Brazilian Captain, AC Milan defender and inspirational leader Thiago Silva talks exclusively to Swide about love life and football. What makes a leader and what is happiness.
Their locked lips were caught on Kiss Cam at the Los Angeles Lakers game, but will Selena Gomez still fancy getting close with her boy, Justin Bieber, after he teams up with Lady Gaga for an extraterrestrial experience?
The Dolce&Gabbana SS12 menswear collection was born of a traditional Sicilian image: the fisherman. Turned up trousers, muted colours, as though faded by sea water, coppola hats feature strongly in the collection. The most important dedication to the idyllic Sicilian coastal life however is the net: knitwear, mesh and even laser cut leather all reference the strong inspiration.
You know, one of the best things about Sicily is the food. Every single friend that has visited me, here, throughout the years has always been astonished by the art, landscape and people, but after all, it is the food is that they remember.
Until May 13th, at Portocomaro, Asti, the images of Mario Ingrosso tell the tale of Italy and Italians as they were between the Fifties and the Sixties, North and South, towns and cities. A must-see moving portrait.
Romantic and mysterious are the words I can come up with when looking at Joshua David McKenney’s works. I have been following his work for some time now and other than illustration, the dolls he creates also fascinate me. Today, it is my pleasure to bring you into Joshua’s glamorous illustration world.
Dolce&Gabbana are well known for their razor sharp suits and uber elegant tuxedos. For SS12, the brand has taken the tuxedo one step further and fashioned it in white. Wear it in total white or mix with classic clack trousers for a fashion forward formal look.
The winner of World Press Photo 2012 is a Spanish young man from Barcelona who captured a special moment in time during the Arab spring. Swide investigates who Samuel Aranda is and how he got to win one of the most important Photography Awards.
Mood Swings has clearly dusted off his history books this week and feels that it is about time for a quick recap on Italian history… with music as accompaniment, naturally.
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. This week she interprets Dolce&Gabbana’s modern Sicilian vision into a pretty evening look.
During the world famous New York Tribeca Film Festival, the French fashion house Chanel throws its customary dinner party to entertain all the fashionable people who have flocked to the De Niro run film festival.
Have you ever wanted luscious, curvy, full and expressive lips like Monica Bellucci? Well now you can, well sort of. Inspired by Monica’s iconic mouth, Dolce&Gabbana Makeup launches a selection of six limited edition lipsticks to channel their muse’s sensuality.
Lily Collins is currently on the silver screen as Snow White in Mirror Mirror the new adaptation of the beloved story, alongside Julia Roberts. The pale skinned beauty stepped out in NYC for Cartier’s New York City Exhibition Preview.
She may be playing the part of an evil Queen on-screen in Mirror Mirror, but it was a demure, if not devilish, side that Julia Roberts gave us when Tom Murno photographed her for Velvet.
During Milan Design Week Dolce&Gabbana organized a novel event to launch their first ever bicycle- rigorously leopard print. Yuri Ahn, Swide Fashion Editor and blogger was invited to the exclusive event.
Quite simply Monica Bellucci is a goddess to me. She captures my attention as no other does, of course my passion for all things Italian ensures I am powerless when confronted with her Mediterranean beauty. Monica is all women to me, mother, companion, diva, muse, innocent waif, powerful sorceress, a million different personalities behind a beguiling smile and enlivened by a potent talent.
Derrick Rose is the new Michael Jordan according to GQ magazine. He certainly looks like a legend in the making in a Dolce&Gabbana suit.
Grazia interviewed Monica Bellucci about her role as an actress, as a woman and as a beauty. Here is the most intriguing aspect of the interview, including a confession: “My body betrays me….”
Classic Dolce&Gabbana items are timeless fashion statements. Choose one as the basis of your day to evening outfit.
The D&G SS12 collection took the foulard print trend a step further. The collection was actually made entirely from foulards, handkerchiefs of the classic size of 70X70cm. The Seventies vibe in the collection is palpable, mini shorts, tied up shirts, wrap around skirts tunics and mini dresses. Here are some looks which are perfect for daywear- for the office, an afternoon stroll and of course beachwear.
Flower print is Spring like in every way, colourful, light, pretty and of course it portrays the protagonists of the season: flowers. The Dolce&Gabbana flower prints for SS12 prints range from romantic peonies to colourful, pretty wild flowers.
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: Fani Xenophontos.
Soft colours like light pink, light blue, mint green, lemon yellow and their variations are the key colours this season. Wear them in soft contrast or match the hue from head to toe, the important thing is to embrace the pastel.
Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce welcomed the Telegraph Magazine’s Luke Leitch backstage the FW13 womenswear fashion show. Amongst a cornucopia of velvet, gilded accessories, tulle and baroque embroidery the designers spoke about fashion, their beginnings and their place in history. Here are Swide’s 10 favourite quotes from the interview.
Urby Emanuelson talks to Swide about life, family, new challenges and the secret of success. Midfielder Emanuelson has lit up San Siro for AC Milan since arriving from boyhood club Ajax Amsterdam.
If you live in Milan chances are that you’ve already met Filip Adrian Dziegielewski. Most likely he bumped into you at a party and told you something so honest about yourself, it hurt your feelings (he didn’t mean to). If not, he was sitting by you at Bagel Factory having coffee and silently judging your food. Maybe you just saw him crossing a street dressed like Lil Kim meets Burberry?
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana appeared at the first edition of the Vogue Festival last Friday and the web went mad! Our man on the ground tells us that the live audience also burst in spontaneous applauses and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The Dolce&Gabbana SS12 collection was inspired by the 50s aesthetic and the concept of old style Italian beauties. It did however also include a fun, almost irreverent element to the collection. This can be mainly ascertained in the prints, but also certain looks: in particular the new concept of the suit. Rigorously worn with culottes- almost mini bloomers with matching blazers, or if you’re really daring, just with this summers’ ubiquitous hit: the bralet.
Earlier this week we asked those of you who are attending Milan Design Week to Be Part Of It with #swidesign, sharing your finds, thoughts and favourites with us. Our three on-foot contributors have been busy and captured some marvellous moments… let’s take a look...
Dolce&Gabbana are respected for their tailoring, sharp, elegant yet contemporary; they have something for every type of man. These separates are infinitely elegant, and add a bow tie for a bohemian nod.
Swide has teamed up with event Goliath Zero and come up with a specially tailored selection of the events that are going on during the next three days of Milano Design Week 2012. We want you to get the most from the week and, also, don't forget to share your finds and thoughts with #swidesign
Dolce&Gabbana have just stepped off the stage at the Vogue Festival in London where they had an intimate conversation with Alexandra Shulman in front of a varied and fashion loving audience. Love, Family and Italian Spirit are at the base of everything.
Milan Design Week 2012 is in full swing and so it is only fitting that our resident music man gets to grips with what is going on and gives you 3 songs to give you that much need reboot of energy for the weekend ahead. Good luck to all who are partying here in Milan this weekend, see you on the other side...
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. A boyish edge to a feminine look: leopard print mini, white shirt and an oversize blazer.
Dolce&Gabbana in partnership with chelseafc.com have launched a competition to promote The One Sport, a fragrance that celebrates the true values of sport. A fresh and energetic scent for men, it encapsulates sport and masculinity in its purest form.
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is the fastest and most powerful street legal ever to wear the Prancing Horse insignia. This machine is perhaps the pinnacle of modern automobile design, marrying perfectly raw power, jaw-dropping beauty and Italian flair and is available in showrooms this spring.
In recent seasons we have seen a resurgence of key Fifties design and stylistic codes on both the runway and in the household. But what is it about that era that has inspired so many? In the run up to design week here in Milan, we’ve tried to answer that question.
Dolce&Gabbana have come of age. At 27, the brand has gained a maturity which adds to its influence as a trend setter and pioneer on the Italian, and on the international fashion stage. During the brand’s first quarter of a century, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been architects of a new aesthetic- one which merges tradition, with innate female qualities and an edge, that pokes fun at themselves and at fashion as a whole, which make Dolce&Gabbana so endearing and close to so many people’s hearts.
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. Discover more about your favourite designers, models and stylists this Friday and Saturday at the Vogue Fashion Festival in London.
At the worldwide premiere of "To Rome with Love", the new movie by Woody Allen, Mediterranean beauty Penelope Cruz wore a Dolce&Gabbana light pink gown.
Truth or Dare is the title of Madonna’s first fragrance, a title that recalls the days of 1991 when her Docu-Film ‘In Bed With Madonna’ captured the star and her wisdom. This inspired Swide; the Queen of Pop is known for her wise words. Here are Swide’s top 10…
The bodysuit or corset are archetypal Dolce&Gabbana items of clothing. Sexy, versatile and fun, it represents many aspects of the brand.
For the Spring, Dolce&Gabbana have released a limited edition animalier bicycle for the stylish cyclists around the world.
The relationship between Dolce&Gabbana and leopard print is a long standing one. The design duo have imbued their signature leopard on dresses, accessories and for SS12 even a limited edition bicycle.
Probably the most enduring image of one of the most successful Games of modern times is when Greg Louganis shocked the world by cracking his head while executing a dive in the qualifying rounds of the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988. He recovered to go on and win two golds making him the hero of the games. His greatest achievement came later, however.
Not always considered the best of friends, for SS12 they have made a truce and emerged as a perfect couple thanks to the inventive of Dolce&Gabbana.
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: Co|Te.
We, at Swide, have already given you a run down of the Design Week Zones and covered the matter of hotels and restaurants. Now, we want you to experience the events as if you were there and give you the chance to get involved with Swide’s activity…
Woody Allen is no stranger to glamour and fashion, considering the leading ladies he tends to go for. So perhaps, he wanted to inject some of the glitz of the runway, as well as genuine Italian glamour to his latest movie by casting Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana as cameos.
The blazer this summer has undergone a restyling: though it maintains its classic feel, the details launch SS12’s tailoring well into the contemporary sphere.
AC Milan player El Shaarawy talks exclusively to Swide about what sportsmanship really means and the secret of success.
From 17-22 April Milan becomes a hub of international activity, drawing people from all over the world to unite in their love of one thing… Design. Salone del Mobile 2012 is here and Swide wants you to get the most from this prestigious event and know where it is your going…
Swide Magazine invited your favourite fashion bloggers backstage at the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 fashion show, armed them with a specially selected Lomography Camera and gave them AAA. Consider them VIP paparazzi, working to get you the inside scoop on what goes on. Today – Carolin Daily A.K.A. Caroline Back De Surany.
Tropical flowers and parrots, bright colours, stripes and Sicilian tradition were merged in a collection which encapsulates all the elements of summer with a capital S.
A leather jacket is loaded with metaphors and raises images of cowboys, rebels and bikers. The rugged, somewhat wild look is recreated by Dolce&Gabbana for SS12 with a plethora of brown leather jackets.
As a spot and pastime surfing just goes from strength to strength. The traditional hotspots for the sport like Australia and California, where surfing is an accepted way of life are popular as ever. But the sport is even infiltrating areas such as Northern Europe where it never existed before. Swide picks five top sots to ride the best waves.
I completely fell in love with Maelle Rajoelisolo’s illustrations when I first visited her blog. I find her illustration style to be very playful, yet her characters are beautifully crafted. The most impressive factor is that Maelle uses only colour pencils to create her works and this is very rare for illustrators. Today, I am very honoured to have her on Swide and to let you explore her illustrative world.
Swide Magazine invited your favourite fashion bloggers backstage at the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 fashion show, armed them with a specially selected Lomography Camera and gave them AAA. Consider them VIP paparazzi, working to get you the inside scoop on what goes on. Today – Inside Am-Lul’s Closet A.K.A. Gala Gonzalez.
The sexy, sassy Spaniard reveals to Swide backstage what makes her tick, how her Spanishness marks her out in the modelling world and what’s important to her. With strong yet feminine look and a soul of Spanish steel, Alejandra is the Conquistador of our hearts.
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. Today's instalment is all about fuchsia, and how to wear it for a romantic dinner date.
Mood Swings is trying to capture that Spring Break mood that Americans revel in and wants to liven up the Easter Holidays this Friday for you with this week's three songs
Swide's Ben Taylor met up with Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus of Canadian elctro outfit Junior Boys during the European leg of their tour to talk to the about current LP 'It's All True', recording and Orson Welles.
The to-do list is long during Design Week, but if you really have a thing for design you can’t miss these 5 restaurants. If you are a foodie, too, you might as well linger a bit more to sample their menus.
Lamborghini has always experimented with wild designs and outside-the-box ideas, so it’s fitting tribute that to celebrate 50 years of the Italian supercar, we are given a glimpse of what the Lamborghini of the future might look like.
The 1936 Berlin Olympics were supposed to support Hitler's ideas of Aryan racial superiority. However Jesse Owens' domination of Track and Field with four gold medals exposed the absurdity of the notion. There is probably no other athlete who completely owned an Olympic Games event as much a Jesse Owens did in Berlin.
Swide Magazine invited your favourite fashion bloggers backstage at the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 fashion show, armed them with a specially selected Lomography Camera and gave them AAA. Consider them VIP paparazzi, working to get you the inside scoop on what goes on. Today – The Clothes Whisperer A.K.A. Kristin Knox.
The boyfriend fit basically means loose, oversize and badly fitting? Well yes, if you in fact borrow your boyfriend’s clothes. But now you don’t have to look like you’ve raided his closet, as there are “boyfriend fit” items actually made for women, which will make you look more like Kate Moss than the boy from Big once he shrinks back to his original 12 year old self.
It's almost upon us, Milan Design Week 2012 is about to welcome people from all over the world into its arms and Swide has 5 hotel suggestions to make sure you have the perfect place to rest your weary heads after a long day.
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: Christina Crawford.
Peonies have enjoyed a new found popularity in recent years, and this could not be missed in the fashion sphere. For SS12 Dolce&Gabbana have devised a beautiful, pictorial print with pink and fuchsia peonies to frighten your summer days.
Building upon their tradition and love for lace, for SS12, Dolce&Gabbana have injected new life and colour into macramé.
Springtime is here at last, and, with the turn of the season well under way, what better way to beckon in the sun than exploring the art exhibitions that are on offer. Today, Swide focuses on London
Swide interviews Italian director Roberto Faenza to find out everything about one of the most talked-about movies of the year: how the project was born, the characters and the behind-the-scenes moments.
Leonardo Da Vinci had many faces: artist, sculptor, painter, architect, scolar, anatomist, musician but also inventor, we can also call him a philosopher of the nature. How, exactly? Swide recounts his main groundbreaking inventions, centuries before humanity was able to realise them.
Tennis is one of the preferred sporting pastimes in Spring. Fun, competitive, and athletic, tennis requires concentration, talent and the right kit.
Swide Magazine invited your favourite fashion bloggers backstage at the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 fashion show, armed them with a specially selected Lomography Camera and gave them AAA. Consider them VIP paparazzi, working to get you the inside scoop on what goes on. Today – The Bag Hag Diaries A.K.A. Ingrid Chua-Go
Mood Swings wants to prepare you for Easter Sunday and the festivities that this glorious day incorporates... eating chocolate being the main priority!
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. This week’s look is a Spring classic- with a Dolce&Gabbana twist of course.
Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the flagship design event in Milan, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world, year after year the week-long design event cements Milan’s status as one of the design and innovation hubs of the world.
Davide Scabin, Massimo Bottura, Paolo Lopriore, Moreno Cedroni, Pino Cuttaia: from North to South of Italy, 5 Michelin-starred chefs daily “tweet” about recipes and tips. Swide recounts how.
The prince of pop is whipping up a storm of excitement in the run up to the release of his new video for single ‘Boyfriend’. He’s also been roped in by Aston Kutcher as a celebrity host on MTV’s Punk’d, telling the audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he wanted to make Taylor Swift cry. Boyfriend material…?
We’re not necessarily advocates of the “his-and-her” fashion statement, but when it looks this good you’ll forgive us for trying. Foulards for men!
Net is an important concept for Dolce&Gabbana. It is largely developed along three lines: firstly the reference to Sicilian fishermen nets, like for the SS12 menswear collection, the fact that net is in a way an interpretation of tulle or lace, and finally, net as in internet, which references the brand’s commitment to the digital sphere.
As part of the countdown to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London 2012, Swide brings you a collection of unforgettable, iconic Olympic moments. The first is Nadia Comaneci’s first ever perfect 10.00 at the Montreal Summer Olympic Games in 1976.
Gold Restaurant’s chef Claudio Arciglione gives Swide’s readers some precious tips on how to prepare an out-of-the-box menu to welcome Spring and Easter.
Brightly coloured outerwear is the key to a Spring look. Opt for nappa leather in jewel hues or pastel cotton bouclé for a fashion cover up.
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: Andrea Pompilio.
Tim Burton’s famous concoction of dark fairytale and sharp humour sees his muses Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter join forces with the gracious Michelle Pfeiffer for his new film ‘Dark Shadows’. We know that Depp and Bonham tickle Burton’s fancy… it's been 20 years since Burton and Pfeiffer worked together, is this the right time for them to reunite?
Italy has a long history of craftsmanship that intertwines different paths: art, fashion, food, wine, car industry but also design. How did it all start? Swide recounts the history of Italian Design to explain why, even today, we excel at it.
The SS12 Dolce&Gabbana collection was inspired by fishermen, so the nets, the rolled up trousers and the discoloured effect on the fabrics and leather. However, Dolce&Gabbana know their client base and know what they’re good at, so on the runway they sent out a large variety of tailored looks which wet the appetite for a new summer wardrobe for those who have less maritime inclinations.
There is something special about a Roman Sunday. Especially when the first Spring sunshine floods the streets with light in the morning, and in the little squares you can hear the echoes of musicians that are performing in front of the already crowded bars.
The FW02 collection was a mix and match of styles, inspirations, historical periods and ethnicities. In an effort to hone in on the concept of casual luxury, Dolce&Gabbana fashioned a collection built on contrasts. North African, Hippie, Victorian and Western, were merged in a marriage of styles, fabrics and silhouettes.