Ready to wear: Nothing like the real thing
Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women
Sunday 24 March 1996
Main picture: jade rayon knitted cardigan, pounds 130, Oguri, Space NK, 41 Earlham St, London WC2. Slate grey crochet rayon/acrylic strappy dress, pounds 37, green lace cami-knickers, pounds 16, Benetton branches nationwide, inquiries: 0171 731 4564. Bracelets from a selection at Brick Lane Market, London E1.
Opposite, top: oyster rayon cutaway arm top, pounds 29.99, Next Directory, 0345 100500 and selected stores nationwide, stockist inquiries 0116 2849424. Cream polyester/viscose trousers, pounds 35, Principles, stores nationwide, inquiries: 0171 927 1443. Yellow mock croc strappy sandals, pounds 49.99, Ravel, branches nationwide, inquiries: 0171 631 0224.
Opposite, below: aqua ribbed knitted silk cardigan, pounds 115, Liberty Collection, Regent Street, London W1; 127 Buchanan Street, Glasgow; 16/18 East Street, Brighton; inquiries: 0171 734 1234. Black rayon/acrylic knitted halter neck, pounds 25, Benetton, branches nationwide, inquiries: 0171 731 4564. Black jersey wide pants, approx pounds 19.99, Hennes, Oxford Circus, London W1, and stores nationwide, inquiries: 0171 255 2031. Clear plastic mules, pounds 46.99, Ravel, branches nationwide, inquiries: 0171 631 0224.
photographs by julian marshall
STYLING BY RACHEL COLLINS AT GSM
HAIR BY CRAIG TAYLOR AT ANTHONY YACOMINE
MAKE-UP BY HELEN WALSH AT GSM USING MARY QUANT
MODEL: ERIN AT MODELS 1
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