Caitlin

Co-founder at to.be.  Beford-Stuyvesant

 

Born in Tuxedo, New York, Caitlin went to study fashion design at FIT. Her career started when she reached out to Costume Designer & Artist Christian Joy while she was working on The Visitors Must Be Amused exhibit in 2008-09. Caitlin never really left her studio after that. In 2012, Caitlin partnered with Nick Dangerfield & Kosta Krajcev, on creating to.be. Caitlin has always tried to surround herself with fearlessly creative people in NYC. 

 

Jumpsuit, Christian Joy ; Shoes, Converse ; Bag, Mayle. 

Romper, Christian Joy.

Romper, Christian Joy.

I mix everything without much caution, just going by what I want to have on that day, which at times can look a little crazy. I have a bunch of jackets that are kind of like security blankets to me - super soft leather from interning at Charlotte Ronson years ago, denim from Built by Wendy covered in my favorite band pins, and a printed army jacket that Christian Joy did.
I’m definitely not a morning person and sitting at a desk all day is really hard for me, so I’ve been trying to get up for dance classes before work - mostly with Nicole Winhoffer. She’s the best and it wakes me up so well. I never eat breakfast and usually get shitty deli coffee on my way to the train.

Printed Army Jacket by Christian Joy

Romper, Stella McCartney

Romper, Stella McCartney

I really love Comme des Garcons too, I have one of those great blazers with the big blanket/snuggie thing underneath.
Backpack, Longchamp

Backpack, Longchamp

Most of my clothes are hand-me-downs from Christian Joy. I get so much good stuff from her, she’s good at thrifting and I’m kind of terrible at it. I recently realized how many jumpsuits she’s given me and haven’t been wearing anything else this week.
Shoes, Opening Ceremony

Shoes, Opening Ceremony

Skirt, Betsey Johnson (For Sale)

Skirt, Betsey Johnson (For Sale)

I got these gold shoes for this space-themed wedding. Turned out that my friend and I were the only ones dressed up.
T-Shirt, to.be ; Shorts, Zero Maria Cornejo

T-Shirt, to.be ; Shorts, Zero Maria Cornejo

At to.be, we get to make a lot of really great, weird t-shirts. My boss made this one as an homage to his old band Finest.”
T-shirt, to.be. ; Shorts, Zero Maria Cornejo

T-shirt, to.be. ; Shorts, Zero Maria Cornejo

Romper, Christian Joy

Romper, Christian Joy


Caitlin's Beauty Products

Putting on lipstick usually makes me look more awake than I am.

Caitlin's Favorite Books.

Caitlin's Favorite Books.


Caitlin's Favorite Records.

Caitlin's Favorite Records.

Every conscious memory I have is related to music. My whole family loves Bruce Springsteen so he’s always been a huge part of my life. I used to see a ton of DIY shows in Brooklyn. Working with Yeah Yeah Yeahs for the past few years has been super inspirational. Before to.be, my boss used to release incredible records on Playbuttons - bands like Zs, Bow Ribbons, Bubbles, Mount Eerie, Dirty Three. I’ve been listening to Clarence Clarity and Ratking on repeat lately.
Top to.be

Top to.be


Caitlin's Stuff For Sale

 

Caitlin's Wishlist


Caitlin Recommends

In my hood, I love Saraghina for pizza and pasta, Emily for pizza and burgers, Brunswick for avocado toast & Happyfun Hideaway or Doris for drinks.

I spend most of my time in Manhattan because of work so... C&B Cafe for lunch. Peasant or Kiki's for dinner, or my second home - Bacaro (I've worked there on Sundays forever).

 

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