Newly 30 and standing over 6’3″ tall, Rickey describes himself as a “partial guru, entrepreneurial architect and creative broker,” waxing poetic about his company, SociallyLinked, a collection of divisions that encompasses brand management, social strategy and business development.
Among my past Style Icon features, never has someone cited sassy Karen Walker, aka Anastasia Beaverhausen, of “Will & Grace” fame as his or her style mentor. But unlike the snobbish socialite, Paige is as down-to-earth as they come, and her style is led with a smile.
“Trendy New York meets laid-back California, with hints of Southern ‘long hair don’t care’.” That’s how 35-year-old Luan Nguyen, director of training for the uber-popular Iron Tribe Fitness, describes his personal style.
Written and styled by Tracy James Photographed by Chuck St. John One might not expect that “small town values” helped shape the successful luxe event design business of Christopher Confero, the 28-year old planner who The Knot founder Carley Roney called “the talk of the South.” But indeed, he counts his time living in Jasper… Read More
Cathy Fisher, Algebra Teacher Written by Tracy James Photographed by Chuck St. John The end of summer is upon us with kids returning to school mid–August. What hasn’t ended is the Alabama heat, confusing folks as to how to recognize the heralding of fall style-wise without melting in heavy fabrics or dark colors. Cathy Fisher,… Read More
International Jewelry Designer & Diamond Broker Written by Tracy James Photographed by Chuck St. John Like a hummingbird, Galatea is tiny and vivacious, spiriting her 5’1” frame from place to place, whether designing custom jewelry, traveling abroad, or out on the town dancing with friends. In addition to her exotic good looks (her mother is… Read More
Jon C. “JC” Conlin Attorney & Father Written by Tracy James Photographed by Chuck St. John Back in his high school days at Indian Springs, it would be rare to catch Jon “JC” Conlin in anything other than t-–shirts, Umbro shorts or torn jeans, and either flip-flops or his favorite Adidas Gazelles (blue or red,… Read More
Mother’s Day Edition Glenda Cochran, attorney, and daughter, Coco. Written by Tracy James, Photographed by Chuck St. John “Her style is very ‘old Hollywood chic,’ like the leading lady in an Alfred Hitchcock movie,” says Coco McKay, 16, of her mother, Birmingham lawyer Glenda Cochran. The successful trial attorney describes her own style as… Read More
Demarish Smith Mom, Wife, Breast Cancer Survivor, and Athlete Written by Tracy James Photographed by Chuck St. John “I’m a Maxxinista,” Demarish Smith explains as I peruse the designer fashion selections in the closet of her Highland Lakes home. She is referring to the fact that some of her garments were found at The Runway at TJ… Read More
Steffie Rosene Sophomore at Vestavia Hills High School Written by Tracy James Photographed by Chuck St. John The mirror has two faces when it comes to 15-year-old Steffie Rosene’s personal style. In one is reflected an athlete in Vestavia–logoed shin guards who has played soccer since the age of 4; in another, a willowy, self-described… Read More
Carlin Everts Territory Manager/Sales Representative for The Simblist Group & Mom-to-Be Written and styled by Tracy James Photography by Chuck St. John As we all seek that healthy glow in the New Year, expectant mother Carlin Everts has already found it. Radiating warmth from her skin, Pantene-commercial worthy red hair, bright smile and overall presence,… Read More