“It shouldn’t just be commercial, because that doesn’t interest me.” So said Isabel Marant in June when we met to preview her Resort collection. Back then, orders were being placed for the offering now arriving in stores, and among the mix were certain pieces with undeniable commercial appeal: the cropped, slim black leather pants, a relaxed trenchcoat, and a versatile pair of loafer slides with contrast stitching.
While all your favourite designers are creating their collections, Alexandre de Betak is busy creating their runway shows. In the seconds before one of Alexandre de Betak’s runway productions begins, his voice usually comes on the loudspeaker with the same polite request for the guests seated in the front row: “Ladies and gentlemen, uncross your legs, please.” Depending on the city, he makes this announcement in his native French or in a refined, barely accented English.
By the time you read this, the number of remaining window displays at Colette will be in the single digits. For 20 years, the pioneering Parisian boutique has disrupted the stodgy retail paradigm through a steady stream of exclusive launches, creative collaborations and unpretentious cool – mostly teased through the windows at 213 rue Saint-Honoré, reimagined nearly every Sunday. (Over two decades there have been more than 2,100 displays.)
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".