The 2003 TV advertisement for the Dolce&Gabbana Perfume Sicily, centred around a typical Sicilian funeral caused quite a stir and divided public opinion.
It’s almost Halloween time and today I have the second part of my Halloween special for you. I have been a big fan of Natalie Shau’s works for a long time and her works are extremely surreal, dark and there is always a twist with her fairytale image.
When I was a child I never celebrated Halloween. It's become a "thing" in Italy only recently, after years of cautious rejection: why dress up, have fun and binge on candy when you can enjoy a day full of hymns followed by a jolly visit to your dead relatives at the cemetery?
‘Like Crazy’ is finally hitting cinema screens this week and the film’s stars have been a whistle stop tour of press. Swide favourite, Felicity Jones sat down alongside co-star Anton Yelchin and director Drake Doremus with Popsugar to discuss improvisation and long-distance love.
Tiziano Ferro’s latest single, La Differenza tra Te e Me, (The Difference Between Me and You) is characteristically beautiful and thought provoking.
Dolce&Gabbana male muse, and sporting inspiration, Clemente Russo is featured on l’Equipe magazine.
Clemente Russo was photographed for an exclusive feature in Sportweek and, seeing as he is a muse of Dolce&Gabbana’s, we were there to see how a Heavyweight Boxing Champion strikes a pose.
“Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, boubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe, may have been wondering what to wear for Halloween. This year let Swide guide you and give you tips on how to transform your fancy dresses into fancy-dress.
The American photographer Leonard Freed represented Italy from Post- 2nd World War onwards with emotional, intimate black and white photography…
Winter is on our doorstep and the tricky business of choosing a companion to keep you warm this season is upon us, and by companion I mean a coat.
With Beyoncé being the new celebrity inline to be a mother, it appears that the thought family is influencing her music videos. In her new clip for ‘Party ft. J.Cole’ it is all about family, friends and partying till the early hours…
It's Halloween and the Pumpkin is an integral part of the festivities, carving etc, but it's also but it's also a delicious seasonal ingredient perfect to feed your spooky guests…
Blake Lively and Penn Badgely were photographed outside the Dolce&Gabbana Boutique, Madison, by Fashion Director Luca Finotti and we’ve picked an exclusive selection from his Tumblr for you to enjoy...
Playing between masculine and feminine is an age-old game. For FW11, Dolce&Gabbana exemplifies the duality and adds a touch of irony, frivolity and novel approach to a centuries old phenomenon.
Ever since Twilight’s cinema debut, the handsome leading men have divided the audiences and many have debated over who is the Twilight’s true champion. Here are 5 reasons why Robert Pattinson should get your vote:
My days never cease to surprise me, after all, when you work for Dolce&Gabbana you should always expect the unexpected.
When Swide heard that Bruno Mars was in town we couldn't let the pop sensation pass through without snapping him up for a few questions. Swide's Ben Taylor met the star and here's what happened.
The sound of presecco bubbling, conversing fashionables and pulsing beats is an enticing combination for most, but match all of this with the Birthday party of Bruno Mars and you know it is going to be a night to remember in the New Dolce Vita.
Lately when you say Men's Tailoring, the first name that comes to mind is Umit Benan. A Turkish in the world of Italian Men's Tailoring. What's in store for FW12?
The ladies’ suit has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1660s; growing from a utilitarian item of clothing into object of desire. Throughout its life, the suit has won respect as a poster for social equality and women’s rights.
The effects of the party hosted by Dolce&Gabbana for Bruno Mars’ birthday were clearly still coursing through his veins when he took to the stage at the X Factor. Trussed up in red suits, Bruno Mars and the band got the audience shuffling their feet, just like the singer.
What do poets, fruits and dolce have in common? To celebrate the magazine's 15 years in Russia, there is a special interview with Dolce & Gabbana waiting the stands.
Shopping in Palermo is can be fun if you have a free afternoon, a friend and the will to walk around the city’s alleys. And, of course, a personal map, highlighted with the cool, alternative boutiques that are a hub of activity for young emerging talents.
By Scarlett Johansson. A signature scent that creates a strong first impression has hit the screens making yet a bigger impression. In a Dolce Vita interview with the star of the campaign shot by Jean Baptiste Mondino.
The season is changing, and so are restaurants. If you are eager to taste something new, here is Swide's list of 10 restaurants within the high-end cuisine world.
For these 2 weeks, I have a special treat for you. As you know Halloween is coming soon and I have discovered two illustrators whose styles fit perfectly with this special occasion. Madame Monique is the illustrator I want to introduce to you this week.
It's nice to see celebrities trying new ways to wear their favourite items of clothing and this week saw Courtney Love giving her Dolce&Gabbana Fur Trimmed jacket her own mark...
Ever since she embarked on her super hero mission in Kick Ass her name has become known internationally and one that we won’t be forgetting it any time soon. Swide wanted to know more about this emerging talent...
Our Mood Swings maestro is bringing you 5 songs to give this season's creeping cold a touch of warmth.
The coat is the perfect mix of tailoring and utility. The ultimate statement piece, the coat, blends tradition and trends in a timeless mix.
A flawless look, downy complexion, bright skin are synonymous with beauty, but for many of us nature needs a helping hand. The right product and know how go a long way in helping us look and feel more beautiful.
Color and genius meet: the co-founder of the Gutai Movement on show
Organic is something of a buzz word for the 21st century. We look for it printed on our food, cosmetics and even fabrics. And now, for the lovers of all things natural there are some relatively chemical free forms of cosmetic surgery too.
When you see someone's face illustrate the literary columns for a solid month, you can't but wonder who that is. A magic trick of the publishing world to drag us to the bookstore and meet Haley Tanner's Vaclav & Lena.
No. 647 in a limited series - It's cold, it's dark, it's I need a coat. Fashion spreads from the past continues: what did the 2012FW witnesses wear?
Friends are demanding that we pay attention to their sound and, with the release of their new video for 'I'm His Girl' this week, it is going hard not to. Swide's Ben Taylor asked them a few questions...
The star of Felicity Jones is shining brighter with each passing day and at the premiere of ‘Like Crazy’ in New York the British beauty shone for all to see.
Somehow I knew this would happen. A sort of karmik retribution, a trick of ying and yang. I had to admit to it: yes, Italian men do have some fantastic qualities, now that I think of it.
Black and white landscapes that reminds us of an untouched Nature: the solemnity of Adams’ photography is on show in Modena.
Fashion illustrations tend to have two distinct roles- either sketches or images to accompany text. Lula, through her passion, talent and forward looking vein has challenged this perception and created a whole magazine based on illustrations.
The world will be welcoming Bachelorette to our screens in 2012, and it is James Marsden who plays an eligible Bachelor. This got Swide thinking, how does one become the perfect Bachelor?
Meet Comeforbreakfast and their unique style. A private interview that revealed a little more then clothes.
The glorious sound that 22-year-old Trevor Powers is making has a depth that could fool one into thinking that this guy produces his music in a studio, backed by a full band. It was surprising to find out that the youthful beauty of his album 'The Year of Hibernation' was crafted at home. Introducing Youth Lagoon...
The American preppy look has been done over and over again. For F/W11, D&G have interpreted this fashion favourite in their signature, irreverent, fun and always relevant style.
The beautiful Michelle Buswell features in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and plays up to the masculine femininity of Dolce&Gabbana’s FW11 collection. Afterall… it is almost Halloween.
Black is the new black and a hologram, being a projection of the original, can of course, also be black.
When a friend needs your support, you gotta be there for them. That’s the Italian way of friendship, you know, and it doesn’t matter if you have billions things to do. A friend is a friend.
To this kind of e-mail one doesn't know how to reply. Are you a woman? Or just a man from a sexually disabled country. The mini-laundrette answers.
The count down has started: the idea comes from France, but it has landed in Italy, too. Are you ready to partecipate in the food extravaganza and to taste real Italian food cooked by the best chefs?
Berto Martínez is an portrait illustrator who has caught my eyes recently. The reason I really like his works is because of the composition of the elements. Each piece contains several images of different people and somehow he manages to put them together nicely to creates a piece of stunning art work.
It starts today until October 16th the event that reunites the wine world and the web. For its Forth Edition, the agenda is set in Franciacorta, Italy.
This year I decided it was high time to buy a bicycle…again.
Not only jewels: some of the greatest artists of the 20 and 21 Century are shrunk into accessories
Dolce&Gabbana’s love of lace is historical, well documented and widely referenced. To celebrate the designer’s love for this most feminine and sensual of fabrics, the best selling The One perfume has been “dressed” in lace for a limited edition bottle.
Meet Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff and bow to a career of real theatre, elegance, poise, and dedication. It takes a real vision to develop a life of mastery and real sense of identity. What we love about Helen Mirren...
As a fan of photographer, director and producer Leandro Manuel Emede, Swide gave the opportunity to this emerging talent to create a video following the lead up to the Menswear F/W11 fashion show which happened in January.
Fashion is a form of expression. Uniforms restrain creativity and dull down your mood. Long live individuality, freedom of expression and of course eccentricity!
“Italian Men are so hot, are you crazy, how can you live there and not notice?” told me a friend. Well, I didn't because to me seeing the Italian hotties everyday meant noticing their gigantic flaws. Italian fling, maybe, Italian boyfriend, not.
From sequins to stars, Dolce&Gabbana’s FW11 accessories are typically sexy yet playful. Well thought out styles are embellished with sequins or a monochrome keyboard to lend that signature irreverent look to serious fashion.
The 19-year-old model has been a hit on the runways this year, where she has opened and closed shows, and has been praised for the youthfulness that she brings to the wears of the designers. And it seems she is a hit for editorials too…
It takes a boost of self-confidence to start a new chapter in life. However, I wouldn't simplify the work of an actor by the color of its hair and the change in make-up, no matter how glossy it looks on Harper's Bazaar.
Style and Food could bring two girls together, this was the case for Paloma Faith and Poppy Delevigne who decided to sit together through the interview.
Bruno Mars gave Milan a night to remember when he performed for his screaming fans last night! How did Dolce&Gabbana show their appreciation? By throwing a party in his honour, that’s how. And here’s what happened…
Beautiful, sensual, powerful: Artemisia painterly style and persona were groundbreaking for her time. On show in Milan 50 artworks that recount her life and talent.
Spring Summer 12 looked back at simpler times, when women were women, men were men and fashion was straight to the point.
A quick encounter with Mario from the brand Mallu at Spiga2 gives way to stylish menswear tips on FW12. Turtle Up Ninjas!
Between an eye-lift and a hair transplant, Dr Prasad took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to Swide about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) fillers, the latest must have age defying practice.
The Boyfriend blazer has been on trend for a while, but now you no longer need to raid your other half’s closet to find the right jacket, D&G has answered your prayers.
She has sold millions of records, has inspired people all over the world and is regarded as a figure of female empowerment. This is what happened when Swide's Ben Taylor shared a couch with the ethereal Tori Amos...
Introducing our brand new columnist Sicilian Girl who is going to be showing you the Sicilian way of life through her eyes. This week we join her for her Lunch Break alla Sun, Sea and Surf
In 1994, the commercial for the Dolce&Gabbana Classic perfume bewitched the world. A true reflection of Sicilian sensuality which was able to tell the story of Dolce&Gabbana’s DNA to the world.
Some people are ready to pay “any money” to get anything remotely related to fashion. And when someone is so desperate to find whatever mask they were wearing on Bob Sinclair's video... what can a mini-laundrette do?
Mondo Trasho, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, is back and Sam Webb tells her exactly how it is. It is rare that Mondo Trasho is silenced but little did she know what Mr. Webb has got to say. One more question. Your place or mine?
When you work for Dolce&Gabbana, even fetching coffee can turn out to be an exciting experience.
I fell in love with Kerstin zu Pan photography works when I first saw her Milky Way editorial. Her photography style is very unique as some of her ideas are very random but she makes them work very well. If I need to use 3 words to describe her works, I will use edgy, bold and surreal.
The mulit-million selling artist, Bruno Mars, descends on Milan Monday 10th October at Mediolanum Forum and Dolce&Gabbana and Swide wanted to remind you that you that it is going to be a night to remember. But who is Bruno Mars?
Never a stranger to gossip, Liz Hurley takes up her role as Diana Payne in 5th season of hit US TV show Gossip Girl.
The sunlight that casts down on the cliffs, the sea that gently touches the foreshore with its waves, the tranquility and peace. It could be a normal day at the seaside, but it's not...
For as long as I can remember, I've had a reoccuring dream of driving on an empty highway at night...
Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol, Ray Charles, Martin Luther King, Samuel Beckett, Robert F. Kennedy, Truman Capote, David Bowie: Shapiro's portraits on show in Berlin at Camera Work Gallery
In light of the death of Steve Jobs, the innovative and endlessly inspirational co-founder of Apple and former CEO, Swide has read through the quotes from this man that have inspired millions.
The glamorous Scarlett Johansson arrived in Milan and was escorted to the gorgeous headquarters of Dolce&Gabbana to sit down for an interview on the dark velvety attic of the building. Softspoken interview by Swide.
I saw this video of Anna Dello Russo a few days ago and thought: if only presenting ourselves to the world could be this simple, fun and cool: 'Hi, I'm Anna Dello Russo and I'm wearing Dolce&Gabbana.'
Fashion designers the world over have been drawing inspiration from stylish decades gone by. For F/W11 it’s the turn of the swinging 60s.
The beautiful Monica Bellucci is an actress, model and oh so much more. That’s right, she is also the Cartier Ambassador and never fails to wear a statement piece when the opportunity arises, like the launch of Sortilege de Cartier for example. Oh, and her good taste doesn’t end there…
It's like the Oscars, only no one ever walks on the red carpet (shame) and women don't seem to be fully represented (other shame). The mystery is about to come to an end, who is the winner of this year's Nobel in Literature?
The unstoppable Kim Kardashian has scored her first cover in the Middle East and was photographed by John Russo. The theme of the shoot borrowed inspiration from stars and there are also a few music notes thrown in for good measure. She looks awesome.
Mystery, ghosts, murder, a sexy cast, an academy award winning Hollywood legend and serial hit writing producers? Sounds like a recipe for success.
A personal chat with emerging designer Caterina Gatta, her first encounter with fashion, her passions, inspirations, and intimate notes, as well as style advice.
The distinction between casual and formal wear has evolved over time and the margins are blurred. What remain constant however, are elegance, style and a sense of occasion.
Fashion favourite, Noah Mills, is back on our screens and giving the nations flustered faces as Robbie in new CBS comedy '2 Broke Grils' alongside Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs.
The benefits of a low carb high protein diets are well documented. Recent news coming from the US, however have revolutionised the way we look at dairy products.
For their F/W98-99 collection, Dolce&Gabbana referenced two greats of the golden age of couture, Cristobal Balenciaga and Christian Dior, yet staying true to their own signature concepts.
In the mood for “I thought I had seen it all”, I must say “but I haven't done it all”. In the land of desperate single women fighting on the dating scene, fans ask wardrobe tricks that could seduce even a dead man.
Websites, blogs and everything you need to know if you are a wine lover
I love traditional paintings and I have never really thought about how they will look like when fashion element is added to them. Anja Van Herle has opened my eyes with her works. Her fashion portraits are so beautiful, classy, playful and stylish and I can never get enough of them. Today it is my honour to present this amazing artist to you.
Mondo Trasho gave David Gandy the grilling that we had all been waiting for and when she met Simon Nessman we were hoping for more. But, it was Simon who got Mondo Trasho, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, hot under the collar, well, lace to be more exact, and by the end of the interview I think that you'll also be falling in love with Nessman.