Melissa Ko

Melissa is a summer intern for SCMP’s Specialist Publication. She writes about lifestyle, fashion and events. She is also the editor of The Young Reporter Magazine.
Melissa Ko
Melissa is a summer intern for SCMP’s Specialist Publication. She writes about lifestyle, fashion and events. She is also the editor of The Young Reporter Magazine.

Latest from Melissa Ko

High jewellery with rock crystals makes an edgy statement
5 petite and playful handbags that make perfect arm candies

You'll be party-ready in no time with our top picks

24 Jun 2018 - 4:03PM

You'll be party-ready in no time with our top picks

5 petite and playful handbags that make perfect arm candies
5 stylish Father’s Day gift ideas

For the dads who cannot do with just a Uniqlo shirt

16 Jun 2018 - 9:01AM

For the dads who cannot do with just a Uniqlo shirt

5 stylish Father’s Day gift ideas
Cartier re-creates a dazzling diamond necklace for the movie ‘Ocean’s 8’

The ultimate heist in the film, which opens in Hong Kong theatres on June 14, is an updated version of a necklace designed for the Maharaja of Nawanagar in 1931

31 May 2018 - 1:01PM

The ultimate heist in the film, which opens in Hong Kong theatres on June 14, is an updated version of a necklace designed for the Maharaja of Nawanagar in 1931

Cartier re-creates a dazzling diamond necklace for the movie ‘Ocean’s 8’
Chinese-owned Buccellati returns to Hong Kong with a new store

The store features graceful microsculptures while displaying unique and sophisticated jewellery items

30 May 2018 - 5:02PM

The store features graceful microsculptures while displaying unique and sophisticated jewellery items

Chinese-owned Buccellati returns to Hong Kong with a new store
Loewe shows off its European heritage in IFC Mall store

Stucco walls, polished Capri limestone flooring and walnut-toned display tables give an air of grace and elegance

23 May 2018 - 1:00PM

Stucco walls, polished Capri limestone flooring and walnut-toned display tables give an air of grace and elegance

Loewe shows off its European heritage in IFC Mall store
Hong Kong’s street artist Roes creates a graffiti work for Fendi

The luxury brand is also running a pop-up store in Tsim Sha Tsui where fans can get exclusive limited-edition gift sets

17 May 2018 - 3:34PM

The luxury brand is also running a pop-up store in Tsim Sha Tsui where fans can get exclusive limited-edition gift sets

Hong Kong’s street artist Roes creates a graffiti work for Fendi
5 Chinese stars who first found fame in K-pop

Kris Wu, Lu Han, Huang Zitao, Zhang Yixing and Han Geng all signed with a Korean talent agency and joined boy bands before success as solo entertainers

18 May 2018 - 1:40PM

Kris Wu, Lu Han, Huang Zitao, Zhang Yixing and Han Geng all signed with a Korean talent agency and joined boy bands before success as solo entertainers

5 Chinese stars who first found fame in K-pop
Yoox celebrates World Cup by launching capsule collection with SEPP Football Fashion

Proceeds from sales of the sweatshirts and T-shirts will be donated to underprivileged children

13 May 2018 - 4:00PM

Proceeds from sales of the sweatshirts and T-shirts will be donated to underprivileged children

Yoox celebrates World Cup by launching capsule collection with SEPP Football Fashion
Louis Vuitton and Devialet launch exclusive DJ trunk

The trunk features a powerful sound system and is designed for DJs

11 May 2018 - 12:02PM

The trunk features a powerful sound system and is designed for DJs

Louis Vuitton and Devialet launch exclusive DJ trunk
5 ways to add purple to your wardrobe this spring

Attractive bags, shades and shoes add a pop of colour to your outfit

6 May 2018 - 10:00AM

Attractive bags, shades and shoes add a pop of colour to your outfit

5 ways to add purple to your wardrobe this spring
Step into spring with these 5 sophisticated high jewellery pieces

Stand out with pieces inspired by the season from Graff, Van Cleef & Arpels and more

5 May 2018 - 12:03PM

Stand out with pieces inspired by the season from Graff, Van Cleef & Arpels and more

Step into spring with these 5 sophisticated high jewellery pieces
5 of Baselworld’s most impressive watches

Check out the latest timepieces that made waves at Baselworld

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Check out the latest timepieces that made waves at Baselworld

5 of Baselworld’s most impressive watches
Italian high-fashion house Bottega Veneta launches luxurious and playful new home collection

Designs from second collaboration between creative director Tomas Maier and designer Osanna Visconti di Modrone unveiled at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Designs from second collaboration between creative director Tomas Maier and designer Osanna Visconti di Modrone unveiled at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 

Italian high-fashion house Bottega Veneta launches luxurious and playful new home collection
Look to the future with these accessories for men 

Gentlemen, stay ahead of the trends with these futuristic accessories

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Gentlemen, stay ahead of the trends with these futuristic accessories

Look to the future with these accessories for men 
5 Rimowa collaborations you need to know about

German luxury luggage manufacturer has created eye-catching designs with brands such as Fendi, Supreme, Off-White, M/M (Paris) and TED 

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

German luxury luggage manufacturer has created eye-catching designs with brands such as Fendi, Supreme, Off-White, M/M (Paris) and TED 

5 Rimowa collaborations you need to know about
Hermès Silver Mini Kelly bag fetches world record of HK$500,000

The special bag was sold at a Spink auction in Hong Kong

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

The special bag was sold at a Spink auction in Hong Kong

Hermès Silver Mini Kelly bag fetches world record of HK$500,000
5 things you didn't know about Ipoh coffee

Capital of Malaysian state of Perak, named among top three coffee spots in Asia

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Capital of Malaysian state of Perak, named among top three coffee spots in Asia

5 things you didn't know about Ipoh coffee
Banyan Tree Koh Samui now hands out smartphones upon check-in

The phone can be used for room service, housekeeping and car rental 

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

The phone can be used for room service, housekeeping and car rental 

Banyan Tree Koh Samui now hands out smartphones upon check-in
Who is Cathy Yan, the first Asian female director to helm a DC film? 

Cathy Yan just made history by being the first Asian woman to direct a female-driven superhero movie. This is what we know about her

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Cathy Yan just made history by being the first Asian woman to direct a female-driven superhero movie. This is what we know about her

Who is Cathy Yan, the first Asian female director to helm a DC film? 
Floral prints blossom on Hong Kong Film Awards’ red carpet

Extravagant designs take centre stage at the 37th edition of ‘Hong Kong’s Oscars’, honouring best actors, actresses, writers and directors in the Chinese film industry

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Extravagant designs take centre stage at the 37th edition of ‘Hong Kong’s Oscars’, honouring best actors, actresses, writers and directors in the Chinese film industry

Floral prints blossom on Hong Kong Film Awards’ red carpet
6 places to see cherry blossoms in Hong Kong 

Yes, they bloom in this concrete jungle too!

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Yes, they bloom in this concrete jungle too!

6 places to see cherry blossoms in Hong Kong 
Luxury watchmaker Blancpain commits to ocean conservation effort at World Ocean Summit

The brand pledges its support for the World Ocean Summit for the fifth year

31 Mar 2018 - 10:03AM

The brand pledges its support for the World Ocean Summit for the fifth year

Luxury watchmaker Blancpain commits to ocean conservation effort at World Ocean Summit
10 of Hong Kong actor Leslie Cheung’s most memorable films 

In the lead-up to the anniversary of the style icon’s death at the age of 46 on April 1, 2003, we round up his best big-screen performances

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

In the lead-up to the anniversary of the style icon’s death at the age of 46 on April 1, 2003, we round up his best big-screen performances

10 of Hong Kong actor Leslie Cheung’s most memorable films 
Alessandro Michele’s head-turning Gucci show examines identity

Italian creative director of fashion brand wows critics and fans with his genderless-looking autumn-winter 2018 creations at Milan Fashion Week 

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Italian creative director of fashion brand wows critics and fans with his genderless-looking autumn-winter 2018 creations at Milan Fashion Week 

Alessandro Michele’s head-turning Gucci show examines identity
Jake Gyllenhaal is the new face of the Santos de Cartier watch

A film advertisement featuring the veteran actor will be online and in theatres this spring

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

A film advertisement featuring the veteran actor will be online and in theatres this spring

Jake Gyllenhaal is the new face of the Santos de Cartier watch
Fendi launches Pop Tour capsule collection featuring six Rome-inspired T-shirts

The collection reinterprets the names of some of Rome’s best attractions with a playful twist

26 Mar 2018 - 12:51PM

The collection reinterprets the names of some of Rome’s best attractions with a playful twist

Fendi launches Pop Tour capsule collection featuring six Rome-inspired T-shirts
BMW to present Art Car #18 by Cao Fei at Art Basel Hong Kong

The Chinese multimedia artist uses the BMW M6 GT3 racing car in its original carbon black as her canvas

27 Mar 2018 - 11:07AM

The Chinese multimedia artist uses the BMW M6 GT3 racing car in its original carbon black as her canvas

BMW to present Art Car #18 by Cao Fei at Art Basel Hong Kong
IWC now offers Santoni leather accessories in six boutiques

Crafted in high-quality calf leather, the accessories echo IWC timepieces and the colours of Santoni bracelets

26 Mar 2018 - 12:10PM

Crafted in high-quality calf leather, the accessories echo IWC timepieces and the colours of Santoni bracelets

IWC now offers Santoni leather accessories in six boutiques
You can now own a white T-shirt inspired by Justin Bieber

Celebrity stylist Karla Welch’s Hanes x Karla T-shirt collection, now on sale at Hong Kong I.T stores, created after making one-off item for singer’s world tour

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Celebrity stylist Karla Welch’s Hanes x Karla T-shirt collection, now on sale at Hong Kong I.T stores, created after making one-off item for singer’s world tour

You can now own a white T-shirt inspired by Justin Bieber
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