December 11, 2019

"She attended college at Brown, and spent a summer in Los Angeles trying to become an actress and a model, and going to clubs with Leonardo DiCaprio."

"('It was the summer before Romeo and Juliet came out,' she said. 'It was right after Gilbert Grape.') When Hollywood didn’t pan out, she graduated and moved to New York to pursue a career in fashion media, landing writing jobs... 'I was like, drowning in makeup and cigarettes and booze and cool people'.... In 2005, she took a break from the work force to get an M.F.A. in creative writing. She ended up selling a novel to Grove Atlantic, but 'it sort of turned into a disaster,' she said. She returned the advance and the book was never published.... After her wedding in 2011, she landed on the idea for Stone Fox Bride... [Instagram] became a place where Ms. Guy would share photos of her daughters and her husband. 'In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done any of that,' she said. By 2016, her marriage was coming to an end, and selling wedding dresses, in person and online, stopped being so fun. Ms. Guy closed her studio 'the day Trump got elected,' she said, and started selling her inventory out of her Williamsburg apartment, while her estranged husband lived in an Airstream around the corner.... Now, Ms. Guy said she is working on a memoir... Her brand, she said, has evolved to represent 'women in transition.'... [She teaches a] 'crash course writing workshop' for 'foxes in flux.'"

From "What Happens When a Weddings Influencer Gets Divorced?/Stone Fox Bride made Molly Rosen Guy the face of bohemian weddings. Then her marriage ended" (NYT).

Apparently, it's Trump's fault.

IN THE COMMENTS: Sally327 said:
I can't read the article so I don't know if it addresses this or not but I wonder if this business was profitable. I mean, enough to live on. Possibly not having a husband around to pay the bills made a difference?
I responded:
It's hard to figure out.

But there is no Wikipedia article for the business Stone Fox Bride or for Molly Rosen Guy.

The article says she started the business with a $250,000 investment from her brother-in-law.

The NYT has written a puff piece, and I would love to see a rewrite that is the opposite of a puff piece, but there's no reason to tear down someone who isn't anything significant.

The other thing I wondered was: Who was her husband? What happened to him (other than he lived in Brooklyn in an Airstream (parked on the street?) for a while)? It's like he was an Instagram accessory... but there were 2 little girls. I found a photograph of the family of 4 in happier times, and I could experience the little thrill that Instagram followers get from the images of a prettified life and it's disturbing to know that something was tearing it apart but hidden from viewers. And now the NYT is helping this woman transition to an image of a happy divorced life. Without irony, they publish a photo of her jumping on the bed, as if she's in a state of bliss, within lovely, brightly lit New York City real estate.

It's mind rotting!
BADuBois said:
Oh, and for once, do read the comments in the NYT. They're priceless! It seems this "author" has arranged her books on her bookcase by color!
Okay, I will. The top-rated one is:
This week in white privilege news, we'll talk to a woman who has continued to fail upward and always land on her feet.

78 comments:

rhhardin said...

No fault divorce. The woman finds she isn't happy and leaves.

stevew said...

"Then her marriage ended". With her agreement? This happened to her? And Trump, how awesome and omnipotent he is.

Sally327 said...

I can't read the article so I don't know if it addresses this or not but I wonder if this business was profitable. I mean, enough to live on. Possibly not having a husband around to pay the bills made a difference?

BADuBois said...

It's *all* Trump's fault! My word, how many minds and personalities does he live in, rent-free?

Bay Area Guy said...

Wow, how did this pointless nonsense even get published? Oh yeah, it's the NYT.

BADuBois said...

Oh, and for once, do read the comments in the NYT. They're priceless! It seems this "author" has arranged her books on her bookcase by color!

Ann Althouse said...

"I can't read the article so I don't know if it addresses this or not but I wonder if this business was profitable. I mean, enough to live on. Possibly not having a husband around to pay the bills made a difference?"

It's hard to figure out.

But there is no Wikipedia article for the business Stone Fox Bride or for Molly Rosen Guy.

The article says she started the business with a $250,000 investment from her brother-in-law.

The NYT has written a puff piece, and I would love to see a rewrite that is the opposite of a puff piece, but there's no reason to tear down someone who isn't anything significant.

The other thing I wondered was: Who was her husband? What happened to him (other than he lived in Brooklyn in an Airstream (parked on the street?) for a while)? It's like he was an Instagram accessory... but there were 2 little girls. I found a photograph of the family of 4 in happier times, and I could experience the little thrill that Instagram followers get from the images of a prettified life and it's disturbing to know that something was tearing it apart but hidden from viewers. And now the NYT is helping this woman transition to an imagie of a happy divorced life. Without irony, they publish a photo of her jumping on the bed, as if she's in a state of bliss, within lovely, brightly lit New York City real estate.

It's mind rotting!

tim in vermont said...

So her life is a long string of failures, but her good looks mean a life of unbelievable privilege. We have heard this story a hundred times. They should have run more pictures of her for us to look at.

The Crack Emcee said...

hhardin said...

"No fault divorce. The woman finds she isn't happy and leaves."

After she takes it out on you,...because Trump's not available.

stevew said...

Rot is right. Why are we supposed to care about this person? Anti-Trump promotion: the economy isn't booming for everyone? This sort of article always triggers a thought in me, Slow News Day. But it isn't a slow news day, articles of impeachment filed, IG report issued, ominous Durham findings coming soon, Yankees trade for some big shot pitcher, and yet this article is published.

Leland said...

who isn't anything significant.

But she went to Brown, wrote a book, ran a business, had a family and hung out with Leo DiCaprio!

Ok... I see your point.

gspencer said...

"When Hollywood didn’t pan out"

The smart ones buy a ticket and get on the Midnight Train to Georgia.

Fernandistein said...

Weddings Influencer

I gather everyone realizes that 'influencer' means 'salesman' or 'marketeer'.

"I vowed never to speak with my ex-husband again. Then my father was diagnosed with leukemia."

The ex-husband is named 'M' in that rambling little article; I suppose he's named after the child-murderer played by Laszlo Lowenstein in Fritz Lang's movie of the same name because of his horribleness.

Ann Althouse said...

She had DiCaprio when he was 19.

That really is something.

I wonder how old she was. Or how old she is now. It don't think it's in the article.

I looked a bit. And I did find an excerpt from her book that is about doing couples therapy with her husband:

"The first year of marriage was sublime. We got a two bedroom in Greenpoint. Our apartment had a sliver of a patio where we kept bikes and a tiny grill. We’d cook dinner together then walk through the park for ice cream... The apartment was always spotless. Wherever we were, we were hand in hand.... Loving kindness and compassion, the root of all Buddhist sutras. Easy in principle; hell to practice. In the second year, the novelty of being newlyweds wore off.... M’s traveling, which slowed when we met, picked up again. He flew to Morocco the first night of Hurricane Sandy and I was pissed. My vows about keeping the refrigerator full and the bath clean and the bed warm were total BS; I was back to my negligent slob ways in no time. We slept sprawled on opposite sides of the bed.... M says when he walks into the apartment, I hardly ever look up to greet him. I say it kills me when he leaves his ice cream carton on the couch overnight. M was crazy when I met him. In between jobs, riddled with anxiety and insomnia, he spent the whole springtime convinced he was about to die. A week before our first date, he collapsed on the Williamsburg Bridge, sure he was having a heart attack. A passing cab rushed him to the emergency room. Turns out it was a panic attack... Most nights, after the kids go to sleep, we’ll escape into separate rooms and stare into our phones. This is how it goes: feed kids, close doors, power the screens, numb mind, shut down, turn off, go the fuck to sleep. Two people, two doors, two separate lives. The irony: all those years spent in search of one person to pass the time with, and we’re still spending it alone."

henry said...

She's living the commie-fem post job life promised by Hillary in a jobs rich Trump economy.

Brown produces dimwits by the gazillion, Rhode Island's biggest export.

Ann Althouse said...

What they were actually doing sounds like more "hell to practice" than "loving kindness and compassion" and what's with the stray inclusion of what's at the root of Buddhism. She wasn't doing Buddhism. It sounds as though what she was doing was searching for the best way to eat ice cream.

And I wonder: What is at the root of all ice cream?

JML said...

Empty woman, empty life.

tim in vermont said...

"M says when he walks into the apartment, I hardly ever look up to greet him.”

This is how you get your husband to have an affair, ladies. Because there are always going to be women who smile when he shows up.

Paco Wové said...

"This week in white privilege news"

Because if there's anything the NYT readership hates more than Trump, it's ..... white people ...!!!

Otto said...

A vapid narcissist

Angle-Dyne, Servant of Ugliness said...

I should have known better than to read this post; usually I scan the opening and pass over this kind of content.

Christ, these people are are vapid and boring.

William said...

I read through some of the comments at the NYT. She's kind of the muse of snark. There are lots of clever and imaginative put downs. She's really an inspirational figure if you're looking for someome to dump on.... I wonder what she will find more depressing: her divorce, her father's death, or the overwhelmingly negative response to her profile. ... I can see her laying in bed for the next week with the covers over her head. I wonder if she uses a duvet or a blanket when she lays in bed with the covers over her head. Perhaps a darkened room with 500 thread, Egyptian cotton sheets is the more stylish way of laying in bed with the covers over your head.....I think Lori Loughlin's daughter is very pretty. I bet she can relate and find sustenance in this brave woman's struggle with adversity.

Shouting Thomas said...

The Life of Julia!

Unknown said...

It was probably a Winnebago.

Annie C. said...

Bamboo sheets, not Egyptian cotton.

SDaly said...

"M says when he walks into the apartment, I hardly ever look up to greet him.”

This is how you get your husband to have an affair, ladies. Because there are always going to be women who smile when he shows up.


If she hung out with Leo DiCaprio in Hollywood, she's been screwed by a lot of guys. That makes it harder to pair bond with a husband. The time they spent alone looking at screens, he was most likely looking at porn, because he knew she didn't want him.

Amadeus 48 said...

The New York Times has become Pravda without the objectivity.

This is a little piece to encourage the comrades in Podunk try harder and to the let them see the exciting lives of their glamorous comrades in New York, while examining the toll that working for future exacts from knowledge workers.

All hail the glorious revolution and our fearless leaders, Schiff, Nadler, and Pelosi! (OMG! I'm quoting Boris Badenov. Althouse, will you be my Natasha Fatale?)

Fernandistein said...

"Frivolous chattering -- when indulged in, developed, and pursued -- is something that leads to hell, leads to rebirth as a common animal, leads to the realm of the hungry shades. The slightest of all the results coming from frivolous chattering is that, when one becomes a human being, it leads to words that aren't worth taking to heart.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

A story about a woman who has failed in everything in life while never ever addressing the real question "What is WRONG with ME?" And no one to tell her to "SNAP OUT OF IT!" ala Cher in Moonstruck.

Living a fake life on Instagram. Living a fake life for the public all the time. All outward show. Like being on a stage every second of your life and realizing that once the spotlight is off of you....your real life is something that requires work too. Work is haaaard. Fantasy is fun. So are drugs.

In the West it is called 'all hat and no cattle'.

I hope her children are OK and that her ex husband was able to make an escape to find a real life of his own.

SDaly said...

This is from a Brown Alumni Magazine (BAM) article (I'm sure Althouse will marvel at how new and fresh Guy's feelings about weddings are):

BAM What turned you off about traditional wedding dresses?
GUY Now the term “boho wedding” is much more common, but six years ago, when I was getting married, and before that, when I was helping my sister shop for her dress, all we could find were big puffy white dresses. I wanted something with my vibe and style that was edgy, authentic, grounded, and cool.

BAM How do you think weddings have changed and what trends are you seeing now?
GUY There’s much more freedom. Today couples can create and craft whatever feels right for them, whether it’s two-dollar bottles of wine on the beach or a black-tie affair. It’s about creating a more meaningful spiritual experience instead of all the pageantry.

BAM On the other hand, hasn’t the influence of Pinterest, Instagram, and wedding blogs raised the bar even higher for what a wedding “should” be.
GUY The Pinterest board has become like the popular girl at school—it feels so unattainable, it’s making us all crazy and it can feel like a real burden. It’s great to browse and get inspiration, but you can be tricked by things that look so beautiful on the surface but really aren’t that way underneath.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

It was probably a Winnebago.

Yabut! An Airstream is so much more cool, hip and retro right now. Like a Tesla 'truck'. Cool. Ford F150....gross!

She wouldn't say the word Winnebago much less admit that someone she knew actually slept in one. How UNcool. Only deplorable people live in a used Winnebaggo

Wince said...

A D-list Paltrow?

Mr Wibble said...

She sounds like a horrible person. Worst of all, her kind of idiocy infects other women, turning them horrible as well.

Otto said...

Truly basement material.

SDaly said...

"M says when he walks into the apartment, I hardly ever look up to greet him.”

This is how you get your husband to have an affair, ladies. Because there are always going to be women who smile when he shows up.


BINGO!

Sometimes I sit with M — a man who long ago left me for a love I could not give him—

Although that could also be a way of describing that he might be gay.

traditionalguy said...

At least she escaped from Christianity. Now, if her life only had some meaning she could be satisfied.

Swede said...

What a hot fucking mess her train wreck of a life is.

Total soup sandwich.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...
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Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

[She teaches a] 'crash course writing workshop'...

Will Allie Jones take the course? Current writing is infested with trite, missleading deadwood phrases such as "ended up" - as in "She ended up selling a novel to Grove Atlantic..."

Are we to understand she died while selling the novel? The simple "She sold a novel to Grove Atlantic..." is clearer, cleaner, and more correct.

We hope Ms. Guy teaches in her "crash course writing workshop" to avoid incorporating sloppy spoken idioms into writing.

Jones quotes Guy as saying "I felt like I was entering this radical union...." The simple "I entered a radical union..." is probably more accurate. Are we to understand that Ms. Guy did not actually enter a radical union, but only felt as if she had?

Char Char Binks said...

She's a privileged, over-educated, success-adjacent loser whose story doesn't interest me. Hot mess is right!

Mr Wibble said...

Are we to understand that Ms. Guy did not actually enter a radical union, but only felt as if she had?

Yes. She is the type of woman who wants all the conventional trappings of upper-middle-class life, but wants to be seen as daring and unique. She wants to be seen as a radical without actually giving up any of the creature comforts of bougie life.

Michael said...

DBQ!

Alas, “snap out of it” can no longer be said. People cling tightly, love in fact, their depression, their shitty moods, their panic attacks, all the lovely attributes that make them super special. Unique. Plus psychiatry has flourished on the belief that one cannot snap out of it.

Kirk Parker said...

"Weddings Influencer"

I threw up in my mouth a little...

Guildofcannonballs said...

This is what happens when your weather ladies and news gals are ugly.

In Denver, one channel alone, Fox 31, has the most impressive female in history, Emily Allen, her superior Jessica Lebel, and the best body ever Sam Boik.

Megan O'Halleran is so sexy it kills too.

All on but one mere channel.

Kathy Sabine has been a mainstay sexy weather gal for over two decades on a different channel.

Boston cunts, New York bitches, LA robots, Miami whores: none compare.

NONE.

We win.

buwaya said...

Her poor husband seems to have worn himself out to support her in a manner to which she intended to become accustomed. She had the appearance of a prize worth having, but turned into a curse.

Not a rare situation. I have seen a dozen like this.

buwaya said...

Denver weather ladies substitute for inadequate or missing wives, for lonely men?
I did not know they provided such a humanitarian service. Very compassionate of them, though I can see how this may get complicated. Which only increases their merit, really.

After decades in your country I am quite surprised to learn this, so late and so far away.

Anthony said...

Skylark said...
So her life is a long string of failures, but her good looks mean a life of unbelievable privilege. We have heard this story a hundred times. They should have run more pictures of her for us to look at.

12/11/19, 6:28 AM


Pretty much end of thread right there.

Jerry said...

"It wasn't perfect, so I dumped him."

"It turned into work, so I dumped him."

"I wasn't happy, so I dumped him."

"He left an ice cream carton on the couch, so I dumped him."

Admittedly, the last one might have been a bit much.

But she just doesn't strike me as someone who wants to put any effort into her relationships.

Yancey Ward said...

"M was crazy when I met him. In between jobs, riddled with anxiety and insomnia, he spent the whole springtime convinced he was about to die. A week before our first date, he collapsed on the Williamsburg Bridge, sure he was having a heart attack. A passing cab rushed him to the emergency room. Turns out it was a panic attack..."

My God! She married George Costanza!

Bill Peschel said...

William: Your rant was spot on. I laughed out loud.

Amadeus 48: "The New York Times has become Pravda without the objectivity." made my wife bust out laughing at the breakfast table (while doing her daily NYTs crossword puzzle).

Addendum: She wouldn't use bamboo sheets, now that you can buy them for $25 a twin set at the Harrisburg Christmas Show.

Narr said...

I'm just a state-school schlub (emeritus), but Brown is barely third-tier Ivy, amirite?

And I'll have to take her stone-fox hotness on faith: all I could see was a social X-ray head-banging bed-jumper . . . That her clients were likely to be fans of the Olsen twins and wanted 'spiritual but not religious' weddings was enough to know.

Narr
People who post panting comments about weatherbabes should at least provide links!

Quaestor said...

A professional wedding influencer? (May the creep who introduced "_____ influencer" into the language rot in hell) What, pray tell, is that? And why would any woman let a serial failure anywhere near her wedding?

SDaly said...

I think the best comment on the article at the NYT is this one:


This is a story about family money & how when you have it all your life decisions get to become thoughtful experiences

Freeman Hunt said...

Something people should instinctively know: People who post a lot of pictures of themselves on social media often seem to have relationship problems.

Something silly that everyone perennially pretends is some new revelation: People generally post nice pictures of themselves. Remember photo albums? Were lots of terrible pictures of the worst of times in those?

She doesn't have white privilege, she has money privilege, "elite" school privilege, and being prettier than average privilege. It's annoying the way those obvious privileges are lazily called "white privilege" as though some random white person without those privileges is similarly advantaged.

Yancey Ward said...

Can someone point me to her Pornhub videos. Surely she did some porn while failing in Hollywood.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Bu the guilty flee, or run as you like, when nobody gives a shit enough to bother pursuing.

Why don't you find a Spanish Althouse to comment on? Is your wife too stupid to form a blogger account, or did she conclude your ass just ain't worth it?

In fact your actions confirm my comments: you like beauty too, such as Althouse's intellect. Your wife isn't as ugly nor deficient as your many comments on Althouse's blog attest to. Treat her better.

It is no shame to not be up to snuff to be the American, I hold no animosity.

rcocean said...

'I was like, drowning in makeup and cigarettes and booze and cool people'..

Why is "Makeup" in there? Is this a "code word" for something? Women -help me out on this.

rcocean said...

SO her ex-husband lives in a "Van, down by the river"? That's pathetic.

Rick said...

IN THE COMMENTS: Sally327 said:
I wonder if this business was profitable.


You've heard of vanity press right? A vanity business is for women too well off to put up with being told what to do at a job but who aren't comfortable telling people they don't work.

Example: Life coach.

"Influencer" fits this psychological niche perfectly. It has the added bonus of implying you're so successful everyone wants to be you.

narciso said...

I dont think trump was the problem


https://www.vogue.com/article/how-to-get-over-your-ex-advice-from-molly-guy

daskol said...
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narciso said...


She seems stable yikes


https://theriveter.co/voice/letter-to-my-daughter-i-hope-shell-never-google/

Brian said...

"Although that could also be a way of describing that he might be gay."

I took it to mean that she is an alpha widow (clubbing with Leo) who married a guy for his family's money ($250K loan from brother-in-law) but could never quite get over the fact that he's a chump (panic attack).

narciso said...



More of this:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/cools.com/molly-rosen-guy/amp

Amadeus 48 said...

I know women who look like this Guy. I scrupulously avoid them.

Rabel said...

The husband was Mike Guy, a "journalist for Playboy, GQ and Rolling Stone" and "a disgusting rat pig of a human being."

But that's just her opinion.

Q22 said...

The gist I get of her marriage is:

"I thought marriage and family was a wonderful thing, then I found out that I had to put some effort into it and I lost interest."

gerry said...

The NYT has written a puff piece, and I would love to see a rewrite that is the opposite of a puff piece, but there's no reason to tear down someone who isn't anything significant.

Good golly, what a wonderful sentence! It's supremely admirable scalding of New York pomposity! I'll be chuckling about it all day. Thank you!

readering said...

AA below the article (which I found interesting) there's a link to an article on the TikTok 100. Please blog about that. You got me into Tik Tok.

readering said...

The Wall Street Journal used to devote a front page column to quirky stories like that NYT piece. Now with electronic newspapers the iconic WSJ front page layout is gone.

Sebastian said...

"It's mind rotting!"

Yes, it is, reading the NYT. Don't let it happen to you! Use protection!

Mary Beth (the commenter) said...

What is at the root of all ice cream?

A good custard; which takes practice and skill, but even if you mess it up, you can usually fix it, if you put in the effort.

Clyde said...

Don't be that Guy.

Clyde said...

BADuBois said...
It's *all* Trump's fault! My word, how many minds and personalities does he live in, rent-free?


Apparently somewhere north of 62 million, since that's how many people voted for Hillary, and most of them can't get over losing.

Clyde said...

And being a committed Trump-hater seems to bring bad karma down on people. The list is long of people who have attacked him or made fun of him and then had bad things happen to them soon afterward. Maybe it's a bad idea to radiate hate out to the universe.

RobinGoodfellow said...

“Blogger gspencer said...
"When Hollywood didn’t pan out"

The smart ones buy a ticket and get on the Midnight Train to Georgia.”

Yeah, that only works if she’d rather live in his world, than live without him in her own world.

Instead, he took the midnight Airstream around the corner.

Ann Althouse said...

“ AA below the article (which I found interesting) there's a link to an article on the TikTok 100. Please blog about that. You got me into Tik Tok.”

Saw that but passed on it. It is not as good as the normal experience of getting on the TikTok app and watching and scrolling, in its natural state.

DavidUW said...

Everyone should click on the NYTimes in order to reinforce their views that this is serious journalism and will lead to continued success as a "newspaper"