PORTRAIT OF A LADY - Sasha Sarokin


Sasha Sarokin was one of Larkspur & Hawk’s earliest supporters, understanding the vision of the brand and helping bring our collection to Net-a-Porter (a particularly exciting feat for a new business). Fast forward many years, and she continues to encourage emerging designers as Buying and Fashion Director of The Modist, the luxury e-commerce site dedicated to modest dressing. We caught up with Sasha across the pond at her London home, where she just welcomed new baby Chloe, and chatted about everything from fashion to being a mom….

 



What drew me to the Larkspur & Hawk jewelry I am wearing… I’ve always loved layering modern and antique jewelry, and these Larkspur & Hawk pieces are the perfect spirit of both — modern shapes and colors drawn from the beauty of the Georgian era.


They are perfect for… Finishing any look — everything from a T-shirt to eveningwear.


Here, I am wearing them with... A vintage cami dress and my Racil dressing robe. (In pregnancy, my staples were bias-cut dresses to flatter curves, as well as an overcoat or dressing robe, one of my favourite trends).  

 

My daily jewelry rituals…On a busy work day, I wear Larkspur & Hawk Sophia single drops in dove grey — they go with all looks.  If my outfit is simple, I spike it with layered rivières in different colors.


To me, Larkspur & Hawk means… At once sophisticated and classic, as well as bold and individual. The beauty of Larkspur & Hawk is that it reflects the woman who wears it.

 

My style in three words…Relaxed. Eclectic. Essentials.

 

What's inspiring me right now… Interior and furniture design: Carl Hansen, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe....

 

My favorite vacation ever was… Trekking to Everest Base Camp two years ago.  It was a formative experience that kicked off a love for the mountains and alpine climbing.

 

My favorite color combination is.... Neutrals with a single pop of color, like ballet pink, cream, and poppy red.

 

To me, a necessary indulgence is… Jewelry, of course! Clothing is necessary; jewelry is pure joyful adornment. I feel incomplete without it.

 

Something old I love is…Vintage Valentino menswear that I bought as a teenager and still wear.



Something new I love is…My Adam Lippes full leopard print coat is basically a neutral.  I wear it nearly daily.



London is best when… The sun is shining and I’m walking through Notting Hill in the morning with fresh vegetables from Ben’s Fruit and Veg.



Something that surprised me about motherhood is... It’s a new kind of love. It’s overwhelming and entirely disarming.



I love emerging designers because… It takes so much to be a designer beyond the talent and creativity — courage, conviction, dedication…. It’s a privilege to be able to support the next generation of designers.



What drew me to Larkspur & Hawk in its early days... Larkspur & Hawk is entirely unique and authentic.  Emily’s exquisite taste and vast knowledge of jewelry are evident in her designs and her interpretation of centuries-old techniques.  



Brands on the Modist are... Carefully selected because it’s both fashion and modest.  A few of the brands I’m wearing now are KASSL, Petar Petrov, and Giuliva.



What's next at the Modist… Bringing on more bleeding-edge designers as well as building Layeur, our in-house brand.  Stay tuned!

 

Check out our Portrait of a Lady series...

 

Bella Long, Graduated Rivière Regular price $4,500
Olivia Button Rivière Regular price $5,400
Sophia 1-Drop Earrings Regular price $1,150
Sadie Mis-Matched Convertible Earrings Regular price $2,300
Lady Emily Necklace with 18" Gold Chain Regular price $7,500