Kavita Daswani
Kavita Daswani
Kavita Daswani was born and brought up in Hong Kong and was the fashion editor of the South China Morning Post before relocating to Los Angeles. She continues to contribute features to the publication, and also writes for the Los Angeles Times, The Real Deal, Prestige, Hashtag Legend and Crave magazines. She has also published eight novels.

Netflix reality show Buying Beverly Hills follows a family of property agents as they sell high-end Los Angeles properties. Expect ‘amazing real estate porn’, family drama, and intimate moments.

New National Geographic series ‘Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin’ looks at why extreme sports fanatics like free climber Alex Honnold and snowboarder Travis Rice do what they do.

From the Hermès Birkin and the Lady Dior, to the Chanel 2.55 and the Fendi Baguette, the designer handbag is a fashion icon linked to some of the world’s most prominent women.

Key players in Hong Kong’s luxury fashion industry, from brands like Chanel and Calvin Klein, revisit what the city’s scene was like around 1997 and how it has evolved.

Dorothy Wang tells the Post about joining Netflix’s Bling Empire, her recent health struggles, move to New York from Los Angeles and how, at 34, she is still trying to figure life out.

‘This is not another celebrity line. I’m not a celebrity,’ says Gwen Stefani. The former No Doubt singer’s make-up line, GXVE Beauty, has been four years in the making, she tells the Post.

‘I basically stopped censoring myself,’ Swiss-born, Los Angeles-based artist says of her oil paintings of bloated, deformed and grotesque human bodies.

Reiki cured chef Serena Poon’s MRSA. She combines the energy healing with mindfulness and integrative nutrition to help celebrity clients including rapper Sean Combs achieve sustainable holistic health.


The American actor who plays Tommy in drama series Wu Assassins and its movie follow-up looks forward to his next project, a dance comedy that’s based partly on his own life.


Taiwanese designer Bei Kuo’s sexy, edgy lingerie – bralettes, briefs, thongs, bodysuits – with touches of BDSM and punk celebrate an overt sexuality and are for almost anyone, she says.

Arriving from Shanghai, Lu Yiwei found Los Angeles’ contemporary art scene lacking. Now she’s opened a gallery. May Xue, veteran of contemporary art institutions in Beijing and Hong Kong, opened an art space too.

Created by Hong Kong-based Vietnamese-Australian Yen Le, Yoobtape helps women support or conceal their breasts without bras and has become a go-to item for a number of celebrities.

From a stellar cameo by Lucy Liu to a poorly made dim sum pun about a woman’s name, we recall five of the best and worst Asian-relevant moments from Sex and the City as its revival hits our screens.


Simon Ourian is cosmetic dermatologist to Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Lady Gaga and some of the biggest names in Hollywood, and serves wealthy clients from Asia and around the world.

When Chadwick Boseman wore a Dzojchen kimono suit to a Black Panther premiere in Seoul, it was the start of an A-list attraction for Chelsea Scott-Blackhall’s sleek designs.

Michael Assayag is one of a few doctors in the world who can make people taller – and where once his work was mainly to alleviate congenital shortness, now most of his patients do it for cosmetic reasons.

Asian-American Fiona Rene, who plays a police chief in Amazon Prime Video series I Know What You Did Last Summer, can pinpoint a role in a school play as the moment she knew she wanted to pursue acting.

When you think of a James Bond movie, the most exciting scenes typically involve a deadly, hi-tech car or vehicle. As No Time to Die hits screens, here are some of 007’s most memorable.

Asian-American dancer Marisa Hamamoto, who set up a dance company open to anyone – disabled and able-bodied – explains why she wants to dismantle stereotypes.

Traditional Chinese medicine healer Debbie Kung explains why you need to be careful when doing guasha and how TCM brought her closer to her culture.

Hong Kong-born, Los Angeles-based NiK Kacy has ‘designed all the shoes I ever wanted to wear and shoes for all sexes’ – think gender-neutral sneakers, combat boots and brogues in sizes for everyone.

Unhappy with the lack of gender-inclusive representation in beauty products, David Yi set out to create his own: Good Light, a skincare line with the tagline ‘Beauty Beyond the Binary’

Told to remove her face mask or leave a Singapore private club because it was ‘scary’, Carol Chen went ahead with her plan to make her own. Her Maskela label was born, and Sarah Jessica Parker is a fan.

When doctor and Texas housewife Tiffany Moon joined the cast of reality-TV show The Real Dallas Housewives, she didn’t expect to find herself talking about ‘race and micro-aggression and immigrating to America’.

Using Gucci products in your artworks without permission would normally result in a lawsuit, but Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele invited Trevor Andrew aka Gucci Ghost to collaborate on a fashion show.

He speaks fluent Chinese, practises tai chi, kung fu, and karate, and his TV series My American Family, in which he stars, has just debuted on Amazon Prime. Meet Ukrainian-born, Los Angeles-based Victor Migalchan.

Hong Kong-born singer, co-organiser of the Lollapalooza music festival and wife of Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell reflects on the racism she faced growing up, and her wish to organise a response to the wave of anti-Asian hate crimes in the US.

Working with influencers including Kylie and Kendall Jenner, fashion retail site Revolve has grown into a multimillion-dollar business representing nearly 1,000 labels. Chief brand officer Raissa Gerona talks about her fashion journey.