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The Style Checklist: The Ultimate Wardrobe Essentials for You Paperback – September 7, 2010
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For nearly a decade, Lloyd Boston has been a regular contributor and style editor to NBC's Today Show with close to 150 celebrated appearances. Lloyd is also a popular guest contributor to ABC's The View; and his focused broadcast journalist work with NY's Emmy nominated Full Frontal Fashion has made him a leading voice of New York Fashion Week for nearly 10 seasons strong.
A man of style and substance, Lloyd is also the author of three coveted style books: his first and LA Times best-seller Men of Color (Artisan); followed by Make Over Your Man (Doubleday); and his latest book, which he also illustrated, Before You Put That On (Simon and Schuster); his two latest books have been featured along with Lloyd on Oprah.
He is an original alum host of E! Entertainment's STYLE Network where he began as a regular style sidekick on their highest-rated The Look for Less; in addition to hosting two of his own series, Style Essentials and Runway.
Lloyd's accelerated rise through fashion television has made him one of the most trusted and recognizable style experts with over 30 appearances on network and cable television shows combined from Tyra, Extra, and The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet; to Nick at Night, HSN, and CNN Oscar Red Carpet Coverage.
In 2007, Lloyd Boston teamed up with the global mega-brand Jones New York as their first-ever male spokesperson and exclusive "style guy". In this role, Lloyd travels the country touching the lives of countless women through personal appearances, style clinics and his online fashion forum.
Named one of Crain Magazine's esteemed "Forty Under Forty", Lloyd Boston is the former VP of Art Direction for Tommy Hilfiger where he worked for a decade before transitioning into a regular national event spokesperson for both Hilfiger and Lenscrafters. In like fashion, Lloyd has been a style lecturer to numerous brands including Giorgio Armani, American Express, American Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Yahoo!
Lloyd Boston's writings and style philosophy have been featured in numerous publications including: Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, InStyle, O Magazine, People, Real Simple and The Wall Street Journal.
For more on Lloyd, visit LLOYDBOSTON.COM.
Top Customer Reviews
I loved the beautiful photos and good descriptions of every basic item, starting from black pumps and ending with a trench coat, paired up with some tips on what to wear it with. The book is divided on a number of sections: Work, Weekend, Saturday Night, Travel, Entertaining etc. and each section contains a list of basics pertaining to that section.
For example Work section contains black pumps, black suit, white shirt, navy blazer, twinset, black skirt, black turtleneck. Weekend section: easy jean, khakis, thong sandals, polo shirt, white jean, linen shirt etc. Travel section: Trench coat, nude heel, trouser jean, festive flats etc.
Each item description contains information on how to select that aprticular item. For example the part about nude heel explains that the shoe color needs to be as close to your skin color as possible and that nude shoes are best looked at in a natural light since they might not look right under artificial light. And also that each skin tone calls for its own "nude", for example darker skin would call for caramel color or even light brown. the best nude shoe is the one that cannot be seen on your foot from far away, that's how close to your skin color it should be.
Most books on style ("Lucky shopping manual", "How to have a style" by Mizrahi, "A guide to elegance" by Antoine-Dariaux) give great ideas on distinctive and characterizing outfits but without consideration of the very conservative professional environment. Professional books ("New women's dress for success" by Molloy, "Chic simple dress smart for women" by Johnson Gross, etc.) offer great ideas that work in business but they are mostly nulling personalization in outfits. This book has some good and practicable ideas on making work outfits more personal recognizable.
I give this book only four stars because it blends the styles within one item: black turtleneck is placed in work section, while ideas on outfits with it give more clue to saturday night, traveling and other style situation (with white jeans+red kitten heels, or with red capri pants+black and white checked flats, etc.). This style mix makes it difficult to pick up definite style outfits and their components from all 10 chapters. Actually I used a paper and a pen and made "my homework" as in school.
But I think this book is a must-have for a women.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really useful book on building a mature and timeless wardrobe. It offers functional advice that is directly applicable. Really worthwhile read for professional women.Published 6 months ago by Yue Jia Guo
dissapointed in the content. just a list of items he considers essencials. Not many fashion tips.Published 6 months ago by Esther Santiago
I highly recommend this book as the information Lloyd Boston gives is great and along with the pictures, one can imagine how it would look. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Misty Knapp
This book will prove useful to women looking to create a classic and long lasting wardrobe.Published 17 months ago by Kimberly M Bass
Use this a daily reference when stocking my closets Keeps me from having wasted itemsPublished 18 months ago by Denise S
Essential for everyday living. The style choices are classics, which means you'll always have the staple items you need in your wardrobe to get dressed and get out the door!! Read morePublished 20 months ago by AmazonianFan