Caitin Stickels, 29, is a Seattle-based model/actress/singer who was born with Schmid-Fraccaro, or Cat Eye Syndrome – a rare chromosomal disorder which can cause facial disfigurements such as a cleft palate and an absence of tissue from the colored part of the eyes which gives them a “cat-like” appearance.
my heart won't stop beating. "@Regrann from @nick_knight – The absolutely stunning @caitinkitten from the story I am releasing tomorrow in @vmagazine and on @showstudio . #internationalwomensday Hair @martincullen65 makeup @lauradomini2 nails @bangbangnails styling @kjeldgaard1" #caitinkitten #caitinstickels
i know that we are of a different breed but i am not sure where exactly it was that we were born nor what we're meant to see. at least we are united by the sky that tethers our spirits below because nothing was the norm in the eye of the storm but that's what made everything within it so peaceful. #ny #nyc #manhatten #taxidermy #fur #color #colorportrait #portrait by @piecesfit
While Stickels may not conform to the fashion industry’s “traditional” beauty standards, she’s currently featured in an absolutely stunning editorial for V magazine, having been discovered on Instagram and then shot by much-famed photographer Nick Knight.
i can't even tell you what this sensation means when dreams break the seams of what you thought was reality…⚡🌸💖🌸⚡ from my incredible shoot with @nick_knight for @showstudio and @vmagazine "@Regrann from @nick_knight – The very beautiful @caitinkitten wears @prada for my story "Portrait of Caitin Stickels " which launches today on @showstudio and @vmagazine . Styling by @kjeldgaard1 .Hair by @martincullen65 make up by @lauradomini2 nails by @bangbangnails" #caitinkitten #caitinstickels
“Working with Nick Knight at SHOWstudio for V Magazine was something I couldn’t have even dreamed of, to be perfectly honest,” Stickels wrote in a profile for the magazine. “I never dreamed of being a model or being a part of the fashion industry. I always admired from afar and meanwhile tried to recreate my own expressions through fashion, photography, and art… This collaboration has been the most beautiful whirlwind of my life.”
don't make such a fuss, princess. [goddess i love this dress] @Regrann from @nick_knight – The wonderful @caitinkitten in @mollymgoddard for my story " portrait of Caitin Stickel " which launched today on @showstudio and @vmagazine . @martincullen65 did the hair , @lauradomini2 did the make up @bangbangnails did the nails. @kjeldgaard1 did the styling and @tomotattle did the sets. #caitinkitten #caitinstickels
“I did expect to see something epic—and they went far and beyond what I could have imagined,” Stickels added of the shoot. “I don’t want to say that this was MY dream come true, because I think working with Nick Knight is anyone’s dream that I never dared to actually have myself… [he and V magazine have] opened eyes, they opened minds, and they gave this world a chance. They both have done the same with me and I’m still processing that it’s now my reality, too. ”
im not from here. im made of stone and lace, but here i am to sumbit, so take me away to another place and let it be filled with magick that makes my heart race. "@nick_knight – The wonderful @caitinkitten stars in my story " Portrait of Caitin Stickels ". It is in @vmagazine and on @showstudio Styled by @kjeldgaard1 Sets by @tomotattle Hair by @martincullen65 makeup by @lauradomini2 nails by @bangbangnails . Assisting by @brittlloyd1 and @robrusling123 . Shot at SHOWstudio." #caitinkitten #caitinstickels
i can see in a single breath that im creating other galaxies and just like a little melody or a haunting song they go along in tune. i have to ride with it as my bones dance with stardust and my skin sweats mica from the moon. maybe someday i can show you where im from, but perhaps for now it's all too soon. @Regrann from @nick_knight – "The beautiful @caitinkitten from my story called "Portrait of Caitin Stickels" which is on @showstudio and in @vmagazine . Styling @kjeldgaard1 Set @tomotattle Hair @martincullen65 Make up @lauradomini2 Nails @bangbangnails" #caitinstickels #caitinkitten