Chinatown Remixed, the annual celebration of Ottawa’s most eclectic neighborhood, went off without a hitch this weekend. The art was fun, the crowds were cool and the fashion was hot! Here are some of the fashionistas that caught our eye (sorry guys, but while many of you turned out in style, you were too fast for our crew to catch you).
Describe your personal style:Quirky, Witty, Knittery
Tell us about your art for Chinatown Remixed:The knitted QR codes take a couple of hours to knit, but you can retrieve the message instantly. I really like the play between an old art form that takes a lot of time to do, with a new and instantaneous technology.
|Name: Ella Westhaver
Describe your personal style:Keeping cool at all costs and trying not to be overheated.
Where did you get your outfit?Dress at Old Navy, hat at H&M, Button necklace was a gift.
What has been your favorite thing at Chinatown Remixed? The dancing human-sized robots!
Describe your personal style: KILL THE HUMANS
Where did you get your outfit? MR ROBOTO’S ROBOT HOUSE OF STYLE, THE GAP
What has been your favorite thing at Chinatown Remixed? KILL THE HUMANS
The Latest Artists (Andrew + Deborah O’Malley) unleashed their “Remote Control Robots,” at Chinatown live opening day. The robots were controlled by the public and were in no way homicidal.
|Name: Natalie Fournier
Describe your personal style: Colorful, fun patterns, cheerful
Where did you get your outfit? Tights at the Bay, Dress at Kensington Market in Toronto, Apron at Value Village
Tell us about your art for Chinatown Remixed: Its a community collaborative project to make cloth banners that will be shown around Chinatown. Its like non-permanent graffiti. The positive messages in the banners counteract the negativity we see everyday.
|Name: China Doll
Occupation: Gal about town, host of Shanghai’s Karaoke night
Describe your personal style: Always the best I can afford. If it looks good, get it.
What has been your favorite thing at Chinatown Remixed? The joy of art and the community, the people and the reactions, especially from those that don’t know what’s going on
| Names: Justine Bell (left) and Rozemarijn Oudejans (right)Occupation:Justine’s a policy analyst, Rozemarijn’s an artist
Describe your personal style:Justine – Bright, cool with influences from Mexico and Vancouver. Rozemarijn – Natural and colorful with lots of contrasts
What has been your favorite thing at Chinatown Remixed? Justine – Getting to explore businesses I usually walk by everyday. Rozemarijn – The different combinations of artists and venues