"The beauty of jewelry is that it remains forever.
You wear it, you gift it, you pass your own pieces to someone you really love, if you lose it someone else will find it and will be happy to 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
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina Mara Carrizo Scalise was surrounded by art, music, beauty and the vibrant, passionate, cosmopolitan culture. Her first inspiration was the personal style of her mother. Her design origins began with altering her mother’s fine vintage pieces and that planted the seeds for her signature style today. After launching a clothing line in Argentina, she 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 unusual 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 something she wants to wear and 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 sexy and feminine yet posses the duality of a little masculine touch.
Mara’s 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.
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 children.
Mara’s pieces adorn some of the world’s most beautiful women who also have strong energy including has Gigi & Bella Hadid, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Behati Prinsloo, Sienna Miller, Kristen Wiig, Mila Kunis, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Missi Pyle, Lily Aldridge, Robin Wright & Rihanna. Mara has also been featured in many campaigns such as Velvet, Paige Denim, Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria Secret just to name a few.
Mara is a Reiki Master and believes that her pieces carry that healing to the person wearing them.
She was Teaching and practicing healing (since 2001) before started designing jewelry and leather goods and the intention of designing with her own hands was extending the good energy and her healing power to who is wearing them.