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Bye summer shirts and khaki pants and hello fur lined sweatshirts and double-breasted blazers! Yes, Winter is coming and we can’t wait!
Long, short or bob: what haircut will you sport after the summer? Your hair will surely need a makeover after all the salt, sun, UV rays and stress it had during holiday. So let be inspired by our selection of trendy haircuts for Fall Winter 2014-2015.
Fashion is a MUSE, you must seduce her
Discover what typical dishes to order in each of Italy’s regions. Take a gustative journey around Italy’s regional food and see how different the everyday garb is from region to region. It’s not only as simple as fish in the south and meat in the north.
Swide caught up with Nastya Sten backstage at the Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2014-15 fashion show in Milan. Find out more about the icy Russian’s interests and habits.
The Good Lie
The Maze Runner
Marco D’Amore, protégé of Toni Servillo, cold blooded killer in the hit Italian series “Gomorra”, a young man with acting in his blood, who is destined for greatness. Find out more about the man behind Ciro L’immortale.
Proud, brave, charismatic: what to give a Leo woman as a gift? Swide has 10 perfect ideas for you for the strongest sign of the horoscope.
Here’s a look at the films being released during the first half of Fall 2014 – September and October - that you can’t afford to miss. From tense thrillers through to shameful comedies, saying goodbye to Summer won’t be so hard after all.
Swide retraces Enrico Costantini’s steps on his incredible Asian adventure through a series of photographic reportages. Costantini’s signature outlook and the wonders of the countries he visite give life to Asia in the Sky.
The Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2014-2015 menswear collection is informed by all things medieval. From the sumptuous furs, the crowns and effigies of the Norman Kings of medieval Sicily, the collection oozes extravagance and luxury. Swide condenses each inspiration in exclusive videos.
Like to keep up to date with the movies that get released during the Summer period? Well, Swide have the films that are making waves for each month of Summer 2014; This week, I look at August.
Today is Ferragosto the height of the Italian summer. To celebrate we've picked 15 things that make an Italian summer. Enjoy.
Summertime is in full swing and it’s time you start putting your summer sun playlists together and making a soundtrack to score the good times ahead. Need some ideas? Well, I’m going to be sharing my favourite feel good tracks from each decade. This week the 1990s.
With cherries being the epitome of summer Swide has a great cherry based sweet recipe for you to prepare. Its quick, and delicious, perfect for a tea party or for a hearty breakfast: Pound cake with cherry jam filling.
Today, the 16th of August is the 2000th anniversary of the death of Augustus Caesar, the first and greatest ruler of Rome. His legacy lasted for 1500 years and is still seen today. Here are 10 facts about the emperor Augustus Caesar.
Summer is at its close, and with Fall, its time to start thinking about the new school year. Kids grow so quickly, so a new wardrobe every season is as much a necessity as a thrill. Swide has some super cute Fall looks to inspire your children’s outfits for next season.
As an expat, when you live in Italy, no matter how much you fight it, no matter how you cling to your cultural identity, you become a little bit Italian. Here are some signs you've been living in Italy too long.
Here are the artists that have been getting music critics and lovers all hot under the collar during the last year or so, and who are worth your time during the rest of 2014. Including the much talked about FKA Twigs, here are the music acts that you should be listening to.
From Milan to New York and from London to Paris, here are the exhibitions you can’t afford to miss in September. There’s Horst, Marc Chagall, Duchamp and more.
Go to any Italian town or village and you'll see benches in piazzas and on streets occupied by retired Italian gentlemen. To the foreign tourist maybe they look idle or lazy, but these guys have life worked out, there's much we can learn from them.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be two different people? Well, now you can with this novel Dolce&Gabbana mix&match dress, well almost.
It’s time to reflect on the albums that have been big news in 2014 so far, including the biggest sellers and those that have won the critics and myself over. From Beyonce to Damon Albarn, here are the best albums of 2014 so far.
One of the biggest idiosyncrasies of Italy is that in August the whole country shuts down for the summer holidays. The cities empty out, with everyone who can escaping to the beach to enjoy some well deserved r’n’r. This means that gyms tend to have restricted hours and often courses are suspended. And that’s exactly...
You take care of your skin during sun exposure, but what about hair? They can suffer and result very damaged after long exposure. So here are 10 heroes-products that will protect and repair your hair during and after summertime.
Overwhelmed by the excitement of the next month or so: holiday, fashion week, and the arrival of the Fall Winter 2014-15 collection in store, our Editor Valentina Zannoni gushes about her shopping intentions come Fall.
Summertime is in full swing and it’s time you start putting your summer sun playlists together and making a soundtrack to score the good times ahead. Need some ideas? Well, I’m going to be sharing my favourite feel good tracks from each decade. This week the 1980s.
From the "Like a Virgin" video shot in Venice, to the world premiere of "Frozen" in Sanremo: the best moments of the love story that began with "Italians do it better" and tie Madonna to this beautiful country.
While we are anxiously awaiting the 13th studio album, we have taken the time to help a friend of Swide, Nadir Catalano – a hardcore Madonna fan – rank the 12 existing albums published these past 30 years in order from worst to best. Do you agree with us?
To celebrate Madonna’s 56th birthday and her upcoming new album we’ve asked three of her (crazy) fans to compile the definitive list of reasons to still love the undisputed Queen of Pop.
It is simply a universal truth that the right accessory can make, or break an outfit. With our attention firmly turned towards the Fall season, here are some accessories to take your favourite outfits from “so last season” to right on trend.
With fall on the horizon lets turn our attention to classic footwear, perfect for all seasons.
Summertime is in full swing and it’s time you start putting your summer sun playlists together and making a soundtrack to score the good times ahead. Need some ideas? Well, I’m going to be sharing my favourite feel good tracks from each decade. This week the 1970s.
This is the right season to jar vegetables and everything you’d like to, but how to do it properly? It is a quite difficult process but La Cucina Italiana makes it easier thanks to the right tips like how to pick the containers and how to make sure they are vacuumed.
Summer is almost over, or at least, our summer shopping is over, and its time to start looking towards Fall and attacking new season shopping with the precision of a finely honed military operation, or at least, that's how I do it. Swide tells you what’s in and what’s out for Fall Winter 2014-15.
Swide caught up with Oliver Cheshire backstage at the Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2014-15 fashion show in Milan. Find out more about the Brit’s ambitions and his thoughts on modelling.
Since 2012 Jamie Blackley’s face has appeared in both British and American film but it’s in 2014 that he is finely taking the lead and breaking into bigger things, namely the upcoming ‘If I Stay’ with Chloe Moretz. With the Brit on the cusp of big things, here are the tings you need to know.
Old school dancing, set dancing, ballroom and tango and more are how the older generations pass their summer evenings all over Italy. It's an ancient tradition that will live on as the younger generations have rekindled an interest in the pass time.
Italy, along with Spain and Latin America is one of the countries that still maintains its culture of recreational dancing. Swide describes the history of dance in Italy as well as some of the most popular folk dances.
Heraldry is more than a crest, heraldry is its own language with syntax, etymology and a much documented ancient history. Heraldic crests, which became typical of the Medieval Era have been emblazoned in the Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2014-15 collection.
Marking 50-years since the death of iconic James Bond author Ian Fleming, Swide has compiled their top 10 Bond Themes from the films that have thrilled cinema goers since the 1960s.
Whose motto was ‘Restore all things in Christ’
From shirtless hearthrob to Oscar winner: here is a look at Matthew McConaughey’s transformation in pictures http://bit.ly/1g9HMAX
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