Mmmelanie when not DJing herself was out and about during London Fashion Week spotting (or spotifying?) the tracks that got the fashion pack dancing. We asked the French DJ and girl about London town for her musical highlights from LFW.
If you’re thinking about having taking a chocolate fix, it might not be such a good idea to look at Shanabrook’s art first. His sugar coated artworks may give the kiss of death to your taste buds.
In the coming weeks and months everyone will be voicing their opinion as to the forthcoming season's pieces to covet - Swide however has gone one better. Direct from the mouths of Stefano Gabbana and Domenico backstage at the D&G spring/summer 2010 catwalk show - the designers reveal their favorite pieces and the ones to watch for spring.
Michael Douglas & Matt Damon are the two unlikely names to play Liberace and his reputed lover in this forthcoming Warner film.
Since bursting violently onto the big screen in flicks like Cape Fear and the brilliantly insidious Natural Born Killers, as well as playing the love interest of both Woody Allen (Husbands and Wives) and Johnny Depp (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), Juliette Lewis has cagily skirted the perimeter fence of Hollywood stardom. As it turns out, she was actually just prepping her inner rocker for a no-holds-barred coming out; indeed, Juliette Lewis and The Licks’ 2004 debut EP was unambiguously titled …Like A Bolt Of Lightning.
More Rodeo Drive than Texas - the D&G spring/summer 2010 collection takes its cues from the D&G menswear collection that showed in June. That's however where the similarities finish as this Bridget Bardot lookalike has most definitely left the ranch for a downtown loft.
No.304 in a limited series - if you're going to travel halfway across the world to Sydney, it's always advisable to take a (well-dressed) friend, that way you can double up on wardrobe opportunities.
New York, London, Milan and then Paris - even the most hardened fashionistas are feeling the effects of ahem, fashion shows. Tweeting about her fashion flu we reveal how Dita Von Teese stays sane in glamourville.
The Brits invaded Dolce & Gabbana's front row yesterday and Swide was backstage to interview them.
Proving there is life after the catwalk, former model herself photographer Elle Von Unwerth showcases unseen work in a new forthcoming exhibition entitled Fraulein.
As the nerve-shattering anxiety of a recession-clouded New York Fashion Week calmed down (for the record, fashion survived just fine), the Downtown fall social season kicked in with another victim of the great vicious spiral, art.
Steve Aoki is the visionary behind Dim Mak Records, who discovered and released artists from Bloc Party, The Kills, and The Gossip, and has remixed The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, and Timbaland. His first debut single "I'm In The House" is out now.
For their spring collection 2010, the designers embraced the elegance of style as opposed to the two-second lifespan of fashion, showcasing their fashion DNA, Sicily, Sensuality and Sartorial tailoring.
If you're in any doubt about Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell & Claudia Schiffer's enduring popularity, then watch this video as they hit Milan's Rinascente department store with designers Dolce&Gabbana.
The designers Dolce & Gabbana have had a revolutionary week in the run-up to their spring 2010 catwalk show. Harnessing the internet's accessibility they've offered unique glimpses of their new collection to the whole world ahead of its catwalk debut today. Completing this innovative process today the designers hold their first press Youtube press conference. Watch it here.
Dolce & Gabbana upped the ante for their latest SS10 show, streaming backstage action simultaneously on Fashion TV and direct to their catwalk show guests. Fashion's new democracy?
Life is easier if you are blessed with the beauty, height and even the fortunes of Naomi, Eva and Claudia, however yesterday I managed to discover supermodel tricks that even lesser beauties can try at home.
No.300 in a limited series - we'd all like a footnote in history. Short of writing a book/traveling to the moon, try a new dress. It's bound to make a historical mark on somebody's mind.
Proving Milan Fashion Week is not only a sea of black and camel cashmere, Swide captures superblogger Bryanboy in the Dolce & Gabbana showroom ahead of tomorrow's show (1pm GMT +1).
As designers Dolce & Gabbana prepare ahead of their catwalk show tomorrow (1pm GMT +1), Swide invites you take an exclusive behind the seams peek inside Dolce & Gabbana's design studio, plus see a first glimpse of the collection before it makes its catwalk debut.
Milan Fashion week, a time of style, excess and of course beauty, and it so it was only follows that a selection of the world's great beauties, known simply as the supermodels came to town.
The final episode in Dolce & Gabbana's Pre-Show Diaries video series, take a sneak peek at the designers in their studio preparing the spring collection ahead of tomorrow's show (1pm GMT +2).
No.299 in a limited series - if like us you wake up some mornings feeling serious and low-key and other days wanting to be an actor instead, perhaps a diversifying your wardrobe could help.
The trio of supermodels that is Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer not to mention male models Noah Mills and Tyson will descend on Milan's Rinascente department store today at 7pm (GMT +1) - Swide reveals how you can find get the gossip in real time.
Much as we love watching Anna Wintour and her sunglasses on the front row it does get a little tedious after a while. Hurray then for D&G's front row blogging action yesterday.
It's Friday and so time for some voyeuristic designer pleasure. Online now is the third part of Dolce & Gabbana's unique Pre-Show Diaries - letting you see the SS10 collection online before it's catwalk debut.
The reality is those tousled looks seen on the D&G SS10 catwalk, rarely come naturally - even if you are a catwalk model.
There are of course many ways to make your views heard but in this multimedia age it's not always easy making yourself heard. The anonymous 20-year Parisian based guerrilla artist, Princess Hijab is fighting her cause instead using the power of visuals.
We'd always thought a hairdresser's appointment, a manicure and a leg wax was all we needed to get us through fashion week. When supermodels come to town however, it's a whole different ball game.
Your exclusive chance to take a peek at Dolce & Gabbana's forthcoming spring/summer 2010 womenswear collection before its debut on the catwalk on Sunday.
The heels have officially left London town and are currently marching on the streets (or limos?) of London. As Milan Fashion Week officially starts today we underline the places and people to see.
Later today (4pm GMT +1) is D&G's womenswear SS10 show. Ahead of the catwalk spectacle, we couldn't help but take a peek at the set-up. Taking a closer look at the front row, we spotted four seats we'd never seen before...
Backstage at the D&G SS10 catwalk show sexy cowgirls took to the runway looking the essence of cool chic. Backstage however it was different story.
Watch the second part in this exclusive video series as designers Stefano and Domenico invite you into their design studio.
The spring/summer 2010 Dolce & Gabbana show is this Sunday (Sept 27th) and designers Stefano Gabbana & Domenico Dolce are curious to know what you're expecting from the show. Discover how you can email them your design dreams.
Accessibility appears to be the buzzword for even the world famous foodie Michelin guides. As they prepare for the New York guide’s fifth edition, and San Francisco’s fourth, the inspectors reveal their cyber faces.
No.297 in a limited series - now that the sun's rays are paling into insignificance, it's time to wear your new autumn wardrobe in the style it was made for. It's time dear readers for a mini-break.
You know fashion week has arrived in Milan, when superblogger Bryanboy heads into town. Swide caught up with him at the D&G showroom as he put together a fashion week look.
STOP PRESS!! Why exactly would designers Dolce & Gabbana decide to show their forthcoming spring/summer 2010 womenswear collection online a few days before its Milan catwalk show debut? Swide finds out what Stefano Gabbana has to say on the brand's plans.
It's a hard life stalking models, designers and celebrities, but with our heels on, we're ready for Milan fashion week. Follow us on Twitter as we bring you live action, gossip and pics direct from TODAY's Dolce & Gabbana show 1pm (GMT +2)
For those of you wondering what to do of an evening now that winter is approaching, could new Manhattan social club Spin that has combined a table tennis cub and private member's club be the answer?
We love the fact that even A-listers drag their boyfriends out shopping for that crucial second opinion. Judging by the look on Dev Patel's face however, all that shopping advice can be exhausting business.
Umberto Chiodi is one of the most original up and coming artists of his generation, and probably the most handsome. Inviting Swide into his studio we find more from this Gothic treasure.
If you'd like to be part of a Damien Hirst artwork, read on. The U.K's Tate Museum is searching for identical twins to take part in his latest artwork for the forthcoming Pop Life exhibition.
If we had to write about black being back yet again, we may put down our keyboards and join a nunnery. Instead we bring you a homage to creativity.
Don't ask us though as we don't know. Spotted at London Fashion Week, the world's fashion pack appear very serious. Do front row seats, great shoes and free champagne not guarantee a least half a smile?
Eva Herzigova, interviewed by British chat show host Jonathon Ross this weekend showcased the art of ladylike seating. Watch and learn.
The making of film Gimme Shelter (now getting its first DVD release) follows the Rolling Stones from New York to California and the tour's tragic final concert at the Bay Area's Altamont Speedway.
On writer Douglas Coupland's site there is a quote which say's "technology favours horrible people”. Put your iPhones down and step in the words of the zeitgeist.
Next time someone asks you to a festival you may want to check exactly what you're planning to attend. New film and Indie hit, Three Miles North of Molkom is proof there is something scarier than fashion week.
Finally we've found a handbag that we can hang from our chair in the office as well as a bar stool at night. Following in the steps of Dolce & Gabbana's fall/winter 2009/10 collection, and it's surreal inspiration, the Miss Charleston bag proves when it comes to creativity anything is possible.
As young British designer Henry Holland gets ready to show at London Fashion week (later today), we award him Swide's tweet of the day for his sharp observations about a twittering London Fashion Week.
No.293 in a limited series - she had a wardrobe full of timeless elegance, her challenge now was to buy the house to match.
The second video to be released for Madonna's latest single Celebration features footage of her fans (a lot of Perez Hilton lookalikes?!) and daughter Lourdes. Filmed during her 2009 ‘Sticky & Sweet Tour’, the Jonas Akerlund directed video was filmed on the Barcelona and Milan tour dates.
18 is a great number - it smacks of youth, fun, carefree days and the chance (in most countries anyway) to finally be let free on society. What however would it smell of as a number? Dreamy of course, rich with promise and hypnotizing...
We're already feeling weak after NY, yet as fashion hurtles onwards and upwards (?) to London we must follow. Starting today, this Twitpic from designer Jeremy Scoot is a fun reminder that LFW may operate in a slightly different way from the radio controlled New York fashion week.
On now, blogger Diane Pernet (behind cult blog A Shaded View on Fashion) brings the second edition of her fashion film festival to Paris' Palais de Tokyo. Front-row worthy.
Fashion week is defined as much by the music on the runway as the clothes, but when busy checking out other people's shoes and downing champagne, the morning after catwalk soundtracks can be a complete mystery...
In new memoir, Ford model Crystal Renn details her struggles as a young model in a constant battle between her ambition and her appetite.
There's something altogether intriguing about seeing an upcoming actress break into the mainstream. Star of new film Baaria,which just had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, this new Italian actress shows diva form.
Much as we love stalking the fashion pack, all that moodiness can become exhausting. Taking our minds off next season's credit card bills, watch this video of Oprah's synchronized dance.
Surrounded by architectural monuments designed by pseudo-artists whose sole purpose is to be featured in a glossy magazine, does anybody really care about buildings fitting their landscapes?
Stylist Julia von Boehm, featuring models Madisyn Ritland, Shu Pei Qin and Bara Holotova, and shot by Jason Kibbler show us how to keep warm this winter.
Spotted at the MTV VMA after-party, Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick sporting a Marlon Brando t-shirt. It's not the first time he's opted for some hero support, Marlon joins James Dean and Oscar Wilde in his wardrobe dream team.
Madonna and Jesus spotted out and about in New York prove they can still pull the punches during fashion week. Black leather and Rocky? Swide finds out what they have in common...
During fashion week we hear all kinds of gossip from editors, photographers, and P.R's - but what about the girls who are actually striding up and down those catwalks? Swide brings you the Twitter addresses to stalk for the real-time fashion tidbits.
There we were thinking a move to Brooklyn NY, home of the artistic hipster would instantly ensure a creative output. Singer songwriter St. Vincent sings a different tune.
Despite being an anti-conformist male photographer who inspired the pop vanguard such as Pierre et Gilles and David Lachapelle – the world has yet to celebrate the father of the pulp and glamour aesthetic.
Backstage at the MTV awards Madonna revealed comparisons to Lady GaGa made her feel "very flattered & that, "she (Lady GaGa) looks like she's going to carnival in Venice, very beautiful." And this dear Swide readers is how a friendship is made in A-List land.
How had we not noticed this before) This season Dolce & Gabbana have thoughtfully provided his & her matching outfits for those power fashionista couples. we quite literally check them out.
The new cowboy has left his ranch and is heading to the city for spring/summer 2010. The forthcoming D&G collection mixes and matches denim, street style and formal-wear to create an look that will take you from the office to the saloon.
It's never easy when you're accosted by somebody but comforting to know it happens to A-listers too. Jay Z & Alicia Keys got an announced visit by rapper Lil Mama at the MTV Video Music Awards.
As we all know women rarely need an excuse to shop. Thursday's Fashion Night out however gave the girls (& the supermodels Eva, Karen Elson) the chance to flex their credit cards. We assumed the boys had stayed at home until that is, we spotted Chace.
It's 70 years since Dorothy first clicked those killer red heels and attempted to get home. With rumours of Dakota Fanning set to play Dorothy in a Hollywood remake we find out how Hollywood plans to celebrate...
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is as intriguing a person as one gets, and so it was only natural when we heard she was the muse behind a new fragrance - we wanted to find out exactly how you bottle the essence of Naomi.
No.287 in a limited series - nonchalance is cool, but if you want to thrill, you might want to add a jacket and tie.
No.286 in a limited series - heading into the future doesn't have to involve tin-foil and pink hair. Opt for a dress from the new season, and see how the world around you can instantly change.
Strangely enough, we spend our life adding up numbers but never take a moment to think about what one smells like. Swide investigates what number one actually smell like...
It's not a thing that one tends to ponder on a day to day basis, but what exactly would a number smell of if it had a scent? Swide investigated the scent of number 6.
Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier and Proenza Schouler are the subjects of a new fashion documentary series, The Day Before, directed by Loic Prigent.
New York as we all know is is a city of characters. From the intensity of Midtown to the intimacy of neighborhood blocks, One in 8 Million is a collection of a few of NYC resident's passions and problems, relationships and routines, vocations and obsessions online from the NY Times.
Supermodel Eva Herzigova joined in the fun of Fashion's Night Out in D&G's new Milan boutique last night - after that is, exchanging her heels for a new pair of flats.
Apparently model Karen Elson spent so much last night that her credit card company called to make sure they were all authorized charges. Swide finds out what she bought...
If you've caught a glimpse of the new D&G Anthology fragrance ads, you may have just noticed a rather good-looking chap called Noah Mills. The slaves to fashion that we are at Swide, we volunteered to interview him. Take a peek...
Shameless we know, we're only just back from our August break and already we're looking around for an autumn getaway. If like us you're after some pre-Christmas sunshine, opt for a cruise down the Nile (in style).
Shops are doing all kinds of things to ensure we put our hands in the pockets at the moment. This latest retail twist is from design store Established & Sons, who are setting up shop (albeit brief) at London's St.Martins Lane Hotel.
No.284 in a limited series - many assumed she was off to Paris for a spot of shopping. A flash of animal print on her handbag however gave her away. She was definitely heading to Paris but not necessarily to visit a boutique.
We could of course have guessed that supermodel Eva Herzigova & newcomer Fernando Fernandes would smell ten out of ten. Short of achieving perfection ourselves, Swide investigates what number ten smells like.
Hanham Hall building, in South Gloucester-shire, England is about to become the centre of Britain’s first zero-carbon village - but it will it convince us to move out of the big smoke?
Anna Wintour a.k.a the Ice Queen, fashion tyrant and boss from hell. And yet have we all in fact been barking up the wrong tree? After displaying a human side in new documentary, The September Issue, Anna is now trying to convince us that fashion, is well 'human' for this evening's Fashion's Night Out...
With New York fashion week started it's time to turn our attention to all things fashion. London is preparing it's assault on the fashion world with a collection of commemorative posters for the city's underground.
Rising from the sweaty underground, Terry Poison, Tel Aviv’s notorious electro-rock&roll crew have been performing together relentlessly and are now ready for their close-up.
No.283 in a limited series - she may look like she was leaving the office and hurrying home. To the keen observer however, the subtle band of lace her away. She was doing no such thing.
The office is forever in competition as to who will sport the new collection looks first. It's not what you'd call an office emergency given the state of the economy - but here in our fashion bubble we couldn't care less.
If you were on Death Row and had to pick a final meal what would it be? From photographer, James Reynolds, take a look at his haunting series of photographs documenting former Death Row prisoners' last meal requests before their execution.
Although the title of this shoot for Pop's new relaunch issue starring model Constance Jablonski & photographed by Sean and Seng isn't, well quite obvious. We love Ondine Azoulay styling, and the shoot's more obvious side - Constance's legs.
If you're not aware of the game celebrity window shopping, the idea is to spot something your celebrity of choice would wear. Spotted in D&G's new Milan concept store, we thought of Lady Gaga.
No 282 in a limited series - Travel incognito on the underground and you'll look more of a star then the masses and their hired limos.
If you're tired of blogs photographing only the hip and the cool, new from illustrator Gemma Correll is an intriguing Flickr group showcasing illustrations of contributor's everyday outfits.
If Twitter, Facebook and the general desire to connect with cyberspace is driving you to distraction, a new Seattle based clinic, claiming to be America's first residential detox centre for internet addicts, could be for you.
When we spotted the bathrobes, we thought perhaps they were playing spin the bottle instead. Swide goes backstage to watch supermodels at work.
New Oscar Wilde film, Dorian Gray is set for release in the UK this week. Swide got an exclusive interview with director Oliver Parker to find out the inside scoop on the forthcoming film, if the hedonist pleasures of London still exist and why Dorian Gray is actually a glamorous rock star...
Star of new Oscar Wilde film, Dorian Gray directed by Oliver Parker, the upcoming British actress not only got to pose with her (sexy) co-stars Mr.Darcy aka Colin Firth and Ben Chaplin last night, she got a whole new look too.
Styled by Maria Chiax, and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi takes us to her adopted homeland - Moscow, showcasing a winter wardrobe that would make a Czar proud.
Stay ahead of the style forces this season with one of fall/winter's most crucial pieces - a D&G cape. Swide flies into the style action to bring you the images of the moment.
British Fashion Designers, by Hywel Davies and published by Laurence King this month is the first book to embrace fashion talent from all over the UK. Swide takes a preview peek.
Hotel Aire de Bardenas in Navarre, Spain is located alongside alongside the Bardenas Reales National Park and Biosphere Reserve in Tudela, Spain. That's however where the naturalness ends. We take a peek inside the concrete walls.
Mixing with the world's most beautiful supermodels (Eva, Naomi & Claudia) appears to be an exhausting business as we catch male model Tyson snoozing on the set of the new D&G Anthology fragrance shoot.
No.280 in a limited series - if you pack light it doesn't necessarily mean you only need to make it a short trip.
No. 280 in a limited series - it's a well known fact that the beach always feels better when you know your colleagues are shivering in an air-conditioned office.
Leopard print is getting a new look this fall as it turns undercover in a rich variety of hues. Japanese Harper's Bazaar highlights its power in their latest issue, which actress Eva Mendes appears to have taken to heart at the recent Venice film festival.
With the cold weather fast approaching Peaches Geldof already appears to be planning her new wardrobe. Follow us as Swide reveals 'Peaches Picks', the new handbags to covet.
If you'd rather look at something new in a hotel lobby rather than faux watercolors or pop art prints, The W hotel in San Diego is currently hosting a photo exhibit by Chris Milk, music director to U2, Gnarls Barkley, Green Day...
Oscar Wilde and one of his most popular characters, Dorian Gray is the inspiration behind the new fall/winter D&G menswear collection. As Oscar mania begins (catch Ed Westwick in an Oscar T-shirt inside),new film Dorian Gray starring Colin Firth, Ben Barnes and Rebecca Hall & directed by Oliver Parker will premiere in London on Monday.
Distrikt is set to open October 28th on West 40th St (8th & 9th Ave) providing a new (the only?) hotel close to NYC's Times Square.
We only wish that our average day in the office involved deciding between speaking to male models Tyson or Noah Mills. Putting the super in model Swide discovers Naomi's latest project.
Ah, life as an ingenue. Hollywood's new it crew gets the Bruce Weber treatment this month. Swide travels first class to L.A to discover the future cheekbones and talent...
When we found this 80's clip of a Jazzercise class courtesy of Dita Von Teese's tweets and heard she was planning to give it a go we couldn't wait to get started. Why not match a fashion trend with an exercise class?
There's more to Milan than shopping for a new pair of shoes - there is of course a whole design scene. Thanks to department store Rinascente and their new Design Supermarket, this chic world can now be accessed conveniently five minutes away from a new handbag.
While we were on the beach, Katy Perry was entertaining the masses and circumventing the globe at the same time. Swide brings you the behind the scenes shots of Katy's world tour...
The actress Eva Mendes is in Venice to promote her new film, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, directed by Werner Herzog and starring Nicholas Cage.
No. 277 in a limited series - unlike the beach, the office is not the place to practice boho-chic (believe us we've tried). Put your working foot forward in a career clinching wardrobe that leaves your colleagues guessing and your boss wanting more.
If this summer however you've tried dipping your toes into a salt water pool you'll be aware that a natural pool not smelling of chlorine is the future of swimming.
There we were thinking the life of an A-Lister was all private jets, blacked out limos and flunkies on every corner. How refreshing to therefore to spot Kate Hudson keeping it real.
Yanis Sahraoui, alias Sliimy has already got Katy Perry and Lady Gaga tweeting about him and is the first signing to Hollywood blogger, Perez Hilton's new US Warner label, Perezcious Music. Swide tunes in...
New video Celebration directed by Jonas Akerlund is out today. Shot in Milan many scenes were filmed at Dolce & Gabbana's Metropol space.
While the office slipped back into it's black uniform after a long August break, the appearance of white flakes on my colleague's shoulders revealed tandruff (a new phrase that I've coined to describe the type of dandruff caused by peeling tans) and the only priority of the day.
For those of you just back from dancing around your beach bags, French boutique has opened it's latest retail innovation - a Sound Shop.
No. 276 in a limited series - just because it's dark, it doesn't mean you need to hide your true sartorial colours.
Freja Beha Erichsen showcases fall/winter black in the latest issue of Russia Vogue shot by Willy Vanderperre & styled by Katie Grand. What with Madonna celebrating her birthday in a similar black lace dress - we're thinking this dress could be a wise investment.
Set to be appropriately unveiled during London fashion week, Miss Moss' all new Madame Tussaud's figure is set for a new look - we reveal the details and explain why Tyra Banks is making a special visit from Madame Tussaud's New York...
Rumours of a gay kiss in the forthcoming season of Gossip girl 3 must be true when we spotted Chuck Bass aka Ed Westwick puckering up. We find out what else is set to happen in the forthcoming series...
Actress Margaret Madè, stars in the Venice International Film Festival's opening film, Baaria, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Ahead of the festival which starts today, this exclusive video goes behind the scenes with designers Dolce & Gabbana as they create Margaret's red carpet looks.