Harriet Walker

Harriet Walker is a fashion writer and columnist for The Independent.

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The Beauty Spot: A year in make-up

From new discoveries to old favourites, Harriet Walker takes you through a year in the life of her most wanted make-up

Harriet Walker: Whatever happened to New Year karma?

I never know what I'm going to do on New Year's Eve. That is, I can take a very vague guess: what I presume I will do is lie around for most of the day, then go somewhere, get drunk, wonder what all the fuss was about and go to sleep fully clothed round my friend's house.

If we’ve just had Frazzled Friday, what’s next on the 2012/13 calendar of excess?

They're faintly nonsensical, yes, but we must enjoy these latterday saint's days, because it's back to Mundane Monday before we know it

Harriet Walker: I am Christmas personified

A strange transformation has taken hold of me this festive season: I'm actually looking forward to it.

Review of fashion in 2012: All aboard the haute express

'The Louis Vuitton steam train stands as a leitmotif for the industry'

As long as rape is belittled, there will be more victims like this

If there are loopholes in rape cases, it will be less likely that rape and its victims will be taken seriously

Designer Lee Roach

Why less is more for Lee Roach

Menswear designer Lee Roach turns his attention to Nike trainers to showcase his ultra-modern minimalism, says Harriet Walker

All puffed up: It's time to pick up a puffa

Snuggly, squishy and suddenly cool again. You'll be glad of all that padding when the temperature drops, says cosy convert Harriet Walker

Fashion Statement: The designers who think sparkle is for life, not just for Christmas

At this time of year, our minds naturally turn to sparkle. I say naturally but really it's the most far-fetched thing on earth, as we spend Christmas Day stagnating on the sofa in our trackie bums while the wind blows a gale outside and the sun refuses even to rise.

'My name is Harriet and I'm addicted to shoes'

There's nothing like spending months in plaster after falling off a pair of high heels to make a person reconsider their love of fancy footwear. So was Harriet Walker repentant? Not exactly...

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