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Rosalie Davis

Age: 17

Occupation: Student at Henrico High School.

Style: "I like mixing lots of styles. I've been wearing a lot of my mom's old disco clothes -- she was a hippie. I like to surprise people. Sometimes I go goth. If I find something I like, I'll wear it for the rest of my life."



Nabila Rahman

Age: 17

Occupation: Student at Henrico High School.

Style: "If I have time, I look pretty. Indians get to wear sleeveless things, but my parents are all conservative. They'd prefer I be a 20th-century nun. My cousins sent me this scarf and skirt from Bangladesh, but my top is from Forever 21 and has paint on it from art class. If I could, I would dress up every day."





Cheryl Brown

Age: 23

Occupation: Missionary for Youth With a Mission.

Style: "I just throw something together. I love putting my colors together. I'm here from Jamaica. I've been here for about a month. I only brought two suitcases. I'll be buying new clothes around Thanksgiving."





Sheryl Merritt

Age: 51

Occupation: A consultant for Dermalogica, a professional skincare line.

Style: "I like the leopard prints, the blacks, the jeans. I'm a hat person, and I like to be comfortable. This beret is my evening accessory."





Adrienne Kirkpatrick

Age: 34

Occupation: Store manager at Anthropologie, Stony Point Fashion Park.

Style: "I'm a mother of three, but I always say that I hate moms that look like moms. So I try to dress creatively, something different, something fun."





Siv Ranko

Age: You really want to know?

Occupation: Business consultant, native of Finland.

Style: "This is just me. I like lots of blacks. I knitted this scarf myself a couple of years ago. I love to get dressed up. My hair has been like this forever. I can't name [my style]. You can call it whatever you want."





Emily Cole-Bitz

Age: 30

Occupation: Theatre IV annual fund manager, singing "Ode to Billy Joe" in the First Friday Cabaret.

Style: "These are my fun pants. If I know I'm going out to do something fun, like sing, I like to be a little flashier. I'm mostly pretty conservative, but not at night or on weekends. I tend to shop at the Williamsburg outlets, although I got these pants and this sweater in Chicago while visiting a friend."





Khalilah Branch

Age: 28

Occupation: Retail manager for Urban Outfitters, Short Pump Town Center.

Style: "It's fun. I like lots of accessories. I wear the clothes I sell. I have to keep up with the trends, so I read a lot of fashion magazines."

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