A few weeks after graduating from Parsons in 2003, most of the newly minted adults were half-heartedly surfing HotJobs in between Everybody Loves Raymond reruns. Not Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai. The two transplanted Californians were working on their own line of women’s clothing, specializing in hand-drawn prints that they designed on their living room floor. The result was Vena Cava, and their sophisticated, vintage-clothing-inspired designs have earned the Brooklyn-based pair two consecutive nominations for the prestigious Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Award (and presumably a work table).
Past Sales Featuring Vena Cava
Party-Ready Dresses & Skirts Feat. StrettaShow off a sexy silhouette at this season's festive fetes in figure-flattering picks from labels like Stretta and Jay Godfrey. This mix of seductive steals features flattering bodycon dresses, mini skirts, and peplum tops, with daring details like contoured piping, shoulder cut-outs, and hyper-saturated tie-dye prints.
Red Hot: Dresses, Shoes & MoreSeeing red has never looked so good. The über-sexy shade is designed to turn heads and you will too when you’re outfitted from head to toe. Create a standout look with beaded drop earrings, fit-and-flare dresses, and flirty suede booties saturated in the fiery hue, plus rich crimson lipsticks and nail polishes for the perfect pop.
Trend We Love: Nouveau '90sEverything comes full circle in fashion, and if the fall runways were any indication, the '90s are back in a big way. Channel the decade’s beloved offbeat vibe and outfit yourself in everything from dark tartan dresses and distressed boyfriend jeans to slouchy sheer knits and slim-fitting tops in moody florals and stripes.
The Party Dress Feat. Jay GodfreyThe season’s hottest parties call for something equal parts elegant and fun. This mix of dance floor-ready designs — flirty sequined shifts, laser-cut silk numbers, printed satin fit-and-flares, and embroidered lace minis — will help you nail the dress code with ease.
The Ultimate Dress Shop: The Everyday DressYour secret weapon in combatting those "I have nothing to wear!" moments this fall? An easy dress that does it all, from Monday meetings to Sunday brunch. Find the perfect wear-anywhere number, and the possibilities suddenly become limitless: Go utterly glam with stilettos and statement jewels, add some edge with a moto jacket and ankle boots, or simply wear it unadorned for the easiest-ever complete outfit. Get inspired by my styling tips, then shop the sale below to find your new everyday staple for the season.
—TRACEY LOMRANTZ LESTER, Editorial Director
Mobile First Look: Labor Day SaleReady to bid farewell to summer? Get an exclusive look at our incredibly stylish Labor Day deals — from classic tees to floral dresses to silky button-downs — a day before they launch on our site.
More Styles by Vena Cava
- Women's blouses & tops
- Women's casual & dress pants
- Women's cocktail & party dresses
- Women's jumpsuits & rompers
- Women's knits, camisoles & tanks
- Women's leggings
- Women's light jackets & blazers
- Women's parkas, ski jackets & winter coats
- Women's sheath, A-line & other dresses
- Women's shift & day dresses
- Women's vests & other tops