Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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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.

The best make-up tools: How to create a more polished, longer-lasting look

While I usually rely on hastily finger-painting on a face for office days, for anything more taxing, using the right brush for the right job helps to create not only a more polished look, but one that seems to last longer, too.

World Cup 2014: Get your kit on in style

Even the rarefied world of style has caught World Cup fever this summer. Rebecca Gonsalves looks at fashion’s new-found love for the beautiful game

The best make-up for brides: The big beauty brands have everything covered

While some brides are happy to throw themselves into the hands of a professional on the big day, others prefer to do their own make-up, and the big beauty brands have everything covered – right down to a masterclass in false eyelash application.

Lancome's collaborations: Beauty is in the bag

A quick tally of the cosmetics counters of your local department store will attest to the way that fashion brands dominate that industry. But traditional make-up maestros are fighting back with designer credentials of their own – such as Lancôme's latest project with a trio of fêted Parisian designers

Father's Day gift ideas: Ditch the badger-hair shaving brush for these cool grooming products

Is it just me or do most Father's Day gift ideas cater to chaps whose grandchildren are grown? I mean, who really needs a new badger-hair shaving brush in this day and age?

Make your marque: The trend for customisation and bespoke touches is gathering pace

From monogram mania to meaningful trinkets, this time it's personal

Onesies to watch: model wears Lanvin Spring/Summer 2014

Style file: Stay in Overall control in dungarees and jumpsuits

Forget their naff reputation, this season dungarees and  jumpsuits are a one-stop way to look stylish, says Rebecca Gonsalves

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The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
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Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
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Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

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The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

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