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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Lifestyle
21 October 2008
The skincare industry seems to attract rabid hatred/disdain – sometimes not without reason - or slavish devotion. I’m...
Politics
02 October 2008
Who could possibly not love dancing; or, even if such a fellow were too shy to do so himself, who could possibly not...
Lifestyle
25 September 2008
This is to be my last Dress code column. Coincidentally, this month marks 24 years since I first entered the world of...
Lifestyle
18 September 2008
It is news that will please Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy: big eyebrows are back. Of course, eyebrow fashion doesn't...
Lifestyle
11 September 2008
There are some things that become fashionable which you can view at a safe distance, knowing you will never have, or...
Lifestyle
04 September 2008
One of the good things about the summer being so short-lived is that there is less likelihood of me being forced to...
Culture
28 August 2008
Much talking has been done of late about Keira Knightley's film The Duchess, in which she plays the Duchess of...
Lifestyle
21 August 2008
Despite being 42, still breastfeeding my young daughter and drinking coffee, I am, very intentionally and happily,...
Lifestyle
14 August 2008
I was in Poole, a lovely part of the world, despite the local library car park being a dogging hot spot. After a few...
Lifestyle
07 August 2008
A convertible car is regarded as super-luxe and highly covetable. And, indeed, it is. Not to mention very lovely when...
Lifestyle
31 July 2008
Going optimistically forward, I do believe this month will bring sun. And with sun always comes a trip to either park...
Lifestyle
24 July 2008
I used to have a downstairs neighbour called Wendy. This was a woman who, when she found out that my daughter's...
Lifestyle
17 July 2008
It's funny when there's a trend bubbling under that doesn't touch you at all. Polo shirts is one of them; apparently,...
Lifestyle
10 July 2008
It's been quite a while since I had to worry about school uniform. My secondary school had a very strict policy and all...
Lifestyle
03 July 2008
A couple of weeks ago I went to a big agricultural show. For some reason, despite my fishing background and knowing...

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