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For Your Style I’d Walk a Mile with Ashley Woodson Bailey

Today I have Ashley Woodson Bailey of the Byrd Collective with us. You may remember Ashley from my “Cocktail of the Week” series. Her drink, The Corpus Christian, was one of my favorites for sure. Love her spunk and passion. She’s a cool chick. Not only is Ashley the creative director of the Byrd Collective but she is also mother to her daughter Byrd and son Woods, stepmother to her stepson Lane, and wife to her husband Brad. She is an obsessive creator of beauty with a varied design background including a strong focus on floral and event design. The Byrd Collective offers creative direction, styling and floral design, as well as just about anything else you allow your mind to envision. The Byrd Collective is based in Atlanta, Georgia… by way of Austin, Texas. Take it away, Ashley!

1.Who would you want to play you in a movie?
Maggie Gyllenhaal-all day, every day-since forever.

2. I wish I could… work with Tim Walker.

3. My first style memory…
when I was little-let’s say 4, I had long, wavy bohemian hair to my waist that was difficult to manage, so my mom took me the hair salon to ask them for guidance. They proceeded to give me the classic Dorothy Hamill bowl cut – my hair hasn’t been past my shoulders since.

4. I could not live without… my family and my friends.

5. I could live without… pain.

Pick a photo that defines your style:

Rachel Niffenegger’s work embodies all that I love-fiber, paint, color, glitter, shine, texture, flowers, and movement. This work looks like the aftermath of my events-yum.

head shot taken by ginny branch

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The Corpus Christian

Meet Ashley Woodson Bailey, creator of The Byrd Collective, a floral and event design studio, based in Austin, Texas. Her creations are just jaw-dropping gorgeous. When Ashley isn’t contributing to Camille Styles, Salted and Styled, collaborating with BHLDN, By George, or other creatives you can find her at home with her husband Brad, children Lane, Byrd and Woods, and their dog, George. I am thrilled to add this tasty margarita to the Cocktail of the Week lineup. Take it away, Ashley!

The Corpus Christian
(my Dad’s margarita recipe)

  • 2 ounces Herradura Silver tequila
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 ounce key limes
  • 1/2 packet of Splenda to take a little of the tartness away

    Hand shaking is the only way for me. Mix ingredients and shake in a metal/glass bar shaker (shake 25 times until so cold you can’t hold on to the metal shaker). I like salt but it’s not mandatory. I take a lime and wipe it around the rim of a short glass (don’t like those frozen margarita stem glasses) and dip that glass into a plate of salt. Prepare that before you shake the mixture. I use ice in that glass and then strain from the shaker and your done!

    Ashley Bailey, owner and founder of The Byrd Collective, has a varied design background with a strong focus on floral and event design. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, she left home for Austin to study art history and art at the University of Texas. She then moved to Houston where she worked with Sarah Bergner and Rebekah Johnson of Bergner and Johnson design. Ashley left Texas for New York City to work for David Monn, David Beahm, AAB Productions and KCD Worldwide producing incredible events. She then headed to the deep south, by way of Savannah, Georgia, to work as the director of events at SCAD. It was there, inspired by the creative energy, eccentric personalities, and gifted artists, that Ashley started creating the Byrd Collective.

    Thanks, Ashley

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