Gabriela Perezutti first fell in love with design as a little girl while watching the mice and birds as they whipped up a ball gown for Cinderella. In 2004, after a modeling career that landed her on international runways and in Italian Vogue, she launched Candela—a name that refers to a measurement of light in Spanish. Originally from Uruguay, Gabriela incorporates equestrian and gaucho elements from her ranchero upbringing, her mother’s style from the late seventies, and the urban-chic of New York City into her collection of shoes and ready-to-wear. Look for gowns with a poised sense of romance from Candela.