AICI-N.Y.Chapter Enriches Certificate Program


Did you know that Image Consulting is our oldest Professional Development Certificate program? How about the fact that Image is the first certificate program to be available on-line?

Are you aware that all of our Image instructors are members of AICI, an international group of hundreds of successful image professionals throughout the world?  And now….

The first ever “Completion award”  in non-credit programs has been made possible  by an Annual $2000 donation from the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) NY Tri-State chapter!

On March 21st, AICI officers lead by  President Jacqueline Peros and Terry Murray, award project facilitator presented Professional Studies Managing Coordinator Joan Volpe and John Harvard Reid of the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries a $1000 check to be given to a top Image student who completes the certificate  program by June 30 and follows the award guidelines.

A second check for $1000 will go to someone who completes in the Fall semester.  Image students check out award requirements on the  FIT/CPS web page: Go to Image Consulting cert. info.

Fashion After Bark

Today is the 3rd Annual Pet Fashion Show!!

Since I gather all student submissions for the show, I took a few sneaky snapshots as a preview of what’s to come later tonight!

Show Designers:

Lisa Barnes
Dawn Deisler
Wanda Jaller

Abby Kass
Lauren Kmiotek
Jessica Linder
Susan Linton
Irene Liu
Lindsey McGraw
Keith Sanna


This is all you get until the show tonight! Next Friday I will do a recap of the show for those of you not attending. Hope to see you there!! Click for Show Recap


Technicolor Dreaming


I was dreaming in technicolor about hues and textures of hats and what people will be wearing to the Royal Wedding. Remember the colors in Princess Diana’s hat collection?

There were lots of cool blues in brims and bows, reds for excitement and flirty, girly pinks. Green-casted turquoises or aquas for the calm and meditative look. Queen Elizabeth is completely free of psychological classifications in her selection of colors and textures. Sometimes I think that her color choices have nothing to do with her outfits, but there are always lots of colorful bird feathers attached. The daughters of Prince Andrew wear abstract hats sometimes in complimentary colors to their dresses. Prince Edward’s wife wears neutral grays with whites that look like origami. Charles’s wife looks like she is always wearing a warm-colored analogous flower arrangement. Princess Anne wears lots of beige neutrals with netting and textures.

The Spring 2011 Women’s Collections showed a great variation in colors that began with straw naturals and eco colors from Yohji Yamamoto and D Squared to Marc Jacobs’ bright warm oranges and yellows. Textured natural straws with wide brimmed bands were used in Prada’s black alternating with brilliantly colored stripes, creating a total coordinated color ensemble. Chanel’s pink and white hats push all the Princess buttons.

Barbara Arlen teaches SXC 100: Color Theory and Culture, SXC 110: Color Discovery Interactive Workshop, SXC 260:Color Painting Studio, and SXF 840: Career Opportunities for Working with Color


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