Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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Model wears: dress £399, shoes £179, both hobbs.co.uk

Footloose and fancy-free: flat shoes are back in fashion

The fashionable flat isn’t just for daytime: wear a pair this party season and you’ll be dancing all night

Christmas 2014: 17 best womenswear gifts

From key rings to cashmere slippers, we've got the gifts to please even the most discerning of fashionistas

Christmas 2014: 10 best beauty gifts

Want to get something special for the beauty-addict in your life but no idea where to start? We've got it covered

From Elemis to Benefit, the best beauty gifts this Christmas

With this selection, the more indulgent, the better

From concealers, to eye shadows: Party make-up for Christmas season

Cheap, cheerful and compact are my key criteria for Christmas party make-up
First spotted by a model scout when she was 14, Kloss's career has been shaped by her family

Karlie Kloss: Too good to be true?

She's been called the nicest model in the industry – and even bakes cookies for charity. Meet the model in an exclusive interview
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Jackets for Men: Day of the jacket

Menswear designers have gone hell for leather this season, giving the rebellious biker some oh-so-supple competition

The best products to help you sleep: From relaxing pillow sprays to calming bath floats

Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done, and when I'm busy, be it with work or pleasure, a good night's sleep is the first sacrifice.

The best scented candles: These fancy aromas will make a chilly room instantly inviting

Maybe it's the childhood memories of crisp piles of leaves and smooth conkers nestled in pockets, but autumn is a time of year I relish. The brief hibernation between the long days of summer and December's social whirligig appeals to my sybaritic side.

Model wears grey knit £188, skirt £188; AllSaints, allsaints.com

AllSaints' latest collection has the label moving with the times

A lot has changed for the British brand since it first opened its doors 20 years ago

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game