Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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New brands to know and love this season: from Molly Goddard to Nicopanda

The start of a fresh fashion season brings with it a host of emerging names and exciting relaunches to brighten the months to come

5 best treatments for ski skin

Protect skin from extreme conditions on the slopes with these hard-working products

Model wears shirt £75, blazer £195, rucksack £130,

Dressing for your dream job

If you have resolved to improve your career in 2015, why not try a new look for work?

Burberry’s glitter finale was in-keeping with the brand’s pro digital media attitude

London Collections 2015: In a world of colours, we’re keen on Green

The mood was decidedly retro, designers cherry-picking from the greatest hits of the past century

A model dressed to impress while skiing (Jacket H&M, £60)

Stylish ski and snowboarding gear: Jackets, goggles and boots

A host of labels are upping the ante to cater to fashion-conscious customers

The best products for pampering: Start January with more than just the best of intentions

I don't hold much truck with all that 'New Year, new you' nonsense. If you are interested in self-improvement, deciding to completely change your habits – be they health and fitness, romantic or financial – in the face of the long, cold month of January feels like setting yourself up for a fall.

Approaching sale shopping in a smart way means that you’ll get the most out of your money

Sales shopping: Tips and tricks from the experts

Ignore the seduction tactics of the sales to avoid expensive mistakes. Stick to your plans, say the fashion experts

The best luxury bathing products: Recuperate from the excesses of the season with a good soak

A good wallow in warm water is a very lovely thing, even more so at this time of year – it is the season of indulgence after all, and some of that should be self-inflicted.

Razzle dazzle: model wears Bee ring £127, Vittorio; ring £240, CC Skye; earrings £108, and necklace £159, both Anton Heunis, all

Festive jewellery to suit all budgets

Jewellery gifting doesn’t have to cost a small fortune, look to specialist designers for more budget friendly options, says Rebecca Gonsalves

The best products for party hair: Add volume, style big waves, or create an impressive bouffant

The higher the hair, the closer to God – so if you're planning on being sinful, adding a bit of volume is one tactic to ensure you remain guilt-free.

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