37 posts tagged "Vena Cava"
Vena Cava’s Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock didn’t have their show as usual this season, opting instead to have their celebrity friends, including Nora Zehetner and Tennessee Thomas, model their forties-esque clothing in their Spring ’12 lookbook. If you thought you had already seen all the looks, think again. Today, Style.com shares a few more offerings from the duo, modeled by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
“Maggie was our ideal woman to represent Vena Cava,” Mayock tells Style.com. “She’s a movie star in the traditional sense, but also has the modern-day qualities we admire and adore in friends, collaborators, and accomplices.”
When Chrissie Miller (the founder of Sophomore) and Erin Krause (the director of artist Donald Baechler’s studio) decided to intertwine their fashion and art backgrounds, the result was bound to be a good one.
“We both have so many friends doing the same thing as us, and I have always thought we should all come together and do something,” Miller tells Style.com. She and Krause rallied their impressive group of buddies—including Richard Prince, Nate Lowman, Ryan McGinley, Terry Richardson, Tara Subkoff, Rogan Gregory, and Charlotte Ronson—to contribute to their new creative concept shop, Arts + Leisure, set to bow in Los Angeles this week at Space 15 Twenty.
The pop-up shop is their attempt to bring a dose of New York cool to L.A. “There was a show in New York a few months ago, Greater L.A., and it made me sort of realize that there was a lot going on in L.A. that New York didn’t really know about,” says Krause, a ten-year veteran of the New York art scene. “And now I’ve sort of realized that that goes both ways,” she adds. She has pulled in the cream of the crop to show off New York’s artistic talents, with over 60 different contributors. Many of the artists created pieces specifically for the store, such as Olaf Breuning, who made “an unlimited-edition floor lamp made of paint buckets,” and Dan Colen and Nate Lowman, who collaborated on signed posters for the project. For her end, Miller brought in clothes from the likes of Proenza Schouler, Vena Cava, and Daryl K. Although the shop is only scheduled to be open through August 28, the two are thinking of taking their concept global in the near future.
“I have this idea that we would do it in another city—Paris would be great,” Miller says. “I feel so grateful that all these people have been so cool that it’s scary to think I have to ask them for a favor again.”
Arts + Leisure, August 5 through 28, at Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., L.A. For more information, visit http://arts-leisure.com/.
Pats And Eddie Are Back For More, Angelina’s Up (Maybe) For Vuitton, Kim Gordon Gets Some Air, And More…-------
They’re back, darling! U.K. fashion mavens Patsy and Edina of Absolutely Fabulous return; Joanna Lumley, who played Patsy on the seminal Britcom, revealed that she and Saunders are recording three new episodes this summer for BBC1. Co-stars Jane Horrocks and Julia Sahwalla will return as well. [Hollywood Reporter]
Angelina Jolie: the new face of Louis Vuitton? [E via Racked]
Sonic Youth front woman Kim Gordon is working on painting these days—two of her pieces will hit the affordable-art site Exhibition A this Wednesday—but buried in Women’s Wear Daily‘s art-centric interview with Gordon is this little tidbit: She’s also working on a capsule collection of pieces for the French fashion label Surface to Air. [WWD]
And learn the rules of style from one of fashion’s nicest couples: Lisa Mayock (Vena Cava) and Jeff Halmos (Shipley & Halmos). Their tips? Men’s cologne for girls, Braun beard trimmers for boys, and lots of cheese in Saint-Tropez for everyone. [Details]
Japan Fashion Week, which had been planned for March 21 to 25, has been canceled, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that have struck the nation. [WWD]
Louis Vuitton is preparing to unveil its new “Double Exposure” campaign, where sitters are photographed using the mercurial collodion process, which requires them to hold a pose for 12 full seconds. Its first star is a woman more used to being on the other side of the camera: photographer/filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood (left). [;Vogue U.K.]
Speaking of campaign stars, Mugler’s got its first one, too: Much-tattooed Canadian Rick Genest (a.k.a. Zombie Boy), who stars in the label’s first men’s ads, shot by Mariano Vivanco and styled by creative director Nicola Formichetti. [Nicola Formichetti]
And Vena Cava’s fans can now get their VC fix faster: Design duo Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai have just debuted their e-commerce shop at VenaCava.com. [Vena Cava]
Form March 1 through 10, Chanel and Colette are joining forces on a pop-up store located in an industrial garage on Colette’s block, Rue Saint-Honoré. In addition to Chrome Hearts customized bags and graffiti handbags—a nod to Karl Lagerfeld’s longtime affection for the brand—the space will sport a nail bar, cupcake stand, and music by Michel Gaubert. Sounds like the perfect Paris fashion week detour (even if we don’t imagine a lot of those cupcakes will get eaten). [WWD]
Keds Sportswear is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. The 100-year-old footwear brand will launch women’s and men’s lines aimed at a twentysomething audience for Spring ’12. [WWD]
Vena Cava’s Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock (left) are collab queens. After previously pairing up with Gap, Via Spiga, Bloomingdale’s, and the Proper Attire condom line, their next mass venture is with Uniqlo. [Fashion Etc.]
And the Twitter rumor du jour: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld to get her own fragrance? Here’s looking forward to eau de RR. [Elle]