This jewelry designer is not only a nearest and dearest of our creative directors, Jenny and Toni, but LA transplant, Mara Carrizo Scalise has that enviable style and attitude that is equal parts rock ’n roll mixed with boho queen. She was born in Buenos Aires and became captivated with fashion thanks to her mom’s collection of vintage clothes and the burgeoning punk scene at the time.
When it comes to jewelry, she makes the type of pieces you put on and wear forever (FYI: the number one piece of jewelry in our office is currently her RAIN NECKLACE). Elegant, handcrafted, laid back and with a cool-girl edge that we can’t get enough of. Here we picked her brain on everything from good causes to fashion finds.
How would you describe your personality in 3 words?
Rocker, chic, classic
Fave childhood memory?
Going with my dad for long drives in the country side when I lived in Argentina.
Guaranteed smile inducer?
Nutella and caramel crepes
Favorite charity or cause?
I have two: Children International and the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center
Best fashion purchase ever?
A pair of Maison Margiela boots, though my most recent splurge was a pair of Yves Saint Laurent sparkle sandals.
What’s your go-to outfit?
When in doubt, a great pair of jeans with heels.
What’s in your purse?
Original Good Goods lip balm, and probably my laptop and a piece of jewelry
Your favorite scent?
Ideal California weekend away?
Palm Springs or Joshua Tree
Favorite places in Los Angeles?
Malibu, Topanga and Laurel Canyon
What’s for dinner?
Skirt steak, lightly salted and cooked in the over. Served with mashed potatoes and salad. Yum.
Early bird or night owl?
Mara has an incredible style, substance and lust for life that is as infectious and alluring as HER JEWELRY. She’s also the one that hooked us up with KIRSTY HUME years ago and that friendship spawned our gorgeous SPRING COLLAB.
Thank you Mara!