ALACARTER STYLE


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



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



Kink Ink. by Samantha
August 6, 2009, 11:12 pm
Filed under: art, interior design, music, Party, Press | Tags: , , , , , ,

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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



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



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



Fiesta. by Samantha
July 9, 2009, 3:58 pm
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Parties at 40WiNKS

The exclusive glamorous bi-weekly ASW parties at 40 WiNKS have become the event of the summer. The perfect way to meet fascinating beautiful people with a touch of style.

SAMANTHA



Luxuriously Cozy. by Samantha
July 3, 2009, 5:29 pm
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Pajamas for those luxurious cozy Bedtime Story Nights at 40 WiNKS, which can also be worn during the day! Dolce & Gabbana’s SS/09 pajama inspired collection has everyone hopping straight into bed after a long day.

SAMANTHA



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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DID EVERYONE HAVE A GLORIOUS WEEKEND? by David
May 5, 2009, 12:21 pm
Filed under: art, Culture, fashion, Party, Style | Tags: , , ,
I LOVE TO DANCE AT SUNSET

I LOVE TO DANCE AT SUNSET



do you love hats?? by David

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… by David
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



Me and Marc Newson last night at the Phillips de Pury party by Kelli

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CHAIR STRIPTEASE… by David
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OBJECTS OF DESIRE...

MORE CHAIRS ON ALACARTERSTYLE!
The multi-talented Pigalle Tavakkoli sent me this delightful picture at the weekend… snapped at a show she produced for the Chelsea Arts Club a couple of years ago as part of their annual fundraiser. The chairs were provided by Philippe Starck amongst others and then customised by artists such as Gavin Turk, Rolf Sachs and Sir Peter Blake. However, it does look as if the racy burlesque performance was attracting rather more attention than the chairs in this case, certainly from male members of the audience…. or am I mistaken??

DAVID



NEW FROM PEROU… by David
PEROU'S PICTURE OF DITA

PEROU'S PICTURE OF DITA

DITA VON TEESE AT 40 WINKS
The wonderful Perou has very kindly loaned 40 WiNKS one of his amazing pictures of Dita von Teese… it was delivered earlier today amid much excitement (although slightly overshadowed by the picture of Kelli sharing a glass of wine with Mr Marc Newson at the Phillips de Pury party last night!). 40 WiNKS is also going to having work from rock legend (and hugely talented photographer) Bryan Adams on show shortly as part of its ongoing programme of arts and cultural events. If you haven’t already booked a ticket for one of our Bedtime Story Nights, do so soon!! They are going to be very special…

DAVID



Last night at Phillips de Pury by Kelli

We had a great time last night at the Phillips de Pury party! I met the fabulous Marc Newson (previous posts on Marc) – pictures of me and marc coming soon 🙂 I also really enjoyed all the fabulous historic pieces up for auction on April 30th.  Here are some of my favorites:

And the star of the show – also the most expensive – Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge

‘Lockheed Lounge’ by Marc Newson 1988 for Pod, Australia £500,000-700,000

‘Lockheed Lounge’ by Marc Newson 1988 for Pod, Australia £500,000-700,000



NOT A CHAIR IN SIGHT…. by David
A DAY OUT WITH FRED @ GINGER

A DAY OUT WITH FRED & GINGER

PUTTING ON THE RITZ WITH FRED & GINGER
Purveyors of upmarket ‘intimate apparel’, Fred & Ginger, are coming to spend the night at 40 WiNKS on the 25th of June!! Not only will you get the chance to buy from their fantastic Spring/Summer Collection, but you will also get to meet Fred & Ginger’s designer, the lovely Victoria Holt and be given an exclusive preview of their new Autumn/Winter Collection. Further details of this and other exciting events at 40 WiNKS will be announced shortly.

DAVID



Bedtime Story Nights at 40WiNKS in association with those frightfully nice people at Spokenink by David

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“Yes!! Bedtime Story Nights – what a simply splendid idea!!” Carter was experiencing an explosion of emotions he hadn’t felt since that time he got to sit on Matron’s lap during the great measles epidemic back when he was still in his 2nd year at Worstwick Park. Nestling his head against her warm and ample bosom, he had followed the adventures of Tim, Ella and Gertrude and their battles against the evil Minipotions. A cracking yarn which all started when… Sorry, I digress. Bedtime Story Nights are starting at 40 WiNKS, and will no doubt bring back many equally happy memories for you all.

When:
Wednesday 3 June – “Love and Longing”
Wednesday 17 June – “Stories to Make you Dream”
Wednesday 1 July – “Love and Longing”
Wednesday 15 July – “Stories to Make You Dream”

Times:
7:00 – 10:00 PM

Drinks and nibbles will be served on arrival and during the interval with the first story starting when the small hand reaches 8.

Dress code:
Strictly pyjamas, nightgowns, dressing gowns and other ‘appropriate’ nightwear. We would also suggest you bring a small cushion and a hanky (in case you are moved to tears). Please feel free to bring hot water bottles, blankets (particularly those with the satin edging along the top) Teddy Bears and anything else that makes you feel warm and safe (not matron or nanny unless you are paying for them too).

Price:
£20 per person per night (includes wine and nibbles).

Where:
40 WiNKS
109 Mile End Road
London E1
(click on the contact page at www.40winks.org for treasure maps and misleading directions)

Booking:
Email reservations@40winks.org to confirm your booking and arrange payment.

VERY IMPORTANT!!
Numbers at all 40 WiNKS events are strictly limited as we want them to feel special and intimate. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

David



DO YOU FEEL THAT NO ONE REALLY UNDERSTANDS YOU? by David
April 14, 2009, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Culture, Party | Tags: ,

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ECCENTRIC ESCAPADES
Perhaps you just need to get out and about a bit more… The aptly named Eccentrics Club organises lots of wonderfully odd events to keep you on your toes (if you still have any). They have even rather helpfully provided ‘an eccentricity test’ on their website so you can evaluate just how serious your condition is. You are not alone!!

David

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IS THIS MAN AN ECCENTRIC OR DOES HE JUST HAVE VERY BAD TASTE IN SHIRTS?



RITA NOWAK DOES ROCOCO IN VIENNA by David
April 14, 2009, 5:52 pm
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NEW ROCOCO
Here at alacarterstyle we always like get you invites to the very best parties and events… this week we are giving you the chance to attend the opening of Rita Nowak’s new show in Vienna. Rita is a dear friend of mine and a very talented artist, so pop down to Sotheby’s (the Vienna branch!!) this Thursday evening for the exclusive private view. Rita has asked me to say that you will only be admitted if you wear “light” colours… Why, I have no idea, but it’s her party. Enjoy!!

David

PARTY AT SOTHEBY'S THIS THURSDAY!!

PARTY AT SOTHEBY'S THIS THURSDAY!!



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