Sophie Buhai is the Co-Founder of Vena Cava. I always wanted to feature her since the beginning of Closet Visit. She finally moved to L.A from New York, and here I am in her awesome closet!
Describe your personal style.
California 90's modernist via the consignment shop? I think that's what it is right now, if that's even a thing!
Who are your favorite designers?
Christophe Lemaire, Geoffrey Beene, Vintage Yves Saint Laurent, Zoran, 70's Issey Miyake, 90's prada, Norma Kamali, Maryam Nassirzadeh,
What are your favorite places to shop?
My mothers basement for 80's and 90's gems (she never threw anything away), Scout, Maryam Nassirdazeh, Loehmann's, Barneys, Ebay.
Who are your style icons?
Charlotte Rampling, Joan Didion, Mary Mcfadden, Angelica Houston, 90's Kate.
Are there any key pieces you find yourself wearing constantly?
Deadstock high waisted jeans, espadrilles, Vena Cava blazers, clergerie loafers, leotards, Moroccan hippy dresses.
What is your most recent purchase?
A camel suede vintage gucci apron dress... I have no idea what I was thinking.
It's not practical... but it is 70's Gucci.
Do you have any stories about amazing deals you've gotten on awesome pieces?
Everything truly good I have was either my moms or my grandmothers. I think there is a randomness to hand-me-downs that ends up feeling more authentic and special. The best pieces are the ones that only you have- I think that's why I love vintage.
Can you give us smart shopping advice?
Never buy anything full price. There is always a sale or something cooler hidden on the Internet. Great style comes from the hunt, rather then how much money you spend.
What's the best thing about your job?
Continuing to try and find new ways to be creative, breaking rules, becoming obsessed with a new theme every season, and collaborating with friends on projects.
Which beauty products do you recommend?
Argon oil on your face, Aesop deodorant as perfume, Chanel lipstick.
5 things you can't live without.
Silver jewelry, mascara, ballet flats, high waisted jeans, red lipstick.