So many fabulous dresses at this year's Academy Awards. Our favourite celebs brought out the glam while staying true to this seasons trends. Check out our favourite looks below.
Some people start thinking about what they're going to wear to their Christmas party months in advance. Most of us scramble last minute and struggle to find that one dress that will remind everyone of just how fabulous we are. To help you find something special this season we'll take you through the classics of a holiday wardrobe so you're sure to wear something that promises to raise heads and holiday spirits.
Words and Styling by Laura Weber | Photography by Ian Martins | Model Bianca Teixeira
Everyone loves a woman in red. A classic red dress is ultra feminine but can quickly go from classy to trashy. This dress by Ted Baker ($360) shows just the right amount of skin. It's perfectly constructed to flatter the female figure with a layer of lace to add a touch of elegance.
If there is any colour that looks good on almost everyone it's cobalt blue. The royal colour is bright enough to be considered festive yet subtle enough for those of you who feel uncomfortable in anything other than black. Choose to look very lady-like in this fitted long sleeve lace dress by Ted Baker ($375) or simply cool and casual in this inverted triangle dolman sleeve dress by J.Lindeberg ($229).
Sparkle and Shine
If we're honest with ourselves, we can really only get away with wearing sparkles on Halloween. Sequins, however, can fill that void during the holiday season. Make your New Year's celebrations brighter than ever in this 1920s flapper-style dress by Velvet ($279).
Ornate and Geometrical
Mesmerize in a stunning print like this one from Torn by Ronny Kobo ($325).
We all have one and if you don't you're making life a lot harder for yourself. That's because everyone knows you can never go wrong in a little black dress no matter what the occasion. Opt for a jazzy LBD like this one by Ted Baker ($375) with an embellished neck line and ultra flirty flared skirt. Or try on something more edgy with sex appeal like this laser cut neoprene dress from Torn by Ronny Kobo ($338).
Anybody who tells you you can't wear white after Labour Day is sadly mistaken. In fact, wearing white in the winter months is very chic and sophisticated. Take for example this peplum-style dress by Stylestalker ($265) with it's dramatic glam.
Don't feel like wearing a dress? You can party with the rest of them and look just as festive in a bedazzled blazer or embroidered jacket like this bolero jacket from Essentiel ($535). Or you can really shake it up with a stunning two-piece set like this blazer and skirt combo from Stylestalker (blazer $265, skirt $178).
All clothing and accessories available at Gotstyle Distillery District location.
Tis the season for gifting! Get inspired with our Gotstyle Woman Holiday Gift Guide for every woman on your list (or yourself). All items available in store at Gotstyle Distillery.
Photography by Ishmil Waterman, Styling by Charlotte Jenkins
1. Leather Clutch by Golden Lane $99 | 2. Crop Top by Torn By Ronny Kobo $228 | 3. Leather Coin Purse by Virginia Johnson $48 | 4. Fringe Necklace by Hen $140 | 5. Happy Socks $15 | 6. Velvet Pants by Paige Denim $250 | 7. Booties by Tiger Of Sweden $359 | 8. Pom Pom Toque by Essentiel $99 | 9. Sequin Dress by Velvet $229 | 10. Studded Gloves by Ted Baker $195 | 11. Mohair Sweater by Line Knitwear $199 | 12. Mini Mac Bag by Rebecca Minkoff $295 | 13. Vogue Book $80 | 14. Patent Make Up Bag by Ted Baker $40 | 15. Earrings, Necklace and Bracelet By Cuchara $68-$274 | 16. Body Con Dress by Torn By Ronny Kobo $338 | 17. Knit Hat by Rella $43 | 18. Tom Ford Book $175 | 19. Skull Umbrella by Pasotti $275 | 20. Pony Hair Gloves by Quill & Tine $155 | 21. Faux Fur Vest by Essentiel $368
The Business Chic
1. Knit Scarf by Kingsley $95 | 2. Patent Make-up Bag by Ted Baker $40, Bracelet by Hen $75, Watch by Daniel Wellington $250, Necklace by Wolf Circus $75 | 3. Faux Fur Shawl by Essentiels $368 | 4. Louis Vuitton Book $90 | 5. Argyle Sweater by Ganni $185 | 6. Sweater by Autumn Cashmere $399 | 7. Pony Hair Belt by Tiger Of Sweden $109 | 8. Reading Glasses by Eye Bobs $85 | 9. Knit Hat by Rella $45 | 10. Leather Clutch by Ganni $185 | 11. Hosiery by Falke $30 | 12. Editor's Clutch by Ela $99 | 13. Trousers by J. Lindeberg $245 | 14. Suede Pumps by Ganni $275 | 15. Infinity Scarf by Rella $75 | 16. Valentino Book $86 | 17. Leather Business Card Holder by Fedon $40 | 18. Houndstooth Blazer by Ganni $230 | 19. Textured Sweater by Ganni $219 | 20. Plaid Skirt by Torn By Ronny Kobo $235 | 21. Leather Document Case by Daines & Hathaway $368
The Boho Babe
1. Beaded Clutch by Essentiels $159 | 2. Plaid Scarf by Jackson Rowe $75 | 3. Happy Socks $15 | 4. Floral Sweater by Autum Cashmere $430 | 5. Chinos by Publish $120 | 6. Knit Hat by Rella $45 | 7. Wool Blanket by Woolrich $99 | 8. Labradorite Pendant by Wolf Circus $70 | 9. Sweater by Line Knitwear $149 | 10. Blanket Scarf by Jackson Rowe $75 | 11. Infinity Scarf by Krista Norris $110 | 12. Sunglasses by Quay $48 | 13. Necklace by Hen $95 | 14. Embellished Sweatshirt by Essentiels $275 | 15. Jeans by Paige Denim $249 | 16. Suede Booties by Ganni $120 | 17. Plaid Shirt by Rails $176 | 18. Cross body Bag by Nella Bella $129
1. Graphic Toque by Sully Wong $50 | 2. Bracelet by Vitaly $50, Axe Pendant by Vitaly $60, Ring Pendant by Vitaly $50 | 3. Jeans by Paige Denim $359 | 4. Mittens by Rella $35 | 5. Knit Headband by Rella $45 | 6. Happy Socks $15 | 7. Knit Sweater by J. Lindberg $245 | 8. Chilliwack Bomber by Canada Goose $745 | 9. Sully Wong X Amanda Lew Kee Sneakers $225 | 10. Smart Turnout London Laptop Case $199 | 11. Scarf by Kingsley $95 | 12. Leggings by Michi $174 | 13. Key Chain by Smart Turnout $39 | 14. Touchscreen Gloves by Mujjo $40 | 15. Zipper Toque by Rella $48 | 16. Plaid Shirt by Rails $176 | 17. Necklace by Jenny Bird $125 | 18. Cross body Bag by Nella Bella $129
If you haven't busted out your sweaters yet, now is the time. There is nothing quite like pulling out your old winter companions - cashmere, angora, mohair. The greatest sorrow is when you realize that some of those sweaters may not make it through another winter. Or maybe you realize that you just don't have enough sweaters or that you simply need more. Whatever your sweater dilemma we got you covered (pun intended) at Gotstyle. Swing by The Distillery location for a sweater upgrade and settle into your new favourite sweater.
Above: Essentiel Hypsetter Apres Ski Sweater $329, Essentiel Hirone Beanie w/ Fur Pom Pom
Above: Ganni Angora Blend Diamond Pattern Sweater $185, Sand Sandie Blouse $225
J. Lindeberg Margo Block Knit Sweater $259, Ganni Gordovina Leopard Print Pants $225,
Sully Wong Pom Pom Toque $50
Above: Line Harbord Round Neck Pullover Sweater $149, Velvet Cozy Heather
Jersey Pants $152, Rella Urban Hood Hand Knit Alpaca $75
Above: Essentiel Printed Dots Knit Sweater $369, Ted Baker Bowie Bow Glove $140
If you haven’t heard it already - Vogue voted ‘West Queen West’ the second-hippest district in the world which is kind of a big deal. So we decided to capture the look of Toronto’s coolest neighborhood with one of our newest and coolest labels - Muubaa leather jackets now available at the Distillery District location.
You can sum up the West end’s fashion influence in one word - individuality. From shopping the specialty boutiques to treasure hunting at the vintage and consignment stores, the aim is always to procure something original and totally you. A leather jacket is the statement piece in your wardrobe that reflects your individuality and tells your story.
Muubaa leather jackets are refined and elegant yet always distinctive. The exceptional materials and craftsmanship are enhanced with unexpected details, finishes and twists making every piece an expression of individuality.
One of the major fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2014 and one that never goes out of style is ‘Black and White’ often presented ultra elegant or made sporty chic. This return to the bare essentials of duotone silhouettes is a modern classic look that suits every woman.
A classic checkered, stripe or animal print in black and white is tasteful without being boisterous, so you don’t have to worry about looking too loud for the office or blending in. A black and white printed dress can take you from a business meeting to a cocktail party. Wear it with a long blazer at work or with a short leather jacket at play.
Blocking black and white is a timeless tradition evident in the classic looks of Chanel to the modern looks of Calvin Klein. To avoid the risk of looking too formal or simply too plain in a black and white ensemble try making it sporty chic. Pair a drawstring pant with a silky blouse or opt for a polished black and white sneaker.
A black and white wardrobe is fresh and sophisticated. Come into our Distillery District location for several black and white garments that can be worn to amplify you personal and professional style.
Charlotte Jenkins - Operations Manager
Friday Night Plans:
Going to the movies with hubby and loading up on popcorn.
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."
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.
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.
Mallory Hood - Assistant Manager/ Wedding Coordinator at Distillery District location
Friday Night Plans:
Bar hopping in Leslieville
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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or come visit us at 21 Trinity St. and get yours before they are gone.
#SWALK01 @gotstylewoman @sullywong @amandalewkee
Your style should be sharp, even if your vision isn’t.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
How To Add Some Edge To Your Style
Words by Laura Weber, Photography by Ian Martins
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.
The only thing sexier than a man in denim is a WOMAN. Here are 3 denim looks inspired by the men in our lives.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!!!