I found Caitlyn Cain ’11 eating breakfast at Snack Bar with her friend Mary Gelber ’10.
So, would you say you have a fashionable eye?
Cain: Umm, kind of not really. My friends told me in high school that I was the only person they knew who could pull off not matching.
OK, let’s try something. Close your eyes and then describe to me everything you are wearing right now.
C: I’m wearing brown UGG boots, black corduroys, I think a black and white random print shirt from Mossimo and . . . a silver necklace and hoop earrings. Yes, go me! I’m so smart . . .
So you’re wearing brown UGGs and black pants and you don’t mind the non-matching?
C: I guess so. It’s comfortable and warm. The thing is that I usually wear cowboy boots, but I can’t now because I always fall.
Gelber: She’s from Texas, that’s why she always wears cowboy boots.
Where in Texas are you from?
If you had to choose between being hot or cold for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
G: You are hot.
Quite true. So how are you feeling about all this cold weather lately?
C: I actually like it though. It’s cool because it’s so different from Texas.
On another note, what decade’s fashion do you like the most?
C: I love the 80s. My best friend thinks I was meant to live in the 80s because I love bright colors and stuff. In fact my entry just had an 80s party. It was crazy; there was a cake fight. I think it was one of the funniest nights of my life.
Do you think there is pressure to look good on campus?
C: Not really, everyone’s normally pretty casual.
Did you ever get a horrible item of clothing as a gift?
C: Well, one time my mom made me wear nice black pants with this white shirt that had big frills all down the front. There was picture-taking. I died.
G: Well your mom is super hip, maybe it was in.
C: Maybe . . . Odds are that it wasn’t though. . .
Well, this question was meant for a dude, but I’ll ask you anyway. Boxers or briefs?
C: Boxers. They are quite comfortable.
What is your favorite movie from your childhood?
C: Mulan. I love that movie.
Do you think you would like to go to China one day?
C: Well, I’m dying to go to Europe. I’ve been to Japan, which is the coolest place ever. I have to go back there. Tokyo is like New York on steroids.
Did you like the fashion in Tokyo?
C: Yes, it was amazing. Everything was so fashionable. There were huge underground malls and they were selling these white raincoat-like jackets with belts that were in . . . or maybe they were just fashionable in Texas . . .