GotStyle Woman 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.

 

LOVE AFFAIR

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Love is in the air.  Valentines Day calls for your sexiest cocktail dresses, cozy coats and exquisite tailoring that will make your man swoon.  Let Gotstyle help you remind him of the many reasons why he fell in love with you.

Left on Parveen-Black Brocade Blaze $499 by Tiger Of Sweden, Black Silk Blouse $325 By Malene Birger, Gold Fishbone Necklace $60  by Wolf Circus Right on Parveen-White Beaded Dress $450 by Gestuz

Left on Parveen-Black Brocade Blaze $499 by Tiger Of Sweden, Black Silk Blouse $325 By Malene Birger, Gold Fishbone Necklace $60  by Wolf Circus
Right on Parveen-White Beaded Dress $450 by Gestuz

On Parveen-Black Sequin Dress $550 by Parker On Peter-Burgandy Tuxedo Jacket $629 by Tiger Of Sweden, Woven Shirt $128 by Strellson, Silk Bow Tie $95 by Dion.

On Parveen-Black Sequin Dress $550 by Parker
On Peter-Burgandy Tuxedo Jacket $629 by Tiger Of Sweden, Woven Shirt $128 by Strellson, Silk Bow Tie $95 by Dion.

Left on Parveen-Leopard Faux Fur Coat $750 & Black Silk Blouse $325 , both By Malene Birger, Gold Tweed Skirt $199 by Tiger Of Sweden. Right on Parveen-Colbalt Cocktail Dress $399 by Tiger Of Sweden Right on Peter-Burgandy Suit $799 by Tiger Of Sweden, Woven Shirt $188 by Sand, Silk Tie $95 by Ted Baker.

Left on Parveen-Leopard Faux Fur Coat $750 & Black Silk Blouse $325 , both By Malene Birger, Gold Tweed Skirt $199 by Tiger Of Sweden.
Right on Parveen-Colbalt Cocktail Dress $399 by Tiger Of Sweden
Right on Peter-Burgandy Suit $799 by Tiger Of Sweden, Woven Shirt $188 by Sand, Silk Tie $95 by Ted Baker.

All clothing available at Gotstyle Distillery, 21 Trinity St. www.gotstyle.ca
Shot on location at Patria, 480 King St West. www.patriatoronto.com

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK F/W 2014

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COLOURFUL COATS

Even in the dead of winter nothing stops the fashion crowd from busting out the spring palette! Pastel coats were spotted all over the streets of New York City and we are not surprised since they have been walking down the runways for months.

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BOLD BOBS

The bob is back in a big way!  These fashionistas rocked it on the streets of New York City displaying that it being bold gets you noticed!

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FAUX FUR

The winter weather is not going anywhere so fashion mavens alike embraced the cold and layered in cozy fur with thigh high boots.  Practicality with an edge!

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A Fashionable Opening to the Sochi Olympics

The world's best athletes rocked a eclectic collection of fashionable outerwear at the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies, the sporting world's ultimate fashion runway.  Check out our favourite looks below.

Canada was a sea of red in their Hudson's Bay wool toggle coats paired with classic Adidas shell toe sneakers and iconic Canada toques and mittens. 

Canada was a sea of red in their Hudson's Bay wool toggle coats paired with classic Adidas shell toe sneakers and iconic Canada toques and mittens. 

The German team is right on trend for Spring 2014 in their bright colours and mix of patterns designed by Willy Bogner.  Their outfits sparked a media controversy on whether Germany is sending a political message to Russia with their rainbow uniforms, or do they just love colour?

The German team is right on trend for Spring 2014 in their bright colours and mix of patterns designed by Willy Bogner.  Their outfits sparked a media controversy on whether Germany is sending a political message to Russia with their rainbow uniforms, or do they just love colour?

Classic American apres ski was the inspiration behind the Ralph Lauren designed American uniforms of white pants, turtlenecks and patriotic cardigans.  Unlike previous years, the 2014 uniforms are made in the USA.

Classic American apres ski was the inspiration behind the Ralph Lauren designed American uniforms of white pants, turtlenecks and patriotic cardigans.  Unlike previous years, the 2014 uniforms are made in the USA.

The Dutch team stand out in their high gloss reversible puffers showing the world that orange and black is the new black.

The Dutch team stand out in their high gloss reversible puffers showing the world that orange and black is the new black.

The team from France looked effortless and cool in their gray flannel puffers and chinos designed by Lacoste.

The team from France looked effortless and cool in their gray flannel puffers and chinos designed by Lacoste.

Our favourite look comes from the Swedish team, who paired cobalt blue asymmetrical zip wool coats with high tech printed leggings and retro style toques all designed by H&M. Their mix of Scandinavian minimalism and high tech sportswear is a stunning combo of fashion and function.

Our favourite look comes from the Swedish team, who paired cobalt blue asymmetrical zip wool coats with high tech printed leggings and retro style toques all designed by H&M. Their mix of Scandinavian minimalism and high tech sportswear is a stunning combo of fashion and function.

NEW ARRIVALS

Autumn Cashmere Union Jack Sweater - Grey $340 Autumn Cashmere Geometric Stripe Sweater $210

Autumn Cashmere Union Jack Sweater - Grey $340
Autumn Cashmere Geometric Stripe Sweater $210

Cashmere has always been the winter must-have for the woman who loves to dress well that it comes as no surprise it has been extended as the "in" thing for spring.  Check out Autumn Cashmere's latest savy spring styles available at Gotstyle Distillery!

Autumn Cashmere Zig Zag Dress $265 Autumn Cashmere Striped Crop Top  $145 

Autumn Cashmere Zig Zag Dress $265
Autumn Cashmere Striped Crop Top  $145 

Autumn Cashmere Union Jack Sweater - Red $340 Autumn Cashmere Crochet Cardigan - Red $210

Autumn Cashmere Union Jack Sweater - Red $340
Autumn Cashmere Crochet Cardigan - Red $210

2014 CAFA AWARDS

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CAFA was created to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in Canadian fashion fashion design. The goal is encourage the economic development of the Canadian fashion industry and endorse Canadian cultural sovereignty.

Ela Bags - Editors Pouch - Mirror Blue, Silver and Rose Gold $218                   Editors Stud Clutch - Red $238

Ela Bags - Editors Pouch - Mirror Blue, Silver and Rose Gold $218
                  Editors Stud Clutch - Red $238

Nominee for Accessory Designer of the Year, Ela Aldorsson of Ela Handbags was spotted at the CAFA awards with the Rose Gold Editor Pouch in hand.

Jenny Bird - Hark Horn Necklace $225                          Serpent Ring $60                       Yin Spike Earrings $65                       Stella Necklace $225

Jenny Bird - Hark Horn Necklace $225   
                      Serpent Ring $60
                      Yin Spike Earrings $65
                      Stella Necklace $225

Spotted, the talented jewellery designer Jenny Bird and George Antonopoulos at the 2014 CAFA awards.  Jenny was also a nominee for 2014 Accessory Designer of the Year.

You can find these talented designers' pieces and more at Gotstyle Woman located in the Distillery District!!!!!