#THATSWHATSHESAID: GINNY BRANCH, STYLIST

Photo Credit: Katie Decker Hyatt // more:  @ginnybranch  

Photo Credit: Katie Decker Hyatt // more:  @ginnybranch

 

I met Ginny during my days in ATL, and it's been amazing to watch her killer styling business grow. It also doesn't hurt that she's as sweet as she is talented. With an eye like hers, I couldn't wait to get the scoop on what it takes to leave an impression. Prepare to get some major interior envy when you stop by her site.

 

Q1: Best gift you ever received? Who gave it to you? 

I would have to say my engagement ring. I know that is so horribly cheesy, but I'm the hardest person to give a gift to and my husband picked it out by himself! All I have ever wanted was to marry him since we were 13 so it was perfect. Normally I get pretty embarrassed to receive a gift. It stresses most people to try and think of something I don't already own so I usually try and discourage people from it. 

Q2: Best gift that you ever gave? Who did you give it to? 

I always say giving gifts is one of my biggest love languages! I think one of my favorite gifts I ever gave was this customizable calendar from Artifact Uprising to my youngest brother-in-law. He is a student coach for UGA's football team and I raided his facebook and instagram for photos of him in action or photos he had taken over the year with the team and turned them into a calendar. I think boys can be so hard to shop for and I really wanted to give him something other than a bottle of bourbon or tie :) In general I just try to pay attention to the interests of my friends and family and I keep my eyes open all year long for present ideas. And I LOVE to pick up mementos and gifts when I'm traveling. Supermarkets, bodegas, and hardware stores are amazing in other countries so I'll scour them for soaps, brushes, and toiletries or anything with a pretty package. For instance I stocked up on Proraso shaving cream, Borotalco Powder, and Roberts Florentine Rose Water when I was in Venice because they were sooooo cheap in Italy but in the US the prices are totally overpriced.

Q3: Best event you've ever attended? Details you won't forget?

Other than my wedding I'd have to say the Marc Jacobs afterparty I attended when I first moved to New York. It was Arabian Nights themed and so decadent! It was in the Rainbow Room at the top of Rockefeller Center. I was 23 and it was my first time I ever had a bellini The costumes were over the top, the dance floor was spinning, champagne was overflowing, and glitter literally fell from the ceiling. Like a cross between Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet/ Great Gatsby party scene. My best friend made our costumes and It was the most blurry, magical party I've ever experienced. Nowadays I love anything that involves a small gathering of friends, rosé, and maybe some cheese :) I'm easy to please as long as the company is good! 
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