Theresa Harold

Theresa Harold

Born in Hong Kong, lifestyle journalist Theresa Harold has worked for numerous print and online publications including The Independent, The Telegraph, and Prestige Hong Kong. Currently based in London, Theresa freelances for various international titles on the topics of travel and fashion.

Latest from Theresa Harold

She saw a cinema laugh at Bruce Lee’s humiliation in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, and knew she had to change views about Asians

British-born Chinese Helena Lee created a forum to present a positive image of East Asians in the UK after seeing cinema-goers laugh at Bruce Lee’s humiliation by Brad Pitt’s character in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.

British-born Chinese Helena Lee created a forum to present a positive image of East Asians in the UK after seeing cinema-goers laugh at Bruce Lee’s humiliation by Brad Pitt’s character in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.

She saw a cinema laugh at Bruce Lee’s humiliation in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, and knew she had to change views about Asians
14 Dec 2020 - 10:52AM
Fashion’s Sir Paul Smith: ‘The pandemic has been a good kick up the bottom,’ says British designer as he celebrates 50 years in the industry

Legendary British designer Sir Paul Smith says talk during lockdowns about shaking up how the fashion industry works has been welcome as he reflects on 50 years in the business and launches a digital foundation.

Legendary British designer Sir Paul Smith says talk during lockdowns about shaking up how the fashion industry works has been welcome as he reflects on 50 years in the business and launches a digital foundation.

Fashion’s Sir Paul Smith: ‘The pandemic has been a good kick up the bottom,’ says British designer as he celebrates 50 years in the  industry
22 Sep 2020 - 5:44PM
Henry Holland, Roksanda Ilincic do dry cleaning here – London’s The Steam Room could be city’s coolest place to clean clothes

The Steam Room in London is one of the coolest dry cleaners you can go to – it sells merch, is on Instagram, has celebrity clients, runs an underground events space, and advises against cleaning clothes until they need it.

The Steam Room in London is one of the coolest dry cleaners you can go to – it sells merch, is on Instagram, has celebrity clients, runs an underground events space, and advises against cleaning clothes until they need it.

Henry Holland, Roksanda Ilincic do dry cleaning here – London’s The Steam Room could be city’s coolest place to clean clothes
5 Feb 2020 - 3:38PM
Activewear and athleisure pioneer Sweaty Betty’s founder on inspiring women to change their lifestyles

Activewear and athleisure pioneer Tamara Hill-Norton launched Sweaty Betty in 1998 with the idea to ‘inspire women to lead an active lifestyle’. With over 60 stores worldwide, the brand is making its Asian debut in Hong Kong this month.

Activewear and athleisure pioneer Tamara Hill-Norton launched Sweaty Betty in 1998 with the idea to ‘inspire women to lead an active lifestyle’. With over 60 stores worldwide, the brand is making its Asian debut in Hong Kong this month.

Activewear and athleisure pioneer Sweaty Betty’s founder on inspiring women to change their lifestyles
30 Oct 2019 - 8:29PM
Why online influencer and model encourages us to unplug from social media and detox in her new book

Naomi Shimada started modelling at 13, has a large Instagram following, and social media is a big part of her daily life. In her new book, Mixed Feelings, she looks at the social media phenomenon and its side effects.

Naomi Shimada started modelling at 13, has a large Instagram following, and social media is a big part of her daily life. In her new book, Mixed Feelings, she looks at the social media phenomenon and its side effects.

Why online influencer and model encourages us to unplug from social media and detox  in her new book
17 Sep 2019 - 8:34PM
New UK fashion magazine for Asian women, The Wow, and the man behind it all

Wei Liu, founder and editor of The Wow, says he wants to reach all women with Asian heritage and also Western people interested in Asian culture with his self-funded publication.

Wei Liu, founder and editor of The Wow, says he wants to reach all women with Asian heritage and also Western people interested in Asian culture with his self-funded publication.

New UK fashion magazine for Asian women, The Wow, and the man behind it all
11 Jun 2019 - 7:05PM
Plus-size trailblazer Katie Monster is not your average London fashion influencer

Katie Ruensumran, better known as Katie Monster on Instagram, has become a street style sensation since being snapped by Vogue at London Fashion Week two years ago. She’s not into posts about beautiful this, beautiful that.

Katie Ruensumran, better known as Katie Monster on Instagram, has become a street style sensation since being snapped by Vogue at London Fashion Week two years ago. She’s not into posts about beautiful this, beautiful that.

Plus-size trailblazer Katie Monster is not your average London fashion influencer
20 May 2019 - 12:18PM
COS: what it stands for and how Coco Chanel is surprising inspiration for label’s Scandinavian minimalism

Karin Gustafsson, creative director of COS, says her personal design hero is Coco Chanel. The brand is big promoter of art and design. It has hosted an exhibition at Milan Design Week for eight consecutive years.

Karin Gustafsson, creative director of COS, says her personal design hero is Coco Chanel. The brand is big promoter of art and design. It has hosted an exhibition at Milan Design Week for eight consecutive years.

COS: what it stands for and how Coco Chanel is surprising inspiration for label’s Scandinavian minimalism
7 May 2019 - 6:30PM
From Jefferson to Shakespeare: Nicolas Sarkozy’s son talks about making fashion intellectual

Louis Sarkozy is collaborating with Spanish footwear brand Boonper, dedicating four pairs of shoes to famous thinkers, scientists and writers. He hopes to inspire the social media generation with the Enigma Collection.

Louis Sarkozy is collaborating with Spanish footwear brand Boonper, dedicating four pairs of shoes to famous thinkers, scientists and writers. He hopes to inspire the social media generation with the Enigma Collection.

From Jefferson to Shakespeare: Nicolas Sarkozy’s son talks about making fashion intellectual
23 Apr 2019 - 7:13PM
How Kate Middleton fashion favourite Hobbs’ coats and dresses fly off the shelves each time she wears them

When duchess wears a coat or dress from the English label – now in Hong Kong – it sells out in seconds on Hobbs’ website, CEO says. Pitched as affordable luxury, its looks help women of a certain age express their individuality, she says.

When duchess wears a coat or dress from the English label – now in Hong Kong – it sells out in seconds on Hobbs’ website, CEO says. Pitched as affordable luxury, its looks help women of a certain age express their individuality, she says.

How Kate Middleton fashion favourite Hobbs’ coats and dresses fly off the shelves each time she wears them
7 Feb 2019 - 9:50PM
The Riley jumper: can millennial brand’s Insta-famous cashmere knitwear revive a Hong Kong industry?

Garment made in Hong Kong by millennial brand Common Thread took off within months of company’s founding. The two friends behind the brand talk about their hope of reviving knitwear manufacturing in Hong Kong.

Garment made in Hong Kong by millennial brand Common Thread took off within months of company’s founding. The two friends behind the brand talk about their hope of reviving knitwear manufacturing in Hong Kong.

The Riley jumper: can millennial brand’s Insta-famous cashmere knitwear revive a Hong Kong industry?
12 Dec 2018 - 5:58PM
Why the future of luxury fashion is on WhatsApp and WeChat, this start-up believes

Imagine seeing a luxury item on social media you want to buy, and being able to swipe up and make the purchase by WhatsApp or WeChat. That’s what start-up Threads Styling, backed by investors including Hong Kong’s Adrian Cheng, offers.

Imagine seeing a luxury item on social media you want to buy, and being able to swipe up and make the purchase by WhatsApp or WeChat. That’s what start-up Threads Styling, backed by investors including Hong Kong’s Adrian Cheng, offers.

Why the future of luxury fashion is on WhatsApp and WeChat, this start-up believes
5 Dec 2018 - 6:35PM
How AI start-up Choosy speeds up fast fashion while cutting waste out of the equation – but will it avoid ‘China copy’ tag?

Choosy uses AI to identify trends on social media, with customers delivered items based on the results in less than two weeks. And as CEO Jessie Zeng explains, because everything is made-to-order, no clothes are wasted.

Choosy uses AI to identify trends on social media, with customers delivered items based on the results in less than two weeks. And as CEO Jessie Zeng explains, because everything is made-to-order, no clothes are wasted.

How AI start-up Choosy speeds up fast fashion while cutting waste out of the equation – but will it avoid ‘China copy’ tag?
2 Aug 2018 - 7:15AM
Personal shopper for Hong Kong multibillionaires on their taste in watches and fashion and his jet-setting life based out of London

Shawn Sun, of concierge service Mayfair Chan, revels in his role criss-crossing the world sourcing rare watches and jewellery and taking clients VIP shopping. A Hermès man himself, the Shandong native doesn’t get their taste in fashion

Shawn Sun, of concierge service Mayfair Chan, revels in his role criss-crossing the world sourcing rare watches and jewellery and taking clients VIP shopping. A Hermès man himself, the Shandong native doesn’t get their taste in fashion

Personal shopper for Hong Kong multibillionaires on their taste in watches and fashion and his jet-setting life based out of London
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hong Kong's fur industry - how will Gucci ban affect it? A lot less than you may think

In the wake of Gucci’s recent fur ban, we take a closer look at the thriving fur industry in Hong Kong and China, and the alternatives offered by designers

In the wake of Gucci’s recent fur ban, we take a closer look at the thriving fur industry in Hong Kong and China, and the alternatives offered by designers

Hong Kong's fur industry - how will Gucci ban affect it? A lot less than you may think
13 Nov 2017 - 7:10PM
How duty free shopping is changing the beauty industry, by forcing it to innovate

Travel retail is one of the biggest markets for prestige cosmetic brands such as Estée Lauder and L’Oréal, with many new collections now being sold exclusively in airport duty-free shops

Travel retail is one of the biggest markets for prestige cosmetic brands such as Estée Lauder and L’Oréal, with many new collections now being sold exclusively in airport duty-free shops

How duty free shopping is changing the beauty industry, by forcing it to innovate
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM