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Image Consulting Descriptions

SXI 100 Introduction to Image Consulting
1.8 CEU
Capitalize on your fashion industry experience and education by learning the basics of image consulting in this in-depth technical program. Course of study includes color, line, and visual principles. Analyzing the human figure and face is stressed. Hair, makeup, and skin care information is covered. The class is highly interactive and attendees complete reading and work assignments.

Bring the following textbooks to first class: Looking Good...Every Day by Nancy Nix-Rice; Color Me Confident by Henderson and Henshaw; and third textbook to be announced at the first day of class (available at Barnes & Noble at FIT).
Online students: Please allow extra time to receive all books. To order books from the Barnes & Noble at FIT book store, go to or call 1-212-217-5690.

Instructors: Dominique Isbecque, AICI, CIP, image consultant; Beryl Wing, AICI, CIP, image consultant; and Carol Davidson, AICI, CIP, image consultant

SXI 110 Image Consulting Confidential
This unique workshop combines information and hands-on assignments from SXI 100 and SXI 200 for people interested in learning image consulting fundamentals but are unable to commit to the full certificate program. Whether you’re visiting NYC this summer or could utilize “insider” image consulting theory in your career, these intensive sessions are perfect for people with limited time. Program highlights work opportunities; target markets and teaches performance skills. Learn the steps involved in conducting a professional image assessment for a client, including actual practice in how to determine physical characteristics to make appropriate wardrobe recommendations. Hands-on assignments include vendor/designer assessments, client wardrobe planning and mock consultations. Attendees discover firsthand how to harness their own sense of style, fashion and people skills into a rewarding career opportunity.

Certificate candidates: SXI 110 cannot be substituted for SXI 100 or SXI 200.
Additional expenses up to $35.

Workshop leaders: Carol Davidson, AICI CIP, image consultant; MaryAnne Kokidis, AICI, CIP, image consultant.

SXI 200 Image Consulting: Wardrobe and Style
1.8 CEU
Prerequisite: SXI 100
This program provides a step-by-step education in the basics of women's and men's fashion styles, including fabric identification, garment details, and silhouettes. Wardrobe and accessory analysis is included, and personal shopping and image consulting business methods are explored. This class is highly interactive and attendees complete reading and work assignments.
In addition to Image Consulting I books, please order StyleSource by Alyce Parsons with Mimi Dorsey (available at Barnes & Noble at FIT).
Online students: Please allow extra time to receive all books. To order books from the Barnes & Noble at FIT book store, go to or call 1-212-217-5690.

Instructor: Beryl Wing, AICI, CIP, image consultant; and Mary Anne Kokidis, AICI, CIP, image consultant

SXI 300 Image Consulting: Business Essentials for Success
2.1 CEU
Prerequisites: SXI 100 and SXI 200
Learn the practical side of freelancing and entrepreneurship in this exciting field as you develop the skills necessary for the business of image. Lectures explain how to set up and market your own business and develop a mission statement and business plan. Also discussed is how to attract new clients and cater to the ones you already have. Workshop includes class projects, home assignments, and role-play situations that emphasize client service development.

In addition to SXI 100 and SXI 200 textbooks, please order The Perfect Fit, How to Start an Image Consulting Business, by Dominique Isbecque and Lynne Marks available at and How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less by Milo O. Frank (available at Barnes & Noble at FIT). 
Online students:
Outside the U.S., please allow extra time to receive all books. To order books from Barnes & Noble at FIT, go to or call 212.217.5690.

Instructor: Dominique Isbecque, AICI, CIP, image consultant

SXI 325 Catering to the Special-Size Customer: Petites and Plus Image and Style
2.1 CEU
Over 70 million U.S. women fall into the special size category, that 50 % of the population is actually under 5'4", and 65 million women are considered plus size. Designers, patternmakers, retailers, stylists, and image consultants, and wardrobe technicians can all benefit from this in-depth workshop that demystifies the special size business potential. Learn the facts behind the figures with practical information for fulfilling the expectations of the special size customer with proper fit, fashion, and service. Highly recommended for anyone looking to increase sales and services. Interact with our two industry experts as they each tackle the dilemmas facing both the petite and plus-size customer and give concrete directions for satisfying their shopping needs and fashion passions. No class during spring recess April 2 - 8.

Instructors: Jacqueline Peros, JMP Image & Style, AICI, CIP; and Catherine Schuller, AICI, CIP, image and style director.

SXI 500 Fashion Essentials for Image Consultants
1.0 CEU
Specially formatted for students working toward earning an Image Consulting certificate online, this program concentrates on fashion industry know-how, vocabulary, and correct terminology. Begin with how fashion functions from the role of the designer and manufacturer to the world of retail. Learn to discover clothing details and give fabrication advice correctly. Use your new found language and knowledge to instill client confidence. For online Image Consulting certificate students or anyone in need of an introduction to trade lingo.

Instructor: Joan O. Volpe, managing coordinator, The Center for Professional Studies, adjunct associate professor, Fashion Merchandising Management

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