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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08 January 2007
Don't be tempted by the sales. I have never understood people who are drawn to clothes sales. Anything any good would...
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18 December 2006
Should you dress up for Christmas? When I was a child, it was always a very special time of year: Christmas Day...
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11 December 2006
Silly fashion commentators (not serious ones like me), or elderly female relatives with not much to do, will tell you...
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04 December 2006
The only time having a leg wax got emotionally complicated was when one of the "therapists" tried to sell me Jesus. "So...
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27 November 2006
Some time before Britney Spears chucked what- everhisnamewas and filed for divorce, I guessed she was making a bid for...
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20 November 2006
You would think shopping would be a pursuit I relished, maybe even excelled in. True, I can scan up to 6,000 square...
13 November 2006
The biggest quest in fashion is not the ability to look good while dressed up, because it's not that hard: just a...
06 November 2006
My sartorial dream is not to have a walk-in wardrobe full of clothes and racks of shoes, like something you'd see on...
30 October 2006
Knitwear has a very bad image - pulled out in times of crisis or cold and worn as a means to an end, instead of...
23 October 2006
Some years ago I wrote a fashion advice column called Dear Annie for a newspaper. This was a bit like being a doctor at...
16 October 2006
There is one very important thing that has been completely ignored at the recent Labour and Conservative party...
09 October 2006
Paying someone a compliment is a curious experiment. You mean well, and they're pleased, but somewhere in the middle it...
02 October 2006
This past week was London Fashion Week, when the spring/summer collections for next year are shown. Fashion journalists...
25 September 2006
Unofficially, there are about 12,000 perfume launches a year, advertising for most of which seems to take up the first...
18 September 2006
In March this year, I received a secret call with some highly classified information. To use the British intelligence...

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