One of the things I set out to do when beginning my career as a wardrobe stylist almost 16 years ago was to dispel the myth that a stylist was a luxury only afforded by celebrities or wealthy people.
“One of the joys of my career has been to meet and support so many diverse and talented people,” Goldstein says. “Those faces and personalities are etched in my memories forever.”
Bob Mitchell, CEO of Odyssey Early Schools Inc. & Father
Written and styled by Tracy James
Photography by Chuck St. John
Expecting moms who do it well, casting aside the archaic and simplistic practice of merely tenting the bump, deserve props.
“It is better to ask for forgiveness than permission,” or so the saying goes. That’s the spirit 32-year-old artist William McLure banked on when surreptitiously redecorating his Southside flat.
Upon meeting in person the spectacled, bowtied, and slim-framed Bibbs, a music major who identifies himself as a hip-hop artist, one cannot help but be reminded of Outkast’s Andre 3000.
Each February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, Style Icon features a couple worthy of the title.
“I believe in getting dressed for the day, just like I believe in a handwritten note,” she says. “Admittedly it’s really for the happiness it gives me, not for other people.”
“There is so much style in Birmingham. People take so much pride in their homes, their yards, their everyday appearances.”
You may recognize this month’s Style Icon from her two decades in broadcast journalism, most recently as the host of NBC-13’s Daytime Alabama.
“The fashion industry can be a pretty superficial place to live,” says Jeff Tenner, reflecting upon his years as co-owner of Soca Clothing.