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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



Jazz In The Park. by Samantha
August 9, 2009, 10:33 pm
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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



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



Permanent Vacation. by Samantha

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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



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



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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my paper made men by David
April 24, 2009, 7:29 pm
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AMY IS THE COOL ONE IN THE MIDDLE...

AMY IS THE COOL ONE IN THE MIDDLE...

MORE PAPER…
‘My Paper Made Men’ is the stunning new album from my lovely friend, Amy Studt. I met Amy last year on a shoot here at 40 WiNKS, and am a huge fan of her music, which is passionate, haunting and beautiful – just like Amy herself! Go buy…

DAVID

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VERONIKA ILINSKAYA PLAYS LONDON.. by David

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BOOK NOW!!
Book your chance to see the rather fabulous young Russian pianist Veronika Ilinskaya perform this Thursday the 16th of April at 22 Mansfield Street, London W1 by emailing Elisabeth or Bob Boas at boas22m@btinternet.com, or by phoning 020 7436 0344. They organise regular musical soirees at their magnicicent London townhouse, and tickets start at just £10.

DAVID



MICHAEL NYMAN AT THE BARBICAN by David

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The delightful Daphnee Hor from Pernod Ricard UK very kindly invited me along to see Michael Nyman and Motion Trio perform on the final night of the KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival at the Barbican Centre… it took place last night, and was TOTALLY AMAZING!! I have been a huge fan of Michael Nyman’s work for years, and want to say a big thank you to both Daphnee and all the lovely people I met from the Polish Cultural Institute. A great night and a great introduction to Polish cinema… Go discover!!

DAVID



JUST A PERFECT DAY… by David

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THE INSPIRATIONAL WORLD OF MARIETA TZENOVA
Another source of visual nourishment is the site of Bulgarian stylist, art director and creative catalyst – Marita Tzenova. Her delightfully eccentric website is called Just A Perfect Day, and is a joyful record of her many and varied projects, encompassing fashion, portraiture, video and much more besides. There are some rather wonderful pictures of me hidden in there too, so let me know if you find them! I was shot for the cover of the very first issue of Perfect Day Magazine, which is why I have such a huge fan base in Bulgaria… It’s true, I promise!! Thanks, Marieta. I hope you also all love the fantastic music by Stefan Valdobrev as much as I do.

DAVID

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Drapers and 40 WiNKS… by David

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHOOT AT 40 WiNKS FOR FREE?
If you work in the fashion industry keeping up to date with what’s going on and checking out the latest trends has probably never been more important. Most of you probably already subscribe to Drapers, the weekly trade journal, but did you know that if you renew your subscription before the 5th of May you could be in with a chance of winning not just a two night stay at 40 WiNKS, but also the opportunity to use the house as a location for your very own fashion shoot?
40 WiNKS is one of the best-loved fashion and celebrity locations in London, attracting an endless stream of glossy magazines and top advertising clients. This really is a fantastic offer, so whether you are a young designer or an established major brand, make sure you check out Draper’s website today for full details on how you could win.

DAVID



BOOKA SHADE by Kelli
April 4, 2009, 4:56 pm
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Tonight I am heading to Matter in North Greenwich to see the German electrohouse duo, Booka Shade! I’m so excited my friends from Texas and Florida  will be joining me for what promises to be a great night of music and fun! Tomorrow I will let you know how it went and hopefully have a few pics with the muscians themselves:) bookashade_memento_2_1600



Hanging out with Robert Pattinson by Kelli
March 26, 2009, 4:04 pm
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Hunk or Skunk?

Hunk or Skunk?

The other day we had a photo shoot here at 40 WiNKS for cool, new magazine Fashion Music Style. Among the bands and musicians being shot was the Hollywood hunk, Robert Pattinson. I got to make “Bobby” a cup of tea and chat with him as the photographer and crew prepared for the shoot.
Yesterday The London Paper printed a story about Pattinson’s hygiene or lack there of stating that the actor was stinking up the set of ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’. This got me thinking, can a hunk still be sexy if he’s a bit smelly? Write me what you think and I will reply with details from my own personal encounter with the nostril offensive culprit in question.
xoxo Kelli