Archives: May 2012

estilo: Beyond the Bikini

Take a glimpse into Paula's Estilo – "style" in Portuguese – as we take you
beyond the bikini and into what inspires the ViX lifestyle. From behind-the-scenes moments
to Paula's own interpretation on luxury living, ViX is more than just a bikini.

Bikini Fit Workshop: The Girl from Vitoria

May 30th, 2012

The Girl from Vitoria Pear Shape swimsuits

For our sixth and final body type of the ViX Bikini Fit Workshop, we visit the city of Vitoria, situated on an island off the eastern Brasilian state of Espírito Santo.

“The Girl from Vitoria”

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Pear shape. Vitoria is an island city set in a curving bay of the Brasilian coast. Much like the island’s shape, the Girl from Vitoria is narrower at the top and wider at the bottom. Balancing out her proportions is key.

Celeb Fit Twins:
Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Eva Longoria and Rihanna

Fit Needs:
The Girl from Vitoria is the opposite of the apple ...

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Bikini Fit Workshop: The Girl from Olinda

May 23rd, 2012

Bikini Fit The Girl From Olinda Apple Shape

The “apple shape” is our fifth body type for the ViX Bikini Fit Workshop and we have chosen the historic Brasilian city of Olinda to capture this girl’s essence.

“The Girl from Olinda”

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Apple shape. Deemed the country’s first Capital of Culture, Olinda is home to several historical landmarks that sprawl a hill overlooking the Brasiilian coastline. Like the city’s extensive reach, the apple shape of the Girl from Olinda is wider at the top with minimal waist definition. A figure-flattering suit will benefit her body type.

Celeb Fit Twins:
Elizabeth Hurley, Catherin Zeta-Jones, Kesha, and ...

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Latest from Paula - NYC Inspiration Hunt

May 21st, 2012

Paula Hermanny Market Shopping

Paula Hermanny New York Museum

ViX designer Paula Hermanny loves New York! The people, energy and abundance of cultural attractions make it an obvious treasure trove for designer inspiration.

During her most recent trip, Paula spotted some beautiful, hand-woven tapestries at an arts-and-crafts fair. Their unique pattern and rustic fringe detail captured her attention. “This reminds me of Africa,” Paula told us, adding that her most recent obsession has been with “everything tribal.”

Paula also spent some time in contemporary art galleries. She became particularly fixated on a wall of colorful pop art. In studying the juxtaposition of bright colors, Paula expressed amazement with the ...

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ViX Hosts Bikini + Beauty Bootcamp

May 18th, 2012

Thanks to Blink LA PR, ViX hosted bikini fit sessions at The Rooftop of the Hotel Wilshire. With sweeping views of the Los Angeles skyline, the boutique hotel was the perfect venue for everything needed to start summer off right: manicures by Bellacures, waxing by Alexis K of San Diego, hydration provided by Nika Water and of course, viewing of the latest collection from ViX!

Watch the video highlights for a peek into all the pampering and to see the ViX girls in action!


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Bikini Fit Workshop: The Girl from São Paulo

May 16th, 2012

ViX Bikini Fit Guide for Large Best fit for big butts

In our fourth installment for the ViX Bikini Fit Workshop, we head to São Paulo, the bustling city after which we named girls with voluptuous bottoms:

“The Girl from São Paulo”

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Large bumbum. São Paulo is the largest metropolis of South America and the Girl from São Paulo flaunts abundant curves. The BIA bikini has sliding tubes that can shape and flatter her hips and rear.

Celeb Fit Twins:
Khloé Kardashian, Kelly Brook, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Clarkson, Venus and Serena Williams

Fit Needs:
Here at ViX, we are big believers in the Brasilian cut bikini bottom. The Girl from ...

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Giving Inspiration – CHOC & The Glass Slipper Guild

May 14th, 2012

The Kid in All of Us Gala ViX Orange County
All photos provided by The Glass Slipper Guild.

CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Gala Shady Canyon Golf Charity Work Paula Hermanny
The Gala's beautiful set up.

CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Gala Orange County ViX Swimwear
A handful of the charitable ladies of Orange County, from left to right: Patricia DeVoe, Jennifer Simpson, Samantha Manfer, Michelle Barto, Kristen Perlmutter, and Erin Burns.

CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Charity Gala Giving Inpiration by ViX
Supporters of the cause, from left to right: Robert & Ann Marie Crotty, Dave & Marni Sugden.

CHOC Children’s is a private, not-for-profit hospital in Orange County, California, renowned for their dedication to the health and well being of children. At CHOC Children’s, the patient is the primary focus and payment is secondary. CHOC is the fastest growing children’s ...

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Happy Mother's Day!

May 11th, 2012

Paula Hermanny and kids paddle boarding recreational family activites in Brazil beaches
Paula Hermanny with Sofia and Luca in Brasil.

Paula Hermanny with Sofia and Luca mother family kids activities Brazil yoga beach
Left: Paula and Sofia meditating during a Yoga class together. Right: Paula shows Luca a giant starfish.

This Sunday, May 13th, is the day to celebrate the special women in our lives – our mothers! ViX Designer, Paula Hermanny, is a dedicated mother of two. Her daughter Sofia, 8, and son Luca, 6, give her a daily dose of affection, love and inspiration. In reflecting on her favorite part about motherhood, Paula gives us her three favorite things:

1. Laying the foundation and watching her kids grow: “I love being able to teach ...

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Bikini Fit Workshop: The Girl from Rio de Janeiro

May 9th, 2012

Bikini_Fit_RioDeJaneiro_Small_Rear_Body_Type best bikini for small butts

Are you ready for more Bikini Fit Tips? Last week’s post focused on the best swimsuits for small chests. Today, we travel south from Bahia and head to Rio de Janeiro. We chose Rio as the namesake city for the girl with a smaller rear who would benefit from a great fitting bikini bottom.

“The Girl from Rio de Janeiro”

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Small bumbum. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics and the Girl from Rio is just as sporty. She’s athletic with a smaller rear, so a figure-hugging fit is key.

Celeb Fit Twins:
Kelly Ripa ...

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Bikini Fit Workshop: The Girl from Copacabana

May 7th, 2012

Bikini Fit Copacabana Small Bust Body Type

Welcome to Part Two of our Bikini Fit Workshop! Last week, you learned about the busty “Girl from Bahia.” Today, we’ll be shifting focus to girls with the opposite body type: a smaller chest.


“The Girl from Copacabana”

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Small bust. Like this recreational beach, the Girl from Copacabana is full of energy. She has a boyish frame and would need to create feminine fullness up top with details, prints and ruffles.

Celeb Fit Twins:
Cameron Diaz, Keira Knightley, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller

Fit Needs:
Bikini tops with padding that will add dimension and also distract the ...

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