The season of swimming costumes is almost upon us - and we want to look just like this.
Having already topped the French charts, Swide thought it was high time the rest of the world got to know this French-Finnish rock duo. Having been described in their native France as "PJ Harvey on the moon" - Swide discovers more about their musical galaxy.
No.113 in a limited series. Life is not just one long meeting.
This little lady is in such a rush, she almost runs away without her D&G Lily bag. Silly girl. Shot by photographer Stephane Gallos - we find out more about the new girl in town - 'Lily'.
It's Monday - and so only fitting we should be talking about bed. The original John & Yoko Amsterdam Bed-In happened forty years ago in March 1969. Swide gets out of bed to take a look at the tributes forty years on.
Shot by photographer Matthias Vriens - has the world found the new Heidi was ask? This colourful editorial is based on a French fairytale by the same name - we're inspired.
A fascination with surreal artists took fashion designers Dolce & Gabanna on an unexpected fashion journey for FW10 - as print gets an artisan touch. If there's one thing to artfully wear next season it's velvet prints and a grosgrain bow.
We're very aware jealously is a bad, bad, quality and as such we try very hard to keep our green eyes hidden away - but we're sorry, these houses in Costa Rica?? Two words. We want...
What a little lady and the perfect muse for a Sunday afternoon. Ladies a lesson in style.
If you've ever thought about upping sticks and moving to Italy, or what life is like inside a Milanese fashion brand, welcome to life working for Mr.D & Mr.G.
Goodwill - the internet? Swide is temporarily shocked at rumours of tweeting love. We take a look at the tweeter attempting to travel as far around the world as possible in 30 days, relying only on the goodwill of people using Twitter and Liv Tyler...
With the current trend for documenting one's every move (Twitterpics we love you) - it only follows that your next trip should be camera-friendly.
Could life get anymore surreal? Swide is following cult director David Lynch and his daily weather updates on Twitter. Swide discovers there really is genius in the mundane.
No.109 in a limited series - time to leave your desk as the weekend arrives.
As Seoul is the 2010 world design capital - Swide was curious to take a look at the zeitgeist city as it prepares for its year in the spotlight.
As today marks the opening of Baselworld, the world's biggest and most important event for the watch and jewellery industry in Switzerland, Swide heads into the D&G safe to find the watches and jewellery to covet this season.
We asked 24-hour global concierge and private members club Quintessentially.com for the insider scoop on Italy’s latest lifestyle trends.
For those of you looking for something new how about the world's biggest mountain bike stage race? An eight-day, 700km mountain bike odyssey that starts in Cape Town, South Africa.
No.108 in a limited series - the A-list checklist: Shades, killer dress and the must-have bag.
Part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious. "Boxed Water Is Better" is a boxed water company and quite aptly today's water cooler moment.
Released this Monday - Sin Nombre is not only director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s first feature but is also a 2009 Sundance Award winner and executively produced by Hollywood actor Gael Garcia Bernal amongst others.
If you think things are a little cramped at home view photographer Michael Wolf’s “100 x 100” series - a look at one of Hong Kong's oldest housing projects.
Champagne, supermodels, cinema and all on a school night. Supermodel Eva Herzigova is pictured walking the red carpet in what appears to be her favourite colour - red. Watch and learn ladies...
New film "Objectified" documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers. Jonathon Ive (Apple) and Marc Newson amongst others get their long overdue time in the celebrity spotlight.
A shoot that features our favorite words "boys" & "summer" is bound to be a sure-fire hit. Shot by Giampaolo Sgura, we're intrigued.
No.106 in a limited series - a weekend away doesn't have to equal excess baggage.
We follow Demi & Ashton on Twitter as they merrily go about their A-List lives - but now it seems even Twitter may be yesterday's news as the early-adopting couple post videos on new streaming service Qik. Were they taken at Bruce Willis' wedding we wonder??!!
Look nautical and yet studious at the same time. Quite a feat - Swide takes a closer look at the GQ Style shoot photographed by Joe Lally.
Highlighting and promoting the new faces in the global fashion market - ones2watch.com is the daily read for some of the most influential casting directors, agency scouts and editors in the business. Swide takes a look.
Dolce & Gabbana's latest breathtaking coffee-table book Diamonds & Pearls showcases this early collection in a dreamlike and rarefied atmosphere.
Winner of a 2009 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance - We Live In Public has to be this year's must-see documentary.
We asked 24-hour global concierge and private members club Quintessentially.com for the insider scoop on Argentina’s latest lifestyle trends.
Quilted-silk was a prominent feature on the Dolce & Gabbana FW10 catwalk making an appearance as both jackets and pants. Importantly what each style had in common was their tuxedo style tailoring and detailing.
No.105 in a limited series - in possession of historical style.
There I was thinking buying a handbag and a pair shoes gave me entry to the fashion pack - turns out I've actually been missing a trick. As the showroom turns into an atelier - I witness a humbling bit of fashion action.
No.107 in a limited series - time to store your cashmere and head for the sun.
No.109 in a limited series - an historical setting doesn't have to equal a suit.
If it was good enough for Coco Chanel then it's good enough for us. As details from the forthcoming film of Coco Chanel's life are leaked revealing an affair in Istanbul. Swide checks out its futuristic landscape - set to be this year's long weekend of choice.
Forthcoming book by celebrated author Alain de Botton explores the joys and perils of the modern workplace evoking what other people get up to day and night to make the frenzied contemporary world function.
Shot by photographer Josh Olins and styled by Jay Massacret, V Man heads into to SS09 in their latest issue dedicated to this season's menswear trends.
Our favourite leading lady hits newsstands today as French Vogue's latest cover star. Styled by editor Carine Roitfeld and shot by photographer Mario Sorrenti - Scarlett shows off her enviable curves in one of Dolce & Gabbana's iconic corsets in this retro sexy shoot.
New boys on the block Ruben Ochandiano and Tamar Novas star in the forthcoming Pedro Almodovar film Broken Embraces.
If there's one guy I need to work on this spring - it certainly isn't my boyfriend. This is one rock that perhaps only my bank manager/Mr.G can help me with.
The forthcoming fair and cultural event "1.618" will present the best luxury products and services with a sustainable approach from luxury eco-hotels, design, cars, to new technologies. We reveal where and when.
Is Miami's Hotel Victor the place to cure today's ills and by that we mean the blackberry "blue thumb" and the overuse of high heels? We find out more.
We asked 24-hour global concierge and private members club Quintessentially.com for the insider scoop on France’s latest lifestyle trends.
The Eighties are back in i-D this month with a wonderful shoot shot by photographer Pierre Bailly and styled by Cathy Kasterine.
With the preponderance of new NYC restaurants popping up with insufferably twee monikers like Sweetie Pie and Buttermilk Channel (wha???) - we're thrilled that Scuderia’s name is actually something of a nod to the Ferrari racing team.
No.101 in a limited series - although a floral bouquet is a lovely thought, a dress is so much better.
It's all very well thinking about the evening's entertainment - and the zara dress you intend to wear, until that is you leave via the DG showroom. It's then that serious DRESS ENVY hits.
Set to be on the arms of every young lady about town is the Lily bag. Spring's must-have accessory is setting our very own hearts and our wardrobes fluttering with love.
Fine art photographer, Jack Radcliffe has documented his daughter Alison since birth. We look back at a moving visual life story.
No.100 in a limited series - clichés are not always a bad thing.
Looking like a 1920's movie star - this shoot, if of course anyone was actually talking would scream elegance.
Now that Twitter has exploded - texting novels in real time is set to become a mainstream publishing phenomenon. It's time to turn your tweets into a book...
Frolleague, technosexual, bootygrams, thumb-lashings, cyber-vetting, countergoogling. If you don't understand their meanings - you're languishing in the "beta generation".
A surreal spring is one way to start the SS09 season - we take a look at V Magazine's style reinventions and check out its new glow in the dark cover.
Straight from this year's Geneva motor show - our names are down for the "Airpod" - the car you can drive with a joystick.
The Daft Punk Console by Najle.com lets you sample the group's iconic track in your own unique way. Keyboards at the ready - click here.
We asked 24-hour global concierge and private members club Quintessentially.com for the insider scoop on Hong Kong’s latest lifestyle trends.
Spanish sunshine and silk pyjamas - our mix of the week. Shot by photographer Mario Sierra - Swide heads off to sunny Spanish Elle.
We're shocked by the power, we're thrown by the beauty, and we want more of model Lakshmi. Styled by uber stylist Nicola Formichetti and shot by Josh Olins - we've found our new pin-up.
Clive Owen in a hotel room for three days? We'd admit to being a fan of such a scene too. Find out what hotel gets the thumbs up from Hollywood actress Julia Roberts.
Forget the rule that elegant dressing is only reserved for parties - make like an aristocrat and subscribe to dandy-esque decadence everyday of the week. This week's FW10 must-have reveals the pieces to guarantee elegance whereever you may find yourself.
Dolce & Gabbana's latest breathtaking coffee-table book Diamonds & Pearls showcases this iconic collection in a dreamlike and rarefied atmosphere. Photographed by Guenter Parth, the images illustrate the collection in an elegant and surprising light.
A 5am start, 2 planes that refused to leave the runway and a booking reference that ended in D.I.E. Life at Heathrow really is like life pre-runway show.
We'll take the pair - we're not even sure who the little loafers are for, but our hardened hearts have melted at their sight.
No. 97 in a limited series - the secret of great style is to look like you belong wherever you are.
Nothing is going to stop this lady on her journey for world domination - from the look of it her handbag is also going along for the ride.
We're not quite sure what this little lady is searching for - but we do think she's found the right look.
Look 96 in a limited series - A creative truth. The reality was he had no need for any photographic equipment...
Jackie Onassis was related to them, Rufus Wainwright dedicated a song to them, and now Drew Barrymore stars as them. Gay icons, fashion muses and now Hollywood stars - who are The Beale sisters?
From March 15th to 19th head to Valencia to celebrate spring and a carnival of bonfires. If you've ever want to burn an effigy of your boss - Las Fallas is the place to do it.
Turns out it's not just us that are running around stressed to the max - now even dogs are suffering from the scourge of the modern day life. We've discovered a new "pet calm" pill to help smooth their stressful situations.
With Mumbai on the map after film, "The Millionaire" winning at this year's Academy Awards - we find an Indian architect to create a home worthy of an Oscar winner.
He said, she said. We'd love to know what's on his mind in this spring shoot shot by Dirk Seiden Schwan.
No. 95 in a limited series - find what you want and go get it.
According to NY food blog Tasting Table, it's time to discover Japan's newest export: sparkling sake.
Remember a time without deadlines, rent to pay and wardrobe crises. Paris based photographer Jerome Siran's blog takes us on a homeward journey to the seventies - we interview him.
It may look a little excessive having three computers - but as this week I've been confined to the office my only option to keep up with the Parisian fashion pack is my three information slaves. Do I need an information diet I wonder?
You know you on the up when your shot by Mario Testino for the cover of V magazine with supermodel Natalia Vodianova. Hello new boy...
In rare and unseen footage - watch designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in our exclusive video working behind the scenes prior to the Dolce & Gabbana FW10 womenswear catwalk show.
Shot by world famous photographer Patrick Demarchelier - Italian Vogue shows the unseen side of supermodel Claudia Schiffer.
No.93 in a limited season - Style is in the details. Get the laidback zen look off the peg.
Perhaps it's the credit crunch - or that people are just getting better looking? Whatever it is this week's mail-bag is full of models wanting our attention. Can we live on models alone?
As spring appears in Milan - the office has obviously already leaped forward to next winter. With certain individuals already announcing what's on their FW shopping list, my favourite pieces have been automatically taken out of reach.
As Milan fashion week ended last week and we say arrivederci for - well a few months anyway, we reveal our gallery of Milan fashion week highlights.
The Ace has just opened in Palm Springs with shock horror - a real bar where you order a drink...at the bar and take it to your table, salt-water pools, desert views and a laid back natural vibe.
Tired of being told to keep your chin up and look on the bright side? It's time for some twisted French humour and to wallow in life's misfortunes. We reveal the internet forum that's registering life's daily disasters.
Writer Aaron Guzikowski is one of those feel-good stories you need to hear about every now and again. He's just sold his thriller script Prisoners and Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg is said to be starring in it.
If like us you're partial to a disco ball - read on for news and images from the soon to be released definitive chronicle of disco - The Disco Files.
We discover the Diane Warren track that Whitney is currently recording in the studio for her new album and reveal why this time she's back for good.
It's the start of the week and what better way to keep us going but some men jumping in and out of the pool shot by Matthias Vriens.
Fans of Grazia magazine - we'll admit to buying it in all languages. We reveal what they have all in common this month.
It was officially a beautiful day when we listened to Italian duo, The Crookers and their official remix of megaband U2's new single, "Get On Your Boots". We asked them how it happened.
Minimalism it appears is back. Mixte magazine shows us how it's done in their new issue out now.
No 92 in a limited series - work what you've got.
As Barbie celebrated her 50th birthday last night I attended my first PFWE (post fashion week event). Not for the faint-hearted I got a glimpse of what my future could hold.
Ironic that it's now possible to follow writer George Orwell 24-7 on twitter. Plus we reveal the celebrities with a twitter addiction.
As Paris fashion week draws to a close and we say adieu for - well a few months, we reveal our gallery of Paris fashion week highlights.
This season's new erogenous zone - the neck obviously. We're after Carmen Kass' necklace after she's finished with it.
It's been a long few weeks for the fashion pack circumnavigating the globe in search of the next big trend - and it seems it may be starting to take its toll. Direct from the French capital Swide brings you the real Paris fashion week.
After a week of Facebook and Twitter, we're the first to admit we run out of clever things to say. That was however until we disovered some websites that come up with ingenious statements all by themselves. Read on for how to safeguard your profile pages.
Actress Freida Pinto has to be one of the most beautiful women walking the earth right now. Pictured here in this month's Vogue India Swide caught up this week with her for an exclusive interview.
No.90 in a limited series - She was attempting to be as forward thinking as her cruise wardrobe - but when it came to holidays try as she might, she couldn't seem to get her head around the "new destinations"...
Spotted in Dolce & Gabbana's store in Rodeo Drive L.A. this week was King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Also announcing his return to the stage this week - was his shopping trip complete with stylist merely a coincidence?
Look 89 in a limited series - A break. The holidays had given him some time to think - the danger of time out. Now he wasn't sure if he intended to go back to the office.
Fashion icon Suzy Menkes opting for a taxi, David Beckham driving himself to Dolce & Gabbana's fashion week dinner. Is fashion having a normality moment? Direct from the French capital Swide brings you the real Paris fashion week.
Despite the spring weather yet to arrive - we're looking at the sunnier side of life here at Swide. As Mido - The International Optics Exhibition starts today in Milan - it's time fo focus on the new and these D&G sunglassses.
Madonna is W magazine's cover star in a pair of SS09 D&G sunglasses. Get yourself a piece of the material girl herself as Mido - The International Optics Exhibition starts today in Milan - plus we reveal the style's design code.
Being backstage is not always about air-kissing and shoes. Well it is, but we also talk about guinea pigs too. Take a peek at our video and discover why model Daul thinks her guinea pigs would suit next season's surreal collections...
With Paris fashion week in full swing - we discover the model French soundtracks for your own after-party.
When I grow up I want to be...Do you even remember??? Does anyone ever end up actually being what they said they would be aged ten? Answers on a postcard please.
No.88 in a limited series - Detox from your Starbucks addiction.
Set to star in film noir "The Killer Inside Me" - Hollywood actress Kate Hudson manages to display her killer instinct for style as well as forthcoming film roles.
With the fashion pack moved on to eating steak frites in Paris I try to create my own little Parisian fashion week.
Our new favourite addiction aside from Twitter is Olivier Zahm, Editor of Style magazine Purple. His new diary is obsessive reading and in the midst of Paris fashion week - he really is the one to stalk.
Milan done and dusted and it's off to Paris. Direct from the French capital we bring you the real Paris fashion week. We're literally eating, breathing and "exhaling" fashion for you this week.
This little sailor girl is convincing us to make a life on the ocean waves.
If you really want to know something about food - there's only one person to call apart from your local takeaway - a Michelin starred chef. Luckily here at Swide we have Michelin chefs on our speed dial.
Look 87 in a limited series - Say yes to a little of what you want. Who hasn't played the game of saying yes to everything for a day? Saying it in another language however was an altogether new experience.
As you may imagine - there's no shortage of vanity in this office - except however when it comes to the days following the catwalk shows.
Milan done and dusted and it's off to Paris. Direct from the French capital we bring you the real Paris fashion week.
Men's style bible, Arena has decided to leave magazine-land for good. As Bauer Media announced its closure yesterday - we look back at some of its most iconic covers.
No. 86 in a limited series - for a big location pack light
Spotted with a camera crew - the Editor of Vogue Paris at Monday's Dolce & Gabbana catwalk show and again later that evening at the opening of Extreme Beauty in Vogue. Twice in one day? What's she up to?
If you've ever wondered what it's really like being a model - take a look at this image captured just after the Dolce & Gabbana FW10 catwalk show on Monday.
No. 85 in a limited series - Mr. Nice Guy inherits an old vineyard in the South of France - quits his job and re-invents himself in the stress-free vineyards of Provence.
Look what the modern day cinderella has left behind - a pair of "I'm so spring 2009" wedges. Silly girl.
If like us, you seem to be constantly gasping for air - it's time to slow down and take a look at a series of serene photographs of submerged beauty.
In the space of a week we've enlarged our style sense - quite literally. Our new addictions? The cover of new magazine Love featuring Beth Ditto plus we finally get to see our favorite Irving Penn image at the Extreme Beauty in Vogue Exhibition.
Leading make-up artist Pat McGrath tells us how to achieve D&G's FW10 rich red mouth. We reveal the colour shades you'll need and the secret tip on how to achieve the ultimate matt finish.
Fashion has always been about angles - but usually the cheekbone kind. For SS09 however Another Magazine has identified a new different sort of angular structure.
After last night's marathon A-list event - I'm struggling to even make it to the printer without a diet coke. The only thing that's kept me going today is discovering that even uber photographers need re-charging sometimes too.
We always thought Eva Herzigova and Claudia Schiffer were from another planet. This photo offers the proof.
We may already be used to seeing David Beckham on the Milanese pitch - but spotting him at his first Milan party was quite another thing altogther. Plus we reveal his other zeitgeist move.
Good to see eccentricity is alive and well in Wonderland magazine. in fact if we had a jacket like this we'd show off too.
It takes a strong woman to admire another. The actress Eva Mendes appears to be one such lady. Despite the hoardes of models striding the catwalk she remains one serene queen.
Been there, done that and got the leopard-print coat. Refusing to be dazzled by the rest of the A list pack - Lauren is a picture of elegance at the Dolce & Gabbana FW10 catwalk show.
Oh to be a fly on the catwalk. New best friends Naomi Watts and Scarlett Johansson exchange notes - but on what we wonder?
Direct from the opening night of the Extreme Beauty in Vogue exhibition in conjunction with American Vogue and Dolce & Gabbana - we bring you exclusive red carpet interviews with Scarlett Johansson, Mario Testino, Jeff Koons, Kate Hudson, Orlando Bloom...
We're not sure what is more surreal. Scarlett shopping in Milan on Sunday or the fact she's actually found a shop open on a Sunday. When did this happen? We tell you more...about Scarlett obviously, not store opening hours.
The average Saturday morning - an appointment with Anna Wintour and a lifesaving task to carry-out.
No.84 in a limited season - Another week, another city.
Surreal as it may sound now - the colour you'll want in your FW10 wardrobe is shocking pink. Direct from the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk we bring you the wearable and the wonderful and the season's new shape - the butterfly shoulder.
Direct from today's catwalk show - click on Swide's Facebook group page now to see the FW10 Must Have pieces before anyone else.
Monday night. I repeat Monday evening and it's raining. Whilst the rest of world is trudging home from work for a pizza I'm officially living in the pages of US Weekly.
While the rest of us gawp at the shoes - someone, somewhere is making sure the models really do shine.
Exiting the Dolce & Gabbana FW10 show - we couldn't help but take a curious peek at what Steven Klein was tapping into his blackberry. Could he be a new tweeting recruit?
Suzy Menkes hits fashion week in a taxi - could this be the end of chauffeur driven fashion press we wonder?
If there's one ball this Cinderella intends to make it's the Extreme Beauty opening. An invitation from the editors of American & Italian Vogue not to mention Dolce & Gabbana = good canapes and optimum celeb watching.
Direct from Milan - we bring you a daily visual sneak peek at the real side of Milan fashion week.