Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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The best lipsticks for summer: Keep the shimmer subtle with sheer balm-tint hybrids

A velvety matte lipstick can feel out of place in the summer months, but that doesn't mean you have to resort to a gloopy gloss as there is an abundance of sheer, lightweight and conditioning formulations on the market thanks to balm-tint hybrids which can be layered up to create a more intense colour.

Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy

Style file: Stylish holiday luggage

If you’re jetting off this summer, now’s the  perfect time to make sure your luggage will  pass muster, writes Rebecca Gonsalves

Exclusive interview with collections curator Lynn Yaeger: "These clothes are revolutionary in their conception and execution"

As online retailer yoox.com launches a vintage selection of creations by Japanese designers, Rebecca Gonsalves meets Lynn Yaeger, the collection’s passionate curator

Costa Azzurra EDP 50ml, £142, Tom Ford

The best summer perfumes: Freshen up with the clean, bright scent of white flowers

The heat of summer seems to send everyday smells into overdrive – be they good or bad. It's this same heightened sense that makes hearty, warming winter fragrances suddenly feel all wrong.

Model wears See by Chloé, chloe.com

Style file: Print and patterns clash is in fashion

Indulge in this summer’s trend for bright and brash motifs and allow clashing patterns to run riot. Wearing top-to-toe prints is no longer a fashion faux pas

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

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