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Training the "Good Eye"

At FSI we train our consultants to have a “good eye” and to have an immediate, instinctual recall of a visual subject or object such as an historic dress or a certain body type. In this article we are going to look closely at how one develops a good eye for color.

Star Essay "Why I Want to Be a Color Analysis Consultant"

Editors note: As part of their certification course FSI students are asked to write short essays.  This week Carol Parker Walsh shares her essay with us.

Color is a powerful phenomenon. Color can inspire a mood, increase an appetite, evoke nostalgia, create tranquility, promote trust, move energy, and build the foundation of a wardrobe. These are the things that drew me to learn more about color and color analysis. I want to be a Certified Color Consultant to gain a solid foundational understanding of the use of color in fashion styling and how it can serve as a vehicle for my clients to find their best color.

The impact of finding the right color can be transformational and life changing. It will not only influence how you move and present yourself in the world, it will influence others’ perceptions of you as well.  With an enhanced self-image, clients will gain greater self-confidence and self-esteem. This in turn will help them achieve their desired goals. Color can truly be powerful. In the short time I’ve been in this course I’ve shared what I’ve learned about color and what wearing the right color can do; the reception has been quite positive.

My goal is to incorporate color analysis in my overall Image Consulting practice in order to provide a full and complete service to my clients. I also hope to create seminars on the power and use of color in wardrobe planning for professionals, college graduates, and teens.

Thank you Carol for sharing your words with us! Team FSI

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Pantone Sketch BookStudents enrolling in back-to-school courses in August receive a free Pantone fashion sketch and guide book with their course. This powerful tool allows you to select from illustrated clothing designs to use in illustrating to your clients mix and match options for her wardrobe, for shopping, for her image etc. Clients love it when you can quickly sketch out fashion ideas and this book provides you with ready made croquis of female bodies in over 300 poses. Also included - glossary of fashion terms, Pantone color themes to aid you in choosing appropriate color coordinates and a full selection of fashion illustrations to sample. Limit one per student, offer valid till August 30, 2013. Tap images for a larger view for what's inside this offer.image