Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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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

Burberry Prorsum A/W14

Making your marque

Fashion has monogram mania, with a range of customised or bespoke services. This time it’s personal, writes Rebecca Gonsalves

The best sun-tan lotions: Apply an SPF to your face daily - whatever the weather

Most make-up products or moisturisers don't contain an SPF because its addition can destabilise a tried-and-tested formulation, while those that do would need to be applied with a trowel to ensure effective protection.

Beach boys: Menswear gets into shape for the summer holidays

The traditional summer holiday may be a mere calendar page away, but that doesn’t mean a man’s sense of style should take a vacation, as a clutch of exclusive, coast-appropriate collaborations with menswear etailer Mr Porter prove

The best face cleansers for sensitive skin

Dry, painful, itchy – sensitive skin can be trying enough, not least when the products aimed at those of a more sensitive disposition often have more of a whiff of the medicine cabinet, than the dressing table, about them.

What’s the story? Model wears dress £79, and shoes £65; all Vika Gazinskaya at & Other Stories; stories.com

Style file: Designer Vika Gazinskaya joins Russia's fashion revolution

Vika Gazinskaya is a driving force in Moscow’s style revolution. Now she is joining forces with Swedes & Other Stories, says Rebecca Gonsalves

The best bright nail polishes: A splash of colour on your fingers and toes

A fresh coat of paint isn't just a cheap and easy way to cheer up your home; it works well on fingers and toes, too – especially when the sophisticated shades of winter make way for the brights of spring.

Cool in the shades: House of Holland

The eyes have it: Sunglasses are no longer just about the logo

High-end sunglasses used to be just about the logo, but now designers are making them an integral part of their seasons’ collections

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