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Meet Vivian Blu

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vivian Blu.

Vivian, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It’s interesting to think that the cloth that covers your skin can have such a profound impact on the soul. Founded six years ago, I originally started designing clothing for myself. Shopping for lingerie, I found that most items were ill-fitting and basic. I began combining self-made YouTube taught creations with a sprinkle of clearance items to style myself and other models for photoshoots. Slowly learning what shapes fit what body types. Finally, someone asked me where they can find my styles, thus Vivianblu.com was born.

At first, I experimented with [undear] online wholesale stores to resell items I thought were trendy. The pieces were cute, however, the same issue arose. The clothes were unshapely and [asperous]. I could not find what I wanted. I began teaching myself to sketch. Trial and error, learning and laughter brought me closer to myself as an artist. From the sketches came a life. A newfound form of creativity that I could cultivate to make other women feel like I did. Beautiful, confident, sexy… Authentic. Through well thought out designs and plush materials, I extend that same feeling to you. Authentically Sexy; Unapologetically You.

Has it been a smooth road?
A smooth road… definitely not. The first thing I learned, DO NOT ASK FOR OPINIONS. When you invest in visions outside of your own, it is expensive, time-consuming and atrophies your growth as an artist. Un-regrettably, the most expensive lesson I could learn. People will only react with the information that they have.

In my journey as an artist, I’ve found that most of the information anyone offered was antiquated. I realized If they had the information I had, they’d be doing what I was doing. I’ve been told that my clothes make some people feel ‘uncomfortable.’ I’ve been advised against participating in Clothing Expos or Runways. When I asked, “okay, how would you market your business?” I was met with silence. I think challenges invoke positive changes that build character and am so grateful for every experience good and bad. Now I can say with certainty. No one has my vision but me.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Authentically Sexy, Unapologetically You. At Vivianblu.com, each piece begins as a thought sewn to paper with passion then constructed at one of our local manufacturing centers. Edgy, unique, fresh are words I use to describe my brand. I feel like we are in the present when it comes to our aesthetic. Specializing in plus size lingerie and loungewear. Vivianblu.com is a size-inclusive avant-garde brand proudly serving sizes 2- 40.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I think that Phoenix is a great city for up and coming artists. A little bit of hard work and creativity opens so many doors here. I find that the fashion community is welcoming and photographers are willing to work with small business owners with even smaller budgets. If you are inspired, go for your dream. You will not be disappointed.

Pricing:

  • The Prince and The Showgirl Gown [Featured on the left, black shimmering gown] $587.00
  • Love Nest Gown [Featured on the right, gown with feathered trim] $587.00
  • A date with Judy Bodysuit [pictured with the model behind the curtain] $325.00
  • The Last Time I saw Paris Set [Flower Lace 4 piece pant set] $510.00
  • Suddenly Last Summer Set [Lace Hooded Skirt Set] $798.00
  • Julia Misbehaves Body Suit $265.00

Contact Info:


Image Credit:

First four shots [Photography by]: Scott Hall
Instagram handle: @creative_visual_images
MUA: America Coursen
Instagram handle: @_chula.amor_

Second four shot [Photography by]:
Brittany Phillips @photogrvph
MUA: Brittany Phillips @ beatbybrittmua

Clothing Provided by: Vivian Blu
instagram handle @designervivianblu

CASTING CALL
Are you a model?
Do you see yourself here?

Let’s work together to build a brand that represents all of us. Open to all body types, The PMC 2K21 is a modeling competition produced by Vivian Blu to create a behind the lens transitional approach of the fashion industry while simultaneously promoting body positivity. With a focus on building content, Models compete for votes to participate in FREE FULLY INCLUSIVE PHOTO SHOOTS. The model with with most votes, view and likes wins. Models learn how to pose, how create sales, how to speak to your audience, how to interview and build a portfolio. No experience is necessary. The winner of the competition will win $350.00, be able to create a three piece line and a three month modeling contract with VivianBlu.com. The competition is available to women M – 5X in Arizona. Models will compete biweekly for votes, likes and promotional content views. Authentically Sexy, Unapologetically You Only at Vivianblu.com.

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