Meet culinary queen and all-around fierce female, Candace Nelson—founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes (yes that Sprinkles, the original cupcakery that spawned a million copycakes). Her story’s got all the ingredients of a great Reset—starting with a highly successful, highly stressful investment banking career, followed by the subsequent mental burnout, and finally, the brilliant entrepreneurial spark that let her take back her life, her way. Now, not only is she defining success on her own terms, she’s carved out the time to pursue meaningful passions as a dedicated philanthropist, an angel supporter of Baby2Baby, and a board member of LAXart. Our admiration for this woman is off the charts—so we were psyched when Candace invited us into her closet to get the inside scoop on her recipe for style.
"The R|Label Favorite Tank Tee is a game changer. Soft and supple, it cuts a cool and casual line - with jeans, on its own, or under a moto jacket."
Describe your current relationship with your closet?
Love it! I recently completed a spring closet edit. The result is an uncluttered space where I can easily see all the items I can’t wait to wear.
What’s your pet peeve when it comes to dressing?
Clothes that are too fussy.
Describe the outfit that makes you feel like the most authentic version of yourself?
A striped t-shirt with a pair of high waisted jeans and leopard print flats or Gucci mules.
What’s your recipe for an effortless outfit?
In LA it’s about having a great pair of jeans that can go from day to night with just a change of shoes. For me, right now that’s a pair of Redone Originals that can go from Gucci mules to Alaia heeled sandals all in the same day.
What’s your favorite R|Label piece and why?
When people ask me which pizza they should order at Pizzana, I always advise them to order the margherita, because it’s the best way to judge how good our pizza is. I think the same can be said for a T-shirt of a fashion line. The R|Label Favorite Tank Tee is a game changer. Soft and supple, it cuts a cool and casual line – with jeans, on its own, or under a moto jacket
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