Caitin Stickels, a 29 year old model, actor, and singer from Seattle, Washington who was born with a rare chromosomal disorder known as Schmid-Fraccaro, or "Cat Eye Syndrome," realized a dream she never dared to hope for when she recently starred in a high-fashion editorial, photographed by famed photographer Nick Knight.
Working with Nick Knight at SHOWstudio for V Magazine was something I couldn't have even dreamed of, to be perfectly honest.
Caitin's disorder, which causes facial deformities such as cleft palette, has given the model's face a unique, feline quality. While her look isn't one common to the fashion industry, Caitin's one-of-a-kind beauty is set to break down barriers in this breathtaking editorial for V Magazine.
Some people give themselves a chance and dream. They may not always realize it, but even dreaming or wishing that you could be a part of something, that's still giving yourself a chance.
Editorials like this one, that celebrate unique beauty, deserve to be seen and shared as they open minds and give hope to those who may not have dared to dream this dream for themselves.