Toronto’s Best Dressed: Roslyn Griffith Hall
In a sea of similarly dressed socialites at the launch party for the revamped Teatro Verde store in Yorkville, we came across fashion stylist Roslyn Griffith Hall, who nailed recession chic in a denim jumpsuit from The Gap. Here, her take on why less is not necessarily more and her not-so-secret connection to Ben Mulroney’s blazers.
There’s a lot going on in that outfit. Are you a more-is-more kind of person?
Sure. For me, it’s all about the mood I’m in. I’ve been wearing this hat for years, and since I started designing jewellery, I tend to wear a lot of it.
What about the gloves? Are those a nod to fashion or a nod to swine flu?
I’ve been wearing gloves forever, so it’s not because of swine flu. They’re like a second skin. Whenever Holts gets new gloves, I buy out the size sevens.
Is there a particular designer you are loving these days?
Haider Ackermann. He’s all about sexy rock ’n’ roll, but with class. His pieces are expensive but amazing.
What kind of styling do you do?
For years, I was doing everyone on Canadian Idol, but now that’s on a break, so I’m working on my jewellery line.
Are you telling us that you’re the woman behind Ben Mulroney’s blazers?
Yes. I chose all of Ben’s suits for Idol, and I dressed him recently for the Innovators’ Ball.
What about the tan?
I didn’t have anything to do with the tan, but I did do his pocket squares.
Final question: are you planning to leave the sunglasses on all night?
Yeah. I guess you could say they’re the new eye makeup.
17 thoughts on “Toronto’s Best Dressed: Roslyn Griffith Hall”
Wouldn’t want her to dress me..
Ew…she looks like a denim space-woman. I’m all for funky and unique, but this is just awful.
I’m really liking the idea of replacing mascara with sunglasses.
She looks just hideous! The crotch is a little disturbing and whoever said that jumpsuits are in was playing a cruel joke on all of the fashion victims out there. Nice glasses though!
I agree with the variety of comments made, the outfit definitely does not fit,the crotch is riding too low. Not fond of her accessories either.
OK…SO WHO REALLY DECIDES WHO THE BEST DRESSED IS IN TOWN FOR THIS COLUMN?????
JUST kidding…to each his own. It is a bit spacey, 80’s and hideous for my taste but she has symmetry, balance and guts. It is not BEST DRESSED as what our eyes are normally accustomed to believing what is best dressed. In her world,on that day in her mood that can be the best she can come up with.
She look like a gay gal…and she looks like she is having fun. Hey, her guts made her thru this page…so there must be something there ’bout her outfit,the columnist find best dressed ,among the crowd that night.
Let’s take it easy…the choices they make here is always out of focus…at leat we have something to despise, complain or hate about other than those Hollywood Crap.
What a fun, fearless and fabulous woman! I love her individuality and fresh take on the denim trend!
The glasses don’t fit her face well, and with the hat, it makes her look like a black Charlie Chaplin from outer space. She’s just missing her space age cane.
Let’s get somebody REALLY dressed to impress on this page!
This is one of the coolest women in Toronto, maintaining her cool for years, as styles/trends come and go – she still manages to put her own unique and gutsy spin on things. You can criticize… but what are YOU wearing and does anyone give you a second glance… or just a yawn. Ms. Griffiths Hall definitely has fun with it and doesn’t take it too seriously.
Completely agree with Rhonda.
Looking fab Roslyn! You’ve always been ahead of your time, unique and never afraid to push the envelope.
While I’m more of a classic dresser myself, I’m always inspired by your style – so much fun.. it’s no wonder you were chosen as one of our best dressed!
Best dressed? We are getting Punked, right?
UGH. yuck. and people that wear sunglasses indoors esp at night are even more ridiculous. wank!!
hot mess but to each his/her own
Really? Best dressed? What about personal grooming? The glasses are to compensate for a bad or no makeup situation and the gloves are to cover the chipped polish or no manicure nails. And what is so cool about the jumpsuit? It looks like a handyman’s romper with the crotch riding so low and is the bag her shopper or an actual handbag? Honestly, this is not what a fashionista considers a hip outfit!!!
I DON”T THINK SO: your logic behind best dressed is skewed as usual, the toronto life staff must be the frumpiest, dullest, worst dressed unattractive tasteless bunch in the city, take a page from VOGUE (yes, even the american version)
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