Fridays with Flea Style: Magnolia Director of Photography + Styling Hilary Rose Walker

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She was raised in Nashville, honed her professional chops in Dallas and now calls Waco home. Why? Because Joanna Gaines gave the 32-year old a fateful call that changed her life — and location — in a flash.

Today Hilary Rose Walker is Magnolia’s Director of Photography and Styling and helping make everything Joanna touches turn into pure magic (and gold). We recently visited with Hilary on her home turf — the day she was moving into her new office! — to chat about her recent role change with the company, life in small town Texas and everything in between.

Don’t miss this amazing podcast with the inspiring and open girlboss — and some fun quick facts about her — below!



Favorite motto/quote/life advice: “Look at it this way… don’t worry about it.”

Book currently on your nightstand: The Eye: How the World’s Most Influential Creative Directors Develop Their Vision, Herding Tigers



If you didn’t do your current job, what would you be doing and why? I would more than likely still be a freelance prop stylist in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Describe your picture perfect day off: Diner breakfast. Large coffee. Trail walk with my boys. Quick jaunt into my go-to used furniture stores and a longer visit to my favorite thrift stores for clothing. Wine with girlfriends. Movie with the hubs to finish the day.



Current playlist or radio station on repeat? Gene Ammons a lot lately and Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ album because it’s just perfection. Dolly Parton on occasion, Ella Fitzgerald always and Led Zeppelin for long drives.

If money was no object, what would you splurge on for yourself? Facials every month. Maybe nails too. Really good food and travel.

If you could score a mentor session with anybody for an hour, who would you want to sit down with? Jenna Lyons (the former executive creative director and president of J.Crew) for obvious reasons. The woman is the definition of creative boss!


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Don’t miss Hilary’s entire podcast. It’s so good! Check it out along with other Fridays with Flea Style episodes on iTunes here.