His Signed, Sealed and Delivered album finally came out on Monday and a happy Craig David shared with us the inspirations; hopes and secrets behind the highly anticipated return to the front of the international music scene. Oh so sleek... but oh so down to earth; we are charmed, chuffed and delighted!
Jessica Simpson's newest show, "The Price of Beauty" can be described as being part beauty guide and travelogue, as she travels the globe in an attempt to discovery what 'beauty' means to different cultures with the guided help of her friends.
5 Magazine let the cat out of the Dolce & Gabbana shopping bag... and seemingly got a little more than they had bargained for! A cheeky new take on the old idiom.
Winter gloom is a thing of the past. With the sun revealing itself, a tropical getaway seems more than fitting. Pack up your paisley prints and open-toe shoes as an exotic adventure awaits you.
Ever since "Dead Disco Dancer" first found its way onto our music playlists, Swide has long been a fan of London-based post-punk band, O Children. We caught up with the O Children bassist, Harry James, and got to know the band a bit better.
No.463 in a limited series - Some things just never lose their pizzazz, like lace for instance. Like her mother, she too loves how lace exudes charm and elegance.
A little bit James Dean, a little bit Marlon Brando as a docker in Kazan's On the Waterfront... Simon Nessman is all kinds of iconic as the modern.day screen sensation.
He's played every role from "the good guy", "the boy-toy" to most recently, "the hustler". Meet Bryan Greenberg, one of Swide's favourite stars currently sizzling the small screen.
As the world is preparing to welcome Dannii's little bundle of joy, Kylie is all too ready to embrace her new role as auntie Minogue - and by the look of things she has already started to accessorise accordingly!
Fair Isle is enjoying a revival. TheD&G snow bunnies are waving goodbye to the big old jumpers and it's in with the hotpants and chiffon dresses.
Uttering the words "social networking" and "bus stops" in the same sentence would seem highly unlikely, but MIT's latest brainchild Eyestop has us doing just that. Find out how EyeStop is changing our perception of public transit.
A literature student left the Italian shores with dreams of fashion design and became the hottest thing on the London scene (with quite a bit of studying and hard work in between): not a fairytale but Maria Francesca's Pepe journey into becoming a fashion sensation with fierce jewellery and clothing to match.
No.462 in a limited series- Every delicate flower has it share of sharp thorns. For the girl who enjoys exploring both her animalistic and shy side.
Much has been written over the years on Kate's antics and the noughties saw headlines after headlines detailing each and everyone of them. Now in a happy stable relationship miss Moss has been under the tabloid radar - until now?
Keke Lindgard is throwing a masquerade ball and we are all invited: expect an evening of bold florals, bold lips and even bolder looks...
No.460 in a limited series - From the outside looking in, his life may seem like horseplay. But, this lone ranger has to wear two hats, one of a business man and another of a cowboy.
No.459 in a limited series- For the girl who’s a hippie at heart. Not bothered by whether she’s wearing the latest fad, she stays true to her denim blues.
Barcelona-based synth quartet Delorean are slowly, but surely generating much buzz around their newest album.While they might be busy entertaining fans on their first American tour, Delorean was kind of us to leave us with a taste of summer...
After a hard night of partying, last thing a guy wants is to scare off his lady friend or colleagues the next morning with massive bags hanging underneath his eyes. Kiehl’s reminds us to love our skin once again.
When the ultimate Hollywood wet dream becomes the poster guy for nappy-changing and strollers then you know a social revolution is at hand. The future of man or a long-awaited role reversal?
Being on everyone's lips is flattering, being in everyone's heart... an honour reserved to the truly great. That very path is the one being followed by young French actor Tahar Rahim as haunting film A Prophet is becoming a worldwide sensation.
We've all experienced waking up to find nothing in the fridge but pizza from last night.A new pizzeria is changing the way we look at pizzas in the morning, no longer a last resort but first choice.
When great minds meet and think alike it can lead to some pretty far-out and innovative results - or to the birth of a classic editorial as demonstrated here by Hedi, Emmanuelle, Anja et les autres...
Google is going retro! Now the screen of choice is none other than our telly set, due to become the newest kid on the digital display block what with Android technology giving it a pretty cool makeover. Google TV is coming our way!
We at Swide, have found ourselves in sort of a pickle. We can't seem to decide who has the most 'boyfriend potential' between Hollywood's newest heartthrobs, Sebastian Stan and Garrett Hedlund. So, we of course sized them up next to each other and chose...
At a studio, on the beach, or at the park, we do yoga just about everywhere. But, can you actually say that you've ridden a chopper to the top of a mountain and have done the 'warrior' pose?
Basquiat as an inspiration to the art world is an obvious statement, Basquiat as an inspiration for a Vogue editorial is somewhat more unexpected and so very refreshing!
The coming together of the first issue probably is the most exciting moment in a magazine's life; and so this March 2010 Vogue Türkiye was born and everything from cover (so pleasantly bare) to editorials was a proper delight.
We are all guilty of spending an excessive amount of time staring at our computer screens. It’s time to rest those eyes and opt for an eye massage...?
A little cleverly cut fabric can sometimes make a world of difference; next fall is all about waving goodbye to the boys of summer and becoming the man in the great jacket.
Swide brings you our top picks from D&G's S/S10 women & men's collection. Spring has arrived, so it's time to ditch the winter coats and bring out the effortlessly cool cardigans and blazers.
On the screens this spring is Tilda Swinton's extraordinary visual and emotional tale of the becoming of a woman; "I Am Love", the tale of a modern revolution.
Dazed and Confused predicts a riot in D&G's Wild-West inspired styles for the spring/summer. Could we expect any less from a bunch of British cowgirls?
‘Mumblecore’ muse and indie fave, Greta Gerwig, fell into the world of acting by literally being herself. Her charm and unbelievable realness scored her a role in her first ever feature film and a top spot on Swide’s list of new faces to look out for in 2010.
The Natashas and Chanels of this world arrived backstage at the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 show as hip young models, working the slouchy casual layered look to perfection, and walked out onto the catwalk classic beauties with an ever so slightly icy exterior. Introducing the Dolce & Gabbana makeover.
The acclaimed Fall 2010 collection that put seamstresses on the front stage and Dolce & Gabbana's staples on the catwalk; strutting into the future by reinterpreting one's past is what Dolce & Gabbana's lesson in DNA is all about.
No.455 in a limited series-Whether he’s suited up in a fitted blazer or sporting a buttoned-down denim shirt, one thing remains: he’s the last guy you want to mess with.
Who ever said figure drawing classes had to be so silent? Michael Alan and Draw-a-thon are collectively abolishing the rules of traditional art class etiquette by turning the classroom into a stage performance .
Sicily is where Dolce & Gabbana's heart is and this spring is all about rediscovering the true nature of Sicilian beauty...
They're cute, funky and Japanese, reason enough to love them. They're no Harajuku girls, instead The Suzan is the newest all-girl pop-rock band to hit the music.Check out the latest musical act that has SXSW festival attendees buzzing.
In Another Man's spring issue, AJ Abualrub is flying the flag for a return to unapologetic masculinity, a butch man neither interested in tweezing nor exfoliating.
You think you know someone and can figure them out as easy as a Lego puzzle and then they go out and get all Hollywood in a Seth Rogen-driven superhero production. Meet the many personas of the highly-talented Mr Gondry.
Swide gets comfortable on the casting couch and chit-chats with New York-based Casting Director, Maurilio Carnino of MTC Casting.
The 24th annual SXSW (South by Southwest) Music and Media conference kicked off this past week in Austin, Texas. The much-anticipated event draws in the best in music, technology, and film to Austin, Texas. Swide takes a look at this year’s SXSW Film Festival winner, “Tiny Furniture”.
In a world full of possibilities and reinventions why be a one-trick pony? A charity and a fashion house, Stefano Pilati's Veryta demonstrates the importance of being schizophrenic. With a refreshing touch of superficiality and painted dresses.
Typically, the quality of lodging would be a lodger's main preoccupation rather than what's on the dinner plates. Gastrohotels are the newest craze in Spain that have hotel owners getting their hands a little dirty.
The onscreen lady love affair that got the world salivating; may its days be counted already? Judging from Beyonce's energetic guest appearance during Alicia Key's Madison Square gig last night it might be a case of waving goodbye to the Gaga...
It is rather hard to imagine Terry Richardson shooting anyone without a number of clothes being taken off. Mariacarla is the latest to have fallen "victom" to the Richardson effect in this fleshy editorial.
Out are last season's colour combinations and style cravings, in are surprisingly feminine masculine-inspired tailoring...
How you start and end a day is everything. Swide looks at some of the newest gadgets for your home that will keep you smiling from sunrise to sunset.
Proving she’s more than just a pretty face, Supermodel Gisele Bündchen launches her own line of eco-friendly skincare products that aims to make your skin glow just as bright as hers.
The recognizable works of famous expressionist painter, Otto Dix, will come to be shown as part of his first ever solo museum exhibition in North America. The exhibition features themes of sexuality, war, portraiture, and religion. Swide gets its fix of Otto Dix.
There is a little boy in all of us who once dreamed of growing up to be a hero - the more ambitious dreamt of Superman, the old-fashioned of cowboys and the dark ones... Darth Vader no less!
R-Patz eat your heart out, there's a new vampire in town. He may not have your public school charm but as a former Ultimate Fighting Champion he could beat the entire Twilight cast in a fight. And he doesn't look half bad in a dark suit... Meet Andrei Arlovski, the new fighting gentleman.
In taking a break from all the 8-bit electro and soft rock we’ve been coming across, Swide winds down to the relaxing beats off Brit DJ, Bonobo’s newest album, “Black Sands”.
In passing by the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, you've might have noticed a rectangular glass box sitting atop the museum. That rectangular glass box is noneother than trendy, temporary restaurant, Nomiya. Swide checks out why everyone is trying to book reservations for the same table.
While everyone was rushing backstage minutes before the models hit the Fall 2010 Dolce & Gabbana catwalk, Swide enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the VIP room to chat to Italian actress and former Bond Girl Caterina Murino, who showed us why she is every bit the Dolce & Gabbana woman.
Something quite special happens when a curvy beauty gets in front of Karl Lagerfeld's camera; he may not embrace their body shape but he sure knows how to shoot em.
Fashion weeks have come and gone and already we are feeling a little backstage nostalgia - we travel back in time amongst D&G's belles, Tao and her book, Chanel with her sparkly goggles...
Hula-hooping, a widespread beloved childhood pastime is quickly becoming a new fitness craze that celebrities are obsessing over, even first lady Michelle Obama is jumping on the bandwagon. Swide takes a look at what all the hoopla is about.
Madonna isn't just a friend, muse and model to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana; with new eyewear brand MDG she has become a fellow designer, ready to wow us with shades fit for a film noir screen siren, of which we exclusively reveal a few models.
This spring is all about celebrating our great sportsmen - just out of the Olympics with the Football World cup to look forward to. GQ got Noah Mills and his fellow male models to hit the gym.
No.448 in a limited series - For the girl who wants to look as lavish as the event she’s attending. The right mix of sweet lace and stand-out accessories will make her the belle of the ball.
Online fashion editor at fashionista.com, Lauren Sherman discusses the Dolce & Gabbana heritage, those sexy Dolce & Gabbana men and why the future of fashion writing is online.
No.447 in a limited series-For the girl with the soul of an artist, full of creativity and passion. She leaves her gallery exhibition looking just as divine as the art she displayed.
No.446 in a limited series - For the guy who doesn’t want to give up his jacket and trousers at the first sign of sunlight. Keep the comfort of fall while wearing the light colours of spring.
Alan Paloma, better known as Neon Indian, has become a hands-down favourite amongst music bloggers everywhere since he released his first album, "Psychic Chasms" last October. He's returned to the music blogosphere with a new single that takes on an electronic, fun-filled, psychedelic.trip.
No.445 in a limited series - For the girl who wishes to fuse her two greatest loves: fashion and candy.
He first became a household name after appearing on the hit MTV show, “The Hills”, as Heidi’s ‘boss’, but Brent Bolthouse has been a pivotal figure in the L.A club circuit for quite some time. Swide visits some of the hot spots that Bolthouse has turned into L.A fixtures.
French Revue de Modes os greeting spring not with one bright and beautiful cover but twelve. Swide's own backstage crush Tao Okamoto is one of those rainbow beauties.
In the career landscape, fashion is something of a Liberty Island calling upon the poor, tired and huddled masses yearning to breathe Italian leather and hairspray. Once through the golden door of fashion though... is the grass really that much greener? Swide investigates a few of these fashionable professions. this week, the model dresser.
A happy Swide managed to steal a moment with super-busy Tabitha backstage at Dolce & Gabbana; a Swide-favourite for her exquisite shoes, exquisite taste and exquisite beauty, she managed to charm us into stuttering our words no less... Those feline eyes!
Swide brings you our top picks from D&G's S/S10 accessories. This season's goodies offer an array of colours for the ladies, and a mix of both urban and western styles for the men.
For years it was held as something of a special treat, being associated with Ladurée, Pierre Hermé and the chicest Parisian patisseries. These days it’s a 90 cents side dish to your Big Mac. Whatever happened to the macaron?
We pass them everyday, but do billboards ever really "say" anything? They're constantly vying for our attention, urging us to buy something. Do billboards ever make us stop in our tracks and force us to think? MAK center is changing all that with their recent exhibition, “How many Billboards? Art in Stead”. Swide explores how L.A gets an artistic makeover.
We all love a man in a great suit but our heads would definitely turn for a man in a great ski suit. Meet D&G's dreamboat for next winter: a suave James Bond on the slopes, always elegant but most importantly of all damn cheeky.
Ashley Greene was the toast of Milan when she attended the shows a couple of weeks ago; now back in her glamourous routine she seems to be displaying signs of missing the city's dolce vita...
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dolce & Gabbana's menswear. We are pleased to announce Another Man has joined the celebrations in releasing a short film featuring the brand's menswear, directed by Pierre Debusschere.
No.443 in a limited series - The big city holds the key to your dreams, but does it also hold your wallet? A sleek clutch adds that bit of cosmopolitan charm.
It's common knowledge that smoking does horrible things to the skin, but new studies suggest otherwise. A new discovery by CosmeticsDesign has us rethinking everything we've been told about tobacco.
The Cartier Foundation in Paris has a knack for creating momentum: after the hit Murakami show back in 2002, a new Japanese artist is on the menu. This mischevious child at heart is no new kid on the block what with a massive following in his homecountry and across the world: meet Takeshi Kitano, the painter.
It is the chicest modern take on the American dream: classic French beauty turned charismatic French icon on the silver screen and Oscar-winner in the space of a few months.
King of bloggers Bryan Boy sat on the Dolce & Gabbana throne and got chatting about his great friendship with Domenico and Stefano, his thoughts on the bloggers vs editors debate, why he is a Dolce & Gabbana girl at heart, and that fabulous fox jacket!
What with Japanese culture blossoming all around and the winter dragging its soggy feet we are openly daydreaming about everything spring; if staring at floral dresses won't do then why not head off to Japan where sakura season is ready to bloom,
Mainstream music is fine by us, but so much more can be said about an indie artist trying to make it in the industry. New artist, Electric Slim shares what it's been like for him to break into the dog-eat-dog music industry and what's driven him thus far.
Chic Numéro is going a little feisty for this month's wet contest; no white t-shirts or cheap tarts, only the best in classic swimwear. Join in, pick your favourite!
The Skins-obsessed world has been following her character's antics for over three years now and the infatuation is as much with onscreen Effy as with hauntingly beautiful Kaya. And with more in store than raving in the woods these days... Is this the most exciting coming of age ever?
The fashionista is often rumoured to be a heartless and tough species but not every front row is "kell" on Earth; this Paris Fashion Week we witnessed a number of heart-warming moments. The P(ublic) D(isplay) of A(ffection) has just gotten chic.
Not quite eighty but quite a few fashion show invites currently being held tightly onto in Paris have caught our eye, sometimes even more so than the clothes themselves...
It ain't easy being a fashionista on tour and fashion marathon veteran Giovanna Battaglia knows it better than anyone as confirmed by her latest mouth-watering tweets from Paris.
We're always on the hunt for the newest diet trends, but why not opt for a diet that dates back 10,000 years? Swide explores how the Stone Age or otherwise known as "Paleo" diet, is designed specifically to fit humankind.
Beauty loves nothing more than going back to basics; French skincare expert Caudalie is renowned for their use of grapes and all things viney. And now for that Margelia suite at their chic Bordeaux spa. Care for a little Cabernet?
Midnight came and left our girls hanging in an atmosphere of sultry languour - and the heafy scent of sin. Beware for this garden's flowers have thorns.
World-renowned for his rock 'n' roll lifestyle full of beautiful women and exclusive parties, Olivier Zahm offers a peek into his glamorous world with his Purple Diary exhibition at Parisian boutique Colette. Swide takes a look at the man behind the Ray-Ban aviators and why we're so fascinated by him.
The 82nd Academy Awards was full of surprise performances, hilarious spoofs and, of course, well-dressed stars like: Taylor Lautner, Ben Stiller, Neil Patrick Harris, Chase Crawford and Malin Akerman.
Swide caught up with Susanna Lau during her first ever Milan fashion week. She discusses her transition to becoming an editor, bloggers finally being accepted and the much hyped Nowness.
No. 440 in a limited series- A little horseplay in the sand never hurt anyone. If anything, a touch of dirt on jeans give a hint of authenticity to a cowboy’s look.
A clash of interests left electro duo, Audio Bullys less than pleased with their last album, “Generation”. Now returning from a four-year hiatus and following only their own advice, Audio Bully’s will be releasing a new album, “Higher than the Eiffel Tower”. From the sound of their latest release, “Only man”, Audio Bullys will be soon be winning back the hearts and ears of the fans that initially fell in love with them.
Bryan Boy's presence at Milan Fashion Week was more impatiently awaited than that of any top editor or Hollywood celebrity (who knew that much and therefore stayed home). We Swide-stalked him around the Dolce & Gabbana shows and offices in the hope of catching a little of that BB magic.
Way before the Scott Schuman’s, Tommy Ton’s and Garance Dore’s of our time, the world of street style photography had Lisette Model. Swide takes a look at both her work and her contribution to street photography.
This might be the Blond Issue but this girl looks nothing like a plastic doll; edgy in the right places, with the right amount in lightness and the all-important eye-catching skin-baring sexiness...
The Tuileries are and shall remain the prime Parisian spot during Fashion Week, especially now that the Vogue Bar is doing trade next door on place de la Concorde. Thirsty for more after Carine's Tea Time? Swide gives you suggestions to make the most of your walk around the park.
Are bloggers considered fashion editors? We posed this very question to fashion editors and directors Hilary Alexander, Kate Lanphear, Zanna Roberts, Franca Sozzani and Nina Garcia during Milan fashion week. They shared their views on the blogger frenzy and how magazines see themselves as we enter a digital age.
Thomas McDonell might not be especially familiar a name but the reasons to remember it are plenty. New York-based, in his early 20s, an independent artist involved in painting and other forms of art... Swide looks at the numerous artists wrapped into one
In a world controlled by technology, envisioning a world controlled by robots wouldn’t be thought of as improbable. In fact, the robotic kind are making their presence known by infiltrating the food and bar industry as we know it.
The start to another Paris Fashion Week calls for a little vintage French Vogue (from February 2010 no less!), and so we present you with a little "vogue-à-porter".
The Internet is awash with video content - too much for our shortening attention spans? If you want the multimedia experience without the hassle then Google Russia's Transsiberian experience may just have answered all your wishes.
It’s a common misconception that being vegetarian means having to sacrifice foods full of flavor. New York restaurant, Dirty Candy, is changing the way we look at vegetables. Dirty Candy cooks with the philosophy that “vegetarian food can be an indulgence”.
No.437 in a limited series- Just when she thought she was going to spend her vacation without being pestered by the snap-happy paparazzi, she discovers their presence and is quick to hide behind a glamorous pair of shades.
Milan underwent an astonishing shorter schedule this Fall/Winter 2010-11 women's fashion week. Swide caught up with fashion heavyweights Anna dello Russo, Stefano Tonchi, Michael Roberts, and Paula Reed as they voiced their discontent on the issue.
What happens when you merge a love of ice cream with architecture? You get Coolhaus, trendy Los Angeles ice cream establishment. Founders, Natasha Case and Freya Estreller are spearheading the 'Farchitecture' (food+architecture) movement, incorporating design into their frozen treats.
British music sensation Craig David is back with a new album - and in the style stakes as we get to see more of him out and about in a series of seriously sharp outfits. Craig revealed to Swide his all-important style rules in an exclusive interview.
Used as we are to fanmail (little white lie no.1), we were disappointed to find a rather miserable-looking inbox this week, save from one rather juicy missive from a noted model who got writing about the other side of the catwalk backstage; and while we despise gossip (little white lie no.2), we felt it was our duty to share.
Asking "Daddy; who were the Clash" is the telltale sign of our hopeless times - a new generation of fast food, fast thinking, fast culture.... At least they have a sense of style!
After having witnessed a beautiful collection at the Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2010-11 show, Swide caught up with fashion elites Franca Sozzani, Anna dello Russo, Hilary Alexander, Rachel Zoe, Mario Testino and asked them what they thought of it all.
The rumours have finally been put to rest regarding Parisian nightclub, Le Baron, opening in New York. It’s recently been confirmed that Le Baron, notorious for their uber-exclusive parties, will be making New York their newest residence and attracting a whole new slew of trendy urbanites.
It would seem unlikely that the words, pedicure and fish would be uttered in the same sentence.But in actuality, the unconventional pedicure involving aquatic life has been popular in countries from the United States to even Turkey. It seems France has caught the bug, as many spas are now offering these fishy pedicures.
With Paris fashion week beginning today, what better time than now to introduce the talented, Paris-based singer-songwriter, Micky Green. Australian native, now Paris resident, Micky has been receiving widespread attention for both her music and personal style. Swide uncovers why Micky has us singing, “Oh Micky, you’re so fine. You’re so fine, you blow our mind, hey Micky!”
Taking versatile to a new level - Isabeli becomes the perfect French bombshell under the sultry Parisian sun.
London-bred illustrator, Blue Logan has made a name for himself as the "pencil paparazzi" from his ability to quickly document fashion happenings through an unexpected medium, illustration. Blue recently exhibited his work during this past New York Fashion week and has now moved the exhibition to Milan. Swide was fortunate enough to catch up with Blue and get to know one of the fashion industry's most respected illustrators.
When I thought I'd seen it all in the agitation stakes, then it happened... The in-house model casting that reduced an entire office to a shrieking mess.
In this exclusive video, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana give us a tour of their latest Dolce & Gabbana women's collection, complete with its strong tailored jackets, leopard print and polka dots, sexy lingerie and chic accessories. What better than to hear it from the cat's mouth!
Could Hotel Costa Verde be the by-product of a hotel owner's aerial inspiration and a fanatical love for cult series,“Lost”. Under normal circumstances, the image of a plane stuck in a tree would spark concern, but Costa Verde's salvaged Boeing intrigues us to want to know more as to how we can we check into this first-class in experience.
Fashion is all about reinvention but then comes the time when one is stuck for ideas - not a problem, just stick your bag on your head and call yourself a trendsetter.