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Style Icon: Dr. Bertha Hidalgo

Beauty, brains, and killer style: Dr. Bertha Hidalgo is currently finishing up a post-doctoral fellowship in statistical genetics and epigenetics and looking forward to a career in academia.

Style Icon: Father’s Day Edition

Jim, 56, a partner at the law firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, and his only son, Davis (a triplet), 23, a financial adviser trainee at Sterne Agee, both wear suits to the office every day.

Style Icon: Mother’s Day Edition

Like mother, like daughter. The old adage is plainly evident when in the presence of Judy Jones and her daughter, Krista Conlin, both vibrant women who are each stylish in their own rights.

Style Icon: Kyle Kruse

“My favorite piece of clothing is a perfect T-shirt,” he says. “The right fit, weight, texture, material, etc. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

Style Icon: Bradford Billingsley

At age 5, Bradford began designing dresses for his celebrity crush, Taylor Swift. On his eighth birthday, Bradford requested a wedding dress on his cake. When it arrived, he said, “I could’ve designed something better.”

Valentine’s Edition: Jana & Carey Rome

“I think Carey is the best-dressed man I know,” says his wife, Jana. That’s high praise from the mother of 3 and co-owner of the Homewood boutique Shoefly, who is stylish in her own right.

Style Icon: Liz Landgren

Mother, artist, and self-described obsessive Facebook poster Liz Landgren wears her “Thrifting Queen” crown proudly. Ever since her days of working retail at Harold’s and becoming accustomed to a generous employee discount, this Icon can’t bear paying full price.

Style Icon: Rickey J. White

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.

Style Icon: Paige Patterson

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.

Style Icon: Luan Nguyen

“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.

Style Icon: Christopher Confero

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