A good check is for life - not just for football fans, car rugs and picnic blankets

Tartan wide-leg trousers with train, pounds 440, by Alexander Herchcovitch, from

The Dispensary, 9 Newburgh Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-287 8145

Silk mini dress, pounds 1,145, by Antonio Berardi, from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1, enquiries 0171-235 5000, Koh Samui, 65 Monmouth Street, London WC2, enquiries 0171-240 4280; bracelet, pounds 4, from Ad Hoc, 28 Kensington Church Street, London W8, enquiries 0171-938 1664

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Tartan blanket halter-neck dress, pounds 240, by Alexander McQueen, from Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1, Liberty, 210-220 Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries 0171-278 4333; bracelet, pounds 105, by Vava Dudu, from The Pineal Eye, 49 Broadwick Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-434 2567

Hair Andrea Pante at The Industry using L'Oreal

Make-up Ayami at The Industry using Ruby & Millie

Model Marija Mirsnik at Models One

Stylist's assistant Amy Jones