Future Chapter Events

MAY 22, 2020, 4:00-5:00 CT
At our next AICI Conversations, hosted by the Chicago Midwest Chapter, our guest speaker will be Jaime Hemsani, one of Mexico City’s most renowned fashion designers. Hemsani will share discovering his talent as a designer to establishing his fashion house (haute couture/ready to wear) and what inspires him as he creates collections for men and women. There will be a 10-minute Q&A following his interview.

In Conversations’ second part, we will discuss how we as image consultants dress clients for different regions of the states and internationally. What research do we do to give clients well-informed style advice?

Conversations is a free event; but please us know you are coming by replying to Edwards Buice at [email protected]. The Zoom link for the May 22 event is below and will be resent the day of the 22nd.
Zoom Link – AICI Midwest Conversations

If you have questions about our next Conversations, please contact Edwards Buice at the above email. Do not forget to bring your favorite beverage to our Zoom gathering!


JUNE 27-28, 2020
Regional Conference 2020
Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.


Chicago Chapter Book Club – A FREE quarterly event
Make plans to join us at our next book discussion.
The book is The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe
From Her Majesty’s trusted confidant and Dresser Angela Kelly LVO comes a lavishly designed book of never-before-seen photos of The Queen, Her wardrobe and Her jewels and features intimate anecdotes.

Email Jenny Applegate, facilitator, for a Zoom invite: [email protected]
Happy reading!!

Past Chapter Events

Webinar Series – “The Power of Partnerships” with Jessica Pfohl Paisley
February 5 & 12, 2020
Part 1: Leveraging the Power of Community Partnerships
Part 2: Step by Step: Proven Framework for Profitable Fashion Events

Chicago Chapter Book Club – “Fashionopolis – The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes” by Dana Thomas
January 22, 2020

Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” 
August 25, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Chapter Dinner
April 5, 2019
Pescatore Palace, Franklin Park, IL

Webinar – “The Foundations of Style” with Genelle Beyer
March 7, 2019

Webinar – AICI New Members & Prospective Members
December 12, 2018

“The Closet Connection” at Inspired Closets – Joint program of AICI and NAPO
November 9, 2018
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 

Education Weekend – “Authentic Image – Going Beyond Style” with Karen Brunger, AICI CIP
April 27-28, 2018
Chicago, IL

Webinar – “Online Tools to Grow Your Business” with Ann Reinten, AICI CIP
January 23, 2018
“Eyewear Extravaganza” – State Optical Factory Tour & Eyewear Trends with Jill Dellert-Herbert, ABOC, AICI CIP
October 27, 2017
Vernon Hills, IL

Webinar – “5 Simple Steps to Achieving Career Success” with Brenda Kinsel, AICI CIP
January 24, 2017

Mario Pinto Boutique & “Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier” exhibit
October 21-22, 2016
Chicago, IL

Webinar – “The Savvy Style Pros Guide to Smooth Client Experiences” with Sola Adelowo
September 12, 2016

Education Day – “Executive Presence” with Diane Craig
March 11, 2016
Chicago, IL

Webinar – “The Happy Hour Effect” with Kristen Brown
January 19, 2016

Webinar – “Creating Videos & Live Streaming” with Janet Johnson
November 17, 2015

Education Day – “The Art of Authentic Dressing” with Sue Donnelly, AICI CIP
March 20, 2015
Chicago, IL

Education Day – “Brand & Marketing Breakthroughs to Attract More Clients” with Sarah Hathorn, AICI CIM
May 17, 2014
Chicago, IL