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WOULD YOU WANT TO FIND OUT IF YOU'LL GET DEMENTIA?

The VIP MOT industry is booming, promising a longer and healthier life for those willing to part with (lots of) cash. But is it worth it?

02 NOVEMBER 2019
LUXX MAGAZINE
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DO YOU HAVE DIET FACE?

Jenni Murray is spot on — staying slim can take its toll on your features.

7 OCTOBER 2019
THE TIMES
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EVERYDAY AGEISM

It's time to wage war against everyday ageism

25 SEPTEMBER 2019
THE DAILY MAIL
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HOW TO WEAR KNEE HIGH BOOTS

Our writer tries to find a way past the clichés

15 SEPTEMBER
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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GWYNETH PALTROW, AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT

With a "crazy town handsome" husband, thriving global business and hard won singular attitude, Gwyneth Paltrow is revelling in the abandon of growing older.

08 JUNE 2019
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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SOBER PARTYING

No hangovers, no carb-laden canapes, and home by 10: Christa D'Souza follows example of Kate Moss, Meg Matthews and Sadie Frost and discovers the transformative effect of clean partying.

8 APRIL 2019
THE DAILY MAIL
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JEMIMA KHAN ON IMRAN, FAME AND THE CASE AGAINST ADNAN SYED

The daughter of a billionaire financier. The ex-wife of the prime minister of Pakistan. Confidante of Monica Lewinsky. Posted bail for Julian Assange. Tabloid favourite. Her latest project? A must-see TV documentary. No one said it wasn’t complicated being Jemima Khan. By Christa D’Souza

30 MARCH 2019
THE SATURDAY TIMES
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HOW NOT TO GO UP A SIZE EVERY YEAR

January diets may be over at last, but strict eater Christa D’Souza has no plans to let herself go on the food front any time soon.

07 FEBRUARY 2019
THE TELEGRAPH
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SAGGY EAR LOBES

It's a growing trend thought to be connected to our love of dainty earrings and multiple piercings. Christa D'Souza tries a newly popular non-surgical treatment..

1 JANUARY 2019
GET THE GLOSS
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GOING GREY BEFORE 60

Her striking long brown hair is her trademark, but now, as CHRISTA D’SOUZA embraces her natural colour she passionately argues others should also.

16 DECEMBER 2018
THE DAILY MAIL
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CAMILLA LOWTHER - FASHION'S FIRST LADY

She’s one of fashion’s most influential women, yet you may never have heard of her.

28 NOVEMBER 2018
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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CAN A COMPUTER HEADSET CURE YOUR FEAR OF HEIGHTS?

Welcome to the world of Virtual Reality-assisted therapy, a method by which therapists can treat their patients’ phobias, anxieties and past traumas.

14 OCTOBER 2018
THE DAILY MAIL
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800 CALORIES A DAY

Her last detox retreat ended with three glasses of wine on the plane home. Could adding meditation to the mix at a top German fasting clinic fix Christa D'Souza's retox habit?

5 OCTOBER 2018
GET THE GLOSS
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AS XANAX ADDICTION REACHES EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS, A MOTHER TELLS HER STORY

Dealers turning up in the dead of night, £50,000 in rehab fees and a son they barely recognized. When Sarah’s 15-year-old began taking the medication, she had no idea where it would end up.

19 AUGUST 2018
THE TIMES
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JUUL: THE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE VAPE PEN TAKING OVER AMERICAN SCHOOLS

The ‘iPhone of e-cigarettes’ has launched in the UK.

28 JULY 2018
THE TIMES
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BACK TO NATURE

As the annual beach-body-ready season kicks off in earnest, Christa D’Souza celebrates her decision to have her breast implants removed and finds that for her anyway, natural is best.

4 JULY 2018
THE WILDSMITH PAPERS
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RITA ORA: THE REINVENTION

She’s the woman who took Jay-Z to court and fought for the right to control her own career. Christa D’Souza meets Rita Ora, the pop star who’s more than just the party girl you think she is.

16 MAY 2018
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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FAT FREEZING AND HOT YOGA

It’s not about “looking good for our age” — it’s about looking good full stop.

24 FEBRUARY 2018
THE TIMES
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BILLIE PIPER ON FAME, FAMILY AND FEMINISM

The pop star-turned-actress and woman’s woman opens up about 20 years in the public eye ahead of her new TV show, Collateral, co-starring Carey Mulligan. Interview by Christa D’Souza.

04 FEBRUARY 2018
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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CHRISTA D'SOUZA ON GIVING UP ALCOHOL

She gave up for dry January, two years later CHRISTA D'SOUZA is still on the wagon. Here, in a very personal account, she says why giving up booze could save your marriage.

28 JANUARY 2018
THE DAILY MAIL
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LYNN FRANKS' ABFAB RETREAT

It’s brilliantly bonkers and promises to make you a midlife superwoman, but are you brave enough to try PR guru Lynne Frank's new retreat?

20 NOVEMBER 2017
THE DAILY MAIL
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LUKE TREADAWAY

Fresh from his turn in the hit Channel 4 drama Unspeakable, Luke Treadaway shares thoughts on Trump, Weinstein and why we’ve hit peak contouring. By Christa D’Souza.

19 NOVEMBER 2017
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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NADIA AND KATIA NARAIN - SELF-CARE WITH KATE MOSS’S HEALTH GURUS.

Crazy juice fasts, complicated exercise classes, the latest must-do diet – none of these deliver peace like the simple, common-sense advice of taking care of yourself. Here’s how.

11 NOVEMBER 2017
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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FOR SUSIE CAVE, THE VAMPIRE'S WIFE WAS A PATH OUT OF DESPAIR

Fashion insiders love The Vampire's Wife for its exquisitely feminine designs. For co-founder Susie Cave, her work has been the thing that's saved her.

9 OCTOBER 2017
VOGUE
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HOW I LOST MY LIP FILLER VIRGINITY AT 57

Our writer has always hated her ‘mean’ lips, but feared the needle. What happens when you have your first filler at 57?

24 SEPTEMBER 2017
THE SATURDAY TIMES
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THE MALDIVES - TOO SPOILT FOR WORDS

Seven-star luxury? No, this is better... CHRISTA D’SOUZA thought the Maldives were just perfect – then she discovered a new eco-resort setting a whole new standard.

05 AUGUST 2017
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
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‘UNLESS IT’S LOVE ISLAND RELATED, DON’T BOTHER TALKING TO ME’

Between 9pm and 10pm for the next seven weeks, Christa D’Souza predicts we will all be in the grip of the best reality show on TV. Popcorn at the ready, phone on silent.

11 JUNE 2017
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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MATT HEALY - MEET ROCK’N’ROLL’S UNCENSORED FRONTMAN OF THE MOMENT.

Festival season is here, and the 1975 are the biggest, most-talked-about band out there this summer. Interview by Christa D’Souza.

28 MAY 2017
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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I'M A DOG BORE

Meet my new "daughter" aka Nancy, the Shiba Inu.

01 APRIL 2017
THE TIMES
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TOWN AND STRIFE

Oh my, it’s tough having two homes, says Christa D’Souza. Unless, of course, you know the rules…

10 MARCH 2017
THE TIMES
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WANTING A WAIST

Christa D’Souza has spent her life hankering after one thing: a waist. Now, with hourglass silhouettes ruling the catwalks from Loewe to Saint Laurent, she’s decided to take back the middle ground…

15 SEPTEMBER 2016
EVENING STANDARD
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BREAST CANCER AND HRT

27 AUGUST 2016
THE TELEGRAPH
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STELLA TENNANT AND LADY ISABELLA CAWDOR ARE REINVENTING HOLLAND & HOLLAND

Saying “pardon” instead of “excuse me.” Calling your cook a chef. Pitching up on a grouse moor in brand-new shooting gear. When Nancy Mitford popularised the phrase “non-u”, this is what she was talking about.

8 AUGUST 2016
W MAGAZINE
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LOOK LIKE A BEACH BUM FOR £2000!

Christa D’Souza’s beach bohemian look: yours for £2,000! The writer reports from Mykonos on the real cost of looking footloose and fancy-free.

6 AUGUST 2016
THE TIMES
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TANNING: MY SPECIAL TALENT

Everyone has a special talent. A friend of mine can tie knots in cherry stalks with her tongue, for example. Another friend had an uncanny talent for blagging flight upgrades. Mine? It’s sun-tanning.

17 JULY 2016
THE DAILY MAIL
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I'M A MID-LIFE PUNK

9 JULY 2016
THE TIMES
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MEG MATTHEWS - LIFE UNDER THE KNIFE

A founder of the Primrose Hill set, Meg Mathews at 50 is more likely to spend her Friday night with a takeaway and a box set. From her boob job to her menopause to her habit of oversharing, the former rock chick tells all.

08 MAY 2016
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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CHRISTA D'SOUZA ON HRT

Christa D'Souza feared taking HRT because of breast cancer risks. She shouldn't have.

2 MAY 2016
THE DAILY MAIL
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HOW THE MENOPAUSE CAN DRIVE MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN INTO THE ARMS OF A TOYBOY

Christa D'Souza's unflinchingly honest series reveals the real effects of the menopause.

30 APRIL 2016
THE DAILY MAIL
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ERIN O'CONNOR - ERIN REMODELLED

At 37 and post baby, Erin O’Connor is back on the catwalk. She talks about her son, Albert, why she wants another child and rebranding herself in the social-media age

25 OCTOBER 2015
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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MYKONOS, THE PARTY ISLAND

DJs play live in the supermarkets and a pelican given to the island by Jackie O still roams about in the harbour. The good times on Mykonos can be as fully charged or as deliciously mellow as you like.

AUGUST 2015
CONDE NAST TRAVELLER
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LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND SHAMELESS

Jet fleets, umbrella butlers, and incessant demands, the truth is that throughout history there have always been those for whom the best wasn’t quite good enough.

3 JUNE 2015
W MAGAZINE
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MINI SKIRTS AND HOT FLUSHES

When Christa D’Souza’s periods stopped last summer, she thought her life was over. Then she opened a Tinder account and started taking testosterone...

25 APRIL 2015
THE SATURDAY TIMES MAGAZINE
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NATALIA VODIANOVA COVERS GLAMOUR'S APRIL ISSUE

Meet Natalia Vodianova: supermodel by day, superhero for kids by night. So basically? The ideal face for Glamour's Beauty Issue. Below, read excerpts of her cover interview with Christa D'Souza.

10 APRIL 2015
GLAMOUR
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LEON MAX - AND HIS GLAMOROUS COUNTRY LIFE

It’s a gloomy November morning, and we are sitting in the main drawing room of Easton Neston, the exquisite English home in Northamptonshire that Leon Max bought in 2005.

26 FEBRUARY 2015
W MAGAZINE
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GLAMOUR'S JULY COVER STAR KEIRA KNIGHTLEY DOESN'T CARE IF YOU HATE HER RED CARPET DRESS

She's battled pirates and survived her share of corsets, but after a yearlong acting break and a sweet whirlwind wedding, Keira Knightley is doing something even more courageous. She's singing.

10 JUNE 2014
GLAMOUR
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ME AND MY BRA

As news emerged this week that our medieval sisters wore underwear just like our own, we asked four women – and one man – to discuss their intimate experiences with bras.

21 JULY 2012
THE GUARDIAN
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LIFE AFTER LUST-THE APPEAL OF THE SEXLESS MARRIAGE

As yet another survey paints a picture of a nation consumed by lust in our middle years and beyond, is it time to admit marriage without sex suits many couples just fine?

1 JUNE 2012
THE GUARDIAN
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CHRISTA D'SOUZA: THE GREAT UNWASHED, SIX WEEKS WITHOUT SHAMPOO

For the purpose of this story, I have committed to not washing my hair for six weeks.

1 MARCH 2011
W MAGAZINE
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CAIRO WITH THE KIDS

Magic Kingdom: Discovering The Mummy on a family-friendly trip to Cairo.

11 JANUARY 2011
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
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CHRISTOPHER KANE & DONATELLA VERSACE: THE ODD COUPLE

Dalston meets Milan as Christopher Kane joins the House of Versace.

1 OCTOBER 2010
W MAGAZINE
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LESSONS FROM MY MOTHER: CHARITY WORK

Growing up, Christa D’Souza found her mum’s philanthropy more an irritation than inspiration, yet this year she felt compelled to find out more about her mother’s remarkable work, on a life-changing trip to a school in Kabul.

31 JANUARY 2010
THE TIMES
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SALMA HAYEK: DO YOU SPEAK LATIN?

In Salma Hayek's world, it's straight-talking, power-broking, ball-busting movie-making. That and breast-feeding. Ay caramba!

11 NOVEMBER 2008
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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ZAK EPHRON - WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF

Sugar and spice and a huge, screaming crush on Zac Efron. Yes, High School Musical III has landed.

19 OCTOBER 2008
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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SEX THERAPY: THE RETURN OF FREE LOVE

A hip new self-help workshop claims that getting naked and sharing the love will allow you to find the ultimate truth. So is it a Pandora’s box or the secret of a purer existence?

13 JULY 2008
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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LINDSAY LOHAN TALKS ABOUT HER TROUBLED LIFE

The drink, the drugs, the boys, the bust-ups - Lindsay Lohan lives a very 21st-century life.

1 JUNE 2008
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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GUCCI WESTMAN - THE MAKE-UP ARTIST WHO MADE CAMERON DIAZ UGLY

Gucci Westman had made Cameron Diaz look bad, at least in Being John Malkovich. She's also friends with Drew Barrymore, has worked with Annie Leibovitz and consults for Lancome.

02 MARCH 2008
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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KYLIE MINOGUE - LIFE IS A CABARET

The cancer has gone; so has the boyfriend. But there’s no stopping the pop princess. Style meets Kylie.

11 NOVEMBER 2007
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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SO HAD MY CANCER SPREAD PART 2

Concluding an account of her breast cancer diagnosis, Christa D'Souza describes the agonising moment when a surgeon revealed the results of her biopsy, and how, after seeking a second medical opinion in the US, she had to choose between a harrowing course of treatment or letting nature take its course…

23 NOVEMBER 2007
THE TELEGRAPH
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CANCER? WHY HAS MY BODY LET ME DOWN? PART 1

In the first of a two-part series, water-drinking yoga fanatic Christa D'Souza describes the shock of an unexpected diagnosis

22 OCTOBER 2007
THE TELEGRAPH
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DAPHNE GUINNESS - HEIRESS APPARENT

A £20m fortune, a to-die-for couture habit and a collection of art to rival Saatchi’s – Daphne Guinness has it all. But, as she reveals to Christa D’Souza, there’s more to life than money.

21 OCTOBER 2007
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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NOTHING DOING

Christa D’Souza says fighting boredom is a vital, but endangered life skill.

11 JULY 2007
THE SPECTATOR
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A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY

Christa D’Souza ponders our national obsession with fancy dress.

6 JULY 2007
THE SPECTATOR
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YOKO ONO - SO YOKO

The provocative ‘dragon lady’ tells why she is suddenly so now.

27 MAY 2007
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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MY NAME IS CHRISTA: I'M AN AGEOREXIC

More than ever before, we are obsessed by youth. Self-confessed 'age-orexic' Christa D'Souza peels away her own mask of self-delusion and asks: why are we so scared about acting our age?

13 MAY 2007
THE GUARDIAN
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CATHERINE DENEUVE, BEAUTY HIDES THE BEASTLY MOMENTS

Caring for her grandchildren and ageing gracefully have allowed Catherine Deneuve to come to terms with her demons.

1 FEBRUARY 2006
THE SUNDAY TIMES
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BRUCE DICKINSON - WOULD YOU LET THIS MAN FLY YOU TO FRANCE?

Bruce Dickinson, singer with heavy metal band Iron Maiden, is also a commercial airline pilot. Christa D'Souza checks in, nervously.

19 JANUARY 2005
THE TELEGRAPH
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SARAH BURTON, THE VISIONARY

Sarah Burton is a Woman of the Year because... "Only Sarah could continue McQueen's legacy. She pushes the boundaries between fashion and art, creating the most incredible clothes every time." —Kate Moss, model.

4 NOVEMBER 2004
GLAMOUR
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GRAYDON CARTER - A PARTY THROWING BUSH-BASHING DANDY

Graydon Carter: 'I always end up looking like Barbara Bush, minus the silk shirt and pearls'.

28 SEPTEMBER 2004
THE TELEGRAPH
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KRISTEN SCOTT THOMAS - SCENE CHANGE

Tired of playing the perennial English rose, Kristin Scott Thomas triumphed in Chekhov on the London stage and is now cherry-picking her roles while enjoying a 'maelstrom of domesticity' in Paris. By Christa D'Souza.

18 AUGUST 2003
THE TELEGRAPH
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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY - NOT JUST A POUTY FACE

After her revealing turn in the steamy television remake of 'Dr Zhivago', Keira Knightley is now showing she can hold her own in a big-screen blockbuster.

25 JULY 2003
THE TELEGRAPH
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LIZA MINNELLI AND DAVID GEST, COME TO THE CABARET

They said it wouldn't last, but it has - for a year, at least. Liza Minnelli and David Gest's marriage is one hell of a production, with an eye-popping script, a huge cast of dressers and stylists, and the occasional visit to Taco Bell keeping the show on the road. Christa D'Souza has a front row seat

11 APRIL 2003
THE TELEGRAPH
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LAURA LINNEY - WAY, WAY BEFORE OZARK

Despite her apple-pie prettiness and sweet demeanour, Laura Linney is less girl next door than snow-covered volcano, an actress whose passions might erupt at any moment. Christa D'Souza meets her.

19 MARCH 2003
THE TELEGRAPH
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MY PARENTS' LOVE AFFAIR COMES FULL CIRCLE

Christa D'Souza has had a cynical view of weddings since her parents split up in 1974. Last month they remarried, forcing their daughter to reconsider.

25 MARCH 2003
THE TELEGRAPH
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JOHN CURRIN - A HEAD FOR FIGURES

Ever since the early 1990s, John Currin has been creating controversy with his busty cartoon blondes and kitsch classical references. Now he has become one of New York's hottest painters.

31 DECEMBER 2001
THE TELEGRAPH
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RICHARD EYRE - NATIONAL TREASURE

For all his considerable success running the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre's latest achievement is perhaps the most remarkable. By Christa D'Souza

15 DECEMBER 2001
THE TELEGRAPH
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SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON - MY COLOGNE? LET ME THINK

Sven-Goran Eriksson had ambitions to be a psychologist and a writer before he became the coach of England's football team. Christa D'Souza meets a suave Mr Motivator.

4 JUNE 2001
THE TELEGRAPH
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ALEXANDER McQUEEN - McQUEEN AND COUNTRY

When Givenchy's Alexander McQueen met Gucci's Tom Ford it was love at first sight and led to one of the most controversial coups in fashion history. The British Designer of the Year talks about power and politics in the fashion world.

4 MARCH 2001
THE GUARDIAN
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PAMELA ANDERSON - PAMMY, TAKE TWO

First came the silicone breasts, then the Baywatch hysteria, then the violent rock-star husband. Now all three are history and the only person exploiting Pamela Anderson is Pammy herself.

3 MARCH 2001
THE TELEGRAPH
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AMANDA LEAR - WHY WOULD I WANT TO KILL MY HUSBAND?

Amanda Lear - longtime muse of Salvador Dali - became a widow a month ago after a fire at her French home.

23 JANUARY 2001
THE TELEGRAPH
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BRIAN McNALLY - THE LIFE OF BRIAN

Brit-born Brian McNally is Manhattan’s restaurateur du jour. His Midas touch has turned seven downtown eateries into neighborhood hangouts for the most desirable of neighbors - fashionable, successful, but relaxed.

AUGUST 1989
VANITY FAIR
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L'WREN SCOTT - LUXE BE A LADY

From small-town girl to jet-set designer, L’Wren Scott tells us why being Mick Jagger’s girlfriend is the least of her talents.

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YOUNGER MEN AND OLDER WOMEN

Women dating younger men. Is it still an issue asks Christa D'Souza.

SPRING 2018
PORTER
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FRIEND OR FOE

A stage production of the movie classic All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James, depicts how savagely women can compete with each other. But in a post MeToo era of female solidarity, why do we still enjoy the drama of fierce female rivalry?

WINTER 2018
PORTER
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CLEAN FIGHT

The profitable clean-living movement dominates modern life. but is it healthy, asks Christa D'Souza.

JULY 2017
VOGUE
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ASHLEY GRAHAM - SO HAPPY WITH WHO I AM

Fearless and frank, Ashley Graham is the plus-size model on a mission to reshape fashion. Christa D'Souza spends a day tailing a trailblazer.

JANUARY 2017
VOGUE
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HAPPY VALLEY - THE HADZABE TRIBE OF TANZANIA

The Hadzabe tribe of Tanzania live a Stone Age existence, hunting, foraging and eschewing all material goods. It's one hell of a way to live.

NOVEMBER 2016
VANITY FAIR
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SAM McKNIGHT- SUPER SAM

He's the hairstylist who created looks for Princess Diana, Kate Moss, and Gisele. As Sam McKnight celebrates 40 years in the industry with a book and an exhibition, Christa D'Souza has a gossip with the man who knows everyone's secrets.

SEPTEMBER 2016
SUNDAY TIMES
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LET'S GET IT OM - CHANTING

Chanting is the new mindfulness, a way to connect to the divine – or just cope with modern life. But does it work? Christa D’Souza, not a natural joiner-in, finds out.

JUNE 2016
VOGUE
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GIVE AND TAKE

Gigs in your living room, a Kazakh sleeping on your sofa, giving lifts to strangers… In the Sharing Economy, everything is communal. But how much connecting can we really take? An apprehensive Christa D’Souza joins the movement.

MARCH 2016
VOGUE
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FES. A TALE OF THREE CITIES

Nothing but the best of times in Berlin, San Sebastian and Fes.

NOVEMBER 2015
VANITY FAIR
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WISDOM & TEETH

Christa D’Souza brushes up on the latest in dental care.

NOVEMBER 2015
VOGUE
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REFLECTED GLORY

A woman's relationship with her reflection is about much more than vanity. Mirrors cast a light on what it is to be human says Christa D'Souza as Vogue contemplates images from its archive.

NOVEMBER 2015
VOGUE
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LILY JAMES - THE ONE TO WATCH

From modern Cinderella to zombie battling literary heroine, English actress Lily James is breaking the leading lady mould. Christa D'Souza meets a rising star with attitude.

SEPTEMBER 2015
THE EDIT
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RAZOR LIGHT

Body hair is back in vogue but, asks Christa D'Souza, would you go au naturel?

MARCH 2015
VOGUE
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DAVID MILIBAND, THE EXILE

Is David Miliband the most charismatic leader we never had? He tells Christa D'Souza about life-change moves, family and his future.

FEBRUARY 2015
VOGUE
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ROSAMUND PIKE, HEAD GIRL

Rosamund Pike, the reserved star of one of the most anticipated films of the year, talks to Christa D'Souza about privacy, anarchy and learning to channel her dark side.

OCTOBER 2014
VOGUE
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NEVER THE BRIDE

Christa D'Souza has been happily unmarried to her partner for 20 years. So how did she feel when he finally got down on one knee?

SEPTEMBER 2014
VOGUE
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CHRISTY TURLINGTON - SUPER POWER

As successful as ever at 45, Christy Turlington is now using her supermodel sway to fight maternal mortality. She tells Christa D'Souza about motherhood, maturity and the secret of her serene glow.

JULY 2014
VOGUE
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MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL - AN ACTRESS LESS ORDINARY

From getting thrown out of her co-op to crying during yoga class, MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL is just as interesting as the characters she plays. CHRISTA D’SOUZA discovers a wise woman indeed

APRIL 2014
THE EDIT
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JESSICA STAM - THE RIGHT TRACK

From the family farm to the world of fashion, Canadian model JESSICA STAM has been on quite a journey. She talks to CHRISTA D’SOUZA about the reality of modeling life and what the future has in store

APRIL 2014
THE EDIT
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BRIDGET CHRISTIE - PRETTY FUNNY

Heard the one about the feminist stand-up? She’s the biggest thing in comedy. Christa D’Souza meets Bridget Christie.

DECEMBER 2013
VOGUE
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BODRUM, A RIVIERA RUNS THROUGH IT

The Bodrum Peninsula is busily reinventing itself as Turkey’s answer to the Côte d’Azur, though without losing its distinctly Eastern aura.

NOVEMBER 2013
VANITY FAIR
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SERGEI POLUNIN - DANGEROUS DANCING

Has ballet prodigy and self-styled rebel Sergei Polunin finally left controversy behind him, asks Christa D’Souza.

OCTOBER 2013
VOGUE
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FEDERICO MARCHETTI - PARCEL FORCE

Corporate kingpin or man of the people? Federico Marchetti, the self-confessed "geek" behind luxury discount Yoox, was thrust into the spotlight during its merger with Net-A-Porter. He opens up to Christa D'Souza.

AUGUST 2016
VOGUE
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HELEN MIRREN - THEATRE ROYAL

Once would probably be enough for most actresses to take on the role of the Queen – but not Helen Mirren. Christa D’Souza meets a very regal rebel.

MARCH 2013
VOGUE
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HANDBAGS - TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

It evokes memories, elicits passion, inspires jealousy and can cost the same as a small fat. Lifelong devotee Christa D’Souza explores why we are still losing our hearts to the handbag.

MARCH 2013
VOGUE
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ADELE - THE BOMBSHELL

Uncompromising, forthright and blessed with a voice that’s “like listening to God”, Adele is a force to be reckoned with. Christa D’Souza meets the new soul sensation.

DECEMBER 2011
VOGUE
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SUSAN GUTFREUND - FAREWELL MY LOVELIES

In the 1980s Susan Gutfreund - wife of "The King of Wall Street" - was one of a posse of high-spending American women who kept the couture industry in business. Christa D'Souza takes a parting peek as she now sells it all off.

DECEMBER 2012
VANITY FAIR
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GROOVE IS IN THE HEART

Christa D'Souza makes a case for strutting one's stuff. Even if badly.

DECEMBER 2012
VOGUE
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KRISTEN STEWART, UNTAMED HEART

Kristen Stewart seduced the world as the teenage idol Bella Swan. But her emergence into adulthood has been far from fairytale. Christa D’Souza meets a young woman caught in the middle of a very public scandal.

OCTOBER 2012
VOGUE
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"THINK DAVE GROHL MIXED WITH CARY GRANT"

Confused? You will be. We know what we want a woman to wear: short skirt, low-cut top, heels. But what do they — and don’t they — find sexy on us? We asked Christa D’Souza to find out.

SEPTEMBER 2012
ESQUIRE
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JENNIFER LAWRENCE - LAW OF ATTRACTION

Oscar-nominated actress, amazonian goddess, just 22 years old… The press likes to refer to Jennifer Lawrence as “normal”, but that’s the last thing she is, says Christa D’Souza.

AUGUST 2012
VOGUE
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RACHEL WEISZ - PRIME TIME

Since turning 40, Rachel Weisz has joined forces with Jason Bourne and married James Bond. No wonder she’s glowing, says Christa D’Souza.

JULY 2012
VOGUE
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WARNING, THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT CONTAIN NUTS

What it does contain is information about your wife/girlfriend/don't go there that you may find surprising. Christa D'Souza has something urgent to tell you.

MAY 2012
ESQUIRE
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BACK TO BANDRA

After her father died, Christa D'Souza visited Mumbai to meet the family he rejected, and discover her Indian roots.

MARCH 2012
VOGUE
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STELLA MCCARTNEY

From sewing blankets on to her children's clothes when they're unwell, to fitting Lycra on the male Olympic athletes, Stella McCartney is quite the multi-taster. Here the publicity-shy designer lets Christa D'Souza inside her stylish world.

FEBRUARY 2012
VOGUE
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GISELE BUNDCHEN - GISELE BUNDCHEN

Kung-fu student, eco-warrior, all-round amazon, and half of one of the world’s richest power couples – who better to sh owcase this season’s popping, sporty looks than G isele Bündch en? Christa D’So uza is pulled into the supermodel’s irresistible forcefield.

DECEMBER 2011
VOGUE
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RIHANNA, TURN UP THE VOLUME

Princess Riri, superstar turned global phenomenon, has conquered the world with her “personal swagger”. Christa D’Souza meets a platinum lady as she adopts a new, grown-up glamour for Vogue.

NOVEMBER 2011
VOGUE
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SOB STORIES

Tears expose us at our happiest and our most vulnerable. But what really makes us cry? And why are some of us better at it than others? Christa D'Souza turns on the waterworks.

OCTOBER 2011
VOGUE
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THE MAGIC OF MUSTIQUE

It has long been the exclusive playground of aristocrats and artists. Now, with its Middleton connection, this tiny Grenadine island is once more the go-to destination for jet-set glamour, says Christa D’Souza.

AUGUST 2011
VOGUE
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ALEXA CHUNG - SHE'S GOT IT

Her singular style and girl-next-door personality have inspired a generation of tomboys, countless fashion designers and a sell-out bag. So what next for Alexa Chung? By Christa D’Souza.

JUNE 2011
VOGUE
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THE AGE OF LUST

Christa D'Souza is delightfully, contentedly, settled in a long-term relationship with a man she loves. So why do her thoughts keep turning to sex - with other men?

NOVEMBER 2010
VOGUE
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CHERYL COLE - SURVIVOR

In her first interview since leaving Ashley, and battling malaria, Cheryl Cole talks to Christa D’Souza about single life and her new excitement for the future.

OCTOBER 2010
VOGUE
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CAMERON DIAZ: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

No wonder Cameron Diaz has the widest smile in Hollywood - her tomboyish charm and golden looks mean she's still at the top after 15 years. But, discovers Christa D'Souza, her carefree humour masks an inner toughness.

JULY 2010
VOGUE
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POO, THE LAST TABOO

We all do it - even those of us who pretend we don't. So why are we still so hung up about it?

MARCH 2010
VOGUE
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TOM FORD - -FANTASTIC MR FORD

His womenswear sparked a fashion revolution; his scents are bestsellers. Now, his directorial debut is winning awards. Does Tom Ford have any weaknesses at all? Absolutely, he tells Christa D'Souza.

JANUARY 2010
VOGUE
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THE SOUND OF SCENT

The language of perfume is being written - with colour, shape and sound. Will this change our attitude to scent? Christa D'Souza investigates.

DECEMBER 2009
VOGUE
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CONFESSIONS OF A WEIGHT-CONTROL OBSESSIVE

For 20 years, Christa D'Souza has closely monitored every morsel that goes into her mouth. Has it made her any happier? She tries to escape the tyranny of the scales.

JUNE 2009
VOGUE
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RICHARD YATES - A ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

As Richard Yates' portrait of suburban despair comes to the big screen Christa D'Souza celebrates a cult masterpiece.

JANUARY 2009
VOGUE
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BEDAZZLED - HIGH JEWELLERY

Never mind global recession. The diamond business is booming, and the bigger the rock, the better. Christa D'Souza enters the surreal, secretive and staggeringly expensive world of high jewellery.

JANUARY 2009
VOGUE
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RECLINING NUDE

How far would you go for the perfect tan? Christa D’Souza prepares to bare all.

AUGUST 2010
VOGUE
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NATALIA VODIANOVA - TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

When model dynamo Natalia Vodianova returned to her fairytale homeland to throw a three-day fundraising extravaganza for her children's charity, Christa D'Souza was there to see how she turned glamour into giving - and Mario Testino captured the fashion parade.

JANUARY 2008
VOGUE
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TAMARA MELLON - STILETTO QUEEN

What does it take to build a shoe empire, be a mother and survive a controversial divorce, all in high heels? Tamara Mellon has done it all, and now she’s set her sights on relaunching legendary label Halston.

JULY 2007
VOGUE
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CHARLOTTE TILBURY - FONDANT FANCIES

I'm in the penthouse suite of the Sanderson hotel and make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury has just whooshed in.

MARCH 2007
VOGUE
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ALICE TEMPERLEY

Chic farmhouse frolics, endless cider-soaked parties, and lots of delicious girlie dresses. Temperley isn't just a clothes label - it's a lifestyle. Christa D' Souza meets the talented businesswoman behind the sequins and success.

DECEMBER 2005
VOGUE
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MILLION DOLLAR BABY - THE COUTURE SHOWS IN PARIS

Drama, desire and dresses worth millions ... The couture shows in Paris are certainly a spectacle to behold - but it's one thing to watch them, another to take part. Christa D' Souza joined top model Elise Crombez.

APRIL 2005
VOGUE
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GREEN GODDESS - THE DIARY OF A RELUCTANT ECO-WARRIOR

As someone who has spent her entire adult life ignoring the benefits of recycling, Christa D'Souza was the perfect candidate to accept Vogue's challenge: to spend two weeks living the very greenest good life.

SEPTEMBER 2004
VOGUE
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SEAN BEAN - SHEFFIELD STEEL

He's a bit of rough, a brooding pin-up, and so in demand as an actor, he never stops working. Christa D' Souza meets Sean Bean, the Yorkshire blade who's cutting a swathe through Hollywood.

JUNE 2004
VOGUE
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IS NOWHERE PRIVATE?

The latest cosmetic surgery craze in America is for enhancing the most intimate of areas - the vagina. But whatever next? And who's really reaping the benefits?

MAY 2004
VOGUE
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THE BAFTAS 2004 - IT'S SHOWTIME

The Baftas have come a long way since being moved to their pre-Oscar slot. Now, when Hollywood invades London for the awards, the city rises to the challenge. Christa D'Souza took in the scene, stars, style and shenanigans.

MAY 2004
VOGUE
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ANNABEL GOLDSMITH - LADY LUCK

Annabel Goldsmith's life has had it all: sex, gambling and infidelity; air crashes, court cases and scandal. Now she's finally set it all down in a memoir. Christa D'Souza meets a woman who defies categorisation.

APRIL 2004
VOGUE
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THE YEAR OF THE REAR

It’s been hard not to notice – bums are everywhere. From Kylie to catwalk, it’s clear they have become the new focus of our attention. Forget boobs, even the cleavage we’re now after is below the waistline. Christa D’Souza looks at what’s behind this obsession and asks why the bottom is a top priority in 2003.

SEPTEMBER 2003
VOGUE
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PAT MCGRATH, BEAUTY QUEEN

The New Yorker called her “the most important black woman in fashion who isn’t a model”.A legend in her field, she is in constant demand by the fashion world. Christa D’Souza snatched some time with British make-up artist Pat McGrath,backstage at the Paris shows.

AUGUST 2003
VOGUE
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JADE JAGGER - YOU CAN ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU NEED

There are new designs from Garrard which need her approval; a guest list for an opening party that needs culling. The new boyfriend’s got a toothache, and the new maid has to get the house ready for the arrival of Calvin Klein… Welcome to the world of Jade Jagger, rock star’s daughter turned big-time designer. Christa D’Souza visits her in Ibiza.

SEPTEMBER 2002
THE TELEGRAPH
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MEG WHITMAN, ONE DOTCOM THAT'S STILL FULL OF BEANS

Meg Whitman is the driving force behind eBay, the online ‘flea market’ that has left other internet companies behind. Christa D’Souza meets her.

AUGUST 2002
THE TELEGRAPH
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PUFF DADDY - DIDDY MAN

Christa D'Souza watches in admiration as Puff Daddy - or P. Diddy - as he now calls himself gets hangry.

OCTOBER 2001
VOGUE
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PENELOPE CRUZ - SIMPLY IRRESISTABLE

She’s been called ‘simply irresistible’by Tom Cruise, and admirers everywhere are falling over themselves to sing her praises. Christa D’Souza meets Hollywood sensation.

APRIL 2001
THE TELEGRAPH
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COLORADO - FRONTIER SPIRIT

What happens when two chic, cosmopolitan Vogue contributors take up the challenge to journey out of their comfort zones? They share their travellers' tales.

APRIL 2009
VOGUE
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RENE ZELLWEGGER - OVER HERE, MISS ZELLWEGGER

Until recently, Renee Zellweger did not have the instant recognition factor of a true Hollywood star. But getting the part of Bridget Jones has changed all that. Now she is the real thing, and although she remains effortlessly charming and down-to-earth, everyone wants a piece of her. Interview by Christa D'Souza.

SEPTEMBER 2000
THE TELEGRAPH
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RICHARD BRANSON - BEHIND THE GRIN

You can fly it, listen to it, drink it, wear it, borrow money from it – when it comes to brand names, there are few harder to miss than Virgin. It’s just as hard to avoid the face behind it, although Sir Richard Branson – the chummy, champagne-spraying tycoon – claims to be shy. As the boy wonder of British business turns 50, Christa D’Souza asks, will the real Richard Branson please step forward?

JULY 2000
THE TELEGRAPH
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VICTORIA BECKHAM - LIFE IS SWEET

She's the member of the biggest girl band ever. He plays football for England's most successful team. Together they're worth about £18million. And they're still in their early twenties. Meet Victoria Adams and David Beckham, the most famous couple on earth. By Christa D'Souza

MARCH 1999
VOGUE
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STYLE SWAP - 1999. WHAT WAS I LIKE?

Would you wear another woman's clothes for a week? I did in 1999.

FEBRUARY 1999
VOGUE
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING HUGH GRANT

Once just another Merchant Ivory poppet, Hugh Grant is now surpassing his matinee idol potential. Christa D'Souza, like Madonna, is quite smitten.

APRIL 1994
TATLER