Fashion: Indian summer

Nothing is so beguiling as an Indian summer: the soft light, the gentle breezes - and the irresistible suggestion of lazy walks through ripe pastures. These are days for the bohemian woman who drifts through life, pausing to enjoy the view. She wears the fruits of her wanderings like a nomad, trinkets picked up in Tibet or Zanzibar - or from select outlets in Britain. Fling on some old beads, an antique shawl, a cluster of rings echoing the colours of the fields, and wander off into the sunset

Far left: Mesopotamian agate beads, c1000BC, pounds 350 per string, by mail order from Ancient Art, 0181 882 1509; wool shawl with ribbon macrame fringe, pounds 80,

from June Victor & Sarah Lewis Textiles at Alfie's Antique Market, Stand S040-43, London NW8 (enquiries: 0171 723 6105).

Above: cream tassel, pounds 11, at June Victor & Sarah Lewis Textiles, as before; red, white and blue checked scarf, pounds 85, at Emporio Armani, 191 Brompton Road, London SW3, and Unit 2, The Italian Centre, John Street, Glasgow; bottle-green tank top, pounds 595, at Giorgio Armani, 37 Sloane Street, London SW1.

Left: Chinese wooden shoes, pounds 25, at June Victor & Sarah Lewis Textiles, as before.

Opposite page: pink 19th-century oriental silk embroidered coat, pounds 160, at June Victor & Sarah Lewis Textiles, as before; wool tumble twist shawl, pounds 395, at Giorgio Armani, as before

Near right: bottle-green tank top, pounds 595, at Giorgio Armani, as before; silver mesh buckled belt, pounds 75, at Cornucopia, 12 Upper Tachbrook Street, London SW1 (enquiries: 0171 828 5752); wool shawl, from June Victor & Sarah Lewis Textiles, as before

Centre right: royal blue Chinese jacket/coat, pounds 95, and pyjama bottoms, part of suit, pounds 50,

both at June Victor & Sarah Lewis Textiles, as before

Right, from top: antique Iranian silver and silver gilt necklace, pounds 750, from Talisman Gallery at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1

Large antique Iranian ring, pounds 250, and other antique rings, pounds 45, all at Talisman Gallery, as before

Silver coin belt, pounds 60, and silver mesh buckle belt, pounds 75, both at Cornucopia, as before; silver Russian belt, c1510, pounds 850, at Talisman Gallery, as before

Collection of Roman glass bangles, 1st-3rd century AD, all from Ancient Art, 85 The Vale, Southgate, London N14 (mail order: 0181 882 1509)

PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIM WALKER

STYLING BY GRACE COBB

MODEL: BELLA WRIGHT

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