No.173 in a limited series - holidays shouldn't be limited to the summer.
In our new series, "Meet the Bloggers" Swide interviews leading bloggers to ask them what life is really like in the blogsaphere. Do they break out into a cold sweat in a non-WIFI zone? Sit in pyjamas all day, or suffer blog envy? Today's star superblogger Bryan Boy.
In celebrity land it's Pre-Fall 2009 already. Having already summered in Cannes, the stars are ready to get their hands on the best bits of Fall before us. We spot Peaches Geldof with the new Pre-Fall Dolce & Gabbana "Miss Sicily" bag. Jealous? Us?
What I love most about having to work with a colleague is the opportunity to snoop around their desktop. Seeing a colleague's desktop today however disturbed me so much, I’m concerned I’m sharing office space with a serial killer...
Keeping in theme with her new song title, the Italian named Paparazzi, Lady Gaga opts for a vintage dress by Italian Designers Dolce & Gabbana for her new single. We preview the new video here.
Winona Ryder talks breakdowns and break-ups with ELLE U.K. Starring in new film The Private Lives of Pippa Lee based on the bestselling book alongside Gossip Girl's Blake Lively and Robin Wright Penn, Swide takes a peek at the film's trailer.
They’re the baddest bad asses Hollywood has ever seen. The life and fast times of Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper by Robert Sellers has to be this summer's hot read.
We normally try and avoid strict health regimes but when they’re as luxurious as 5 nights at the Six Senses destination spa on Naka island, off the coast of Phuket we’re the first people to put our hands up.
After months of being trailed by the paparazzi and the inspiration behind L'Officiel magazines latest cover - la Barton is back with a new TV show, The Beautiful Life. Produced by Ashton Kutcher, we take a peek at a clip from the new fashion-based show.
A new music blog for those who don't usually read music blogs. No scary music geeks, cute visuals and music you can play in the gym featuring guest playlists from the likes of Charlotte Ronson & Lissy Trullie.
No.170 in a limited series - if you're new in town don't wait for a shoulder to cry on. Put on a winning outfit and seek out the city's A-list.
Exhibiting at this year's 2009 Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavillion curated by Luca Beatrice and Beatrice Buscaroli are new Italian talents alongside established stars such as Sandro Chia. We take a peek at "humanismo technologico" from young artist Masbedo.
New track, Lisztomania from French band Phoenix did come complete with an official video until a home-made video of people dancing from 80's brat-pack movies blew it out of the water.
We all know that black is worshipped on planet fashion and needless to say in DG land the same is true. All very well, but when you're desperate for a coffee and it takes 20 mins to find a machine, who's chic now?
No.169 in a limited series - ensure when you in the British capital, your outfit screams cheers.
Coming up on June 11th from auction house Antiquorum is the opportunity to buy timepieces from 20th century icons such as President Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra, and Steve McQueen. We take a peek at McQueen's collection.
Next up in a new series, "Meet the Bloggers". Swide interviews leading bloggers to ask them what life is really like in the blogsaphere. Do they break out into a cold sweat in a non-WIFI zone? Sit in pyjamas all day, or suffer blog envy?
Just released - Swide takes a look at Röyksopp's new video for their new track The Girl and the Robot. Released on June 15th, the track is featured on the band's new album 'Junior' and is the first Röyksopp video in which both Torbjørn and Svein make an appearance.
Celebrating its 300th issue, i-D Magazine features model Tasha Tilberg on it's cover photographerd by Kayt Jones. The triple cover of of i-D also Sigrid Agren photographed by Alasdair McLellan and Raquel Zimmerman by Juergen Teller.
Could a futuristic car without wheels and that uses electro-magnetic power be our new green status symbol? This new vehicle runs 10cm above the ground fueled by electro-magnetic power and can also double up James Bond style as a submarine.
When it comes to beautiful books, nobody does it better than German art book publisher Taschen. Their newest bookshop which has just opened in Copenhagen has interiors courtesy of super-designer Philippe Starck.
No.168 in a limited series - get your game on this summer with a stylish tennis vibe of the vintage variety.
Next season's Dolce & Gabbana's collection looks to the surreal for its inspiration. Buttons are no longer buttons but wonderful pieces of jewellery and necklaces are super-sized as the designer's creativity makes anything possible. Swide takes a peek.
Looking good in a swimsuit is an art - looking like an Hollywood actress from the silver screen is another. Elle magazine - we salute you for showing us the way to swimsuit elegance.
No.166 in a limited series - don't be fooled by appearances. The sporty look was to provide access to the hotel's spa and nothing more.
Shot by designer Stefano Gabbana hmself - Swide takes a peek at supermodel Eva Herzigova en route to Dolce & Gabbana's Cannes party.
We're in the mood here at Swide for some kissing action. First we spotted Stefano Gabbana & Roberta Armani at it, and now we discovered the real cost of a kiss with Robert Pattinson....
Ah the morning after, nothing we love more than revealing the night's gossip. Find out when happened when Kylie arrived, who Dita Von Teese brought to the party, why Eva Herzigova is the dancing queen, Claudia Schiffer's strange new partner and David Gandy's new love.
No.165 in a limited series - they ensured their hotel was home from home by walking the poolside as if it were a catwalk.
Looking pretty in pink Dolce & Gabbana, Kylie is spotted at the designer's Cannes party. Imagine walking into a party and your own track welcoming you.
We thought Claudia didn't have a party bone in her body until we saw her dance the night away at Dolce & Gabbana's Cannes party with "La Stryxia".
Imagine the scene: Cannes, Stefano Gabbana's boat, sunshine, male model David Gandy, oops and you're a supermodel to boot. Welcome to life as Eva Herzigova.
We love a fabulous looking A-lister, but what we love even more is when they know when to let their hair down. Spotted at ast night's Dolce & Gabbana Cannes party, step forward Dita Von Teese, Claudia Schiffer, Alice Dellal, Eva Herzigova and Mr Gabbana himself....
Spotted at Dolce & Gabbana's "Fabulous Night in Cannes" party - Dita Von Teese with her rumoured new lover French Count Louis Marie de Castelbajac. We take a peek at what they got up to and who is fashion's new fabulous agony aunt?
As Cannes is creating office hysterica the only way to escape maybe these ever so appropriate headphones seen at last night's art opening. I bargained on blocking out sound - but blocking out smell? Who knew art smelt so bad???
The designers walked the red carpet last night in Cap d’Antibes with supermodels Eva Herzigova and Natasha Poly. Dressing Twilight's Robert Pattison, French actress Cecile Cassel and supermodel Claudia Schiffer - this is one red carpet with a worthy cause.
Much as lazing by a pool is our summer hobby of choice there's much more satisfaction in a warm beach towel if you've partied first. Swide profiles the best music festivals of the summer.
Designers Dolce & Gabbana are hosting a star-studded party tonight to celebrate the end of the Cannes Film Festival. Taken by Stefano Gabbana himself, take a look at our exclusive images of the party preparations and arriving guests such as Eva Herzigova!
EYES SWIDE SHOT: Direct from Cannes and ahead of tonight's star studded Dolce & Gabbana's "A Dazzling Night in Cannes Party" we bring you exclusive snapshots from the Cannes Croisette courtesy of Stefano Gabbana.
EYES SWIDE SHOT: Table settings, how we love them. In the real world we always get sat next to the boring, the ugly, and the badly dressed - but not in planet fashion of course...We snoop on the amFAR dinner courtesy of Stefano Gabbana.
The first in a new series, "Meet the Bloggers". Swide interviews leading bloggers to ask them what life is really like in the blogsaphere. Do they break out into a cold sweat in a non-WIFI zone? Sit in pyjamas all day, or suffer blog envy?
We wonder what this little lady said when she eventually returned home after a busy day adjusting male model's packages. Swide gets to the bottom (!) of quite possibly the best job in the world.
You can rely on an A-lister like Dita Von Teese to maintain her fitness schedule even when in the hedonistic party zone that is Cannes Film Festival. Swide discovers her top fitness tips that involve champagne.
No.163 in a limited series. Despite the first rays of summer, a true fashionista will already be looking to Fall. Pre-Fall 09 to be exact.
With bedtime stories such as these, we're not entirely convinved we'll be doing any sleeping anytime soon. The "soothing images" for want of a better word (!) are however guaranteed to however cast away the worries of the day. Swide pulls up a pillow...
Thrill at first sight!To ensure you flutter into all the right social circles, our Swide stylist has kindly put her socializing on hold to bring you a collection of D&G Pre-Fall 09 pieces inspired by butterflies.
The battle of the dancefloor moves is won as 'Gossip Girl's' Chace Crawford is confirmed as the forthcoming star of the the Footloose re-make.
No.162 in a limited series - despite her love of the cocktail hour she always found it ever so slightly too short.
Our favourite Brit style/hell-raiser popped up in Cannes yesterday with one of our favourite Cannes quotes to date. Swide reveals all...
Would you eat nine and a half sugar cubes? The scary thing is you probably have already. Nine and a half cubes is the actual amount of sugar in a normal can of Coca Cola. Ten sugar lumps to be exact - precisely 39g and a total of 240 calories. Swide investigates...
Despite a rumoured bout of food poisoning Penelope Cruz showed her determination to attend the Cannes premiere of her latest film "Broken Embraces". Directed by Pedro Almodovar, he revealed why his next film will be about men - so who his male muse will be?
Finally our Swedish princess is leaving the North to begin her world tour. First date (already sold out) will be on May 29th in Los Angeles at the Masonic Lodge, Hollywood. Swide reveals the full tour dates and those rumours about that second album...
Swide gives you daily look at the rumoured Palme d'Or contenders during Cannes film festival. Watch our interview with Rubén Ochandiano, star of the new Almodovar film.
Nika Zupanc, a young designer from Lubiana (Slovenia), starts from feminine archetypes transforming the daily life into something more luxurious, elegant and provocative. The result is a sexy series of objects that showcase a new form of "fetish chic".
No.161 in a limited series - throwing money around can be empowering occasionally (if only for the improved service), but one thing that should always be a safe bet is your outfit.
This week's D&G FW09 must-have focuses on the jacket. The indispensible addition to your wardrobe has been refined in rich brocade and printed velvet. Simply throw on and ensure an instant fix of elegance.
Japanese architecture Endo Shuhei appears to like curves - in the building sense of course. As fans of living in our own little bubble, Swide takes a look at some of his recent projects and decides what to commission for our own office space.
Starring in the new stylish thriller from Hong Kong director Johnnie To, actor Johnny Hallyday, otherwise know as the 'French Elvis' has piqued our curiousity. Walking the Cannes red carpet this weekend, we couldn't help but wonder what a French Elvis is really like...
We assumed Mariah wouldn't go anywhere without her lipgloss, but that was before we spotted her in new film Precious. Following in the footsteps of Halle Berry and Charlize Theron, Mariah takes off the make-up.
Much as we love wasting our days clicking on images of the cool and the beautiful, all those artful nonchalent poses can get exhausting on the eye. Swide's new voyeuristic fix is www.latfh.com which profiles the people cool left behind.
This week's New York social moment (uptown of course) was the ARTrageous auction at Cipriani's. Guests including Jeff Koons and Peter Beard jostled for space at the bar as Swide ordered a cocktail and got the lowdown on the evening.
Today is the day the American girls finally get to try out Dolce & Gabbana's new make-up collection. Launching exclusively in Sak's Fith Avenue. Pat will unveil the line today at their legendary flagship store in New York City. Swide asked her for the inside scoop.
No.158 in a limited series - it's not always swimming trunks that can cause ripples.
No.160 in a limited series - when attempting to find the prized vintage possession it's always wise to look as if you already are lady of the manor.
"What’s it like being young and beautiful, with a 24-karat pedigree and inherited wealth, in populist, economically perilous 2009?" Vanity Fair went in search the young, rich and loaded, profiling 38 heirs and heiresses who posed for photographer Bruce Weber.
2009 is clearly the year for Chicago: Obama raised the city’s profile to that of New York and LA, and now the Art Institute of Chicago is set to open its Modern Wing on May 16th.
Continuing the Cannes film festival preview - Swide brings you a daily review of the rumoured to be Palme d'Or contenders. Next up in the Swide series is Korean director (Old Boy) Park Chan-wook's new film, "Thirst" which premiers today in Cannes.
Exhibiting now until June 13th in Berlin's Peres Project Gallery - Art's badboy, Terence Koh is showcasing his new exhibit which depicts a perfect mirror image of his body only at two-thirds of the size, complete with bunny ears, and covered with 65,000 faux pearls.
Continuing our Cannes film festival series, Swide brings you a daily look at the rumoured Palme d'Or contenders. Next up in the Swide series is Ang Lee's (Brokeback Mountain & Crouching Tiger) new comedy.
With the Cannes party any day now - the office is reaching near hysteria. Lunch has been postponed for a week as beauty appointments take priority and even massages are no longer sacred.
Star of forthcoming Almodovar film, Broken Embraces premiering this week at the Cannes Film Festival, Penelope Cruz looks the very cover star that she is. Does this lady ever have a day off?
Continuing our Cannes film festival series we bring you a daily review of the rumoured to be Palme d'Or contenders. Take a look at Tarantino's new film starring Brad Pitt and Diane Kruger.
The French - just when the rest of the world thinks they overtaken them in the chic race - they reinvent the term luxury. "Hotel des Academies et des Arts" has just launched it's Chez Charlotte Tea Room with pastries from renowed Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé.
For those slim celebrities who prefer getting their daily vitamin intake from anywhere but food in fear of piling on the pounds a showerhead hailing from Japan may have the answer.
If you've ever tried to plough your way through a crowded pavement packed with commuters umbrella in hand, you'll understand the need for some help from the dark side. With the rain still falling - Swide discovers how to keep frizz at bay.
Swide's stylist has sampled beachside cocktails in The Maldives and practised her driving in the Cote D'Azur in order to bring you the definitive beachwear guide.
Photographed by Dusan Reljin and styled by Jillian Davison - this voyeuristic peek at summer's fashion must-haves has Swide peeking out from behind its curtains.
As Cannes film festival kicks off today - Swide brings you a daily review of the rumoured to be Palme d'Or contenders. First up in the Swide series is Lars Von Trier new horror flick starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe.
Launching today this week in the US, at American department store Sak's, Swide asked leading make-up artist Pat McGrath for the inside track on Dolce & Gabbana's new make-up collection.
From one of our favourite emerging product designers, Florian Kallus comes the Karton Chair. As his newest project is released Swide asked him what's the best thing he's ever received in a box...
A day out of the office and I've made a number of observations that have me foaming at the mouth for a fix of corporate love.
Shot by photographer Ben Watts and styled by Miguel Arnau - we like to see fashion responding to film. Hot on the heels of the Oscar winning film, The Wrestler and the just released Tyson documentary - Swide pulls up a ringside seat.
It appears to be a reverse wealth situation in NY right with the real money on Williamsburg and not Manhattan. We're talking creative wealth of course...
Delving into fashion's depths (apparently there are some), artist Amie Dickie explores an obsession with fashion in her work. Creating a new-look Kate Moss courtesy of subversive cobwebs - Amie hunts for a meaning in a so-called meaningless industry.
When emails to your loved one are sent to his trash - is there a subliminal message I should be aware of??? Meanwhile on planet DG I'm receiving email with signatures that include images. Has the self-promotion bar been raised over the weekend?
Styled by Arianne Phillips (stylist to Madonna) and shot by photographer Tom Munro, we take a peek at what trend mavens, Japanese Vogue have up their big sleeves.
Inspired by the theatre the D&G FW10 collection is not one to sit in the corner. Taking centre stage next season, your D&G must-have is a voluminous piece to ensure a grand style presence and your very own style encore.
Described as a "monument" - Swide takes a peek at the forthcoming 400 page book shot by legendary photography Steven Meisel that features 317 Vogue Italia covers and discovers how the project happened in an interview with the book's producer Michel Mallard.
"China" SS 97 was a mix of Eastern inspiration and contradictory collection of fabrics that became a forerunner of the eccentricity and vintage styling that dominates fashion today. Delve into Dolce & Gabbana's archives...
Asking "what keeps you up at night?" we investigate Ten Men's latest Fall issue and their new addition - a very fine blog.
Much as we love interior shoots and their staged vases of expensive flowers we miss the debris of everyday life - slippers, magazines, an opened bottle of wine, which is why we're following Liz Arnold's blog "Homebodies".
No.153 in a limited series - much as she liked to play the romantic she much prefered wearing flowers to receiving them.
Sunday night, and as the rest of the world had their feet up watching a DVD, in DG land it was VIP night at Milan's San Siro Football Stadium. Swide takes a peek inside the VIP room.
No.152 in a limited series - he was in Berlin today. Despite the fact he was in creative central, the only thing he'd actually been creative with with telling his boss exactly where he was.
It's time to sharpen your friendship radar as author and NYC-girl-about-town Heather Wagner’s new book Friend or Faux gives us the real insight into social circles.
To many of you - and I'll admit, me included, a bath conjures up images of relaxation, a night in and some R&R time. Not of course in DG land, when on a Weds night it's time to meet the world's press and sniff out what's new.
Has Lindsay been reading our "Do blondes have more financial fun?" post we wonder? Refreshingly looking like a Hollywood heroine rather than Hollywood tabloid fodder - Swide takes a peek at the Spanish Vogue shoot courtesy of X17online.com.
The model who can do wrong looks the picture of perfection in this month's Russian style title, shot by legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh.
We take a dip into the luxury pool with 24-hour global concierge and private members club Quintessentially.com to get the insider scoop on their wildest, and most fabulous lifestyle requests. Don't believe the hype - money it seems can buy your wildest dreams.
So they we were thinking the Cannes Film Festival was all about the parties when we heard the news, actor Edward Norton is set to join poker champion Jamie Gold for a charity poker tournament, plus we reveal his fave poker player and why Tobey Maguire is intimidating.
Exhibiting at the Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo are five unique dolls from the Japanese artist. Plus we discover which emerging artists Takashi Murakami has his eye on.
Swide takes a peeks at the artist's site who's trying to reunite lost luggage with its owners. Surprisingly not sponsored by British Airways - we take a rummage through other people's dirty laundry.
The U.K's Times online has revealed in their "recession chic" post that advertisers are moving away from ‘quirky’ models and fair-haired, blue-eyed girls are in great demand. Why? Swide reads on and decides whether or not to invest in some peroxide.
Today's office drama was set off by a low flying wasp. With Vogue serving as our weapon of choice, the process of tracking down the wasp didn't resemble anything I'd really want to see again, but did prove that 9/10 of my colleagues can actually run.
Our favourite rock star is back on the road and we've simultaneously discovered the reason for Twitpics. As Lenny gives his followers a unique peek into backstage life we act the groupie and get eight hours of sleep.
From Sony Pictures and opening this week in NY and L.A - "Tyson" is a revealing documentary from acclaimed indie director James Toback that ensures fighting is the film world's new fascination.
Don't worry, I'm not about to regale you all with dull office details such as when we break for lunch or when our meetings are scheduled - eeurgh. No, the inevitable has happened on planet DG. The sun is out and we're all sporting the same pieces from the SS09 collection.
As if cycling needed another hip status symbol. With bikes the worldwide hip accessory it follows that cycle racks are the latest accessory to get a style overhaul. David Byrne's involvement however intrigued us...
Part of the SS09 Dolce & Gabbana collection explores a aristocratic Sicilian world - a world of decadence, parties, wealth and Baroque. We discover gold - the key colour to transform next season's wardrobes and delve deeper into what makes the designers tick.
The hipster credentials: 1. Play for hip U.S designer's fashion show. Check (Phillip Lim FW09) 2. Be compared to a Warhol muse of days gone by. Check Timeout NY. 3. Have a DJ gig. Check Beatrice Inn.
Sometimes stepping into designer shoes doesn't always equal a designer lifestyle. Unless of course you're Dita Von Teese. We track a month in Dita Von Teese's designer shoes and find out more about her new show the "Opium Den."
Want to book a honeymoon destination that your fiancé will never guess? How about Saddam Hussein’s bed for a surprise? For the bargain price of £180 a night you can now consummate your marriage in the bedroom of the former dictator’s abode.
WWD scoops the beauty press with its exclusive article on the launch of the new D&G "Anthology" fragrances. Revealing the five new scents, the piece also reveals their new faces - Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Fernando Fernandes, Noah Mills, & Tyson Ballou - all shot by Mario Testino.
No.147 in a limited series - according to him the true definition of a long weekend was returning to work on Thursday.
Artist, illustrator, graphic and web designer, Italian Riccardo Paoletti has transformed his site into a pixel wonderland. Blending screensavers with illustrations and unique pixel graphics - he's our new virtual superhero.
We may not have been there, but we've already stalked those that braved the rain to party model style. Swide reveals the tweets of the night; what Bono, Rihanna, Gisele, and Madonna really got up to and why Kiefer Sutherland headbutted a young designer...
Stamina - that's what we admire in a person and now fashion has got in on the act. If there's one thing that screams style it's a unique bag or coat that will last a lifetime. An item so precious that nobody else in the bar or even on this planet will be wearing.
This hefty 50kg “Composition” chair is a marvel of metal handicrafts. No bolts or welding techniques were used as this chair was formed merely by bending aluminium wires. We try it for size.
How to describe a real man? If you can imagine him "twittering", the chances are he won't be reaching cowboy status anytime soon. Reconsider your notion of a real man at NYC's MoMA gallery and their latest exhibition dedicated to the American West.
No.146 in a limited series - they preferred being the performance as opposed to watching it.
If you've ever read an interview with an A-lister like George Clooney and wondered who gets to do a job like this and why, it's time to follow L.A based writer Ms Muse and her blog.
This "floating house boat" is the perfect solution to city living. If working and living in close proximity to other people is getting you down. Hop on board and wake up to the world through a porthole instead.
More than a trend, green architecture is now a lifestyle choice. A new "ecologically correct" philosophy has emerged with the appreciation for building and living in ecologically sound houses without renouncing comfort and futuristic innovations.
Part of the Dolce & Gabbana SS09 menswear collection packed its suitcase and headed South to Miami - where it took a journey alongside Al Pacino.
The SS09 D&G collection gets an inspiration injection from Warhol model Donna Jordan.
Call us old beyond our years but although we knew the name Miley Cyrus, we knew absolutely nothing about her. Off we clicked to her Twitter account to snoop. This is what we discovered.
If you're experiencing super-healthy, zero fat, vegan fatigue. If a fast food salad or low-calorie burger has you reaching out for the mayonnaise feel free to take a fat moment out with us.
Harper's Bazaar let's us into this season's trend - precious metals.
They we were thinking all people wanted from a five-star hotel was a good spa and a stocked mini-bar. How wrong we were. Turns out one of America's top hotels is in demand because they provide the perfect setting for some horizontal action.
With everyone wanting to show off in the blogasphere (and hence the new dancefloor) - it's normal to want a little inspiration when going it alone. New blog, "Site Inspire" helpfully puts together the best of web design with keywords that actually mean something.
Photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin & styled by Camilla Nickerson - we're having a directional moment.
How to perfect the A-list lifestyle - it may be easier than you first thought. I monitor the celebrity tweets of the day with disturbing results.
Part of the Dolce & Gabbana SS09 womenswear collection has its inspiration in the cult film, The Leopard. The film's golden Sicilian baroque opulence, and rich colour created the foundations for this modern collection.
Moscow - the dream destination for techno-ravers and model scouts the world over and now the world's new creative space. Swide takes a peek at the city's forthcoming "Fashion & Style in Photography" festival.