It’s 11:00 at night and I have spent way too much time agonizing over my latest Carl’s Crush, when I should have already been to the gym and made everyone jealous at how good I look when I work out. However, I’ve been obsessing over something: a few weeks ago I was looking at someone’s shoes and was horrified. They were Skele-toes, a gross shoe if there ever was one. Did you walk through hot coals? I then looked at my own super-cute kicks, the newest Nike Air Maxes.
When I was invited to the Eleven Madison Park Derby Party I was tickled (seersucker) pink. Not just for the race—I mean, yes, I love the ponies but I also love booze and food and hats. Did I mention hats? To quote the late, great Elaine Stritch: “Here’s to the ladies that lunch, choosing her hat, I’ll drink to that!”When Will Guidara (owner and real life friend) asked me if I would co-judge their Derby Party, well, I—quite literally—raced towards the restaurant in anticipation.
I am finally back from Fashion Month. I am sitting on my own couch; I slept in my own bed; and I spent the weekend catching up on TV and not thinking about fashion. With the shows and awards season behind us, I think that most of us can agree that while everyone looked good, it wasn't the most exciting season for the red carpet.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".