And put her into those tracking-deviced knickers instead! "So what were your knickers doing in the park if you were at work all day?"... Technology is getting romantic!
ELLE Russia is feeling very cosmopolitan this month as it pays a stylish tribute to the world's fashion capitals.
Winning the Olympics and the World Cup - Madonna and the world's media visiting and the location of the new 2010's Pirelli calendar - could Brazil get any hotter?
We all may have bohemian dreams, but let's face it we'd all be bored after a few weeks in a cottage. Instead it's time to embrace the big city and all it's advantages - including the opportunity to showcase some of the world's finest tailoring. Straighten up and click on the Swide edit as we reveal how to wear the new tailoring and why slippers should never remain at home.
No. 365 in a limited series - ... for this art-lover likes nothing more than walking around quiet museums. Silence is golden as are her artfully chosen accessories.
One minute he's is riding alongside raging bulls - the next he's suggested as a judge for US dance contest So You Think You Can Dance. We investigate the very complex Mr.Cruise.
If you were to review the year and its 'culturally defining' moments - discovering Twitter, the endless recession chic articles, Michelle Obama's toned arms, the untimely death of Michael, Robert Pattinson hysteria, Kanye West's outburst, front-row bloggers at fashion shows, and Swine flu - in the background the music just carried on playing regardless. Swide reviews 2009's musical highlights.
We all like ourselves a little sparkling but when it becomes an obstacle to our making-out routine then something needs to be done! Luckily those clever Japanese have once more come to the rescue.
His upcoming flick is inspired by the Bunraku dolls used in traditional Japanese theatre. Oh to play dolls with you Josh...
If you really want to forge ahead in the stakes forget worn stereotypes. The festive season does not - we're pleased to say have to involve red, green or glitter.
The excitement is mounting as the South African rainbow nation prepares for one of the most distinctive events of next year - the 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer in the southern toe of Africa. The festivities have started in Cape Town as Neo-African-ism is seen in a new cutting-edge light - Swide takes you behind the scenes of the new stadiums, the country's infrastructure and introduces you to the new football lingo.
Facing quite literally the harsh light of the paparazzi last week at D&G and The Cinema Association’s New Moon film screening in NY – Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart and the rest of the Twilight cast along with actress Natalie Portman, Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen and model Jessica Stam braved hysterical flashbulbs to bring you these EXCLUSIVE red-carpet glimpses.
Victoria Beckham has showcased her determination and nerves of steel. Now it's time to see her shine. Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, styled by Vanessa Coyle.
South African house DJ’s Goldfish have been gathering cult underground success with their slick, cosmopolitan house music mixes – a live alternative to the usual recycled crowd pleasers. Following opening performances alongside Fatboy Slim, Mr Scruff, and The Audio Bullys, and a residency at Pacha in Ibiza – they’ve secured an international deal with Pacha Recordings and Sony Music in SA. Swide sent it's South African contributing editor Daniel Scheffler to find out more.
You know it's going to be a long day when you're sent a schedule that when printed amounts to four pages. The excursion? Paris with the boss - which in my case happen to be Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce.
Women, as we all know are complex characters and therefore attempting to find something, anything that will suit our varying moods, is not an easy task. As fashion idols such as French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Penelope Cruz have been seen sporting lace pieces from Dolce & Gabbana's forthcoming spring/summer 2010 collection - Swide takes a moment to consider, what it is that makes women fall in love with lace.
No. 361 in a limited series - you needn't be on the stage to shine in the Broadway lights.
If Christmas and its usual round of predictable dressing fails to excite you - it's time for some lateral thinking. Forget red and green and opt for a flash of shocking pink and a pair of eye-catching shoes that will ensure Christmas conversation stays well away from mince-pies and focuses entirely on ...you.
Glamour doesn't need an excuse, but if you're looking for one - try the opening of the opera season at Milan's La Scala: think pure elegance and impeccably chic ladies with impeccably chic airs. Joining the glamourous affair this year, Dolce & Gabbana offers VIPs a preview of the upcoming collection as well as the ultimate beauty experience for an inauguration in style...
Following in the miniature footsteps of those other Twilight dolls Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart - we peek at a pocket-sized Taylor.
Her only crime was her obsession with the latest A-list fashion craze though nothing says victim about her sexy rogue look.
These days it's increasingly likely you'll next be sitting down to a smiling meal. Are we so shallow we need style over substance even in our plates?
New York is not kind to those disposed to nostalgia, and, frankly, it shouldn't be. But after the sad and unceremonious demise of Florent, there's been keen sense of wanting to treasure those few places that, without them, the city's modern history might have been considerably more, well, dull.
In pre-Chace times, Zac was our ultimate underage obsession. He then morphed into Zaquisha and we lost interest… Could this no-singing all-acting film revive the flame?
No. 360 in a limited series - after all where's the fun in going home when you can flaunt this alluringly sexy look and keep warm in this darling little cape?
No. 359 in a limited series - the modern guy-about-town. He knows the fun lies in Upper West parties and Upper East bedrooms but chooses a decisively Downtown approach to style to keep fresh and cool.
Christmas is the perfect time to embrace your teenage kicks. On D&G's new online store you can literally stay up all night and ensure Christmas shopping is done in the click of a mouse. Our Swide stylist has put down her party invitations and scanned the D&G online store for the outfits and accessories to ensure your Christmas shopping will move at the speed of Santa's reindeer.
With the likes of Michelle and Carla, the First Lady has been one of the fashion icons of the year. In a playful new spread, Harper’s Bazaar China pays tribute to the stylish ladies stealing the attention away from the powerful men with a total look by Dolce & Gabbana.
Moaning, humping, grunting adult film stars coming to a phone screen near you; it's on planes, trains, buses and on the underground. What with new technologies and wireless everywhere it's more than likely that on your next commute you'll get more of an eyeful than you bargained for!
Dolce & Gabbana's trilogy for The One fragrance campaign starring Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson - takes the home and turns it into a chic haven.
Proving size isn't everything - sometimes in life it's the little things that count, like accessories. Delving into D&G's new spring/summer 2010 collection Swide shows you how to update your forthcoming spring wardrobe with the speed of a lone ranger.
Ten Heads courtesy of Ten’s November issue: ten perfectly beautiful but ever-so-slightly angry-looking heads… One can only wonder what photographer Jason Lloyd Evans was telling the girls upon shooting them. If looks could kill…
Iconic beauty Romy Schneider as you never saw her before – thanks to a retrospective documentary coming out this November we get to gorge on the stunning images of L’Enfer, the never-released superproduction that could have made film history.
It wasn't just Whitney Houston's emotional performance that had the crowd excited but the sight of her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown who the industry is touting as music's next big thing.
Forget the little black dress . we're so over understated recession chic! This Christmas' party season will be the time to shine - and outshine fellow partiers and Christmas trees alike.
When designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce said they were off to Paris - we couldn't help but offer to stalk them all day long on Twitter. And they agreed...
No. 357 in a limited series - you know it's the weekend when it's time to pack your weekend bag.
No.346 in a limited series - we all dream of having one of those wardrobes where no matter what the occasion there's the perfect look waiting. We show you how in our daily fashion fix.
With the exception of Oceans Eleven (Twelve?) - these are quite possible the best looking criminals we've seen in a long time. To find out what exactly they've done - click on the video inside.
No.355 in a limited series - ensure you have time to enjoy the ski-season by opting for an online shopping fix.
The 2010 Pirelli calendar shot by Terry Richardson was launched yesterday in London. Shot on location in Trancoso Brazil at the new UXUA Casa hotel, peek at the hotel and the Pirelli pics here.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz — continued the promotional whirlwind for New Moon at a New York screening hosted by The Cinema Society and D&G last night. Courtesy of blogger Adrien Field, Swide was on hand to tweet live from the after-party. Plus find out what designers Dolce & Gabbana have to say about the Twilight saga...
When the paparazzi flash bulbs went down at last night’s New Moon New York screening hosted by The Cinema Society and D&G last night it was time for the after-party at The Box and the time for Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, and Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick to prove their real after-dark credentials.
The cover star for December’s issue of British GQ, regal beauty Nicole Kidman unleashes her darker side in an uber-sexy black corset.
With severe cuts in the media world, influential bloggers, and Twitter swaying Iraqi elections, it was only a matter of time before the news industry had to change. No longer enough for people to tell us the story – we want to be involved in telling the story too. Youtube Direct a new service launching on Tuesday takes news to the next dimension.
Just opened in London is an exhibition that the National Gallery hopes will move it into the contemporary: clever strategy or just whoring itself out?
No.354 in a limited series - forget what they say in guidebooks. When out of town (we're not talking city break here) don't attempt to blend in. Opt for a bold look and make the city all yours.
Reminding us she is more than just a mother to the world’s most stylish toddler (we admit we may be feeling a touch jealous of Suri’s shoe closet), Katie Holmes is ever so resplendent as she casually poses in a stunning Dolce & Gabbana lace number.
Ah, the language of love! Judging by a recent tweet, Dita and her Parisian lover should be speaking it soon as she embarks on a French-learning adventure.
Out braving Milan's chilly November weather last night was Naomi Campbell with beau Vladislav Doronin, Giorgio Armani, Italian Vogue's Anna Piaggi, Margherita Missoni and the man himself Valentino Garavani with business partner and companion Giancarlo Giammetti.
EXCLUSIVE!!!!!! Designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce hit New York at the beginning of November to shoot their forthcoming spring 2010 advertising campaign with Steven Klein. Swide being the backstage beast that it is – was hanging out in the shadows capturing all the action. Click to view...
One would assume a place has officially arrived when fashion muse Daphne Guinness decides to celebrate her birthday there. Formerly known as Boom Boom Room The Standard hotel's penthouse-level lounge (which is not advertised on the hotel website and rarely mentioned to the hotel's actual guests) gets its close-up in a video staring Lydia Hearst for new style magazine Gravure.
The aptly named Twilight franchise has turned a group of young actors into A-list heavyweights quite literally overnight. We take a look behind the scenes at the recent New Moon screenings and reveal the exclusive news about WHERE the Twilight stars will be partying on TONIGHT. Click here to find out and how to get all the red carpet gossip in real-time.
The fast-approaching end of the year means more than Christmas shopping anxiety and looking forward to office parties antics – it also brings us the iconic Time’s Person of the Year. And this year’s chirping favourite couldn’t help but get our attention.
New documentary Robsessed out now on DVD claims to access all areas of actor Robert Pattinson's life and although previews of the 70-minute film don't exactly live up to its hype it does ensure 2009 ends with a documentary bang.
As the battle commences between Michelle Obama and Jacqueline Kennedy as to who will win the chic-race to the most legendary state banquet, Michelle has made an unlikely ally, in the humble curry.
No.352 in a limited series - take a dandy out of his country pile and put him in the city and he has the power to put a smile on even the most hardened of urbanite's faces.
This week a spokesman for Vogue confirmed Blue State Digital, the agency behind my.barackobama.com will work with Vogue.com. Will Anna blog?
Hollywood is thinking twice about A-list stars and costly productions in a reaction to the poor economy, but also because of the success of recent films with unknown actors according to news agency Reuters.
There’s a new option for everybody who is both attracted by nature and commodities but not the lack of facilities. A new on the road beauty centre, turns a low maintenance trip into something altogether different.
No.351 in a limited series. Nobody likes Mondays (unless of course you're on holiday) - but that's no excuse to let the style side down. Put on your more fabulous pieces and watch the day slip away.
For those of you planning a Christmas excursion somewhere hot, let this be your mood-board. Shot by Todd Barry and styled by Naomi Smith and Max Pinnell.
Some girls just have it - they saunter into a bar looking sexily ruffled and nonchalant. Don't despair though as for spring 2010, D&G's tribe of urban cowgirls will ensure you'll be the one sauntering into the saloon.
In the throes of the recession, partying like it was 1999 is considered rather naff - when art is involved however it cleverly becomes culture and therefore an excuse to party like a delinquent. Lat night's celebration at L.A's Museum of Contemporary Art to celebrate its 30th anniversary pulled out all the stops including a performance by Lady Gaga and A-listers such as Brangelina.
Post-bloggers, prepare yourself for the next virtual rush of stars. The first twitter happy-ever-after story is Justin Halpern, 29, who's tweet feed is set to become a CBS comedy on US TV.
Cold, dark nights coupled with a recession could herald the perfect time to create, quite literally your own entertainment. For budding writers or film-makers we highlight how an (artful) threesome can literally make your work timeless.
We're used to seeing women looking hot to trot in glamorous bars, taking on the world in slick offices and flipping between cities aboard a jet but looking elegant in the kitchen however is not an obvious image. Showcasing the modern luxury of quality time alone - Swide takes a closer look at the new images of Dolce & Gabbana's The One fragrance campaign starring Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson and rethinks that night on the town.
Somehow the sight of Dita all dressed up with everywhere to go never fails to bore us. Meanwhile on Twitter, she's tweeting from China. Find out more...
Candy Magazine the first fashion magazine ever to be completely dedicated to celebrating cross dressing features photography from Bruce Weber, Terry Richardson and shoots styled by Kim Jones and Robbie Spencer. This is one coffee table must that makes the usual glossies look like your granny's reading matter.
Once upon a time when in New York or London it was all about visiting a hot new fusion. Times it appears however has changed as the latest food fads are reported to be macaroni cheese and...boiled sweets.
No.347 in a limited series - yes we're all aware that depending on your hipster status - an evening out should be scheduled for when everybody else is in front of the TV - ie Monday. Break away from the cult of cool, and be fabulous whatever night of the week it is.
French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld was out in New York last night celebrating the opening of The Martus Maw, an exhibition of 16 paintings by the French artist Nicolas Pol produced by her son Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld. Culture aside (ahem) we couldn't help but notice Carine sporting a spring 2010 look and thereby joining the cast of A-list celebs such as Lady Gaga, Penelope Cruz and Madonna who've already been seen out and about in spring/summer 2010 outfits.
Why do we love Mariah Carey so much? Because of course she's a diva and not afraid to show it. We point out the more obvious displays of divadom from her performance on last night's Italian version of the X Factor - starting with of course the jeweled microphone stand and surprisingly her views on Obama. Who said X Factor wasn't educational?
2009 is a dark year - the recession had (has?) us hanging under a dark cloud, vampires rule the roost and sultry actress Megan Fox has her Hollywood moment. We find out more about the cult of the vampires and the dress that may just define 2009.
No.346 in a limited series - attempting to take on the world is far easier with a friend in tow - likewise your wardrobe is far more powerful when you layer it up.
Here at Swide we're great believers in the alternative which is why we're campaigning for people watching to become an Olympic sport. It really is harder than it looks.
A quick peek at the stylish blogs around us and one might be mistakenly for thinking all the stylish people in the world lived in London, New York , Paris or Milan. This new book takes a fascinating (not to mention refreshing) look at the elegant and immaculately dressed dandies from the heart of the Congo.
Is it something about rock & roll that makes celebrities dream of a life of military precision? Whatever it is, Mika, Pixie Lott and Tom Meighan from Kasabian are all saluting the military jacket.
Could a young actor ask for more? Forthcoming parts in both Twilight and Harry Potter. We only hope he's interviewing security as we speak.
A new wrinkle treatment called Selphyl uses patient’s own blood cells to reverse aging. Nicknamed The Vampire Filler, Selphyl is made from human blood and takes 20 minutes from start to finish - meaning you don't have to follow vampire hours to achieve perfect skin.
No.345 in a limited series - forget playing it safe where invitations are concerned - pack for any occasion and the rest will follow. Two-day weekends are so very last season.
Shot by Sebastian Kim and featuring model Alla Kostromicheva this Numero shoot features a combination of over-sized jewellery and dramatic prints.
Designer Servet Yuksel's new Hidemax bike takes the humble bicycle design and reinvents it for the future. Rather than focus solely on adjustable saddle height - its handlebars also move to address performance, speed and function.
If you think feeling sexy is only about wearing silk - think again. Next season's spring 2010 Dolce & Gabbana collection showcases lace, crochet and net - fabrics that celebrate the female form and evoke the designer's strong Sicilian heritage.
Miranda Kerr continues her transformation from Victoria Secret's model to edgy muse in the latest issue of V Magazine.
Exclusive! Madonna has joined forces with Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana to showcase their spring/summer 2010 collection in the brand's forthcoming ad campaign. The campaign was shot in New York by photographer Steven Klein. Find out more here...
Continuing our series into the virtual life of superbloggers - Elizabeth Spiridakis is the New York based brains behind one our favorite blogs, Feels Like White Lightning. We find out more abut the voice behind the virtual irony.
A young American man in Paris eking out a living as a Michael Jackson look-alike, takes on a more tragic tone.
From the fictional vampire nation a.k.a Twilight to the supposed first steps of Dracula according to Bram Stoker - Swide reveals the brooding places to visit this fall.
Much as we have grown to love that ubiquitous white plastic that appears to know grow on trees in an urban area near you - at home we prefer to kick back with more of a vintage backdrop - and dare we say it a newspaper, and that much underrated device - the radio.
No.340 in a limited series - forget deadlines, the onset of Christmas, and the lousy weather - it's time to put the razzle dazzle in fall and shine like the star your wardrobe knows you can be.
French upcoming model Constance Jablonski showcases the furs to wrap up in for the latest issue of Vogue Russia. Photographed by KT Auleta and styled by Samuel Drira - this is one little French lady who's going places.
The pop star, spotted in London wearing an extravagant lace Dolce&Gabbana dress, is preparing to work with the Italian artist beloved of Miuccia Prada.
New boys on the rock blog - Neimo are currently creating an underground industry buzz with their second album Modern Incidental.
You may pretend whilst sat behind your laptop you are of course learning something - however if you're anything like us, that usually only amounts to Perez Hilton's latest update. With this new blog learnsomethingeveryday.co.uk, you may find something other than celebrity tantrums to discuss.
No.339 in a limited series - if the cap fits. Ensure your outfit speaks volumes by adding a hat, shoes and bag that prove you're ready to go the distance.
White shirt envy alert! How can one lady look so hot in a pair of ray bans and a white shirt? She can if she's model Iris Strubegger who showcases the androgynous look to perfection in this shoot photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Francesco Sourigues.
She's 13 - her godmother is Amy Winehouse and her debut album introducing Dionne Bromfield is out now on Amy Winehouse's Lioness Records label. Is Dionne another Miley Cyrus or is she the real soul deal?
No.338 in a limited series - it's all very well behaving nonchalantly, but if you want something than it's better to be prepared.
Despite the fact we like to maintain the illusion of long lunches, champagne pit stops and shoe shopping - there is a point when we need to sit at our desks and get creative. We reveal how to get an inside look at the creative world of work - Swide style.
Living in an era where gossip magazines highlight every pimple that a celebrity possesses - we're ever so slightly in love with this over the top (dare we say kitsch?) shoot that features Christina, her husband and new baby being downright fabulous at home.
It's an interesting question - if the world did have Spiderman, Batman or even Darth Vader on our side, would wars be cut short and would we sleep safe in our beds once more? Photographer and illustrator Agan Harahap is asking that question in his latest project.
Legendary actor Marlon Brando's appearance in 1953's The Wild One was the role that introduced the bad-boy image as we know it today on a global scale. With the world still clambering to dress like an anti-hero, we reveal the secrets to becoming an original legend without the need for an agent.
Although slightly overshadowed by the film's director Sam Taylor Wood announcing she intends to marry the film's lead, Aaron Johnson, this new biopic looks set to rock and roll.
Swide has been on a constant trawl (through the virtual world obviously) to discover more about the stars of the blogging world. We've put together an interview series with the current superbloggers proving it's not all pajamas and coffee, well not always anyway...