Annalisa Barbieri was in fashion PR for five years before going to the Observer to be fashion assistant. She has worked for the Evening Standard and the Times and was one of the fashion editors on the Independent on Sunday for five years, where she wrote the Dear Annie column. She was fishing correspondent of the Independent from 1997-2004.

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Culture
01 May 2010
Like so many other people, I love Grace Kelly: she did that effortlessly stylish look so well, it makes ordinary people...
Society
12 March 2009
Barbie. I’ve always had a soft spot for her. Not least because she helps me explain to people how to spell my surname...
Society
12 February 2009
I am not alone. In my tummy, curled up and waiting for a moment to unfurl and press the exit button, is a baby. If...
Lifestyle
06 January 2009
The Organic Pharmacy Deodorant Spray, £15, 50ml Tested: various dates throughout 2007 Launched: Summer 2007 Stockists:...
Lifestyle
06 January 2009
Price: £3.50 for six, available unscented or with essential oils. Launched: August 2008Tested: October/November 2008...
Lifestyle
06 January 2009
Method Squeaky Green body wash, £4.99 in fuzzy peach or crisp apple, for 295ml. Date of launch: July 2008Date of...
Lifestyle
06 January 2009
Price: £12.25 for the 100ml starter kit with two cloths; 100ml on its own, £10.75, travel size, 30ml: £4.50 Muslin...
Lifestyle
06 January 2009
£64, 50ml£105, 100ml Launched: 1975Tested: Almost every day from 2002-2008 Stockists: tel: 020 7591 6380 Ingredients:...
Culture
18 December 2008
Hello. Last year I peaked early and by the time Christmas came round, I was over it. Not that you can, of course, be...
Politics
27 November 2008
Ties have always been important as sartorial semaphor: in terms of power for square inch, the tie, born in 1640, is...
Lifestyle
25 November 2008
£16 for 40ml Launched: April 2007Tested: August 2008 Stockists: Korres Natural Products flagship store: 124 Kings Road...
Lifestyle
25 November 2008
Price: £460Launched: Autumn 2006Tested: throughout 2007 and 2008 Stockists: Space NK, www.spacenk.com, tel: 0208 740...
Lifestyle
25 November 2008
£6.30, 30ml£11, 60ml£16.50, 120ml (£14.50 if you buy three jars or more) Stockists: www.purepotions.co.uk, tel: 01273...
Lifestyle
22 October 2008
Price £47.50 for 15ml purse spray£60, 30ml£87, 50ml£125, 100ml Date of launch: 1990 Date of testing: 2000 - 2003...
Lifestyle
21 October 2008
£179, 50ml Launched: 2005Tested: throughout 2007 and 2008Stockists: 020 7591 6380. Ingredients: Sisley will not...

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