• About a girl…

About a girl…

Each month, meet a very special girl involved with Billabong. Designers, artists, riders…these girls are all so talented, passionate and inspirational, we just thought we’d share with you a little bit of their awesome lives.


Meet Virginie Medel, designer girl for Billabong Europe


HOW DID YOU BECOME A DESIGNER ?
Fashion has always been part of my life. I got into it when I was a little girl when I created clothes for my dolls. As I’ve got older, I have always chosen an easygoing lifestyle between travelling, small jobs and surfing. After studying fashion I travelled a lot and discovered Brazil where I fell in love with swimwear and therefore decided to create my own little swimwear collection.
Then I had the great opportunity to fulfil my passion by joining the Billabong Europe design team last January.


WHAT IS YOUR JOB ABOUT :
My job is about looking for new trends and colours, creating moodboards and designing the whole range of bikinis and boardshorts for Billabong Europe.

WHAT IS THE FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB:
The things I like the most are travelling, doing shopping and discovering new cultures.

WHERE DO YOU TAKE INSPIRATION FROM ?
Travelling gives me a lot of inspiration, as well as music and people.

CAN YOU PLEASE DESCRIBE THE TYPICAL GIRL WEARING YOUR BIKINI DESIGN ?
The typical girl would be 16 to 22 years old, she would be a natural and sporty girl who enjoys being outdoor and loves the beach.

IS MUSIC AN INSPIRATION FOR YOU ?
Music is a huge part of my life, it gives me inspiration in good or bad moments.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE PERFECT BIKINI?
The perfect bikini is both comfortable and sexy.

HOW MANY BIKINIS DO YOU HAVE ?
pff !!!! I have so many !!!

WHAT S IN YOUR CLOSET ? WHAT ARE YOU MUST HAVES FOR THIS SUMMER ?
I choose what I wear depending on my mood so my closet is heclectic and huge! One day I can wear jeans-sweat and the other day a sexy dress.
The must have for this season is definitely a mix of liberty patterns and customized accessories.

TELL US WHAT SUMMER IS TO YOU ?
Sun !! beach !!! freedom !!! and bikinis....