Category: Beyond the Bikini: Paula Hermanny

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.

It's All in the Details

January 25th, 2013

ViX designer Paula Hermanny knows that it is the small things that matter.  A bit of extra care or even a minute detail can lend itself as a singular defining element.  After all, that may be all it takes for something to go from ordinary to unforgettable.

“Everything is in the details.  Details set you apart from all the rest and I keep this in mind when designing,” Paula says.

And she's right.  This underlying theme is what sets ViX apart from the rest: 24K gold plated hardware, leather accents, embroidery and craftsmanship.  Having a trained eye to spot ...


Art in the House of Hermanny

January 23rd, 2013

An elegant woman, poised, paintbrush in hand.

Sculptures, hand shaped and formed, tangible in beauty.

A canvas of reclaimed wood, white boats painted like those in Capri.


These vivid impressions were ViX designer Paula Hermanny’s earliest memories of art.  Her continued fascination and appreciation for art grew from youthful preoccupation to full manifestation through her present day designs. She credits her paternal grandmother, Joana, for unlocking the world of art for her early on.

“She was a born artist,” Paula explained, citing that Joana had lived in Europe, immersed in a continent steeped in art.  “She did everything! She ...


Paula’s Pick: the Pashmina

January 18th, 2013

Inside ViX Designer Paula Hermanny’s closet, scarves and pashminas are as ubiquitous as purses and shoes.  Besides inheriting a love of textiles from her grandmothers, Paula is also able to see the potential in a single square of wool.

“They’re an easy way to bring color to a basic outfit,” she explains.  Praising the versatility of the pashmina, Paula goes on to mention how convenient they are for travel.  They provide warmth in lieu of a scratchy airline blanket, can be worn during any season and can often be worn with any outfit.

True to her taste, Paula ...


Paula On: Yoga

January 15th, 2013

“Yoga is such a huge part of my routine,” ViX designer Paula Hermanny says, “I try to do it every morning.”

Besides the benefits of proper breathing and muscle toning, the practice of yoga gives Paula a special moment for introspection.  In her quiet solitude, she is able to meditate and reconnect with her center.  This blend of physical exercise, reflection and breathing provides the perfect start to Paula’s day.

Even while traveling, Paula refuses to stray from her routine.  When packing for a recent trip to Costa Rica, the first item that went into her suitcase was a ...


Snapshots: Paula in Costa Rica

January 11th, 2013

Ever since the first time ViX designer Paula Hermanny set foot in Costa Rica, she promised herself that she would return as many times as she could.  The sultry locale, rustic beaches and pura vida lifestyle had instantaneously secured a place in her heart. 

“I love Costa Rica, it’s amazing,” Paula exclaims, “the kids love it and we just go to the beach all day, having fun.  I feel so relaxed there!”

She goes to Santa Teresa, bringing family and friends, focused on spending quality time with them and—of course—herself.  She begins each morning with yoga and ...