Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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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

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.

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Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

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Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
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Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
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Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

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It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
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Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
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