Thursday, 15 October 2009

Website Review, Vivienne Westwood, Sezz in the 16th, What's in a Name and more

Just about having returned to earth after my visit to Vente-Privee in Paris and back to the day job I've been taking a look at the Vivienne Westwood online store Hervia. Which brings me round to 'What's in a Name?' I'm not going to answer that one in this case because frankly I don't know, but I'm not surprised that I haven't visited them before because if I were going to offer Vivienne Westwood's wonderland collection online I would definitely want my site name to reflect that. Wouldn't you? I'm sure there's something very clever behind this name that I'm missing totally but they're not telling me, which is a shame, as I'd like to understand.

Hervia offers a very good range, including Gold Label, Red Label and Anglomania, and is a paradise for all Westwood fans. It's very easy to get round and once you reach the product pictures they're extremely clear. I'm not a fan of black backgrounds I have to admit, and you can find Vivienne Westwood at other online boutiques, but if you want to browse the whole offer from menswear to bags to belts and jewellery then this would be a good place to start.

I could get on my high horse and tell you what I think is wrong with the photography but I'm not going to waste your time, you can see for yourself. Product photography is a whole other issue which I can talk for hours about but not here.

Back to Paris and the sexy Sezz in the 16th (couldn't resist), guest of Vente-Privee I was delighted to arrive there after such a long day and totally seduced by the design and a 6ft circular bath (plus Kiehls toiletries) what more could any girl want? Fabulous beds, clever bathrooms and built-in i-phone chargers (which our lovely PR Lily managed to miss so her phone ran out on the Eurostar!) Perfect, non? Go there if you can.

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