ALACARTER STYLE


Alexander McQueen. by Samantha
October 13, 2009, 11:41 pm
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Mind blowing! Alexander McQueen SS/10 Fashion Show in Paris is absolutely breath taking! Bravo!

Samantha



Coffee Table Book. by Samantha
October 13, 2009, 11:20 pm
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BAG book

Looking for a new book to go on your coffee table? Well look no further the new BAG book consists of beautiful bag, high fashion and great photography.

SAMANTHA



Juergen Teller. by Samantha

Juergen Teller

I got the chance to meet Juergen Teller at Cafe de Flore during Paris fashion week…an interesting man he is. He is normally seen wearing trainers, running shorts and a blazer but his photography for the Fall/Winter 09/10 Self Service magazine is alluring with his use of colour and contrast. One of the shoots takes place in a castle in Germany with 500 rooms, but they could only manage to take photos in 100 of them. Make sure you check the magazine out!

SAMANTHA



Creative Nation. by Samantha
September 24, 2009, 11:25 pm
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Creative nation are a group of talented professionals who provide creative production consultancy. Their latest project was with a new London based clothing label called e.g. fashion. It is a mixture of a music promo and catwalk fashion! Check it out!

SAMANTHA



London Fashion Week Pop-Up Showroom. by Samantha

40 Winks is ecstatic to announce the selected fashion designers for its event during London Fashion Week. The first ever Pop-Up Showroom at 40 Winks will provide a chic venue for up and coming fashion designers to help promote their work to a wider audience. If you work in the fashion industry and would like to attend, please drop a line at info@40winks.org or phone at 020 7790 0259. Take a peek at the beautiful works by the talented fashion designers.

Atelier Annick

Atelier Annick


Alexandra Kaegler

Alexandra Kaegler


Katherine Wardropper

Katherine Wardropper


Lisa Gibson

Lisa Gibson


Ruti Danan

Ruti Danan


Timothy Foxx

Timothy Foxx

SAMANTHA



Finland The New Hot Spot. by Samantha
August 18, 2009, 10:53 pm
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Finsk

Finland is the new ‘it’ place for breeding talented designers and trendy fashion. Finnish designer, Julia Lundsten who launched her brand FINSK in 2004, uses nature as her muse. With fish skin and wooden architectural pieces as heels, FINSK shoes are oh so naturally pretty.

SAMANTHA



Kink Ink. by Samantha
August 6, 2009, 11:12 pm
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Kink Ink and 40 WiNKS have collaborated to bring a seductive evening of art. Attendees will be handed a pen and paper and taken back to an 18th century aristocratic ambiance to sketch tantalizing temptresses. This new entertaining concept of life drawing class is mixed with theatre and set to a soundtrack by the composer, Daniel Pemberton. The first class will take place on Wednesday 2nd of September and the second, Wednesday the 14th of October 2009. For further information contact 40 WiNKS and be sure to reserve your spot for this provocative life drawing experience.

SAMANTHA



London Fashion Week Pop-Up Showroom. by Samantha

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London Fashion Week will be arriving in no time and a fantastic opportunity has come up for fashion designers. 40 WiNKS the worlds smallest, most beautiful boutique hotel provides a chic, luxurious backdrop for designers to present their collections to buyers and the press. With just five spots available, designers are urged to contact 40 WiNKS to be considered for a spot. For more information please contact 40 WiNKS. I can’t wait to see the new talent!

SAMANTHA



A SUPER COOL REVIEW FOR OUR WONDERFULLY ECCENTRIC BEDTIME STORY NIGHTS… by David

Check out the Wall Street Journal today….

There’s an amazing review of our fantastic Bedtime Story Nights (and a rather flattering portrait of me too!!).

David



Zoo Magazine. by Samantha

40 WiNKS

In the 2009 issue of Zoo Magazine, Diane Pernet writes a piece on 40 WiNKS and all its glamour, couture interior designing, and the face behind the world’s smallest boutique Hotel… the intriguing Mr. David Carter!

SAMANTHA



German Vogue. by Samantha

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In their August 2009 issue, German Vogue has described 40 WiNKS as, ‘ the most beautiful small hotel in the world’ and I concur! Make sure you book your glamorously sexy getaway soon!

SAMANTHA



Permanent Vacation. by Samantha

Permanent Vacation

A creative group of Western Coast Swedes has come together to form a fashion brand called Permanent Vacation. These beautiful Swedes also dabble in photography, play records, special design work clothes, collaborations, writing and styling for music videos. The clothing line is inspired by the ‘classic gentleman’s’ way of dressing; dapper, shapely, comfortable and useful, garments aimed to love, wear out and repair! Puss Puss!

SAMANTHA



Who’s going to the Rankin Live & Retrospective Exhibition? by Samantha
July 30, 2009, 2:13 pm
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Rankin Live

Rankin‘s latest project to help raise money for Oxfam, consists of a collection of 1,000 portraits of people in today’s society who represent true Britishness. The exhibition starts tomorrow, July 31st and will end the 18th of September at the Old Truman Brewery. Hope to see you there!

SAMANTHA



Historic Lingerie. by Samantha

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The lingerie exhibit at the Fashion and Textile Museum that began June 12th, is this summer’s hottest art scene! Going on until the 27th of September, the exhibit observes everything from the first bra by Christian Dior to contemporary designs from La Perla and Stella McCartney. On the 24th of July, try to make it to the Undercover event for a night of music, poetry, catwalk and burlesque.

SAMANTHA



The New Wave. by Samantha
July 9, 2009, 3:17 pm
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Nouvelle Vague’s new album has been released in Europe and will be released in Japan and USA in September. I am already shakin’ and whirlin’ my hair to their bossa novavic version of Master and Servant by Depeche Mode.

SAMANTHA



La essenza Inglese. by Samantha
July 9, 2009, 2:08 pm
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Vogue Italia Junio 09

The June issue of Italian Vogue is OH SO military elegant and has me mesmerized! With old English military attire, the spread photographed by Tim Walker sends chills down my spine with his eerie and sexually constrained shoot. Questa foto e’ un amore!

SAMANTHA



spot the carter…. by David
May 22, 2009, 10:13 am
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David and Aliona naughtily integrate themselves in to a picture by Mark Seliger...

David and Aliona naughtily integrate themselves in to a picture by Mark Seliger...



CUSHION COUTURE… by David

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Susann Eschenfelder creates the most divinely decadent cushions you could ever possibly imagine… Each one is a work of art, hand embroidered in antique silver thread or embellished with all manner of precious materials. Based in Hamburg, Susann produces her bespoke cushions for an appreciative clientele who come to her from across the globe for the ultimate in couture cushions. For her emboidered pieces, prices start at around £1500. She is represented in the UK by Saffron Interior Arts, or contact her direct via her website www.salon-prive.de.

DAVID



bedtime story nights…. all the latest details!!! by David

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Would you like to take a magical trip back in time and rediscover the wonder and beauty of childhood innocence?

London’s sexiest boutique hotel, 40 WiNKS, is launching a programme of Strange and Wonderful events this June, starting with a series of amazing Bedtime Story Nights!!

In an atmosphere of dreamy decadence, guests will be plied with drinks and nibbles before being transported to a place far far away with “Stories To Make You Dream” (3rd and 17th June) and “Tales of Love and Longing” (22nd and 29th July). A dresscode of pyjamas, nighties and dressing gowns will be rigorously enforced, and we are suggesting guests bring along a small cushion, a teddy bear and anything else that makes them feel warm and cosy. Nanny and Matron may be brought too (but you will have to pay for them as well…). Complimentary hankies will be provided should guests be moved to tears.

40 WiNKS is developing these fabulous nights in collaboration with Spoken Ink, the online audio website which is breathing fresh life into the short stories of world class authors with readings by actors such as Helena Bonham-Carter and Julie Christie. Their downloadable short stories will be available from July.

Each event will include two short stories read by professional actors with musical accompaniment, and will feature authors such as Angela Carter and Ian McEwen.

The events will start at 7.00pm and finish at 10.30. Tickets are just £20, including drinks and delicious nibbles.

Booking:
Email: reservations@40winks.org
Phone: +44 (0)20 7790 0259

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hat of the day… slightly kooky by David
kooky divine...

kooky divine...