Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves is Deputy Fashion Editor of the Independent titles and has a weekly beauty column in the Independent Magazine

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A catwalk show by Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week: It’s a matter of the bottom line as much as hemlines

Natalie Massenet kicks off shows with a warning: we need more business acumen

Jacket £65, sweatshirt £45; all James Long for River Island, riverisland.com, available from 24 February

James Long helps River Island show men how to dress

London designer James Long is the latest to bring  his talents to River Island, writes Rebecca Gonsalves

Diane von Furstenberg in the influential wrap dress in 1970

Get your groove on: Seventies fashion is back... again

As the spring/summer 15 catwalks attest, designers seem incapable of resisting a nostalgia for the era of bell-bottoms and blouses, platforms and poodle perms

Lip Conditioner, £17, Estée Lauder

The best beauty products for Valentine's Day

Whether you're single or spliced, it's hard to find people who care about Valentine's Day as much as retailers and restaurateurs would like us to. And while I'm all for opting out of the enforced romanticism of the Hallmark holiday, we all deserve a treat now and then whatever the date.

Valentine's Day 2015: 5 best beauty buys to treat yourself

Forget Valentine's presents for others, now it is your turn

The new Jack Wills collection is worth the wait

Designer Richard Nicoll has drawn on the Sixties and the Britpop era for his new Jack Wills collection, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Model wears Rachel Boston from £2,580

Fine jewellery: Sales of the good stuff are soaring as shoppers target luxury at the click of a button

As business booms the industry is ringing the changes with glee

5 best nail varnishes for spring

Celebrate the end of January with one of these spring shades

High-waisted shorts, £25; finery.com

Designer Caren Downie launches Finery, her new online brand

A new womenswear venture shows two high street  heavyweights refining their vision, says Rebecca Gonsalves

The best night creams: In cold, drying weather only a thick, rich moisturiser will do

With the myriad of oils and super serums on the market it can seem a bit old-fashioned to slather your face with night cream before bed – almost as if you should be wearing rollers in your hair and marabou mules on your feet while you do it.

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