|Lynnae Bussell, professional image consultant and representative for Reveal Your Dignity
Calling all high school and college age fashionistas! If you’re looking to pursue a fashion-focused career, but aren’t sure where to start, Reveal Your Dignity (RYD) can help.
Reveal Your Dignity’s founder and President of Fashion Meets Faith, Shari Braendel, is a nationally renowned speaker and author in the fashion industry. But her inspiration for launching Reveal Your Dignity goes deeper than just clothing and trends.
Her fierce desire to change the way girls see themselves and the way they dress, inspired Braendel to bring together a team of trained instructors from all over the nation. From graduates of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and designers of fashion for Target and the Home Shopping Network, to experienced stylists for Hollywood elite red carpet events, Braendel facilitated her program with nothing less than the best in the business.
By August 2, 2014, Braendel officially launched Reveal Your Dignity in Charlotte, NC and, “will continue to launch the program throughout the U.S. this fall, in addition to the spring of 2015,” says Lynnae Bussell, professional image consultant and representative for RYD.
Reveal Your Dignity’s mission is to teach young women how to have fun with fashion while learning to dress with dignity and respect. “Our goal is to equip these young women with fashion skills as well as character skills so that they can dress with dignity and respect and then pass this training on to the next generation.”
This unique program provides young adults with the opportunity to learn specific fashion skills such as understanding their body shape and how to dress their type. “They will learn how to pick clothing colors that flatter their natural features such as hair, eyes, and skin tone,” explains Bussell. “They will develop a professional styling portfolio from all of the fashion and character challenges that they have completed during the online training.”
RYD also suggests that young adults use this program to earn community service hours for high school and college credit, by mentoring others locally. A professional image consultant, such as Bussell herself, will also support each junior stylist through facilitating events such as a shop-off, style parties, educational workshops, or personal styling appointments. Not only can junior stylists utilize this program to gain community service hours, and build a styling portfolio of their own, but they also build relationships with others that share their love for fashion.
How can you get involved? Reveal Your Dignity offers their Junior Fashion Stylist program to students, ranging in ages from middle school to college. You can register for the next local event by visiting Reveal Your Dignity’s homepage. The cost of the program is $279.00 ($1500.00 value), which includes the 3-hour live workshop, taught by Shari Braendel, 10 months of online education, color tools, a fashion training manual, and custom made tote. “We are offering a Fashion Under Study Fee that is $49, which is for the workshop training only. It allows the girls to experience some of the training and then purchase the rest of the training materials at the regular price of $279,” says Bussell.
Reveal Your Dignity aims to develop a strong group of Junior Fashion Stylists who will further help spread the word about RYD in the Cincinnati area and across the nation through workshop trainings. Their objective is also to see young women develop their love for fashion and grow their entrepreneurial skills in order to create a fashion industry that is about uplifting the young adults, especially women, in our society.
To learn more, visit www.revealyourdignity.org.