Tuesday, March 24, 2015

So Fresh and So Clean

You know that tag in the back of your Sevier Skirt that says Dry Clean Only? Well, the truth is, you can wash many (but not all) of your Sevier Skirts, you just have to be very DELICATE.
By delicate, we are not asking you to hand wash your custom pieces, you just need to use a delicate detergent like Roux Maison. Created in Nashville, TN, just like Sevier, this detergent is one of our favorites for it's ability to deep clean while still being super gentle on those extra special fabrics. Roux Maison Detergent is free of toxic chemicals that can shorten the life of your clothes, and here at Sevier, skirt longevity is at the top of our priority list.
Suzanne Sevier Rowland, owner of Sevier Skirts, has been a long time believer in Roux Maison. She personally uses the detergent to wash all her Sevier Skirts, but she doesn't limit this detergent to just her gentle laundry loads. Roux Maison is used for every load of laundry in her household. Suzanne loves Roux Maison so much that Sevier is proud to inform you that we will now be carrying the Detergent and Stain Remover for purchase on our website!

Our Favorite Roux Maison Products

Delicate Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent
Just two capfuls of this detergent will leave your clothes, and more specifically your skirts, complete fresh and clean. The all-nautral formula is excellent at removing perspiration salts, body odors, and stains that can collect of your favorite skirt after multiple wears. We like the fragrance-free formula best because it is safe on even the most sensitive skin.
Skirt Care: Wash inside out, on the delicate cycle with cold water and like colors. If you skirt is a cotton embroidery, we suggest using a garment bag. Hang to dry and press with a warm iron inside out.

Stain Remover
The Miracle Worker (as we like to call it), Roux Maison's Stain Remover has gotten out the toughest and most skirt wrecking stains. And believe me, between children, dogs, and life, the Sevier Team sees our fare share of stains.
Skirt Care: Just a dab of this super concentrated formula, and your stain will be no more. Allow the Stain Remover to set in and do it's thing for 15-20 minutes, then follow with a Roux Maison wash, and your stain will be gone. 

***Safe on Most, but not on All***
To see if your skirt can be hand washed, simply look up the fabric name in our online store to see if it is safe to use Roux Maison instead of taking your skirt to the dry cleaners. As for the Sevier Dress, we still recommend you dry your dresses- if not for any other reason than they are extremely difficult to iron.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fabric, Fabric, and More Fabric!

One of the events I look forward to most in the Spring, beside the kick-off of a new season, is the cross country trip I make out to Los Angeles for the LA Textile Market. Now don't get me wrong, the short trip paired with the long travel time is taxing to say the least- but it is always worth it to see what the fabric mills will be offering a for Spring 2016. 

You might be thinking, "How can you even think about what fabric to buy for next Spring, when this Spring hasn't even really begun?!" Well, it isn't easy, but that's not to say it isn't exciting to think about future collections for you. 
This year, I got to spend the night before the fabric show with my dear friend Polly who recently moved to LA. Even though it was raining like crazy when I arrived at 11pm, we were able to catch up on the past couple of months, and talk about what this Spring had in store for each of us. The visit was short, but it was also the perfect way to spend the night before shopping for Sevier's Next Most Popular Fabric. 
In the morning, I walked down the street from Polly's apartment to the Bronzed Aussie. There, I grabbed a delicious latte and a protein-filled Brekkie-Pie to fuel me for my day. I would highly recommend it if you ever find yourself in downtown LA and need a quick breakfast.
With a full belly, I walked a few blocks to the convention center for LA Textile Market. Through the front doors, I was greeted by table after table of fabrics on display: so many beautiful, vibrant spring fabrics! With only 4 hours to work, before making my airport run, I knew I had to quickly get my head in the game, find some inspiration, and then make way up to the Penthouse Floor to visit all the booths. 

(Deep Indigo is always flattering and easy to pair.)

(Bright Blue and Aqua look like they will be a popular color for 2016.)

Inspiration was not hard to find with all the fabric displays. And the vendors did not disappoint with their offerings for Spring 2016. 
In case you were worried, I made it to all my appointments, even found some new vendors, and didn't miss my flight out of the city! It was a whirl wind of a show- as LA always is, but I found some really beautiful things that you are going to love next Spring. Until then, I hope you are enjoying this Spring's Collection! Let me know which fabrics you love the most, and I will be sure to try and put some similar things on the line for next Spring. 

I will leave you with a few more shots of the inspiration tables as a teaser until Spring 2016!

(Don't worry I will not be buying any of that fluffy magenta fabric.)

(Corals and Pinks are always a Sevier Staple for the warmer months.)

(Absolutely LOVING this neutral sequin!)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscar Style = Sevier Style

The Red Carpet at the Oscars last night had its fair share of ups and down. But here at Sevier, we could help but notice some of the celebrities walking down the carpet with very similar looks to what we have offered this Spring. Let us know what outfits you liked best- or better yet, create your own Oscar-Winning Look with a Custom Sevier Skirt or Dress. 

Scandal star Kerry Washington's Miu Miu gown, looks almost identical to the Adelaide Circle Appliqué in a Maxi.

America's Sweet Heart, Jennifer Aniston, went for a neutral color in her Versace gown. Sevier has many neutrals this season, but our favorite is definitely the Safari Sandstone pictured here as a fitted sheath.
 Naomi Watts' dramatic silver and grey Armani Privé gown reminded us of this season's favorite sequin: The Apache
Although we didn't quite like the bubbly cape in the back of Marion Cotillard's Dior gown- we do love the white on white effect. Try a less avant-garde look with a white eyelet like the Thailand Eyelet
Nashville Local, Nicole Kidman in a lime green sequin gown by Louis Vuitton. Some critics didn't like her bright look, but we applaud her playful style. Our Limeade Chevron Sequin Pencil is a similar idea, but a more appropriate style and fabric combination.

Nancy Carell in Monique Lhuillier wore a beautiful navy and cream gown. The geometric waist band popped next to the floral lace- Sevier's Kafka Tweed offers the same great color combination, but with a much more causal, every-day look.