It’s harder to look good as a pair. We highlight the top three duos who do.
1) Justin O’Shea & Veronika Heilbrunner
As buying director of Munich-based luxury multi-label store Mytheresa.com, he cuts an imposing figure with his dark shades, hipster beard, slim three-piece suits and tattoos. (He also never smiles.) She’s the online boutique’s fashion editor, and his girlfriend of about a year and a half, the yin to his fashion-mob-boss yang with her effortless, feminine style (think basics or statement dresses with sneakers and dishevelled hair). There aren’t many obvious couples at Fashion Week – cue their hand-holding and his protective stance – and there are even fewer who look this cool.
Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl
2) Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl
As iffy as Palermo’s reality TV past might be (she was on The Hills spin-off, The City), her uptown chic with elegant coats, pantsuits and single-sole heels isn’t. Then there’s Huebl, a German Hugo Boss and DKNY model, who dresses (and photographs) like he’s permanently on catwalk duty. They were introduced by mutual friends in 2008 and got engaged in January this year. As a couple, they’re the ones you want to hate so bad because they always look like they’ve just stepped out of a Ralph Lauren ad.
3) Ursina Gysi & Dominic Haydn Rawle
They are our vote for ultimate arty couple. Swiss-born stylist Gysi first appeared on the street style radar about two years ago with her inimitable street-influenced boho style. Rawle, a British photographer who’s worked with the likes of Vogue Homme, started showing up by her side last year, easily passing off as her (very well dressed) bodyguard with his clean-shaven head, minimalist-meets-tough get-ups and don’t-mess-with-me stare. They’ve reportedly been dating since early 2012, and she calls him “the most exciting person she’s met on a shoot”.
This article was originally published in Female August 2014.