Ithaca Dogfest 2017: My Experience

  • Ithaca Dogfest was held from 10:00-2:00 pm on September 23rd, 2017 in Cass Park.
  • The event was created by Bo’s Bones, an organic dog biscuit company.
  • The event is “Bringing together Canine Rescue groups with adopters and dog lovers. Featuring adoptable dogs, dog services, plus human/canine service groups. And awesome shopping for your dog and you too!” (Description courtesy of the Facebook event)

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Fenty Beauty Review: Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick and Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

A little over a week ago, I wrote about my initial impressions of Rihanna’s newest venture: Fenty Beauty. After hours of stalking FentyBeauty.com, I decided on two products to start with: the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Confetti and the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer.

 

I really enjoy the look of the packaging on both products, they seem very luxurious and minimalistic at the same time.

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Fashion giants, LVMH and Kering, take a stand against unrealistic modeling standards.

“Ma’am, do you have this in a size up” “We only have carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You can try Sears.” – “Mean Girls”

“I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.” – “The Devil Wears Prada”

“Here we go again. Can’t wait to feel bad about myself while I sit here and eat ice cream.” – Women around the world while watching the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

Skinny has been portrayed as the ideal body type for years. Despite there being a surge  of body-positive anthems and advertisements that depict more realistic body types, there is one industry that has not quite caught up. The world of modeling, especially in high-fashion couture runway shows, still favors a specific body type. According to an ABC News article, the average female model is between 5’9 and 6’0 and weighs 110-130 pounds. With such specific measurements, it is not easy for just anyone to be a runway model.

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“Mobile and Social Media Journalism”: Chapter 1 Discussion

“Mobile and Social Media Journalism” by Anthony Adornato explores the role that social media plays in journalism today. With the ever-changing amount of technology that is entering our world, journalists have so many more resources and tools at their fingertips. Even more importantly, the general public has many more resources and tools at their fingertips as well. A positive aspect of this is that tips are able to be sent in from anywhere. If breaking news happens in Miami, FL, a journalist from California may not know what happened until he or she sees a tweet. Crowdsourcing can also prove to be an effective way of gathering information, especially a video of an event that only happened once. However, this can also prove to be problematic. Fake news can easily be spread, and a general audience that does have the ability to differentiate what is real and what is not can create a distrust in journalists.

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“Beauty for All”: Rihanna Launches Revolutionary Cosmetics Line

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Global superstar, Rihanna, is trading the music studio for a makeup lab. Last year, Rihanna teased the release of her makeup line over her social media accounts. A little over a year later, Fenty Beauty was released.

“Beauty for All”, is Fenty Beauty’s tagline, and that is nothing short of the truth. The most impressive of the 16 products is the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, which retails for $34. On Sephora.com, the foundation is described as “the ultimate photo filter” but that is not the reason it is receiving such high praises. The foundation boasts a line of 40 different shades, ensuring that everyone is able to find a perfect match. The beauty industry has long been accused of not being inclusive to all skin tones, especially deeper ones. For comparison’s sake, we could look at Kat Von D’s Lock It Foundation ($35). This foundation has 31 shades, which is only 9 less than the Fenty foundation. However, it is the types of shades that makes a difference. Rihanna commented on the trend that there tends to be more middle-ground shades, and not as many shades that are VERY light or VERY dark. Rihanna is looking to change that, stating “You want people to appreciate the product, and not feel like ‘oh that’s cute, but it only looks good on her’”.

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