ALACARTER STYLE


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



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



Jazz In The Park. by Samantha
August 9, 2009, 10:33 pm
Filed under: Culture, music | Tags: , , , , , ,

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Every Sunday afternoon of August, Regents Park hosts a live jazz band in the middle of its picturesque flora and fauna. Don’t forget your picnic basket and throw for an afternoon of pure serenity and music.

SAMANTHA



Menu Fixe. by Samantha

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Haute Couture meets Haute Cuisine at 40 WiNKS for the launch of the pop-up restaurant, ‘Menu Fixe’ on Saturday 26th of September 2009. With a series of themed dinners on the last Saturday of every month, the first dinner will be Haute Couture/Haute Cuisine conjointly with the end to London Fashion Week. It will be an alluring night of high fashion and food fit for a king. There are a restricted number of guests for each dinner, 12 to be precise, so reservations are highly suggested. For reservations email reservations@40winks.org or look on the 40 WiNKS website for more information about this super chic night!

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



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
Filed under: art, Culture | Tags: , , , , ,

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
Filed under: art, Culture, music, Press, Style | Tags: , , ,

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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



spot the carter…. by David
May 22, 2009, 10:13 am
Filed under: art, Culture, Gossip | Tags: , , , ,
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...



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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kasabian at 40 winks… by David

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4O WiNKS continues to attract a stellar crowd… last week we had the lovely lads from Kasabian shooting a wonderful Alice in Wonderland cover here for NME (due out next week). The boys from Leicester were a total delight, and have a new album coming out on the 8th of June called West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, so make sure you bag a copy!!

DAVID

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

kooky divine...



david’s chair of the day…!! by David
The Chair With The Silver Model..

The Chair With The Silver Model..



hat of the day… by David
It's been a windy day, but I don't care...

It's been a windy day, but I don't care...



David’s chair of the day by David
Heavy metal from Tom Dixon...

Heavy metal from Tom Dixon...



hat of the day… doggy style by David
Why indeed....

Why indeed....



more polidori magic…. by David
Perfect in its simplicity....

Perfect in its simplicity....



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

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