Summer Trends 2015: New York and Milan

Veronika Heilbrunner in Altuzarra
©Sandra Semburg

The Seventies how I like them best – with ingredients such as suede, red nails, gold and plunging necklines (brocade blouse and flared trousers by Altuzarra) – it’s all about the right amount. I always combine with my cowboy boots.

Veronika Heilbrunner in Ganni

As a massive romantic, I can’t go past the gypsy trend. The wrap dress with faded flower print is perfect with heavy boots (dress by Ganni and boots by Saint Laurent).

Veronika Heilbrunner in Altuzarra und Saint Laurent

In order to make packing easier, I decide on one (or two  ) pairs of shoes at the start of the season. These then “must” work with everything. This time: the cowboy boots. And here is the supporting evidence: gingham – Brigitte Bardot and the Nineties supermodels wore the chequered pattern in sweet and sexy pastels – I’m sticking with Patti Smith and masculine black to keep things balanced (trousers and shirt by Altuzarra, boots by Saint Laurent)

Veronika Heilbrunner New York in Marc Jacobs und Louis Vuitton

My military look is the perfect blend of cool uniform details such as epaulettes and gold buttons, the right shade of khaki and a girly touch with bouncy pleats. (Dress by Marc Jacobs, Petit Malle by Louis Vuitton and boots by Saint Laurent).

Veronika Heilbrunner in Victoria Beckham, Soho Grand

Patch pockets – check, sand-coloured canvas – check, can be worn as a mini-dress or tunic with flares – check: safari à la Beckham! (Dress by Victoria Beckham, roll neck by Uniqlo and Petit Malle by Louis Vuitton).

Sneaker Rosa Stan Smith

Soft pink for my feet is a method I use to uplift my mood on drab and dreary spring days (Stan Smith’s by Raf Simons for adidas).

Veronika Heilbrunner in Cavalli Soho Grand Hotel New York

Collecting boho dresses is one of my hobbies. Everything is right about this dark kimono version. Daytime, when the sunlight highlights the luxurious burnout velvet, is when I most like to wear it, with my sneakers of course (silk dress by Roberto Cavalli and Stan Smith’s by Raf Simon for adidas).

Veronika Heilbrunner in Emilio Pucci

When I think “workwear”, I think Salt ‘n’ Pepa and working in the garden. No wonder that my dungaree dress has to be grass-green with massive patch pockets (mini dungarees by Emilio Pucci, roll neck by Uniqlo and bag by Saint Laurent).

Photos: Sandra Semburg; shot at the Soho Grand Hotel in New York and the Principe Di Savoia in Milan.

Translation: Georgia Reeve

Born and raised in Munich/Germany, Veronika’s professional career has developed from being a model to a fashion editor, to online luxury retailing and most recently style editor of Harpers Bazaar Germany. She currently lives in Berlin where in the beginning of 2015 she started a company with Julia Knolle, the ex-editor at large of Vogue Digital.
Oh, and she loves pugs!