FASHION / Holiday Snaps

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Nobody ever goes on holiday in this country without a foul-weather companion wardrobe: for every bikini, sun-dress or pair of shorts, there's a cardigan, an anorak or a Pakamac to keep it dry. This summer, in an uncharacteristically sensible move, the cover-ups have become as much a part of fashion as the itsy-bitsy things underneath.

Left: red bikini, pounds 25, from branches of Knickerbox; denim mini-skirt by Sochi & Anochi, pounds 35, from Portobello Market, London W11; shoes, model's own

Opposite page, top: red and white bikini top by Gideon Orberson, pounds 79 (the bikini), from Fenwick and House of Fraser stores nationwide; blue one-piece swimsuit by Gideon Orberson, pounds 75, stockists as above; wire-rimmed sunglasses, pounds 65, by Stussy from Bond, 10 Newburgh Street, W1, and American Classics, 400 King's Road, SW10

Opposite page, below left: jacket by Stone Island, pounds 260, from Matches of Wimbledon (071 629 5592); blue and yellow bikini, pounds 99, by Rinada from Prato, Hyper Hyper, 26 Kensington Hight Street, W8; bag, model's own

Below centre: orange and green track-suit top, pounds 20, from Acupuncture, 3 Tisbury Court, Wardour Street, W1; bra-top customised from a pair of Levi's 501s, pounds 35, from Levi's stockists nationwide

Below right: white shorts by Vivienne Westwood, pounds 140, from 430 King's Road, SW10, and Jeff Koons T-shirt in pink and white, pounds 20, by Acupuncture as before; pink and black trainers, pounds 55, by Van's from Acupunture; white Adidas shorts, pounds 15, also from Acupuncture, and blue long-sleeved shirt, pounds 120, by Vivienne Westwood as before; white Nike tennis shoes, model's own

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