A few hours before presenting at Lagos Fashion and Design Week last month, Papa Oyeyemi was stopped by a street style photographer. Dressed in a red slogan T-shirt with a fanny pack strapped to his back, the designer could have easily been mistaken for one of the carefree hipster kids milling around outside of the tents on Victoria Island. His deeply furrowed brow and faraway expression, however, belonged to a man with bigger things on his mind.
Selah Marley stands about five foot three in stockinged feet, and yet tonight at the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund Awards she towered heads and shoulders above the crowd. “My hairstylist Raheem Robinson and I were looking at African tribal looks,” said the 18-year-old model and daughter of music icon Lauryn Hill.
The idea that you can tell a man by his shoes might hold sway in New York or Los Angeles. But take a stroll along the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, and you’ll find that hats and not shoes are the mark of a well-dressed gent. “It’s only until you leave West Africa that you realize that people elsewhere aren’t dressing their head with the same importance that we do here,” says Lakin Ogunbanwo, a Nigerian photographer whose portraiture edges fashion and culture into the spotlight.
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".