How did you fall in love with candy?
My parents [Ricky and Ralph Lauren] screened Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at my sixth birthday party, and when I first glimpsed the lollipop and candy cane trees, gumball podiums and edible flowers, I remember thinking, "I want my own candy land!"
How does candy spark your creativity?
I've been making Pop Art–inspired collages with candy wrappers since college. And I love brainstorming funky creations, like pancakes-and-syrup-flavored chocolate.
Do you eat candy all day?
I'm constantly snacking on Swedish Fish, red gummy bears and gumballs; they keep me going. I try to make up for it by eating lots of vegetables.
See the items that inspire her...