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
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
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?
Style on stilts
Having begun university in monochrome monotony, Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar discusses her drastic (ally necessary) style evolution
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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
It’s competition time!
For your chance to win a Soap & Glory make-up kit enter the Mancunion’s competition!
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
Exhibition review: Fashion and Freedom
Deputy Fashion and Beauty Editor Sophie Soar reviews Manchester Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Fashion and Freedom’
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
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?
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
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
The Dating Dilemma
For those facing the first-date wardrobe dilemma, we are weighing in on our favourite outfit statements for the WOW factor
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
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?