Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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The best exfoliators: Slough away dead skin cells with these super scrubs

Out of sight, out of mind is my go-to strategy for most matters, including my skin. So when I need to emerge from my cocoon of layers in the summer, I tend to feel more like a dowdy moth than a bright and beautiful butterfly.

Model wears: necklace £14.99, newlook.com

Style file: Cocktail hour costume jewellery

Say it loud and proud with colourful costume jewellery – the perfect final flourish for formal occasions

Frames of mind: Ray-Ban adds new twist to classic sunglasses

The iconic eyewear firm’s new collection puts experimental materials in the frame

Sometimes I think, 'My God, you can't wear a mini at your age', but then I like to wear a mini and my legs are OK. If you don't look good in it – don’t wear it.'

Debbie Harry's life in style: The Blondie singer reveals her finest fashion moments

Harry's sense of style and eagerness to experiment and play dress-up make her a perennial source of inspiration to those in the fashion world

Model wears shorts £140, Jack Spade, 83 Brewer Street, London W1, 0207 734 4768

Style file: How to wear shorts to the office

There’s no need to be afraid of wearing shorts to the office - simply follow a few easy rules to ensure you don’t look like  Just William, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Best make-up for oil and shine-free skin: These clever products won't strip-mine your skin

The height of summer can be a sticky, icky affair, not least because of skin's tendency to suddenly go into oil-producing overdrive. This in turn can lead to clogged pores, spots and blemishes, and it feels like the grit and grime of the day clings to greasy skin.

In at the deep end: Model wears suit £137

Style file: Make a splash in Wildfox swimwear

Itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny swimwear from Wildfox is perfect for getting in the party mood this summer,  says Rebecca Gonsalves

Summer holiday style clinic: Sartorial prescriptions for the man about the beach

Three intrepid Independent writers in their thirties, forties, and fifties are given an updated summer look by our fashion team

The best dry shampoos: Personal hygiene doesn't have to go out of the window during festival season

Rain or shine, the summer season has come to be defined by the myriad music festivals that pepper the calendar from here till September.

Sail away: models on the runway at the Craig Green show in London

Craig Green sails into challenging new territory, as Christopher Bailey takes Burberry on a trip

Craig Green is the name on industry lips right now, and yesterday he showed his first solo collection after a three-season stint with the MAN programme. Green’s first collection, replete with vast wooden sculptures worn on the face, inspired mirthless headlines such as “What a Plank!”. But his vision for spring/summer should be more easily digested by Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, not least because those face structures were gone, replaced by frames from which colour-co-ordinated swathes floated like ethereal sails behind the promenading models.

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Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor
Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy: Was the otter man the wildlife champion he appeared to be?

Otter man Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy

The aristocrat's eccentric devotion to his pets inspired a generation. But our greatest living nature writer believes his legacy has been quite toxic
Joanna Rowsell: The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia

Joanna Rowsell: 'I wear my wig to look normal'

The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef gives raw ingredients a lift with his quick marinades

Bill Granger's quick and delicious marinades

Our chef's marinades are great for weekend barbecuing, but are also a delicious way of injecting flavour into, and breaking the monotony of, weekday meals
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 preview: Why Brazilians don't love their neighbours Argentina any more

Anyone but Argentina – why Brazilians don’t love their neighbours any more

The hosts will be supporting Germany in today's World Cup final, reports Alex Bellos
The Open 2014: Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?

The Open 2014

Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?