Arts and Crafts according to the nineties. When it comes to fashion, it is hard not to associate it as a complementary measure to other artistic currents. Music? Lets Play.
SWIDE EXCLUSIVE! An interview with the ultimate fashion royalty. A day in her exquisite shoes to find out more about the woman inside the stilettos.
You know when your friend tells you to go out in pants that make you look fat (why I don’t wear pants or have any friends) or a coworker suggests you ask for a raise when they know the boss totally hates you (why I don’t have a job) or a bartender encourages you to drink something that has barely any alcohol in it (why I drink alone at home)?
Here we have the video from the Boys in the Band Event where fashion and music truly fused together to create a one-off event that rocked the Dolce&Gabbana's SPIGA2 boutique and got people stopping in their tracks in one of the world's busiest fashion capitals, Milan!
Love at first sight was the phrase I used when I first looked at AORTA’s works. Marco Grizelij and Kristian Krän, the duo behind this group, have successfully created many remarkable images that are very dramatic. Today, It’s my pleasure to interview these two amazing talents on Swide.
Our Mood Swings columnist, Andrea Ratti, considers the troubles of modern day communication and the panic that the lack of a beep or a vibrate from your phone can cause.
The Future of a Promise is the largest Pan-Arab exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale and brings together recent works and commissions by some of the foremost artists form the Arab World.
Make up is a sort of safety net for women. Some of us don’t even go to buy milk without mascara, and the thought of being make-up free on the beach, as well as scantily clad, of course, is just terrifying. Can a little lippy solve the problem?
Emma Stone was on Jay Leno this week promoting her three up and coming films and made time to nip down to Comic Con to discuss her love for all things Spider-man
No.641 in a limited series - Ready for summer holidays? Here's what to pack up in your bag.
Philadelphia native Kurt Vile has released the opening track to his LP ‘Smoke Ring for My Halo’, ‘Baby’s Arms’, which is supported by a video that was created as part of the Windows Phone Me series.
Breathtaking views, exotic locations, state of the art treatments, what is more luxurious than a trip to an exclusive spa? Feel like a king or queen in one of these outrageous spas selected for you by the Swide team.
A CENSUS was taken by the Romans to assess tax potential; censere in Latin means "to tax" or "assess." Is my article an assessment or a free testament to words? Keep on reading...
Emmy Rossum may be a 'Shameless' star but admitted that she is tired of being asked about her nude scenes and told the panel at Comic-Con that she would rather be asked about anything else.
Bjork is back and those who were expecting another commercially charged attempt like the last LP had better listen up because she has drawn influences from nature, music and technology to bring you a concept that pushes her further than before.
The Twilight stars were one of the main attractions (obviously) at this year's 42nd Comic-Con and Taylor Lautner was on hand to answer the questions at the Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 1 panel.
This year you will look fit, fun, and smart. Sounds too good to be true? Leave it to the fashion collections and predictions.
Yes, you are reading that right and your eyes are not deceiving you! Justin Timberlake does has friends with benefits but, i'm sorry to say, his relaxed attitude with friendships is onscreen only.
What is The New Dolce Vita? It is an expression of life through the eyes of Andrea Ravieli and Enrico Costantini, two young men who live a life shared with friends that truly captures the good life in this the new era; The new Dolcevita.
Angelina Jolie was spotted in London going to the cinema and an aquarium with her children during a weekend break away from the Hills of Hollywood and the excitement that her new role as Cleopatra is creating.
Olivia Wilde shone like the star she is on the red carpet for the premier of ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ and informs The New York Times that she was brought up not to rely on looks.
JR's works are so striking that they almost materialize in front of you. The first time I found myself in front of the poster-sized white and black photo portraits by this 27 year old artist - whose real name remains unknown - I was speechless, overwhelmed by the power they exhaled: my nose up, the only thing I could see were gigantic eyes that stared at me from a wall, unfolding stories without using words.
Some wow and to woo men looks were sent down the catwalk, many were telling you to rap it and others to claim it.
What are the key trends and looks to jot down? This rainbowy proposal did give you a colour view of the cold season to come with a keyword to note: free style.
The weekend has arrived, the call of the bars isn't tempting us and the summer is upon us. We want to relax. With a group of friends we relax on the board walks over looking the blue waters and decide to treat a friend to an impromptu birthday.
The designers are proclaimed the "Mix Masters of Fashion" and begin to flirt with the red carpet. FW 96/97 collection, shot by Steven Meisel, is a tribute to a casual sensuality, a tribute to the limits of sexiness.
Perfectly manicured hands and feet are as essential to a confident you on the beach as a bikini line wax. So why not make a splash with the colourful nail polish range by Dolec&Gabbana Makeup?
Gary Fernández's whimsical and unpredictable illustration works have been stuck in my mind ever since I first saw them on his website.
Scarlett’s luscious blonde locks, full lips, flawless skin and sensuous curves are reminiscent of another era.
It is Friday and our Columnist, Andrea Ratti wants to talk to you about Street Stress. How you get around really tells a lot about yourself. Supposedly, walking should be a fairly easy task.
This summer has seen an influx of celebrities hitting the red carpets in stars and it is time that we rounded these lovely ladies up and see how we can steal their style.
Take two household Hollywood names and a touch of feline femininity and the result? Proof that animal print can be worn to make any occasion that little bit more glamorous. Jessica Alba and Melanie Griffith take the lead.
The Fashion Film Network is a blog dedicated to the promotion of the fashion film art movement worldwide. It compiles a weekly top 10 list of Fashion Films for the lovers of this industry. They consider adverts, music video, fashion video, film and other forms of moving image when compiling their top 10. Let’s take a look…
What will be sitting next to "my" sun chair next month? A very personal book list, sorry I am editing for me.
The English actress is back on the silver screen in the new adaptation of Marvel’s hero in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ alongside Hollywood hunk Chris Evans.
No.640 in a limited series - Jamie had his birthday party all planned. The last detail was to make sure the girls would be dressed quite a lot with lots... lots of glamour. So he bought the whole D&G FW Pre-fall 11 collection.
Swide mentioned Christian Marclay’s work earlier this summer and since then it has won the top Gold Lion prize at this year’s Venice Biennale. It is time to revisit his work and see what the fuss is about.
Meet a smart guy who wants to study psychology and who is taking the catwalks and magazines by storm. "I'm introverted, solitary and strange", he tells Swide. Let's see if we agree with him or if it is just a front that this hot new talent hides behind.
Naomi Campbell isn't only famed for her supermodel stardom, she is also known for her dedicated work with numerous charities and this week caught her handing over a big fat cheque in London.
Wu Lyf (pronounced Woo Life), which stands for World Unite! Lucifer Youth Foundation, released their album earlier this summer and has slowly lifted the shroud that hid the minds behind the music. Tipped as the UK's band of 2011 and gaining respect from around the world, are they more hype or hit?
It must feel pretty darn good when you are noted as one of People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful 2011, it must feel even better when things don’t seem to be going in your favour like Latino lovely Jennifer Lopez.
July 14th 2011, London: Pixie Lott is wearing a white lace gown and sipping her drink with friends, David Gandy is talking to Yuri, I am distracted by my bow tie on my iphone's face-to-face, I am not sure about it, but Simona, the head of PR at Dolce&Gabbana reassures me: "You look hot".
Digital media project by Eric Fischer uses data from Twitter and Flickr to create maps that show the activity produced by these sites around the world with captivating results.
Letter patterns are a must, choose to say it in black and white or upgrade your statement with the various colour options.
Swide spoke exclusively to the iconic fashion writer about this summer's must see fashion exhibition and his love of Italian style.
The Victoria's Secret model is fast becoming the Princess of premiers this summer, taking to the red carpets welcoming the celebrities to the new Transformers film around the world.
Pop up into next season, the colors are bright, the prints are happy, the D&G woman is ready to take over a new wardrobe.
Last week we reminisced about our summer time in Barcelona. Here we are taking a break in Venice with our friends, basking in the sun and relaxing on the beach. Jealous?
Strike four for the Italian Maison: first lace, then leopard, we hear corsets, now it's nets. Ready to start fishing in the archives from some extra-sensual inspiration?
This Website has been Temporarily Hijacked by the Milano Police Department and we need your help with an investigation.
Is your visionary sense ready to be challenged by some out of the blue illustration works? If so, this week’s feature is going to make you happy.
Located in the heart of Maastricht lies a 15th century monastery whose Gothic exterior hides a sublime, sleek and luxurious interior. This amalgamation, which boasts innovative solutions that seem perfectly comfortable in their environment, can be found near the famous Vrijthof Square.
Introducing Andrea Ratti! Our new columnist who is going to sharing his music selections every Friday evening with 'Moodswings', an article that proves that there is a song for every feeling. This week: Dressing-room Drama...
We all love it when we see our favourite celebrities tweeting random absurd comments and imagining what they hell they are up to. Well for those who lack an imagination let me introduce you to the Tweet Museum.
No.639 in a limited series - You've seen all the mess and stress Carrie's gone through with Mr.Big over the years, yet in the end they reached the happy ending. It's your turn now, pick your Mr.Big!
Anton Ginzburg is one of the few artists with a solo exhibit in Venice that can be found on two floors of the Palazzo Bollani. His work, At the Back of the North Wind, invites the public to explore the mythical land, Hyperborea.
To this day, when I open Vogue and compare it with L’Uomo Vogue’s valuable content, I can’t but help feeling cheated. It was okay when I was 10, but now it isn’t anymore, I don’t need the drawings to understand.
Evan Rachel Wood is having a fantastic summer of style. She has got herself a new do and experimenting with her wardrobe resulting in a lot of heads turning her way.
DOLCEGABBANASTORE.com is online: all the collections and accessories in 7 languages, free shipping in 33 countries, accessible via computer, mobile and social networks.
Are the rumours true? Is luxury about to get a makeover? Will the soap be leopard, the dinner wear with Sicilian lace bound within and silk sheet laden beds? Well, we conducted a consumer survey and asked the guests of the Dolce&Gabbana Menswear SS12 some important questions.
Has the digital revolution democratized the culture of creativity? And does this mean that we are able to access better art, film, music and literature or are drifting in a sea of white noise where true talent rarely rises above being classed as mediocre?
The man of all men, David Gandy, has shown us a softer side this a week, a side with silk and polka dots, and made many dreams come true. David Gandy ready for bed.
We thus begin the official countdown to FW12. Still undecided whether you will go for your totally masculine appeal, mix, vary, or relentlessly choose to be a woman? Here are some inspirational looks, just in case.
The Young Professionals, or commonly known as TYP, have just released their new music video for this summer’s rework of D.I.S.C.O. and it is a must-see.
Swide team met Isaac Miller from isaaclikes.com for an interview on digital media at the backstage of D&G Menswear SS 12.
"From a close brand to an open brand". Imran Amed, founder of Business of Fashion, interviews Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, discussing the digital strategies in the previous 5 years that have transformed Dolce&Gabbana from 'a "closed" brand to an "open" brand, where digital is now interwined into the DNA.'
The Spanish star was spotted in Rome on set for the new Woody Allen film, which is based on Giovanni Baccaccio's 'Decameron', a series known for its tales of love from the erotic to the tragic.
I’d harassed the models for long enough and now it was time for them to hit the runway and let the mayhem commence. With 20 minutes to go and last minute touch-ups being done, I was intrigued to find out how a model feels before and after a D&G fashion show.
Fashion food is big news and we had some questions for online food magazine Essen to find out more about how they view these two worlds that don't always see eye to eye.
A guide to next winter’s style to understand the menswear Italian gurus that with no doubt know how to set the trends.
This article’s title does sound like the name of a children’s fantasy book but this is not a figment of our imagination, the Geldof sisters, Peaches and Pixie, attended the premier of the new Harry Potter installment and seemingly did it solo.
The board reads: Eccentric Tailoring. The Dolce&Gabbana Men Winter 2012 Collection's Must-Haves are about taking a plunge and letting your inner eccentric come out unexpectedly. Underline the word unexpected.
Summer's around the corner and we can't help but look back at how much fun we had in Barcelona. What're your plans this summer?
Break free from minimalism. Dolce&Gabbana found the way to flirt with the minimalist trend and start a crescendo of mix and match. The perk? A style guide on how to behave on a glamorous vacation spot.
In preparation for Summer I'm trying to slim down. I need some results and I need them FAST so I created a plan: The Summer 2011 Cocktail Crash Diet:
Ben Cornford is the latest fashion photographer I have discovered on the internet and his photography style is not something you will see often in this industry. Most of his photos are shot on location and the blue sky and bright sun has become the signature of his images.
News of Richard Avedon's death reached Milan just as Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were referencing the fashionable photographer's work for their 2005 spring/summer runway show.
It’s hot, dry, and arid and doesn’t exactly promote a life of luxury. Take a closer look at the seemingly barren lands of Southern Utah and it is heaven, not hell, that you find.
Last week Swide presented you with the Classic sounds of Summer, this week we’ll be introducing you to some artists who are bringing the noise this year and some old tunes with a new twist.
Swide.com’s editor in chief tells what it means to have access to the glamorous maison’s Top Secret info.
They are from different parts of the world and their paths never cross, but these two celebrities have something very special in common. They are mums to be and proud of their baby bumps.
“In all these years, I had only one wish: that writers reached celebrity status, my imagination went as far as becoming the director of Vogue and having only artists and writers on the covers. Careful what you wish for.”
Phillip Butah has lent his skills in collaboration with Ed Sheeran’s music project entitled “No.5 Collaborations Project” and has captured the young musicians shy side.
One of Hollywoods' leading ladies takes the time to speak to W Magazine about her relationship with film and her private life.
She is no stranger to front covers but this time Lily Allen is teaming class with some modern sass on the front cover of Elle UK's August edition.
This has been a full month for contemporary art around Europe: from the Venice Biennal, to Art Basel, probably you've been missing a smaller but really interesting event, that's happening in Rotterdam, until September 25th.
A few shots that leave us with a sense of bewildered excitement that might come as no surprise in front of anything new and done with mastery by Steven Klein.
Large-scale human forms surreptitiously dot the landscape of the Yorkshir Sculpture Park in Jaume Plensa’s first major UK exhibition.
The gates were opened to Elton John's Old Windsor home for the 13th Annual White Ties and Tiaras Ball for the Elton John Aids Foundation. Chace Crawford was there and bumped into a certain someone who inspired his career.
We've received a lot of emails from our readers who were curious about all the styling details of Florrie's 'I Took A Little Something' video, directed by Justin Wu. So we decided to share a small storyboard with you, explaining how to mix and match Dolce&Gabbana pieces from the video.
The colors are bright, the prints are happy: let the alphabet do the talking.
Katy and her husband, Russell Brand, were seen taking a stroll around NYC and Katy even showed us how to ride a bike when wearing lace.
The young Lithuanian lady tells you what is like being a model at 17 and what she really thinks of the fashion world.
The gorgeous Xfactor winner was spotted at the big events in London last weekend. It is clear that Alexandra Burke loves London.
Blinded by prints? It's time to rock the Vichy, the Hawaiian, and some flowers.
A true sense of enthusiasm about fashion was palpable during Milan/Paris menswear ss12 collections.
No.637 in a limited series -She stormed the dance floor as Icona Pop and charmed you with her silent grooves. You are captivated by her beauty and you want to know her name. But this isn't any girl. She is Neon Night.
Some of our shots from our arrival to the Dolce&Gabbana fashion show.
My friends asked me to come to the beach tomorrow and obviously I was all "why the hell would I do that" until on my way home it started hailing (apocalypse) and I realized I need to get out of this goddamn city, even if it means getting sand in my butt.
Massimo Gammacurta is one of the product photographers I truly admire in these recent years. His product photos are always so creative and unique to a point they will forever stick in your mind.
No.636 in a limited series - She was deciding what to wear to the disco when the music caught her attention. The electro synths, the crunching beats and the neon crashes inspired her to do it Icona Pop style.
"Lace is as much about the space between the threads as it is about the threads themselves." And don’t Dolce & Gabbana know it.
It isn’t very often that you find an artist who inspires you in more way than one way. Enter Fabio Cinti; an artist as much as he is a musician and I got to ask him a few questions.