneakers, beat-up black boots, vintage India dresses, jeans, old tees and call it a day.
WHAT PRE-PARENT FASHION TREND DO YOU HOPE MAKES A COMEBACK IN YOUR CLOSET SOMEDAY?
I gotta say, I sometimes do miss my mid-nineties grateful dead inspired patchouli scented waist-length dreadlocks, complete with hand-beaded peyote stitches and hemp string weaves.
WHAT BAG ARE YOU CURRENTLY CARRYING?
A maroon suede Vanessa Bruno bag I bought off eBay years back — that reminds me, actually — it has a big hole in it that I need to take to the shoemakers to mend! (I might dye it black while I’m at it, too)

Products

IF YOU COULD ONLY KEEP 5 PRODUCTS IN YOUR BAG FOR YOU AND BABY/CHILD, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
They’re not exciting, but here they are: a pacifier, a snack, a box of crayons, pad of paper and a calming roll of essential oil with lavender, vanilla and sandalwood.
WHERE WAS YOUR LAST VACATION AND WHERE WILL YOUR NEXT ONE BE? KIDS, PLEASE OR KID-FREE?
Tulum a few months back, heaven. We drank from coconuts, searched for baby turtles, cartwheeled on the beach, strolled for hours in the sun and slept three to a bed in a hut by candlelight listening to the sound of the waves outside.
TOP 3 ‘DOS’ FOR DRESSING DURING PREGNANCY.
Only buy 2-3 staple pieces (good pants, dress, jumpsuit), then borrow the rest from your once preggos mama friends. Listen, to each his own: there’s no formula. Pregnancy wreaks all kinds of havoc on our bodies in crazy ways. My advice is to go with the flow and wear what makes you feel pretty.

 

Photos of Molly  courtesy of Kava Gorna and  Frances Tulk-Hart, respectively. Photos taken in the HATCH x The Glow Sleeper pieces by Kelly Stuart.

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