Authentic Beauty unCompromised

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AICI International officially launched The Authentic Beauty unCompromised Campaign on National Image Consultants Day, November 23, 2015.  The purpose of the AICI Authentic Beauty unCompromised initiative is to use our global influence to promote projects, products, and messages that reflect that every person – no matter shape, size, sex, creed, or color – is beautiful in their own unique way!

As image professionals we are the ones who actually work with real people on a daily basis, who stand in front of a mirror with a women who has lost her confidence because of what she sees in the reflection, or the teenager who sees something ugly, or the gentleman who has lost his self-esteem because media has convinced them all that their reflection is not one of beauty. It is us image professionals who pick up the pieces, take them by the hand and lead them to see themselves differently. This combination – our expertise in understanding body shapes and proportions, identifying style personalities and our ability to combine all of this with every clients unique lifestyle – makes us experts in the field of Authentic Beauty unCompromised!

Let’s get a conversation going and spread this very important and timely message. What does Authentic Beauty unCompromised mean to you?  We’d love to hear your thoughts.  Is there a quote, poem, or photo that you feel depicts this message? Is there someone in your life a friend, family member, or client that radiates Authentic Beauty unCompromised?

Here are just a couple recent examples of this message already happening in the media:

*December 1st, The Today Show aired the new look of the tire company Pirelli’s annual calendar. This year the calendar was created by Annie Leibovitz featuring women noted for their accomplishments rather than their bodies. Pirelli calendars have been known for featuring scantily clad models. Click here to see it.

*December 9th, The Today Show aired a segment discussing the renaming of the “Plus Size” model to “Curvy.”  Click here to see it.

What have you seen or heard in your life or in the media?  Please share with all of us on our Facebook page!  Let’s kick our Authentic Beauty unCompromised Campaign into gear!

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Celebrating International Image Consultants Day

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Why do 944 Image Consultants, in 53 countries feel so passionate about November 23rd?

They are now listed with 12,500 other entries from 196 countries, covering 365 days. This year November 23rd marks the second annual Image Consultants Day. A day when appearance, behavior and communication is celebrated globally.

Clare Maxfield, VP of Marketing for AICI Global shares that “Image is more than just lipstick and hemlines”. “We stand by the values on our proclamation to support our members to honor, recognize and propel the Image Industry in the world as a viable field of business professionals, extolling those whom excel in the science and acumen of image.”

Or in other words, “we are the people who get to know who you are and make you look and feel amazing” using not just fashion, but support it with science, art and education.

Cindy Ann Peterson, an Image Consultant from Virginia was instrumental in getting this event into Chase’s Calendar of Events to allow the members globally to celebrate their achievements both singly and as a group. Chase’s calendar has been the world’s date book since 1957.

Celebrations for the day cover the globe and the month of November. Last year members from the Philippines chapter held a soup kitchen serving those in need after a typhoon, instead of a gala party. Mexico City Chapter held events each day throughout the month of November, to include philanthropy, parades and workshops.

We want to give back to our communities by sharing our image skills, celebrate our image profession by recognizing this in an annual global celebration and raise awareness about the many fields in we cover.

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