NYFW 2011: Hot off the Presses!



Meet ‘Zina Cava, the premiere issue of the new, ’90s-style black & white ’zine from Vena Cava duo Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, which was made with love — and a little help from their friends Andy Spade, stylist Kate Young, designers Shipley & Halmos, GAP’s Jane Herman and others (well-known and not) — and given to guests at VC’s runway show late last week.

Inside the new mag, you’ll find a vintage Calvin Klein ad with photos of Sophie and Lisa’s heads glued over the model’s faces, and DIY tributes to Nirvana, Kriss Kross, No Doubt, Johnny and Kate and Winona (Depp and Moss and Ryder, that is – remember when they were “it” couples?), Contempo Casuals, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Filofax and more.

It’s a total blast from the past and it’s fun as hell, even if you’re too young — or (ahem) old — to share their sense of nostalgia. I’m definitely a few years’ north of their demographic, but I can’t wait to see what they have planned for issue two!

Lauren David Peden has been hired by Rue La La for her reporting at New York Fashion Week.

February 14, 2011