It’s THAT time of year again. You know New Year’s and that means resolutions. Honestly, I don’t know why we bother, why spoil the best time of the year with what is essentially the worst ‘to do’ list ever.
The end is nigh and Mood Swings is wrapping it up with a selection of his favourites from 2011.
The perfect toast needs a perfect wine. Here are Swide’s 10 favorite bottles to uncork come New Year’s Eve
Fireworks are mesmerising. The ooos and ahhs when the sky lights up with delicate, ephemeral shapes, sparkly lights and the contrasting loud bangs inspire and awe the spectators regardless of their culture. These otherworldly shapes in the sky have also inspired Dolce&Gabbana in their Spring Summer 2012 collection.
New Year’s Eve is almost here and you know what that means, don’t you? Celebration, music, drinking, dancing, the countdown and, of course, the fireworks. Here are Swide’s top 5 places to experience fireworks.
What a year we have had at Swide! We've had the pleasure of interviewing some of the interesting, down right good-looking and oh so charismatic faces out there. Here are a few of our favourites from 2011.
We spent the year exploring space. Exploring gallery space that is and in 2011 we in encountered a whole galaxy of talents. Here are five of the best that still orbit our sphere of thought.
Vienna is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. But did you know it is also a great find for a foodie? Here are the spots where to enjoy Vienna’s delicacies…
It has been a thrilled ride this year on Swide and I am very fortunate to be able to feature some of the world’s gifted artists every week on Swide. Today, I want to do an end of year wrap up and highlight some of my most memorable features from the last 12 months.
Frank Lampard puts his on-field woes behind him and steps out looking great in Dolce&Gabbana.
We managed to get our hands on some of fashions most desired hot, young things and here are our favourite pick of the bunch.
Christmas time means also enjoying food with your loved ones: where to take inspiration? Here are the 5 top food topics chosen by Swide. Bon Appétit!
What a year for music! We've had our ears blessed with some beautiful sounds in 2011 and we have chosen, for your listening pleasure, our top 5 music artists from the past year. Enjoy.
Time is tight and you have many things to do: Gold’s Chef Claudio Arciglione comes to the rescue with priceless tips&tricks for a quick and yummy dinner party
Sitting down to write this first edition of my new Luxury London column brought so many thoughts swirling through my mind. How do I begin? Where do I start? Life in London is about experiences and people right? A millionairess I am not, but I can say with much pride that I was born and raised in this city, love life and people – a good premise from which to start. So, whether you’re visiting soon or are here already, wherever you are in the world - please join me here each month.
Dolce&Gabbana has been proven as a firm favourite amongst starlets and models for the red carpet. Swide has chosen their favourite 5 leading ladies and leading outfits from the year.
Wrapping paper strewn about the house, leftover turkey sandwiches, more champagne, a good Christmas movie half watched from the comfort of the sofa… these are the perennial rituals that make the day after Christmas one of the most enjoyable, lazy days of the whole year.
The Swide team has taken you down glamorous, exciting, visually fulfilling trips down memory lane this year. We’ve looked through the archives and reminded you what unique stylistic codes and creativity make this fashion label what it is today.
These are the top 5 male celebrities who have been caught wearing Dolce&Gabbana this year, 2011. We have Justin Bieber, Tiziano Ferro, Bruno Mars, Leo Massi and Taylor Lautner.
Bjork, Quentin Tarantino, Lour Reed, Gustavo Dudamel, Leonardo DiCaprio, Marilyn Monroe, Salman Rushdie, Sophia Loren, Leonardo Da Vinci, Joseph Gordon Levitt, David Attenborough, Julianne Moore are the unusual guests of honour at a fantasy Christmas Celebration at Dolce&Gabbana.
Madonna is nominated for The Golden Globe awards with her new directorial W.E. and this is definitely worth shouting about. She has been gushing pride on various t.v. shows and was spotted out and about in NYC with her family and boyfriend. But how does the Queen of Pop celebrate?
Another festive installment from Mood Swings, and this week finds our music man thinking about spending time with those you love (and possibly learn to hate) during the festive holidays.
When tradition meets beauty: Monica Bellucci, Bianca Balti and Simone Nobili capture the essence of the Italian family
Nika Roza Danilova, A.K.A Zola Jesus, is on tour and Swide’s Ben Taylor met the singer to discuss her relationship with Zola, the evolution of her music and the reason it became her outlet for self-expression.
Olivia Wilde showed her mettle style-wise as she cut a cool figure on the red carpet of the premiere of The Iron Lady. The Tron Legacy and House star struck just the right note between elegance, glamour and a stately formality as she graced the opening night event for Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher biopic.
Mariano Vivanco shot the SS/12 man Dolce&Gabbana campaign: let's take a look at their protagonists
English utilitarian philosopher John Stuart Mill famously wrote that "the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour, and moral courage which it contained”. Eccentricity is a behavioural phenomenon that has fascinated and defined many instrumental thinkers throughout history.
“Capturing the mood and then translating it into what it means to them and then getting it to a level where consumers appreciate it is the hardest thing about making perfumes.” Sumit Bhasin, Director, Global Research and Development and Innovation P&G Prestige, talks to Swide about his love of perfumes, his passion for his work and how he became one of the most renowned “noses” in the perfume industry.
Exquisitely hand made filigree jewellery, loaded with significance and iconography make the perfect Christmas gift.
The Christmas tree is ready, the wreath is already hanging outside the door, the menu is well thought, ready to be cooked. Now you only need to set the table: 5 tips from Swide to make it more Christmas style.
The tradition of commissioning accessories in the most exclusive skins is resurfacing as the norm. In a time when consumers are on the prowl for the ultimate in luxury, Dolce&Gabbana have picked up on this trend and have decided to give their clients the opportunity to possess something unique and personalised- a made to order Dolce&Gabbana crocodile skin accessory.
There simply aren't the words to express how much we love Leo Messi. His meteoric rise to the undisputed position as the best football player on the planet and possibly ever, has seen him leave a trail of previously unsurpassed records in his wake.
Swide have decided to put a list together of how social media can save Christmas. Now, I’m not saying that these are going to work in every situation but I’m sure that with a bit of creative thinking you can get yourself out of any sticky situation.
Panettone is the typical Christmas dessert of Lombardy. Where does its name come from? And what is it made of?
The 31st of December, otherwise known as New Year’s Eve, is when the streets of every city, town or village are filled with people intent on celebrating the year ahead, and, boy, do we celebrate. Swide has some alternative ideas to help see in the New Year in style.
They say that you can’t move forward without looking back. This is the case at Dolce&Gabbana this week, where the dance track D&G is LOVE, which was first mixed 15 years ago by Stefano Gabbana, has been dusted off and given a new lease of life. Why should you be interested? Well, we need YOU to be in the music video. Interested?
He put some tech in your Christmas last week and now our music maestro, Mood Swings, is here to add a flavour of rock'n'roll to put a twist in your hips this festive season.
Do you want to be ready for any encounter under the mistletoe? Then Passion Duo gloss and lipstick all-in-one is the product for you. If the mistletoe is not on your mind, well, make that special someone’s day by dropping this luscious lipstick magic wand in their Christmas stocking.
The Christmas trees are decorated, sumptuously wrapped gifts are piling up under said trees, the Nativity Scenes have taken pride of place in the house, and the party season is in full swing. Christmas is at the door, and here at Swide we’re already planning our outfits for New Year’s Eve…
Domenico Dolce chatting with the press, Stefano Gabbana admiring Anna Dello Russo’s ensemble and fashion bloggers enjoying champagne… by the bottle. That’s right readers iwork4dg has the inside on the Dolce&Gabbana Brindisi (that means a celebratory toast to you and me)
When Swide discovered Lizzy Grant’s alias, Lana Del Rey’s, track ‘Video Games’ in August, we knew that she was on her way to stardom and, boy, we were right. ‘Born To Die’ received its video release overnight and it is a must-see.
Is there a better gift than an elixir of youth? Well, science hasn’t yet discovered a potion to keep us young forever, but the skincare industry has moved forward in leaps and bounds. Swide has selected the top anti wrinkle creams on the market so that you can bestow a youthful, bright and smooth appearance to your loved ones.
What do you get the man who has everything? A successful businessman is the hardest to shop for. So here's a letter from one to Santa Claus with a few suggestions as to what to stuff in his stocking this Christmas.
Michelangelo changed my life – and the one of million other people in the world -through his sculptures. Here is how…
If you’re panicking now at the mere thought of Christmas and the logistical nightmare it entails, spare a thought for the Hollywood juggernaut that is the Jolie-Pitt family.
The accolades are coming thick and fast for Roxy Music front man Bryan Ferry. Dolce&Gabbana have already paid homage to the veteran rocker with a Ferry-inspired line of iconic T-shirts, now the Queen herself has followed suit and seen fit to bestow the title of Sir Brian Ferry, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) on the artist.
An open letter to Santa with 5 yummy requests from an Italian foodie
Dolce&Gabbana’s leading man has been teasing us with rumours of distancing himself away from his modelling career and delving into the world of hospitality as a hotelier… have I got my facts right? Swide has the answer.
Christmas time always reminds us snow, trees and logs burning in an open fireplace, but sometimes it could be synonymous with a hot and sunny Sunday - if you live in Brazil or in Sicily that is.
In Italy this is the month of the Madonna: on December 8th the Country celebrates l'Immacolata Concezione, the Immaculate Conception of Mary. But the Madonna is present all year around in Italy through processions that deserve to be seen…
Mix and match has been a running theme for Dolce & Gabbana. For Spring Summer 2000, the duo chose to welcome the millennium with a kaleidoscope of colour and print.
Where does the crèche tradition come from? Why it is still so important today? A trip through the history of the Nativity scene in Italy...
Mood Swings is bringing you 5 more this week and he is now turing his attention to Christmas...
Fancy attending that special do with a flair of ease in your wears? Or want to give the fashion forward man in your life a touch of inspiration? Well, look no further.
Ever got a Christmas present you didn’t want? Well it’s that time of year again and Santa is making his list and he’s checking it twice. To be sure you don’t find something unwanted in your Christmas stocking why not write the man a letter. Here‘s one from a sporty man living in Milan.
It seems that everyone’s favourite mum-to-be has her own favourite Dolce&Gabbana Miss Sicily.
Dolc&Gabbana have referenced traditional masculine tailoring in their womenswear collections almost as early as their first fashion show. But what is it about role reversal that has fascinated thinkers, artists and politicians for centuries?
To accompany the release of Dolce & Gabbana’s new line of haute perfumerie scents, a video has been artfully created to recount the inspirations behind the perfumes, but also the maison.
From Art History to popular tradition, here is why the Madonna fully represents Italy...
Dolce&Gabbana have launched a series of six haute parfumerie scents this season- the Velvet Collection. These exclusive and highly luxurious olfactory treats are a lovely Christmas gift.
This is what happened when Swide's very own Englishman in Milan, Ben Taylor, met the Italian beauty Bianca Balti. An interview, which ends with a kiss, reveals a couple of her secrets...
With the Christmas Holidays creeping ever closer it is only right that Swide serves up some alternative ideas for where to welcome in the festive feelings.
Felicity Jones is one lucky lass. Last week she was unveiled as the new face of the Dolce&Gabbana Makeup, this week she features in Vanity Fair wrapped up in Dolce&Gabbana SS12, photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth, and just bagged herself a role in Ralph Fiennes ‘Invisible Woman’. Busy Girl, ay?
Everyone enjoys the atmosphere at Christmas: for some has a profound religious meaning, for others it is a chance to gather all the family together and celebrate. In Italy Christmas it's one of the moments of the year people look forward to: here is why...
Despite the warm sunshine that still lingers during these Roman days, Christmas is almost here. Not wanting to desert the sun yet, we hit the streets of Rome.
Recently I have come across a beautiful photo series shot by Seb Janiak, and it features Naomi Campbell. The series is so powerful that it has stuck in my head ever since.
Passion, tradition, craftsmanship: here is what’s behind Dolce&Gabbana Jewellery collection
'Dreams can come true' are the lines from Gabrielle's 90s hit and, for some, this is true. Mood Swings is starting to question if whether his dreams are starting to take on a life of their own.
Californian girly pop princess Katy Perry looked good enough to eat at the Grammy nominations announcements, as she took to the stage to announce the nominations for the much-coveted Album of the Year Award.
The warm hues of crimson are perfect for any glamorous event or as a pick me up in the gloomy winter days. Whether you want it for yourself or give it as a gift, the Dolce&Gabbana Make up Ruby Collection is a must.
December has arrived and the Christmas party season is in full swing. Here’s a selection of Dolce&Gabbana evening gowns that are sure to live up to any encounter under the mistletoe.
Louisa Rose Allen, A.K.A Foxes, is on the prowl and her take on electro-pop has been pricking up the ears of music lovers. November saw the video release of ‘Home’, a gloriously gloomy affair, and the euphoric peaks of future single ‘Youth’. Swide’s Ben Taylor caught Louisa for her first interview and had a chat with the artist.
The pages for the December editions of the Korean publications of Marie Claire, Vogue and W Magazine have been served a flurry of fashion fabulousness by Dolce&Gabbana. A photoshoot, an interview and a photo journal… what more could you want?
Sheilene Woodley, star of hit family TV show The Secret Life of The American Teenager, walked the red carpet looking every bit the lady at the LA premier of her new film The Descendents, in which she stars with no less than a certain George Clooney.