ALACARTER STYLE


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...



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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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



‘design’ at phillips de pury by David
MARC NEWSON'S ICONIC 'LOCKHEED LOUNGE'

MARC NEWSON'S ICONIC 'LOCKHEED LOUNGE'

The lovely people at Phillips de Pury are having an exclusive reception on Tuesday the 28th of April… a couple of days before their ‘Design’ sale here in London (on the 30th). Viewing starts today, so pop down and have a look. One of the star pieces in the sale is Marc Newson’s iconic ‘Lockheed Lounge’, with an estimate of £500,000- £700,000.

DAVID



SATURDAY@PHILLIPS by David
April 14, 2009, 8:17 pm
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GO BAGUETTE A BARGAIN AT PHILLIPS.....

GO BAGUETTE A BARGAIN AT PHILLIPS.....

Here in London my favourite auction house is Phillips de Pury. They operate out of an amazing old Post Office building, have some great shows and auctions, and know how to throw the sort of parties that always attract a super glamorous crowd…. an irresistible mix for someone like me! They are having one of their regular SATURDAY@PHILLIPS sales on the 25th of April over in New York (viewing starts on the 21st), and, if you haven’t been to one before, I would certainly recommend a visit. Check out their website for more information.

DAVID