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



Super Model Haven. by Samantha
August 18, 2009, 11:29 pm
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The 13th anniversary edition of Korean Vogue August ’09, features Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, each on different covers. Super!

SAMANTHA



Finland The New Hot Spot. by Samantha
August 18, 2009, 10:53 pm
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Finsk

Finland is the new ‘it’ place for breeding talented designers and trendy fashion. Finnish designer, Julia Lundsten who launched her brand FINSK in 2004, uses nature as her muse. With fish skin and wooden architectural pieces as heels, FINSK shoes are oh so naturally pretty.

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



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



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



Lungta de Fancy. by Samantha
July 30, 2009, 5:27 pm
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Lungta de Fancy

The newest addition to the lush shops on Westbourne Grove, Lungta de Fancy depicts the essence of olde Victorian England and simplicity. This Japanese fashion brand defines itself as luxuriously feminine and timeless. Go and have a wander!

SAMANTHA



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
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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



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



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



La essenza Inglese. by Samantha
July 9, 2009, 2:08 pm
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Vogue Italia Junio 09

The June issue of Italian Vogue is OH SO military elegant and has me mesmerized! With old English military attire, the spread photographed by Tim Walker sends chills down my spine with his eerie and sexually constrained shoot. Questa foto e’ un amore!

SAMANTHA



Egyptian Method. by Samantha
July 9, 2009, 1:04 pm
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This summer’s Egyptian amulets are making me walk like an Egyptian!

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