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The way we wear - the style message from the street

Published 08/01/2010 | 05:00

Amy Blake, David Baxter, Charles Louis Bouveur and Shannon Lamontagne
Amy Blake, David Baxter, Charles Louis Bouveur and Shannon Lamontagne

Name: Amy Blake

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Age: 20

Profession: Sales assistant and music & anthropology student

From: Castleknock, Dublin

Wearing: Jacket, €30, Dunnes Stores. Blazer, €20, Bershka. Dress, €35, Om Diva. Headscarf, €25 and bag, €40, both Topshop. Boots, €100, Schuh.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop and Sabotage.

What was your best bargain buy?

A black satin, above-the-knee dress with one shoulder and ruffle detailing reduced from €100 to €50 in Sabotage.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

These boots.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities?

The best are Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof and the worst is Tilda Swinton.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Kate Moss for Topshop and small labels like the ones in Sabotage and Om Diva.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

Between €200 and €250.

What or who influences your style?

What's fashionable at the time, what I see people wearing on nights out and celeb magazines like Heat and Now.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A brown lace dress with cream sleeves in Sabotage.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Fisherman pants.

What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love individual expression and the 1920s, especially for fur coats and I hate too much sequins and sparkle, I think it's tacky.

Name: David Baxter

Age: 21

Profession: Graphic design student

From: Clonsilla, Dublin

Wearing: Jacket, €49, Topman. Hoody, €59, American Apparel. Jumper, €20, jeans, €30 and belt, €15, all H&M. Trainers by Adidas, present bought in Size?

What is your favourite shop?

H&M.

What was your best bargain buy?

A brown leather satchel for €10 from a market in Morocco.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

A pair of white, high-top trainers by Nike for €120 from Schuh.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities?

The best is George Lamb and the worst if Graham Norton.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Tom Ford.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €300.

What or who influences your style?

Music and art.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A green hoody from American Apparel.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Tracksuits and Dubarrys . . . together.

What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love how you can find unique and individual pieces in vintage shops and I hate trends.

Name: Charles Louis Bouveur

Age: 30

Profession: Product designer

From: Paris

Wearing: Jacket, €100, Zara. Hoody, €40, H&M. Jumper, €40, Mexx. Trousers, €20, Chevignon. Hat, €6, River Island. Glasses by Prada, €150. Bag by Eastpak, €25, outlet store. Trainers by Asics, €80.

What is your favourite shop?

Zara and Mexx.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of black and grey, classic pinstripe trousers by Chevignon reduced from €80 to €20 in an outlet store.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

These glasses.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities?

The best is Jude Law and the worst is Pete Doherty.

What is your favourite label or designer?

I don't have one.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €50.

What or who influences your style?

Scandinavian design, classic style, muted colour with a touch of bright and magazines like Wallpaper* and Shoes-Up.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

This hat.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Underwear that was too big and too bright.

What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love spontaneity, creativity and people who dream and I hate the superficial nature of fashion; when designers don't design for real people and real life, when it's too fake.

Name: Shannon Lamontagne

Age: 18

Profession: Student

From: Luton, England

Wearing: Coat, £70, River Island. Scarf, £10, H&M. Headband, €2 and bag, £8, both Primark. Jumper, £20, skirt, £25, necklace, £15 and boots, £40, all Topshop.

What is your favourite shop?

H&M.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of black cage stilettos reduced from £70 to £20 in Office.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

A black, mock croc, structured hold-all bag for £80 from Rock Couture near London.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities?

The best is Sienna Miller and the worst is Katie Price.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Jonathon Saunders.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About £300.

What or who influences your style?

i-D magazine, catwalk.com, elle.com and blogs.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

This headband.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Fluorescent legwarmers.

What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love the sporty look and I hate gypsy skirts.

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