Meet Caitlin McMullen
ON HER MORNING ROUTINE
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.
on her personal style
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 really love Comme des Garcons too, I have one of those great blazers with the big blanket/snuggie thing underneath. 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. I got these gold shoes for this space-themed wedding. Turned out that my friend and I were the only ones dressed up.
on her favorite beauty products
I like to use Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer,Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanse, and Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin Spray. For hair, I like to use Davines Absolute Beautifying Shampoo, Davines Women's OI Conditioner, and Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo Spray.
on red lipstick
Putting on lipstick usually makes me look more awake than I am. I really want to get the Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick by Tatcha.
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.
caitlin's favorite books
I Hope You Are All Happy Now by Nicholas Zinner, Grey Gardens by Sara Maysles, Big Man by Clarence Clemons and Don Reo, Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution Stephen Colegrave and Chris Sullivan
caitlin's favorite records
caitlin's favorite places IN new york city
I spend most of my time in Manhattan because of work so... C&B Cafe for lunch
Brunswick for avocado toast
Emily for pizza and burgers
I love Saraghina for pizza and pasta