Divia Harilela

Divia Harilela

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Divia Harilela has worked in lifestyle and fashion media for more than 12 years. Her work has been published in magazines such Vogue China, Departures, Elite Traveler and Surface Asia. Founder of luxury and fashion website The D’Vine, she also blogs for websites including Business of Fashion and Howtospendit.com.

Latest from Divia Harilela

It’s the year of the tiger print for luxury fashion brands, from Gucci to Burberry – so how can you make the look work for you?

Gucci and Saint Laurent have embraced tiger prints, as have Balenciaga and Burberry – but how can you make the look work for you? Experts weigh in with their tips.

Gucci and Saint Laurent have embraced tiger prints, as have Balenciaga and Burberry – but how can you make the look work for you? Experts weigh in with their tips.

24 Jan 2022 - 7:15PM
Photo editing apps – their pros and cons and 5 of the most popular ones, loved by the Kardashians and other influencers

Photo editing apps let you look like an influencer, but is that a good thing? An expert weighs their pros and cons, and we look at what apps such as VSCO, Meitu and Facetune2 can do to your selfies.

Photo editing apps let you look like an influencer, but is that a good thing? An expert weighs their pros and cons, and we look at what apps such as VSCO, Meitu and Facetune2 can do to your selfies.

3 Jan 2022 - 6:29PM
Why fashion collaborations such as Gucci x Balenciaga or Fendi x Skims by Kim Kardashian show no sign of stopping

Gucci and Balenciaga, designer Kim Jones and Kim Kardashian, Tiffany and Supreme – have fashion collaborations reached a peak? Experts weigh in.

Gucci and Balenciaga, designer Kim Jones and Kim Kardashian, Tiffany and Supreme – have fashion collaborations reached a peak? Experts weigh in.

15 Nov 2021 - 6:15PM
How to keep your skin healthy during menopause and smooth over fine lines and wrinkles as your estrogen level declines – doctors’ expert advice

Menopause causes your hormone levels to fluctuate, and your skin undergoes dramatic changes as a result. Experts offer tips on how to keep your face free of fine lines and wrinkles.

Menopause causes your hormone levels to fluctuate, and your skin undergoes dramatic changes as a result. Experts offer tips on how to keep your face free of fine lines and wrinkles.

11 Oct 2021 - 2:29PM
New breed of feminine-care brands caters to Gen Z and millennial women, including one backed by Huda Beauty founder and another favoured by Gwyneth Paltrow

Innovative, sustainably sourced products, empathy and transparent marketing differentiate recently launched feminine-care brands targeting younger women from their established rivals.

Innovative, sustainably sourced products, empathy and transparent marketing differentiate recently launched feminine-care brands targeting younger women from their established rivals.

10 Sep 2021 - 8:15PM
Eye skin care tips from the experts: brightening ingredients, formulas that reduce puffiness, whether gels, creams or serums are better, and more

Skincare experts give their advice on eye care and the best types of products, from the various formulas to the ingredients to look out for.

Skincare experts give their advice on eye care and the best types of products, from the various formulas to the ingredients to look out for.

31 Aug 2021 - 7:15AM
Explainer | Body acne: what causes it – including hot, humid weather – and five of the best products to treat it

Body acne, like facial acne, can be caused by diet, genetics, oily skin or hormones, and is often triggered by hot and humid weather. Experts offer advice on the best ways to treat the condition.

Body acne, like facial acne, can be caused by diet, genetics, oily skin or hormones, and is often triggered by hot and humid weather. Experts offer advice on the best ways to treat the condition.

7 Aug 2021 - 9:15AM
From Kim Kardashian’s Skims to classic Spanx, shapewear is in demand as brands shift to body positivity and inclusivity

Shapewear is a hot commodity in fashion, from brands favoured by Gen Z that are making more body-positive clothes to Kim Kardashian’s Skims, which is dressing the US Olympic team in Tokyo.

Shapewear is a hot commodity in fashion, from brands favoured by Gen Z that are making more body-positive clothes to Kim Kardashian’s Skims, which is dressing the US Olympic team in Tokyo.

20 Jul 2021 - 4:15AM
Online clothes shopping has one big problem: returns. Here’s what retailers are doing about it

Some 50 to 80 per cent of clothes bought online are returned, creating vast extra costs for retailers. Here’s what they’re doing to fix it.

Some 50 to 80 per cent of clothes bought online are returned, creating vast extra costs for retailers. Here’s what they’re doing to fix it.

3 Jun 2021 - 7:14PM
Hair dye sales soared as coronavirus lockdowns made novel shades trendy, from the blue of BTS’ Jungkook to Chrissy Teigen’s pink waves and Bella Hadid’s red fringe

For Jungkook of BTS it was blue, for model Bella Hadid it was a red fringe, while Chrissy Teigen turned hers pink – dyeing hair novel shades is a coronavirus lockdown trend.

For Jungkook of BTS it was blue, for model Bella Hadid it was a red fringe, while Chrissy Teigen turned hers pink – dyeing hair novel shades is a coronavirus lockdown trend.

25 May 2021 - 6:32PM
Sex toy sales surge during the coronavirus pandemic, helped by Gwyneth Paltrow, Dakota Johnson, Cara Delevingne and other celebrities

Sex toys have garnered attention thanks to smart tech, artificial intelligence, changing attitudes and celebrity endorsements – Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, Dakota Johnson and Lily Allen have all developed or launched vibrators in the past year.

Sex toys have garnered attention thanks to smart tech, artificial intelligence, changing attitudes and celebrity endorsements – Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, Dakota Johnson and Lily Allen have all developed or launched vibrators in the past year.

12 Apr 2021 - 9:35AM
From Tina Craig to Francisco Costa, five fashion insiders making over the beauty industry

From skincare to make-up, fashion insiders are bringing a new perspective to the beauty industry.

From skincare to make-up, fashion insiders are bringing a new perspective to the beauty industry.

5 Apr 2021 - 4:15AM
Best vitamins for your skincare, the products they’re found in and how to use them to get great results

Not just for eating, vitamins in skincare act as antioxidants to fight against pollutants, neutralise free radical damage, repair cells and boost anti-ageing.

Not just for eating, vitamins in skincare act as antioxidants to fight against pollutants, neutralise free radical damage, repair cells and boost anti-ageing.

13 Mar 2021 - 3:29PM
Designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of New York-based brand Monse on how fashion can survive Covid-19

The duo behind experimental label Monse met while working at luxury brand Oscar de la Renta, where they are now creative directors. They talk about taking over from the designer who first paired them up, the power of the product and what lies ahead for the fashion industry.

The duo behind experimental label Monse met while working at luxury brand Oscar de la Renta, where they are now creative directors. They talk about taking over from the designer who first paired them up, the power of the product and what lies ahead for the fashion industry.

6 Mar 2021 - 3:23AM
What is skinimalism? The ‘less is more’ skincare trend taking over the beauty industry

No more 10-step routines – women are embracing a more sustainable, pared-down beauty routine during the pandemic, and this is a trend experts within the industry expect to continue this year.

No more 10-step routines – women are embracing a more sustainable, pared-down beauty routine during the pandemic, and this is a trend experts within the industry expect to continue this year.

7 Apr 2021 - 3:00PM
Skincare 101: why you should never neglect your body care, and the products we’d recommend for gorgeous skin

When it comes to skincare, taking care of your body is just as important as taking care of your face. Experts weigh in with their tips and tricks on keeping our skin in top condition.

When it comes to skincare, taking care of your body is just as important as taking care of your face. Experts weigh in with their tips and tricks on keeping our skin in top condition.

16 Feb 2021 - 12:03PM
How to succeed in business during Covid-19: Casetify CEO on how the accessories brand has grown in 2020

Wes Ng, CEO of Hong Kong accessories brand Casetify – known for its iPhone case covers – talks about how the business has grown during Covid-19 and the lessons learned.

Wes Ng, CEO of Hong Kong accessories brand Casetify – known for its iPhone case covers – talks about how the business has grown during Covid-19 and the lessons learned.

26 Dec 2020 - 8:15AM
IV therapy, the beauty tip Kim Kardashian and Madonna swear by: how it makes your skin glow and fights ageing

Kim Kardashian and Madonna have famously used IV beauty treatments to improve their skin and reduce signs of ageing. Beauty drips usually contain a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Kim Kardashian and Madonna have famously used IV beauty treatments to improve their skin and reduce signs of ageing. Beauty drips usually contain a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

26 Nov 2020 - 5:24PM
Asos, Rihanna, Hugo Boss are giving plus-size menswear a chance, but why is the wider market so slow to catch on?

Brands like Asos, Hugo Boss and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty are giving plus-size menswear a chance, but the wider industry is ignoring a market that is ripe for the picking.

Brands like Asos, Hugo Boss and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty are giving plus-size menswear a chance, but the wider industry is ignoring a market that is ripe for the picking.

17 Nov 2020 - 6:26PM
Dark spots, marks and blemishes: hyperpigmentation explained, and five of the best beauty products to treat it

Dark patches on your skin, known as hyperpigmentation, can have a number of causes – from sun damage to hormones. Laser treatments are available, but creams and topical applications are just as effective.

Dark patches on your skin, known as hyperpigmentation, can have a number of causes – from sun damage to hormones. Laser treatments are available, but creams and topical applications are just as effective.

13 Nov 2020 - 11:46AM
Moonstone for healing, amethyst for protection: crystals are having a hot moment in fashion

Crystal jewellery, which incorporates gemstones with supposedly mystical and healing powers, is growing in popularity.

Crystal jewellery, which incorporates gemstones with supposedly mystical and healing powers, is growing in popularity.

6 Oct 2020 - 7:46PM
Chrissy Teigen, Pamela Anderson, Victoria Beckham – why breast reduction surgery is on the rise as women embrace a more natural look

With Chrissy Teigen joining celebrities including Pamela Anderson and Victoria Beckham in having breast reduction surgery, we look at how the wider trend of organic and natural has affected how women see their chests.

With Chrissy Teigen joining celebrities including Pamela Anderson and Victoria Beckham in having breast reduction surgery, we look at how the wider trend of organic and natural has affected how women see their chests.

22 Sep 2020 - 5:44PM
For Vera Wang, fashion isn’t ‘fun and frivolous’, it’s like an ‘unrelenting’ sport

Vera Wang has dressed countless celebrities, from Michelle Obama to Chelsea Clinton, and describes the industry as ‘like a sport – it is demanding, unrelenting and the schedules are horrifying’.

Vera Wang has dressed countless celebrities, from Michelle Obama to Chelsea Clinton, and describes the industry as ‘like a sport – it is demanding, unrelenting and the schedules are horrifying’.

21 Sep 2020 - 5:38AM
A personal trainer, a chef for meal planning – staycations themed around wellness and fashion offered by luxury hotels as they pivot to serving Hongkongers

Private yoga sessions, sound bath meditation, painting lessons, a photography master class, a fashion photo shoot in a luxury suite – hotels are going all out to give you that escape from everyday life you’d get from overseas travel.

Private yoga sessions, sound bath meditation, painting lessons, a photography master class, a fashion photo shoot in a luxury suite – hotels are going all out to give you that escape from everyday life you’d get from overseas travel.

6 May 2021 - 1:32PM
Plus size fashion is evolving into size-inclusive clothing, with brands like 11 Honoré and Universal Standard leading the way

Size-inclusive brands offer both traditional and plus sizes and aim to provide more fashion-forward designs for a broader range of women, with labels such as 11 Honoré, Universal Standard and Good American leading the way.

Size-inclusive brands offer both traditional and plus sizes and aim to provide more fashion-forward designs for a broader range of women, with labels such as 11 Honoré, Universal Standard and Good American leading the way.

14 Sep 2020 - 7:55PM
Would you give a two-year-old a Hermès or LV handbag, as Cardi B and Kylie Jenner did recently?

Kylie Jenner and Cardi B recently gave their two-year-olds Louis Vuitton and Hermès handbags. It’s a trend that’s not confined to celebrities.

Kylie Jenner and Cardi B recently gave their two-year-olds Louis Vuitton and Hermès handbags. It’s a trend that’s not confined to celebrities.

18 Aug 2020 - 7:27PM
The best face masks for running and working out: four types to make exercising outdoors during Covid-19 easier

With many governments mandating mask wearing outdoors, we talk to runners about the best options and consider four masks developed by sportswear brands.

With many governments mandating mask wearing outdoors, we talk to runners about the best options and consider four masks developed by sportswear brands.

9 Aug 2020 - 5:07PM
Clean beauty brands get deodorants back in fashion thanks to natural, non-toxic and effective formulas

Deodorants have become fashionable again thanks to clean beauty brands using natural formulas free from ingredients that can cause irritation and long-term health issues. But the rise in quality also means a rise in price.

Deodorants have become fashionable again thanks to clean beauty brands using natural formulas free from ingredients that can cause irritation and long-term health issues. But the rise in quality also means a rise in price.

14 Jul 2020 - 5:00PM
CBD skincare 101: what to know and five brands to try for serums, masks, moisturisers and more

With CBD skincare starting to go mainstream in stores like Sephora, we explain terms like isolate, full spectrum and broad spectrum and recommend brands for items including serums, masks and moisturisers.

With CBD skincare starting to go mainstream in stores like Sephora, we explain terms like isolate, full spectrum and broad spectrum and recommend brands for items including serums, masks and moisturisers.

13 Jul 2020 - 6:28PM
Five niche sneaker brands placing function over fashion, from CrossFit fave Nobull to Hoka One One, loved by Britney Spears

From a shoe endorsed by tennis star Roger Federer to sneakers that count Reese Witherspoon as a fan, these niche sneaker brands focus on function while still looking good.

From a shoe endorsed by tennis star Roger Federer to sneakers that count Reese Witherspoon as a fan, these niche sneaker brands focus on function while still looking good.

9 Jul 2020 - 10:04AM