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SXI 100 Introduction to Image Consulting
1.8 CEU
Image Consulting is the art of refining a personal or professional appearance to enhance confidence, style, and wardrobe. In this class, study color, fit, accessories, and visual principles to align inner and outer beauty. Learn the skills that support your style instincts to make this transformation for yourself and others. The class is highly interactive and attendees complete reading and work assignments.

Bring the following textbook to first class: Looking Good...Every Day by Nancy Nix-Rice (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 www.fashion.bncollege.com or call 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.

Instructor: Carol Davidson, AICI CIP, image consultant.

SXI 200 Image Consulting: Wardrobe and Style
1.8 CEU
Prerequisite: SXI 100
Dive deeper into the world of image consulting techniques to further develop your image skills. Build on the concepts from SXI 100 by analyzing men's and women's fashion styles, working with fabric basics and garment details to enhance and adapt to body proportions. Outline the steps of the closet and wardrobe analysis. Evaluate various shopping services both live and virtual. By practicing the step-by-step wardrobe planning process you'll take the skills for a test drive. By the end of this interactive, hands-on course you'll gain direction and confidence to start applying these techniques for your clients. This class is highly interactive and attendees complete reading and work assignments.

In addition to SXI 100 books, please order Color Me Confident by Veronique Henderson and Pat Henshaw; and 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 www.fashion.bncollege.com or call 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
After building your foundation, cross the bridge from having skills to starting your professional image practice. Designed as a workshop, you will begin work on your business materials. Gain clarity on your vision, values, target clients, and how best to attract them to you. Emphasis is on marketing, client service development, sales and consulting communications, and culminates with a sales pitch that is authentically you. Workshop includes reading, writing, role-play, and home assignments. Be prepared to see you and your business transform. 

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 virtualbookworm.com 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 www.fashion.bncollege.com 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
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