Glitter and Condoms! Vena Cava at Fashion Week

Vena Cava had an uber cool Boho vibe and they gave out condoms!

 Glitter and Condoms! Vena Cava at Fashion Week

Vena Cava had an uber cool Boho vibe and showed some serious skin!

-Valerie Greenberg

 vena cava look 1

Vena Cava’s clothing is often referred to as downtown chic. What I saw on the runway this Thursday at their fall/winter show lived up to their reputation. Milk Studios in Manhattan was flooded with fashionistas excited to get a sneak peak of the collection. The female design duo, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, featured a number of elegant pieces. What I favored most was the high waisted palazzo pants the leggy models wore walking the runway.

 vena cava look 2

Their color scheme was predominately charcoal, navy and black. Mixed in were prints that featured burnt orange. That bright color added upbeat energy to the 90s inspired styles that graced the catwalk. The MAC makeup team painted silver glitter on several of the girls faces. It really complemented the dynamic cut out tops and certainly served to spice up sex appeal. It’s no wonder why some of Hollywood’s most beautiful starlets like Blake Lively and Rachel Bilson are clients of the brand. They paired a blue beenie cap with pants, dresses and skirts. It worked beautifully with all the outfits.

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The show began with thunderstorm sound effects and closed with gift bags. While most designers give makeup or a piece of jewelry, Vena Cava went the unconventional route with their new collaboration with Proper Attire — a line of condoms. They infused their cool girl aesthetic into playful packaging to promote safer sex. What a fun, innovative and fashionable afternoon!

Valerie Greenberg is an on-air correspondent / media personality who has worked with celebrities all across the board. At the Tony Awards she was the only print journalist to successfully stop Oprah on the red carpet! Most recently she created and hosted her own one hour show called “Fashion Grind,” highlighting celebrity fashion. She has appeared on Fox News’ Strategy Room, Associated Press Television, The Broadway Channel and been included in publications such as Business Week, NY Daily News (Gatecrasher) and Us Weekly. Visit her at

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