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31th JANUARY 2012
Waiting for her surprise Mr. Right: Kirsten Dunst by Ben Taylor

Leslye Headland’s ‘Bachelorette’ premiered at the Eccles Theatre during the Sundance Film Festival and it is trying to battle off comparisons to the amazing ‘Bridesmaids’. Relying on its darker tones to differentiate itself, Kirsten plays a mean, mean girl in the film, for whom love comes last, but in reality she is secretly waiting to be surprised by Mr. Right.

Lace is the New Black by Valentina Zannoni

Dolce&Gabbana have taken lace, that luxurious and traditional fabric, steeped in history and cultural relevance and made it their own. For years now, Dolce&Gabbana interpret lace with their signature imagination and irreverence, transforming it and making it fresh and relevant.

30th JANUARY 2012
D&G in Viva Las Vegas by Valentina Zannoni

The February Issue of Vogue Paris is jam packed full of spectacular shoots, and in particular there’s an egregious collaboration between some of the biggest names in fashion which showcases the best looks from SS12 collections.

Men’s Trend review FW13: Sheer Luxe by Valentina Zannoni

The mood at the men’s shows was almost oxymoronic to the times. Luxury was the buzzword for the season. Exquisitely crafted suits, tailored coats, fur, cashmere and couture like detailing such as gold thread embroidery made a stark contrast the sombre economic mood.

27th JANUARY 2012
From Fitness to Fashion: The rise of Ji Huanbo by Ben Taylor

The Men’s Dolce&Gabbana FW13 fashion was attended by Chinese model royalty in the form of Ji Huanbo, a male star that has been increasing heartbeats the world over. From fitness model to fashion favourite, Ji Huanbo is here is stay.

Double Up: introducing Jerry Fu & Hao Yunxiang to Swide by Ben Taylor

Swide cornered Hao Yunxiang backstage at the Men’s Dolce&Gabbana FW13 fashion show, doubling him up with fellow model Jerry Fu, for an interview. But, before Swide unveils the full video, we ask the question; Who are Hao Yunxiang and Jerry Fu?

5 songs to… add a taste of the orient to your Friday by Ben Taylor

The advantage of living in a completely globalised and multicultural society is there's always an excuse to celebrate. Be it Hannukah, Christmas, New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, Columbus Day or, in this week's case, the Chinese new year.

China: food and tradition during New Year celebrations by Elisa della Barba

The Chinese New Year has started: here is what you need to know and what to eat to celebrate it properly

Party wear to celebrate the Year of the Dragon! by Valentina Zannoni

The Asian world is busy celebrating the Chinese New Year and welcoming the Year of the Dragon. The celebrations last for days on end, so there are plenty of occasions to show off those special occasion dresses.

26th JANUARY 2012
Italians take over Vogue Nippon by Valentina Zannoni

Anna Dello Russo, creative consultant and editor at large of Vogue Nippon and star Italian fashion photographer Giampaolo Sgura and model Bianca Balti conquer Japan. As style weapons they used a Dolce&Gabbana boustier and choice pieces form the fine jewellery collection.

Ewan McGregor: The down-to-earth Gentleman by Hugo Mc Cafferty

Ewan McGregor is not your average Hollywood star. Never one to play it safe with his choice of on-screen roles, he has appeared in everything from all-action mega blockbusters, Sci-Fi epics, to quirky, low budget art house productions and TV series and documentaries.

Adrien Brody: The urbane gentleman by Hugo Mc Cafferty

Adrien Brody couldn’t be more New York if he tried. He epitomises the urbane sophisticated gentleman. Since establishing himself on the Hollywood A-List, Brody lives the life of a movie star. With constant speculation about who is or isn’t dating, Brody keeps everyone guessing. That’s part of his mystique, he’s a private guy, a committed actor and has a real artistic nature.

25th JANUARY 2012
Contemporary tailoring, when leather becomes sartorial by Valentina Zannoni

The world which revolves around the office is changing, and with that so is the dress code. With offices becoming increasingly less “stuffy” environments, office wear is adapting. Dolce&Gabbana have a fantastic understanding of what the young professionals want to wear, both at work and at play.

The Dolce Bag is ripe for the US fashion press by Valentina Zannoni

Vogue US are fans of the Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Bag. For the February issue the bag features in two photo shoots in two of its incarnations.

Model Overdose: Boys behaving badly at DGFW13 by Ben Taylor

Swide's cameras were on location as the boys of Dolce&Gabbana's Baroque Tailoring were preparing for the Fall/Winter 2013 show. What started off as a normal day backstage was soon taken over by the guys that get us blushing. Whether they were in hair&makeup or in the midst of changing, the male models couldn't help but get playful with the camera…

24th JANUARY 2012
Reese Witherspoon works Dolce & Gabbana SS12 by Valentina Zannoni

Southern Belle and America’s Sweetheart Reese Witherspoon, has embraced her new married life and a new look.

Meeting Terry O'neill - An Iconic Photographer in London by Ben Taylor

Recently, I had the absolute honour to interview famous Londoner and iconic photographer Terry O’Neill at his office in Mayfair. He has captured icons of royalty, film, music and politics over the last 50 years; Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Nelson Mandela, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Muhammad Ali - the list is endless! The original, ultimate A-list that make today’s bunch look somewhat insignificant.

Lilac Obsession- Dolce & Gabbana paint the town purple by Valentina Zannoni

Getting a transition wardrobe right is tricky. Bright colours are hard to pull off because we still have that green-ish tinge of winter. But when Spring (at least the calendar spring) is at the door we have a wish to brighten up that wardrobe full of black, greys and browns.

Alicia Keys: Birthdays, Broadway and back in the studio by Ben Taylor

When someone celebrates their birthday it usually all ‘me, me, me’, Alicia Keys, on the other hand, has taken the run-up to her 31st birthday in a more humble manner and as an opportunity to honour others.

23th JANUARY 2012
Dolce & Gabbana does couture: a striking SS12 by Valentina Zannoni

Why does Dolce&Gabbana not venture into the world of haute couture? This has long been a question on the fashion set’s lips. They have the craftsmanship, inventiveness and the loyal clientele. Well here is the next best thing.

More grist to the rumour mill for Gossip Girl Blake Lively by Hugo Mc Cafferty

“The only one thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about,” so quipped Oscar Wilde. Well there’s no danger of that for Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively. It seems the gossip tables have turned on strawberry blonde beauty Miss Lively as she fuels the Internet with plenty to talk about.

Felicity Jones: “I love the playfulness of Dolce & Gabbana” by Elisa della Barba

Swide meets up with Felicity Jones, new Dolce&Gabbana make up testimonial and protagonist of just released “Like Crazy”’, best film at the Sundance Festival.

China and the world welcome the Year of the Dragon by Hugo Mc Cafferty

Once upon a time a Chinese New Year’s celebration was a strange and exotic event but today it’s part of the everyday cultural landscape. China is exporting her culture and the world is welcoming the coming of the Dragon.

Dolce & Gabbana e-boutique dons a new guise by Valentina Zannoni

For SS12, the Dolce&Gabbana e boutique has been totally updated. Swide presents the new key features.

22th JANUARY 2012
The pleasure, Mr. David Gandy, was all ours... by Elisa della Barba

Wherever he goes, no matter what he does, you can guarantee that all eyes will be on David Gandy. He commands all attention. A super fan, who followed his every move during the DGFW13 Men's Fashion Show, wants to know straight from Swide's sources if the man is still with Dolce&Gabbana. Well, of course he is… let's see how.

Sicilian Girl: Discovering the glimmers of Baroque in jewellery by Ben Taylor

We all go through a phase of admiration for our mothers and grandmothers’ jewels. It happens when we are little girls and, during a special occasion or a spot of reminiscing (or even just playing dress-up), you were allowed to take out those old jewellery boxes containing those special and valuable pieces and have your mother or grandmother show you how to wear them.

Lifting the lid on Gnam Box: A place for passionate people by Ben Taylor

Are you a keen foodie but need a little help in the kitchen? Want to see how it's done through beautiful, no-fuss photography? And having these photographic recipes feature someone in the kitchen? Well, if this has already caught your attention, then Gnam Box has got something in store for you.

21th JANUARY 2012
La Bella Estate: The Video by Elisa della Barba

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 Man Campaign shows the cinema italiano atmosphere off camera.

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Painter by Elisa della Barba

Swide traces the historic steps of the symbol of the Renaissance, Leonardo Da Vinci, author of The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Lady with the Ermine.

River Delfin Viiperi: The model whose future focuses on stage by Ben Taylor

I am sure you have seen the Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2013 runway show already and I am happy to have seen River Delfin Viiperi, one of my favourite male models, in it. I was lucky enough to have the chance to ask him some questions regarding his modeling career before and during 2011. Today, I am happy to share this fun interview with you.

20th JANUARY 2012
5 songs to... party Parisian style. by Ben Taylor

Milan is so over... for fashion week that is, and that is why Mood Swings is taking a breather before hitting it up Parisian style for the next leg of fashion.

Beauty vs Sport at Milan’s San Siro by Hugo Mc Cafferty

The invitation came in the post in a glossy silver envelope with the Dolce &Gabbana logo embossed in red on the back. So far, so typically fashion industry mail-out. But this was not to be your usual Fashion Industry press conference, this was to introduce Dolce&Gabbana’s Sport fragrance for men in a setting with a real difference.

Dolce & Gabbana Jewellery is en Vogue (Paris) by Valentina Zannoni

Geraldine Saglio e Giampaolo Sgura have collaborated on a rich 7 page spread on Vogue Paris featuring jewellery. The dark, sultry photographs depict a “Carmen” inspired model, while the ambiance is definitely Hispanic, the white washed walls, antiquated window frames, the iron candle holders on the wall, you can almost feel the heat and smell the paella

19th JANUARY 2012
Morgan Freeman: Defines ‘icon’ at People’s Choice Awards by Ben Taylor

The Hollywood legend has been on the scene since 1971, starred in countless films, he makes the females go weak at the knees and is known to have one of the most appeasing voices in the movie sphere. The 74-year-old superstar was a big winner at the People’s Choice Award, picking up the ‘Favourite Movie Icon’ award, and used the definition of the word ‘icon’ as an integral element to his speech. What did he have to say?

The Amazing Spider-Man: Emma Stone makes Daily Bugle Headlines by Ben Taylor

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ hits the cinemas this July and its stars, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, are on the road promoting, what is sure to be, the Summer Smash of 2012. Whilst at the first press conference in Tokyo, Emma Stone couldn’t hide the fact that she is smitten with her Spider-Man and looked so in love that it seemed she would say anything and looked like she was on the cusp of divulging sensational secrets. Imagine if she had…

Paris Men’s Fashion Week: the exhibitions guide by Elisa della Barba

It’s La Ville Lumière turn to show off its menswear. But there is plenty to see off the catwalks too: paintings and much more are waiting in many Museums...

18th JANUARY 2012
The new independent state of Dakota Fanning by Hugo Mc Cafferty

Dakota Fanning makes the difficult transition from child star sweetheart to fully-fledged Hollywood movie star with effortless ease.

La Bella Estate: the after-show party of Dolce & Gabbana by Elisa della Barba

A stylish night at Bar Martini organized by the designers celebrated Men’s Fashion Show and cinema italiano

17th JANUARY 2012
The Golden Globes featuring Dolce & Gabbana by Ben Taylor

The red carpet rolled out yet again for the Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles last night. Meryl Streep, Kelsey Grammer, Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Madonna and Woody Allen were amongst the winners at the coveted awards but it was the French silent movie, ‘The Artist’, that stole the show… as did Dolce&Gabbana.

Award Season fashion: Demi Couture by Hugo Mc Cafferty

Dolce&Gabbana demi couture has a keen following. Elegant, trendy and sexy, its got the quality of made to measure and the panache of ready to wear.

16th JANUARY 2012
Khol Collection- Felicity defines the spirit of youth. by Valentina Zannoni

Demure yet daring, sexy but sensible, exotic and at the same time familiar, Felicity Jones is the face of Dolce& Gabbana’s Khol collection. Consisting of bright colours and an emphasis on sultry, smoky eyes, the Khol Collection is geared towards the younger, more adventurous Dolce&Gabbana client.

15th JANUARY 2012
Stream of consciousness: blogging on the Men's DGFW13 show in real time by Ben Taylor

The Dolce&Gabbana Men’s Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion show went out all over the internet in real time. Here’s a blog on all the action as it happened.

La Bella Estate: the after show party held by Dolce & Gabbana by Elisa della Barba

In a relaxed atmosphere where the feelings of family and the cinema italiano’s Dolce Vita era mixed, Swide was there to chronicle the party that was attended by David Gandy, Bianca Balti, Adam Senn and many others...

14th JANUARY 2012
Dolce & Gabbana Men’s FW13: Must Haves by Valentina Zannoni

This season its all about the coat. Classic, exquisitely embroidered or in the form of a cape- the coat is the item around which the Dolce&Gabbana FW13 world goes round.

DGFW13: A Baroque view on contemporary tailoring by Valentina Zannoni

To the notes of La Donna è Mobile, from the Rigoletto sung by the great Pavarotti, models clad in the epitome of modern tailoring waltzed down the runway.

Dolce & Gabbana FW 2013 men's show: the day before by Valentina Zannoni

Swide reveals exclusive access to the fittings the day before the show. Protagonists are the baroque embroidery and luscious knitwear of the Fall Winter 2013 Dolce&Gabbana Men’s Collection. Supporting actors are played by the statuesque figures of Dolce&Gabbana favourites Simone Nobili and Adam Senn. This is where months of work, thought and inspiration come to life for the first time.

13th JANUARY 2012
Milano Men's Fashion Week: the exhibitions guide by Elisa della Barba

What to do between one Fashion Show and another? Milan is not only the Italian Fashion’s Capital but also offers unique cultural entertainment all year long. Here is a list of exhibitions you can visit while strolling around the city looking for a break from the hectic mood of Men’s Fashion Week.

5 songs to… fashion a fitter you by Ben Taylor

Mood Swings is on the ball and has taken inspiration from the fact that it is Men's FW12/13 shows this weekend. This week finds him contemplating the body beautiful...

Cinema Italiano: the actors of today, the inspirations of yesterday by Elisa della Barba

Don’t underestimate the relevance of classic Italian cinema today. The most talented promises of contemporary Italian cinema credit the golden age of Italian films as their drive and inspiration. From Filippo Nigro to Francesco Scianna, here are Swide’s interviews of the Italian silver screen’s gods.

Dolce & Gabbana SS12 Men's campaign: all the pictures by Hugo Mc Cafferty

There is a definite cinematographic inspiration behind the advertisement campaign “ La Bella Estate”. Mario Vivanco shot a cast of Italian actors for the campaign: Francesco Scianna, Primo Reggiani, Thomas Trabacchi, Chiara Francini, Beppe Fiorello, Filippo Nigro.

Dolce & Gabbana SS12 Women's Campaign: the pictures by Valentina Zannoni

Monica Bellucci, Bianca Balti and Simone Nobili are the protagonists of the campaign shot by Giampaolo Sgura. A triumph of Made in Italy. Here are all the photos.

12th JANUARY 2012
La bella estate: a short movie by Dolce & Gabbana by Elisa della Barba

Leandro Manuel Emede edited the short movie filmed during the shooting of Dolce&Gabbana SS/12 Man Campaign shot by Mariano Vivanco, a tribute to cinema italiano…

W.E. Love you MDNA: New Year New Madonna by Ben Taylor

New Year - New Madonna. What isn’t the Queen of pop doing? Her second directorial, W.E. is making waves, she whipped up a frenzy at the end of 2011 when a version of her comeback single ‘Gimme All Your Luvin’ was leaked, her upcoming album is hot gossip and she is doing all of this looking firmly into the future.

Back to blonde: Rachel McAdams goes full circle by Ben Taylor

It looks like 2012 is set to be a big one for the Queen B, Rachel McAdams. With ‘The Vow’ and an untitled Terrence Malick project in the pipeline, featuring on the cover of Glamour and paired with her chameleon like career choices (as well as her hair colour) it is no surprise that Rachel McAdams has her own red carpet admirers.

Watch the Dolce & Gabbana Menswear FW13 Show live by Valentina Zannoni

Here is the invitation to the Dolce&Gabbana Menswear Show Fall Winter 2013

11th JANUARY 2012
Let us introduce you to the Spiga 2 protagonists of SS12 by Valentina Zannoni

The Spiga 2 designers for Spring Summer 2012 are as talented, innovative and exciting as ever. Here is a quick introduction of the chosen 16 to wet your appetite for the new season’s designs.

‘Like Crazy’ Felicity Jones honored at NBR Awards Gala by Ben Taylor

British starlet and new face of Dolce&Gabbana Makeup, Felicity Jones, attended the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York City and it looks like she is flexing her freshly honed fashion know-how on the red carpet.

Justin Bieber - ‘I want to be someone who is respected by everybody’ by Ben Taylor

The prince of pop opened up to V Magazine, giving his most revealing, intimate interview to date. Openly talking about drugs, sex, partying and love, Justin was able to paint a picture of what it was like to be Bieber and what he has on his to-do-list… and this guy is aiming high. Are you a lover or a hater? His interview in V Magazine might just change your mind…

10th JANUARY 2012
Illustrative interpretations of Dolce & Gabbana’s SS12 Collection: Menswear by Ben Taylor

Happy New Year everyone! By now, I am sure you have already seen the glorious pieces from the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 menswear and womenswear runways and are getting excited about the prospect of the Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Before we do, however, I wanted to invite to look at the illustrative work that reflects of the S/S 2012 collections.

Lionel Messi is the greatest with third Ballon d’Or by Hugo Mc Cafferty

Lionel Messi further cemented his place in footballing history when he last night joined a very select group of players to ever bag a hat-trick of Ballon d’Or awards at a ceremony in Zurich.

9th JANUARY 2012
Adam Senn by Vivanco for The One Sport fragrance by Hugo Mc Cafferty

Every race starts with a single step. Whether you are training for a place in the Olympic games 100 metres final, or if you’re just taking to the track to get in shape after the holidays, you put on your gear, you go out and you do it. You don’t question or doubt yourself, you just put one foot in front of the other, who knows where your journey will take you.

6th JANUARY 2012
5 songs to... guess my real name or you're out! by Ben Taylor

Mood Swings helped us reflect on 2011 as we welcomed in the New Year and he is back and ready to make things move. This week he questions the importance of pseudonyms, alter egos or whatever it is you want to call them.

5th JANUARY 2012
Olympics 2012: On your marks London, get set, GO! by Hugo Mc Cafferty

The New Year is upon us and we’re looking forward to the year ahead. There are a few huge events that will define the year for many of us and for people all over the world that event will be the Summer Olympic Games in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

2nd JANUARY 2012
5 new super stadiums to rock your World in 2012 by Hugo Mc Cafferty

Looking ahead to 2012 we’re just salivating at the thought of the major sporting events coming up such as the Summer Olympic Games in London and the European Championship Finals in Poland and Ukraine. It got us thinking about the best new sporting venues in the world.

1st JANUARY 2012
Happy New Year from all at Swide! by Hugo Mc Cafferty

So, New Year’s Eve is upon us again. It’s that time of year to mull things over, think about the year gone and think of our aspirations for the coming year.