Linda Sharkey

Linda Sharkey has been an online journalist at The Independent since 2011. She is involved in different areas across the website and is currently the editor of our latest tool, Independent Plus. As the fashionista of the team, she looks after our Fashion section. Linda also shares her style on her pesonal blog

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Dove’s powerful #ChooseBeautiful campaign reveals 96% of women consider themselves average looking

This is what happens when women are forced to choose between walking through doors marked 'beautiful' and 'average'

Stylist spoofs Kate Moss and Penelope Cruz in a series of parodies of fashion adverts

Natalie Croquet imitates Kate Moss in cheeky Eleven Paris shot and Freja Beja Erichsen in a Zadig and Voltaire ad

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James Corden to host the 2015 CFDA Awards

The British comedian lands another big gig in America as the MC of the prestigious fashion event

Antonio Banderas at the San Sebastian Film Festival last month

Antonio Banderas set to become fashion designer

The veteran actor is now a clothing design student at Central Saint Martins in London

The popular JNCO jeans from the 90s are making a comeback and teenagers are horrified

The ultra-wide straight legged denim jeans from the nineties will return in 2015, but the new generation doesn't seem pleased

What to buy in River Island right now

From palazzo pants to leather fringed backpacks, these are the best buys at the British high-street shop

Lululemon introduces ‘anti-ball crushing’ trousers and men are loving it

The £188 ABC pants are proving popular with almost all sizes and styles having sold out, and the range increasing the sales of the popular fitness brand

Louis Vuitton is finding that customers no longer buy handbags for the logo and is changing tack

Contents of women's handbags can be worth more than a small car

Retailer McArthurGlen reveals what's inside UK women's handbags and the overall worth

LA clothing label launches scented t-shirts that will smell good for dozen washes

The £86 tee will  keep you smelling as Le Labo's expensive fragrance

Kendall Jenner lands another big fashion job as the new face of Calvin Klein

The 19-year-old Kardashians' sister confirmed deal with the American clothing giant with the release of new campaign

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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own