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Made in Manchester

Fashion and Beauty Editor Talia Lee-Skudder reveals Manchester’s top homegrown talents in the fashion world and what makes the city the perfect shopping destination

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Soap and Glory are back

Get ready for a day led by the top women in business

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Fake your way to the tan

As a self-confessed fake tan addict, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Talia Lee-Skudder reveals her top tips for successful tanning that will give you that sunkissed glow ready for the warmer months

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Going crazy for gingham

Gingham is back on the high street in a big way and this SS17 is the revival of the primary school-inspired pattern, writes Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Talia Lee-Skudder

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The female boss: Maria Grazia Chiuri

Inkeeping with International Women’s Day, this week at The Mancunion we’re celebrating the female trailblazers of the fashion industry. Let’s hear it for the girls

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Case study: The ostrich feather jacket

Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Talia Lee-Skudder reveals why the ostrich feather jacket should be the reason that you take out another loan

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Case study: theBalm cosmetics

Where Soap and Glory meet Benefit; but with a more appealing price tag. Contributor Zoe Dukoff-Gordon reveals the top products from the up and coming makeup brand theBalm cosmetics

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The style file

Deputy Fashion and Beauty editor Talia Lee-Skudder reveals her signature style

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Slogan t-shirts: a political fashion statement

New York Fashion Week kicked off this season’s shows with a distinct political tone. Talia Lee-Skudder reveals how the politically inspired slogan t-shirt should be your next purchase

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The perennial trend: corsets

From the constrictive bodices of the 1600’s to the waist training craze of the present day, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Talia Lee-Skudder traces the history and questions why we are still so obsessed with corseted fashion

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It’s easy being green

From H&M to Stella McCartney, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Talia Lee-Skudder reveals how green fashion is a trend we will all soon be embracing

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Red carpet ready

Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Talia Lee-Skudder reveals the colour that has survived through the ages from the screen sirens of the 50s right up to the stars of our latest award shows