Category: Destino Brasil

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.

Destino Brasil: Feira Hippie of Ipanema

August 17th, 2012

Every Sunday in Ipanema, there is a certain local market that lures even Cariocas away from the beach: Feira Hippie or Hippie’s Fair. An arts-and-crafts mainstay since 1968, Feira Hippie can be found in a big town square called Praça General Osório. It gained further recognition after a visit from fashion designer Giorgio Armani, who picked up a pair of handmade leather sandals from Eron, a well-known craftsman who is now retired.

The original market started off as a smaller venue showcasing local art, paintings and sculptures, but it has since blossomed into a maze of vendors offering every ...

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Destino Brasil: A Look into the Details

August 15th, 2012

Tucked away in Brasil is a little workshop responsible for all trims production. The 24K gold plated detail is a trademark of the brand’s signature style. These pieces are custom made especially for ViX and include all the gold hardware that adorn the suits: ViX engraved end beads, gold bandeau bars, logo tubes, seasonal accents and even the ViX logo charms.

Each piece is handled with care, polished and then sent off to the ViX bikini factory to become that unexpected detail that makes each ViX suit so special!

ViX Trims Production

ViX Gold End Beads

ViX Gold Bars

ViX Gold Logo Tubes

ViX 24K Gold Plated Hardware

ViX Accent Bead Molds

ViX Logo

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Destino Brasil – Valentine’s Day in Brasil

June 12th, 2012

In Brasil, Valentine’s Day or Dia dos Namorados is celebrated on June 12th. Like Americans, Brasilians celebrate with romantic dinners, flowers, candies and gifts. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on June 12th instead of February 14th because Brasilian Carnaval serves as the country’s main event during February or March.

Kopenhagen Chocolates are the country’s go to candy, similar to Godiva chocolates in the US. Couples will often exchange gits and go on special dinner dates. One swoon worthy destination for Rio locals is Térèze of Hotel Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro. Helmed by French Chef Damien ...

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Destino Brasil – Casa Cor Open Space Living

April 9th, 2012

Spring-cleaning, warmer weather and fresh beginnings have the ViX team obsessed with home living spaces. Like designer Paula Hermanny, we look to Casa Cor for more interior design inspirations and home goods from South America’s largest home and garden expo.

With summer around the corner, dining al fresco, will be one way to showcase your savvy hostess skills. Outdoor styling by Brasilian interior designer, Gorete Colaço, leaves us fantasizing over intimate garden parties or patio soirees with friends. We love her use of details such as green foliage, glass vases and teakwood for rustic touches worthy of any sunlit ...

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Destino Brasil - Ipanema

March 30th, 2012

Ipanema may well be Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic beach. Also made famous by the bossa nova classic, “The Girl from Ipanema,” this must-see destination can be found in the South Zone of the city known as Zona Sul.

Between Leblon and Arpoador, Ipanema is a tourist friendly beach, where one can easily wander the streets, enjoy fresh fruit at the farmer’s market and even participate in a game of volleyball. Lifeguard towers, or postos, divide the beach into segments. Some locations attract beautiful Carioca regulars (the locals of Rio), making certain postos more popular than others.

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