Protagonist, or hinted at in the title or in the story, food has often been mentioned in film as part of our daily lives, as a metaphor or much more: from the Italian classics to world cinema, here is Swide’s top 10 movies that include food.
It has always been one of the most popular events in the Olympics and one of the very core disciplines that dates back to the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece. For over 70 years in the modertn era the high jump remained unaltered with athletes executing a scissors jump to cleat the horizontal. That was until American Dick Fosbury revolutionised the sport with his ‘Fosbury Flop’, backwards bendy jump, a technique that is still used today.
You can’t really call yourself a foodie if you haven’t ventured into the territory of street food. From Bangkok to Mexico passing through Sicily, Swide’s 5 top street foods worldwide you have to taste.
Katy Perry doesn't like to go unnoticed, that is for sure, and, if her appearance on the red carpet in Rio de Janeiro is anything to go by, that won’t be changing anytime soon.
From dirty discos to electroclash, Charli XCX has emerged out of the late night London scene, taking on the world of pop music and the ethos girl power, by storm. Swide’s Ben Taylor quizzes the talented musician talk about Buffalo shoes, the colour of music, girl power and, oh yes, who she wants to punch.
Summer becomes a time for holidays, lounging about on the beach, drinking Pimms, or other cocktails in the sun, and attending weddings!
The Fall Winter 2013 collections saw a definite protagonist emerge: the coat. With luxurious tailoring as an undercurrent which united all collections, the traditional men’s coat could not be missing. But is it traditional?
England's iconic music festival, Glastonbury, has closed its fields for 2012, not only to give the grass and land a break from the thousands of revellers, but also because a lack of portaloos... I understand the worry. So, Swide are not seeing the year pass without looking at the best moments.
The scenario is…you are only in London for 24hrs. This doesn’t have to mean being stuck in your hotel wanting but not knowing what to do. Enlightened travellers continually ask the question - What would a Londoner do? Have no fear Luxury London is here…
The Mont Blanc is giving us one more reason to visit its breathtaking panorama: in a month’s time, the Goûter Mountain Hut will open, hosting an official ceremony on the 7-8 of September. A beautiful hub for every mountains lover…
When did the Olympic Games begin? The Olympic Games are not only about sport but also about society and history. Swide finds describe the origins…
Twenty years after their first ever fashion show, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana chose to look back to one of their favourite fashion era: the 60s. As well as maturity in the designer’s works, this collection also displayed an extravagant use of materials which was only a dream to them at the beginning.
This week’s Venice is the Sky brings the two worlds together; that of my hometown of Venezia and that of my university life in Rome. My family and friends were brought together over my love of architecture and interiors, celebrating my graduation from university.
Natasha Slater is back on Swide, but this time she isn’t here to reveal her favourite Milanese haunts or what music you should be spinning at your next fashion bash, no. If you’ve got a problem that you can’t seem to find an answer to or you’ve been holding on to a secret but want to shout it out loud without people knowing who you are, then Natasha is here to help with her Love Confidential. This week, unrequited love from a Summer someone.
While the 100m and 200m finals will be all about the Jamaicans, the 400m has a much more international feel to it and promises to be a more open and just as exciting race. The 400m final takes place on the 6th of August at 21.30 (GMT).
It has been a ‘drumroll’ of a week. The mammoth event that is the London Olympics and Paralympics 2012 is now live and in full effect here in LONDON! And I’m taking every opportunity to get into the spirit and you should too especially if you’re in London during the games. It’s time to soak up this momentous occasion.
He is the chef of Dopolavoro Bicocca, a good food enthusiast who is willing to educate while experimenting and creating. Here are his thoughts on food, Italy, and the future...
The 100m final at the Olympics is probably the tournament’s marquee event. Bolt sensationally stormed to the double gold in the 100m and 200m in Beijing and is widely tipped to do the same in London on the 5th of August 21.50(GMT).
Italy is dotted with wonderful places to visit. Swide spotted the right getaways where to rest your body and soul while enjoying beautiful landscapes. Spoil yourself with avant-garde Spa treatments and delicious food in one-stop luxury destinations.
Rosie Huntington-Whitely is in the pink. She’s made the difficult transition from lingerie model to big screen actress and she’s done it with effortless ease. She graces the cover of Elle UK September issue looking fresh and floral in Dolce&Gabbana.
The summer heat can take its toll on our bodies, but the correct diet is essential in combating the sluggish summer feeling we sometimes get.
What is it that truly defines a winner? Is it about being the best, doing your best or besting the others? The Olympic games of course are all about the second: no matter how you rank, all that matters is the spirit of sportsmanship. Of course one would prefer to win, but already getting to compete in such an event is a victory in itself.
So the giant Olympic countdown clocks ticks down to zero, only hours to go before the biggest and most important event to happen in London for over 50 years gets underway. If you’ve got plans for this evening – cancel them, because this is shaping up to be something very special indeed.
While the column inches on every other swimming event will be taken up by Michael Phelps and his quest to hit the heddy heights of Beijing in 2008. The shorter distance of the 50m freestyle is a chance for other swimmers to write themselves into history. The 50m men’s freestyle takes place on the 3rd of August in the London Aquatics Centre 20.09 (GMT).
The Seoul Olympics in 1988 was a combination of unprecedented athletic achievement and the controversy of performance enhancing drugs in sport at the highest level. One name that will forever be associated with the former as well as tainted by allegations of the latter is American Florence Griffith-Joyner who had gone from being a good sprinter to becoming a world-beating unstoppable speed machine in the space of only a few months.
Fashion Editor Yuri Ahn dishes out fashion advice for those who always want to be stylish- even when travelling. A leopard print trolley is, of course a must.
After 27 years of designing, Dolce&Gabbana know what is important to their image and what their clients like. There is something exceptionally unique about Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s ability to reinterpret and update their classic items, without being repetitive yet without diluting the message. The corset dress, for one, is an item which has been present form the earliest collections, and has moved forward with the brand’s development yet stayed true to its original concept.
The world is made of famous couples, of men and women who support and complement each other. Bonnie and Clyde, Marie and Pierre Curie and who could forget Odysseus and Penelope. These fictitious and very real couples embody the saying” two minds are better than one”. And in this egregious list, we could add Alberto Fabiani and his wife Simonetta Colonna di Cesaro.
The protagonist of the FW13 colour palette is camel. Elegant, timeless and unusually versatile, camel works for the office and the free time. Dolce&Gabbana have adopted the colour and created overcoats and chunky knits, where the depth and warmth of the hue is most comforting.
As the Summer heats up so does our selection of music to keep your listening needs well taken care of. This week features talents including Bayatas, Coastal Cities, Shadow Box, Starred and Funeral Suits, having us flit between the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland.
Chelsea continue to win hearts and minds on their tour stateside. After serving up a Champions League ‘antipasto’, drawing 1-1 with newly-minted Paris Saint-Germain, in the spiritual home of baseball the Yankee Stadium in New York, the Blues now head to Philadelphia to take on a select MLS All Stars tonight.
Until now the Porsche Boxter has, somewhat justifiably, been known as the working man’s 911. This model however seems to be the culmination of almost three decades of trial and error and the market demands for a teeny-tiny sports car, meaning Porsche have got it just right.
They are mother and daughter, and they share a passion: babies and everything related to them. When Linda finds out that her daughter, Tiziana, is pregnant, a new project starts, made with love and fun...
Not all of us like to spend the summer oiling oneself and sweating on the beach. For those who ache for the chills of winter, there are plenty of places to visit, but what to wear when you’re unseasonably cold?
Touring their latest album, Kill for Love, Chromatics have been creating a name for themselves, whipping their audiences up in to a trance like state at their live shows. When they passed through Milan on the European leg of their tour, Swide’s Ben Taylor caught up with them.
Team China are the Olympic Gold medallists, but the USA are the world champions, while Russia have a lot to prove this time round. As always, the major Olympic superpowers will challenge for medals. The Women’s Team Final takes place on 31st of July at 16:30 (GMT).
Because of the energy contained in his paintings, Tintoretto was nicknamed "the furious". Considered the precursor of the Baroque style because of his technique, with a meticulous study of light and perspective, Jacopo Robusti was one of the most important figures of the Scuola Veneziana (a group of artists working in Venice from 1550 to 1610) and was considered the last Renaissance painter.
Almost forgotten and relegated to the Wimbledon tennis courts, white, the strongest summer colour for centuries has fallen into disrepute. Dolce&Gabbana resurrects white, forget tennis looks and think bon ton vintage ladies.
Victor Castillo is not your average painter. When you first look at his works, you instantly realise that they are unique and haunting. Then, when you look again, you can sense that Victor is making a silent protest against some of the world’s problems. This week I have invited him to answer questions that’ll give you an insight into what his works are all about.
Jessica Biel is living the Hollywood dream it would seem. She’s all over the news, especially promoting her latest movie ‘Total Recall’, but there’s also just a little attention being paid to the rock on her finger given to her by a certain Mr. Timberlake. Her she shows off her glorious looks in a Dolce&Gabbana.
Swide’s talent scout and blogging beauty, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, was minding her own business when two guys shout at her, asking for a lighter. Believe it or not, she’d gotten lucky and spent the evening with Milan’s underground art collective, Nuovi Problemi. Over to you, Tea…
Sicily is famous for its religious processions: every town has a its own patron saint, its tradition and its peculiarity. Particularly, Palermo wouldn't be Palermo without its patron saint Rosalia, to whom people dedicate three days of July. Come and join me…
Audi have given us a taste of what the showroom of the future will look like with the opening of their Audi City London concept store near Picadilly Circus.
You may have heard the name, Alice Eve, melodic, short and almost as sweet as she is. But who is this brainy English blond bombshell?
The opening ceremony of the Olympics has become one of the most anticipated events of the whole tournament. Nations wrack their brains on how to out-do each other in evermore expensive and elaborate ceremonies that sometimes verge on the bizarre. With the London Olympics just a few days away we are giddy with excitement as to what Director Danny Boyle has in store for us. Here are some of the most famous moments from Olympic opening ceremony history.
Fashion Editor Yuri Ahn resumes her weekly column with styling advice for all us fashion challenged ordinary people. This week, its all about mix and matching with the Dolce&Gabbana FW13 pre collection.
I seem to be thinking a lot about Belgium lately. I have very little ties to the country itself; my aunt lives in Brussels and I've been there quite a few times, I've read all there is to read and seen all there is to see about the siege of Bastogne in 1944 (yup, history geek here) but other than that the main reason linking me to that country in recent times is music.
It’s England that dominates the music festival circuit during August with V Festival, Leeds and Reading, Cream Fields and the list goes on. Swide are not shunning these iconic festivals but, with most of the big ones sold out, why trade for something a touch more European? Here are 5 from Swide…
Bianca Balti reveals her motherly side to Swide during the shooting of the Dolce&Gabbana bambino campaign shot by Giampaolo Sgura.
It’s healthy, tasty and goes with salty and sweet. What more could you want from a fruit? Here are Swide’s recipes – among the many you can prepare – that will make your mouth water.
Anna Magnani, De Sica, Mastroianni, Gassman: young and famous, they were all enjoying the Dolce Vita in Rome for real during the post-war boom. Manlio Villoresi’s camera captured them and we can finally see how they did it, in this exhibition in Rome, a must-see.
When working out, looking good matters. Even in the Olympics, fashion and sport coexist, with important fashion houses designing the uniforms for their country, much like Dolce&Gabbana do for the Italian National Football Team. Well, if you can’t represent your country on the Olympic stage, you can look good while you train.
W Magazine feature Sci-fi on screen couple Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender in a double interview that is a pleasure to read.
At only 29 she is an experienced actress and a beautiful woman: gracing the pages of Elle UK and Glamour US she displays her natural beauty wearing Dolce&Gabbana.
Mariano Vivanco shot the Dolce&Gabbana Watches campaign with David Gandy, Enrique Palacios, Adam Senn. Swide discusses with him the concept of time and the life situations in which time is key…
The Eternal City hosted the Olympic Games in 1960; a tournament that brought the Olympics into modern era. One man came to symbolise that modernism and it he came out of nowhere. Adebe Bikila form Ethiopia was an unknown before the games won the marathon barefoot becoming the first Sub-Saharan African to win gold ushering in a new era of East African dominance in the world of long distance running.
Are you both a foodie and a music junkie? Time to head to London, then. The Big Feastival - on September 1st and 2nd in the UK - organised by chef superstar Jamie Oliver - has Alex James (Blur's bassist) as a guest/host and many, many others you don't want to miss.
The art world is wide and varied. Here are Swide’s picks of must-sees in August: London, New York, St.Moritz and much more...
Summer in the city is tough: it’s hot, sweltering hot, humid and the idea of getting dressed is just repulsive. The city however requires us to be appropriately dressed, no sarong or overt beach dresses. Here’s a look that will sort your summer time issues.
Have you ever thought of where the athletics tracks come from in the Olympic Games? The surface is all-important and has to be consistent and provide an environment where athlete’s can perform at their best without the fear of injury. Throughout the years varying technologies have allowed the games to experiment with different surfaces and there is one company which has been at the forefront of these advances and it’s Italian.
Dolce&Gabbana have stunned the fashion world, and beyond by launching an haute couture line. Here’s a round up of what has been said about this unexpected, yet totally coherent innovation.
An exclusive report by Anna Dello Russo from the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show in Taormina.
Swide are happy to introduce you to the talents of Ernesto Artillo, which have been quietly developing in Madrid, Spain, and capturing our attention with the detailed collage work, comprising of both art and fashion. His talents have extended to collaborations with fashion magazine, Tendencias, creating pieces for top models and also his first solo exhibition in September. Ernesto Artillo talks to Swide…
From August 29th to September 8th Venice comes alive with the glamour of the silver screen thanks to its Festival. Laetitia Casta has been hand picked to be one of the judges.
As you’ve probably seen, and already picked up this gossip while hammering away on the net, Bryanworks4DG is the latest Dolce & Gabbana’s digital game. We wanted to create a new method of storytelling, the recipe contains one of the most web influencers combined with a good dose of viral buzz. It wasn’t as simple as it seems, and here I’ll show you better how we came to create it.
Swide has picked 5 places where you can refresh your summer with fresh temperatures and cool sights...
The Queen of Pop, Madonna, takes to the streets of Florence in the new video for ‘Turn Up The Radio’, keeping the paparazzi at bay and driving away on the back seat of a convertible. With the MDNA tour underway, this is sure to become a euphoric anthem of the Summer.
The Olympics is supposed to represent the very best of sporting achievement but the selection of sports on show does not truly reflect the sporting nature of society in the moment. There are many sports include that may have held their place due to tradition equally there are many that have been given the green light such as golf and rugby sevens for 2016. The decision to include a sport in the greatest tournament is a political one and is based on whether a sporting body can lobby enough IOC members but if it were up to Swide, this what you could expect.
Africa is an awe-inspiring continent, and an endless source of inspiration for creatives in all fields. The otherworldly scenery, acacia trees dotted on the savannah, acid lakes, volcanic mountains and crystalline white sand beaches create a sensory overload. Tribal garments and decorations, along with their traditions co exists with some of the most mesmerizing animals left on this earth: elephants, giraffes, rhinos and of course the big cats all capture our imagination. Inspired by Richard Avedon’s and Irving Penn’s photography, Dolce&Gabbana dedicated SS05 their collection to the cradle of humankind.
Natasha Slater is back on Swide, but this time she isn’t here to reveal her favourite Milanese haunts or what music you should be spinning at your next fashion bash, no. If you’ve got a problem that you can’t seem to find an answer to or you’ve been holding on to a secret but want to shout it out loud without people knowing who you are, then Natasha is here to help with her Love Confidential. This week issues with music snobbery…
British cuisine is represented by a fusion of many cultures. We have groundbreaking award-winning chefs from all over the world and cultural foods that mirror our communities. Today, Luxury London will keep it simple and focus on iconic British dishes and restaurants that serve them up. These foods represent, in part, the ‘Britishness’ of London, England and the UK...
The Land Rover Defender Xtech is the latest upgrade of the all-terrain, all-action 4x4. It’s been given a few extra touches of luxury, but the beauty of this car is that it retains the paired down utility of the original that built the company’s reputation.
Anne Hathaway appeared somewhat still in character when she was spotted out and about in Dolce&Gabbana black classic tube dress in brocade. Hathaway plays the part of Catwoman in the upcoming supermegablockbuster ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and the star’s cropped boyish hairstyle and simple yet elegant black dress cuts a lithe and subtle figure much like the supervillan she portrays.
Cristian Grossi is a very interesting illustrator. To me, his style is very abstract and it also has a hint of mysteriousness attached to it. He is also a texture designer and has created some amazing prints for clothing. Today, it is my honor to have him on Swide and I hope you will enjoy his work as much as I do.
Looking after your skin while sunbathing is vital, but replenishing the moisture and allowing the skin to “heal” after sun exposure is equally important. The Swide beauty team, masters of moisturizing, have selected their favourite products, from specific after sun lotions to moisture boosting body balms.
The three handsome protagonists of the Dolce&Gabbana watches campaign shot by Mariano Vivanco Enrique Palacios, David Gandy, Adam Senn talk to Swide about time and life, recounting at the same time a bit of themselves.
It’s Summer, it’s sunny and it’s getting sweaty. But, not the sexy kind of sweaty, sadly, and Mood Swings is feeling the burn.
Italy is dotted with wonderful places to visit. Swide spotted the right getaways where to rest your body and soul while enjoying beautiful landscapes. Spoil yourself with avant-garde Spa treatments and delicious food in one-stop luxury destinations.
When Italy, and family are central values of Dolce&Gabbana, it is only natural for the designers to launch a childrenswear line. After all, children are the heart of a family. The debut collection of Dolce&Gabbana Bambino, is as luxurious and beautiful as the adult one, while remaining thoroughly appropriate to children.
Swide's interview with Cesare Battisti, chef at Ratanà, finds out what this young chef has to say about Italian cuisine and much more…
Pop art, Op art, the rise of rock and roll, Martin Luther King’s speech, the twist, drugs, Andy Warhol’s soup tins, hippies, Spider-Man, protests, psychedelia, surf rock, British blues, JFK assassination, the Berlin Wall, Star Trek and Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the moon. The 60s, a revolution that shaped the world and the youth of today.
29 August – 8 September will see the streets of Venice fill up with the Cinema world’s film folk at the 69th Venice Film Festival. But who is in the running? Well, the official line-up will be announced during the press conference in Rome on 26 July. That doesn’t mean the rumour mill hasn’t started worked… let’s take a look at possible candidates.
The Olympics in Beijing were memorable for many reasons not least as the moment that China opened up to the world but unequivocally they belonged to one man. Michael Phelps won eight gold medals surpassing all others and becoming the greatest Olympian of all time.
The weather is too hot even to think? Get a break from this Summer’s soaring temperatures with cocktails suggested by Paolo Catanese, Manager of Bar Martini.
Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, socialite, model and muse has deservedly earned her status as fashion icon. Born in an old Italian family, with means, Bianca knows luxury well, and what it means to be elegant, well dressed and appropriate. Swide caught her at the Dolce&Gabbana FW13 womenswear fashion show and asked her a couple of questions on what its like to be her.
The atelier, in history was a place where fashion came to life and where hard work was of the order of the day. Born of humble traditions, tailoring was like any other craft, hard graft and passion characterized the quality of what emerged. The clothes, and perhaps the women who wore them brought fame to the designer and their style, but never to his persona. Emilio Federico Schuberth, through his talent and character, gained celebrity status, to match his clients’.
Monica Bellucci’s perfect sense of style and her love of Dolce&Gabbana came together on Sunday at the Cartier event held in Shanghai.
A big trend of the runway, and a favourite of Dolce&Gabbana, transparencies dominated the FW13 catwalks. From light organza and tulle, to lace and laser cut materials, a bit of skin goes a long way for being on trend this winter.
Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous oeuvre, The Four Seasons is something of a sound track to the Baroque period. The musician’s passion and discipline, as well as innovative techniques won him a reputation and admiration both as a violinist and composer. Vivaldi’s life moved along with the Baroque period’s development and he could be considered to be one of the main Italian icons of the period.
Iconic model Marpessa Hennink, first muse of Dolce&Gabbana, recounts to Swide about her career, her life, and how she sees the Dolce&Gabbana brand in the future.
Summer is Wimbledon and Wimbledon is Summer. The men’s final is upon us and as usual we’re in for an enthralling sporting spectacle in the most civilised of sporting settings – Centre Court at Wimbledon. So just to whet your appetite in the build-up to today’s showpiece Swide has chosen for you the top 5 Wimbledon Men’s Finals of all time.
The style of Katy Perry is world famous - from her candy-like constructions, down to her action-man attitude – and, with the end of the Teenage Dream era, we are all waiting to see what else the super star has up her sleeve. Well, for Vogue Italia, she goes Andy Warhol Chic on us… something her gran should be worried about.
Bored of the tranquil vacations at the seaside in anonymous villas or chaotic cities? Swide has for you 5 hotels that are a must if you are seeking adventure and a peaceful symbiosis with nature, including in a tree-house…
After eight epic months of gruelling work at sea French yachting team Groupama have been declared the overall winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. Swide’s Hugo Mc Cafferty caught up with team tactician and charming Frenchman Laurent Pages, who despite the previous night’s celebrations was walking on air.
Cassius Clay’s journey from young fighter form Louisville Kentucky to political activist, philanthropist and cultural icon Muhammad Ali, has its beginnings at the Olympic Games. In 1960, the light-heavyweight set out on the road to greatness with a comprehensive victory over Pietrzykowski to take gold at the Olympics in Rome.
Ivan Olita poses questions towards Italian Actress Martina Codescasa to find out more about her thoughts on her profession, her peers, what challenges she has had to overcome and the fear of waking up.
Andrea Dellal is a former Brazilian model who married into the family of property tycoon Jack Dellal. With a litter of famous children and a past in fashion, Andrea knows a thing or two about elegance, luxury and fashion. Brazilian blogger Maria Thereza Laudares, style editor of Finissimo, interviewed her for Swide in Portuguese. Very sexy.
It’s time to start selecting your Summer sounds and Mood Swings has already found the beats that’ll keep his booty shaking all Summer long; Moombahton!
The Dolce&Gabbana Gold Edition sunglasses are pure luxury. Plated with 18kt gold, the Gold Edition comes in three styles: two for women: the Pure Gold and Sophia Gold. The menswear version is an elegant and versatile aviator style which folds in the middle and can be carried round the neck or attached to the belt loops of your favourite denims. An accessory in every sense.
Of many names and many faces Jamie King is like mercury, impossible to put a finger on. Jaime King, James King, Jimmy King call her what you will, this actress, model, writer and member of the Twitterati, has grown up in the spotlight and successfully negotiated all the hazards that come with fame to mature into the capable, multifaceted woman we see today. For today at least her guise is a pair of Dolce&Gabbana Gold sunglasses.
2012, a year rich in sporting events clearly influenced the imagination of designers everywhere. The runways glistened with the good, old fashioned and clean sporting spirit that unites nations, and inspirations worldwide. Parkas, shorts and t-shirts claimed medal-winning positions on the London, Milan and Paris runways, and are sure to conquest our wardrobes come next summer.
For SS12 Dolce&Gabbana launch a very special and precious limited edition sunglass collection to satisfy your most luxurious eyewear needs.
Fashion blogger extraordinaire, Bryan Boy, has been seen hanging around Dolce&Gabbana HQ of late but it doesn’t seem like the internet icon is just after a sneak peak at next season’s must haves. If we are not mistaken… we saw him picking up a telephone and doing, what looked like, work???
Ferrari and Italy lost one of their most treasured designers and innovators in Sergio Pininfarina who passed away at home on Monday night at the age of 85.
Charli XCX is back with a new clip and Swide can’t get enough of it. We’re getting excited; the video for new single ‘You’re The One’ has just hit the internet, people have already noted her as the future of pop music and she’s bringing girl power back to British music. Not bad for a 19 year old lass from Hertfordshire, England.
‘My ultimate goal in film-making, is to make a film which includes a smiling face snap of every single human being in the world’, these are the words Yoko Ono said in London, 1967. Fast-forward to 2012, technologies have changed, communication has evolved but the project is still going strong. Here is why Swide want to be a part of it…
America celebrates her independence today the 4th of July and across the great continent the sky will ablaze with fireworks as hundreds of millions across the country get together with family and friends to barbeque and cook, to eat, drink and be merry, just as many more all around the world will join the party with the United States in celebrating her day. None more so than in Italy.
When ABC’s Revenge burst on to our TV screens, who knew that it would only take a couple of episodes for us to get hooked to Emily Thorne and her secret past. Having being likened to Gossip Girl, it wasn’t long until the show’s stars Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe started to make waves with their style.
The last instalment of the Dolce&Gabbana Milano Thunder Fitness Programme is still with light weight boxer and WSB Champion Domenico Valentino. The punch bag is an essential bit of kit in ay boxer’s gym and here Domenico demonstrates some simple punch combination exercises to get you punching, not just with your fists but with your whole body.
Roberto Di Matteo today put pen to paper on a freshly printed contract that will keep him at the home of Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge until 2014. As expected his reward for claiming Europe’s biggest club trophy the Champions League was enough to ensure that owner Roman Abramovic would but his faith in the Italian Chelsea legend to steer the club not only to more trophies but to an evolved style of football.
It’s 4 of July, which can only mean one thing; it’s Independence Day in America and the celebrations are going to be going on from sunrise to sunset. The music world is full of songs dedicated to the U.S of A and Swide thought it was only right to get involved with the celebrations by swinging some pop your way.
Meg Myers took a risk and relocated from the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee to Los Angeles and, 5-years later, it’s paying off. It was her track Monster that put the spotlight on her, receiving rave reviews and catching the attention of the music world’s big guns. Swide caught up with her to discuss her EP ‘Daughter in the Choir’ and what makes her a fucking monster.
During the golden age of couture, the atelier was one of the most important places in a noble woman’s life. Fashion was representative of a great many things, and the right dress could make or break your appearance in society. Noble women needed to trust their seamstress and her taste, as well as sense of occasion when choosing a dress, but when they walked into Carosa, it was all much simpler, as the head designer, Giovanna Caracciolo Ginetti was one of them.
Richard Parks is on top of the world. Last year, the former Welsh rugby international completed a pioneering 7-month race to climb the highest mountain on each of the world's continents and venture to The South and Geographical North Poles – a world first. Swide's Hugo Mc Cafferty caught up with Richard on his return from his latest adventure.
After exceeding all expectations and doing the country proud in reaching the final of the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine Cesare Prandelli’s Italian National Football team were received by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano at the Palazzo Quirinale in Rome, wearing Dolce&Gabbana.
The Fall Winter 2013 collection is very much centred n the gentleman, the old world gentleman to be exact. Many of the clothes have worn edges, almost rough, as though they’ve been passed down from generation to generation. In a collection which rekindles the love we hold for the past, and its fashion, tailoring is of course central to the collection. In terms of tailoring, nothing illustrates its art and beauty as much as the blazer.
Actress Gao Yuanyuan is so charming that with a smile she just makes you melt like butter. Unfortunately here at Swide we’re yet to learn Chinese, so we recruited top Beijin born blogger, Xiao Hui Huang, from Catwalk 23 to talk to her on our behalf. Gao, 33 was discovered by an advertising agency and soon she became a well-loved face on Chinese television. She appeared in her first movie in 1997 and the rest is history. Gao, a true fashion fiend is eloquent, intelligent and has made us all swoon.
Natasha Slater is back on Swide, but this time she isn’t here to reveal her favourite Milanese haunts or what music you should be spinning at your next fashion bash, no. If you’ve got a problem that you can’t seem to find an answer to or you’ve been holding on to a secret but want to shout it out loud without people knowing who you are, then Natasha is here to help with her Love Confidential. This week, post men’s fashion week blues...
Though I admit these days I’m most likely to be overheard screaming a Lady Gaga song or obsessing over Rihanna’s bikini, there’s something I must say to y’all, in my humble defense: Most of my life, before I moved to Milan, I was a Music Snob. The annoying, self-righteous kind-the kind you’d feel embarrassed to show your iPod’s most played list to-so what the hell went wrong? Francesco Gaira, singer of garage punk band Scorpio Rising, makes me reflect on these times.
Waking up early and driving 100km, some might say that this isn’t what they thought The New Dolce Vita entailed. Well, they’d be wrong; we’re heading to beach. Our destination? The sun kissed shores of San Felice Circeo.
A great of fashion photography expired in a tragic accident in Hollywood in January 2004, and the fashion world could not but be touched by the loss of this visionary artist: Helmut Newton. Dolce&Gabbana chose to pay homage to Newton’s genius in a Seventies inspired collection that recreated the sort of images which made his shots so iconic.