Costume For The Day: a painted description of what was worn

by Megan Lynn Kott

Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a woman of wealth & taste… Wait, scratch all that.  I’m a freelance artist (read: poor) who works in the fashion industry.  I’ve been working on my project Costume For The Day for a little over a year now and it is quite simply, daily sketches of my failed attempts at looking like a nice, put together, grownup.  I have holes in my clothes, stains, and sometimes (read: a lot of times) sweat, and yet I sometimes look fashionable (who knew?).  This project was in attempts to break-the-mold of the typical fashion blog.  I’ll be guest blogging here weekly, so I hope you enjoy my messy, pretty, watercolor sketches.  Thanks for spending time on me!

Costume For The Day August 28th, 2014
– Thrift store, knife-pleated, midi skirt (that is a lovely shade of royal blue I might add).

– Boat-neck, sailor-stripe, raglan, 3/4 sleeve top (there is also a tiny hole – I hope no one notices)
– Frye huaraches that I’ve worn quite well – right down the sole (see “hole” depiction)
– Over-sized faux pearl earrings
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Megan Lynn Kott
profile picShe 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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