To visit the Cos website is to enter a sensory deprivation chamber where everything is done in shades of light gray and white, from the product descriptions to the seamless backdrops against which the models pose serenely, like seahorses drifting in the tide. In it, you may find the perfect structured dress or a kooky red sock that adds the right dash of color to your otherwise minimalist outfit. In it, you may lose your mind.
New York Fashion Week: Men's made its debut this week, and obviously we were there, checking out the fashions and the man buns. The backstage area, which was blessedly empty and peaceful, was an ideal spot to chat up some male models while watching them get their faces smeared with grease. (One difference between the men's and the women's shows: Women are "dewy" and men are "sweaty.") There's a certain mystique about male models, beyond the usual "Zoolander" trope.
As insults go, making fun of someone’s fashion sense is tempting, low-hanging fruit. The jokes come fast, and they feel cutting and true because clothing reveals how we want others to see us. Fashion-related jabs that might seem cruel in everyday life are, however, broadly considered fair game in the political realm. Politicians often manipulate their style for optics, and besides, they’re running the country. It’s punching up.
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".