Molly Webb is a fashion stylist. She radiates individuality and creativity, from her shiny bright auburn hair, all the way down to her earth-toned platform sandals. I loved spending a bit of time in her space, which is clearly bursting with personality and color! Little Sophie Cat was there too, keeping us all guessing. Read the interview below to get to know Molly!
Name and age: Molly Webb, 25
Current neighborhood: Midtown
Hometown: Dunwoody, GA
What brought you to (or kept you in, or brought you back to) Atlanta?
I grew up in North Atlanta, and moved back to Dunwoody after I graduated from the University of Alabama. I started doing visual merchandising at a J.Crew store and interning at BIG Studio on the west side. After doing that for about 3 months, the owner of BIG Studio, Liz Von Hoene, asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I told her I wanted to be a fashion stylist. She then told me about Darcie Adler, a prop/set stylist and interior designer who needed an assistant. It was a job in the photo industry, and a good opportunity to make good connections. Darcie and I immediately clicked and have been working together for the past 3 years.
What is your job? If it weren’t that, what would it be?
I am now a freelance fashion stylist represented by The Spin Style Agency, started by Darcie Adler and co-founded by me. If I wasn’t doing this, I would have pursued my dreams of fashion journalism. During college, I interned for ELLE Magazine, with the intention of wanting to go into fashion journalism. But after my experience interning in the fashion closet and on high end celebrity photo shoots under the Creative Director, Joe Zee, I realized styling was the direction I was supposed to go in.
What do you create?
I am a fashion stylist and love to create pieces of art in photographs in the looks I put together.
What do you collect?
I collect tears from fashion magazines as inspiration. I also tend to collect music as I am very inspired by that in my everyday life as well.
Your favorite artist now and as a child:
Mark Rothko is my favorite artist as of now. As a child I would probably have to say my grandmother, Millie or “Grammy”…she is based out of Oregon and I was always so impressed by how she made something so normal become such a beautiful thing through watercolor.
Last memorable home-cooked meal:
I absolutely love my mothers strawberry salad. This woman can make anything and it will taste delicious. But her salads are a specialty in my opinion
An only in Atlanta moment:
Sledding down the huge hill in Piedmont park during the Ice-pocalypse with my roomie Jenn Gietzen
A favorite local business:
Julianna’s in Inman Park, the best homemade crepes EVER
Favorite way or place to unwind:
Going for a walk on the belt line with my friends and their dogs, or having a dance party with my record player in my living room with my roomie.
Longest plane ride:
21 hours to Auckland, New Zealand
If you were an animal, which would you be?
a leopard…kind of obsessed in the cat category
Latest great adventure:
Went on a two week adventure to London, Paris and Berlin with my mother. She is the absolute best, definitely didn’t stop laughing for 7 days.
Favorite US city? Favorite international city? (And why?)
New York City for the US, and Florence, Italy for international
If you had to move to another country, which would you choose, and why?
I would move to London, as I think it has the same feel as NYC, but more laid back and experimental
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween:
A Steak & Shake waitress
What occupation did you want to do as a child?
A dolphin trainer
What is your favorite dessert?
Puppy Chow ( as described on the back of the ChexMix cereal box)
What is your favorite artifact, heirloom, or art piece in your home?
My “We Live in a Beautiful World” piece by my eccentric artsy florist friend Lacey. We lived together while studying abroad in Italy and every little detail in the piece of art has a memory of our time together in Italy.
What song do you love most (or what’s on your playlist now)?
“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver
Concerts or museums?
Sweet or savory (or your favorite brunch menu item)?
A lesson you’ve learned the hard way:
Be nice and kind hearted, and if they aren’t nice & kind hearted back, be nice & kind hearted.
Favorite dog breed:
Cat Lady over here…
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