Topic: Vena Cava

This Vena Cava Video Perfectly Satirizes Obnoxious ‘Fashion Films’

This Vena Cava Video Perfectly Satirizes Obnoxious 'Fashion Films'

As fashion bloggers, we at The Gloss get really sick of all the dumb tropes fashion marketing employs (housewife editorials, the grocery store editorials, faux-subversive images of models eating pasta). One of our least favorites of all time, though, is dreamy whispery willowy girl in a fucking garland and flowy dress, being all louche in a misty forest or enchanted garden or lying in the moss beside a babbling brook. It’s dumb, but it’s also been done to death. More »

Gallery: Hawaiian Prints Are Trending At Spring 2012 Fashion Week

Gallery: Hawaiian Prints Are Trending At Spring 2012 Fashion Week

It always feels a little weird for summer to end, for fall to gear up and… here’s the fashion press all agape at bright prints on the Spring runways. Spring is the time for prints, of course, and non more than the floral variety, but here’s the current twist on a season-standard: Hawaiian. Yes, the formerly dorky print of choice for stoner Dads and hungover frat bros is getting revamped this season as something a little more downtown. Opening Ceremony wins this round for being so far ahead of the curve. More »

Gallery: Check Out All 6 Looks From Vena Cava’s Collaboration With Uniqlo

Gallery: Check Out All 6 Looks From Vena Cava's Collaboration With Uniqlo

Uniqlo has teamed up with downtown cool kid label Vena Cava as part of the Japanese super brand’s Designer Invitation Project (which also features capsule collections with the likes of Charlotte Ronson and Costello Tagliapietra). Here are all six looks–dresses, tunics and tops–all of which retail for less than $30 ($29.90 to be exact). The collection drops stateside tomorrow. Enjoy! More »

Shopping Guide: 15 Jewel Tone Dresses For Your Spring Wardrobe

Shopping Guide: 15 Jewel Tone Dresses For Your Spring Wardrobe

It’s weird how reporting on fashion makes you forgot what season you’re actually in. It took Katy Perry wearing head-to-toe Gucci on Elle to remind me that it’s very much Spring 2011. And what’s big for Spring 2011? Jewel tones, just like the ones on Perry. Rich, deep-saturation emeralds, rubies, amethysts and jades. Here’s 15 jewel-toned frocks for… the season we’re presently in. Prices range from $78 to $1920. More »

Runway Gallery: ’90s Nostalgia At Vena Cava Fall 2011

Runway Gallery: '90s Nostalgia At Vena Cava Fall 2011

Vena Cava let everyone know what Fall 2011 was about before the show even started: the music thundering through Milk Studios was all ’90s, subtly-dancey remixes of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Garbage’s “Stupid Girl,” Luscious Jackson, Elastica, The Breeders. Every guest even received a little grunge-era zine (” ‘Zina Cava,” natch) with images of CK1 ads or Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp in love. Then the studio went dark: the ’90s tunes were replaced by sounds of pouring rain water and flickering lightning effects. The show began and: ’90s like whoa. We’re talking square necklines, bodycon maxis with skintight sleeves, high-waists, crop tops, and at least one polka dot mini that Courtney Love would have worn at her kinderwhore pinnacle. When PJ Harvey started growling “Down By The Water” over the sound system as the models filed out with stringy, unkempt, almost wet-looking hair and elegantly wasted glitter tears, I knew the ladies behind Vena Cava were having an intensely nineties moment. Also: flatforms. More »