Mars speaks to the girl who loves an everyday statement. Her personality is defined by a multitude of idiosyncrasies, people can’t help but be transfixed by her. She stands out from the crowd yet doesn’t seek attention. She looks at everything through sparkly eyes and remains an enigma to many. She values loyalty and kindness above all else and is bold and unapologetic in her beliefs. She is like magic.
Founder, designer and maker Holly Marbeck began her eponymous accessories label while studying fashion design in 2016. Since then, she has continued to develop a unique signature style that is organic, whimsical and distinctive. Holly focuses on non-traditional materials and techniques, utilizing polymer, silicone and resin throughout her work.
All jewellery is handmade to order by Holly in her Kingsland studio. Each piece can take up to 48 hours to become fully realised. Grounded by an ethos of sustainability and ethical practice, the handcrafted nature of all Mars pieces leaves little room for waste, and ensures that no two pieces are the same.
In 2017, Mars made its first foray into eyewear, a natural extension of the brand with sparkle frames and the perfect vintage inspired silhouette. Now with 3 styles on offer, Eyewear has become an integral part of the Mars brand.
Mars can be seen gracing the pages of fashion heavyweights Vogue and Marie Claire, and being endorsed by cult favourites ManRepeller, Refinery29, Who What Wear and Wonderland magazine. The brand is also worn by some of the fashion world’s most lauded over style icons, including Solange Knowles, Leandra Medine (Man Repeller) and Pandora Sykes.
Image: Holly Burgess for Mars 2019