Like the smooth-talking woman behind the counter in Space NK (the one that convinced you to spend £270 on a tube of glorified Vaseline), fashion can be a highly persuasive beast. It’s for this reason that many of us turn our back on a trend as quickly as we fall in love with it, and the only reason acid yellow velvet could ever be considered a viable summer dressing option. Do not close your browser - velvet in a host of bright, bold and unapologetic shades is this summer’s style stumbling block.
Liv Tyler is the creative brain behind a new Gap campaign to help mothers around the world. The actress, 39, has directed an advert for the clothing chain in support of charity Every Mother Counts, which works to make childbirth safer. It stars Tyler’s children Sailor, two, and nine-month-old Lula. Supermodel Coca Rocha and her daughter Ioni also feature in the campaign.
Prince sang “sometimes it snows in April”, and last week it did — a year to the day of the purple one’s passing — promptly propelling style plates into a state of intense discombobulation. Immediately questions were raised. Do bare legs still look good when they turn a deathly shade of blue? Is a winter puffer worn with a pair of Birkenstocks and a (fresh new) pedi a crime against fashion or an inspired survival mechanism?
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".