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This fine costume, my dear reader, was worn to an AMAZING art show that opened this past weekend at the LeQuiVive gallery in downtown Oakland.  The show is called Champagne Tigers and is a celebration of all things Wu Tang Clan.  It’s seriously one of the best curated, wonderfully accomplished art shows I’ve seen in a long time.  One of the pinnacles is my friend Sean Gillespie‘s fractured mirror portraits of each member of Wu Tang.  From the consistent palette that ribboned it’s way through all the pieces, to the care and intricacy of the fabric of each of their garments: each portrait becomes a patron saint to that particular member.  Not to be missed are the traditional Japanese inspired pieces by Dana James, the ornate sculptures by John Felix Arnold III, or the precise, on-the-nose sign-painting inspired pieces by Ken Davis.  You should do yourself a favor and go see this awesome business before it leaves LQV October 18th.

Costume For The Day:

– Late 80s/early 90s thrifted, cotton, sundress that was originally midi – until I chopped it short and never hemmed it, giving it a tougher look.

– Black bicycle shorts to wear under short dresses (also so you can ride your bike without showing off your birth canal).

– Rust colored, short-sleeve, sweater cardigan.  My friend always says that it’s never the right weather for short-sleeved sweaters – and I mostly agree with her.  Short-sleeved sweater cardigans on the other hand!  Always the right amount of hot & cold.  Just like that Katy Perry song: Teenage Dream 😉

– Gold-plated thimble earrings

– Huaraches I got from the Mexican open-air market in L.A.


Love you, mean it

Megan Lynn


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 cute-girl-in-expensive-clothes that appears in most fashion blogs.  Her other recurring projects include “Oakland Drink & Draw” and her Tumblr: “Drawing Megan Lynn.”