ALACARTER STYLE


DAVID’S CHAIR OF THE DAY!!
AARON R. THOMAS

AARON R. THOMAS

PROOF THAT MODERN AND CLASSIC CAN SIT COMFORTABLY TOGETHER…
This chair by American designer Aaron R. Thomas is a playful homage to Philippe Starck’s classic ‘Ghost’ chair. Made in acrylic, it is called the ‘Deconstucted Louis Chair’ and costs $3,150 USD. I think it’s cool….

DAVID



HAT OF THE DAY… A FLUTTERING OF BUTTERFLIES
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Alexander McQueen Spring 08

Butterfly magic at Alexander McQueen

Butterfly magic at Alexander McQueen with Philip Treacy



ILLUMINATING COUTURE
The wonderful Tim Walker sheds puts fashion under the spotlight...

The wonderful Tim Walker puts fashion under the spotlight...



HAT OF THE DAY… SLIGHTLY ‘COMIC’
This is one I made earlier...

This is one I made earlier...



HAT OF THE DAY

Courtesy of Eugenio Reuencio

Just popping out for a swim! - Courtesy of Eugenio Recuenco



more leg room please…!
What does this piece of furniture say to you?

What does this piece of furniture say to you?



minimalist lighting….
We can't all afford Eva Menz, darling....

We can't all afford Eva Menz, darling....



A CUSHION FOR CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S SHOES
MY CUSHION

MY CUSHION

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN'S SHOES

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN'S SHOES

A couple of people have pointed out the striking similarity between the antique embroidered cushion in my Marie Antoinette-inspired boudoir and Monsieur Louboutin’s fabulous yellow embroidered shoes. Surely such beautiful shoes should have an equally beautiful cushion on which to rest when not in use… I am looking forward to my complimentary pair from Maison Louboutin.

DAVID



polidori plus…
ANOTHER VIEW FROM ROBERT POLIDORI

ANOTHER VIEW FROM ROBERT POLIDORI... A STAIRWELL TO NOWHERE?



HAT OF THE DAY… SMALL, WHITE and PERKY
annapiaggi

COURTESY OF THE WONDERFUL ANNA PIAGGI



PAIR OF CHAIRS OF THE DAY…
PERFECTLY DIVINE IN MY LOBBY...

PERFECTLY DIVINE IN MY LOBBY...

I love mixing old with new and couldn’t resist including something on this pair of fantastic Venetian ‘Grotto’ chairs available from smart New York based dealers Newel. They are $37,500 USD, which personally I think is rather reasonable. Enjoy!

DAVID



DID EVERYONE HAVE A GLORIOUS WEEKEND?
May 5, 2009, 12:21 pm
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I LOVE TO DANCE AT SUNSET

I LOVE TO DANCE AT SUNSET



HAT OF THE DAY… BIG, BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL
May 5, 2009, 12:05 pm
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LOVING THIS LOOK....

LOVING THIS LOOK....



big hat of the day
AUDREY HEPBURN IN MY FAIR LADY

AUDREY HEPBURN IN MY FAIR LADY



hat of the day
STILL MUSING ON MARIE ANTOINETTE...

STILL MUSING ON MARIE ANTOINETTE...



how much would you spend on a pair of shoes?
ARE YOU LOVING THESE AS MUCH AS ME?

ARE YOU LOVING THESE AS MUCH AS ME?

FIT FOR A QUEEN
I was going to write something about the Marie Antoinette Boudoir here at 40 WiNKS when I came across this deliciously decadent story about shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s limited edition collection of Marie Antoinette-inspired shoes… They are a collaboration with embroiderer extraordinaire, Jean-Francois Lesage, and are selling for just under £4,000 a pair! I think they would look rather nice here at 40 WiNKS, and if any of our more affluent readers would care to donate a pair, I promise they will be treated with all the pomp they deserve.

We would love to hear from anyone who can find us some more expensive shoes to review….

DAVID

THREE DIVINE COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM

THREE DIVINE COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM



swine flu protection… alacarterstyle!!
May 3, 2009, 6:51 pm
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THE FISH BOWL BY EUGENIO RECUENCO

THE FISH BOWL BY EUGENIO RECUENCO



me in hat…
May 3, 2009, 6:05 pm
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Me in my Boudoir, thinking!

Me in my Boudoir, thinking!



do you love hats??

ISABELLA BLOW WITH A WONDERFUL POMPOM CREATION

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I love hats!!! I have been collecting them for years, but it is often a rather solitary passion as there are so few opportunities to wear them in public. With the Stephen Jones show on at the V&A and wedding season about to start, perhaps I can persuade more of you to start exporing the infinite pleasures wearing a good hat offers. We are considering holding a few hat parties here at 40 WiNKS in the near future. I am attaching a couple of pictures of the glorious Isabella Blow, who certainly knew a thing or two about the subject, and also a stunning portrait by Irving Penn, which you can find at the upcoming sale at Phillips de Pury. I think hats are cool and sexy! If you think so too, get in touch….

DAVID

Girl in a Palace by Irving Penn

Girl in a Palace by Irving Penn



MORE PARTYING AT PHILLIPS DE PURY…
IRVING PENN

IRVING PENN

I have just received an invitation through for another fantastic party at Phillips de Pury… they have an auction of Photographs coming up on the 16th of May here in London. Viewing starts on Saturday the 9th with a Reception from 5.00 to 8.00 PM. We can’t guarantee that Marc Newson will be there (sorry, Kelli!), but there will be work from some of my favourite photographers, including the likes of Paulo Roversi, Nick Knight, Robert Polidori and one by the lovely Mark Seliger of Heidi Klum as Jayne Mansfield (I mention this because I was actually photographed by Mark a year or so ago as Andy Warhol…!!). If you love photography as much as I do, make sure you get down there or check out their online catalogue for more information.

DAVID

NICK KNIGHT

NICK KNIGHT

ROBERT POLIDORI

ROBERT POLIDORI