TGIF Stylist Pulls - Movie Date Night

Gotstyle Woman - TGIF Charlotte

The Stylist:

Charlotte Jenkins - Operations Manager

Friday Night Plans:

Going to the movies with hubby and loading up on popcorn. 

The Outfit:

Line Landmark Bay Coat $349; Paige Hoxton Ultra Skinny High Rise Tristan Jeans $269

"A blanket coat is perfect because it can get chilly in the theatre and Paige denim's "transcend" fabric technology stretches but doesn't stretch out so I can eat all the popcorn I want." 

Catch A Canada Goose Today Before They Fly Away

You can bet this winter is going to be a cold one (some say even colder than last winter if that's even possible). You can also bet that catching a Canada Goose when the time comes will be tricky as they tend to fly right off the racks during peak season. Avoid settling for an ill-fitting size in an unflattering colour, avoid line-ups and wait lists and be sure to avoid counterfeits (that's a big thing nowadays) and just drop by the Distillery District location to find a flock of the finest Canadian Geese fresh for the picking. 

Gotstyle Woman - Canada Goose

Why buy Canada Goose?

1. Natural Protection

The coyote fur around the hoods of the jackets never freezes, doesn't hold water, and the uneven hair lengths create a windbreak that protects exposed skin, helping to reduce heat loss from the face. This holds as true in urban environments as much as it does in the high Arctic.

2. World's Best Insulator

Canada Goose has over 40 years of industry-leading understanding of down insulation technology which allows them to choose the best blends of down. All blends include some Hutterite down, among the most premium Canadian down available. Its ability to retain more warm air than other types of down results in lighter weight jackets that don't sacrifice warmth.

3. Proudly Canadian

At Canada Goose 100% of production stays at home in Canada - when it comes to extreme cold whose craftsmanship can we trust more than our fellow Canadians. 

With over two-thirds of the world’s polar bear population in Northern Canada and the Arctic habitat in jeopardy, Canada Goose is a proud Platinum sponsor to Polar Bears International (PBI).

Canada Goose is also the first Canadian outerwear brand to join the Conservation Alliance in protecting threatened wild places across North America.

Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber, 625 Fill, Coyote Fur Ruff $595 

Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber, 625 Fill, Coyote Fur Ruff $595 

Canada Goose Shelburne Parka, 625 Fill, Coyote Fur Ruff $695

Canada Goose Shelburne Parka, 625 Fill, Coyote Fur Ruff $695

Canada Goose Kensington Parka, 625 Fill, Coyote Fur Ruff $745 (ALSO AVAILABLE IN BLACK)

Canada Goose Kensington Parka, 625 Fill, Coyote Fur Ruff $745 (ALSO AVAILABLE IN BLACK)


TGIF Stylist Pulls - A night out with the boys

Featuring Tiger of Sweden Carrie Leather Biker Jacket $599; Torn by Ronny Kobo Malena Dress $378

The Stylist:

Mallory Hood - Assistant Manager/ Wedding Coordinator at Distillery District location

Friday Night Plans:

Bar hopping in Leslieville 

The Outfit:

Tiger of Sweden Carrie Leather Biker Jacket $599; Torn by Ronny Kobo Malena Dress $378

"Throwing a leather jacket over a bodycon dress is just the right amount of sexy for a night out with all my guy friends." 

 

 

 

Sully Wong X Amanda Lew Kee Limited Edition Sneaker Launch

Designer Amanda Lew Kee wearing her SWALK HI sneaker

Designer Amanda Lew Kee wearing her SWALK HI sneaker

The long awaited Sully Wong X Amanda Lew Kee sneaker launches today exclusively at Gotstyle Distillery!

George Sully and Henry Wong of Sully Wong have joined forces with womenswear designer Amanda Lew Kee to create a premium hi-top sneaker made exclusively for women, a first for both parties.  The SWALK HI combines the hi-tech nature of Sully Wong with the bold and confident style of Amanda Lew Kee to deliver this fall's most anticipated, high-fashion sneaker.

Email info@gotstyle.ca or come visit us at 21 Trinity St. and get yours before they are gone. 

#SWALK01 @gotstylewoman @sullywong @amandalewkee

NEW EYE BOBS IN-STORE

Your style should be sharp, even if your vision isn’t.

Words and Styling by Laura Weber | Photography by Ian Martins | Make up and Hair by Michelle Dawn

Words and Styling by Laura Weber | Photography by Ian Martins | Make up and Hair by Michelle Dawn

Reading glasses are inevitable. But there is no reason that they should have to age you. In fact, these cheaters will make you look stylish, smart and full of personality. Eye Bobs offer styles to suit every mood from dignified classics to quirky delights. Each pair is infused with its own personality and every pair has sarcastic edge. 

Come into the Distillery District location today for first dibs on our new shipment of Eye Bobs with lens power ranging from 1.00 to 3.50 and complimentary carrying case.

Eye Bob - Butch $85

Eye Bob - Butch $85

Eye Bob - Nudnik $85; Doro Lapel Pin $19

Eye Bob - Nudnik $85; Doro Lapel Pin $19

Eye Bob - Co-Conspirator $85

Eye Bob - Co-Conspirator $85

Eye Bob - TV Party $85; Ted Baker Flow Dot Silk Scarf $98 

Eye Bob - TV Party $85; Ted Baker Flow Dot Silk Scarf $98 

Eye Bob - Geek Girl $85

Eye Bob - Geek Girl $85

Eye Bob - Losing It $85; Strellson Tie $95

Eye Bob - Losing It $85; Strellson Tie $95

Fall/Winter Coats: The Transition Coat

Words and Styling by Laura Weber | Photography by Ian Martins

The coming of fall weather isn't always everything nice and pumpkin spice. Getting dressed in the morning can be tricky with temperatures that fluctuate throughout the day. Enter - the transition coat. Not only is it the perfect layering piece, but it won't make you too hot or leave you too cold, will take you from day to night at work or on a date. Now you can look and feel your best during fashion's favourite season with a must-have transition coat. 

Above: Tiger of Sweden Clio Wool Blend Check Overcoat $729

Above: Ganni Oversize Wool Jacket Leopard Print $299

Above: Ganni Malin Tailored Wool Trench Coat $399

Above: Ganni Teddy Woven Wrap Coat $299 (available in Pink, Tan, and Grey)

Fall/Winter Coats: Part 1

Find Your One True Coat

The most important element of this season’s wardrobe is the coat. It’s also the hardest to find and only continues to get harder as the weather quickly changes and all the good ones get snatched up like at a high school dance. But the real headache is determining what you’re really looking for in a coat - dropped shoulders, hourglass figures, extreme temperatures... The truth is we simply aren’t one-coat kind of women. The best way to find your one true coat is to play the field and try a couple on for size. So stop into our GotStyle Distillery district location and fall in love with one of many promising candidates. Stay tuned for more to come.    

Featuring J.Lindeberg Gigi Twill Melton Jacket $609, Paige Denim Edgemont Ultra Skinny Jeans $309

Featuring J.Lindeberg Gigi Twill Melton Jacket $609, Paige Denim Edgemont Ultra Skinny Jeans $309

Featuring Ted Baker Nevia Belted Wool-Blend Wrap Coat $585 and Candiss Opulent Bloom Print Dress $330 

Featuring Ted Baker Nevia Belted Wool-Blend Wrap Coat $585 and Candiss Opulent Bloom Print Dress $330 

Featuring Ted Baker Vivkiye Woollen Cape $415

Featuring Ted Baker Vivkiye Woollen Cape $415

Featuring J.Lindeberg Deidra Smooth Wool Melton Jacket $695

Featuring J.Lindeberg Deidra Smooth Wool Melton Jacket $695

Featuring Sam Freestyle Down Puff $350, Line Billow Heather Crew Sweater $175

Featuring Sam Freestyle Down Puff $350, Line Billow Heather Crew Sweater $175

Like A Boss Lady

Words by Laura Weber | Photography by Ian Martins

Words by Laura Weber | Photography by Ian Martins

There is nothing more inspiring than a woman in a position of power. The glass ceiling has been broken so here are a few looks to help you climb the ladder a little faster. And if you’re already a boss lady then these power looks will ensure you stay one.  

The Executive: 

Wearing a suit isn’t about being androgynous. You can still play with the boys in the big leagues while maintaining your femininity. For example a feminine blouse provides the perfect contrast against a traditional power suit. Don’t be afraid to let your hair down and show them who’s boss.  

Featuring Tiger of Sweden Emily Wool Blazer $469 and Mabel Wool Pants $259, Ecru Classic Blouse Pheasant Print $195

 

The Fashion Editor:

When trend-setters look to you for approval that’s a lot to live up to and dress to. As proven by many fashion editors - less is more. So if you want to look like you know more about fashion than anyone else in the room - don’t try too hard and think minimalism. Try colour blocking and remember you can never go wrong with a crisp white shirt. 

Featuring Ecru Skinny Beck Colour Block Pant $165, Sand Sandie Blouse $225 

 

The Gallery Owner:

Behind every successful artist there is an art dealer. If your business is art don’t make the mistake of dressing like the artist. Show your business sense with a staple black pencil skirt but shake it up with a bold print on top. Stick with structured, tailored pieces that show you're here to do business. 

Featuring Tiger of Sweden Dai Wool Skirt $209, J.Lindeberg Helena Smooth Drape Blouse $195

The New Boho

How To Add Some Edge To Your Style

Words by Laura Weber, Photography by Ian Martins

Featuring Rabens Saloner Lotty Serpent Long Kimono $699, Malene Birger Tendai Leather Pants $695

Featuring Rabens Saloner Lotty Serpent Long Kimono $699, Malene Birger Tendai Leather Pants $695

The stereotypical “boho” look is over-characterized by peasant dresses, paisley prints, oversized bags and floppy hats. This season we’re calling for a new boho that is more Kate Moss than Mary Kate and Ashley - less hippy and more sexy. 

The Essentials for updating the Boho look: 

Silk Kimonos: A silk kimono is just as sexy as it sounds. You can dress it up by wearing it over a little black dress or you can dress it down with a burnout tee, leggings and booties. Either way you will look naturally exotic and effortlessly chic.  

Animal Prints: Not all animal prints are created equal. Try to avoid the pink and blue leopard print and keep the colours of your second skin natural and true to the original. Snake and other reptile prints are sure to give you that unexpected edge. 

Dip-dye: If you have an unforgivable attraction to tie-dye here is your chance to make it acceptable. Dip-dye still has that wild, free-spirited vibe while remaining cool and composed. Dare to mix it in with your day wear or rock it on a night out. 

Leather Pants: Any type of leather accent assures a certain level of edginess. The right pair of leather pants can boost your sex appeal and be surprisingly comfortable. Wear them like you wear any other leggings and increase your cool factor.   

Get mojo rising in the these edgy boho inspired looks featuring designs by Rabens Saloner now available in store at our Distillery District location. 

Featuring Raben Saloner Bleed Dress $245, Malene Birger Tendai Leather Pants $695

Featuring Raben Saloner Bleed Dress $245, Malene Birger Tendai Leather Pants $695

Denim Days

The only thing sexier than a man in denim is a WOMAN. Here are 3 denim looks inspired by the men in our lives. 

Words by Laura Weber | Photography by Ian Martins

Words by Laura Weber | Photography by Ian Martins

Day 1 - The New Boyfriend Jeans

Featuring The Fifth Safe & Sound Crop Button Up Chambray Shirt $95, Zanerobe Sureshot Camo Chino $130

The oversized, distressed boyfriend denim is still sexy but why not get into his actual pants and try on a pair of trendy Zanerobes. Pair them with a ultra feminine blouse or cute crop to make them your own.

 

Day 2 - The Girlfriend Tuxedo

Featuring Paige Denim Verdugo Ultra Skinny Ankle w/ Foil Knee Patch $359, Sand Sandie Blouse $225

Here is how to get noticed on your walk of shame in a good way. Keep your skinny jeans and stilettos on and grab his dress shirt and ball cap on your way out. Now it’s more like a walk of fame. 

 

Day 3 - Sunday Afternoon 

Featuring Paige Denim Skyline Skinny Heritage Jeans $262, Line Hazelton Button-Down Cape $275

Chunky knits and denim jeans go together like wine and cheese. Sweater jackets are perfect for fall weather and long walks in the park with your special someone. 

Wolf Circus Jewelry

Created by Vancouver native Fiona Morrison, Wolf Circus is hand crafted in Vancouver by indie jewellery designer Fiona Morrison.  The collection reflects Fiona's signature style, whimsical and boho with a polished edge.   She uses gold and silver metals mixed with crystals, onyx and marble to create unique pieces that spark imagination every time you slip them on.  
Wolf Circus is created for the bold, beautiful, brainy and badass.

Necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings available at Gotstyle Distillery $25-$75.

Good Deeds = Great Looks

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Woman’s Suit Trade In

Power shoulders and pin stripes are passé- so GS is making the annual Suit Trade In available to our chic female clientele. Bring in complete set of on-duty attire to receive $50 off a tailored, office-ready ensemble- with basic alterations covered. Choose a shirt to complete the look and we’ll make every adjustment necessary, free of charge. Come in to Gotstyle Distillery and support Dress Your Best- a style forward charitable organization that assists underprivileged women, empowering them to find employment and economic independence. One good turn deserves another.

*GS Suit Trade-In May 14-31. Gotstyle Distillery.

NEW ARRIVALS: Jenny Bird

Whenever you want to show off your fun and free-spirited side, urban boho jewelry designer Jenny Bird has got you covered. Her designs are sure to compliment your wardrobe and make you feel beautiful. 

Let your hair down and channel your inner Olsen. Come to Gotstyle to find the perfect statement piece for Spring!

Illumina Bib $175

Illumina Bib $175

Riri Collar - Silver $125

Riri Collar - Silver $125

Serpent Nest Ring $85

Serpent Nest Ring $85

Always Hustin' Bracelet $125

Always Hustin' Bracelet $125

Serpentwine Palm Cuff $75 Serpentwine Upper Arm Cuff $85

Serpentwine Palm Cuff $75
Serpentwine Upper Arm Cuff $85

Wildland Necklace  - Small $60  

Wildland Necklace  - Small $60
 

Fashion Week Fairy Tale

Gotstyle is so happy to have participated in creating an incredible experience along with MasterCard for one of our favourite clients.  Danielle Romanowsky was shopping at Gotstyle Distillery with the help of our top stylist Mallory Hood and decided to pay for her new clothes using her MasterCard.  Upon doing so she was approached by two representatives of the company who surprised her with two complimentary tickets to opening night of the World MasterCard Fashion Week Event. 

Danielle and her guest were given second row seats to the shows on opening night of Toronto Fashion week and couldn't be happier but were unaware of the amazing surprise that awaited them.  As the Line show was about to commence the ladies noticed an abundance of photographers followed by the beautiful super model Coco Rocha.  Coco approached Danielle and surprised the ladies with an invite to sit front row with her.

Following the shows Coco invited the girls to spend the rest of the night with her, which included sipping champagne in the MasterCard private lounge and snapping selfies.  Just when the girls thought their magical night was coming to an end they were privately escorted to a limo and off to participate in $5000 shopping spree courtesy of MasterCard.

 The two best friends expected the opening night of World MasterCard Fashion Week would be amazing. But they never expected it would include a famous supermodel and a Priceless Surprise.  Congratulations Danielle!!!!!!

GOTSTYLE Print and Pattern PARTY

Saturday proved to be an epic night of Print and Pattern at Gotstyle Distillery.  Fashion mavens a like flocked to this fête rocking their most chic outfits, keeping the hope that spring is just around the corner.

Check out the Gotstyle Woman Facebook page for full coverage of our amazing party!

Amarsana Gendunova Parveen Kaur

Amarsana Gendunova
Parveen Kaur

Gracie Carroll Amanda Lew Key

Gracie Carroll
Amanda Lew Key

Hana Oh Charlotte and Courtney Jenkins

Hana Oh
Charlotte and Courtney Jenkins


GET LUCKY WITH GOTSTYLE

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Join Team Gotstyle this Thursday, March 13 as We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the 2nd annual Lucky Ball, a charitable event in effort to raise funds for the Fort York Food Bank.

This years is ball is located at Revival Bar at 783 College Street, help us reach our goal to raise $50,000. 

WE KNOW YOU ALL DRESS BETTER NOW HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO BETTER! 

PRETTY IN PRINT

KEEPSAKE!

Spring is fast approaching and Keepsake has dresses to keep you looking fresh and fun for spring.  Bold lines and silhouettes intertwined with elegant classic fabrics and colours are a must for spring.  Come to Gotstyle Distillery and let us dress you up for any occasion in these beautiful dresses full of print and colour, perfect for any springtime fête.

Middle of Nowhere Dress $260

Middle of Nowhere Dress $260

SAY YES TO THE DRESS

Not able to make it to The Wedding Room last weekend? Gotstyle Woman was there to find out how magical it was and share it with you.

Newly engaged couples flocked to Oliver & Bonacini's Arcadian to see what the best of Toronto's most talented and trend-setting professionals had in store to hep them with their perfect day.

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Sweet Inspiration

Delectable custom cakes were like edible art created to entice your guests with visual and flavourful delights.

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The Gown

Shouldn't your wedding gown should be as fashionable as you are? From traditional to contemporary to sexy and sleek there was an impressive presentation of gowns to suit all tastes, shapes and sizes.

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Flower Girls

These ladies know how to have fun with florals. How cute do the sisters of BITS + BLOOMS look in  their matching skirts?  While Eunmi Park from Sweeter E pulled out the perfect dress to show case her delicious treats.  The ladies adorned the perfect outfits for a great day of wedding magic and inspiration.

 

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TEE TIME WITH LAUREN MOSHI

The graphic tee is here to stay and a great way to inject a bit of edge to any outfit.  Fashion girls alike are wearing these edgy tees everywhere.  Paired with everything form midi skirts to high-waisted trousers to skinny jeans and blazers.

Gotstyle Distillery has got the perfect graphic tees for you designed by Lauren Moshi.  Moshi creates unique tees that are hand drawn original pieces of artwork providing that added touch of edge to any outfit.

Lips Tee $110 Foil Skull Tee $118

Lips Tee $110
Foil Skull Tee $118

New York Fashion Week Favourites

New York Fashion week has come and gone.  Here are some of our favourite designers who made a lasting impression for fall.

CALVIN KLEIN

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Calvin Klein's Fancisco Costa created this fall collection primarily around mohair and yarn.  His idea of the swearer dress takes on an architectural quality that will keep you cozy and comfortable for fall.

Calvin Klein's Fancisco Costa created this fall collection primarily around mohair and yarn.  His idea of the swearer dress takes on an architectural quality that will keep you cozy and comfortable for fall.

MICHAEL KORS

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Michael Kors drew inspiration for his fall collection from the relaxed coastal California attitude.  Slouchy wool pants, cozy knits and full peasant skirts surfaced on the runway. Kors also brought fantasy to fashion with romantic metallic dresses and suede fringe clutches.

Michael Kors drew inspiration for his fall collection from the relaxed coastal California attitude.  Slouchy wool pants, cozy knits and full peasant skirts surfaced on the runway. Kors also brought fantasy to fashion with romantic metallic dresses and suede fringe clutches.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

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Diane von Furstenberg kicked off the anniversary of her design earlier this year with an exhibition in Los Angeles with a journey of the dress through the past four decades. Deep-V necklines and geometric prints were a tell tale of inspiration drawn form the heady days of the seventies.  The re-image of the wrap silhouette was modern and the new full-skirts were a flattering update to the classic, geared towards women of all ages.

Diane von Furstenberg kicked off the anniversary of her design earlier this year with an exhibition in Los Angeles with a journey of the dress through the past four decades.
Deep-V necklines and geometric prints were a tell tale of inspiration drawn form the heady days of the seventies.  The re-image of the wrap silhouette was modern and the new full-skirts were a flattering update to the classic, geared towards women of all ages.

MARCHESA

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Marchesa's Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig depicted their muse as "our Scottish woman who is a little bit more disheveled in winter, static hair like she's running through the fields in the Highlands." Cocktail dresses were exquisitely foiled, dip-dyed and beautifully draped.  Several styles featured touches of corsetry and lace detailing. It is no secret that Marchesa is a red-carpet go-to and has much to tempt stars gearing up for the Oscars.  

Marchesa's Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig depicted their muse as "our Scottish woman who is a little bit more disheveled in winter, static hair like she's running through the fields in the Highlands." Cocktail dresses were exquisitely foiled, dip-dyed and beautifully draped.  Several styles featured touches of corsetry and lace detailing.
It is no secret that Marchesa is a red-carpet go-to and has much to tempt stars gearing up for the Oscars.