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
08 November 2007
There has been an explosion in the moth population in the past couple of years. This is due in part to our mild winters...
Lifestyle
01 November 2007
As I write this, I have navy-blue nails. This will interest you either greatly, or not at all. I've long harboured a...
Lifestyle
25 October 2007
There comes a time, every autumn, when a woman faces a dilemma. She finds herself wearing trousers, with shoes not...
Lifestyle
18 October 2007
Between the ages of seven and 15, I spent a large part of each summer working on my uncle's farm in Italy. He kept...
Lifestyle
11 October 2007
As the seasons change, I'm always thinking I should be shopping and buying my new ward robe. I rarely do, of course....
Lifestyle
04 October 2007
As I write this, I am in Italy. It is impossible to convey the amount of noise present in a Nea politan kitchen, but...
Culture
27 September 2007
Of all the eras in fashion, none better captures the imagination than the "golden age of couture". Yet when exactly...
Society
27 September 2007
If we'd had any sort of summer, fans might have made a comeback. I keep waiting for them to. They make so much sense on...
Society
20 September 2007
Interesting news reaches me from Atlanta, Georgia - news that, soon, all those boys who insist on wearing their...
Lifestyle
13 September 2007
This is a popular month to have babies in. I guess it's all that Christmas and New Year sex that people insist on...
Lifestyle
06 September 2007
As the September issues of the magazines reach us, so with them comes news of the looks we'll be wearing in the autumn...
Lifestyle
30 August 2007
The package arrived on my desk without warning. Cream suede slippers with pink lining and a knitted cupcake on top of...
Lifestyle
23 August 2007
I ask this with hope in my heart: when the weather gets really hot, how do you keep your cool? Clothes-wise you really...
Lifestyle
16 August 2007
In 1994, after 26 previous attempts to relax our Sunday trading laws, the Sunday Trading Act was passed. This decreed...
Lifestyle
09 August 2007
Some years ago, in between houses, my sister moved back into the family nest for a bit. With her came lots of boxes...

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