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.
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

Bulgari, Armani, Versace: why luxury fashion brands open hotels as more get into the game

Ever since fashion-branded hotels emerged in the early noughties, luxury labels including Bulgari, Armani and Versace have capitalised on the synergies between fashion and hospitality.

18 Apr 2019 - 8:59PM

Ever since fashion-branded hotels emerged in the early noughties, luxury labels including Bulgari, Armani and Versace have capitalised on the synergies between fashion and hospitality.

Bulgari, Armani, Versace: why luxury fashion brands open hotels as more get into the game
Designer Johanna Ho is determined to make fashion sustainable, from high-street to high-end

Hong Kong-based designer Johanna Ho behind Phvlo talks about making sustainability a fashion must-have

11 Apr 2019 - 10:38AM

Hong Kong-based designer Johanna Ho behind Phvlo talks about making sustainability a fashion must-have

Designer Johanna Ho is determined to make fashion sustainable, from high-street to high-end
‘Australian men don’t understand fashion’, says Christian Kimber, designer out to change that

Christian Kimber, the British-born winner of Australia’s 2019 National Designer Award, has long had an eye for style, but only after relocating to Melbourne did he decide to launch his first collection.

28 Mar 2019 - 9:46AM

Christian Kimber, the British-born winner of Australia’s 2019 National Designer Award, has long had an eye for style, but only after relocating to Melbourne did he decide to launch his first collection.

‘Australian men don’t understand fashion’, says Christian Kimber, designer out to change that
Ahead of Brexit, British fashion promotes itself in China and welcomes Chinese talent to UK

China has become an important part of the British Fashion Council’s strategy, and it is hoping British brands can capitalise on evolving Chinese tastes; this month it will host its first series of events at Shanghai Fashion Week.

25 Mar 2019 - 10:00AM

China has become an important part of the British Fashion Council’s strategy, and it is hoping British brands can capitalise on evolving Chinese tastes; this month it will host its first series of events at Shanghai Fashion Week.

Ahead of Brexit, British fashion promotes itself in China and welcomes Chinese talent to UK
‘I’m not a crazy rich Asian’: Angela Lee, doctor who wears Dior, Chanel, Hermès with a lab coat

Look at Lee’s Instagram account and it’s all Hermes Birkins and Kellys, Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, and Patek Philippe watches, but she’s a doctor who put in 40-hour Hong Kong hospital shifts before opening a skin care clinic.

25 Mar 2019 - 8:19AM

Look at Lee’s Instagram account and it’s all Hermes Birkins and Kellys, Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, and Patek Philippe watches, but she’s a doctor who put in 40-hour Hong Kong hospital shifts before opening a skin care clinic.

‘I’m not a crazy rich Asian’: Angela Lee, doctor who wears Dior, Chanel, Hermès with a lab coat
AI fashion movement: e-tailers turn to tech to improve shoppers’ experience

Online retailers are becoming more adept at using tech, such as AI and AR, to improve their customer experience. Think avatars that interact with shoppers and photo-based apps that allow users to find similar items online.

15 Mar 2019 - 10:08AM

Online retailers are becoming more adept at using tech, such as AI and AR, to improve their customer experience. Think avatars that interact with shoppers and photo-based apps that allow users to find similar items online.

AI fashion movement: e-tailers turn to tech to improve shoppers’ experience
Caribbean resort where Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston stayed, Belmond Cap Juluca, opens after US$110 million makeover

Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Cruz and Harrison Ford were among the guests to have enjoyed Anguilla resort. Then came Hurricane Irma, and a renovation that was much more extensive than planned.

9 Mar 2019 - 8:04PM

Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Cruz and Harrison Ford were among the guests to have enjoyed Anguilla resort. Then came Hurricane Irma, and a renovation that was much more extensive than planned.

Caribbean resort where Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston stayed, Belmond Cap Juluca, opens after US$110 million makeover
Hong Kong fashion label Izzue wants to change how world sees city, as Zara did for Spain and Uniqlo for Japan

British-influenced Izzue made history at London Fashion Week as the first label from Hong Kong to host a solo show in the city. As Roots is to Canada, so Izzue wants to represent the city’s style with its creative looks.

7 Mar 2019 - 6:07PM

British-influenced Izzue made history at London Fashion Week as the first label from Hong Kong to host a solo show in the city. As Roots is to Canada, so Izzue wants to represent the city’s style with its creative looks.

Hong Kong fashion label Izzue wants to change how world sees city, as Zara did for Spain and Uniqlo for Japan
How jewellery designer Ben Choi’s nostalgic creations wooed Naomi Campbell as a fan

The Hong Kong designer reinterprets childhood memories for his playful jewellery line, BC Joaillerie

1 Mar 2019 - 1:19PM

The Hong Kong designer reinterprets childhood memories for his playful jewellery line, BC Joaillerie

How jewellery designer Ben Choi’s nostalgic creations wooed Naomi Campbell as a fan
‘Fashion should be a never-ending Christmas,’ says Belgian streetwear designer. Is he the next Virgil Abloh?

Belgian Glenn Martens, creative director of cult French streetwear label, designs eclectic looks intended for clients to personalise; fun, diversity and opulence guide his creations. Rihanna is a fan. He may be the next Virgil Abloh.

25 Feb 2019 - 6:36PM

Belgian Glenn Martens, creative director of cult French streetwear label, designs eclectic looks intended for clients to personalise; fun, diversity and opulence guide his creations. Rihanna is a fan. He may be the next Virgil Abloh.

‘Fashion should be a never-ending Christmas,’ says Belgian streetwear designer. Is he the next Virgil Abloh?
What celebrity skincare lines, from Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and more, are selling: authenticity

Collections by the likes of Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr are selling authenticity, says beauty industry insider. Customers identify with the stars’ lifestyles.

5 Feb 2019 - 6:08AM

Collections by the likes of Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr are selling authenticity, says beauty industry insider. Customers identify with the stars’ lifestyles.

What celebrity skincare lines, from Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and more, are selling: authenticity
The new skiwear brands that can be worn in the city and on the slopes

A number of smaller brands specialising in outerwear are aiming at a new fashion-savvy audience, with styles not just for skiers but for people looking for new experiences.

31 Jan 2019 - 7:05PM

A number of smaller brands specialising in outerwear are aiming at a new fashion-savvy audience, with styles not just for skiers but for people looking for new experiences.

The new skiwear brands that can be worn in the city and on the slopes
From France to China, how plants are changing the face of anti-ageing skincare

Chanel’s two latest products use flowers native to the southern French Alps in attempts to boost the skin from beneath the surface, while it is conducting research in China to uncover more plants that help fight the signs of ageing.

23 Jan 2019 - 8:09PM

Chanel’s two latest products use flowers native to the southern French Alps in attempts to boost the skin from beneath the surface, while it is conducting research in China to uncover more plants that help fight the signs of ageing.

From France to China, how plants are changing the face of anti-ageing skincare
Daughter of ‘Donna Karan of Australia’ on why she launched in Asia: ‘it is going to be the next big superpower’

Bianca Spender on why she and fellow Australians are having their moment in the international fashion spotlight

11 Jan 2019 - 9:55AM

Bianca Spender on why she and fellow Australians are having their moment in the international fashion spotlight

Daughter of ‘Donna Karan of Australia’ on why she launched in Asia: ‘it is going to be the next big superpower’
What retinoids do, best skincare products and why the anti-ageing star has a dark side

Retinoids are scientifically proven to battle the signs of ageing quickly and effectively but can cause severe reactions. We talk to the experts on how they work and look at five of the best retinoid skincare products.

6 Jan 2019 - 8:46PM

Retinoids are scientifically proven to battle the signs of ageing quickly and effectively but can cause severe reactions. We talk to the experts on how they work and look at five of the best retinoid skincare products.

What retinoids do, best skincare products and why the anti-ageing star has a dark side
Sustainable fashion could ‘transform entire industry’ with innovative fungi and algae fabrics

The demand for sustainable fabrics in the fashion industry is growing quickly. The H&M Foundation is helping young designers develop sustainable fabrics and materials for the future

23 Dec 2018 - 6:42PM

The demand for sustainable fabrics in the fashion industry is growing quickly. The H&M Foundation is helping young designers develop sustainable fabrics and materials for the future

Sustainable fashion could ‘transform entire industry’ with innovative fungi and algae fabrics
Meet the cufflink king: how Tateossian started with a novelty collection and became a major player

Robert Tateossian launched his brand in 1990 after spotting a gap in the market. His cufflinks, bracelets and necklaces are now sold in 1,000 outlets in more than 70 countries.

20 Dec 2018 - 8:47PM

Robert Tateossian launched his brand in 1990 after spotting a gap in the market. His cufflinks, bracelets and necklaces are now sold in 1,000 outlets in more than 70 countries.

Meet the cufflink king: how Tateossian started with a novelty collection and became a major player
Five things you need to know about buying vintage jewellery: master jewellers share their tips

From provenance to workmanship to the size of stone, there are many things to consider. Follow these tips from experts and you could find your one-of-a-kind piece.

20 Dec 2018 - 7:01PM

From provenance to workmanship to the size of stone, there are many things to consider. Follow these tips from experts and you could find your one-of-a-kind piece.

Five things you need to know about buying vintage jewellery: master jewellers share their tips
From Rihanna to Sarah Jessica Parker – the New York-based handbag label that’s proudly ‘Made in China’

Since launching in 2013, handbag label Kara has established itself as an edgy brand with a strong tie to China. Founder Sarah Law left Hong Kong to pursue her American dream.

19 Dec 2018 - 8:28PM

Since launching in 2013, handbag label Kara has established itself as an edgy brand with a strong tie to China. Founder Sarah Law left Hong Kong to pursue her American dream.

From Rihanna to Sarah Jessica Parker – the New York-based handbag label that’s proudly ‘Made in China’
Christmas gift ideas: seven out-of-this-world experiences for that special someone

If you’re done with giving material gifts, we have seven out-of-this-world experiences that will make perfect gifts this Christmas – creating bespoke shoes or eyewear, consulting a feng shui expert on your wardrobe, and more.

19 Dec 2018 - 10:08AM

If you’re done with giving material gifts, we have seven out-of-this-world experiences that will make perfect gifts this Christmas – creating bespoke shoes or eyewear, consulting a feng shui expert on your wardrobe, and more.

Christmas gift ideas: seven out-of-this-world experiences for that special someone
There’s more to Korea than K-pop and high fashion, says designer behind Kimhekim

Korean-born, Paris-based Kiminte Kimhekim’s clothes are playful, unique and intended to make women feel sexier

13 Dec 2018 - 1:20PM

Korean-born, Paris-based Kiminte Kimhekim’s clothes are playful, unique and intended to make women feel sexier

There’s more to Korea than K-pop and high fashion, says designer behind Kimhekim
Five Hong Kong-inspired fashion and accessories gifts to give your nearest and dearest

Cheeky clutches, a cashmere bomber jacket, and life-enhancing bracelets among our selection – along with G. O. D’s limited-edition Hello Kitty silk scarves.

11 Dec 2018 - 7:23PM

Cheeky clutches, a cashmere bomber jacket, and life-enhancing bracelets among our selection – along with G. O. D’s limited-edition Hello Kitty silk scarves.

Five Hong Kong-inspired fashion and accessories gifts to give your nearest and dearest
‘Create your own niche ... and you will always have a space in the market’: Etro fashion at 50

Etro, Italian fashion, homewares and furniture brand founded 50 years ago, is still family-run amid a wave of takeovers, and, says founder’s son Jacopo Etro, fabrics are still ‘at the foundation of everything we do’

5 Dec 2018 - 8:20PM

Etro, Italian fashion, homewares and furniture brand founded 50 years ago, is still family-run amid a wave of takeovers, and, says founder’s son Jacopo Etro, fabrics are still ‘at the foundation of everything we do’

‘Create your own niche ... and you will always have a space in the market’: Etro fashion at 50
From J Crew to Chaos: five fabulous Christmas gifts for less than US$100

The gifts include underwear, face rollers, leather stickers and eco-friendly totes. They are all stylish and on trend, but won’t break the bank.

30 Nov 2018 - 12:51PM

The gifts include underwear, face rollers, leather stickers and eco-friendly totes. They are all stylish and on trend, but won’t break the bank.

From J Crew to Chaos: five fabulous Christmas gifts for less than US$100
Why Belgian jewellery designer Raphaël Van Gend chose to work with artisans in Vietnam

The Objet Singulier brand combines architectural shapes and traditional lacquer craftsmanship with a modern vision

29 Nov 2018 - 4:05PM

The Objet Singulier brand combines architectural shapes and traditional lacquer craftsmanship with a modern vision

Why Belgian jewellery designer Raphaël Van Gend chose to work with artisans in Vietnam
Why luxury hotel brands are developing their own beauty lines

Some five-star hotels are going beyond the complimentary shampoo and collaborations with beauty companies. Here are five beauty lines that are worth taking home with you.

27 Nov 2018 - 1:46PM

Some five-star hotels are going beyond the complimentary shampoo and collaborations with beauty companies. Here are five beauty lines that are worth taking home with you.

Why luxury hotel brands are developing their own beauty lines
Pierre Hardy on almost 20 years of luxury footwear – ‘fashion is unpredictable, and that works to my advantage’

The renowned French fashion designer never trained to be a footwear designer. He has a teaching degree and had dreams of becoming a professional dancer.

21 Nov 2018 - 6:15PM

The renowned French fashion designer never trained to be a footwear designer. He has a teaching degree and had dreams of becoming a professional dancer.

Pierre Hardy on almost 20 years of luxury footwear – ‘fashion is unpredictable, and that works to my advantage’
Coco Rocha, Eunis Chan, G.E.M. are among this British fashion designer’s fans – find out why

British designer Emma Wallace, who recently opened her first store in Hong Kong, reveals why she decided to move to ‘Asia’s world city’

16 Nov 2018 - 12:18PM

British designer Emma Wallace, who recently opened her first store in Hong Kong, reveals why she decided to move to ‘Asia’s world city’

Coco Rocha, Eunis Chan, G.E.M. are among this British fashion designer’s fans – find out why
Five Los Angeles men’s streetwear labels leading the laid-back trend

Los Angeles men’s streetwear is giving New York fashion a run for its money with casual looks. The city’s climate allows for a year-round style and its youth culture revolves around music, surf and skating.

11 Nov 2018 - 8:25PM

Los Angeles men’s streetwear is giving New York fashion a run for its money with casual looks. The city’s climate allows for a year-round style and its youth culture revolves around music, surf and skating.

Five Los Angeles men’s streetwear labels leading the laid-back trend
How to spot fake Chanel and Hermès bags – expert gives her top tips on what to look out for

Victoire Boyer Chammard, head of authentication for Vestiaire Collective, tells the best ways to verify goods are for real, especially as counterfeiting has continued to grow, mainly thanks to the rise of social media.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:18AM

Victoire Boyer Chammard, head of authentication for Vestiaire Collective, tells the best ways to verify goods are for real, especially as counterfeiting has continued to grow, mainly thanks to the rise of social media.

How to spot fake Chanel and Hermès bags – expert gives her top tips on what to look out for