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Needing a tune or two to drum up the right kind of emotions this Mother’s Day 2015? Or just looking to reminisce over the hits penned about the mothers of the famous? Here are 15 songs to your Mother’s Day playlists.
Swide brings you your digital invitation to the Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2015-2016 Womenswear fashion show. Watch it live!
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn
Do you know The Birth of Venus, one of the most iconic paintings of the Italian Renaissance, by Florentine artist Sandro Botticelli, hides an ancient secret? In occasion of the 570th anniversary from Botticelli’s birth, let’s discover more.
In the year of his 570th anniversary, Swide takes you on a journey to discover a dark and little-known side of the genius behind Renaissance works filled with grace and harmony, such as the Birth of Venus: here are the most enigmatic masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli.
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For Mother's Day we wish to compile a short handbook of phrases with which anyone who has an Italian mum will undoubtedly be familiar - because you, as an Italian son, or your mother, as an Italian mum, will no doubt have come across at least once in their lifetime.
Best known as the Italian capital of fashion, Milan is getting ready to welcome EXPO 2015, the universal exposition focusing on food and nutrition for which more than 20 million visitors are expected in town. Here are 20 good reasons why you should go to Milan this year.
Let yourself be seduced by the call of Sicily and get ready to bring its colors and images always with you this season with this Dolce&Gabbana Sicilian cart mini bag from the SS15 collection.
The Mother Figure has long been a muse for artists worldwide from every culure and every walk of life. A constant in all cultures as the giver of life, mothers have been represented in many different ways in art. Swide selects 10 of our favourite.
Unpredictable, imaginative and romantic, Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and the one that contains the characteristics of all the earlier signs. What does one give to a Pisces woman? Here is our gift guide!
From primitive art to contemporary artists the depiction of breastfeeding has gone through many controversies, from being defined “inappropriate” to “disgusting”. Thinking that times for censorship are over? You are so wrong.
How did the heart symbol originate? And what is the meaning of its spiritual variant, the Sacred Heart? Let us tell you an age-old story that speaks of passion and spirituality, encapsulating the most human of impulses.
We've recently just lost one of the most iconic moms on television with the end of 'How I Met Your Mother', after 9 seasons, so it seems like a good time to choose the top 10 TV Moms.
Italy, as one of the biggest wine producing nations in the world has traditionally trailed others in the production of spirits. That looks set to change as grappa shrugs off its image as a rough, old person's spirit and gains a new popularity both at home and abroad.
We're not suggesting you want to piss off your Italian friends, but if you did, this is how you'd do it.
Our relationship with our mother defines who we are, so it's no wonder that as far back as Sophocles, writers and directors have tapped the mother figure for narrative substance. Here are the top 20 films about mothers.
Spring is almost here, and the music scene speeds up. More than usual: indeed: there are even more concerts to choose. Here’s our weekly guide to the gigs in town.
Wow, the Brits haven’t been this talked about in decades, thanks to a series of performance mishaps and, basically, that the American celebrities added that much needed bang that the show often misses. Anyway, apart from Madonna falling over, here's what else happened this week in music.
British 24 year old model and mother Jourdan Dunn is an unexpected domestic goddess in her Well Dunn cooking web series! And who said models don’t eat?
With the Milan Expo 2015 mere months away, the modern cityscape of Milan’s incredible Zona Porta Nuova welcomes a 5-acre field of grain, the brainchild of artist Agnes Denes bringing urban farming back into to the heart of the city, just as they did in the early 1900s.
From oil to skin care products, it’s time for the “sober cousin” of Marijuana to take over the world. Hemp is one of the fastest growing trends in the natural products industry, in 2015 will be on the top of all super foods lists. Read to learn more about the most nutritious seed in the world.
A melancholy fairy, a holy harlot, an unforgivable widow and an accursed diva: Swide has put together some of the most fascinating roles in Monica Bellucci's career.
One of the most loved Italian artists in the world: a mix of Italian tradition, nostalgia and jazz. Let’s go away with Paolo Conte, lawyer...
40 years after “Il Decameron” by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Boccaccio’s masterpiece is now interpreted by Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in their latest movie Maraviglioso Boccaccio. Let’s discover more.
Swide caught up with the models from the Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2015 fashion show backstage and asked them about how they prepare for fashion week. Which do you think is the most important tip?
Ed Skrein is the kind of guy that seems to make guys and girls go weak at the knees with as little as a look. But that’s not to say he’s just a good-looking guy. With a whole host of films in the pipeline, get to know the British actor a bit more with these 5 things.
While the loaded symbolism of the bull as the animalistic counterpart of man is well known, the reluctant journey the animal has undergone, from muse to god to victim is like that of a veritable Prometheus. Discover more through the bull’s depiction in art and myth.
People travel to Italy for the food alone, but sometimes its worth rolling up your sleeves and engage in hands-on activity to further appreciate whats behind the country’s celebrated cuisine. Swide has 10 Italian food and wine experiences that will simultaneously conjure up and satisfy your appetite
Breathe a live giving breath of fresh checks into your summer wardrobe with this lady like yet playful Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2015 printed looks.
From Hollywood actresses Keira Knightley to Anna Kendrick, passing by supermodel Kendall Jenner, these are only some of the celebrities who have gone crazy for polka dots. And how to blame them since polka dots are one of the strongest motifs of the season?
With the Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2015 collection being heavily influenced by the Spanish domination of Sicily, the tile decorating tradition of majolica is transposed onto sleek tailored suits and tops.
His nickname Dente (which is the Italian for “tooth”) was given to him by his uncle when he was 13...get to know this young Italian singer-songwriter who loves puns, Lucio Battisti and Jim Jarmush.
As one of the most sought after top models in the business, 31-year-old-Dutch model Lara Stone shows no sign of slowing down and this March 2015 she is the protagonist of two very different, but equally enticing shoots where she interprets two sides of femininity.
Florence's Uffizi gallery welcome's back the iconic statue Hercules and the Centaur Nessus to its rightful place in the first corridor after a comprehensive restoration.
From The Devil wears Prada to Blow Up, Swide has selected 10 of the best fashion movies of all time that you must watch at least once in your lifetime if you want to be considered a real fashionista.
Here are the 5 of the top exhibitions in Italy, opening this March 2015, which you can’t miss. From Bronze sculptures from the ancient world’s Hellenistic Era to Matisse and Morandi, here’s what’s on.
With summer edging ever closer, its time to set your sights on a must have trend for the season. Retire your minis and make sure to step out in a up to the minute printed maxi skirt.
Black and strong or sweet with milk/cream? Coffee is one of the great pleasures we can enjoy every day. And there are many songs talking about it...
55-year-old Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, is one of the most appreciated Hollywood actors also thanks to his outstanding interpretation of Frank Underwood in the hotly acclaimed Netflix TV series House of Cards for which he recently won a Golden Globe. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about him!
Jonathan Bazzi contemplates Monica Bellucci’s beauty, beyond the visual and sensual physical attributes, but as a transcending beauty, that affects everything she does, life giving-force behind her portrayals of a wide range of women in her cinematographic career.
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MUST HAVE SS15: Sicilian Cart Leather Mini Bag
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