God Created Woman, Nerys Pampers Her, and Slip Tells Us All About It
And God Created Woman
, founded in 2006 by Nerys Hebdon, creates sophisticated, sensual boudoir items and accessories for lovers. Each item is made from the finest textiles and tactile treats -- silk, Egyptian cotton, ostrich feathers -- and in a rich but subtle color palette, sure to work in and with nearly any Sex Kitten's boudoir.
I posted about the fabulous Tie Me Cushion (a must have!) and Nerys contacted me to say 'Thank you' -- that's when I got pushy and asked for an interview...
The first part of my interview with Nerys (pronounced Ne-riss; sounds like 'cherish') is at my blog, so you may want to start there.
Slip: A lot of companies or products say they're bringing sexy back, is that what you think your product line is doing?
Nerys: I don't think sexy ever went away -- but I'd like to think my products will catch people's eye... and their imagination.
Slip: I'd like to know a bit more why you opted for the risque 'sex' products... Don't get me wrong, I LOVE them, but certainly it's a more difficult market than some (especially in the US, where sex is 'bad' again lol). Why this rather than more 'regular' pillows and boudoir items?
Nerys: I don't know -- as I said before, I didn't intend to enter the risqué 'sex' product market -- but my ideas kind of evolved. My first ideas were around a blind for your bedroom -- it's really beautiful and is finally ready for market (on the website in September) -- it's a silk chiffon panel printed with a female nude silhouette that moves gently as the chiffon floats. I've also had it made with a Venetian blind in front of it so it's like you're watching a woman move through the slats of the Venetian blind. A kind of sexy voyeurism. Then I started thinking about other bedroom interiors and had the idea for the 'Tie-Me' cushion and the other ideas came quickly after that. Now I can't stop! I guess I thought I could contribute something to that market -- in a sensual way that would appeal to women and men.
I wasn't really put off by the sexy thing (in fact I love being able to work in that field) although I know it's perceived as 'bad' by some people. I think there are some great brands out there (Coco de Mer, Agent Provocateur, Myla) that have pioneered sexy on 'her' terms -- or in a less male-focused way and there's a clearly a market for it.
Slip: Overall, for you personally, how necessary do you find luxury items to be in your life?
Nerys: Very necessary! I'm a bit of a pleasure kitten and I like to indulge. I think it's important to treat yourself and your loved ones.
Slip: Some say that creating more luxurious environments is part of escapism, but (so you know what I'm thinking about), I find your product line to be more about connecting than disconnecting... It's about treating self well, but also your intimate relationships well too.
Nerys: That's definitely the idea -- something to enjoy together. I'm not saying that you need props... just prompts sometimes. Create the right environment in your bedroom and the rest will follow.
Amen. Now get shopping -- the holidays will be here before you know it!
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