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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

Style Icon: Cathy Fisher

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

Style Icon: Galatea

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

Style Icon: Jon C. “JC” Conlin

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