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
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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



Fiesta. by Samantha
July 9, 2009, 3:58 pm
Filed under: fashion, Party, Press | Tags: , , , ,

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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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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how much would you spend on a pair of shoes? by David
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



me in hat… by David
May 3, 2009, 6:05 pm
Filed under: art, Culture, fashion, Gossip, Style | Tags: , , ,
Me in my Boudoir, thinking!

Me in my Boudoir, thinking!



searching for miss write… by David
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Working at Alacarterstyle isn't just about glamorous parties...

The growing popularity of Alacarterstyle means that we are now looking for someone to help out with the day-to-day running of the site, and to also assist with some of the glamorous and quirky events we have coming up at 40 WiNKS over the next few months! If you think you know someone who might be interested, do let us know…

DAVID



BOUDOIR D’HUITRES by David
April 29, 2009, 10:26 pm
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S/S 09 COLLECTION

S/S 09 COLLECTION

New York based fashion designer Mimi Plange’s clothes exude chic sophistication and understated luxury, but visit her extraordinary website and you will discover a theatrical roomscape that makes even 40 Winks look dull and dreary!! Boudoir D’Huites – I love it. Sadly, Mimi’s clothes are not currently stocked in the UK, but you should be able to order them online shortly.

DAVID

S/S 09 COLLECTION

S/S 09 COLLECTION



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



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

A DAY OUT WITH FRED & GINGER

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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



MORE EUGENIO genius by David
WE GET ALL TYPES COMING TO STAY AT 40 WINKS...

WE GET ALL TYPES COMING TO STAY AT 40 WINKS...



my paper made men by David
April 24, 2009, 7:29 pm
Filed under: Culture, music | Tags: , , , , ,
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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BATHTIME AT 40 WINKS (COURTESY OF THE INGENIOUS EUGENIO recuenco) by David
April 24, 2009, 3:18 pm
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THE DREAM

THE DREAM

THE REALITY

THE REALITY

WHICH DO YOU PREFER?