Some time in late 2007, I got engaged. I still remember the first dress I tried on. (I ended up going with the very last. The very, very last of about 27.) It was simple but had this fantabulous half bow that at the time I was told was "very Dior". I didn't really appreciate what that meant at the time but ever since, I have had a thing for bows. Which is probably why at the races this year, I have melted for any dress or hat with a bow.
There has been a lot written about the value of having a fashion uniform. If I had my fantasy fashion uniform it would be four or five beautiful suits with perfect T-shirts that never stretch or fade. I'd have a black wool suit with sharp shoulders with two pairs of pants – a long, cigarette leg for winter, and a cropped pair with a slight flare for summer. There would be a neutral – maybe rust, burgundy or caramel – with a relaxed jacket I could wear with jeans.
The tiny town of Bamawm, near Echuca, is home to just 527 people - and today four of them can declare themselves among the most stylish in the state. School teacher Annalese Palmer and her children Poppy, 12, Finn, 11, and Oscar, 9, took out first prize in the family Fashions on the Field on Emirates Stakes Day, one of the most anticipated events of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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".