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July 26, 2019

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July MagazineGlobal Magazine, July 2019 Now Available

Read the July Issue Here

I'm proud to share this issue of the Global Magazine with you. There is a lot of exciting information about the 2019 AICI Global Conference that took place in April. Share your thoughts on the articles, we would love to hear your feedback. Post your comments on our AICI Image Consultants page and share the magazine on your favorite social media channels.

In Fellowship,

Sonia Dubey DewanSonia Dubey Dewan, AICI CIC
Global Magazine Editor

International Board on the Move

As President of AICI, I recently went on a trip to Bogotá in Colombia and to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil. This trip was made possible through AICI and the generosity of many other sponsors, individuals, organizers and hosts, who I would like to recognize.

Riet Photos

Thank You To:

  • Yuly Giraldo - for hosting me, taking good care of everything, driving me around and allowing me to get to know you better. Thank you for being a driving force for the AICI Colombia Central Chapter.
  • The AICI Colombia Central Chapter - for hosting me and organizing an educational event with over 70 people attending, including professional instant translation between English and Spanish.
  • Laura Rodriguez, María Angélica Piqué and Alexandra Solano - for spending a full day of your life to translate back and forth between English and Spanish to accommodate international communication.
  • Rachel Jordan - for inviting me into your home in Rio de Janeiro, hosting me, showing me the beauty of Rio de Janeiro and allowing me to "swim" in the Atlantic at the Copacabana beach, and much more. Thank you for your endless friendship.
  • The Rio de Janeiro City Circle - for organizing a happy hour dinner at the horse racing circuit, for the conversations we had, and the authentic way we could communicate.
  • Fernanda Luchesi - for letting me stay in your home in Sao Paulo, hosting me and showing me your life, love and city. For your friendship and so much more.
  • Silvia Scigliano - for organizing an amazing barbecue in your home, hosting an intimate meeting with some of the Board members in Sao Paulo. So different from meeting in a hotel.
  • The Brazil Chapter - for the opportunity to join the happy hour dinner, and for allowing me to speak during your education day to an audience of around 150 people. It was amazing. Thank you Aysha Corrêa for translating my stories professionally into Spanish for the audience. 
  • All of the members in Brazil and Colombia - that I met. It was great to see how open you are to learning more. And for your commitment to run your chapters the way that it is meant to be done.

Colombia and Brazil, this trip will stay in my memory as one of the most exciting trips of my life. Thank you.

Riet de Vlieger, AICI CIP
AICI Past President

AICI US Southeast Region Chapter Board Introduction

The US Southeast Region Chapter would like to formally introduce its current board members.

Lisa FordLisa K. Ford – President 

Lisa K. Ford, AICI CIC, and owner of Invent Your Image has been an active member of AICI since 2006. Serving on the Florida Chapter board as VP of Membership, Marketing, Secretary and Treasury. Also, she was a CEU session coordinator and Facilitator for First Timers at the AICI DC conference. She is also a Certified Color Analyst & Trainer and a Certified Color Strategist. On the personal side, Lisa is a mother of identical twin, teenage boys and the Co-Founder of Charity Chics – a women’s networking company that “Connects for a Cause.” 

Cheryl LampardCheryl Lampard – Secretary 

Cheryl is the founder and principal consultant of Style Matters International. Born in London, England, Cheryl moved her home and image consulting business to the US in 2008. She has been a member of the AICI since 2006, was a three-term President of the Florida Chapter, and is on the board of the recently formed AICI South East Region Chapter. Cheryl holds the Sci\Art Global certification in Personal Color Analysis, the London School of Beauty & Makeup’s International Make-up Diploma, and is a Certified Sewing Instructor with Palmer Pletsch, specializing in garment and pattern fitting.  

Kristin ShoopKristin Shoop – Treasurer 

Kristin is the founder of iQ Image Consulting, Chief Trainer and Head TrailBlazer. She created iQ Image Consulting out of her vision to help rising professionals strengthen their soft skills, establish their competitive edge and help organizations create opportunities in an ultra-competitive and global environment. 

Kristin is a Certified Image Consultant and Licensed Trainer by The Protocol School of Washington with over 25 years of sales, training and management experience in public, private and international sectors. Kristin is an active member of the Association of Image Consultants International and a leader on several international committees.

Joanne RaeJoanne Rae, AICI CIP – Past President 

Her country of birth is South Africa, but her home is in Virginia in the USA. She has a corporate background, owning and operating her own International Travel Agency. She is an image consultant since 2001. She owns a company, The Style Educator, LLC , where she helps individuals finding their perfect styles, as well as courses in learning and growing an Image Consulting/Personal Stylist Business. 

She is a CIP since 2009 and served on the AICI Washington DC Chapter Board and on the AICI International Board of Directors as treasurer (2011-2015) and VP Certification (2015-2017).

Bianca Moda IsomBianca Moda Isom – Marketing & Communications 

Bianca Modo is a well-traveled creative marketing professional with a unique international perspective. She has experience executing brand campaigns in print, video, and field markets and has successfully launched fashion events and creatively directed photo shoots. Bianca’s mission is to help profound leaders enhance their credibility, presence, and positioning.

Bianca earned her BBA from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA, an MBA from the Paris School of Business, and MSc. International Marketing Affairs from ESGCI in Paris, France. She’s originally from and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sonia McKoySonia McKoy – President-Elect & Membership 

Sonia became a Certified Image Consultant in 2016, a skilled member of the AICI in 2017 and registered her Image Consultant business, Style Management Experience LLC, based in Pittsburgh in 2018. She is the 2018-2019 VP of membership for the chapter, an advance public speaker, current president of her Toastmasters club and incoming area director; Toastmasters is an organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. She provides image consultant services to individuals and nonprofit organizations, locally and nationally.

Shanghai & Hangzhou Chapter “Unique Style?Expanding Your Brand”

The Conference was held by the Shanghai chapter and the Hangzhou chapter in Shanghai, China, June 22 - 23. There were 40 participants and 5 speakers who participated with interesting lectures for everyone. It is also the first anniversary of Hangzhou chapter. The event gave 0.5 CEUs.

Shanghai & Hangzhou

It was organized by a lot of members from different Chapters. Many chapter volunteers also made this happen!

New City Circle: AICI Cape Town City Circle

We are happy to announce our newest City Circle, Cape Town, Southafrica. We want to thank Alette WInckler who will be the leading the City Circle and the AICI members, Sumarie Uys, Ronel Botha and Antoinette Greyling.

Brazil’s 6th Educational Day Was a Great Success!

Brazil Education Day

The 6th Educational Day was held in São Paulo, June 8. There were 160 participants and five speakers, including our President Riet de Vlieger.

The topics ranged from Business Development and Entrepreneurship to Sustainability and Fashion Law. A great learning and networking opportunity!

Volunteer Wanted: English Moderator

AICI needs English-speaking moderators for our Tele-Classes, which take place 3-6 times per year per moderator. 

What does a moderator do? 

  • Coordinates with the AICI Tele-Class chair and AICI HQ to confirm the Tele-Class schedule
  • Working closely with the VP Marketing to promote the teleclass
  • Coordinates with AICI HQ to set up each Tele-Class
  • Hosting or moderating each Tele-Class for English-speaking audience. Each moderator is expected to host 3-6 teleclasses per year. 

What skills are needed to be a moderator?

  • Strong leadership skills: we need self-motivated, good listeners who are team players and can also communicate in front of an audience 
  • Other skills: Basic computer skills, and ability to coordinate with AICI HQ to set up each Tele-Class ZOOM call. 

Rewards and Benefits for the Volunteer

The confirmed volunteer will be awarded five leadership points for CIP/CIM. Leadership points will be award upon successful completion of the year's program, which may feature up to 6 Tele-Classes. Volunteers also have an opportunity to build networks within AICI's vast net of leaders, speakers, and seasoned image consultants. 

To apply, please send a brief introductory email to the Teleclass chair Alheli Valerio.

AICI Argentina Chapter: Board of Directors Breakfast

On July 3 there was the new board on board and the thank you to the last board in Argentina with a lot of members. All members shared that they were gratefull for the outgoing board and welcoming the new board. It was an event with a lot of good energy and fun.

Argentina Chapter Argentina Chapter

Evento de despedida del board 2017/ 2019 y Bienvenida a las nuevas autoridades 2019/2021

El board de directores vigente: Facundo Diego Fernandez, Andrea Lazzarano, Sandy Cornejo, Liliana Sánchez, Natalia Pierri, Florencia Zampieri, Florencia Diaz y Alejandro Apostólico

Argentina Chapter

Un evento de reencuentro con los socios donde la cordialidad y la Buena energía se notaron de principio a fin. Felicitamos al Nuevo board deseándoles una excelente gestión.


Welcome to Our Newest AICI CIP: Guanhui Wu

Congratulations to Guanhui Wu on their achievement in earning the AICI CIP certification! This achievement signifies their knowledge and expertise required to excel in the Image Consulting profession.

As an AICI CIP, they may now use the AICI CIP designation on their business applications and will receive an AICI CIP certificate so that they may showcase their achievements.

We greatly appreciate the time and effort they took to complete this intensive certification process. We applaud them for recognizing the important role AICI CIP certification plays in a successful business strategy. Again, congratulations to Guanhui Wu on their success.

We wish them continued success and hope that they leverage the value of AICI Certification to move their business forward!

Are you ready to become a CIP? Find out more.

William Wu
Guanhui Wu

Welcome to Our Newest AICI CICs: I Lun Chen, Alette Winckler, Renata Falcao, Ying Luo


Congratulations to I Lun Chen, Alette Winckler, Renata Falcao, Ying Luo on their achievement in earning the AICI CIC certification! This achievement signifies their knowledge and expertise required to excel in the Image Consulting profession.

As an AICI CIC, they may now use the AICI CIC designation on their business applications and will receive an AICI CIC certificate so that they may showcase their achievements.

We greatly appreciate the time and effort they took to complete this intensive certification process. We applaud them for recognizing the important role AICI CIC certification plays in a successful business strategy. Again, congratulations to I Lun Chen, Alette Winckler, Renata Falcao, Ying Luo on their success.

We wish them continued success and hope that they leverage the value of AICI Certification to move their business forward!

Are you ready to become a CIC? Find out more.

Make Sure to Check Out the AICI CEU-Approved On-Demand Webinars

You can actively learn from some of our valued CEU Providers by watching multiple webinars and completing a series of assignments to earn AICI CEUs. These learning opportunities can be experienced in the comfort of your own office or home, and at a time that is convenient to you.

View On-Demand Webinars



July 31, 2019
12:00 – 13:00 北京时间

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Personal Shopping for Men

Monica Bravo, AICI CIC
August 22, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

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AICI CEU-Approved Calendar

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September 3 - 10
ImageAsia Image Essentials 
Academy of Image Mastery
Instructor: Christina Ong, AICI CIM
5.4 CEUs

September 4 – November 6
Certified Professional Coach Program
Center for Coaching Certification
Monique Betty
Online, Afternoons
3 CEUs

September 5 - 12
Be an Image Consultant - Fast Track
NYC Image Consultant Academy
Shanna Pecoraro, AICI CIP
New York, USA
4.5 CEUs 

September 9, 2019 – June 2020
International Image Consultant 
Garbbez Consulting Group
Rossy Garbbez, AICI CIM
12.3 CEUs

This is an amazing opportunity to keep your skills current, explore new topics and interact with experts!

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