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Sophie Soar

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Gyalchester

According to university style profiles, Manchester’s female students have a specific look that resurfaces across campus. Deputy fashion and beauty editor Sophie Soar examines what our stereotype is and how to style yourself accordingly

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The feminist fashion journalist

In light of the Women in Media conference last week, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar presents her favourite woman in the media and her apt ability to combine fashion and feminism

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Guardian Angel or Glamorising Arms?

Is there a danger in sporting a fashion accessory without understanding its power as a political message? How aware of we are the statements we make?

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Style on stilts

Having begun university in monochrome monotony, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar discusses her drastic (ally necessary) style evolution

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Barbie Girl

The Barbie doll is an iconic image, found in most family homes; Gigi Hadid is an iconic image, found on most Instagram home pages. So what happens when the two meet?

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The livery companies

With the ceaselessly unsatisfied temperament of today’s society, demands on fashion designers increase season by season. In search of a solution, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar looks to the past for unique and insightful inspiration

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Tangerine dream

Considering all the colours of the rainbow, it’s not often that orange stands out as a favourite. So how is it we come to love and favour one colour over another?

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Purple’s playmate

In an effort to embrace a more adventurous make-up palette, we examine the pros and cons of using purple and its complementary colour, yellow

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New Year, New Predictions

Many embraced the New Year with open arms considering the shocking, unexpected and often bizarre events that occurred both inside and outside the fashion world in 2016. So what could 2017 have in store?

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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