Irene Pyne

Irene Pyne is a professional copywriter, storywriter and all-round content guru. Her interests include East Asian culture and politics, modern art, food, television and film. When she’s not writing for us, she’s spending time at idNerd’s animation studio, debating over the projectile speed of snot - for a cartoon, of course.
Irene Pyne is a professional copywriter, storywriter and all-round content guru. Her interests include East Asian culture and politics, modern art, food, television and film. When she’s not writing for us, she’s spending time at idNerd’s animation studio, debating over the projectile speed of snot - for a cartoon, of course.

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Forget Cathryn Li: 5 fitness influencers who defy body shaming and spread positivity

Fitness influencers like Chessie King, Cassie Ho and Jem Wolfie inspire millions around the world to find acceptance, positivity and confidence in their own appearance

14 Oct 2019 - 3:00PM

Fitness influencers like Chessie King, Cassie Ho and Jem Wolfie inspire millions around the world to find acceptance, positivity and confidence in their own appearance

Forget Cathryn Li: 5 fitness influencers who defy body shaming and spread positivity
Singapore’s Instagramable spots are so Crazy Rich Asian-fabulous you’ll be snapping selfies for days

Singapore has loads of Instagramable spots to fill up your social media feed – here are all the top sites, and the hottest hashtags to use

14 Oct 2019 - 10:35AM

Singapore has loads of Instagramable spots to fill up your social media feed – here are all the top sites, and the hottest hashtags to use

Singapore’s Instagramable spots are so Crazy Rich Asian-fabulous you’ll be snapping selfies for days
How UK lifestyle brand Bamford and The Upper House are encouraging sustainable living in Hong Kong

British label Bamford is opening a pop-up store at The Upper House in Pacific Place, offering a swathe of products all certified by the Soil Association, the UK’s highest standard of organic certification.

8 Oct 2019 - 7:11AM

British label Bamford is opening a pop-up store at The Upper House in Pacific Place, offering a swathe of products all certified by the Soil Association, the UK’s highest standard of organic certification.

How UK lifestyle brand Bamford and The Upper House are encouraging sustainable living in Hong Kong
Would you buy a US$100,000 Chakracarma yoga mat studded with rubies, emeralds and diamonds?

The exclusive range of yoga mats by Chakracarma – which cost anywhere between US$15,000 and US$100,000 – and comes with precious stones and a lifetime guarantee

7 Oct 2019 - 2:00PM

The exclusive range of yoga mats by Chakracarma – which cost anywhere between US$15,000 and US$100,000 – and comes with precious stones and a lifetime guarantee

Would you buy a US$100,000 Chakracarma yoga mat studded with rubies, emeralds and diamonds?
Is it a sports car, or a tank? Check out the US$1 million ‘multipurpose hypercar’ even Batman would trade his Batmobile for

Only 12 prototypes will be made of the Ramsmobile RM-X2 – a bulletproof mix of luxury tank and racing car

10 Oct 2019 - 11:01AM

Only 12 prototypes will be made of the Ramsmobile RM-X2 – a bulletproof mix of luxury tank and racing car

Is it a sports car, or a tank? Check out the US$1 million ‘multipurpose hypercar’ even Batman would trade his Batmobile for
Royals meet Victoria’s Secret supermodels at Bulgari’s ‘Born to be Gold’ event at London Fashion Week

The luxury brand reveals its new gold Serpenti watches and the Seduttori case, which is thinner than its predecessors, features cabochon-cut gemstones

4 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM

The luxury brand reveals its new gold Serpenti watches and the Seduttori case, which is thinner than its predecessors, features cabochon-cut gemstones

Royals meet Victoria’s Secret supermodels at Bulgari’s ‘Born to be Gold’ event at London Fashion Week
Angelina Jolie and 4 other celebrities who have shared their inspiring stories for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For those in the dark about breast cancer, preventive care can take many forms – from self-examinations, mammograms and blood tests to more invasive surgery

3 Oct 2019 - 12:33PM

For those in the dark about breast cancer, preventive care can take many forms – from self-examinations, mammograms and blood tests to more invasive surgery

Angelina Jolie and 4 other celebrities who have shared their inspiring stories for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Gucci is entirely carbon-neutral – here’s how the luxury brand has committed to sustainability

Steps the fashion house is taking include boosting the use of renewable energy, upcycling and recycling, and sourcing raw materials from countries with a lower environmental impact

1 Oct 2019 - 2:00PM

Steps the fashion house is taking include boosting the use of renewable energy, upcycling and recycling, and sourcing raw materials from countries with a lower environmental impact

Gucci is entirely carbon-neutral – here’s how the luxury brand has committed to sustainability
Top influencers celebrate Michael Kors’ jet-setting heritage in TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK airport

More than 20 international influencers – including YouTube star Camila Coelho – were flown in for the 24-hour event in New York, which also highlighted the brand’s Fall Signature Logo collection

23 Sep 2019 - 2:00AM

More than 20 international influencers – including YouTube star Camila Coelho – were flown in for the 24-hour event in New York, which also highlighted the brand’s Fall Signature Logo collection

Top influencers celebrate Michael Kors’ jet-setting heritage in TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK airport
Cardi B vs Normani – who was the best-dressed celebrity at Rihanna’s Fifth Annual Diamond Ball?

Pharrell Williams, Karlie Kloss, DJ Khaled, Paula Patton and 2 Chainz among the A-listers who turned out for RiRi’s star-studded annual charity gala

20 Sep 2019 - 5:00PM

Pharrell Williams, Karlie Kloss, DJ Khaled, Paula Patton and 2 Chainz among the A-listers who turned out for RiRi’s star-studded annual charity gala

Cardi B vs Normani – who was the best-dressed celebrity at Rihanna’s Fifth Annual Diamond Ball?
K-drama’s Song-Song Couple divorce and 4 other celebrity break-ups that showed us fame does not guarantee a happy marriage

These power couples showed how beautiful love could be – only to drown in a despair that no K-drama could ever hope to match

23 Sep 2019 - 2:24PM

These power couples showed how beautiful love could be – only to drown in a despair that no K-drama could ever hope to match

K-drama’s Song-Song Couple divorce and 4 other celebrity break-ups that showed us fame does not guarantee a happy marriage
How Bruce Lee outlined his plan to become America’s first ‘Oriental super star’ – and earn US$10 million – in 1969

Iconic martial artist’s items, including punchbag and kung fu costume worn in 1973 film, Enter the Dragon to be auctioned

12 Sep 2019 - 12:42PM

Iconic martial artist’s items, including punchbag and kung fu costume worn in 1973 film, Enter the Dragon to be auctioned

How Bruce Lee outlined his plan to become America’s first ‘Oriental super star’ – and earn US$10 million – in 1969
Where do Donald and Melania Trump rank on our list of celebrity marriages with big age gaps?

US President, American actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Douglas and Bruce Willis and British rock star Mick Jagger all have one thing in common – much younger partners

4 Sep 2019 - 12:00PM

US President, American actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Douglas and Bruce Willis and British rock star Mick Jagger all have one thing in common – much younger partners

Where do Donald and Melania Trump rank on our list of celebrity marriages with big age gaps?
How 3 smart skincare steps can awaken your skin’s ‘intelligence’

Clé de Peau Beauté’s revamped Key Radiance Care skincare range taps into the skin’s ability to repair and protect itself

1 Sep 2019 - 12:00PM

Clé de Peau Beauté’s revamped Key Radiance Care skincare range taps into the skin’s ability to repair and protect itself

How 3 smart skincare steps can awaken your skin’s ‘intelligence’
Qi Qi and Zelia Zhong among the stars spotted at the NARS 25th anniversary party in Hong Kong

More than 70 new lipstick shades in matt, satin and sheer finishes were unveiled at the brand’s celeb-studded party

31 Aug 2019 - 2:00AM

More than 70 new lipstick shades in matt, satin and sheer finishes were unveiled at the brand’s celeb-studded party

Qi Qi and Zelia Zhong among the stars spotted at the NARS 25th anniversary party in Hong Kong
Summer dresses rule at the Grey Gardens lunch for the Tiffany T collection pre-launch

The exclusive pre-launch of the Tiffany T Collection in the Hamptons was a true summer’s day affair at the home of US fashion designer Liz Lange

29 Aug 2019 - 3:00PM

The exclusive pre-launch of the Tiffany T Collection in the Hamptons was a true summer’s day affair at the home of US fashion designer Liz Lange

Summer dresses rule at the Grey Gardens lunch for the Tiffany T collection pre-launch
Alexander Wang reinterprets Bulgari’s Serpenti capsule collection, with Hailey Bieber

Wang uses traditional packaging and inspiration from design archives to give long-running Serpenti series attitude

26 Aug 2019 - 6:00PM

Wang uses traditional packaging and inspiration from design archives to give long-running Serpenti series attitude

Alexander Wang reinterprets Bulgari’s Serpenti capsule collection, with Hailey Bieber
Taylor Swift and Stella McCartney get all romantic for their eco-friendly capsule collection

Limited-edition Stella x Taylor Swift T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats and bags that use sustainable fabrics are inspired by the American singer’s new album, Lover

28 Aug 2019 - 12:47PM

Limited-edition Stella x Taylor Swift T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats and bags that use sustainable fabrics are inspired by the American singer’s new album, Lover

Taylor Swift and Stella McCartney get all romantic for their eco-friendly capsule collection
Why did Hedi Slimane get reptilian with Celine’s new line of fragrances?

The 11 scents will have a ‘powdery signature’, while running the gamut of notes, and come in modernist styled rectangular bottles created by French glassmaking craftsmen

28 Aug 2019 - 12:46PM

The 11 scents will have a ‘powdery signature’, while running the gamut of notes, and come in modernist styled rectangular bottles created by French glassmaking craftsmen

Why did Hedi Slimane get reptilian with Celine’s new line of fragrances?
Tom Ford gets scientific about skincare – and keeps it sexy with luxury ingredients

Tom Ford Beauty’s first skincare line for men and women – Serum Concentrate and Crème Concentrate – features caffeine and white porcelain cacao in both products

28 Aug 2019 - 12:53PM

Tom Ford Beauty’s first skincare line for men and women – Serum Concentrate and Crème Concentrate – features caffeine and white porcelain cacao in both products

Tom Ford gets scientific about skincare – and keeps it sexy with luxury ingredients
‘Open for business, not for sale’: 5 regions that President Trump can’t buy

Trump appears to be in the mood to expand, but is there a limit to possible territorial acquisitions that billionaires and heads of rich states can make?

27 Aug 2019 - 5:46PM

Trump appears to be in the mood to expand, but is there a limit to possible territorial acquisitions that billionaires and heads of rich states can make?

‘Open for business, not for sale’: 5 regions that President Trump can’t buy
Indya Moore: 6 things to know about the transgender non-binary star of TV’s Pose

Efforts to achieve visibility as a transgender entity in the world of film, modelling and social causes has seen Moore named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2019

14 Aug 2019 - 4:00PM

Efforts to achieve visibility as a transgender entity in the world of film, modelling and social causes has seen Moore named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2019

Indya Moore: 6 things to know about the transgender non-binary star of TV’s Pose
The US$3.8 million Pagani Huayra is the latest version of Mark Zuckerberg’s supercar – and is more than twice the price

Meticulously designed at the hands of Horacio Pagani, founder and thought leader of the Zonda and Huayra, the Pagani Huayra is the Italian-Argentinian manufacturer’s priciest hypercar series to date

14 Aug 2019 - 12:02PM

Meticulously designed at the hands of Horacio Pagani, founder and thought leader of the Zonda and Huayra, the Pagani Huayra is the Italian-Argentinian manufacturer’s priciest hypercar series to date

The US$3.8 million Pagani Huayra is the latest version of Mark Zuckerberg’s supercar – and is more than twice the price
Who will become the world’s first female centi-billionaire? 5 women who could take on Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates

There are only two centi-billionaires in the world and they are both men: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, the richest men in the world. But women are closing in – here’s a look at 5 possible contenders

10 Aug 2019 - 12:00PM

There are only two centi-billionaires in the world and they are both men: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, the richest men in the world. But women are closing in – here’s a look at 5 possible contenders

Who will become the world’s first female centi-billionaire? 5 women who could take on Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates
From Kim Kardashian West’s placenta remarks, to Vince Vaughn’s call for guns in schools: 10 celebrities who have done or said the wrong thing

Stars – including Beyoncé, who was a short-term vegan – have a history of sparking controversy with candid comments on ideas, habits and hobbies that often jar with the public

12 Aug 2019 - 6:28PM

Stars – including Beyoncé, who was a short-term vegan – have a history of sparking controversy with candid comments on ideas, habits and hobbies that often jar with the public

From Kim Kardashian West’s placenta remarks, to Vince Vaughn’s call for guns in schools: 10 celebrities who have done or said the wrong thing
When it comes to the world’s largest outdoor TV, the C Seed 301, there’s only one question: which film shall we watch?

When your TV set-up is the equivalent of a small cinema, the only question is which film you’re going to watch or which Premier League match deserves prime viewing space

4 Aug 2019 - 12:00PM

When your TV set-up is the equivalent of a small cinema, the only question is which film you’re going to watch or which Premier League match deserves prime viewing space

When it comes to the world’s largest outdoor TV, the C Seed 301, there’s only one question: which film shall we watch?
Delicious or disgusting? Boba craze spills over from bubble tea to pizza, ramen, hotpot and sushi

Whether you’re in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia or Hong Kong, we guarantee there’s a chef making some unexpected dish with boba

29 Jul 2019 - 1:03PM

Whether you’re in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia or Hong Kong, we guarantee there’s a chef making some unexpected dish with boba

Delicious or disgusting? Boba craze spills over from bubble tea to pizza, ramen, hotpot and sushi
Kristen Stewart steps into a new role – as face of Chanel’s Noir et Blanc de Chanel make-up

American – set to appear in the forthcoming Charlie’s Angels film – helps launch fall/winter 2019 make-up collection at star-studded event at Galerie Courbe in Grand Palais, Paris

27 Jul 2019 - 4:04PM

American – set to appear in the forthcoming Charlie’s Angels film – helps launch fall/winter 2019 make-up collection at star-studded event at Galerie Courbe in Grand Palais, Paris

Kristen Stewart steps into a new role – as face of Chanel’s Noir et Blanc de Chanel make-up
Carina Lau lights up Cartier’s high jewellery collection ‘Magnitude’ gala dinner in London

Collection focuses on duality, confrontation and the collision of materials, and showcases Cartier’s creative prowess and technical ability.

23 Jul 2019 - 2:00AM

Collection focuses on duality, confrontation and the collision of materials, and showcases Cartier’s creative prowess and technical ability.

Carina Lau lights up Cartier’s high jewellery collection ‘Magnitude’ gala dinner in London
6 of the best Instagram-friendly natural pink beaches in the world … but why are they that colour?

Indonesia, the Philippines, Hawaii, Greece, Italy and California all offer rare, must-see destinations flecked with varying shades of pink

20 Jul 2019 - 2:00PM

Indonesia, the Philippines, Hawaii, Greece, Italy and California all offer rare, must-see destinations flecked with varying shades of pink

6 of the best Instagram-friendly natural pink beaches in the world … but why are they that colour?