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The way we wear - the style message from the street

Published 29/01/2010 | 05:00

From left: Laily Zogno, Louise Curtis, Dean McDaid and Tarka Russell.
From left: Laily Zogno, Louise Curtis, Dean McDaid and Tarka Russell.

Name: Laily Zogno

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Age: 24

Profession: Retail assistant

From: Brazil, living in Harolds Cross

Wearing: Jacket by Sonia Rykiel, €370; T-shirt by Sauce, €180; and leggings by Gestuz, €75, all BT2. Black dress, €48, American Apparel. Boots by Solea, €360, Brown Thomas.

What is your favourite shop?

'Surface to Air' in Paris and New York.

What was your best bargain buy?

A black and white, gingham vintage cardigan by Escada with a rose print for €30 on eBay.

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

A grey, worn leather, 'Motorcycle' bag by Balenciaga for €1,200 from Brown Thomas.

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

The best are Leigh Lezark from MisShapes and Dita Von Teese and the worst is Sarah Jessica Parker.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

€300 plus.

What or who influences your style?

I'm obsessed with the '80s and '80s films like Heathers and The Lost Boys and blogs such as Face Hunter and Freakstyle.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A grey, vintage, extra long suit jacket coat with black lapels by Max Mara for €80 on eBay.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Skate style.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love the '80s and the gothic look and I hate tracksuits and Uggs.

Name: Louise Curtis

Age: 19

Profession: Law student

From: Irishtown, Dublin

Wearing: Jacket, €47; T-shirt, €27; necklace, €10; and boots, €84, all from River Island. Skirt, €30, Topshop.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop and River Island.

What was your best bargain buy?

A black leather biker jacket for €68 from Topshop that looks much more expensive.

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

A cerise pink, silk, knee-length, blouson, nipped waist dress for €99 by Topshop Boutique.

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

The best are Cheryl Cole and Nicole Richie and the worst is Katie Price.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Chanel.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €400.

What or who influences your style?

Celebs, street style and magazines like Heat, Look and Teen Vogue.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A pair of pink and cream knee-high socks with lace trim from River Island.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Smock dresses that looked like aprons.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love blazers and I hate denim jackets.

Name: Dean McDaid

Age: 19

Profession: Sales assistant

From: Athlone, living in Rathmines

Wearing: Shirt, £12, Brick Lane. Vest by Insight, present bought in Australia. Trousers by Kenji, borrowed from my boyfriend. Ring, €35, Johnston Court antiques. Shoes, €30, Topman.

What is your favourite shop?

Beyond Retro in London.

What was your best bargain buy?

A khaki, oversized, open-fronted coat with a huge collar by Topshop Unique reduced from €300 to €35.

What is the most expensive fashion item you bought?

A black jersey hoody with a huge hood by 'Slow & Steady' for €210 from Circus.

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

The best is Chloe Sevigny and the worst is Pixie Lott.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Henrik Vibskov.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

Between about €500 and €700.

What or who influences your style?

My mood, magazines like VMan, AnOther Man, Metal magazine and Dazed & Confused and I run a blog called Moda Por Favor.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A black leather biker jacket for £45 from Beyond Retro in London.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

White skinny jeans.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love monochrome and structured jewellery and I hate waistcoats.

Name: Tarka Russell

Age: 20

Profession: History of Art student

From: Cork city

Wearing: Gilet, £300, Harrod's. Jumper, €50, and leggings, €15, both Topshop. Top by Issey Miyake, €200, Paris. Hat, €50, vintage shop in Paris. Scarf, present bought in South Africa. Gloves, €20, Gap. Bag by Chanel, £1,000, present bought in the Chanel store in London. Boots, £90, Kurt Geiger store in London.

What is your favourite shop?

Jazmin Chebar in Buenos Aires.

What was your best bargain buy?

A faded, wine velvet jacket with gold embroidery by Kate Moss for Topshop reduced from €190 to €15.

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

A black, feather and fur, Chanel handbag for €2,000 from the Chanel store in Paris.

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

The best are Sienna Miller and Kate Moss and the worst are Jordan and Jodie Marsh.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Marc Jacobs.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €400.

What or who influences your style?

Tribal style, colour, textiles and mixing vintage with highstreet.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A pair of black leather, lace-up ankle boots with a six-inch heel by Kurt Geiger in Leeds.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Dressing as a trashy musketeer with ripped tights for a fancy dress party.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love colourful scarves and I hate harem pants.

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