By Janice Malone
This Saturday (Oct. 8th) don’t miss a local fashion event coming to Nashville from 2pm to 4pm. Jones New York’s resident style guru, Lloyd Boston will be making an appearance at Dillard’s The Mall at Green Hills, to connect with women about style and fashion. He’ll be taking the closet classics including the Broadway Blazer and Easy Care White Shirt (two JNY staple pieces) and showing women 7 ways to wear these pieces for various occasions.
There will be a fashion show, personal style appointments with Lloyd and a chance to win a Jones New York makeover and walk in the show’s fi nale. The Fashion Show, styling appointments and fashion advice from Stylist Lloyd Boston. To RSVP for this fashionably fun event please call: 615-297-0971
About Lloyd Boston
Lloyd Boston has built a reputation as America’s favorite “Style Guy” and Lifestyle TV Host. Millions of television viewers from “Oprah” and “NBC Today”, to “The View” and NBC’s “Access Hollywood”, regularly follow Lloyd’s simple style philosophy that ‘Less is Modern.’ Boston hosts the popular show, Closet Cases, on HGTV (for which he received a NY Emmy nomination) and several of his own one-hour FLN lifestyle specials and how-to interstitials. For close to a decade, Lloyd Boston has been a regular TV contributor and style editor to NBC’s “Today” show with over 150 celebrated appearances. Lloyd has been a regular contributor to ABC’s “The View” since 1998; and his focused broadcast journalist work with NY’s popular Full Frontal Fashion has made him a leading voice of NY Fashion Week for more than 15 seasons strong. He’s also covered the Oscars©, Emmys, and Golden Globes from the red carpet for CNN, NBC’s “Access Hollywood”, and “Extra”. A man of style and substance, Lloyd is also the author of four coveted style books:
his fi rst and L.A. Times best-seller Men of Color (Artisan); followed by Make Over Your Man (Doubleday) and his self-illustrated, Before You Put That On (Atria), which were both featured along with Lloyd on “Oprah”. His latest book is entitled, The Style Checklist:
The Ultimate Wardrobe Essentials for You (Atria) is also featured within his groundbreaking Lloyd Boston iphone app.
Mr. Boston is always on the move and on the go, whether it’s for TV, print, lectures at department stores or design wear. Before he lands in Music City this Saturday, he shared his valuable advice on fall/winter 2011 styles and on fashion for spring/summer 2012:
What are the main apparel pieces a woman should have in their wardrobes?
L. Boston: “My top three all-season essentials are a crisp white button-down shirt (wrinkle- free), a fantastic tailored blazer (black, navy, or camel), and a sophisticated cardigan (with texture or modern embellishments).”
What are some of popular colors for fall/winter and the holidays 2011?
L. Boston: “Shots of rich royal blue, deep cabernet, and timeless/warm neutrals. These bold colors can be used as accents, and the neutrals or black can be the base color for a modern look. Jones New York is right on trend with these hues for fall.”
What are some preview looks that you can share re: spring 2012?
L. Boston: “New York Fashion Week just wrapped a few weeks back. The runways were filled with softer, more feminine shapes, colors that leaned back toward a traditional spring palette, and a mix of varied skirt lengths. I like this, because it gives women options to show off their best features, their way.”
What are some items or pieces that a woman should never have in a wardrobe after age 35 or 40?
L. Boston: “I’m not one to point out what women are doing wrong. And since there are so many women above this age range who dress the age they feel—and pull it off beautifully—it is hard to say. One thing that women ‘of a certain’ age should keep in mind is putting fi t over fashion. A good tailor should be on speed-dial. He or she can make off-the-rack clothes look custom made.