Mexotica Exotica

As one of the most significant and recognisable artists of the twentieth century, the impact of Mexican artist Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón - AKA Frida Kahlo de Rivera  (1901–1954) just grows and grows like the roots and vines in her self-portraits.  Her posthumous popularity has spread like wild Mexican fire-water to an almost cult [...]

By | 2017-09-06T16:17:56+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Article, Blog|Comments Off on Mexotica Exotica

A Prickly Subject

You can eat them, drink them, build with them and get high on them. With their almost figurative postures and their alien-like sculptural beauty, cacti make for a striking image. From the cinematic desert landscapes of the Wild West to Yves Saint Laurent’s striking giant cacti populated, ultramarine painted villa garden - the Jardin Majorelle [...]

By | 2017-09-06T16:19:14+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Article, Blog|Comments Off on A Prickly Subject

Flaming Flamingos

They're dressed almost head-to-toe in pink feathers, they're rather leggy and they wear make-up. No wonder they hold a certain appeal in the fashion world.     Flamingos currently instore at Larks: (l-r) Umbrella ; Necklaces £10-£14.99; Brooch £6; Cardigan £35 The flamingo, the strikingly pink unipedal wading bird is celebrated for its exotic looks. The name derives from 'flamengo', [...]

By | 2017-09-06T16:19:34+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Article, Blog|Comments Off on Flaming Flamingos

Patching It Up

       Patchy Readymades at Larks: (l-r) Jacket £72; Skirt £38; Jacket £72; Pinafore Dress £38 There's a certain irony in the recent order of fashion trends. Following a return of late to artfully 'worn' tears and holes in denim (more daring than ever - the bigger the better), patches are once again a choice embellishment. But here [...]

By | 2017-09-06T16:19:51+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Article, Blog|Comments Off on Patching It Up

Larks – ‘By Appointment to the Honourable Ms. Allsopp’

One of the most familiar refrains to be heard inside the Larks' emporium is the coo of delight from customers at spotting our very own framed picture of property doyenne, broadcaster, author and all-round crafty sew-and-sew Ms. Kirstie Allsopp posing in front of our distinctive candy striped walls! We aren't ones to sell and tell, but we have [...]

By | 2017-06-19T17:16:54+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Article, Blog|Comments Off on Larks – ‘By Appointment to the Honourable Ms. Allsopp’

FATHER’S DAY JUNE 18TH | Peaky Blinders and the Newsboy Cap – Read All About It!

We are now fast approaching Father's Day, coming soon on Sunday, June 18th. For the classic gentleman's accessory, look no further than the iconic 'Peaky Blinders' cap. The 'Peaky Blinders' Handmade Wool Cap in Grey Herringbone (as available at Larks) Thanks to the recent television crime drama 'Peaky Blinders', this classic style of headwear has surged [...]

By | 2017-06-12T16:30:15+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Article, Blog|Comments Off on FATHER’S DAY JUNE 18TH | Peaky Blinders and the Newsboy Cap – Read All About It!

NOW SHOWING: THE LARKS BLOG – Welcome to the nest!

First of all, a proper introduction. Welcome to the nest of the all new Larks blog! As a regular feature, we will be showcasing our wondrous wares with a blogpost - snippets which we hope will illuminate and inspire with a little spotlight on fashion history, pop culture and whatever else tickles our fancy... and hopefully [...]

By | 2017-09-06T16:19:59+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Article, Blog|Comments Off on NOW SHOWING: THE LARKS BLOG – Welcome to the nest!