While WhoWhatWearDaily.com is dedicated to celebrity and runway fashion, we┬'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 we┬'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 Giannini┬--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). It┬'s amazing what you can find there and when you mix those pieces in with the rest of your wardrobe┬--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 Maybelline┬'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 friends┬--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?
It┬'s not so very original, but I┬'d pick the Olsens', of course. They have some wicked eccentric clothes, which I absolutely love. I┬'d mix their stuff with Eva Green┬'s dark but still feminine style.
What┬'s on your iPod right now?
Fiona Apple, Garbage, Francoise Hardy, Nouvelle Vague, The No Smoking Orchestra, Pagoda, and Mazzy Star.
Who┬'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. I┬'m in love with them. (dna-shoes.com)
Describe your ideal day...
Reading about the latest fashion and studying people┬'s style while having a mocha coffee downtown with my friends at Laura┬'s┬--my favorite coffee shop in town (Kristiansand, Norway).
Do you have any style secrets?
My style secret is wear what you like, and don┬'t care if other thinks its eccentric or not updated. The key to a personal style is self-confidence.