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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