Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist and Garance Doré share with Swide their point of view on media and fashion's blogs: how everything started for them, why and how this universe has boomed and what lies ahead.
From 30 May – 3 June, the five-day mobile celebration known as Copenhagen’s Distortion Festival is back, celebrating club culture and proving that Scandinavian’s can party hard. With an atmosphere that encourages impulsive chaos fuelled by high-energy freedom, Swide couldn’t wait to get in on the action from one of Europe’s most unique attitudes found at a festival. Let the chaos commence.
Khaki can be ultra feminine when interpreted by Dolce&Gabbana. Chiffon and lace lend a luxurious edge to the cotton staple.
Academy-award winner, feminist icon, and beautiful woman: Helen Mirren is a complete actress. Swide tells you about her next project.
We stay with WSB Champion Clemente Russo for the second instalment of the Dolce&Gabbana Milano Thunder workout, which is still focused on the abdominal muscles. These next exercises should be added to the previous set of exercises if possible. They can be done instead of the first set to change up the work out. They are mid difficulty and will work to build and define your abdominals and increase your strength and core muscles.
Bermuda shorts, bloomers, mini shorts, culottes, and hot pants were key items for the SS12 collections, flooding the runways with long lean legs. The Bermuda short takes centre stage on Swide this week.
Canadian Ben Johnson won the gold medal in the 100m final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics with an awesome display of power and a world record time of 9.79 seconds. However, three days later his urine sample tested positive for a banned substance and he was stripped of his medal and record. Johnson was sent home in disgrace, but that wasn’t the end to the Johnson story.
Duelling is an art form that was once part of everyday life in Milan and all over Europe swords were carried as a matter of habit. But the art has all but died out in recent times, all that remains is the sport of Olympic fencing. However a small group of enthusiasts are spearheading a revival and through their passion, keeping the techniques of duelling alive. Swide’s Hugo Mc Cafferty was invited to watch them train.
Moto Guzzi are lining up the latest reboot of their best-selling series with the California 1400. It’s a bit of a departure form the cruiser look of previous models with a more vintage Art Nouveau style.
The ‘Sport of Kings’ provides some of the best all-day entertainment in the world. It’s where fashion, sport, the super rich, rural tradition and of course, horses all merge in an adrenaline and champagne-fuelled spectacle that really gets the heart pumping. Swide picks for you the top 5 horse races in the world.
Graceful like the women he depicted and powerful like the stories he recounted through his works, Botticelli is among the Renaissance men who changed the world forever.
Known for being quite the straight faced beauty on the red carpet, Kristen Stewart was the one making us smile when she revealed details about when she stripped off with Garrett Hedlund on the set of ‘On The Road’ and how shock was replaced by being at ease…
Dolce&Gabbana have taken fabric embellishment to a whole new level since starting their label in the Eighties. Crystals, sequins and pearls have adorned dresses and bustiers in novel ways almost every season since. For SS12, as well as exquisite hand applied crystals and pearls, Dolce&Gabbana have introduced PVC 3D flowers over the already beautifully textured macramé.
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: Corrado de Biase.
When I was a child, my parents used to take me to a little village, where we would have almond “granita” and collect fresh water form a little drinking fountain, afterwards. This little place is called Scopello and it was time for me to return to my childhood and explore as an adult.
At 27, Dolce&Gabbana have achieved an impressive status, client base and cult following. The brand’s capacity to take the artistic traditions and aesthetic of Italy and make them their own is unsurpassable and highly romantic to fashion lovers. Their idiosyncratic designs, ironic take on classic dress and the brand’s emblematic items have all contributed in making Dolce&Gabbana a household name. For this instalment of our archive lead considerations of what makes up the Dolce&Gabbana DNA we concentrate on maybe one of the strongest statement the designers have made over the years: the corset.
Whilst collaborating with Swide for The Matt Silk Collection SS12 video, Luca Finotti gave us the chance to get him in front of the camera for an exclusive interview. Whether it’s talking about his love affair with the camera, his views on what ‘ugly is’ or how he keeps himself sane, the up and coming fashion director was as natural in front of the camera as he is behind it.
It appears that Ivan Olita’s scouting has led him straight to New York City’s very own scout, a movie location scout to be exact. Nick Carr’s job means that he gets to explore every nook and cranny that NYC has to offer, allowing him to discover the hidden details that many wouldn’t see. Ivan Investigates…
There’s no need to go far afield to exotic locations to find adventure. In recent years adventures have been rediscovering urban winders right on our very doorsteps. Urban Exploration, known also as Urbex or UE, is an (often illegal) activity that explores unseen or unknown sights in the urban environment.
For summer, the coolest casual looks are desert inspired. Desert jackets, tailored light denim and white linen shirts. Clean, elegant and always stylish
New music and ones to watch, as chosen by Swide; A selection of talent from around the world, featuring Gold & Youth, Baden Baden, Sykur, Ruby Frost and Baio.
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. Floral print dress for a casual yet chic styling on a summer’s day.
Mood Swings isn’t letting Cannes go without giving the ceremony the perfect send off. Andrea Ratti has dusted of his soundtrack collection and wants to share some end credit moments with you.
The Cannes Film Festival is the epitome of European high glamour on the French Riviera. Sun, surf and…suits. Swide catches three stars who put their best foot forward in Dolce&Gabbana. Gerard Butler, Mathew McConaughey and Zac Efron got suited up to face the onslaught of press photographers that infest every event at Cannes.
Kylie Minogue has had a very very good week indeed. Sparkling brighter than ever at the Cannes Film Festival premier of ‘Holy Motors’, wearing Dolce&Gabbana, and then causing explosive reaction throughout the internet when her new single and video ‘Timebomb’ was dropped today.
Kate King was almost lost for words when Swide’s Ben Taylor was cheeky enough to ask her what she thought of him, ending with Kate taking the chance to use a touch of sarcasm in her response. Needless to say, Swide loves the charming Canadian and we want you to find out why!
Marco Pozzi in his first oeuvre depicts with intellectual and visual candour the hopeless pain of an anorexic teenager.
Serial entrepreneur, Marc Worth, founder of the mega fashion trend-forecasting agency, WGSN is at it again. In 2010 Mr Worth founded a new venture with the idea of going bigger and better than his former brainchild. Two years down the line and with a 20% stake sale to mega media corporation Hearst, Stylus.com looks to be well on the way to being another groundbreaking industry success
The best and most beautiful classic yachts meet annually in the Mediterranean in the summer and transform the deep blue waters and the picturesque coast into a vintage dream.
Autumn 2012 sees the release Walter Salles adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s much-treasured novel, ‘On the Road’ (1957), which debuted at Cannes Film Festival. With fresh-faced Sam Riley taking the lead, supported by Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Garrett Hedlund, the Francis Ford Coppola produced 1950s America drama has got everyone talking.
Swide let’s you in on just how easy it is to get fresh vegetables to your table straight from your balcony. Afraid you don’t have enough space? Here is the good news: you don't need any (almost). The bad news? You have to work for it!
Dolce&Gabbana Milano Thunder a Champions of the World Series of Boxing 2012. Their incredible victory was based on them being in the shape of their lives. That’s down to hard work. Boxing is the best work-out you can do for strength and conditioning and with summer on the way, Swide can give you some of Dolce&Gabbana Milano Thunder’s best training techniques so you too can reach peak condition.
Cathy Freeman ran with the weight of history on her shoulders. She ran for her sister who had been born with Cerebral Palsy, she ran because she wanted to win. When Freeman won the gold medal in the 400m final in at the 2000 Sydney Olympics she had become the transcendent symbol for the whole country and for the Olympics themselves.
If there’s one thing that any fashionista should have understood when it comes to beachwear is that for Summer 2012, fluo is in. Here’s how to add a Dolce&Gabbana twist to an industry wide trend.
The latest addition to Dolce&Gabbana’s inventive and always seductive prints is lace. Always relevant and central to the brand’s DNA, for SS12 lace has taken on a new form.
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: Commuun.
As the Globe heats up, so does our desire to hit the outdoors, pitch our tents, fill our cool boxes full of alcohol and wave goodbye to housed civilisation for a few days, heading to the music festivals that play out all Summer long. But, where to go during June?
Flowers are the protagonists of spring and of our table, too: find out with Swide how you can put them to use in the kitchen. Here are our 5 recipes with edible flowers.
Spring is the most romantic of seasons, and the most fashionable. Flowers, the accessories of Mother Nature are ever so chic, and on trend, whether in a filed or printed on a dress.
The Royal Horticultural Society organises a vast amount of truly spectacular garden shows during the late spring and summer- but the pinnacle of these events is the Chelsea Flower Show. Blossoms take over the Royal Chelsea hospital, and for the occasion shop windows on the very posh Sloane Street become fragrant gardens themselves.
The Cannes Film Festival is more than a cinematographic exhibition. Special attention is reserved for the outfits, as the glamour of the Cote d’Azur, intensify the red carpet fashion stakes.
British luxury car maker Rolls-Royce unveiled their upgraded Phantom series II. The Phantom Sedan, Phantom Drophead Coupe, and Phantom Coupe have all been updated with new technologies to make this the ultimate luxury ride.
Dolce&Gabbana are know for their female enhancing fashion, their sharp tailoring, and their courage. In the SS2003 collection, they displayed these three qualities, and more, in a collection inspired by their own archives and astronauts!
Chelsea reached their ‘promised land’ by lifting the Champions League trophy in Munich last night. The London team held their nerve to win on penalties in a tense final to Europe’s most prestigious football competition.
What’s Africa’s greatest natural resource? Oil? Diamonds? Uranium? The answer is footballers. Italy’s Serie A has mined a rich vein of talent from the African nations, as has the Premier League in England. A photo shoot for L’UOMO VOGUE, pictures some of the best African exports looking like the kings of Europe, in Dolce&Gabbana.
This week on Swide, I have the pleasure to introduce one of my favourite artists, Ruben Ireland. His works have been present in my mind for quite some time and I love the girls that he illustrates, always so bold and mysterious. Already know his work? Well, read the following interview, as it will give you a new perspective on his art works.
The check trend has been getting stronger and stronger. Dolce&Gabbana this summer has explored all the worlds of check, gingham, Vichy, tartan, carrè, its check mania!
Mood Swings has been inspired recent events in Milan and felt compelled to share his unique view of what went on. Occupy Swide is underway.
Cinematic legend, Baz Luhrmann, is about to make you fall back in love with his work all over again with his next directorial offering, The Great Gatsby. The big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel sees Leonardo DiCaprio starring alongside Tobey Maguire, Carey Mullingham and Joel Edgeton, telling the tale of the lure of Jay Gatsby life that eventually leads to tragedy… not to mention also in 3D.
The SS12 Dolce&Gabbana swimwear collection offers a wide range of trunks and briefs for the coolest looks under the hot summer sun.
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. Is it lace? Is it lace print? Dolce&Gabbana’s new trick for SS12.
Summer is ever nearing, and thoughts turn to crystalline waters, soft sands and beachwear. For Spring Summer 2012 Dolce&Gabbana have merged their classic leopard print with trendy fluo hues.
At the height of the Cold War, the Munich Olympics of 1972 had become an athletic battle for supremacy between the USA and the USSR. The American basketball team had travelled to the games with a record of having never been beaten in the Olympics, with seven gold medals going back as far as 1936. However that was to change in Munich amidst controversial and acrimonious circumstances.
Paper media sees a new member joining the family this month: the first edition of The Greatest magazine is on the newsstands. Swide, always with an ear to the ground regarding new projects scooped up an interview with the founder, editor in chief and fashion director of The Greatest: Matteo Greco.
It's here again: the gastronomic event of the year, Italy welcomes 12 Milanese restaurant kitchens all clustered on the Milan racecourse the Ippodromo, and much more... Swide tells you what you are going to experience at Taste of Milano.
The art world is wide and varied. Here are Swide’s picks of must-sees in June: London, New York, Paris, Milan or Berlin?
The D&G SS12 collection was a real party of colours and prints. And for your summer parties, the D&G eveningwear portion of the collection will make you feel truly special. Whether you opt for a body con mini dress, a sequins embellished tunic or flowing maxi dresses- foulards is the keyword for your summer eveningwear.
From day to evening, the Sicily dresses are a prefect companion. This week, we concentrated on the sexy silhouette for your day engagements and your after hours parties.
Having played in London, Marseilles and now at Milan’s San Siro, AC Milan’s versatile midfielder Mathieu Flamini has adapted to each team and to the culture of three different leagues and countries. Educated, adaptable and erudite, Mathieu is a hard-tackling midfielder who can turn on the pace going forward and has a powerful right boot.
This time on "Tea's Talents" film producer Luca Legnani and director Francesco Calabrese share chinese food with Tea while discussing ghost stories, artistic wisdom and plans to restore Lindsay Lohan's career.
The longstanding relationship between Dolce & Gabbana and lace is a well established, documented and loved. For SS12, in keeping with the colour trends of the season, lace becomes purple, from aubergine to cyclamen, and hints of pink.
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: Elisa Palomino.
Dolce & Gabbana sneakers have earned a cult following in recent years, and the Spring Summer collection is sure to further impress trainer lovers everywhere.
At the heart of Germany with Berlin and Hamburg, Munich has a lot to offer. Museums, monuments, shops, restaurants and clubs: Swide picks the spots not to miss.
The Dolce&Gabbana Matt Silk Collection enjoyed VIP treatment when Swide, in collaboration with Italian video maker Luca Finotti wrote the story and shot a pretty special video with Bianca Balti.
Dolce&Gabbana and leather are a great couple. The brand is known for taking traditional materials and transforming them into something special and always new. For SS12, leather was the star of the show: being treated like royalty.
St. Vincent featured on Swide after the release of her second LP in 2009. During the Italian leg of her tour, Swide's Ben Taylor caught up with her to discuss image, her feminine side, identity and… oh, drinking Champagne on the set of Gossip Girl…
The Italian luxury car manufacturer brought its concept SUV the Kubang to the Beijing Motor Show last month where it will disappear from view until it materialises in its production form at the end of next year.
There is no better feeling than putting your feet up at the end of a hard day’s walking and sharing food and drink with your fellow walkers. As the summer is rolling in Swide picked the top 5 treks in the world. Now go!
For SS12 Dolce&Gabbana have introduced a novel way to wear the blazer: deconstructed, rough at the edges, casual yet stylish. Wear it like a cardigan to get the look right.
Star Chef Stevie Parle landed in Milan during Design Week for a special project with designer Tom Dixon. Here is what he told Swide.
Mood Swings is prepping himself for Cannes Film Festival 2012 by delving into his catalogue of French vinyl and cassettes and, with a spot of patience, has selected 3 songs to add some French Fancy to your Friday
In Liguria there is a place you will never forget if you visit, sheltered in the Tigullio Gulf, dotted with colourful houses and cradled by the sweet sound of the waves. Want to go? Here is what not miss.
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. This week, the merits of the denim mini skirt are extolled.
With a positively sumptuous line-up at Cannes Film Festival this year and the design-honed eye of fashion’s Jean Paul Gaultier on the panel, the 16 to 27 May is going to be a tour de force of films, fashion and photographers. Swide has waded through this year’s selection to discover the ones to watch…
Argentine striker Maxi Lopez has settled in Milan during his first season for Serie A giants AC Milan. Although having plied his trade in Argentina, Spain and Russia, he feels right at home in Italy. Not surprising seeing as the Italians and the Argentines have so much in common according to Lopez.
Chloë Moretz is not you’re ordinary teenager. Well, she’s a global super star on the way to world domination. When she turned out for the New York premier of her new film Hick even though she was fighting a bout of food poisoning, according to her Twitter, she looked good enough to eat.
The Matt Silk Collection for SS12 is cool, pretty and perfectly in tune with this season’s main trend: Fifties. Luca Finotti, an up and coming Italian director was charged with creating a video to contextualize the inspiration behind the glasses. Drawing from by the classic Italian Fifties comedies, the video tells a story of ironic jealousy between mother and daughter. Think classic car, Bianca Balti, vintage music, Italian scenery. The story for the video was created by Swide, styled by Yuri Ahn and directed by Luca Finotti. A Fifties day out for a contemporary woman.
Italian Dorando Pietri put on such a courageous display finishing the Olympic Marathon in London in 1908 that, although he was disqualified for receiving assistance by the umpires, he won the hearts of the public at large and wrote his name in Olympic history.
Last week saw the 178th episode of Desperate Housewives’ playout in true form; full of twists and turns, Bree’s previous adventures coming back to haunt her and loose ends slowly being tied together. What will be the fate of Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria’s adored characters? This Sunday’s double-bill finale will reveal all…
The Dolce&Gabbana SS12 collection is as Italian as it can get. The designers drew inspiration from the peninsula in all its folkloristic beauty. Earrings and bracelets made of vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, garlic and aubergines. Necklaces created with pasta and elegant chandelier earrings inspired by the village lights which adorn the streets during celebrations the bijoux in the fashion show are a true feast.
The khaki look has been back in fashion for a few seasons now. It has found a new habitat in the urban jungle, but the total look can sometimes seem a bit naff, so be careful. This week, this is how to rock the safari look with a typically Dolce&Gabbana twist.
Bolstering the Stamford Bridge trophy cabinet with their fourth FA Cup in six seasons has proved jut the fillip needed for Chelsea ahead of their Champions League final on May 19th in Munich.
Dolce&Gabbana have been lending their irreverent yet razor sharp aesthetic to the masculine and feminine play. For ss12 the tuxedo was a complying victim to the transformation.
We have seen New York's profile from every perspective. Or at least we thought we had. Until June 30th, an homage to the City from within the city, thanks to WDesign and InstagramNYC.
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: Lamberto Petri.
May 7th, New York, and the fashion stakes are as high as they can get. The MET’s majestic stairway becomes the seminal red carpet of the year. At the yearly MET Ball Gala, Fashion and its most conspicuous lovers awe us mere mortal with exceptional creations and high-octane glamour.
Dolce & Gabbana Makeup testimonial Felicity Jones looks the part on Marie Claire USA.
Swide loves Sweden! It’s official. This love reached new heights when Rebecca and Fiona’s new video for ‘Dance’ was released in March and Swide’s Ben Taylor was determined to catch a few words with the duo… well, here is what happened…
The Dolce&Gabbana SS12 collection was inspired by everything Italian: vegetable prints, pasta jewellery, village decorative lights and of course Sicilian traditions. Black, is a colour that immediately springs to mind when imagining the typical Sicilian woman’s garbs.
The New Dolce Vita exchange the urban landscape, escaping the city to enjoy the Spring sun at the sublime Pomente Castle...
Actor, Edoardo Natoli, has caught the attention of Swide's Ivan Olita and it wasn't long before an interview was born. From explaining his career to others and revealing his back-up plan, Edoardo Natoli let's us in the mind of an actor...
The Champions League final is almost upon us. Who will lift the most desired club trophy? In order to celebrate this footballing event, have a look at some fashion footie wear to seduce even the most professional virtuosi.
After the long weekend, Mood Swings is already looking for his next celebration and this weekend gives him the perfect opportunity as Mexico (and then some) celebrates Cinco de Mayo!
Monica Bellucci, in exclusive for Swide, speaks about her name, her beauty, and her next interpretation in a movie that involves Iran, history and religion.
For SS12 Dolce&Gabbana have thought of a pair of sunnies for every woman, and man. In June, a limited edition Gold collection will hit the stores worldwide. Classic, precious and timeless, the Gold Edition sunglasses will brighten up your day.
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. For this instalment Marlon Brando is the protagonist of a casual look.
Fresh on the scene, Swide couldn’t wait to corner Emily Baker for a few words and ask the young model about family, fashion and surviving a weeks worth of runways. Keeping it short and sweet, Swide captured Emily moments before she was dragged off into hair and makeup and had the chance to meet a young woman with a bright future.
The arts of Messers Dolce and Gabbana have been celebrated in the Chinese Edition of Numerò this month.
Spring just calls for flowers. Flowers in the park, in the house and on your clothes. Opt for this year’s most desired flower: they peony.
The Olympics is the stage on which some of human kind's greatest achievements are set, often mirroring the daily struggle of ordinary people, sometimes they surpass our greatest expectations. Usain Bolt did just that when he won gold in the 100 and 200 m finals in Beijing proving that the fastest man who ever lived, lives in our time.
Swide congratulates Dolce&Gabbana Milano Thunder who took an emphatic 4-1 victory against Dynamo Moscow in the final of the World Series of Boxing at the ExCeL arena in London last night to win the Championship for the first time.
I have been promising myself for years that I would visit this pearl of the Venetian lagoon and, seeing as Spring has arrived, there is no time like the present to visit Burano; The italian island where the famous lace makers live.
The history – between reality and legend – of the lace tradition in Burano, the oldest place in the world for embroidered lace.
French model and actress Laetitia Casta is a statuesque, (literally), beauty who embodies the more Mediterranean aesthetic of French beauty. From catwalk to cinema, Laetitia has earned a cult following.
According to rumours, the onscreen love of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield’s characters in The Amazing Spider-Man has in fact become real life. So what happens when fiction becomes reality?
Fine details, exquisite materials and flattering cuts all characterise Dolce&Gabbana Demi Couture. Apt for the most special of occasions, ball gowns, slinky charmeuse shifts, and sexy lace are all glamorous statements.
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: Serdar Uzuntas.