Born just outside of London and raised in Hong Kong, Candice Ralph never really thought too much about New York. But after being accepted to Parsons School of Design, she made the move and fell in and out of love with the city over and over again, and hasn’t left. “There’s always an interesting experience around the corner, new people to meet, or an amazing project to work on.” Candice joined the Milk family as the art director for Milk Makeup, excited by the chance to “break the mold” and represent beauty in a new way.
“My mom rarely wore makeup, but I was very exposed to it at a young age because I did a lot of dance performances. Makeup was a way to transform myself into different characters.”
“As an art director, I’m always looking at images and design for inspiration. My favorite design nerds are Herb Lubalin and Alexey Brodavitch. Image-wise, I’m very inspired by the smart but playful compositions of Guy Bordin, and the candid moments of Henri Cartier Bresson.”
“I take a lot of photos. I’m technically inept, but it’s all about the composition for me, so it’s usually on my phone or a disposable. I recently found my Grandfather’s 35mm from the 90’s which has been fun to play with. I especially love taking photos when I travel. I think I see more.”
“My outfit definitely depends on my mood. There’s no point in trying to plan it the night before…it just has to land on my body in the right way. Most of my wardrobe is from vintage stores, I like that that’s sustainable and it feels one of-a-kind.”
“Travel is the most important and inspiring thing to me. I have adventurous parents, my family lives across the globe, and I’ve been traveling since I was a baby. You can learn so much from other people’s cultures.”
Check out Candice’s site: candiceralph.com