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.

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Michelle Yeoh: 4 ways the Malaysian martial arts master and Crazy Rich Asians star is changing the world for good – from HIV awareness to wildlife protection

From HIV awareness and wildlife protection to road safety, the Crazy Rich Asians star, who turns 58 on August 6, is fighting for what is right

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From HIV awareness and wildlife protection to road safety, the Crazy Rich Asians star, who turns 58 on August 6, is fighting for what is right

Michelle Yeoh: 4 ways the Malaysian martial arts master and Crazy Rich Asians star is changing the world for good – from HIV awareness to wildlife protection
Drake spent US$400,000 on a bed – would you? Hästens’ bedtime collaboration with Canadian designer Ferris Rafauli, under the covers

Award-winning designer Ferris Rafauli, and artist behind rapper Drake’s mansion, has collaborated with Swedish bedmakers Hästens to produce its most exclusive bed to date

4 Jul 2020 - 6:00AM

Award-winning designer Ferris Rafauli, and artist behind rapper Drake’s mansion, has collaborated with Swedish bedmakers Hästens to produce its most exclusive bed to date

Drake spent US$400,000 on a bed – would you? Hästens’ bedtime collaboration with Canadian designer Ferris Rafauli, under the covers
When Prince Philip wanted to be reincarnated as a pandemic – and 6 more wild facts about Britain’s oldest royal as he turns 99

Remember that time Queen Elizabeth’s husband said he wanted to be reincarnated as a ‘deadly virus’ to control overpopulation? As Britain’s oldest royal turns 99, STYLE celebrates some of his more memorable moments

10 Jun 2020 - 12:56PM

Remember that time Queen Elizabeth’s husband said he wanted to be reincarnated as a ‘deadly virus’ to control overpopulation? As Britain’s oldest royal turns 99, STYLE celebrates some of his more memorable moments

When Prince Philip wanted to be reincarnated as a pandemic – and 6 more wild facts about Britain’s oldest royal as he turns 99
Worried about the coronavirus, protests across the US or Donald Trump declaring World War III? This luxury survival shelter is the perfect place to bunker down

With Covid-19 and protests raging, you may feel the need to bunker down in a luxury doomsday bolt-hole – complete with swimming pool, shooting range, cinema and climbing wall

4 Jun 2020 - 8:00PM

With Covid-19 and protests raging, you may feel the need to bunker down in a luxury doomsday bolt-hole – complete with swimming pool, shooting range, cinema and climbing wall

Worried about the coronavirus, protests across the US or Donald Trump declaring World War III? This luxury survival shelter is the perfect place to bunker down
No time to drive? Aston Martin V12 Speedster revealed – while we wait for Daniel Craig to get behind the wheel in Bond 25

The next James Bond film may be delayed, but here’s a look at the latest daring model from 007’s favourite carmaker

22 Jun 2020 - 2:13PM

The next James Bond film may be delayed, but here’s a look at the latest daring model from 007’s favourite carmaker

No time to drive? Aston Martin V12 Speedster revealed – while we wait for Daniel Craig to get behind the wheel in Bond 25
6 things you didn’t know about Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Ethiopian daughter

Has the Ethiopia-born 15-year-old got her sights set on either acting or humanitarian work, like her famous parents, or will she embark on a different course?

26 May 2020 - 11:07AM

Has the Ethiopia-born 15-year-old got her sights set on either acting or humanitarian work, like her famous parents, or will she embark on a different course?

6 things you didn’t know about Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Ethiopian daughter
Are Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik, Chris Pratt, Lea Michele and Soo Hyun all part of a coronavirus baby boom? 5 celebrity couples expecting by the end of 2020

While condom maker Durex says Covid-19 is taking its toll on intimacy due to increased anxiety, it seems these stars have been feeling relaxed in lockdown

15 May 2020 - 8:00PM

While condom maker Durex says Covid-19 is taking its toll on intimacy due to increased anxiety, it seems these stars have been feeling relaxed in lockdown

Are Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik, Chris Pratt, Lea Michele and Soo Hyun all part of a coronavirus baby boom? 5 celebrity couples expecting by the end of 2020
Luxury in May: From 5-star Mother’s Day staycation to striking new EGG sound creations, our pick of what’s hot this month

Check out the latest releases from luxury French skincare range La Prairie, upmarket Swiss jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels, French menswear brand Berluti, Malaysian developer KSK Land and high-end British speaker manufacturer KEF

7 May 2020 - 12:54PM

Check out the latest releases from luxury French skincare range La Prairie, upmarket Swiss jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels, French menswear brand Berluti, Malaysian developer KSK Land and high-end British speaker manufacturer KEF

Luxury in May: From 5-star Mother’s Day staycation to striking new EGG sound creations, our pick of what’s hot this month
Princess Charlotte – 5 things to know about William and Kate’s Gucci muse, millionaire daughter, as she turns 5 years old

As the young princess celebrates her 5th birthday this weekend, we take a look at how influential a member of the royal family she is

1 May 2020 - 3:00PM

As the young princess celebrates her 5th birthday this weekend, we take a look at how influential a member of the royal family she is

Princess Charlotte – 5 things to know about William and Kate’s Gucci muse, millionaire daughter, as she turns 5 years old
6 things to know about Ella Rumpf, star of the Netflix series Freud

The award-winning Swiss actress speaks German, French and English, and will also star in the upcoming HBO Max series Tokyo Vice

27 Apr 2020 - 6:00AM

The award-winning Swiss actress speaks German, French and English, and will also star in the upcoming HBO Max series Tokyo Vice

6 things to know about Ella Rumpf, star of the Netflix series Freud
Dreaming in colour: how South Korea’s Chang Sung-sook realised a new corporate vision

With little more than a high school diploma and a bold ambition, Chang has spent four decades building a company in the opaque world of industrial pigments.

1 May 2020 - 1:08PM

With little more than a high school diploma and a bold ambition, Chang has spent four decades building a company in the opaque world of industrial pigments.

Dreaming in colour: how South Korea’s Chang Sung-sook realised a new corporate vision
5 things to know about sneakerhead addict Barron Trump, the super-tall son of Melania and US President Donald Trump

Barron Trump, the first presidential son since JFK junior to live in the White House, is growing up fast. Here’s what we know about him

3 Apr 2020 - 2:57PM

Barron Trump, the first presidential son since JFK junior to live in the White House, is growing up fast. Here’s what we know about him

5 things to know about sneakerhead addict Barron Trump, the super-tall son of Melania and  US President Donald Trump
Meditate with Deepak Chopra, watch Oprah Talks Covid-19 with guests like Idris Elba: how to alleviate your coronavirus anxieties

Celebrities such as Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay Shetty join Oprah and Deepak Chopra in offering wellness talks and virtual meetings to help with mental health issues

28 Mar 2020 - 6:00AM

Celebrities such as Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay Shetty join Oprah and Deepak Chopra in offering wellness talks and virtual meetings to help with mental health issues

Meditate with Deepak Chopra, watch Oprah Talks Covid-19 with guests like Idris Elba: how to alleviate your coronavirus anxieties
Scared of coronavirus? Here’s 6 celebrities preparing for the end of the world – from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Ronda Rousey

From Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Ronda Rousey, these famous faces have taken doomsday prep to a new level

27 Mar 2020 - 8:00PM

From Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Ronda Rousey, these famous faces have taken doomsday prep to a new level

Scared of coronavirus? Here’s 6 celebrities preparing for the end of the world – from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Ronda Rousey
Tod’s capsule collaboration with Mame Kurogouchi melds Japanese craftsmanship with Italian style

The Italian brand’s pairing with Mame Kurogouchi melds Japanese craftsmanship and Italian style

26 Mar 2020 - 10:00AM

The Italian brand’s pairing with Mame Kurogouchi melds Japanese craftsmanship and Italian style

Tod’s capsule collaboration with Mame Kurogouchi melds Japanese craftsmanship with Italian style
Gabrielle Chanel Essence offers a fresh floral take for summer on Chanel No. 5 – and Margot Robbie endorses it

Margot Robbie has endorsed the new Gabrielle Chanel Essence, fresh floral summer take on the classic fragrance

21 Mar 2020 - 7:00AM

Margot Robbie has endorsed the new Gabrielle Chanel Essence, fresh floral summer take on the classic fragrance

Gabrielle Chanel Essence offers a fresh floral take for summer on Chanel No. 5 – and Margot Robbie endorses it
Robert Pattinson’s Batman preparations: pizza binges, jiu jitsu training, reading comics, and ‘dirty bulking’

Does the former Twilight teen idol really have what it takes to play the Caped Crusader?

17 Mar 2020 - 6:00PM

Does the former Twilight teen idol really have what it takes to play the Caped Crusader?

Robert Pattinson’s Batman preparations: pizza binges, jiu jitsu training, reading comics, and ‘dirty bulking’
5 things you may not know about Michael Jackson’s youngest son, Prince Michael ‘Blanket’ Jackson II

The King of Pop’s third child just turned 18, changed his name to Bigi and has a YouTube channel with his brother

14 Mar 2020 - 8:00PM

The King of Pop’s third child just turned 18, changed his name to Bigi and has a YouTube channel with his brother

5 things you may not know about Michael Jackson’s youngest son, Prince Michael ‘Blanket’ Jackson II
‘We’re all martial artists here’: Most moving UFC post-fight speeches – Zhang Weili, Brock Lesnar, and Conor McGregor’s ‘Dana, 60 Gs baby’

The UFC’s post-fight speeches tend to be far more authentic than the prepared press briefings, though there can still be ample trash talk and some bizarre one-liners

10 Mar 2020 - 11:46AM

The UFC’s post-fight speeches tend to be far more authentic than the prepared press briefings, though there can still be ample trash talk and some bizarre one-liners

‘We’re all martial artists here’: Most moving UFC post-fight speeches – Zhang Weili, Brock Lesnar, and Conor McGregor’s ‘Dana, 60 Gs baby’
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing collaborate on a US$3 million, 2,700 horsepower superyacht – the 59’ Tirranna AMG Edition

The 12th boat to emerge from this enduring brand collaboration measures 18 metres, tops out at close to 130km/h – and has a matching car model to keep the nautical vibe alive onshore

10 Mar 2020 - 4:40AM

The 12th boat to emerge from this enduring brand collaboration measures 18 metres, tops out at close to 130km/h – and has a matching car model to keep the nautical vibe alive onshore

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing collaborate on a US$3 million, 2,700 horsepower superyacht – the 59’ Tirranna AMG Edition
What do avant-garde designer Rick Owens, radical artist Michael Heizer, the Nevada desert and a customised tour bus have in common?

What do avante-garde designer Rick Owens, radical artist Michael Heizer, the Nevada desert and a customised tour bus have in common?

7 Mar 2020 - 8:00PM

What do avante-garde designer Rick Owens, radical artist Michael Heizer, the Nevada desert and a customised tour bus have in common?

What do avant-garde designer Rick Owens, radical artist Michael Heizer, the Nevada desert and a customised tour bus have in common?
UFC 248: Who is Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and can she beat China’s world champion Zhang Weili to reclaim her title?

Polish strawweight title contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk won 14 straight bouts before she found out her fiancé was cheating on her, and has since lost three of her five most recent fights

6 Mar 2020 - 3:16PM

Polish strawweight title contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk won 14 straight bouts before she found out her fiancé was cheating on her, and has since lost three of her five most recent fights

UFC 248: Who is Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and can she beat China’s world champion Zhang Weili to reclaim her title?
Lady Gaga’s new album Chromatica: what we can expect from the Shallow follow-up fans are calling #LG6

After country-flavoured Joanne and starring with Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born, fans are ready for a return to the Artpop, dance-floor filling days of Poker Face for Gaga’s hotly tipped 6th LP

5 Mar 2020 - 1:02PM

After country-flavoured Joanne and starring with Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born, fans are ready for a return to the Artpop, dance-floor filling days of Poker Face for Gaga’s hotly tipped 6th LP

Lady Gaga’s new album Chromatica: what we can expect from the Shallow follow-up fans are calling #LG6
BTS’ new album: how will the coronavirus affect Map of the Soul: 7’s release and tour plans?

The K-pop sensations have appeared on US TV shows with Jimmy Fallon and James Corden – but are asking fans to stay home during the current health crisis

26 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM

The K-pop sensations have appeared on US TV shows with Jimmy Fallon and James Corden – but are asking fans to stay home during the current health crisis

BTS’ new album: how will the coronavirus affect Map of the Soul: 7’s release and tour plans?
Who is Miky Lee, driving force behind Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning film Parasite?

If you want to be a K-pop idol, Miky Lee’s the person to know; her grandfather founded Samsung, and she was an early investor in Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks

17 Feb 2020 - 6:00PM

If you want to be a K-pop idol, Miky Lee’s the person to know; her grandfather founded Samsung, and she was an early investor in Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks

Who is Miky Lee, driving force behind Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning film Parasite?
Love in the time of coronavirus – 8 steps to have the most romantic Valentine’s Day at home in Hong Kong

Don’t fancy going out for V-Day? Here’s how to create the mood for a thoroughly fulfilling dose of romance in the comfort of your own home

14 Feb 2020 - 12:25PM

Don’t fancy going out for V-Day? Here’s how to create the mood for a thoroughly fulfilling dose of romance in the comfort of your own home

Love in the time of coronavirus – 8 steps to have the most romantic Valentine’s Day at home in Hong Kong
Escape for a Valentine’s Day pampering – without leaving Hong Kong

Numerous dining and spa experiences are available at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s Valentine’s Day promotions

10 Feb 2020 - 2:00PM

Numerous dining and spa experiences are available at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s Valentine’s Day promotions

Escape for a Valentine’s Day pampering – without leaving Hong Kong
Masters of Time: DSF’s 11th annual watch exhibition brings rare and vintage timepieces and pens to Macau

Running to the end of February, visitors can expect a glimpse into haute horology, with rare watches evoking the artisanal spirit of the 19th century to timepieces hinting at the innovations of tomorrow

8 Feb 2020 - 10:00PM

Running to the end of February, visitors can expect a glimpse into haute horology, with rare watches evoking the artisanal spirit of the 19th century to timepieces hinting at the innovations of tomorrow

Masters of Time: DSF’s 11th annual watch exhibition brings rare and vintage timepieces and pens to Macau
Is China really the best place to ring in the Lunar New Year – and how do other countries celebrate the Spring Festival?

Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Mongolia all have distinct new year traditions – how do they compare, and does Japan even celebrate the festival at all?

24 Jan 2020 - 11:00AM

Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Mongolia all have distinct new year traditions – how do they compare, and does Japan even celebrate the festival at all?

Is China really the best place to ring in the Lunar New Year – and how do other countries celebrate the Spring Festival?
Nikkie de Jager and 5 other YouTube influencers who have opened up on video about their transgender and LGBTQ+ journeys

Nikkie de Jager, Nikita Dragun, Miles McKenna, Parker Jeydon Wale, Jazz Jennings and Julie Vu have all opened up about their LGBT+ experiences on social media

5 Feb 2020 - 7:35PM

Nikkie de Jager, Nikita Dragun, Miles McKenna, Parker Jeydon Wale, Jazz Jennings and Julie Vu have all opened up about their LGBT+ experiences on social media

Nikkie de Jager and 5 other YouTube influencers who have opened up on video about their transgender and LGBTQ+ journeys