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Sophie Soar

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When pop art met fashion

Following the recent opening of ‘Artist Rooms: Andy Warhol’ at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar ruminates upon Andy Warhol’s influence in fashion since the sixties

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It’s competition time!

For your chance to win a Soap & Glory make-up kit enter the Mancunion’s competition!

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The statement of status

Sophie Soar explores how celebrity outings prove the statement of status and denial of compromise from the red carpet to a night out

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Exhibition review: Fashion and Freedom

Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar reviews Manchester Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Fashion and Freedom’

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Perfume: necessity or luxurious extravagance?

With student budgets pinching hard, our little luxuries can often take the hit. Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar discusses whether perfume is a necessity or a throw away extravagance

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High heeled horrors

Whilst we are told ‘beauty is pain’ and we cram our feet into the highest of heels, how far is too far in search of fashionable fabulosity?

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To contour or not to contour

In an effort to uncover the public opinion on the topical beauty debate around contouring, Sophie Soar bares all and seeks the general consensus on the bronzed makeup phenomenon

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Kaleidoscope Dreaming

As the grey drizzle of Manchester’s winter approaches, Deputy Fashion editor Sophie Soar looks for a compromise in amongst the long running conflict between monochrome and colour

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The Dating Dilemma

For those facing the first-date wardrobe dilemma, we are weighing in on our favourite outfit statements for the WOW factor

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FROW vs Runway

The runway currently lives in the shadow of fashion’s Front Row. Is this the future of fashion? Deputy Fashion Editor Sophie Soar weighs up the pros and cons of the Front Row celebs versus the runway models

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The “Real” Model

The fashion industry is presenting the globe with “real” models; women who are supposedly “much more like us”. But what is like us? What makes a model “real”? And what is the reason behind this new categorisation?

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A Southerner’s Guide to the Mancunian Rain

How to adapt to the Northern climate when starting at the University of Manchester