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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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

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
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.

‘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
‘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’

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
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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’

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
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.

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
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.

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