No.335 in a limited series, if talk of reality T.V is boring you, opt for a cultural friend and the season's latest exhibition. The setting will enhance your new winter wardrobe even if your mind is prone to wandering.
It says a lot about contemporary culture when the flames of defiance are being fanned by a model. We reveal more about Karen Elson and her glorious band of cheeky confrontationalists known as Citizens Band at their recent NYC performance.
Whether it's a yacht in Cannes or a dinner in Milan with Madonna, there aren't many with a speed dial like designer Stefano Gabbana's. Get the low-down on his life in real-time by following him on Twitter.
One of our favorite photographers is celebrating his birthday today and so we decided to find out what an uber fashion snapper's dream gift is and how he plans to spend his birthday.
It's not often The Enquirer is a source of inspiration unless of course breakdowns are your thing. After reading Oprah is suffering from post-election fatigue however it did get us thinking about other new phrases.
Quite literally music to our ears, twitter reveals Kylie is back in the studio recording a new album - we discover who is in the studio with her, aside of course from Halloween pumpkins.
No.333 in a limited series - if you want to indulge in an evening of culture, don't let anything stop you. Least of all the office and tomorrow's meeting preparations.
From Dick Cheney to earwax - Swide caught up with designers Dolce & Gabbana, models Jesus Luz, David Gandy, Noah Mills and Tyson Ballou to discover what makes them really shake in their (designer) boots.
It's interesting to note the fate of society by checking out the Halloween costumes on offer. According to Life.com this year's popular costumes range from Miley to Madoff - something tells us this hasn't been a particularly inspired year.
Mariah why do we love you so? For providing the world with fantastic quotes about rose-petals perhaps? Being able to shut down Rio or simply proving that getting your own way (all the time) is possible.
Continuing our look at the trashiest trends to head our way in the run-up to Halloween, here we are with meggings - that's right men's leggings. With news reaching us that Prada may be designing mini-skirts for men, ladies and gentlemen, what is going on?
In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan lies a shocking secret that a few desperate men will stop at nothing to keep hidden from the world. The Cove is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery that adds up to an urgent plea for hope.
You know you've made it when designers Dolce & Gabbana design your entire wardrobe for your forthcoming tour (and by this we mean cargo pants, jeans shirts...) and Bruce Weber shoots your new album cover. Jealous, us?
Making us feel like pop-culture relics, Mattel’s new dolls collection is a little disturbing. Take a peek at the unrecognizable faces of Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper and Debbie Harry.
As we all know those who work in the fashion business tend to fashion obsessed but what you may not be aware of if how these seasonal obsessions go way beyond shoes.
Swide caught up with the supermodel to discover which numbers she really wants and how Mario Testino convinced her to get naked (really).
Spotted on Nigo's website (he of uber cool Bathing Ape fame) is this mesmerizing video by Japanese director Sou Ootsuki to accompany hip-hop track Luv by Nujabes featuring Shing02. Watch and learn video directors.
Much as we can't wait to dance to Thriller this Saturday if you're after an alternative hip suggestion for your Halloween party . Fake Blood has to be it.
This year's hottest Halloween costume may come in the form of six-year-old Falcon Heene, whose fake disappearance in a makeshift hot-air balloon has landed his allegedly fame-seeking parents in court.
No.331 in a limited series. In the office he was known for his lightening ability to handle any situation. In his mind, there was no reason why this approach shouldn't work in private too.
Madonna is of course known for her ever-changing looks so when Swide noticed her outfits of her late were verging on the elegant, refined and dare we say it even regal side - we knew something was afoot. Could the rumours that she's about to direct a film about Wallis Simpson be true?
Amy Winehouse was up to her usual tricks at last night's Q Awards, held in London and which honor the best of the music business. Swide was intrigued though who was in conversation with Glastonbury's Michael Eavis.
Although we like to consider ourselves arbiter's of the hip and trendy(ish), pre-Halloween we intend to indulge in a feast of trashy trends such as - the world's first cougar school. Really.
In-flight tweeting has hit the world as travel editors gave BA’s debut business class service from London to New York a real-time travel review. Lufthansa has also launched My SkyStatus, automatically updating your status whilst flying.
Albania's concrete mushroom are WWII bunkers that dot the country's landscape, from the oceans, to the mountains, to the cemeteries. Now, a group wants to reclaim the bunkers and transform them into Eco-friendly hotels. Obviously.
D&G 's spring 2010 denim has left the ranch and is ready for its downtown experience. If you ride a pair of these distressed jeans, you won't be left a lonesome cowboy.
No.329 in a limited series - how to get an upgrade. It's rumored that in order to get a first-class upgrade when flying, the trick is when checking in to place a chic bag on the check-in counter. These looks have got it covered.
How to get more people on two wheels? Mmm, let us think…how about free parking spaces for motorcycles and scooters as well as easier access to 125cc licenses?
Most of us know Madonna as the fashion chameleon, the first to adopt underground trends and unafraid to venture into pastures new. When it comes to restaurants and handbags, however Madonna proves she has her favorites.
Current F1 world champion, Jenson Button who earned his first title last weekend in Brazil is yet to sign his new contract with the F1 team Brawn GP. Has he been too busy modeling with girlfriend Jessica Michibata we wonder?
Could Cities of Love be the new definition of truly global film? The second part of this series produced by Emmanuel Benbihy and Marina Grasic, follows Paris J'Aime and will be followed by films set in Shanghai, Mumbai in 2011 and Jerusalem.
Does stunning Penelope ever have an off-day? Vanity Fair interviews the sultry Spanish actress.
With over 170 million combined album, singles and videos sold worldwide during her career with Arista Records, Whitney Houston has been taking to the worldwide X factor stage to show the kids how it’s done.
No.326 in a limited series - seeing red is when you have nowhere to go this evening. Dressing in red is however is strictly for when you have a full diary.
We're always fans of those that diversify but usually those that turn to the blogasphere are writers turned photographers. How exciting then to discover a surfer riding the internet waves. Ahem...
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery – (obviously uttered by someone never stood next to someone in the same outfit at a party.) New blog, The Fake Sartorialist, could be proof Scott Schuman, and his (real) blog, The Sartorialist has reached worldwide infiltration.
Random (or morbid) as it sounds, here at Swide we have actually thought about dying and the problem of taking the secret of our online passwords to our grave. Find out more.
Going beyond the usual purpose of a watch – i.e. for indicating when you’re running late, Greek designer Alexandros Stasinopoulos has turned a watch’s usual design literally inside out with this latest concept watch Ora.
Economists Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner are back with a freakquel to their best-selling book, Freakonomics which sold 4 million copies worldwide and was translated into thirty-five languages.
The least conventional of New York’s hotels, the Chelsea is certainly not famous for its room service or in-house spa. Abel Ferrara’s forthcoming documentary Chelsea on the Rocks examines the Manhattan landmark and artist hangout on West 23rd Street.
Madonna is known for her canny ability to tap into underground trends and take them mainstream. Swide takes a look at how her latest album cover by street artist Mr.Brainwash is capturing the voice of the street.
Fashion is a fast-moving business and when the likes of Madonna, Eva Mendes, Victoria Beckham and Peaches Geldof are taking you around town - it's important you keep up. Dolce & Gabbana's iconic bag, Miss Sicily gets a new look for spring 2010.
No.325 in a limited series - if you've sacrificed precious time devoting yourself to culture, don't waste it. Ensure your outfit follows through.
The saying better the devil you know has never appeared so obvious as at last's night Elle’s Women in Hollywood tribute, an annual event that honored actresses such as Julie Andrews, Katie Holmes, Robin Wright Penn, Rene Zellweger and Emily Blunt.
Claudia Schiffer is up there in fashion institution land for being the flawless supermodel that never puts a foot wrong. Or so we thought. Swide interviewed the German supermodel and discovered there's a lot more to Claudia Schiffer than meets the eye.
In Swide's series Meet The Bloggers, we interview the leading lights of the blogasphere. Today's upcoming blogger is London based JaJa Hagreaves.
It was obvious the untimely death of superstar Michel Jackson would mean his disco legacy would witness a form of revival. DJ and producer A-TRAK has teamed up with one of New York’s finest club producers, Armand Van Helden to re-invent disco house for a new generation.
Here at Swide we love nothing more than peeking behind the scenes to see how other people work and of course play. When we heard about Facebook's new home at the Stanford Research Park we couldn't wait to see if it resembled Douglas Coupland's Microserfs or something cooler lurked beneath.
No.324 in a limited edition - he always said the city was overrated. Secretly however it wasn't for the scenery but the opportunity to wear his favorite look.
Blondes dominated the runway at the recent womenswear spring 2010 catwalk shows and it seems fall editorials too. Hana Soukupova and Tanya Dziahileva (dare we say it a young Claudia Schiffer) are photographed here by Paola Kudacki and styled by Claudia Englmann.
Aside from the Clooney Cannalis saga, this year’s Rome Film Festival has gained a new reputation for its emphasis on female protagonists. We take a look at whom the women of this year’s festival are starting with Lily Cole star of the Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus.
Despite a general aura of doom and gloom surrounding the music industry, Korean pop group, the Wonder Girls have partnered with Tween fashion chain Justice to retail their music in a new innovative way.
Short of sounding like a horoscope - sometimes it's the things around you that can be inspiring. Take D&G's 2011 collection for example, skirts inspired by lampshades, your boyfriend's jeans and Minnie Mouse?
For this month’s Vogue China Beauty, Jem Mitchell shoots model Shu Pei in the season's hottest make-up looks. Make-up by Alex Box and styling by Jamie Surman.
In Swide's series Meet The Bloggers - Swide interviews leading bloggers to ask them what life is really like in the blogasphere. Next up is superblogger Adrien Field.
No.321 in a limited series - the weather is no excuse to wear spring/summer. Opt for your winter wardrobe - quite frankly we're bored of cotton.
MTV's Los Premios awards, the Latin American version of the VMA's took place in Los Angeles yesterday and we couldn't help but notice Kelly's old-school glamour moment in fall/winter D&G.
No.320 in a limited series - if you have friends in all the right places the city can be a small playground.
Yes, we appreciate the fact we should be checking out world leader's policies rather than their pecs, or potential sex appeal, but we can't help but feel a good looking person at the helm, improves confidence all around. Find out who makes the top twenty.
Much as we love being prepared for every occasion it's time to face the facts ladies, we're not Boy Scouts. There's no need to pack a sleeping bag for a day at the office. We spot a new celebrity tribe opting for 1940's elegance and discover why glamour could be the new form of fashion rebellion.
Willing to do anything in the name of new trends, we took on the difficult task of interviewing the boys - solely of course for your pleasure.
In the Internet era it’s tricky to really have the feeling of being in a totally different world when we’ve seen almost everything already via the web. Swide reveals the places giving travelers the real sensation of traveling to another planet.
In our exclusive video series we literally zoom in on the forthcoming D&G pieces to invest in, taking you on a virtual journey to discover the fall/winter 2009 pieces a click away.
As we’re all aware of, there’s an awful lot said about supermodel Naomi Campbell, so Swide took the opportunity to set the record straight and ask her to describe herself. Here’s what she said.
Instant film is making its big return in 2010. The Impossible Project (The Re-Invention of Instant Film) made up of a collective of former Polaroid workers has acquired its old equipment.
The unlikely sex symbol (he snogged Kate Moss in his 2003 video Brothers & Sisters) is back after a five-year absence with Dark Touches. Plus finds out why Eva Mendes opted for a cameo.
NYC’s new Crosby Street Hotel with its mix of English stately home meets downtown NY and private screening room is already playing host to the A-List.
If you dream of opening your own clothes store – now is your opportunity to practice the retail dream as Nintendo launches Style Boutique for the Nintendo DS across Europe on 23rd October 2009.
No.318 - in a limited series, if you're bored of slipping on heels in the evening opt for a real difference between night and day.
There's something about a secret agent/bodyguard that always gets us hot under the collar. Styled by David Lamb and shot by Ben Dunbar Brunton Swide discovers how to look as if you can arm-wrestle a man to the ground and go to dinner.
We wondered where Kirsten had got to until we saw one of Hollywood's quirkiest actresses skipping merrily in Tokyo.
We have to say we totally get Peaches’ transformation. Whilst it appears the entire fashion pack is working that rebellious, just got out of bed look – what better way to rebel than with glamour?
Launching today in the run up to our favorite party night of the year, Halloween,Swide will add a selection of Twitpics everyday that will scare the life out of you. Fashion mistakes, celebrity errors and ghoulish capers - follow us now.
This new oscillating fan, The Dyson Blade launched today from Dyson (as in the bag-less vacuum) means air-conditioning, or as we like to call it the virus box, could be a thing of the past.
After their appearance on Brit girl Daisy Lowe and a turn down Dolce’s catwalk, the hot-pants are sitting snugly on pert mannequins a few feet away from me. After a weekend in London, I know exactly what to do with them.
Now that women are hands-free courtesy of the clutch, men too are looking for a little liberation. Ensuring everybody is free, Dolce & Gabbana have welcomed into their spring 2010 catwalk fold this little number - Hello man clutch.
Although where not exactly sure where these well-dressed ladies are driving - it certainly isn't lost in fashion-ville.
Vanity Fair's November cover girl and rumored mother-to-be appeared to have one thing on her mind last week - and that was eating.
Featuring fashion photographer Mario Testino and designer Stefano Gabbana, Swide reveals why male supermodels are having their turn in the spotlight and what exactly has started this new trend.
No.314 in a limited series - rise to the challenge of daily life in a showstopping look that will ensure you can cross any bridge - no matter when it comes to you.
Swide reported back in May that blondes are having more financial fun, as the current economic crisis creates the renaissance of the blonde. During the spring 2010 shoes the argument appeared to have become a reality as Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel in Paris and Dolce & Gabbana in Milan showed a bevy of blonde Bardot look-a likes.
This new series is a 20,000-mile road trip over 70 days across the U.S where people are interviewed along the way. Subjects were found driving around the roads, and in bars and it’s fascinating stuff without any hint of reality kitsch.
We interviewed fashion superblogger Bryanboy during fashion week to discover how the fashion industry is changing. Watch the interview here.
The fact the musician Tricky has referred to the Italian born and Brooklyn based Costanza as, “the female version of me," made Swide instantly curious and so off we went to speed dial this artist and musician to get the low-down on file-sharing, the Brooklyn music scene, and why we need to embrace this technologically rich world. Read our exclusive interview with her here.
The U.K’s Times newspaper reports, “brains and political talent are no longer enough to land a job in the French Cabinet." Trim figures are what it takes. We discover Sarkozy's power diet.
In our exclusive video series we literally zoom in on the forthcoming D&G pieces to invest in, taking you on a virtual journey to discover the fall/winter 2009 pieces a click away.
Early adopter Frances Bean Cobain has penned an open letter courtesy of Twerbose - Twitter's new service that allows you write more than 140 characters to Ali Lohan.
No.312 in a limited series - life isn't fair, we're all aware of this. Some of us are born as Eva Herzigova, others not.
Peaches is set to take the lead part in forthcoming film Cross Country which she describes as an ‘existential psycho drama about metamorphism.’ Indeed.
America's fast food temple is celebrating its 30th anniversary in France with the opening of its 1,142nd Gallic outlet a few yards from the world's most visited museum.
Disgrace, is among the most critically celebrated novels of the last several decades and is now a new film adaption set in post-apartheid South Africa and starring John Malkovich. Plus Clint Eastwood's new film Invictus about Nelson Mandela and the rugby match that help end the apartheid era gets a release date.
In Swide's series Meet The Bloggers - Swide interviews leading bloggers to ask them what life is really like in the blogasphere. We meet French fashion blogger Garance Dorè.
Inspired by the boys and girls from Copacabana, fashion photographer Mario Testino’s new book MaRIO De Janeiro captures the essence of this seductive city. With Rio winning the prize for the 2012 Olympics - has the city ever looked hotter?
No.311 in a limited series - the frightening combination of looking and being brilliant can be found in one easy fall/winter shopping trip.
There we were thinking we'd seen every status symbol going - until that it we spotted this black toilet paper. It's time to throw out the pastels as toilet roll gets fashionable (kind of).
Uffie's anticipated debut album, Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans is ready after four years in the making. Featuring a guest appearance from Pharrell, we take a peek at her new video, and first release, Pop The Glock.
The charity (RED) hosted a concert at the weekend, "An Evening With Gavin Friday and Friends," with proceeds raised to help fight the African AIDS epidemic.
The master draper, the rumoured Margiela replacement, and the man who calls Tilda Swinton muse. Who exactly is this Columbian, Belgian-trained designer who has taken his place on the Parisian fashion circuit?
Uploading this pic onto her twitter account with the line, "This is pretty much my life right now...out of a suitcase..." we couldn't help but think she looks mighty fine living out of a suitcase.
Unwanted tags on Facebook and revealing Twitpics when drunk, have we become our very own versions of the paparazzi?
Shot by Milan Vukmirovic for the premiere issue of L'Officiel Hommes Italia, male model Noah Mills showcases the new fall Dolce & Gabbana collection. Has Sicilian inspiration ever looked better we wonder?
The words healthy ageing are like music to our ears. A new Spanish spa (rumoured to have already been frequented by supermodel Naomi Campbell) is already on our fall/winter list of things to do.
The unidentified British street artist that is Banksy has just updated his site with his latest works from Africa. Swide takes a peek at his new work with an African theme.
It's not easy getting ahead but Dolce & Gabbana's fall/winter accessories could be your solution. Not convinced about that Friday night outfit? Add a hairband or a statement necklace and the evening should fall into place.
Having a supermodel wife, it's natural that Sarkozy is a man who likes to follow, ahem - fashion. We spot him making a trip to designer Jeremy Scott's studio.
No.308 in a limited series - despite us living in a WIFI world, where Twitter substitutes introductions and we socialize virtually in our PJ's - try not to let the side down when you finally decide to enter into the real world.
Head backstage with Swide as we find out how to get that sexy nonchalance that designers Stefano Gabbaana & Domenico Dolce perfected at the their recent spring/summer 2010 D&G catwalk show.
No.307 in a limited series - it's all very well opting to look nonchalant, but if you mean business, then look as if you do. Business of course can also mean - taking the day off and looking as if you intend to enjoy it.
For their new spring/summer 2010 collection, the designers Dolce & Gabbana focused on their fashion DNA, Sicily, Sensuality and Sartorial tailoring to create a breathtaking Latino inspired collection. Swide takes a backstage peek at the collection.
Styled by Brit Leith Clark and photographed by Catherine Servel, model Karen Elson underlines why Lula is our favorite whimsical magazine.
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!! Swide caught up with Scott Schuman a.k.a The Sartorialist, BryanBoy, Tommy Tom from blog Jak & Jil and Garance Dorè as they met designers Dolce & Gabbana backstage at their recent SS10 catwalk show. Fashion Moment.
Everyone loves a comeback, and for Paris Fashion Week, all eyes are on Vionnet. Today marked the return of the label that was bought in Feb 2009 by the Italian industrialist Matteo Marzotto. Swide reveals the tweets from those that have just seen the collection.
Love or hate her, Courtney Love is a survivor. Proving nobody puts her in the corner, the rocker is back where she should be - in the recording studio ahead of her forthcoming new album, Nobody's Daughter.
On her eighth appearance on David Letterman's Late Show last night Madonna showed the world she's one funny woman.
In our video series we literally zoom in on the forthcoming pieces to invest in, taking you on a virtual journey to discover the fall/winter 2009 pieces a click away.
Almost fifteen years after Kevin Costner’s dud film Waterworld, we’re returning to the same concept, but perhaps this time there’s a happier ending.