What to wear to your local zine fest:

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On the top:

– The obligatory obscure band t-shirt.  This one is sort of a two-fer since it is some famed graffiti (currently residing in Austin, TX) by 90s grunge star Daniel Johnston that turned into a t-shirt, that turned into a famed photograph of the late Kurt Cobain.

– Thrift-store cardigan.  This one was given to me by my girlfriend in college.  It’s navy blue and the absolute most perfect blend of timeless & vintage looking.  It makes me feel like I just stepped out of the Halloween episode of My So Called Life and onto a Vogue photoshoot of the cast of MadMen.

– 1″ buttons of bands you liked in your formative years (and still do): The Weakerthans (I may or may not have a Weakerthans tattoo), Mirah (You Think It’s Like This, But Really It’s Like This – duh.), and just a random typewriter – because zines.

– Hand-made earrings.  You or a crafty friend made them themselves.  You may or may not get constant compliments on them leading you to believe: Why didn’t these sell better when I made them for my local craft-fair.  The world may never know kid, the world may never know…

On the bottom:

– Plaid skirt you found in a thrift-store, free-bin or clothing exchange.  It may or may-not have dental-floss sewn-on details, hand-screened patches, or been hastily cut-off to be shorter.

– Tights with holes in them.  Done.

– Thrift-store shoes, the obligatory slip-on vans, or chuck-taylors (from-before-they-were-made-in-sweatshops).

Love you, mean it

Megan Lynn

P.S. Come see me TONIGHT at the Cal Academy NightLife Craft Fair hosted by Bizarre Bazaar.  I’ll be tabling from 6-10pm 🙂

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profile picMegan Lynn Kott – She was from Oakland by way of the Midwest.  Megan holds a BFA of Art & Social Change in one hand & a cat in the other.  She is a animal-loving, coffee-swilling, water-coloring, appreciator of grit.  When she isn’t designing children’s clothing graphics she is drawing creatures.  Her project “Costume for the Day” (inspired by the documentary “Grey Gardens”) is an effort to create a watercolor diary of what she wears (almost) everyday.  She hopes to capture every hole, stain & worn-out sole, instead of the requisite “selfie” in most fashion blogs.  Her other recurring projects include “Oakland Drink & Draw” and her Tumblr: “Drawing Megan Lynn.”

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