Archives Nov. 7, 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.

Hope in the Desert – Part 1

November 7th, 2012

Her name is Waris and it means, “desert flower…a flower that can bloom even in the roughest climate.”


Unbeknownst to her, ViX designer Paula Hermanny settled in to watch Desert Flower, a film that would touch her heart and move her immensely. The movie reconstructs the story of supermodel Waris Dirie, depicting her childhood in the deserts of Somalia, the nomadic world she lived in and the traumatic crime she suffered at the tender age of three:  female genital mutilation (FGM). 

Scarred both emotionally and physically from this tortuous experience, Waris now seeks to raise awareness against FGM and ...