UCF grad making her dream a reality

Vienna Girardi has spent a lot of time in the spotlight, appearing on ABC’s The Bachelor and VH1’s Couple’s Therapy, but the UCF interpersonal communication alumna is focusing on making her new dream a reality.

Girardi recently opened up Vixen Boutique near UCF.

“As of right now, I am just getting my boutique up and going,” Girardisaid. “I just want to settle down, really. I want to be by my family and be normal again. It’s just overwhelming to be out there in the spotlight. … I want to have more of a simple life.”

Girardi grew up in nearby Geneva and sees herself as a small-town girl who fell in love with clothes and fashion while attending UCF. It was during her sophomore year that she drew up a business plan for the Vixen Boutique and planned to open it up near the campus since there was no real shopping places available when she was in school.

“While I was out in L.A., I was meeting tons of different designers,” she said. “Everything happens for a reason, and I think that the reason I was really on TV out in L.A. was to meet all these prospects and people for my passion.”

After returning to Florida and scouting out potential locations for a storefront, Girardi finally opened up Vixen Boutique in the University Commons Plaza this year. The boutique carries styles that are exclusive to Los Angeles and are not sold anywhere else except for the designer’s own personal stores. By bringing Los Angeles to Florida, she wants to be able to give Florida women the opportunity to wear fun and flirty fashions that make them feel beautiful.

Read more about Girardi and Vixen Boutique by clicking here.


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