Be brighter than the autumn leaves, with elegant tailoring in incandescent shades

Hair Kinuko for Aveda at Untitled

Make-up Dina at Industry using Shu Uemura

Models Maria at Take Two and Colette C at Select

Photographer's assistant Jay Clark

Stylist's assistants Emmy Georgiou and Marie Creac'h

(Left) sequin dress, pounds 865, by Comme des Garcons, 59 Brook Street, London W1, Flannels, Amazon House, Brazil Street, Manchester, enquiries 0171-493 1258; (right) chiffon shirt, pounds 560, by Yves Saint Laurent, 137 New Bond Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-493 1800; felt wool skirt, pounds 180, by Strenesse Gabriele Strehle, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1, enquiries 0171-287 6767; tights, pounds 6, by Aristoc, from all major department stores, enquiries 01773 525 520 Silk dress, to order, by Martine Sitbon, from Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-323 3801

A-Poc top, pounds 215, by Issey Miyake, 270 Brompton Road, London SW3, enquiries 0171-581 3760

(Left) patterned coat, pounds 520, by John Richmond, 2 Newburgh Street, London W1, Cruise, 180-188 Ingram Street, Glasgow, enquiries 0171-734 5782; (right) plain coat, pounds 695, by Sonja Nuttall, from Selfridges, as before; tights, pounds 6, by Aristoc, as before; shoes, pounds 100, by Jil Sander, from Browns, 23-27 South Molton Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-491 7833, Pollyanna, 16 Market Hill, Barnsley, enquiries 01226 291 665