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MY LOOK: Rosa Gan rocks a colourful vintage style

By Anastasia Philopoulos

Rosa Gan has been a telecommunications software engineer in Ottawa for almost 15 years now, and while her job sounds rather serious, what Rosa wears to work daily reflects a warm, fun, and fabulous lady — who adores vintage fashion. When not busy solving a techie problem or colour-coding scarves, Rosa posts her best outfits on her blog What is Rosa Wearing?

OTTAWA MAGAZINE reached out to the fashionable Rosa to learn more about her style, her love of ballet, and her colourful office attire.

Love the purse!
Love the purse!

OTTAWA MAG: Software engineer and fashion blogger, that’s an interesting combo. Any other passions we should know about?
ROSA GAN: I have been a dedicated adult ballet student for more than 12 years. I take classes and rehearse altogether 5 times a week (in the evening and on Saturdays) at Les Petits Ballets. And I have been performing on stage twice a year since 2004.  Every time I master a new movement, it is a new childhood dream coming true.

OM: Your style is very unique. How would you describe it?
RG: Retro.

OM: What kind of retro?
RG: I love the way 1950’s and 60’s vintage style wears — fitted upper body and waistline, big skirt, very feminine. The challenge is the condition of the materials. If possible, I prefer the vintage-style dresses made in the 21st century that have much better linings and zippers. (more…)