Photo credit: Dan Kurtz. Stylist: Blair Moore.

by Kimberly Rae Miller

Cait Doyle

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• Borough/Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
• Profession: actress/comedian/disaster area

Cait Doyle stars in the popular downtown show, “Hot Mess in Manhattan“, for which she won the 2009 Manhattan Association of Clubs & Cabaret(MAC) Award for Best Female Debut.  The monthly show offers stand up, original songs, and Cait’s message: Carrie Bradshaw is a lie.

Aside from the show, Cait balances spare time between being a social butterfly & hiding in her room watching TV shows she will not cop to.

How would you define your personal style?

My style is a love child of Ralph Lauren & Alice+Olivia — with a moderate case of ADD

Favorite item in you closet?

These worn-in dusty gold cowboy boots.  One heel broke and I keep forgetting to get it fixed!

Are there any trends that you wish would just go away already?

Yes.  Sewing patches on perfectly good jeans.  Why would you do that?

Favorite Five in the Five Boroughs:

Coup de Coeur.  An upscale clothing boutique in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen.  The staff are really helpful, and the frequent 30-50% off sales don’t hurt either!  I ran into Coup de Coeur one night, late to host a red carpet, and walked out with a dress & accessories within 30 minutes and under $100 bucks.  Unheard of.

Beacon’s Closet. The best consignment shop in NYC; it’s actually worth the pretentious L subway ride.  The pieces are so unique, reasonably priced, and well presented.  I found a vintage leather purse in pristine condition for 26 bucks!

Michael Day Jewelry.  A simple Michael Day accessory can take any outfit to the next level.  Michael says that “beauty, luxury, and exclusiveness are not to be monopolized by the rich”.  Amen.  And his boutique is located in a wonderful Soho space with some other great vendors.

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market.  Great when you want to stroll outside while shopping.  An amazing array of both vintage and new items.

Forever 21 in TIMES SQUARE. I hate to be cliche but THIS location is really worth mentioning.  It is humongous yet easy to navigate, and doesn’t give me panic attacks like the one on 34th.  It’s worth mentioning they don’t give refunds, only store credit.

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