Wednesday, March 12, 2014

OUTFIT OTHER BITS



Here are some photos from my instagram.  You can follow me @sovrin_



Here's a photo of one of the newest tanks!  It's made from an organic bamboo stretch fleece.  It's super comfortable


Some SOVRIN tees <3  Newest designs!



Here are a few outfits I wore the last couple weeks.  It's been dreadfully cold and gross, so I haven't been dressing up much.  This winter has been horrible and I'm really looking forward to the warmer weather to trickle in.


A couple days ago we had a random warm day (being winter in Wisconsin, warm was 50 some degrees)  It really helped kick my winter depression and got me motivated to do some work on my patio.  I painted my settee and table(which I thrifted for $6) and then upholstered the cushion and also made some pillows.  I'm going for a mediterranean theme.....and believe me the colors I was drawn to definitely surprised me.  It's pretty much the opposite of my indoor decorations....which consist of skulls, dark colors, and anything morbid.  


Here's a little snippit of some of my jewelry, just a selection of my rings :)


Some stacked SOVRIN tees....did a lot of printing!  With sales higher I'm working at keeping more printed inventory so I can ship out items much faster.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

STORENVY


So this is a bit more personal post (less SOVRIN) I recently found/re-came across storenvy.com and saw that a ton of people are just posting their closets on this site.  I have a lot of clothes I barely wear and just get tired of, so I figured i'd give it a go!  I've already made 2 sales and it's only been up for a couple days :)  It's super simple and pretty addicting if you ask me!  

Here's my link:  WWW.TRICE.STORENVY.COM


I keep going on there to shop myself, and am trying to find someone with my same style....so I can buy all their clothes :p  If you have a storenvy post yours in the comments!  I'd love to see what you have in your closet :)


Anyways.....here are some of the things I'm selling!  Almost everything is under $7.....



















Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SOVRIN

One thing I haven't really advertised much yet about SOVRIN is one of my views/morals that I try to support and follow as much as possible:  environmentally friendly clothing and supporting the idea of sustainability.

Beyond getting rad printed clothing, know that I do my best to try and make my apparel as ethically and eco friendly as possible.  How you ask?   Here are a few ways:

1.)  I print using water based inks.  These inks are the most eco friendly of all.  During the curing process of the inks, water is vaporized into the air.....when other types of inks are cured chemicals are vaporized into the air....NOT COOL.

2.)  I print on American Apparel.  American Apparel is made in L.A.....it is sweatshop free.....and people are offered fair living wages.   I have heard arguments on this, however, almost every other apparel wholesalers for printing doesn't even mention where their stuff comes from (overseas in sweatshops) because they are just in it to profit as much as possible no matter how unethical their company may be.

3.)  I am switching my fabrics (for the witching hour line) over to organic bamboo blends.  Not much else to say about it besides it's organic, and bamboo grows like wildfire....not to mention the fabric is exceptional!  It's a bit more pricey...but it's worth it to know your fabric came from a good place.  (I do have 1 item that is not yet made with bamboo due to the drape/make of it)

Well those are the main ways of how I'm trying to better the world.  I do have plans/dreams in the future to open a shop that carries only fashion forward small independent designers.  (so you can find ethically sound apparel, while looking like a badass)



To end it all....here are some new designs that I've just released (they can be purchased at www.sovrinapparel.com or www.sovrin.etsy.com)


Sunday, January 26, 2014

RECEND FINDS/DREAMING OF A SHOP



I've been dabbling in the idea of opening up a store front for the last year.....I just started a (secret) pinterest board of all the things I would carry in my shop.  It would be a dream to carry only small/independent businesses from across the world.  Supporting the small businesses is extremely important to me.  It's sustainable and more unique.   I would carry clothing that is meant for the everyday person, but that has some sort of dark/badass twist to it.  Jewelry that is handcrafted and unique.....runic, anatomical, vintage.  Bags made by hand from real leather.  Killer graphic apparel for the everyday wear.  Core basics made with superior quality. And of course, SOVRIN.  I would love to be able to sell the full Witching Hour Line in store on top of all my printed apparel.  The design for the shop itself would be rustic/warehouse style.  Pale wood floors, brushed silver hardlines.....but offset by a white fur accent rug next to a black plush couch/seating arrangement......

I've been thinking about this for a while now.

I figure the first step is to at least see what I would even put in this shop.  Then if the day comes.....and a spot opens up....and the time is right....I'll be all planned through for the inventory.


ANYWAYS.....for the pictures.....
It's been a bit since I've been shopping, but my boyfriend and I went downtown for a shopping day trip.   Here are my finds!  (some from today some from a previous purchase....that just had to be shown because it's so cool) 

             
Shredded crop sweater:  Kill City


4 star beanie: Freedom Skate Shop


Thrasher scarf: Freedom Skate Shop


World War II hoodie:  Grit N' Glory



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PHOTO SHOOT AND NEW ITEMS COMING!

It's that time again.....taking photos of some new designs and styles!  It is my every wish to have these posted within a couple days.  

I'm really really pumped about these new designs :D




The rack of new goodies!  (Don't mind my cow looking cat underneath)


I turned my little studio apartment into a photo studio....I'm actually really happy with how it all turned out....a lot more room than I had expected.




Also, if you have never heard of the band "I Am Oak" ....go listen.   They are my new favorite.  :)  



Friday, January 17, 2014

WITCHING HOUR LINE: temporarily out of stock

A lot of people have been asking me what's going on with The Witching Hour line and why it's out of stock/if it will ever come back.  I figured I'd make a little post to clarify a few things.

The reason why it's out of stock:  The fabric I have since switched over to has run out of stock.  I am working hard at finding either a replacement fabric, or seeing if it will ever come back in stock.  I should know if the current fabric will be back within a few weeks........

Stay patient all, I'm doing my best to push through this as quickly as possible and get them back online asap.


I have tried a few other fabric options, and one seems semi promising.  It's a bit more expensive material, but is really comfy and soft.  I'll keep you posted on where things are headed.

ALSO

I have been working on some new designs that will use organic bamboo blend materials....I'm pretty excited to see how it all turns out!




On another note....I've just added a new item to my shop:  The Cat Skull Panties
$12/ea sizes S-XL

Thursday, January 9, 2014

INSTAGRAM UPDATE

Here's a little update of what's been going on on my instagram.  My tag name is @sovrin_



Here are 2 awesome entries from the SOVRIN instagram challenge!  They are totally rockin' their SOVRIN duds.

Just like the rest of the world, I tried to be a bit optimistic about the upcoming year and write a few goals for myself.  So far I've sketched....worked out/swam....started blogging again....made some granola bars....

I'd say it's an ok start.





Here are a few outfit posts......I'm not much for color...can you tell?






This phone my brother got me for christmas....the eyes light up when someone needs to buzz up to my apartment....so rad!


The new shredded muscle tanks!  Super happy I finally made these and replaced the old tanks.  In time I may add tanks back in...but for now....tees and muscle tees it is!


Today I've been hibernating and doodling!


Another outfit photo.....me in my SOVRIN witching hour hoodie!