Mara Carrizo Scalise
“The beauty of jewelry is that it remains forever, you wear it, you gift it with love, you pass yours to someone you really love, if you lose it someone else will find it and be happy and wear it and like that it goes on. Metals have healing power and even more when you make them with an intention. This is what I believe.. ”
Mara Carrizo Scalise
My meeting with this Argentinian beauty led to an instant “sister” relationship in which we relate to one another with everything from anything in our personal lives , to styling inspiration, and spiritual practice.
Mara’s exposure to art, music, beauty and the vibrant, passionate, cosmopolitan culture of Buenos Aires where she was raised, led to the inspiration behind her brand. Her journey started with launching a clothing line in Argentina, and she further made her way to New York City where she continued to design and gained vast experience in the fashion industry as a stylist.
Mara’s world travels, an eye for eclectic vintage and her love of the simple beauty found in nature inspired the launch of her leather and jewelry line Mara Carrizo Scalise. Every single piece she designs is a reflection of her style. She layers, cuts and finishes each piece on herself before she shares them with the world as a collection. Her line is praised for having an edgy rock-n-roll feel yet maintaining a chic timeless look. Her pieces are beautiful and powerful pieces that stand on their own ,yet when Mara has them on with her stylish expression, they are remarkable and make you want to wear it like Mara does.
Mara’s experience as a Reiki master, embodying spirituality and positivity are two very strong forces in her life. She incorporates this in her pieces to bring protection to the owner. Mara hopes the energy they possess can be passed from individual to individual and generation to generation.
It’s no wonder the most stylish beautiful women in the world adorn her pieces including Gisele Bundschen, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Behati Prinsloo, Sienna Miller, Kristen Wiig, Mila Kunis, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Missi Pyle, Lily Aldridge, Robin Wright & Rihanna.
Her pieces are the embodiment of her creativity and made to be worn at all times as simple, beautiful adornment.
The Mara Carrizo Scalise collection includes jewelry, handbags, wallets, belts and home goods all hand made in Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and 2 beautiful children.
Photos in this story by Ursula Vari