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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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
Korean DJ Peggy Gou spins tracks at Montblanc’s travel line launch party

An urban travel experience awaited guests including Adrien Brody, Quincy Brown, Alex Pettyfer, Poppy Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse at the Metropol Theatre in Berlin

7 Jun 2019 - 2:00AM

An urban travel experience awaited guests including Adrien Brody, Quincy Brown, Alex Pettyfer, Poppy Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse at the Metropol Theatre in Berlin

Korean DJ Peggy Gou spins tracks at Montblanc’s travel line launch party
What makes the rum-based Cubana taste like a Cuban cigar?

Bloomsbury Atelier in London has unveiled Cubana, a limited-edition drink that has distilled the exotic flavours and senses of Cuba

6 Jun 2019 - 2:51AM

Bloomsbury Atelier in London has unveiled Cubana, a limited-edition drink that has distilled the exotic flavours and senses of Cuba

What makes the rum-based Cubana taste like a Cuban cigar?
Gucci Beauty lipstick relaunch event goes old school with shades of ’76

At the New York club event, studded with vintage-inspired make-up stations, guests were invited to try 58 new lipstick shades in three formulations

4 Jun 2019 - 3:20AM

At the New York club event, studded with vintage-inspired make-up stations, guests were invited to try 58 new lipstick shades in three formulations

Gucci Beauty lipstick relaunch event goes old school with shades of ’76
K-pop stars celebrate denim at Tommy Hilfiger’s opening of its flagship store in Seoul

Monsta X’s Shownu and Jooheon, EXO’s Park Chanyeol and Momoland’s Yeonwoo and Oh My Girl’s YooA glammed up for the occasion

1 Jun 2019 - 3:27AM

Monsta X’s Shownu and Jooheon, EXO’s Park Chanyeol and Momoland’s Yeonwoo and Oh My Girl’s YooA glammed up for the occasion

K-pop stars celebrate denim at Tommy Hilfiger’s opening of its flagship store in Seoul
COMO Hotels and Resorts Bali teams up with Sally Fitzgibbons to offer an all-women surf and wellness experience

The Balinese surf and wellness retreat offers a stress-busting experience in November

29 May 2019 - 10:00AM

The Balinese surf and wellness retreat offers a stress-busting experience in November

COMO Hotels and Resorts Bali teams up with Sally Fitzgibbons to offer an all-women surf and wellness experience
STYLE Edit: Marvel comic book artist Stan Lee’s paintings to be auctioned in Hong Kong

Rare comic covers on canvas are among 300 artworks, such as items by Chinese classical painter Wu Guanzhong, to be offered for sale by Holly’s International on May 27

24 May 2019 - 12:29PM

Rare comic covers on canvas are among 300 artworks, such as items by Chinese classical painter Wu Guanzhong, to be offered for sale by Holly’s International on May 27

STYLE Edit: Marvel comic book artist Stan Lee’s paintings to be auctioned in Hong Kong
The Koeniggsegg Regera costs more than a Lamborghini – and it's now available in Hong Kong

Features such as Direct Drive transmission and touch-operated ‘autoskin’ make this luxury hybrid a sure-fire winner as it prepares to debut in Hong Kong

14 May 2019 - 10:15AM

Features such as Direct Drive transmission and touch-operated ‘autoskin’ make this luxury hybrid a sure-fire winner as it prepares to debut in Hong Kong

The Koeniggsegg Regera  costs more than a Lamborghini – and it's now available in Hong Kong
Bang & Olufsen teams up with Rimowa on Beoplay H9i headphones

Created from aluminium and leather, the headphones’ warm, light grey colour is reminiscent of Rimowa’s classic suitcases

12 May 2019 - 10:00AM

Created from aluminium and leather, the headphones’ warm, light grey colour is reminiscent of Rimowa’s classic suitcases

Bang & Olufsen teams up with Rimowa on Beoplay H9i headphones
Aggie Hsieh and Ruby Lin jet in for Audemars Piguet’s Art Basel cocktail party

Maison celebrates its Fernando Mastrangelo-designed lounge at Loft 22 in California Tower

11 May 2019 - 4:00PM

Maison celebrates its Fernando Mastrangelo-designed lounge at Loft 22 in California Tower

Aggie Hsieh and Ruby Lin jet in for Audemars Piguet’s Art Basel cocktail party
How Ferragamo first went green – from the Roaring Twenties onwards

Florence museum hosts ‘Sustainable Thinking’ exhibition of designs made from recycled materials from fishnet boots to a kombucha suit

11 May 2019 - 5:07AM

Florence museum hosts ‘Sustainable Thinking’ exhibition of designs made from recycled materials from fishnet boots to a kombucha suit

How Ferragamo first went green – from the Roaring Twenties onwards
How Ezra Miller got his Met Gala look: Mimi Choi and 5 other make-up artists changing faces

Mimi Choi is among a handful of incredible make-up artists around the world who specialise in the surreal and fantastical

10 May 2019 - 3:40PM

Mimi Choi is among a handful of incredible make-up artists around the world who specialise in the surreal and fantastical

How Ezra Miller got his Met Gala look: Mimi Choi and 5 other make-up artists changing faces
STYLE Edit: Zegna’s Alessandro Sartori goes ‘weightless’ with spring/summer collection

Performance fabrics and lightweight nylons were used effortlessly in menswear collection, alluding to the traditional tailoring that the maison does so well

10 May 2019 - 12:46PM

Performance fabrics and lightweight nylons were used effortlessly in menswear collection, alluding to the traditional tailoring that the maison does so well

STYLE Edit: Zegna’s Alessandro Sartori goes ‘weightless’ with spring/summer collection
STYLE Edit: Saint Laurent’s summer line of bags are a mark of sophistication

High fashion handbag innovator has created a subtle Monogram All Over line in lavish coloured leathers

9 May 2019 - 12:16PM

High fashion handbag innovator has created a subtle Monogram All Over line in lavish coloured leathers

STYLE Edit: Saint Laurent’s summer line of bags are a mark of sophistication
5 things we know about Emma Corrin, The Crown’s Princess Diana

Newcomer Emma Corrin will play Princess Diana in the fourth series of The Crown, the wildly popular Netflix series. Here’s what we know about the young actress

1 May 2019 - 2:00PM

Newcomer Emma Corrin will play Princess Diana in the fourth series of The Crown, the wildly popular Netflix series. Here’s what we know about the young actress

5 things we know about Emma Corrin, The Crown’s Princess Diana
Netflix’s The Crown Season 3: Here’s what we know so far...

Filled with Britain’s TV and film royalty, Olivia Colman plays the queen, Tobias Menzies is Prince Philip; and the Charles and Camilla pre-Diana liaison begins

29 Apr 2019 - 3:00PM

Filled with Britain’s TV and film royalty, Olivia Colman plays the queen, Tobias Menzies is Prince Philip; and the Charles and Camilla pre-Diana liaison begins

Netflix’s The Crown Season 3: Here’s what we know so far...
STYLE Edit: Chanel reinvents its 1987 classic timepiece with 18-carat gold Première Velours

The French fashion house’s new offering, featured at last month’s Baselworld trade fair in Switzerland, is also available with a dial set with 116 brilliant-cut diamonds

25 Apr 2019 - 10:00AM

The French fashion house’s new offering, featured at last month’s Baselworld trade fair in Switzerland, is also available with a dial set with 116 brilliant-cut diamonds

STYLE Edit: Chanel reinvents its 1987 classic timepiece with 18-carat gold Première Velours
Daenerys’ silver dragon choker and other ‘Game of Thrones’ collectibles: have you got them all?

Johnnie Walker’s White Walker Scotch, Adidas Ultraboost sneakers and Delveaux handbags are among the special-edition creations

15 Apr 2019 - 2:00AM

Johnnie Walker’s White Walker Scotch, Adidas Ultraboost sneakers and Delveaux handbags are among the special-edition creations

Daenerys’ silver dragon choker and other ‘Game of Thrones’ collectibles: have you got them all?
Where was Game of Thrones filmed? Cersei’s walk of shame, and where Jon Snow and Ygritte made out

With a US$15 million budget for each episode, it is no wonder viewers feel compelled to visit the breathtaking landscapes

12 Apr 2019 - 2:08PM

With a US$15 million budget for each episode, it is no wonder viewers feel compelled to visit the breathtaking landscapes

Where was Game of Thrones filmed? Cersei’s walk of shame, and where Jon Snow and Ygritte made out
Which ‘K Tours’ are giving K-drama fans a taste of their favourite Korean soap?

Fans can relive all the action on the film sets of their favourite Korean soaps

8 Apr 2019 - 11:06AM

Fans can relive all the action on the film sets of their favourite Korean soaps

Which ‘K Tours’ are giving K-drama fans a taste of their favourite Korean soap?
Would you pay US$1.3 million for a bottle of perfume?

The unisex Shumukh – a celebration of Dubai – is set with 3,571 diamonds

7 Apr 2019 - 2:05PM

The unisex Shumukh – a celebration of Dubai – is set with 3,571 diamonds

Would you pay US$1.3 million for a bottle of perfume?
Filipino fine dining: does it exist, and what is it?

Filipinos are everywhere – and if one knows anything about Filipinos, it’s that they love sharing food

25 Mar 2019 - 2:53PM

Filipinos are everywhere – and if one knows anything about Filipinos, it’s that they love sharing food

Filipino fine dining: does it exist, and what is it?
6 things you need to know about ‘Kaws:Holiday’ moving art installation in Hong Kong

Kaws’ cartoon characters are playful, vibrant and graphic interpretations of pop culture and humanity

20 Mar 2019 - 1:01PM

Kaws’ cartoon characters are playful, vibrant and graphic interpretations of pop culture and humanity

6 things you need to know about ‘Kaws:Holiday’ moving art installation in Hong Kong
Rock the latest beauty and make-up trends from the runways

Take inspiration from the hottest looks in spring/summer 2019 fashion shows

17 Mar 2019 - 4:09PM

Take inspiration from the hottest looks in spring/summer 2019 fashion shows

Rock the latest beauty and make-up trends from the runways
Where to eat gluten-free in Hong Kong – and still get a foodie high

These places cater to your dietary needs, while satisfying your culinary desires

17 Mar 2019 - 10:24AM

These places cater to your dietary needs, while satisfying your culinary desires

Where to eat gluten-free in Hong Kong – and still get a foodie high