STORY + VIDEO EDITING BY RACHEL SCHWARTZMANN – Shop Finn Jewelry + Billy! – PHOTOS + FOOTAGE BY BRIDGET BADORE FOR THE STYLE LINE
Candice Neistat is breathing
new life into the jewelry industry. A self-taught designer and bonafide creative problem-solver, Candice has been able to build two successful contemporary jewelry brands, that in a way, mirror two very different periods in our featured interviewee’s life. Enter Finn Jewelry and Billy!.
While there is obvious variation each brand’s aesthetic (Finn’s delicate and playful designs in contrast with the signature tag necklaces, and growing assortment of lifestyle goods that Billy! is known for), we quickly came to appreciate the connectivity in each brand upon visiting Candice at her gorgeous design studio in Soho.
Simply put, both Finn and Billy! are rooted in quality construction and intentional design, and as Candice mentioned in our interview below: “…Luckily I was introduced to the right way of creating jewelry. Not skimping on quality or craftsmanship and classically beautiful pieces. I think that’s why it’s still successful to this day.”
Coupling this with Candice’s unapologetic sense of humor and steadfast determination, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to spend some time with the seasoned entrepreneur, who shared more on the inception of both her brands, her thoughts on travel, and her advice for the next generation. Discover the full story below (featuring two looks styled by Candice that embody the respective spirit of each brand) and enjoy exclusive photos and footage captured by Bridget Badore for The Style Line.
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Hello! I’m Candice. I’m a mess,
I mean, a Mom. I also run two brands and have a workaholic husband and am a control freak, so my life is never dull. I like spicy food and I think I’m really funny. I am a lazy perfectionist which means I want the best but sometimes it’s just too much work to get there. So, I have to prioritize what gets perfected; for example, the bespoke engagement ring will be perfect. My highlights will be inches overdue.