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 www.fashioninsideout.co.uk

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It's 'about sexy, not sex': Theo Paphitis on the lingerie business and the Fifty Shades effect

In an exclusive interview, the retail magnate, owner of Boux Avenue and former Dragon's Den judge opens up about working in the industry for so long, how it’s changed and why is it worth investing so much in it

Christmas Jumper Day: Best fashionable knitwear to survive the festive season in style

From Topshop to Sophie Hulme, we round up the festive jumpers that actually look nice

Revealed: The world’s cheapest diamond earrings

Avon offers ethical affordable luxury in a £30 piece of jewellery this Christmas

First look at Kate Moss in BBC’s The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams

Fashion and TV join forces this Christmas as the British supermodel makes a cameo in the 'touching' TV production

The world's most extreme shoes in history to be showcased at V&A's new exhibition

From the interpretations of Cinderella’s fairytail crystal shoes to Louboutin’s most unusual red soles, the London museum will span the globe and travel through 2000 years

Victoria's Secret models walk the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court in London

Victoria’s Secret Show 2014: Facts and figures behind the lingerie extravaganza

It's one of the biggest catwalk show on Earth, but what are the numbers behind the production

David Beckham to launch fashion label - following in the footsteps of wife Victoria

The former football star is set to raise his fashion profile even further

British Fashion Awards 2014: Who wore what

The red carpet looks and full winners list

Victoria’s Secret has landed in London, but why should you care? 15 facts about the brand

As the lingerie extravaganza hits the capital tomorrow, here are 15 interesting facts about the American brand

Jean Paul Gaultier and Manolo Blahnik create 'artistic' Eastpak backpacks for World’s Aids Day

Sixteen designers have transformed the classic bag into an artistic creation

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there