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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The Met Gala 2015: compare and contrast fashion from the 70s through to today

A look back at the Met Gala’s archive red carpet and how fashion has changed throughout the years.

Miley Cyrus’ penis flip-flops are the latest addition to fashion’s phallic trend

The singer shows off her phallic footwear aimed at hen dos

Quiksilver designs £1,300 wetsuits that look like actual suits

Good news for the surfer looking to balance their hobby with their busy working life (sort of)

Protein World advert: Swimwear retailer strikes back at 'beach body ready' campaign with plus size model Ashley Graham

Swimsuitsforall has created its own version of the ad that's sparked much controversy over body shaming

A century of Mexican beauty trends in one minute

 A video covers all the beauty trends of the revolutionary country over the past decade

Pop-up vending machine selling €2 T-shirts shows shoppers the real cost of cheap clothes

As part of the Fashion Revolution Day, a social experiment shows shoppers the poor production conditions of the women and children making cheap clothing

Disney launches official Avengers-inspired fashion line for women

Now all female Marvel fans can channel their inner superhero with this six-piece collection of dresses and jackets

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys

Audrey Hepburn is officially Britain’s style icon – 22 years after her death

David Beckham also beats wife Victoria and Kate Moss in the list of most stylish celebrities

Mango new season styles: the best buys for summer

From fringed dresses and skirts to floral jumpsuits, here are the best styles to suit your summer plans

Andrej Pejic at New York Fashion Week. The 19-year-old has modelled
for Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier

Vogue features its first transgender model ever, Andreja Pejic

The 23-year-old Serbian-born makes a breakthrough appearance on the glossy magazine with a four-pages feature shot by Patrick Demarchelier

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Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
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The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
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The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific