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.

Giving Inspiration - Petra Nemcova

December 22nd, 2011

Inspiration can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. A survivor of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, supermodel Petra Nemcova witnessed first hand the devastation natural disasters can bring. Upon her recovery, she founded the Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) to aid the children in Thailand affected by the tsunami.

Recognizing the gap between first response measures and the installment of government infrastructure, the Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) focuses on the building of self-sustaining schools, a key factor in helping children rebuild their lives. The organization works with the surrounding communities and local businesses to implement long-term sustainability initiatives ...


Latest from Paula: Amangiri Resort

December 20th, 2011

Blending in with the natural landscape, Amangiri, “peaceful mountain” is one of the two US locations offered by the illustrious Amanresort experience. Amangiri is a hidden oasis; built to compliment its desert surroundings but modernly equipped to astound guests with upscale and intimate resort living. ViX Swimwear designer Paula Hermanny was stunned by the combination of rustic beauty and sleek aesthetics, “This is Grand Canyon luxury…it is a place full of natural harmony,” she tells us.

Located in Canyon Point, Southern Utah and boasting views of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, the resort is a landmark of the ...


Giving Inspiration - Tory Burch

December 14th, 2011

It is a month into the ViX Swimwear Giving Inspiration campaign and we continue in our efforts to give back during this season of giving and encourage others to do so, as well. Last week, we featured the accomplishments of Rachel Zoe and today we choose Tory Burch and the Tory Burch Foundation to highlight.

An entrepreneur and working mother, Tory Burch is no stranger to overcoming a challenge, having risen through the fashion industry with considerable speed in just seven years. With the rapid influx of success, Tory states in her blog that her greatest challenge is “balancing work ...


Giving Inspiration - Rachel Zoe

December 9th, 2011

The ViX Swimwear Giving Inspiration campaign is now in its third week of highlighting notable women and their philanthropic efforts in hopes of inspiring others to give back during the holiday season. Likewise, designer Paula Hermanny continues to work with her charity of choice, World Vision, as she has a special love for children around the globe. In keeping with the spirit of giving, we encourage you to share your charitable efforts and deeds of goodwill on the ViX Swimwear Giving Inspiration Facebook discussion post; we’ll be donating $100.00 for every comment received to further our support for ...


Holiday Life’s a Beach! – Gift Wrapping Tutorial

December 8th, 2011

ViX loves the holidays – the jolly décor, bejeweled evergreens, sparkling lights and festive merrymaking! With all the holiday parties to attend and host or hostess gifts to give, one sure way to make an impression is using the power of presentation. Stand apart from the revelers and show your party hostess true appreciation with an unexpected detail: Furoshiki gift wrapping. An artful method of gift presentation from Japan, Furoshiki incorporates beautiful textiles as wrapping. This green alternative to paper wrapping is eco-friendly and can even double as a scarf!

The ViX team loved this idea and took it one step ...