Taida

Taida
While WhoWhatWearDaily.com is dedicated to celebrity and runway fashion, weÂ're also equally obsessed with the personal style showcased on your MySpace profiles. To celebrate the best looks from our favorite international trendsetters, WhoWhatWearDaily.com brings you MySpace Muse. This week weÂ're inspired by the Scandinavian savoir-faire that Taida, 18, brings to her personal look.

Who is your favorite designer?
That has to be Frida GianniniÂ--I loved the collection she did for Gucci. I also love Costume National, Badgley Mischka, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Alexander McQueen and, of course, Viktor & Rolf.

Who are your favorite up-and-coming designers?
Nathan Jenden and Andreas Melbostad.

What are your favorite stores?
I like to mix pieces I find at flea markets, secondhand stores, and H&M with more expensive accessories. We have two well-known secondhand stores in my town (Fretex and Shalam). ItÂ's amazing what you can find there and when you mix those pieces in with the rest of your wardrobeÂ--voila! You have personal style.

Who are your personal style icons?
I love the way Shirley Manson mixes grunge with glamour. I also like how Daria Werbowy, Eva Green, and Dita Von Teese put themselves together.

What are your favorite new trends?
I love that pale skin is the new tan! So start wearing red lipstick, girls! When it comes to red lipstick, my favorite is MaybellineÂ's Moisture Extreme Lipcolor in Cherry Rain. ($6.99, walgreens.com)

What is the best purchase you've ever made?
A vintage silver dress I bought in Portobello Road in London. I like to wear it when I go out with my friendsÂ--it just screams glamour and glitter.

Do you have any beauty tips?
The hair makes 90% of your looks, so get your hair trimmed every eight weeks or get a hair makeover. An original haircut shows a lot of personality.

Right now, every girl needs a _____ ?
A pair of black stilettos or ankle boots. We are going to see lots of them this fall.

If you could raid anyone's closet, who would it be and why?
ItÂ's not so very original, but IÂ'd pick the Olsens', of course. They have some wicked eccentric clothes, which I absolutely love. IÂ'd mix their stuff with Eva GreenÂ's dark but still feminine style.

WhatÂ's on your iPod right now?
Fiona Apple, Garbage, Francoise Hardy, Nouvelle Vague, The No Smoking Orchestra, Pagoda, and Mazzy Star.

WhoÂ's your favorite photographer?
Ellen Von Unwerth.

What do you buy at the newsstand?
I read Norwegian Costume, INSIDE, I-D, and ELLE.

What piece in your wardrobe do you wear the most? Even if the sun shines, I still wear my black boots from DNA. IÂ'm in love with them. (dna-shoes.com)

Describe your ideal day...
Reading about the latest fashion and studying peopleÂ's style while having a mocha coffee downtown with my friends at LauraÂ'sÂ--my favorite coffee shop in town (Kristiansand, Norway).

Where do you go to stock up on great, inexpensive items?
eBay.com and asos.com

Do you have any style secrets?
My style secret is wear what you like, and donÂ't care if other thinks its eccentric or not updated. The key to a personal style is self-confidence.

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