herringbone heaven

Take the classic Miss Jean Brodie look, and transport it to the brash, modern, brightly-lit environment of a fashionable New York diner. The result? Designer tweed to die for

Top right and opposite page: pale blue jersey shirt, pounds 26.99, at Oasis, 292 Regent St, London W1 and branches nationwide; black and white herringbone tweed jacket, pounds 350, at MaxMara, 32 Sloane St, SW3 (tel: 0171 287 3434); tweed pencil skirt, pounds 270, at Dolce & Gabbana, 175 Sloane St, SW1 (tel: 0171 235 0335); red tights, pounds 22, at Wolford, 3 South Molton St, W1 and department stores nationwide; black and tan patent shoes, pounds 185, at Stephane Kelian, 48 Sloane St, SW1; silver signet ring, pounds 90, at Detail, 4A Symons St, SW3 (tel: 0171 730 8488)

Top left, and bottom left and right: blue check shirt with button-down collar, pounds 42, at Jigsaw, 126-127 New Bond St, W1, and branches nationwide; brown herringbone tweed coat with velvet lapels, pounds 450, at Aquascutum, 100 Regent St, W1; salt and pepper tweed fleck skirt, pounds 25, at Bhs, 252-258 Oxford St, W1, and branches nationwide (tel: 0171 262 3288); red tights, pounds 22, at Wolford, as before; brown slip-on shoes, by Martine Sitbon, pounds 205, at Stephane Kelian, 48 Sloane St, SW3 (tel: 0171 235 9459)

Top centre: purple and grey boucle knit tank-top, pounds 90, at Whistles, 12 St Christopher's Place, W1 and branches nationwide; moss green jacket with red piping along seams by Antonio Berardi, pounds 649, available at Liberty, Regent St, W1, and A La Mode, 36 Hans Crescent, SW1; moss green skirt, pounds 85, at The Scotch House, 2 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, SW1; red tights, pounds 22, at Wolford, as before; tan shoes, pounds 286, at Prada, 43-45 Sloane St, SW1 (tel: 0171 235 0008)

Top and right: brown and cream stripey jumper, pounds 145, at Joseph, 77 Fulham Rd, SW3 (tel: 0171 823 9500); check wool trousers by GR816, pounds 255, at Whistles, as before; black leather Mary-Jane shoes with cream trim by Martine Sitbon, pounds 205, at Stephane Kelian, 48 Sloane St, SW3

Above, and far right: purple and grey boucle knit tank-top, pounds 90, at Whistles, as before; and moss green jacket by Antonio Berardi, pounds 649, at Liberty, as before

STYLING BY SOPHIA NEOPHITOU

HAIR BY RICK GRADONE AT MENDI, NEW YORK

MAKE-UP BY SUSAN HAUSER

MODEL: LAURIE BIRD AT DNA, NEW YORK

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