VIX: ‘My In­se­cu­ri­ties Drove Me To Help Oth­ers Feel Bet­ter about Their Bod­ies’

With her sis­ter Hat­tie, Vix Clark is founder of lux­ury re­sort col­lec­tion Oc­tavia Hix. She re­veals how they turned their dream into re­al­ity…

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‘As some­one who’s never felt con­fi­dent in a bikini, i had for years been on the hunt for that per­fect beach-to-bar piece in my hol­i­day wardrobe. Af­ter hav­ing my daugh­ter Oc­tavia, my con­fi­dence hit rock bot­tom. i felt like my body would never be the same again and i knew i needed to make a change. it was the per­fect time to find some­thing that could boost my con­fi­dence. We de­cided to cre­ate the col­lec­tion not only for me but for all the other women out there hav­ing a sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘We­spenthoursre­search­ing,bu­tit­proved to us that we had what it would take to en­ter a com­pet­i­tive mar­ket. nei­ther of us gave up. Work­ing to­gether as sis­ters has been chal­leng­ing, how­ever. if you’re work­ing with friends you can’t be as bol­shy as you are when it’s your own sib­ling!

‘it’s re­ally ful­fill­ing when you can make some­one who lacks con­fi­dence sud­denly feel sexy; we have women of all ages telling us how amaz­ing they feel in the dresses. For this rea­son, we feel hugely proud of each other. For us, walk­ing into a restau­rant in Por­tu­gal three weeks af­ter launch­ing to see a lady wear­ing one of our mar­bled dresses was in­cred­i­ble. We were speech­less!

‘Our ad­vice? Be­lieve in your­self and your dreams, be­cause if you don’t, no one else will. Our pas­sion for what we do is part of why the brand has had such a suc­cess­ful first year.’

Hat­tie (left) and Vix launched their lux­ury beach­wear la­bel last year Dress, £225, Oc­tavia Hix Bag, £60, Oc­tavia Hix

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