Vie – French, noun: life
So naturally, celeb-savvy new performance wear label Vie Active will settle for no less than push our boundaries of fitness and fashion to exuberant heights.
Vie Active is different from the current influx of trendy and overpriced ranges that have recently flanked the market – namely because apart from being gorgeous, every garment is made from the highest quality performance fabrics, including F3 Compression and Australian Merino wool. Finally, your skin gets to make friends with a fabric that is getting fame for its unsurpassed breathability as well as moisture wicking, anti-microbial, quick-dry and shape recovery properties!
Now, this Merino is working harder than I have in years! So how will it affect my performance when I train?
I hit the gym, donning my Katrina zippered tank and Zanna 7/8 aqua supplex tights. The leggings especially feel super soft against my skin and shape me up in all the right places. I don’t usually wear leopard print – but after years of saggy grey marle at the gym, I think it’s due time that I made a feline statement in my upper-wear. The flattering fit of the top and thinner fabric are welcome as they add ventilation – yet no extra bulk to my chest.
I proceed to wear the pieces to the gym all week, alternating combinations with my current wardrobe. Whether in spin, yoga, boxing or pilates, the garments held true to keeping me cool and limber both figuratively and literally: just as an aside, I have never recieved more admiring stares from both men and women in my life – what a difference taking pride in your look at the gym makes ;).
Unlike the shapeless leggings currently lingering in my wardrobe, my Zannas did not not sag or lose shape after having a few cycles in the wash.
This movement-friendly sleek range was started by my amazing friend Noa Ries – a triathlete, marathon runner, and fitness adoring young mother form Bondi; as well as her lovely husband Bryan, a former professional extreme skier and backcountry ski guide, snowboarder, cyclist and triathlete was raised between the West Coast of the US and France!
Thus, combining chic Parisian style with the trendy vibe of Bondi, what started as a humble pursuit to their own fitness needs in a stylish way evolved into a media-frenzied collection that has last week been picked up by David Jones.
“As a personal trainer I realised, when I was still in my exercise clothing at 4pm one day, that there had to be functional fitness clothes other than lycra, that would let me still feel fashionable and chic but that could handle the intensity of a tough workout,” Noa told me.
“We carefully select every element that is incorporated into our products, as we feel that quality doesn’t just come from the way a garment looks, but also how it feels. Our fabrics provide the ultimate in comfort, while technical print techniques offer luxurious sleekness.”
To look your best at the gym, perform better and get behind a smart brand favoured by celebs such as Erika Heynaetz and Megan Gale and visit David Jones or www.vieactivewear.com.
Image via @_jendeleon looking on point at @thembh and @surflodge for @vieactive.