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International Image Consultant Day on November 23

Image Consultants are celebrating International Image Consultant Day on November 23. AICI, the premier association for image consultants, proclaimed November 23rd as International Image Consultant Day at a global conference in 2003. As a member of a global association, I’ve learned how other image consultants have adapted to the current environment. For instance, I’ve learned to provide my services virtually to…

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How is your bra fitting?

As October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll turn our attention to the subject of bras. As an image consultant, I would be amiss in not mentioning the unmentionables. Just like a foundation is necessary to support a building, undergarments support clothing. That is why they may also be referred to as foundation garments. Having correctly fitting undergarments is…

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Does it matter what we wear ?

Think again. As October is Mental Awareness Month, let’s be aware of how our dressing affects our mental health. One way we can feel mentally healthier is by being mindful of what we wear. It has been said that clothes affect our mindset as this study on Enclothed Cognition proves. Enclothed Cognition as described by Adam D. Galinsky, a professor at the…

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What does dressing affordably have to do with style and a changing body when you hit 55+?

The fourth A of our blog series on the 4 A’s of Dressing is Affordable. What does it mean to dress affordably? Simply it means:  Looking like you’re not uncomfortable, you’re in charge and having fun with fashion, whatever your budget.  This week even though our topic is Affordable dressing, let’s talk about the dreaded “B” word.  What is your…

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What does dressing attractively have to do with style and a changing body when you’ve hit 55+?

As we continue our series on the 4 A’s of Dress, the third A is Attractive. What does it mean to dress attractively? Simply it means: Looking at you is a pleasant experience, nothing about your appearance is disturbing.* As we age, we may not be able to control what the aging process does to our bodies, but we can…

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What does dressing appropriately have to do with style and a changing body when you’ve hit 55+?

The second A of the 4 A’s of Dressing* is Appropriate.  The definition of dressing appropriately is “Looking like you belong like you know what you’re doing; nothing about your appearance is distracting” * The lady in the lab coat is dressed appropriately for her role as a female doctor. How have you dressed appropriately for the occasions in…

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