Christina Ko

Hong Kong-based writer and editor Christina has covered the luxury scene for over a decade. She covers topics ranging from beauty and wellness to arts and culture. Formerly the editorial director of Prestige Hong Kong, she has written for various publications including Hong Kong Tatler, Discovery and Silverkris, as well as for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Estee Lauder and Lane Crawford.
Christina Ko
Hong Kong-based writer and editor Christina has covered the luxury scene for over a decade. She covers topics ranging from beauty and wellness to arts and culture. Formerly the editorial director of Prestige Hong Kong, she has written for various publications including Hong Kong Tatler, Discovery and Silverkris, as well as for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Estee Lauder and Lane Crawford.

Latest from Christina Ko

Beauty hacks, from tattooed eyebrows to lip colour, eye liner, and concealer – moving on from microblading

‘They want to wake up with make-up,’ says Hong Kong beauty salon owner Rebecca Chung of customers who’ve moved on from microblading to other semi-permanent and permanent make-up procedures.

4 Feb 2019 - 8:32AM
Beauty hacks, from tattooed eyebrows to lip colour, eye liner, and concealer – moving on from microblading

‘They want to wake up with make-up,’ says Hong Kong beauty salon owner Rebecca Chung of customers who’ve moved on from microblading to other semi-permanent and permanent make-up procedures.

‘Anything goes’ for this Hong Kong fan of Issey Miyake, Etro, and Dries Van Noten, who’s mad about colours

Laura Cheung, Hong Kong boutique owner and a fan of colours, prints and patterns — think Dries Van Noten, Etro, Giambattista Valli – threw out all her husband’s American khaki pants in favour of a sharper, more European silhouette.

7 Jan 2019 - 7:52PM
‘Anything goes’ for this Hong Kong fan of Issey Miyake, Etro, and Dries Van Noten, who’s mad about colours

Laura Cheung, Hong Kong boutique owner and a fan of colours, prints and patterns — think Dries Van Noten, Etro, Giambattista Valli – threw out all her husband’s American khaki pants in favour of a sharper, more European silhouette.

Custom skincare: how tech is shaking up the way we buy beauty products

From DNA tests to clever algorithms to convenient new devices, technology is creating a whole new market for made-to-measure skincare, where products can be customised to fit individual lifestyles

3 Jan 2019 - 6:57PM
Custom skincare: how tech is shaking up the way we buy beauty products

From DNA tests to clever algorithms to convenient new devices, technology is creating a whole new market for made-to-measure skincare, where products can be customised to fit individual lifestyles

From KFC founder Colonel Sanders’ white suit to Antiques Roadshow – the life of America’s second ever female auctioneer

America’s second ever female auctioneer, Kathleen Guzman talks about selling Colonel Sanders white suit for US$25,000, starring on Antiques Roadshow and decades working for the top auction houses in the world.

23 Dec 2018 - 3:15PM
From KFC founder Colonel Sanders’ white suit to Antiques Roadshow – the life of America’s second ever female auctioneer

America’s second ever female auctioneer, Kathleen Guzman talks about selling Colonel Sanders white suit for US$25,000, starring on Antiques Roadshow and decades working for the top auction houses in the world.

Christmas shopping online creates waste mountain of packaging from luxury retailers

When you’ve built your strategy around offering a luxury experience right down to the packaging, adopting environment-friendly policies is fraught with commercial risks. Still, some online retailers are going down this road.

14 Dec 2018 - 4:16PM
Christmas shopping online creates waste mountain of packaging from luxury retailers

When you’ve built your strategy around offering a luxury experience right down to the packaging, adopting environment-friendly policies is fraught with commercial risks. Still, some online retailers are going down this road.

Inside bridal boutique owner Jacqueline Au’s wardrobe, full of surprises

It was Jacqueline Au’s search for a wedding dress that inspired her to open her boutique; when she hit on a Giambattista Valli dress with a 40-yard train, it had to go into storage for a year. Her everyday style is simple: monochrome and heels.

6 Dec 2018 - 12:54PM
Inside bridal boutique owner Jacqueline Au’s wardrobe, full of surprises

It was Jacqueline Au’s search for a wedding dress that inspired her to open her boutique; when she hit on a Giambattista Valli dress with a 40-yard train, it had to go into storage for a year. Her everyday style is simple: monochrome and heels.

From Madonna’s mask to Philips water mister: DIY beauty gadgets give you a spa experience at home

These gadgets are for hair curling and removal, facial masks, LED light and microcurrent therapy and water misters. These tools offer the latest beauty treatments in your own home.

14 Nov 2018 - 8:14PM
From Madonna’s mask to Philips water mister: DIY beauty gadgets give you a spa experience at home

These gadgets are for hair curling and removal, facial masks, LED light and microcurrent therapy and water misters. These tools offer the latest beauty treatments in your own home.

Wakesurfing – get in shape to master carving, ollies, shuvs, 720 spins and riding backside

Celebrity social media posts have ignited a craze for wakesurfing, sport where you ride a speedboat’s wake and that’s less strenuous than wakeboarding. Get in shape to master carving, ollies, shuvs, 720 spins and riding backside.

9 Nov 2018 - 8:52PM
Wakesurfing – get in shape to master carving, ollies, shuvs, 720 spins and riding backside

Celebrity social media posts have ignited a craze for wakesurfing, sport where you ride a speedboat’s wake and that’s less strenuous than wakeboarding. Get in shape to master carving, ollies, shuvs, 720 spins and riding backside.

Sneaker freak Japanese chef who swaps food for the latest Off-Whites – and queues hours for jewellery

AJs, Air Force 1s, Nike SBs, Off-Whites – Hong Kong-based Shun Sato has over 200 pairs of trainers, and loves vintage kimonos, and denim of course; he once queued 10 hours in Harajuku, Tokyo, with singer/actor Shawn Yue to buy Goro hand-made jewellery.

8 Nov 2018 - 1:36PM
Sneaker freak Japanese chef who swaps food for the latest Off-Whites – and queues  hours for jewellery

AJs, Air Force 1s, Nike SBs, Off-Whites – Hong Kong-based Shun Sato has over 200 pairs of trainers, and loves vintage kimonos, and denim of course; he once queued 10 hours in Harajuku, Tokyo, with singer/actor Shawn Yue to buy Goro hand-made jewellery.

The man behind revolutionary skincare brand Diane Kruger, Dakota Johnson and Demi Moore love

German research scientist Augustinus Bader launched his eponymous beauty line in February, and Hollywood A-listers were quick to sing its praises. It employs stem cell technology he used to heal severe burns.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:21AM
The man behind revolutionary skincare brand Diane Kruger, Dakota Johnson and Demi Moore love

German research scientist Augustinus Bader launched his eponymous beauty line in February, and Hollywood A-listers were quick to sing its praises. It employs stem cell technology he used to heal severe burns.

Why personal training is back in trend among fitness fans in Hong Kong

Forget cycling in the dark or trampolining your way to a new you, it seems personal training is seeing a resurgence in popularity in Hong Kong

1 Nov 2018 - 11:00AM
Why personal training is back in trend among fitness fans in Hong Kong

Forget cycling in the dark or trampolining your way to a new you, it seems personal training is seeing a resurgence in popularity in Hong Kong

Instagram hits: eight beauty brands that owe their start to social media site

The social media site serves as a powerful catalyst to boost brand awareness – Forbes estimates model and reality-TV star Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics will be worth US$1 billion by next year.

10 Oct 2018 - 9:33PM
Instagram hits: eight beauty brands that owe their start  to social media site

The social media site serves as a powerful catalyst to boost brand awareness – Forbes estimates model and reality-TV star Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics will be worth US$1 billion by next year.

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