There's a lot of fashion for a cause this week, so read on and feel good. A healthy body needs a healthy mind, so active wear label Jasmine Alexa has released a range of limited edition "This is me" T-shirts to promote body and mind positivity. As a teenager, founder Jasmine Gescheit battled anorexia and wanted to create a piece that could help young women like her. Proceeds from the T-shirts ($70) go to headspace, the national youth mental health foundation.
Fashion weeks can talk a big talk when it comes to diversity. But they are finally starting to back it up with actions. At the recent European shows, models of various ages graced the catwalk, while New York Fashion Week in February marked the first time every show at the event featured at least one non-white model. This year's Melbourne Fashion Week has a size 12 model, Stefania Ferrario, as one of its four "faces". But how would the diversity question play out at an open casting call?
In fashion, we often talk of micro-trends. And sometimes, they involve very big things. The 1980s had shoulder pads, the 1990s had logos, and this season, the button has copped the super-size treatment. With fashion in the grip of an oversized moment, which seems to be lasting several seasons, it was only a matter of time before our accoutrement went XL. Last year, the humble zipper was the hero.
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".