Learning About the Art of Dressing

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I was so excited to cover the relatively new boutique in Mamaroneck, ‘The Art of Dressing.’ This was an extremely fun piece to do–not because it was at a boutique (although that didn’t hurt), but because it was so much more than that.

The owner, Tonia Tagliaferro, was a very inspiring woman. Not only does she run a boutique, but she also offers classes to help women gain confidence. Her store is split in half; part store and part stage-floor.

Many women tend to ‘give up’ on their appearance as schedules get busy. Tonia helps women come together and help them retrain their brain to get a better attitude about themselves. Confidence is key.

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Tonia, to the left and myself to the right

Clients come to her with their clothes not knowing what to expect. They go through the clothes together and Tonia tells them if they are wearing the wrong sizes (whether it’s too big or too small).

Her words are sincere and inspirational.

Art of Dressing location: 555 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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My Eataly Experience

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Reporting for 3W Magazine, I covered a fun segment on Eataly in New York. I spoke with various departments, where they gave me the inside scoop of what their role is and what it’s like to work at Eataly.

Did I mention that I got to watch fresh mozzarella be made into mozzarella balls?

The Cheesemonger talked about the various cheeses and meats that are imported from Italy. There’s also monthly classes that you can take.

The head baker also spoke to me about the process of bread making which involves ordering fresh flour every week. They are also responsible for putting bread on everyone’s plate at the restaurants in Eataly.

Hungry yet?

To watch the video and read more about Eataly, go to 3W Magazine: http://3wexperiences.com/magazine/video-the-ultimate-eataly-experience/

 

Ashley’s Closet

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Today I spent hours trying to fix up my neglected blog. It was a blog that I started for a journalism class and once the semester came to an end, so did my blog. I made a vow that I was going to stick with it, but it’s easy to get off task. My blog was originally called ‘Dorm Reform,’ in which I concentrated on cheap and affordable ways to decorate your dorm or apartment. Since I was in college and living through the experience, I thought it was very suiting that I wrote about something like that–not to mention I enjoyed doing crafts.

When I went on it today, it looked so sad and plain. I told myself I was going to fix it up. I renamed it to ‘Ashley’s Closet’ and I plan on continuing the topic of dorms and apartments, however I am also going to write about fashion as well. Not everything is going to be “Do It Yourself” stuff, but I am going to continue looking for affordable ways to decorate and shop smart.

So here it is, my new and improved blog:

http://ashleysclosetblog.com/

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Ashley Billone

153 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538

(585) 370-9167//abillone12@gmail.com

http://ashleybillone.com

http://ashleysclosetblog.com

EDUCATION

Iona College (ACEJMC Accredited), New Rochelle, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Concentration in Journalism, GPA: 3.8

HONORS/AWARDS

Mass Communication Honor Program
Dean’s List: Six consecutive semesters
Golden Key International Honor Society
Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society

WORK EXPERIENCE

Meredith Video Studios, Better Show, New York, NY

Production Assistant (January 2015-Present)

  • Run the prompter for the hosts during various home, beauty and cooking segments.
  • Work with guests who will appear on the show.
  • Revise story boards for upcoming bookings and shows.
  • Assist production team in all stages of production.
  • Research and book lifestyle talent and experts for the show.LMC-TV, Mamaroneck, NY

    Freelance Reporter (February 2014-Present)

  • Research stories to pitch to the producer within the local community, such as new restaurants or businesses.
  • Produce video segments on local businesses by interviewing the owner and customers.
  • Co-anchor live for weekly televised shows.3W Magazine, New York, NY
    Videographer and Editorial Intern (October 2014-January, 2015)
  • Attended various networking and public events in New York City to produce short videos.
  • Produced, filmed and edited video content on entertainment and lifestyle stories.ClaimFame, New York, NY
    Editorial Assistant (June 2014-December 2014)
  • Researched and posted 12 nationwide casting calls on a daily basis.
  • Managed, updated, scheduled and tracked social media content.
  • Wrote entertainment blogs for the website.NBCUniversal, Bravotv.com, New York, NY

    Editorial Intern (September 2013-December 2013)

  • Created and managed photo galleries of popular Bravo TV shows including episode snapshots, features and behind-the-scenes content.
  • Managed advertised video content from the Bravo website onto Outbrain.com.
  • Participated in weekly editorial meetings to pitch creative ideas, as well as discuss website content.
  • Created and launched online quizzes for reality shows.NBCUniversal, Maury Povich/ Trisha Goddard Show, Stamford, CT

    Production Intern (January 2013-May 2013)

  • Assisted production assistants with preparing for shows including arranging wardrobes and lining guests up for individual segments.
  • Screened and documented phone messages regarding inquires and interest for future segments, recorded contact information and categorized topics for producers.
  • Confirmed audience attendance to ensure appropriate number of viewers for taping days.ACTIVITIES
  • Society of Professional Journalists, President (2012-2014)
  • WICR: Iona Radio Station, Weekly Host (2013-2014)
  • Ionian Newspaper, Staff Writer (2011-2014)
  • Iona College TV, General Member (2011-2013)
  • Study Abroad Program, Rome, Italy (Summer 2013)SKILLS

    Language: English, fluent Spanish and conversational Italian
    Technical: iNews, Final Cut Pro X, InDesign, WordPress, Prezi, PowerPoint, iMovie, SoundCloud, Hootsuite, All social media platforms.

Sample work available upon request.