AS if January isn’t dreary enough, yesterday was Blue Monday – said to be the most depressing day of the year. So, to cheer you up with thoughts of sunnier months ahead, here are the looks we will be embracing this year. Fabulous florals, bold colours, Burberry checks, bum bags and waspish waists are just some of the key trends we can look forward to seeing on the high street over the next year. Being stylish is as easy as ABC with SIOBHAN O’CONNOR’s guide to what’s in fashion in 2018.
AWARDS season is here and celebs are out in their designer dresses. And should an invite to the Baftas land on your doorstep, we’ve got you covered. Siobhan O'Connor has picked 12 showstoppers for as little as £18. Model Chelsea Rose, 26, from West London, tries them, gives her verdict and rates them out of ten. Dress, £95, Goddiva; heels, £22, MissguidedBRUNO BAPTISTA 'I reckon it’s a real showstopper. The sheer arms and plunging neckline make it a racier option.
COOL new gym gear will help get you in the mood to break a sweat. But specialist sportswear can cost a fortune and while there are now many bargain workout options on the high street and even in supermarkets, can they compete with the big brands? Here, SIOBHAN O’CONNOR asks Alice Jeffrey, 28, from Manchester, to skip for five minutes in different workout wardrobes and rate them out of five. ALICE says: “I want to go to the gym just so I can wear this outfit! "The vest is super-fitted, which I love.
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".