Divia Harilela
Divia Harilela
Contributing writer for Style by SCMP, specialising in fashion, beauty and lifestyle
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

Can’t afford a luxury watch? These kooky cardboard copycats might do – meet Gabe Lau, the artist breathing a welcome breath of irreverent air into the snooty milieu of high horology

The island was name-checked in Netflix’s Squid Game and has long been a famous tourist spot, yet it still offers surprisingly diverse scenery and cultural heritage – including the famed haenyeo female divers

Dapper duo Mark Cho and Alan See are on a mission to suit up Hong Kong’s WFH-weary men through their new The Armoury boutique, and now the new Pedder Arcade development


Tastemakers like Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow, and hip hotels and clubs around the globe, are excited by the trend in custom-made papers that help you stamp your character on your home like never before

The Clot and Elephant Grounds co-founder has Kanye West, David Beckham and Pharrell on speed dial – but was once a ‘super chubby’ kid bullied at school

The ‘French island with an Italian accent’ is where many Parisians come for a friendlier feel than in Saint-Tropez and where the air is sweet with the smell of Mediterranean herbs

Wearable works of art inspired by treasured childhood playthings have been trending for some time now, from Nadine Ghosn’s Lego rings to Melinda Zeman’s bestselling Slinkee

Unlike the Korean and Japanese products storming the regional market, Cary is a skincare brand for the ‘everyday man’ – and it all started when founder Matteo Chung was bullied at school

De Beers Jewellers was created in 2017 after De Beers Group bought LVMH’s 50 per cent shareholding – now its CEO is keen to address ESG issues and embrace opportunities such as the blockchain

Charlotte Chen launched Everyday Humans, a TikTok-favoured, millennial-friendly sunscreen brand that stocks its products at Ulta and Sephora – we sit down with the brains behind the concept

The stylist and Instagram influencer gave up acting to open streetwear-influenced fashion boutique Her, evidence that physical fashion spaces can still connect with shoppers – even Gen Z

The Korean-American entrepreneur has been compared to Pharrell Williams and Virgil Abloh and works with brands like Nike, Bulgari and even Rolls-Royce – Style sat down for a chat as she passed through Hong Kong

He might be best known for the hugely successful Cookie DPT, but Wil Fang actually got his start in fashion – at Ralph Lauren, in fact – and takes inspiration from streetwear giant Supreme

She started buying Gucci in high school in Hong Kong, has worked in fashion as an editor, influencer and stylist and, long after giving up teenage dreams of acting, finds herself a Netflix reality-TV star.

Smart clothing is not just about staying sweat-free any more – post-Covid, clothes can come infused with ingredients to heal and act as ‘medicine’ for the skin, too.

The tennis bracelet, with its row of single diamonds, has been around since the 1920s, and got its name after tennis star Chris Evert lost her bracelet at the 1987 US Open.

Non-invasive cosmetic procedures are a growing trend – treatments such as vampire facials and those that use laser and radio frequency. Doctors explain their pros and cons.

Choosing the ultimate wedding dress is a rite of passage, but these days a bride’s search doesn’t have to end with just one dress – just look at the two outfits Jennifer Lopez wore on her big day.

On Earth Day 2022, we look at how ‘B Corp’ certification is helping fashion brands like Chloe, Patagonia, Veja and OnTheList prove their sustainable credentials for Gen Z consumers.

Exclusivity is the rock upon which luxury brands’ success in the real world has been built, yet in the metaverse creation is infinite. Don’t brands that issue NFTs risk losing their mystique and allure?

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.

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.

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.

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