Cindy Ann Peterson

Couture Design and Professional Image Management

P. O. Box 25243 Arlington, VA 22202


I am thrilled to Announce The Power of Civility is Here.  Sharing compelling insights on Civility-Making It A Lifestyle, which is absolutely essential to bring back Civility In Style.  Contact me at for special quantity purchase discounts for schools and events.

The Art of Civil Conversation

Conversation begins at birth. Then, it goes from the dinner table to the schoolroom, to interaction among friends, to the work place, and on to other places where all manner of social interactions are required. “But personal social contact, outside the family as well as inside the family, is another casualty of the culture of distraction. One in four Americans say that they have no one to talk to about important subjects—more than double the percentage in 1985.” says Susan Jacoby in The Age of American Unreason, published by Pantheon Books in 2008. It is especially interesting because we are more advanced technologically than ever before. Yet, in many respects, technology is leading to the decline of conversation. A key to the art of conversation is learning how to be an effective and active listener.

The Power of Civility Is Now Available!

The Power of Civility is packed with thought-provoking perspectives on what civility really means, as well as practical solutions for incorporating civility best practices into your work and life. In this comprehensive book, eighteen top civility and etiquette professionals go beyond the typical "please and thank you" conversations about civility and challenge you to think about your personal standards, accountability, values, and what it means to be committed to choosing civility, whether at home, at work, in your community, or in public—at home and abroad.


This book provides the tools you need to boost your social intelligence and build your cultural competence, giving you the confidence and poise to go anywhere and be welcomed as a caring and considerate citizen of the world. Discover the power of civility!

Order your autographed copy of The Power of Civility today!

The Power of Civility Table of Contents

The Power of One
Choosing Civility
By Lew Bayer

Civility Begins at Home
By Deborah King, AICI CIP

Public Civility
The Case for Face-to-Face Communication
By Deborah McGrath

Stand Out—Don’t Stick Out

Personal Accountability and Civil Business Essentials
By Tiffany Nielsen

The Power of Leadership Civility
Leading by Example
By Laura Barclay

Building an Exceptional Professional Image
The Keys to Success
By Jules Hirst

Lunch Box Civility
A Tool for Leaders
By Penelope Paik

Develop Your Personal Brand and Power it with Civility
By Yasmin Anderson-Smith, MCRP, AICI CIP, CPBS

Networking with Civility
The Ultimate Business Tool
By Cheryl Walker-Robertson

Navigating the Social and Psychological Complexities of Incivility
By Suzanne Zazulak Pedro

Civility—Making it a Lifestyle
By Cindy Ann Peterson, AICI FLC

To Say or Not to Say, That is the Question
Political Civility--The Reality Show
By Shelby Scarborough

Civility Communicates Confidence
Five Traits that Pave the Way to Success
By Tara Crawford

Civility on Campus
How to Get an “A” in Conduct
By Denise F. Pietzsch

Uncovering Diamonds
The Challenge of Intergenerational Civility
By Pat Walker Locke, AICI FLC, CPC

Dining with Civility
Manners Matter at the Table
By Nonnie Cameron Owens

for Mutual Respect
A Booster Shot for Civility in Healthcare
By Suzanne Nourse, CEPC

Cultural Considerations and Civility
How to Get Along as You Get Around
By Anita Shower

My Style, My Way, will Reveal How to Create Yours Today.

Order Your Autographed Copy Today!

My Style, My Way is the key resource that will show you how to create your best, most authentic personal style. Style is more than clothes—it is your overall appearance, your behavior and how you communicate. Plus, great style cannot occur without confidence. In this valuable resource, twenty top style experts lead you on an incredible journey of self-discovery and decision-making about who you are and how you want to present yourself to the world. This treasure trove of wardrobe and image wisdom is sure to rev up your look, enhance your overall image and be your personal secret style source that you come back to over and over.

"It is more important today than ever before to establish your own personal brand. As a busy entrepreneur, I’ve learned your attitude and your presentation matter in most every situation. My Style My Way is packed full of great ideas and is a must read for anyone who wants to give themselves a clear advantage in all life’s situations." -Joan Lunden, TV Host, creator of Joan Lunden Home and Camp Reveille

What are benefits of Good Posture?

You instantly look 10 pounds lighter.

You experience better health.

You exude self-confidence.

You look more youthful.

You have more energy.

You are taller.

And more...

My Style, My Way Table of Contents

Claiming the Dance of Your Authentic Self
How to Integrate Personal Brand, Image and Civility 
By Randa Mufarrij

Radiance—the Finishing Touch
By Monica Brandner

Signature Image from the Heart
Cultivate Yours from the Inside Out
By Jeanne Patterson, RN, MBA

Dressing Your Personality Style
By Kim Mittelstadt

Enhance Your Image with Color
Your Secret to Wardrobe and Makeup Harmony
By Dawn Stebbing

Be True to Your Shape 
A Guide to Dressing for Your Body Type
By Johonna Duckworth

Posture Is Paramount!
By Cindy Ann Peterson, AICI FLC

Building a Personalized Capsule Wardrobe
Using Ready-to-Wear, Do-it-Yourself and
Custom Garments to Realize Your Dream Wardrobe
By Jana Rezucha, AICI FLC

Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Power of Accessories
Master the Art of Accessorizing for Your Body Type

By Nannette Bosh, CPC

Clean Your Closet to Shop Your Closet
Less Is Always More
By Cynthia A. Postula, MA, AICI FLC

Wake Up Your Makeup
Your Hands-On Guide to the Power of Makeup
By Brenda Azevedo

Hairstyles of Distinction
By Ronda Anderson, MA, AICI FLC

The Unseen Essentials of Style
By Connie Elder

The Diva Is in the Details
Personal Details and Finishing Touches
By Teca Cameron

Dressing for Dating Success
The Secret of Attracting the Man You Want
By Sheila Dicks, CEG

The Savvy Traveler
By Adena DiTonno

International Departures, Domestic Arrivals
Shopping the World for Your Unique Look
By Lena Piskorowski, AICI FLC

Smart Social Strategies
By Kimberlee Buckingham, MBA

Globetrotter's Winning Style!
By Divya Vashisht

Stop Signs
By Judith Taylor, AICI CIP

If you are in need of special insight in the areas of your career and professional attire I hope you will consider learning the keys to enhance your personal success.  With over 30 years in design, and personal guidance I look forward to helping you define your personal style and learn about the special characters that make you unique.  I will help you find your own based on your input and personal color/line/textures/personality. 

As a speaker, author and designer let me help you.  It would be an honor to work with you.

Thank you for all your time and talents!  Remember to do your best work everyday and find your focus in work and life. Posture is the Foundation that Always Fits.

Much Success to You Today and Always,

Cindy Ann Peterson