Rising freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University.My style:
"Honestly, if I could wear a T-shirt and cargo pants every day, I would, but I feel compelled to wear low-cut, strappy dresses because I want to look cute for my boyfriend. It's also a real confidence booster. I dye my hair this color because it matches my personality. It's bright and intense, indicative of my character. My style goes between two extremes -- comfort and elegance. I like dressing like a woman, in black lace with plunging necklines. Being dressed well allows for greater social mobility."
Future Georgetown student, home in Richmond for the summer.My style:
"This sweatshirt? I just got back from Africa, and it seems really cold here to me. I never really thought I had a style, but I lost a lot of weight in Africa, and now my African clothes are the only ones that fit."
President of the board of directors at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, effective July 1.My style:
"I try to think differently in my approach to clothes. I shop anywhere from Forever 21 to Coplon's to The Phoenix. I like to keep up with fashion trends, so I read British Vogue and I get Women's Wear Daily. I think it's fun to be unique. I like to mix up brands, styles, sizes and everything else."
La La (No last name given.)Age:
"I don't have an occupation." (But she is from California, makes jewelry, travels around the country in a blue van and plays chess while selling her wares on the sidewalk.)My style:
"I really enjoy skirts. I like to be comfortable. I don't wear shoes usually. The skirts make me feel very feminine. I love to wear jewelry, but we're just hanging out. It's too hot out here."
Mary Buford JamesAge:
Manager of JetSet Boutique in Carytown.My style:
"My style is very girly and feminine. Kind of classic. I like to throw in a few trends. The dress is from here. I love big earrings. I'm a big-earrings person."