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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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

24 Aug 2019 - 2:00PM

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

21 Aug 2019 - 7:41PM

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?

19 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?
Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding among stars at Polo Ralph Lauren’s Wimbledon tennis event

Felicity Jones, Sienna Miller and Tessa Thompson dress in fashion brand’s designs at celebration to mark its 14th year as official outfitter of The Championships

16 Jul 2019 - 2:00PM

Felicity Jones, Sienna Miller and Tessa Thompson dress in fashion brand’s designs at celebration to mark its 14th year as official outfitter of The Championships

Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding among stars at Polo Ralph Lauren’s Wimbledon tennis event
Is that Sarah Snyder? Instagram-famous model is spotted in the front row at Versace men’s show in Milan

Luxury Italian fashion brand’s spring/summer 2020 men’s collection show reimagines power suit with playful accents, an oversized silhouette and new leather tailoring

15 Jul 2019 - 10:08AM

Luxury Italian fashion brand’s spring/summer 2020 men’s collection show reimagines power suit with playful accents, an oversized silhouette and new leather tailoring

Is that Sarah Snyder? Instagram-famous model is spotted in the front row at Versace men’s show in Milan
5 reasons why Yangon in Myanmar is the new top destination for a summer getaway

With the country’s visa restrictions eased, more travellers can now enjoy Yangon’s luxury hospitality, rich heritage and Buddhist sites like Shwedagon Pagoda

14 Jul 2019 - 2:04PM

With the country’s visa restrictions eased, more travellers can now enjoy Yangon’s luxury hospitality, rich heritage and Buddhist sites like Shwedagon Pagoda

5 reasons why Yangon in Myanmar is the new top destination for a summer getaway
Another Me actor Connor Leong takes a front row seat at Givenchy’s men’s show in Florence

Creative director Claire Waight Keller’s spring/summer collection plays with nuances of light and shade, as well as the coalescence of Old World aesthetics with contemporary forms

14 Jul 2019 - 10:03AM

Creative director Claire Waight Keller’s spring/summer collection plays with nuances of light and shade, as well as the coalescence of Old World aesthetics with contemporary forms

Another Me actor Connor Leong takes a front row seat at Givenchy’s men’s show in Florence
BTS become the first K-pop band to make it onto the Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Map of the Soul: Persona, the Bangtan Boys’ latest studio album, peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and is the bestselling album in South Korean history

11 Jul 2019 - 6:33PM

Map of the Soul: Persona, the Bangtan Boys’ latest studio album, peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and is the bestselling album in South Korean history

BTS become the first K-pop band to make it onto the Forbes Celebrity 100 List
From Rihanna’s make-up line Fenty Beauty to Kat Von D, Sephora’s new Hong Kong store is a ‘modern beauty playground’

The LVMH-owned brand has lacked a presence in Hong Kong since closing its Mong Kok store in 2010

11 Jul 2019 - 6:52PM

The LVMH-owned brand has lacked a presence in Hong Kong since closing its Mong Kok store in 2010

From Rihanna’s make-up line Fenty Beauty to Kat Von D, Sephora’s new Hong Kong store is a ‘modern beauty playground’
Baby sayang: Who is Mira Filzah and why is she trending on Instagram?

Malaysian actress has had to deal with an onslaught of sexually explicit comments on her social media feed

10 Jul 2019 - 11:24AM

Malaysian actress has had to deal with an onslaught of sexually explicit comments on her social media feed

Baby sayang: Who is Mira Filzah and why is she trending on Instagram?
Cai Xukun, Guan Xiaotong, Chloe Maayan and Dane DeHaan rock up for Prada’s glitzy Shanghai celebration

Chinese and international stars enjoy lavish dinner, visual installations and musical show at after-party following Italian brand’s menswear spring/summer 2020 collection

5 Jul 2019 - 10:00AM

Chinese and international stars enjoy lavish dinner, visual installations and musical show at after-party following Italian brand’s menswear spring/summer 2020 collection

Cai Xukun, Guan Xiaotong, Chloe Maayan and Dane DeHaan rock up for Prada’s glitzy Shanghai celebration
5 adult-only luxury resorts that offer sexy time without a child or kitten in sight

A holiday without your children (or anyone else’s) is finally possible. For some peace and your own butler, try these getaways to paradise

4 Jul 2019 - 10:41AM

A holiday without your children (or anyone else’s) is finally possible. For some peace and your own butler, try these getaways to paradise

5 adult-only luxury resorts that offer sexy time without a child or kitten in sight
When did Keanu Reeves stop being ‘Sad Keanu’? Saint Laurent shows us in black and white

Previous ambassadors for the luxury brand have included rapper Travis Scott and singer Liam Gallagher’s son, Lennon Gallagher

26 Jun 2019 - 3:38AM

Previous ambassadors for the luxury brand have included rapper Travis Scott and singer Liam Gallagher’s son, Lennon Gallagher

When did Keanu Reeves stop being ‘Sad Keanu’? Saint Laurent shows us in black and white
Where to find the 5 best Asian milk teas in Hong Kong

How about a cha yen poured over ice? Or what about an iconic milk tea in Mong Kok? Here are 5 Asian milk teas for the perfect summer cuppa

26 Jun 2019 - 2:37PM

How about a cha yen poured over ice? Or what about an iconic milk tea in Mong Kok? Here are 5 Asian milk teas for the perfect summer cuppa

Where to find the 5 best Asian milk teas in Hong Kong
Where are fried beef noodles from? No, it’s not Hong Kong

The dish has been ubiquitous on Hong Kong menus forever, but could it have come to the city from somewhere else?

25 Jun 2019 - 10:07AM

The dish has been ubiquitous on Hong Kong menus forever, but could it have come to the city from somewhere else?

Where are fried beef noodles from? No, it’s not Hong Kong
Louis Vuitton and Hennessy create the ultimate cognac trunk – yours for US$273,000

The finely crafted and innovative Hennessy Paradis Impérial Trunk is a tribute to the ‘art of travel’

16 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

The finely crafted and innovative Hennessy Paradis Impérial Trunk is a tribute to the ‘art of travel’

Louis Vuitton and Hennessy create the ultimate cognac trunk – yours for US$273,000
Want to travel like the Outlander? Take a trip aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman

Enjoy the drama and romance of the wild Scottish Highlands from aboard the only luxury sleeper train in Scotland

10 Jun 2019 - 6:17PM

Enjoy the drama and romance of the wild Scottish Highlands from aboard the only luxury sleeper train in Scotland

Want to travel like the Outlander? Take a trip aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman
What's next for Chloé after the iconic Paddington?

Available in two sizes, the Aby offers something characteristically Chloé – but modernised

9 Jun 2019 - 2:00PM

Available in two sizes, the Aby offers something characteristically Chloé – but modernised

What's next for Chloé after the iconic Paddington?
Liam Payne named global brand ambassador for Hugo Boss

Luxury fashion house has collaborated with the former One Direction singer-songwriter to create the exclusive capsule collection, Hugo x Liam Payne

9 Jun 2019 - 12:00PM

Luxury fashion house has collaborated with the former One Direction singer-songwriter to create the exclusive capsule collection, Hugo x Liam Payne

Liam Payne named global brand ambassador for Hugo Boss
Anantara brings luxury hospitality to the heart of the largest wildlife reserve in Arabia: Sir Bani Yas Island

The largest natural island in the UAE promises a holiday of animals, adventure and abundance

8 Jun 2019 - 2:00PM

The largest natural island in the UAE promises a holiday of animals, adventure and abundance

Anantara brings luxury hospitality to the heart of the largest wildlife reserve in Arabia: Sir Bani Yas Island
Jake Gyllenhaal and Kaya Scodelario sighted at star-studded Clash de Cartier event in Paris

Monica Bellucci, Rami Malek, Claire Foy and director Sofia Coppola also attended the party, which was held at the former royal palace that once imprisoned Marie Antoinette.

8 Jun 2019 - 4:06AM

Monica Bellucci, Rami Malek, Claire Foy and director Sofia Coppola also attended the party, which was held at the former royal palace that once imprisoned Marie Antoinette.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Kaya Scodelario sighted at star-studded Clash de Cartier event in Paris