I never imagined that one day I would be sitting front row at one of the most anticipated fashion shows, Chanel, in the Grand Palais in Paris, surrounded by celebrities and wondering how I got there. Well, actually, I know how: I was one of the most respected fashion influencers in the world. A New York Times writer had called me “the guardian of all styles.” Together with a few of my contemporaries, I had made online fashion noble. I received a CFDA Award, presented to me by Pharrell Williams.
Intuition, you might call it, or my soul, I don't know. But to me, this operation sounded crazy, and it was a no. I went to another, kinder doctor, who didn't think I needed an operation. He prescribed steroids, hormones, and hope. The perfect chemical cocktail to make an already fragile woman completely crazy. For those long months, I stopped living. I downloaded self-help books faster than it takes to say om.
You can take one look at this image and get a very clear sense of who Akua is – fierce, empowered, and, undoubtedly, a lover of all things 70s. Her look is the perfect marriage of individuality and personal style, which I (as well as everyone here in the studio) have always appreciated. That is the purpose and underlying tone of our street style series. It’s very inspiring to come across a woman (or man) who can so naturally exude their inner self through the adornments of their exterior.
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".