HubThreads: Celebrating Boston Street Style

Meet Kornilia.


Kornilia Floyd

Photo by Diana Levine

Critics say this city has no style. We’re here to prove them wrong. Welcome to HubThreads, where we chat with the most stylish people we find out and about in Boston. Think you or someone you know has the best street style? Let us know.


Where did you get those glasses?! They’re Cartier frames, they’re my favorite.

Do you work in fashion at all? I do, I actually work at Cartier.

How would you describe your personal style? Well, I am a dancer so..

That explains the legs! Ha! I honestly don’t think too much about my style. I would say free, I would say trendy. Whatever fits the mood.

What kind of dance do you do? I’ve done ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap—I’ve trained in all of those styles.

Do you still dance? No, not anymore. I mean, I kind of stopped right after high school, but I’m trying to get back into it by taking a few classes.

Do you have any style icons? Chanel, of course. I actually like the upcoming stylists, such as Sonjia Williams and Samantha Black from Project Runway. I think they’re really inspiring and trendy and they understand the youth and they understand today.

Do you ever think about becoming a designer? No.

You don’t think about it? You obviously follow trends.  Not a thought in my mind. I just like to wear it.

Do you have favorite places to shop in Boston? No, I love to get things that are not really available. I shop a lot with Sonjia Williams. I just love her line, it fits my style and my personality and it makes me feel comfortable. It’s just beautiful.

Do you know her at all? She’s from Boston, right? I do—I’m good friends with her sister and that’s how I became familiar with her line.

Where do you live? Dorchester. I was born and raised here. I left for a little bit and lived in Miami, which I loved. I moved back about two years ago and am still getting used to the cold weather.