Coco Marett is a writer originally from Melbourne, now living in Hong Kong and is currently Senior Editor at Large at MISSBISH, an editorial platform focusing on strong, female-driven content, as well as Digital Editor for Hong Kong Tatler. Coco also writes for a number of other notable publications about travel, art, lifestyle and music. Writing has been ingrained in Coco’s life since she was 16, a form of expression she would always come back to, no matter how far she strayed. When you meet Coco, you get a lovely neo-hippie vibe – as well as being a super chilled beach babe, her home is decorated with crystals, the best Jimi Hendrix vinyls and not to mention a cool collection of embellished accessories.
What do you love most about what you do? The fact that my job is to go out and seek, discover, and share. I honestly really love storytelling, and I love having a platform where I can support friends and other people who are doing incredible, creative things.
What was your first job that formed your career? Probably my internship at ACCLAIM back in Melbourne. I remember my very first interview – it was with Pharoahe Monch, and I had to take the call in my car because I was too nervous to take it in front of other people in the office. It took everything in me to not fangirl over the phone.
What magazines inspire you? AnOther Magazine, Interview and Apartamento Magazine
Who are your favourite designer brands? Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens and Saint Laurent
Whose wardrobe would you love to see on HULA? Zoe Kravitz! She always looks so effortless yet so cool and well put together. Everything she wears looks like it belongs on her. And I think that’s the definition of good style.
Where is your favourite hideaway? I love Sumba or Bali, or hiding out and totally disconnecting in places like Moalboal in the Philippines. I also love being back home in Melbourne. Honestly, anywhere there’s a beach and where I don’t have to wear shoes.
If you were on an deserted island, which book would keep you company? Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
Long live print or move forward to digital? I’m a bit of a romantic about this. I don’t think print will ever “die”. The way we receive information, like news, is definitely moving towards digital and that’s cool. But I believe that people will always love and cherish books, be it novels or coffee table books on photography, design, architecture, etc.
What’s your favourite record album of all time? That is an impossible question! I was raised in a very musical household so I like a bit of everything. Some of my favourites are “Rising Son” by Takuya Kuroda, “Metaphorical Music” by Nujabes, and basically anything and everything by Roy Hargrove. I’ll never get sick of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill, “Mama’s Gun” by Erykah Badu and “Midnight Marauders” by A Tribe Called Quest. I’m a big fan of soundtracks and scores as well. Yann Tiersen and Johan Johansson are great composers, and Quentin Tarantino’s soundtracks are always brilliantly curated. I’m also currently obsessed with an Australian artist named Tash Sultana. Her sound is incredible and her talent knows no bounds.
Are the crystals in your apartment just decor or do they resemble something deeper to you? It’s pretty dorky, but crystals have been forming since the earth began billions of years ago and so each type has its own unique qualities, characteristics and energy. They’re not only beautiful and healing to have at home, but a reminder that beautiful, meaningful things take time.
What era would you transport yourself to if you could? Ancient Egypt. I was obsessed with ancient Egypt as a kid. Also – have you seen their jewellery?!?