Ashley Alford and Amanda Arscott share a lot more than the same initials. The two met through friends when Alford worked as a nanny while building her business. Now a graduate of Greenville Technical College and Makeup Designery in California and a seasoned makeup and hair stylist for nine years, Alford owns Verb Beauty Studio. Arscott says she relies on an appointment with her friend to be sure her event hair and makeup are flawless.
From all accounts, fashion is all about fun. Theoretically we should all be running around gleefully plucking the perfect outfit out of our closets, the very one that makes us feel not only well dressed and pulled together, but shouts to the world that we are here and ready to take on all challenges based on our already excellent choices in clothing. Unless it doesn’t turn out that way.
We all know the old saying about the cobbler’s children having no shoes, but what about the woman who spends all day surrounded by the latest styles and has only to find her size in order to have one of each? Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but what styles do those in the know plan to put in their own closets this fall? We spent some time recently with one of the most-loved experts in town, and here is what Musette Stern, owner of Muse Shoe Studio, had to say.
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".