Category: Music Stylings We Love

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.

The Real Girl From Ipanema

February 14th, 2014

“The paradigm of the young Carioca: a golden teenage girl, a mixture of flower and mermaid…beauty that is not ours alone—it is a gift of life in its beautiful and melancholic constant ebb and flow.” -Vinicius de Moraes

She was a gorgeous, young brunette and every day she would pass by a popular cafe on her way to the beach. She caught the attention of everyone around her, including one very inspired composer. Later, her charm and beauty would be immortalized in a bossa nova classic known the world over. Her name is Heloísa Pinheiro and she ...


Sounds of Rio Bossa Nova

January 28th, 2013


No rhythm is more expresssive than Rio Bossa Nova and this is one of the few musical genres very close to ViX designer Paula Hermanny's heart. Lilting and infectious, bossa nova emerged in the 1950’s, evolving from samba and shaped heavily by the influence of jazz. Bossa nova—or, “new trend”—gained massive popularity and was enjoyed well into the 60’s. It won fan followings of legendary musicians, such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. To this day, bossa nova remains a musical phenomenon in its own right, influencing present day performers outside of its country of ...


Marisa Monte

November 5th, 2012

Known for her unmatched talent as a singer and songwriter, Marisa Monte is a Brasilian musician who has been captivating fans for over 19 years.  Her music is a favorite of ViX designer Paula Hermanny’s, who keeps Marisa Monte albums in regular rotation.  Barulhinho Bom is one album that Paula currently loves.  She plays it to unwind after work or to create easy ambience while hosting dinner parties.

With a range that includes Brasilian rock, bossa nova, classic jazz, blues and traditional samba, Marisa Monte’s talent melds together archetypal genres with rhythmic singing, deepened by a voice trained ...


Brasilian Pop – Djavan

August 20th, 2012

Djavan Caetano Viana, also known as Djavan, is a well-known singer and songwriter whose musical abilities span the wide spectrum of Brasilian sounds. With over 30 years immersed in the music of South America, Djavan has covered and composed everything from Popular Brasileira (Brasilian pop) to jazz to samba and Latin dance.

A global sensation, he won “Best Composer” from the Association of Art Critics from São Paulo for two consecutive years in 1981 and again, in 1982. After having caught the attention of American musical producer, Ronnie Foster, in that same year, the singer’s talent prompted Foster to ...


Rodello's Machine

June 6th, 2012

San Diego Music Rock Indie Bon Iver Mumford and Sons Agua Pura clean water charity

With their deep baritones and rich harmonies, Rodello’s Machine is an indie and folk rock acoustic wonder. The band produces sounds reminiscent of Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver. With the coming of their highly anticipated performance for the Água Pura Brasil launch party, ViX took some time to interview the two talented San Diegans behind the “machine,” Nate Donnis and Kolby Knickerbocker.

ViX:Rodello’s Machine” is a very unique name. Is there a story behind it?

Nate: The name came from a lucid dream I had. I was walking down a corridor and was met ...