Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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The 5 best post-marathon treatments

To me, Marathon is just the proper name for Snickers, although the more I hear about this carb-loading deal, I am tempted to reconsider.

Model wears: top £29.50, leggings £25, jacket £29.50, bag £25, all marksandspencer.com

Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Lycra was banished after the eighties, but it is back with vengeance

The 5 best eye make-up removers

A specific eye make-up remover or multi-purpose cleanser can shift make-up, grime and oil with ease

The 5 best blossom beauty products

I tend to go a bit barmy for blossom at this time of year. Its sudden nature – as bare branches seemingly erupt in bud overnight – is synonymous with waving goodbye to wintry doom and gloom.

A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015

Cartoon characters, consumer logos and pop culture abound in the current collections... When did the catwalk become a kids' club?

One thing is for sure with fashion of the Instagram era: sometimes the funny thing about fashion is that it’s not very funny at all

From hair perfume to in-shower after sun: the 5 best beauty gimmicks

From in-shower after sun to  a cleverly ergonomic liner pen

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70 by Patricia Mears and Emma McClendon, review

Study of Seventies style gurus doesn't quite measure up

Laura Bailey models her new shoe designs

Laura Bailey lights up LK Bennett with a parade of colourful shoe designs

Forget prim kitten heels and bland court shoes, Laura Bailey brings a shot of colour to LK Bennett this spring, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Flash mob: Kate Moss in 1993

See-through fabrics: They are a staple this season, but can they work in real life?

Sheer fabrics abound this season, but can you incorporate them into real life without being arrested for indecent exposure?

The 5 best men's fragrances

Choosing a new scent is about so much more than how you want to smell. Sure, some men couldn't care less about the name on the bottle, but they're perhaps still using the Old Spice they won in a charity raffle 15 years ago.

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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
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The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
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Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
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