As a juicy supplement to the September issue, Vogue Italia has inserted a booklet featuring Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda shot in Taormina, Sicily by Paolo Roversi during the debut fashion show in July. The shoot features Dolce&Gabbana friend and Italian beauty Monica Bellucci.
It seems like Winona Ryder has been around forever, but that’s because she’s grown up in the public eye. At the Venice Film Festival, on the red carpet for the premier of her latest film ‘The Iceman’ her ethereal beauty belied her 40 years, with a little help from Dolce&Gabbana.
With the dark teen road-movie ‘Spring Breakers’ set for unveiling at the Venice Film Festival, Selena Gomez is acting the sexy women she is and staring us down in the process. Harmony Korine, writer of 90’s shocker ‘Kids’ and director of the brilliant ‘Gummo’ (winner of the Critics Prize at Venice in 1997) and ‘Julien and Donkey Boy’ teams up with Gomez in a film that challenges our perceptions of beauty, innocence and corruption.
As quickly as it came, summer’s nearly through. It’s time to enjoy these last days basking in the sun and sipping drinks at sunset, ‘cause September is round the corner and it’s a bummer like every year around. Those summer sunsets are coming earlier earlier, that breeze is getting a little too chilly at times and the beach is emptier and not quite as joyful as it was.
With his recently released musical comedy, Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise is still an actor to contend with. Doing what he does best, Tom Cruise is handsome and successful holding onto his reputation as one of the biggest stars of all time...
L’Officiel France’s September issue is filled with interesting, beautiful and fashionable spreads. The main story is shot by the multi tasking and multi talented Michael Roberts in a hotel in Taormina, Sicily, and it could not but feature plenty hot Dolce&Gabbana looks from the FW13 collection.
The day before the official opening of the 69th Venice Film Festival, Vogue’s Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani along with Lapo Elkann and Livia Firth threw an intimate dinner to present the edition of L’UOMO Vogue dedicated to the festival. Hosted on board Elkann’s private yacht the M/S Dionea, the party was attended by a who’s who from the world of fashion and cinema.
We’ll have to wait until January 2013 to take in, in glorious 3D, Carey Mulligan’s performance as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’. But for fans of this fine actress there’s plenty to keep them happy until then.
Zac Efron is going to feature at this year’s Venice Film Festival in At Any Price alongside Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham. He’s looking good, like, really good, and we’ve realised that it’s finally okay to say, ‘Zac Erfon is hot’.
The winning team Laetitia Casta and Dolce&Gabbana are at it again. The Venice Film Festival Red Carpet Glamour Stakes just got higher, with Laetitia Setting the bar astronomically high.
Fashion Editor Yuri Ahn seems bored with summer, and she can’t wait to get into those autumnal dresses and sport some of autumnal hues.
In the week that Neil Armstrong took his own giant leap into the unknown, the defining moment of the baby-boomers’ generation sits prominently in our collective consciousness. The passing of the first man on the moon is a poignant signifier too of a generation who are looking past the moon at the ‘Red Planet’.
Jessica Biel has been celebrated for her beauty since her debut in 1997 and has starred in globally successful films like The Illusionist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and, this year’s, Total Recall. What’s been keeping us all talking, though, is when and how she’ll tie the knot with her superstar fiancé.
Laetita Casta, member of the jury of the Venice Film Festival 2012 wears a Dolce&Gabbana FW13 dress for a photo call on Wednesday 29th August.
A collaboration between Barneys and Walt Disney gives life to cartoons that turn into top models: Daisy Duck wears Dolce&Gabbana on the runaway...
The Venice film festival is an authoritative and respected platform for cinema. In its 69th year, Swide celebrates the 5 most important moments (in our opinion) of the Venice Film Festival that changed the history of cinema
Italian power trio Dolce&Gabbana, Anna Dello Russo and Giampaolo Sgura take over Vogue Japan once again in a bigger, and arguably better fashion spread featuring items from the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda collection.
It’s not easy to please everyone. It easier, however, to shock everyone and, by the looks of it, that’s what we can expect at the 69th Venice Film Festival, when the lido becomes the scene of sex, violence, lesbian love affairs and religion. Is this the darker side of the Venice Film Festival?
Ah the lazy summer days are but a memory and we’re all back in the office (yes, here at Swide too). The beach dresses and flip-flops are things of the past and we’re back on office mode. Here’s a look that will whisk away the back-to-work-blues.
Total Recall’s Colin Farrell is on the promotional tour of the film, hitting premiers and celebrity filled bashes all over the world. But you won’t see Colin making the headlines for drug-taking or drink… no, he’s cleaned his act up and discovered Yoga.
Jeremy Renner consolidated his grip on the Hollywood A-lister tag of late by taking up the lead role in the fourth instalment in the Bourne franchise. Apart from establishing himself as a formidable character actor he’s proving to be the thinking man’s action hero too.
Is this war? Well, putting two of pop world’s most famous sisters on the cover of Glamour UK, just months apart, could be seen that way. But, the Minogues are famous for their strong bound and supportive ways. Who do you think looks better? Swide loves both looks.
The bow tie has been edging its way back into fashion for a few seasons now. Interpreted as geek chic, or vintage elegance, for FW13 the floppy, oversize printed bowtie is dandyish and glamorous.
The Dolce&Gabbana Classic Fragrances are being updated and accompanied by a new, and much sexier campaign fronted by Laetita Casta and Noah Mills and shot by the one and only Mario Testino.
Holidays are almost over and we are now facing the moment of being back at our desks: depression could kick in at any time, right? Swide’s Elisa della Barba gives you tips to put a smile back on your face even when back to work. Here is how.
One of the iconic signatures of the Dolce&Gabbana fashion house started to come into its own in the first half of the Naughties. The multi inspired, multi thematic and mix and matching elements of the collections become stylistic tell tales of the Dolce&Gabbana aesthetic.
From L’Albereta to Enoteca Pinchiorri, to Peck, probably the best gastronomy in Italy. But where did Luca De Santi, 32, start out, and where does he want to go?
You must have seen the JB Fanvideo that started doing the rounds in June, right? It’s the response to Justin Bieber’s comeback single ‘Boyfriend’ and here, at Swide, we can’t get enough of it. It got us searching the web for other amazing JB fan videos. Here are our top 10!
It’s almost the end of August and so it is time to say goodbye to your Summer fling (that’s if you’ve been lucky enough to get one). Mood Swings has been thinking about it and he thinks it’s time that we take a good look at our actions.
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.
Dolce&Gabbana have taken traditions, and made them their own. Over their 27-year history, many original Dolce&Gabbana items have become part of our imagination of Italian fashion and vice versa, the designers have taken classic Italian fashion and transformed it into Dolce&Gabbana classics. This instalment looks at the blouse, by no means an invention of Messers Domenico and Stefano, it has become a classic of their style and an instantly recognizable one.
The Rimac Concept_One is a new breed of supercar. It is fully electrically powered and has an all new propulsion system. It makes for a completely new driving experience.
The fashion world comes alight with shopping spree madness and special events during the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. Held in 19 countries world wide, its an international late night shopping extravaganza! What is in store for the 2012 edition?
Summer is coming to a close and this August has seen new music from, both, fresh artists and those that are established. Swide has been keeping their ears to the groud and has selected their favourite new tracks from the last few weeks. Including Animal Collective, Californian Wives and Egyptian Hip Hop.
Fashion Editor Yuri Ahn is an eveningwear fanatic! In the occasion of the Venice Film Festival she offers inspiration for the red carpet.
The advertising spots director ventures into feature film direction: “Tutti i rumori del mare” will be released tomorrow in Italian theatres. A story about (re)discovery, love (for life) and the little things that make life worth living.
Laetita Casta and Noah Mills are the protagonists of the advertisement campaign for the Dolce&Gabbana Pour Femme and Pour Homme fragrances. Mario Testino’s eye is key in creating a vivid and romantic clip where the line between reality and fantasy is blurred by love.
Summer is slowly coming to a close and so it is time to prepare for the Autumn months ahead. We've taken a look at what's on offer around the world and it seems that cinema is offering the the most global options. Whether it's Paranormal Activity 4, Zac Efron in The Paperboy or the reincarnation of Judge Dredd, there is something for everyone.
The art world Is wide and varied. Here are Swide’s picks of must-sees in September: London, Milan, New York, Berlin…
Summer is nearing the end and thoughts turn to Autumn, and autumn fashion. But once the tan has faded and the days become shorter and colder, the need for make up inversely grows. Here is a low-down of the beauty trends for the coming winter.
Humour is very personal, just like taste, but here at Swide we are used to, and pretty confident with, talking about taste when it comes to food, travel, music and of course fashion, so here are what we believe to be four of the funniest blogs we’ve found.
Fresh out of High Wycombe, 5-piece band Coastal Cities have already made a name for themselves on the local circuit and are now in the mood to see what they can do on a larger scale. Swide's Ben Taylor met the guys for a pint in The Chandos Pub on Trafalgar Square, in London, to see what the fuss is all about.
They are Australian-born but have sound Italian origins. Swide talks to Michael Pillon and Nick Guglielmino about how they created their own wine label…
The Vogue US September issue is so grand, so important and so iconic that even a docu-film has been produced following the painstaking activities related to the creation of the book. Seminal fashion magazine, Vogue US sets the bar for everyone to follow. In their vast September 2012 issue, the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda presentation takes pride of place.
Summer festivals are one of the highlights from the season. From the Balkans to the Balearics, the summer festival scene spoils for choice, and the appropriate looks vary from place to place.
He is the reference point in the Italian literature to the 17th Century and the author of the longest Italian poem. Here is the history of the man who wrote the Italian Baroque literature.
Kate Middleton has taken the world by storm with her genuine smile, high street fashion and seemingly girl next-door looks. Here are more reasons why we at Swide love the Duchess.
The 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival is almost here. The picturesque canals and stunning architecture of Venice take on a gleaming shimmer from the stars walking the red carpet during. Did you get in the mood? Here’s more for you.
English singer/songwriter Jessie Ware is about to drop her debut album, something that Swide have been getting excited about for the last year or so. With comparisons to early 90s soul songstresses being passed around, Jessie Ware has clearly established herself on the British soul/pop scene.
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.
The new Maserati Gran Turismo Sport is set to replace the existing Gran Turismo S. Well basically it IS the Gran Turismo S, only restyled and tweaked to squeeze out even better performance.
Is it a car? Is it a scooter? Well neither actually it is the Twizy from French car giant Renault. Renault has always had a reputation for innovation and with their much anticipated new world order of electric vehicles which includes the Twizy, the Fluence saloon, Kangoo van and Zoe micromini.
Men's fashion week is upon us again and the dilemmas on what to wear every mrining become monumental. The FW13 Dolce&Gabbana collection has plenty of answers for you, and Swide is here to show them all.
With the Summer holidays coming to an end, lots of us are returning to work and getting back into the daily grind. Why not shake things up a little? Declutter your professional life.
Swide has been embracing the theme of festivals the last few months and Mood Swings doesn’t want to feel left out. This week he brings you 3 sounds to bring the outside in.
The fans of French Vogue, of Carine Roitfeld herself, and generally of high and mighty fashion have been salivating since the first hints in May 2012 about the new project headed by the ex French Vogue Editor in Chief. Less than a month to go, and here’s what we know about the CR Fashion Book.
You love bread, but you always end up with leftovers and it's clearly a shame to throw everything away. Italy's tradition gives you 3 delicious ways to re use bread in delicious recipes.
Fashion Editor Yuri Ahn loves her leopard print- maybe that’s why she fits so well with Dolce&Gabbana! For FW13, the season’s must have leopard print is the green.
Swide’s festival season is almost over but we want to take a look at what’s going to be going on in early September, keeping our spirits high as the temperatures cool. From the U.K to Croatia, there is something for everyone.
Long been an iconic symbol of the flair of Italian motorcycle design the Ducati Monster has also been the yardstick for the entire industry, inspiring many imitations. Now the Bolognese firm is set to extend it’s supremacy further with the Ducati Monster 795, a low spec version that is the first to be launched outside Europe and designed specifically for the Asian market.
From 16 - 31 August Barbie's Deinhoff, Berlin is hosting Lucio Palmieri's Hollywood Babylon Reloaded; an exhibition that gives us all the oppurtunity of a life time... to buy and own our favourite female popular icon. Ok, let's calm down, we're talking illustration and collage here, but it's nice to dream, no?
Swide retraces the steps of one of the family-owned wine makers in Italy. Francesca Planeta, from Planeta wines, reveals how they stayed true to Sicily's terroir, developing a culture of valorization of the territory that has no equals in the Region and produces high quality wines annually.
They say three’s a crowd but, when the crowd is looking this good, how could one complain? Even in the limelight, Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy and Lara Stone are showing that sharing, when it’s done right, means that they everyone can steal the show.
Berliner Tim Ruger not only shares a name with a certain brand of firearm, but this guy is cocked and fully loaded. Swide caught up with Ruger backstage at the Dolce&Gabbana SS 2012 show to discover a little more about the man behind the modelling and what makes him tick.
Fly fishing isn’t so much a sport as a life experience. One that is growing in popularity al lover the world. The ultimate pursuit of the gentleman, time spent alone with your thoughts and a rod is increasingly becoming the antidote to the stresses of modern living. Swide gives you the 5 best places in the world to cast your fly.
She is one of the world's super models and, even as she hits 46 years old, Cindy Crawford is showing today's hot young things how it is done. Crawford hits the cover of September's edition of Tatler and adds a spot of sultry sexiness to the pages.
We already saw the splendour of embroidery in the FW 2013 Dolce&Gabbana Collection, but from the pages of Harper’s Bazaar UK August 2012 it denotes a regal atmosphere – mysterious and lush.
French musician Yuksek talks to Swide about playing on the music scene with friends, how he accidently fell into being known as a dance music artist, that making music videos isn’t his thing and how being a Dj has its health risks. Ben Taylor investigates...
The social calendar in August quietens down a little, all the more reasons to make sure that when you attend a society occasion you look perfect. Here’s a tip.
Wow! The Who, Brian May's amazingly grey curly locks, Jessie J's screen time, nightmare inducing Pet Shop Boys, the hips of George Michael, A Spice Girls Reunion and Victoria Beckham's attempt at dancing. London 2012, what a night you gave us!
Probably the most important Equestrian event in Italy the Palio di Siena is a tradition that runs in the blood of every Sienese. A bareback horse race around the main square in Siena the Piazza del Campo, it is run twice a year on the 2nd of july and the 16th August, in honour of the Assumption of Mary.
Velvet has always been a well loved material. Soft, plush and luxurious, from home furnishing to fashion, velvet has earned its place as the king of fabrics. In FW 2013, a season all about unabashed luxury, velvet is a central to fabric.
Swide’s exclusive interview with Academy-Award winner Helen Mirren, who tells us about her private persona, her career, feminism and her love for Italy and fashion.
Dolce&Gabbana Milano Thunder's heavyweight won his second consecutive Olympic silver medal at the ExCel Arena in London on Saturday. Matching his world-beating success in Beijing, Italian Russo failed to go one better and bring home gold going down 14-11 to Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk in cagey and tense gold medal bout.
The Spring Summer 2001 was an important season for Dolce&Gabbana. The collection looked back at the decade of the house’s birth, the Eighties, with its fashion, music and icons. Madonna of course was a central influence in this collection, but in more ways that one.
So the fat lady of the London Olympics 2012 is clearing her throat. We’ve suffered sling and arrows of the fickle British Summer, we’ve seen some heroic competition, and some historic achievements. What better way to cap it all of than the closing ceremony which kicks off on August 12th at 21:00 (GMT).
At the end of July, we interviewed pop music’s new emblem of Girl Power, Charli XCX, a young starlet with message of femininity and sisterhood, and it the same message is cropping up in fashion editorials. Instyle UK’s August issue brings some sass to class.
Surfing has always carried a somewhat idolatry element- the surfer duded, all toned, tanned and relaxed. Celebrieties have given into this idea of keeping fit and being at one with the sea, so why not take a board this summer and paddle your way to toned abs and arms.
For Swide’s Young Chefs column, Eugenio Roncoroni and Beniamino Nespor recount their experiences as chefs and how they got reunited for a project in Milan that celebrates street food all over the world, Al Mercato.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is still the Italian for angular brilliance but after four years in development it’s a beast of a supercar the handles surprising well.
At this rate the IOC will be wondering why it took until 2012 to have women’s boxing in the Olympics. In fact it wasn’t until the 1997 that the British Boxing Association first sanctioned bouts between women, Sweden, the bastion of gender equality was the first to do so in 1988.
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.
Captured by Danilo Giuliani ‘It’ girl Delfine Bafort cuts quite the striking pose for her shoot in Marie Claire US, where Dolce&Gabbana prove, once again, that their clothes can both compliment and accentuate a woman’s inner strength.
Packing for the holidays. Is there anything worse? I can barely plan my life a few hours ahead, let alone decide what I’m gonna wear for the next two weeks. What if there’s an impromptu social occasion? A pool party? A toga party? A wedding to crash? This usually results in me lugging around most of my earthly possessions halfway across the country and back.
Brazil are within touching distance of their long-cherished dream of Olympic gold. Only Mexico stand in their way. Not only will Brazil coach Mano Menezes’ men have the weight of history on their shoulders as they chase the medal their nation craves, they will also have to contend with a Mexico side who are brimming with class and attacking intent. More so, Mexico have nothing to lose in their first ever Olympic final. This is a final made in heaven.
Fashion Editor Yuri Ahn keeps up with the trends and thinks ahead to autumn. This week enjoy a selection of cute dresses to wear once you get back to the city.
Wedding season is upon us. Late Spring and Summer are synonymous with weddings, and their subsequent styling dilemmas. From a grand country affair to a demure city ceremony, Dolce&Gabbana have got it covered!
Milan's Antonio Colomboni has been honing his illustration skills, applying his talents to fashion, packaging design and even political issues. Swide caught up with the artist to see discuss his work, Milan and... shamanism. Colomboni talks to Swide and even includes an exclusive illustration for us.
The young model may appear to be as delicate as a flower, but Sigrid Agren revealed that she is no stranger to a bit of rough and tumble (I’m talking sports, people). During her video interview, the French beauty told Swide about her doting mother, how playing sport with her brother got her into trouble and what the colour red means to her.
Giovanni Fercioni’s passion for fashion was shaped by the Savoy Royals, directed by a great Italian journalist, his designs were worn by some of the most imposing industrialist wives of the times and controversial political figures. His talent and eye for styles guaranteed Fercioni’s relevance throughout the century and his legacy today.
If you love shopping, Summer is the best time to get out from the malls and get back to where it all began in the flea market. Getting on your walking shoes and exploring the flea markets of your holiday destination is one of the immoveable holiday traditions that we love so much. hunt for bargains. Swide picks five of the best flea markets for you to attack.
Dolce&Gabbana place a great emphasis on the artisan heritage present in the country, elevating even the smallest craft into high fashion. Traditionally, painting is a noble and age old skill which Dolce&Gabbana have included in their collections for years.
So you’ve enjoyed your Summer holidays and now it’s back to reality. It’s time for a new regime, more exercise, better diet, we have to lose the extra weight gained by living the good life for the last few weeks.
Swide mourns the death of one of Italy’s most iconic, influential and darn right bonkers fashion personages, Anna Piaggi.
Little Boots is back on the scene and, with her new single Headphones, she’s taking herself in a new direction and I think we're about to fall in love with her all over again. Here, Victoria Hesketh gives an insight into the years that followed her debut album Hands and how it paved the way for her upcoming sophomore album.
Swide's tips on how to have your tablet or smartphone plan your holiday for you: from an app that tracks top tips to one that knows your foodie history, here are all the (cheap or free) travel apps you need to have.
So Phelps is not what he used to be and Usain Bolt is still undisputed fastest man on Earth, the other Olympic story that has the world talking though, is what the athletes are wearing and how they were chosen. Ranging from the psychedelic to the just plain bizarre to the retro Eastern Bloc. Swide chooses for you some of the most outlandish.
Lazy summer days should be alternated with active summer days. Embrace one of America’s favourite past times and sports: basketball.
Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian violinist, singer and composer. His art flourished at the Gonzaga court in Mantua and in Venice, where he composed madrigals and some of the earliest operas, still admired today. His innovation and his talent for putting words, and feeling to music as well as dramaturgic tendencies, made Monteverdi the linchpin of the shift from Renaissance to Baroque music.
Femininity has always been one of those graces which fashion has played upon and emphasized since the dawn of the ages. For FW13, femininity has been rediscovered through a masculine art: tailoring.
The mini-series continues with a Spring edition. Spring is about new beginnings, if you have never been to London now is the perfect time. Here are a few of suggestions to tempt you…
On the 26 July, the official selection was announced for the 69th edition of Venice Film Festival, in Rome, revealing the big guns that are going to be taking part. Swide has taken a glance at who is screening and decided it’s only right to share 5 of our favourites, with you.
All transfer news this summer invariably has been linked to one club above all. Paris Saint-Germain have done the most significant shopping in this window and added some world-class footballers to their squad. We’re all familiar with the iconic strip as well as David Ginola’s all-conquering team in the nineties, but who are football’s latest rich kids and how are they shaping up for next season?
For the FW00-01 collection Dolce&Gabbana took their inspiration from a remarkable woman, artist and socialite: Tamara De Lempicka, who embodies the qualities of the contemporary woman who the designers admire and dress.
Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic figures in the entertainment world. Today marks the 50th anniversary of her death passing here on Swide, we celebrating her life by having little illustrative tribute to her with the help of Jennifer Lilya.
It’s a safe bet to say that the winner of the Women’s 5000m will be out of Africa. You could also say with near certainty that it will be a Kenyan with six of the worlds top 10 coming from the East African nation. Kenya continues to flood the world with some of the best distance runners ever seen and it shows no signs of slowing. The final takes place on the 10th of August at 20.05 (GMT).
Italy is known around the world for producing some of the world’s most loved wines, which is all very well and good, but what of the beers? Yes, beer lovers, Italy also caters for you, too, and will surprise you with the artisanal beers that they have tucked away in the unlikeliest of places. Here is a selection of beers and breweries to whet your appetite.
So you’re enjoying the Olympics yeah? Inspirational? You haven’t seen anything yet. The Paralympics kicks off on the 29th of August and if you thought that watching the Olympics was motivational, wait til you get a load of these guys. In the first Paralympic Games to ever sell out, Swide picks ten awesome Paralympic Athletes to watch out for.
The Americans are absolutely the best team in the Olympic Basketball competition with more big names and ego that a G8 summit. That said though, there are some other very strong teams who could challenge the US who have only been training together since July.
Great to eat as is, but if you want to give a twist to this god-given treat, follow our recipes, but be aware: there is one "outsider" here, just as good as caviar…
Summer is about discovery and relaxation and treating yourself to beautiful things whether it’s art, travel, food or sport… If you are planning a get-away in Italy, then, don’t miss these beautiful Italian villas…
5 years, 25 countries, 100 filming locations: from the director and cinematographer of Baraka (1992) Ron Fricke, a visually stunning non verbal movie that will open your eyes on the beauty of the world.
Mood Swings has hitched a ride to the U.S. and taking time out with those that are making nice noises in there and in Canada. Well, everyone needs a holiday, even if it’s only musically.
It’s hard to look past Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele who has cemented his place in history as one of the greatest distance runners of all time. He currently holds the Olympic and world records for the 5000m and 10,000m, an extraordinary achievement. But as usual, when an athlete of his calibre competes he raises the standards, the result is arising tide that lifts all boats. The final will take place on August 11th at 19:30 (GMT).
Fashion Editor Yuri Ahn absolutely loves the beach, and this week she shows us two looks for beach related activities.
Before setting off to research this edition, I enlisted my friend Jenis for company, to prevent me going solo and looking like a ‘lady of the night’ in some the establishments. What I’ve found are real gems. As a Londoner, one can get stuck and be reticent about what’s out there. I’ve realised that not only is this a guide for worldwide visitors, it is also a guide for Londoners – it’s for us all.
The sexy star just attended the LA Premiere of Total Recall wearing Dolce&Gabbana
August sees the final month of the New York's rooftop film festival. No, it's not that we are late in talking about it, it is that August sees some of the best films being screened in some of the most intriguing places. To those who'll be in the Big Apple during August, here's a run down of what to expect.
Once upon a time tattoos were for drop outs and Hells Angels, but recently our sporting heroes have been become increasingly inked up. Swide chooses some the best:
Milan has been well known for the elegance of its locals since the beginning of fashion. From the Sforza duchesses of the Renaissance to the Austro Hungarian Ladies of the 18th century, Milan was a style hub. But before the great designers of today it took the courage, entrepreneurship and talent of a few designers to pave the way for Milan’s international fashion status of today. One of these visionaries was Giuseppina Tizzoni.
Beach Volleyball, and particularly the women’s, is one of the most popular and most watched Olympic events and the competition in London set at the iconic venue the Horse Guards Parade it looks set to be one of the defining moments of the tournament. The gold medal match takes place on the 8th of August at 21.00 (GMT).
For all of those who, for some reason, couldn't attend the father of all food events in Milan in May, or for whoever never gets enough of foodie events, the next place to be is definitely Rome, where Taste of Roma awaits with top chefs and, needless to say, delicious dishes.
Inspired by the classic V7 Sport the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 has all the classic styling of the iconic café racer with a the modern technology of today’s Italian engineering to give a bike that looks retro but feels very much of now.
She is wild, sexy and unpredictable: pop's rock-child has chosen Dolce&Gabbana for the new video "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)".
The world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival kicks into action as of the 3 August, transforming the city in to a hub of artistic activity and filling the most unlikely of venues and spaces with anything that could be deemed as art. But, what if you’re there and you feel like you’ve had your fill of theatre? Well, here are 5 quick suggestions by Swide of what to do…