By Emanuele Lavizzari. Paris Fashion Week runs from February 28th and in order not to get lost in the most popular tourist destination in the world, Swide suggests 5 cute places to discover the real vie parisienne (Parisian life).
Katy Perry tore up the stage at the Grammys with her peformance of E.T. and Part of Me, giving the crowds something to scream about with her fem-bot style. It isn’t just her live performances that have made Katy Perry the superstar she is today; her videos are also watched again and again on YouTube and have been the victim to impressive parodies. Here is Swide's top 5.
The narration of Giampaolo Sgura’s campaign in motion. When still images come to life: a new trend in fashion advertising?
The after show party held by Dolce and Gabbana brought a hint of summer to the Italian capital of fashion. Who was there? Swide's insider gives us all the details.
Dolce&Gabbana brought Sicilian Baroque to the Milan Fashion Week and Swide want to share the fashion show video in all its Sicilian inspired glory with you. Simply press play on the image above and enjoy.
While in the backstage the atmosphere is buzzing with excitement and creative force, upstairs in the Metropol theatre there’s a haven of relaxation: the VIP room. Or is it?
Swide gained exclusive access to the fittings for the runway show held on Friday and Saturday at the design headquarters. Natasha Poly and Bianca Balti are the protagonists of this sneak peak video. Baroque pearls, embroidery, tapestry, angels and lush fabrics are a testimony to the Fall Winter 2013 inspiration: Sicilian inspired Baroque.
Italy has one of the strongest traditions in European arts. The understanding, elevation and reverence of this artistic heritage is what lay behind the Dolce&Gabbana FW13 Womenswear collection.
And it's back! You miss it when it's gone and dread it when it's here, but it's back. Are you ready for your next fashion hangover?
Yes, you did it again. And you didn't even realise it. One drink led to another, you had a ball ended up feeling ‘tired’ and heading home. Little did you know the worst would come the morning after…dry mouth, weak as a kitten and the mother and father of all headaches. Never again. Until the next time that is. What can you do to fix this pickle you’ve got yourself into?
Fashion week is about more than fashion shows. There are presentations, lunches, cocktails, aperitifs, galas and parties.
Swide have teamed up with the Milano scene guru, Natasha Slater, to make sure that you are in know when it comes to Milan Fashion Week; whether it is where to meet, greet or eat, we’ve got it covered.
Fashion Week in Milan is a non-stop carousel of cocktails, parties, photo shoots, glamour and more parties. Amidst the melee there is one standout event. Bringing summer sunshine into the heart of Milan on the 26th February, is the ‘La Bella Estate’ party hosted by Dolce&Gabbana at Gold restaurant after their fashion show from 7-10pm.
Feast your eyes on the invitation to the Dolce&Gabbana Womenswear Fall Winter 2013 Show.
Bruno Mars may be named after the Red Planet but we know he’s a star. Since the ‘Big Bang’ explosion of his talent on the world stage with his debut album ‘Doo-Wops and Hooligans’, Mars’ star has continue to burn brightest in the sky. He picked up recognition at the Brits with his second award in two years, this time for International Male Solo Artist.
Entering the world of the Venetian Carnival is an explosion of senses; colour, light, sound and elegance all wrapped up in to one event. Join me as I indulge in some photography at the party of the year - Il Ballo del Doge
The Spiga 2 Dolce&Gabbana boutique is a launch platform for talented up and coming designers. For SS12, Dolce&Gabbana have selected an exciting collection of talented youngsters. Featured from the roster this week: Daniele Carlotta.
Paloma Faith is known for mixing things up when it comes to her style; a touch of burlesque here, a dash of leopard print there and always served with that special pinch of retro glamour that she’s known for. For Tatler UK, she let her dress mix the ingredients for her. The result…
Ever wished to walk the red carpet? Well, with this Dolce&Gabbana looks you’re sure to feel like an a-lister, wherever you are.
With all the media buzz around the arrival of Jay-z and Beyoncé’s child, Blue Ivy Carter, it would be quite easy to put the proud parents on the back burner while she laps up all the attention. Jay-Z and Beyoncé, however, aren’t letting that happen. There are projects in the pipeline and baby blue is leading the way.
Fashion is not an exact science, but the leaders of the industry can teach you as much about their art as a medical symposium can teach you about medicine.
Milan Fashion Week is on from February 22nd: here are 5 Swide tips on how to fully enjoy the city between one fashion show and the next
How do you stay level headed during the mania of the Women’s SS12 shows? Caterina Ravaglia can help you out. Cutting a calm figure amongst the backstage antics of the Women’s Dolce&Gabbana SS12 show, the young Italian model seemed at ease with it all and shared a couple of her secrets with Swide for her video interview.
Lighting up the cover of Marie Claire USA, Eva Mendes looks every bit the Carnival Queen, and just in time too. It is Carnival season in many parts of the world at the moment and we can turn to the American beauty of Eva Mendes for inspiration as she shares her secrets.
Giovanna Battaglia, the Italian style icon, knows clothes. Revered as one of the trend setters from the Italian peninsula, Giovanna is always elegant, never crass, whether she’s wearing a razor sharp masculine look or something straight off the couture runway.
Model, mother, actress, muse and above all woman, Monica Bellucci is a force of nature.
Chronicle from a foodie who marvels at each step during the Identità Golose Conference, the most important meeting of the year in Italy for all the food lovers
Mood Swings is being patient and waiting for the Women’s fashion week to descend upon Milan with its usual mix of glitz, glamour and even glitter. Luckily he doesn’t have to put the festivities on hold or wait to long for a dusting of glitter for Carnival fever grips most of Italy this week.
The Venetian Carnival originates from an ancient line of celebrations. Originally a pagan festival to celebrate the passing from winter to spring, the carnival later became linked to the religious calendar and Lent. In an effort to let loose before the time of restraint and pondering of the 40 days in the run up to Easter, Christian communities adopted the pagan revelries to serve their faith.
The Venetian Carnival is a wondrous experience made of eerie yet beautiful masks and exceptionally luxurious fabrics, 18th century costumes, wigs and make up. Carnival, however is celebrated in many towns in Italy and abroad too, so not every event requires that sort of costume. So Swide has thought of some looks which will make you carnival ready without compromising on style.
Monica Bellucci has long been both a supporter and muse for Dolce&Gabbana. From the earliest beginnings of the fashion house, Monica has played an integral part in the communication of the brand, and in the life of the designers themselves.
The first in a series of videos which explain the inspiration and ingredients behind the Velvet Collection, Dolce&Gabbana’s haute perfumerie fragrances.
David Bowie said of Berlin in the 70’s that it was ’the greatest cultural extravaganza that one can imagine’. The same is true today, but for all its vibrancy, energy and creativity the greatest European city was missing something… Not any more, Dolce&Gabbana have opened their first flagship store in Berlin and as the city’s socialites gathered for the opening night celebration Swide sent local Zoë Noble along for the inside view.
Adopted, in one form or another, by almost every culture in the world the celebration of Carnival has become a global event, the celebration in Rio de Janeiro is officially the world’s biggest party. But the real home of Carnival has always been Venice.
It’s Carnival: a parallel universe where flamboyant gorgeous dresses dance through a dream made of music, storytelling, theatre and lavish cuisine comes alive in Venice thanks to Antonia Sautter’s creativity. As adults it’s easy to forget our inner child, but dressing-up is still one of the best ways to find it again.
The New Dolce Vita with Andrea Ravieli is what the good life is truly all about but, now, I have uprooted myself and returned to my Venice, my Venice In The Sky. This does not mean that the New Dolce Vita is forgotten, no, but it does give me the opportunity to invite you in to my world.
London Fashion Week commences on Friday 17 and, for all of you who’ll be heading to the big smoke to flash your fashion fancies, Swide has put together a 5 suggestions for you. After all, we don’t want you waiting around between shows or, more importantly, getting caught in the notorious English weather.
As half of The New Dolce Vita, Enrico Costantini has uprooted his life from Rome and returned to this home town of Venice, from where he'll be bringing you his Venice in the Sky.
Together, as Swide, we shared our new year’s resolution with you, our readers. Love it or hate it, today is St. Valentine’s Day and we want to take the opportunity to share our thoughts on the Big L with you and how to be happy when in love.
In an exclusive interview with Swide, Mr. Gandy talks about his life and shows us that even away from the Dolce&Gabbana stage he is... a real gentleman.
We all do it, we all fall in love and it can happen any day of the year, usually when you least expect it. So why do we celebrate all lovers on this one day February 14th every year? Who was St. Valentine and why is he the patron saint of lovers?
A dozen long stemmed red roses is a thoughtful and appreciated gift. But for the more adventurous lovers out there, why not shop around for a more exotic bunch?
Flower prints are a constant in spring fashion- maxi flowers, mini flowers, appliqué flowers, and embroidered flowers. For SS12, Dolce&Gabbana have embraced the flower trend and developed items which tick every box.
Over the next few months, Luxury London will be bringing you a mini-series and presenting a personal London guide that can be referenced any time you visit this wondrous city.
W Korea were inspired by the impressionist movement when putting together this shoot. The brush strokes, the lighting, even the model in a way hark back to the impressionist period.
Watch the new face of Dolce&Gabbana Make up, Felicity Jones in an interview on set of the shootings for the summer make up campaigns. She talks about what its like to work with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and Pat McGrath, as well as looking back at her first encounter with Dolce&Gabbana make up.
The Grammy Awards 2012 stirred up a mix of emotions on Sunday evening; the music world took a moment to remember the loss of their ‘fallen sister’, Whitney Houston, and an eternally grateful Adele swept the board, making a jubilant return to stage with six awards.
It's Valentine's Day, and that's great. Restaurants will be thriving with happy couples celebrating. But what about singles, who want to eat alone - not only then, but all-year-round - without feeling uncomfortable?
What make Dolce&Gabbana so successful, iconic and admired is that their basic stylistic codes are clean, clear and easily decipherable. Over 25 years Dolce&Gabbana have been able to adopt themes, fabrics or single items of clothing and re interpret it in their own style. The suit, the body con dress, the masculine look, lace, the corset are all historical fashion tools or phenomena which today have become synonymous with the brand’s style. In doing so, Dolce&Gabbana have not only been able to exhume pivotal fashion statements, but also ensure the brand’s relevance in the past, present and future.
Have you ever thought about Palermo as the ideal city for lovers? St. Valentine’s day is coming and I’d like to suggest to you the top 5 romantic places in my city: each location has a little story behind it all relating to love... let’s discover them!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and today I have a special treat for you. I have asked 7 of my illustrator friends a few questions related to this special occasion and, to make this article special, 2 of them have each prepared an original Dolce & Gabbana art work as a Valentine’s gift to the Swide readers.
Jewellery is by far the most popular and well-received gift for Valentine’s Day. Women love those shimmery, glittery trinkets, as they make them feel loved, special and treasured.
No Spring Summer Collection could be complete without sunglasses. For SS12, Dolce&Gabbana have revisited one of their most iconic stylistic tools and applied it to eyewear: Mix & Match.
We’re living in a golden age of sport and especially for tennis. Years from now when we look back at sporting history of tennis the narrative will be all about three names: Rodger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The scary thing is of the three, it’s Djokovic who still has to write the greatest chapter in his tennis story. Here are 5 reasons why Novak is the greatest of all time:
The Dolce&Gabbana Eyewear collection is closely linked to the womenswear of course. In fact, Dolce&Gabbana cover girl models the sunglass collection in a lovely shoot by Giampaolo Sgura, where the essence, perfumes and mood of the inspiration behind the collection is palpable.
I honestly fail to see sense in Valentine's day if you're a day over 13-years-old. Single people use it as an excuse to complain about being single (all men are jerks and all girls are crazy and whatnot), and couples ignore it or use it as an excuse to invite single friends over for dinner and boast about their love.
Dolce & Gabbana are masters in creating iconic objects of desire which transcend trends and even decades: the corset dress, the masculine look, the embroidered cocktail dress and the Miss Sicily hand bag, to name but a few. To that list is it safe to say that we can add this summer’s must have accessory: the Dolce Bag.
Celebrities can’t get enough of them! Fergie, Bianca Balti, Claudia Schiffer, Penelope Cruz and Chiara Francini are amongst those who have been bitten by the Dolce Bag bug, and there is no surprise as to why.
Super model Chanel Iman is dazzling on the cover of L’Officiel Paris, and Netherlands.
Recently appointed Accessories Director at Marie Claire US, Kyle Anderson is entrusted with renewing the accessories pages on the magazine. In light of his visionary approach to fashion, Swide caught up with him in the lead up to the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 Catwalk show. In the interview, Kyle summarizes the key trends for bags and shoes for the summer season, as well as musing on his persona and the importance of social networking in his career.
Dolce&Gabbana menswear is famed for tailoring and denim. The causal portions of their collections are as memorable and desirable as the sartorial elements.
A fiercely cold winter evening in London didn’t deter the Stamford Bridge faithful from getting behind their beloved Chelsea and packing out the stadium as they hosted Manchester United. I on the other hand didn’t have to brave the cold as I got to watch the game from the luxury of the Dolce&Gabbana Lounge pitch-side at the Bridge.
When the Swide team was backstage at the Men’s Dolce&Gabbana FW13 fashion show, we couldn’t help but eavesdrop on what the male models were talking about; the questions that girls ask them again and again and again.
New York Fashion Week is on from February 9th: here are 5 Swide tips on how to take a break between one fashion show and the next.
The Spiga 2 Dolce&Gabbana boutique is a launch platform for talented up and coming designers. For SS12, Dolce&Gabbana have selected an exciting collection of talented youngsters. Featured this week: Arzu Kaprol.
Sartorial excellence has long been a value which Dolce&Gabbana strive to provide to their clients. Highly skilled tailors, a string sartorial tradition, the finest fabrics and attention to detail usually found in the made to measure realm set Dolce&Gabbana tailoring apart from many other fashion houses.
With two of his projects: ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Tree of Life’, receiving Oscar nominations this is the year that Brad Pitt finally gets the recognition he deserves.
Also known as Michelangelo Merisi (1571-1610), Swide recounts why he is known as the ‘Master of Light’ of the Renaissance and his masterpieces.
The play between masculine and feminine is a long standing interest of Dolce&Gabbana. Early on, the designers began to investigate the allure of a woman dressed in traditionally masculine items. Since then, rigorously tailored ensembles, which in a way add emphasise to the woman’s forms, and not swamps them into androgyny, have become synonymous with Dolce&Gabbana to the same extent as the body con lingerie inspired dress.
Finally, after several weeks of hard work at the University I attend, I am free to take a well deserved vacation. Final destination: Cortina D'Ampezzo.
My last publication revealed the illustrations of the Dolce&Gabbana's SS12 Men's collection that were done exclusively for Swide. This week I want to share the beautiful work that has been crafted for you, inspired by Dolce&Gabbana SS12 Women's collection.
Creepy, mysterious and cryptic medium in American Horror story, played by Sarah Paulson wears Dolce&Gabbana in the Elle US shoot devised by Ryan Murphy.
It's the night of the year: no, not New Year's Eve, but the one in which real men gather to watch Super Bowl. For all the football addicted who didn't make it to the stadium and are enjoying it from the couch, here are 3 recipes by Gnam Box to give the US hamburger an Italian twist.
The Super Bowl is upon us and everyone is talking about the halftime performance that Madonna will be putting on with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ ‘ got it’s video release today to tempt us further and judging the way it plays out, the Super Bowl certainly inspired her…
Granted, Valentine’s Day tends to be a bigger deal for women than men, however, why not spoil your other half with some fashionable gifts that say: “ I love you and I know what looks good!”
Apparently, the Super Bowl isn't only a chance for a pop singer to get on a stage with the whole US of A watching. No, it seems that there's also a certain amount of interest in a game of football (their football, you know, American football) that happens before and after the pop performance. Who knew?
The cheeky chap hailing from Devon, England, gave Swide something to smile about when he was caught backstage at the Men’s Dolce&Gabbana SS12 fashion show. From modelling to his skills in the kitchen, Sam Way charmed his way through our questions and here is what happened.
Something borrowed, something new, something "not" blue. An eye for what's ahead or what's already going speed forward, never forgetting the importance of a formal suit and tailoring. Are you caught in the net?
If you could distil the D&G SS12 Womenswear show what essence would you get? Foulards. These traditional, sometimes oldy-worldly accessories have been totally reinvented by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and have become sexy and relevant once again.
D&G, Milan. No fashion statement could have been clearer than this one: you need a foulard. Not around your head or neck: we are talking fashion, we are talking fabric. Take a look.
Re-re-Rewind. What were the absolutely not-to-miss looks from Dolce&Gabbana's Menswear SS12 Collection?
There is a whole world of options out there for art lovers. Swide picked for you 5 exhibitions you can't miss on February. Paris, London, New York, Berlin, Madrid… there are many chances to enjoy art. Every month Swide picks the most interesting exhibits worldwide for you.
Valentine’s day is without fail a holiday that means a lot to women. Even though its important to show her you love her and how much you care everyday, on Valentine’s day a special effort is required.
With so many gorgeous looks on the catwalk it may be hard to hone in on the must have pieces for your next summer wardrobe.
The D&G Men's Must-Haves and some insights from the collection. Foulard anyone?
The Dolce&Gabbana ss12 fashion show was a real visual feast; beautiful prints, macramé, bejewelled eveningwear and a vast choice of exquisitely crafted bodysuits. The Swide team have selected the key looks from the collection just for you.
Flowing skirts, tiny waists, Macramè with irreverent PVC details and crystal embellished bodysuits were the central pieces from a Dolce&Gabbana ss12 collection which looked back at the 1950s with as its inspiration the iconic Italian beauty and the population’s joie de vivre.
Sacrifice and discipline, sweat and toil: the new fragrance from Dolce&Gabbana The One Sport was inspired by an Olympic and classical vision of sport. This is the sumptuous spot shot by Mariano Vivanco featuring the magnificent Adam Senn.
Berlin is the city that looks and feels like the capital of Europe. An old world history supports the modern avant-garde of contemporary art, fashion, theatre and performing arts. On the occasion of the opening the Dolce&Gabbana boutique, Swide has picked 5 places you can’t miss while visiting Berlin, the city where past and future converge.
Soft, luxurious, sexy and risqué, leather is a favourite amongst designers and clients. For SS12 leather has seen a true resurgence. Interpreted both as a fashion forward alternative to the blazer or as a traditional casual staple, leather is at the centre of the Dolce&Gabbana menswear collection.
Protagonist of latest Fox sit com New Girl, Zooey Deschanel strips of her bubbly, slightly geeky on screen persona on the February edition of Allure US.