"If I wanted Chanel for a client, the likelihood of it happening is slim to none," Meaghan O'Connor, a stylist for plus-size women like Orange Is the New Black's Adrienne C. Moore and model Tess Holliday, tells me during a recent sit-down in New York City. We've heard it time and time again from celebrities: It's not easy to find a red carpet gown to borrow when you are plus size or simply not a sample size. Take Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom for example.
After nearly 150 years of publication, one of the earliest fashion magazines in existence, Harper's Bazaar, has casted not one, but two transgender models for the covers of one of its international editions. Industry vet and current face of Clairol Tracey Norman, and Geena Rocero, the founder of advocacy campaign Gender Proud, are two of the nine diverse cover stars for Harper's Bazaar India's 'Nine Wonders of the World' series, joining models including Tyra Banks and Soo Joo Park.
Deciding whether to be an "I woke up like this" person or never seen without a full face of makeup, is exactly that: A choice. In a poem entitled "In My Skin," iCon powerfully explains why beauty products can be a sign of empowerment for some, a hobby for many and not applicable to others.
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".