The Arboretum Arts Festival, held August 18 to 23 is in it’s third year. This festival is certainly maturing into a solid fixture for the Ottawa/Gatineau arts and culture scene and for myself, it has been a great place to get exposure to talent in our city. This year’s festival brought out a number of fashionable people.
Occupation: Public Servant
Outfit: Shirt (Third&Army): Third & Army from a little shop in San Francisco that he visited in the Spring. Pants: True Religion from a pop-up shop in Toronto.
Style inspiration: I try not to own a lot of clothes, but to like everything I have. I get inspiration in just absorbing what I see on the street and recombining what I’ve got in my closet.”
Name: Nimali M.
Occupation: Public service communicator
Outfit: Dress: Ragtime Vintage. Earrings: Jasmine Virani Jewelery. Sunglasses: Flowers and Vintage. Bag: Reckless Records, Chicago
Inspiration: “Asides a few glasses of Prosecco…. I’m heavily inspired by nitty gritty jazz, funk and Chicago soul music; and mid-century textile fabrics and patterns. In the past few years I have been driven (and mildly obsessed) to shop and dig for ethically sourced clothes and vintage garments made in Hong Kong.
Outfit: Jewelry: The monocle was from Rag Time and the flute-whistle was from Housewife Vintage (of Flowers and Vintage); Jacket: Courtesy of his friend Mike’s wonderful Yard-Sale. Mike moved to South Korea, but not before passing on his wonderful jacket. “I love Wesc jackets because they’re well-cut and generally comfortable.”; Paints: Urban Outfitters. Shirt: A long time ago. Hat: Irving Rivers: Mask: Arboretum festival for Constantines show! Shoes: Doc Martens from Ragtime.
Style inspiration: “I generally choose to dress either in earth tones or different shades and textures of black; but I kinda wanted to have a bit more fun that day (recently watching Penny Dreadful/ Sweeney Todd. ). Getting dressed is really about having fun; partly about projecting how you feel that day or doing something slightly different with yourself so as to have fun interacting with your world. Every day is dress-up day in a different way..? Maybe..? lol.”
Name: Camille H
Occupation: Works at The Moonroom as well as Oz Kafe
Outfit: Shoes: Urban Outfitters. Dress: Topshop at Ruby X. Sunglasses: Somewhere in Kensington Market Purse: Value Village.