Talking Books, Movies, and Art with SPACE Designer Sophie Buhai

Proof positive that you can invent yourself: SPACE designer Sophie Buhai. After she and her business partner concluded their New York-based clothing line Vena Cava, she moved back to her native West Coast and started anew, on her own—with jewelry.

Sophie Buhai at home in Los Angeles

With her experience creating complete ready-to-wear looks, it’s no surprise that her sculptural pieces are total outfit-makers. Smooth, minimal chokers and chunky rings add just the right powerful touch on jeans-and-tees days.

So who’s the woman behind the bangles? We offer this brief but friendly introduction.

Not that we imagine you have all kinds of time on your hands, but what’s the last book you read?

Sophie: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

What movie can you watch over and over again?

Paul Mazursky’s An Unmarried Woman (1978)

What’s the best guilty-pleasure summer flick?

Summer Lovers with a young Daryl Hannah is pretty great. It’s sort of a horrible movie, but the early ’80s shots of Grecian islands and clothing are pretty incredible.

What gallery or museum is next on your list?

“I’ve been dying to visit Louise Bourgeois’ house and studio, which opened last year in New York City.”


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