The Boys in the Band event was a collision of music and fashion. Andrea Pompilio was one the designers who helped the band dress to impress. Class of 1973, born in Pesaro, Italy, Andrea Pompilio’s love affair with fashion starter when he was a kid playing in his grandmother’s store. Starting with his first eponymous collection in 2010, his fashion career has been full of big steps. His sophisticated and relaxed style is a combination of lifestyle and tailoring works.
Fashion and technology has been a long-standing and often happy marriage. From fashion branded mobile phones to laptops and TVs, designers have been exploring the technological world for over a decade. While fashion’s foray into technology has attracted mixed reviews, their patronage of accessories for technological gizmos has been deemed a sure hit.
Whilst out and about in London, it seemed that the Summer was definitely on its way out for Kylie Minogue and rather than feeling the blues she was feeling the greens. Long live Leopard.
Read the interview with an exceptional talent in Millinery: Alexandra Gold. For those who want investigate this particular branch of fashion or those who are always looking to be marveled. Watch out for September's Fashion Weeks!
Tales of fairies and mystical creatures that inhabit the forests are common in folklore and are stories that are passed on through song and rhyme through generation to generation. Although this isn't the intention of artist, Bruce Munro, you can't deny that the crops of glowing orbs of wispy light emit a certain magic that adults and children can both get lost in.
Festival season is practically over and we have covered a host of stars that have attended various pastures this year to either rock out on stage or share their flair with festival fashion. This little lady almost slinked away unnoticed but we couldn't let that happen, especially when it is Pixie Lott!
Purity Ring entered the peripherals of my attention earlier this year with the release of single 'Ungirthed', a chopped electro work underlined by jagged processed beats, and have been of source of interest for me since. A second song, 'Lofticries', followed, which gained more praise but we are yet to find out more about the people behind the music.
Not one to turn an opportunity to belt out a number, Beyonce took to the stage at the MTV VMAs and torn the place up with a rousing performance that got the audience up on their feet. And all of this from a pregnant woman. We take our hats off to her.
Yes, we heard and we wrote: masculine & feminine, androgynous is back, FW12 is about your boyfriend's closet, in love with men's tailoring... Yet "La Femme" will always, in the end, prevail.
What happens when someone from Swide forgets her bikini in the office? Isn't it SO unfair to work for the sexiest brand and not be able to show it on the beach?
The first time I fell in love with Pedro Matos’ works was when I saw his Back To Earth editorial. The images were very edgy and the concept was futuristic enough to suit my liking. After looking at his other photos, it became clear that I have to feature this amazing photographer on Swide. Ladies and Gentlemen, today I present you Pedro Matos.
I am still in Guadeloupe, enjoying the Caribbean food, the tropical weather and the amazing atmosphere. I had a bit of a tan as well. This morning it was quite chilly so I took my fur out for a ride in the beach.
Being home the past month I've been talking a lot with my mom about "my future" -- Namely how it means finishing school and supporting myself on my own. I promised her I'd really study this year and not take anymore "free" jobs. (I have a habit of working unpaid, thinking the "experience" alone will help me, not realizing that shit only "helps" if it's on an application for another job).
At the risk of sounding beyond my years, this week is all about the good old times again. And where will these good times be taking place? On the beach of course!!!
Watch Caroline Trentini's profile, discover the fun facts and curious hobbies of one of the most important models at now.
You know... Having a VIP life full of glamour is no easy business. And I have to admit that I get a lot of calls... Jenny calls, Stefano calls, Nicki calls, Paris calls... So here's my list of top 10 cellphones that I love using.
The Australian beauty dazzled on David Letterman this week and turned her hand to a spot of spelling.
Every writer needs a publisher, an editor, and sometimes an agent. What happens when you have your own blog? Who edits your content?
An introduction to the new alias of songstress Lizzy Grant and, with a pair of pouty lips to boot and beautiful brown eyes you can get lost in, it is easy to get distracted from her voice, which recalls those of singers past and present.
No.645 in a limited series - Today is August 25th... September's right around the corner and fall will follow. We picked some outfits from the new D&G collection that will help us remember the summer time.
My encounter with cricket has been fascinating and confusing, therefore I needed to let the world into this sport. Accordingly, the gentleman's must-do sport. Forget about golf.
For two decades Chris Nash has been in demand by those who want to have their movement caught by someone who knows when 'that' perfect still is. He has been catching 'key choreographic moments' for dancers from varying disciplines and currently has his work on display at the V&A in London under the title of 'Flash of Light'.
Who said winters are long and the sun never shines? FW12 is right here to prove you wrong: sunny and uber glamorous prints play with cuts and shapes. When the clothing item goes second...
iPads and musicians are a match made in heaven and The Polyphonic Spree are the next group to try their hand at creating something more than just another music video.
Michael Wolf has featured on Swide previously when the Prix Pictet project 'Growth' caught our attention and we captured the message that the exhibition shared with those who were lucky enough to experience it in person. 'Tokyo Compression' is a collection of claustrophobic photographs tinged with damp.
River Delfin Viiperi's sportive, friendly and very funny. Watch him talk about how he decided to become a model, why he keeps a scrapbook and his favorite type of music.
How a normal guy became a fighter. And then became a model. Swide met Arron Lowe: this is his incredible story.
Kylie Minogue likes to experiment and try new things to keep her longed adored career fresh and spontaneous, even for herself, and this year has seen her lend her voice to an animal... a pig.
D&G signature collection is about taking the pop trends of the fifties and turning them into our next fashion look. Prints, sodas, and cartoons. It's time to smile!
The beauty and appreciation of art is an integral element to the dolce vita, knowing what is challenging who and seeing what is going on creatively that might influence fashion.
Once masculine and feminine play sides. The provocative collection investigated Italian Catholic roots, Fellin's Rome (1972), and played with sexuality.
If you are a regular reader of this column, you should have seen Adrian Valencia’s work on my lace entry. Recently this talented illustrator has won the V Magazine contest and has his work shown on Lady Gaga’s column. Today, I am lucky to have the time to catch up with this illustrator and introduce him to all you Swide readers.
I was in the Guadeloupe Island for the wedding of iwork4dg's friend. As you might all imagine, I woke up at 5 am every morning to practice my yoga in the beach. Here are some pictures...
Though born dirty-blonde I've been dying my hair black for years. I had just gotten my first period when I realized I would never grow boobs wasn't interesting and had to therefore become "alternative" if I ever wanted attention.
Twitter allows you to express your thoughts within 140 characters and no more. Dolce&Gabbana's e-boutique launch was released using this “new” language. When the internet turns into literature.
I had to make this a video article for the simple reason of showing you THE CAR of my dreams: Beverly Hills Teens had it, why shouldn't I have it?
Taking seemingly household objects, Bjorn Dahlem creates installations and sculptures that echo abstract concepts of space and matter. He also delves into the fragility of humanity through his structures.
Have you ever experienced flying on the 5th of August? If your answer is yes, read on, we have shared an experience. If not, read on anyway and don’t try it for any reason.
No.644 in a limited series - Veronica had a problem: she had a hard time memorising the alphabet at school so she asked her dad for an alternative solution to this problem...
The musical prowess of Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf's outfit Niki & The Dove is gaining momentum and the ears of the world are starting to prick up and take note of the glorious sound being created by this Swedish duo.
From plane delays, tube line closures or restaurant bookings, everyone seems to be turning to their iPhones or iPads to solve many day-to-day dilemmas. Swide has selected the top 5 applications to solve your beauty emergencies.
There are hundreds of magazines aimed at women offering tips about how to snare the perfect guy and ideas regarding health beauty to suit all body types. One of these magazine goes by the name of Cosmopolitan and they are about to enter the realm of the man with a new app.
Beyoncé enjoys a break and takes time to talk to InStyle magazine and has also made it on to the cover of InStyle September'11.
The cover of Marie Claire UK September'11 shines bright with the actress Anne Hathaway making an appearance emblazoned with star and tells us that 30 isn't a big deal.
Philippe Briard created the 220ft sailing yacht that crowned French decorator Christian Liaigre turned into a floating Manhattan penthouse. If every man is an island, every home is a yacht?
Watch the exclusive profile of the fun and sunny brothers, Kevin and Jonathan. Discover a bit more of their interests and personality.
This is obviously written from a female perspective, but I did pose a few questions to a select group of men – 5 to be exact! Ok, I can redeem myself from that small number by saying of one of whom was the great luminary of British fashion (for over 45 years) – designer Jeff Banks CBE, co-founder of Graduate Fashion Week and much more.
Backstage of Dolce&Gabbana. Hot, young, famous male models dressing up for the show. The question is: 'who wants to feel like the only girl in the world?' And suddenly an unexpected answer...
At the beginning of July I introduced you to a song that has quickly become one of Summer 2011's anthems. It involves two dashing gentlemen, who go by the name of The Young Professionals, and also included a rather memorable dancer complete with stubble and incredible eye makeup. I was lucky enough to interview the two gentlemen about this project...
The most photographed model by Marian Vivanco for the book “UOMINI”, talks about London, the male body, the female body, movies, games and nudity.
It's now known all over the fashionsphere: what matters this year is the skirt. Not just skirts in general, but their lenght.
Do you know the feeling you get when something just feels right and it works? Whether it is a chance meeting with a beautiful stranger, an environment that makes you feel comfortably numb or even as simple as the sun heating up some good vibes, the New Dolce Vita is never far away from that perfect scene.
No.638 in a limited series - Forget the Twilight, Dolce&Gabbana FW 12 will provide you with the starlight. Star Wars is on.
Might not exactly be a secret but we couldn't resist to ask a question that has been hauting the archives forever: why do designers Dolce and Gabbana love leopard? Or why do women love leopard? It's a mystery but we have been collecting fashion files to document it.
My first time in London was with an American who just wanted to go to Top Shop and watch Phantom of the Opera every day so the only thing I really got from the trip was bankruptcy and a weird fetish for facemasks. That’s why this time I made sure to stay with a Local who can prevent me from buying anything “designed” by Kate Moss and take me out to the right places.
Laura Wesson is one of the fashion illustrators who I think has the IT factor. Whenever I look at her works, I always feel like her girls are full of attitude, energy and are ready to jump out from the paper. Today, I am very happy to present you Laura Wesson and her amazing girls!
Thanks to the first post last week, I have your attention now... But as Madonna once said in VH1: "Now that I got everyone's attention, what do I have to say?" I was to find that out...
From the book “UOMINI”,shot by Marian Vivanco, the upcoming male model talks to Swide about himself.
What is beach made for? Is it for relaxing? Sunbathing? Partying? This question is troubling our Mood Swings columnist Andrea Ratti this week in Beach Bears.
Yes, there're some books as scary as women with flats, men with hot-pants, people with Crocs and generations that happen to adore fried chicken. Here's my list.
This project explores the theme of Growth through all of its forms and attempts to communicate what the term Growth means in the 21st century. Prix Pictet is a prize, which uses the power of photography to communicate vital messages to a global audience.
Dorothea's Profile is more than a talk it's about discovering the girl and the sould behind her laugh. Watch the exclusive interview and coverage.
The trend review of the season on everything that points to your face: lips, eyes, all in amazingly glamour or utterly poised shades.
Kim was looking rather pleased with herself this week as she wandered around Hansen's Cakes in Los Angeles looking for the perfect sponge to cut on her wedding day.
When you see more pictures than words you get instantly happy? This one is for you: there is nothing wrong in reading children books.
Watch a Swide interview done by our very unique recruit Mr.Bryan.
The Makerbot's handy desktop marvel is taking design to the next level with the Thing-O-Matic, which creates 3D prints/ of your choosing. Don't let the name put you off this amazing piece of personal design ware and, who knows, it might unlock a designer in you.
No.643 in a limited series - Do you remember Chantal, the naughty blonde, from the earlier Look Of The Day series? Well, she had a bad dream last night... with a hot cast and a marvellous wardrobe.
Behind the scenes were exchanged for back stage and the red carpet rolled out as green grass for Lucy Liu this weekend when she rocked up at the Big Chill Festival.
This year has seen an increase in the use of interactive, in-web browser music videos. Norah Jones and Bjork are amongst the list and this new addition comes from OK Go, who bring us the Video Dance Messenger.
Who said food is out of fashion? When desserts wear this season's most popular print, we mean the leopard (well, hello?), we can't help but fight over those wildly delicious cupcakes. Who's the creator? Come on in...
Every year the Serpentine takes away our creative heart with a new intensely emotional pavilion. Discover this year's breath taker.
Watch the exclusive footage from the series Model Pro-filing, we followed Lukas Bossert backstage and beyond to uncover exclusive footage of his work.
Ok, so I’m not fluent in five languages, didn’t study Political Science. Nor am I a supermodel humanitarian, deeply in love and life with a rock legend. But one can aspire…
Miró’s work returns to London at the Tate Modern in the first major retrospect in nearly 50 years, and offers you the rare opportunity to experience more than 150 paintings, drawings sculptures and prints from a career that stretched across six decades. Introducing: The Ladder of Escape.
Dolce&Gabbana is representing Italian creativity and craftsmanship with two dresses at Parisian Musée Des Arts Décoratifs. Lady Gaga’s famous corset-armor dress is the first one!
After the beautiful Fan Bing Bing and Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana on the cover of Men's Uno, there comes another one on the July 2011 issue.
We're happy to announce that DOLCEGABBANASTORE.com is now online in China: all the collections and accessories in 7 languages, free shipping in 33 countries, accessible via computer, mobile and social networks.
Have you ever played with the thought of keeping time whilst living the life of contemporary luxury? Well, let me introduce you to the apartment that sits between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges inside a renovated clock tower. And, oh yes, costs $23.5million.
The masters of Italian tailoring have rolled up their sleeves and decided to make the catwalk look as fitted as possible. Dolce&Gabbana men's tailoring fall-winter 2012.
Whether it was the rolling blankets of grey cloud or the tones of black&white being captured on camera, the day wanted to defeat us but we couldn't help but smile. Who says you need golden light to feel alright. The New Dolce Vita can be found against even the greyest of backdrops and here is the proof...
The glamorous life of Hollywood stars, the red carpets and the corsets, and a wind blowing from east. A collection devoured by stars such as Madonna and Nicole Kidman. It must have been the negligée.
The fashion rumor is out, we are living in overcrowded offices. What was meant for a selected few now is open to a selected many Swide is growing, how about our offices?
I was reading: 'When I came to New York it was the first time I'd ever taken a plane, the first time I'd ever gotten a taxi-cab, the first time for everything. And I came here with 35 dollars in my pocket...'
I may be neglecting yall for the next month or so because in September I've got more exams.
Have you ever stared at your fridge in the hope that food will magically appear before your eyes without the need to walk to the supermarket or to waste time clicking about home delivery grocery websites? Andrea Ratti, our Friday columnist, is no different. This is his Kitchen Chaos.
Here's my pick of the top 10 album covers: a bit of glitter here and a bit of fluo covers there, they show my personal taste. Enjoy...
Dolce&Gabbana has a new surprise to frame your beautiful eyes and mesmerizing gaze: Secret Eyes Mascara... We sent a chic kit to power bloggers and they sent us the results of their experience...
Fashion is always moving- flash collections, special collaborations, there is always something new in store to brows and covet. It is hard to keep up with the vast offer, so why not indulge in some window-shopping for the digital age?
We live only once – unless you are a traveler by profession, you can live vicariously through travelling books. Lonely Planet aside.
No.642 in a limited series - Jennifer looked at the Dolce&Gabbana lookbook she was given in the store in Milan and decided to pick her favourite outfits for a possible winter shopping list.
Alessandra Ambrosio stars in a short movie called 'Alessandra in Major' for Dolce&Gabbana.
Save The Date: Dolce&Gabbana invites you to the presentation of the book MILAN FASHION Soccer Players Portraits by Marco Falcetta on August 4th, in Beijing.
It takes real fashion talent to be able to display one’s style on the beach. When very few items are wearable, each one has to be meticulously studied, and no detail must be left to chance. Swide has already advised you on how to highlight your beach look with sexy glossy lips and brightly coloured nails, here, let us guide you through the forest of accessories.
In a globalized world, weddings tend to be international and unconventional, not by nature but by force. One has to decide whether to behave following the rules or decide on some of one's own.
James Franco, the actor who dabbles in music and art, has begun a collaborative project with an artist duo, named Praxis, on Kickstarter called MONA, which stands for the Museum of Non-Visible Art.
We are hereby trying to launch an old trend: that of sending postcards. We are not asking much, it’s not as stressful as having to write a letter… but we are sick of getting bills in the mail.
Dolce&Gabbana and a new book on male bodies. Swide asked your questions via Facebook to the author of these shots, Mariano Vivanco. Here are his answers.
Well, in Dolce&Gabbana of course. Way to stardom? A starry sequined dress and the star attitude...
You heard correctly. If you are feeling the urge for some men's tailoring, not only on men, but on yourself, check out what men do and change it a bit.