Meet Team Vilda: Fashion and Lifestyle Writer Elisa Brunke


A mix between a fashionista and a passionate animal rescuer, Elisa from Germany has enriched the pages of Vilda with one of our most unique one-of-a-kind experience diaries to a popular travel guide to her hometown, Hamburg. We caught up with Elisa to find out more about her likes, dislikes and what she loves about being on Team Vilda.


Where in the world are you based?

Hamburg, Germany

What do you love about being on Team Vilda?

I love, that our team is spread all over the globe, but we all share the same passion for a cruelty-free lifestyle and want to make the world a better place, by giving others an understanding of veganism in all ist beautiful facets.
What’s your favourite piece that you’ve done for Vilda?
Definitely my Farm Sanctuary Diaries, because this piece is really personal and has a huge emotional value for me. When I read it, I feel like going back to the farm, the wonderful people and all the adorable animals, I met there. But I also really love my interview with Hilary Jones from LUSH, because she really impressed me and it was such a pleasure to meet her.


Describe your personal style in three words.
Casual, cool and sometimes cute (depends on my mood).

Who are your style icons?
I don’t have any specific style icons, I get inspired by so many different people.

What’s your favourite  food?
This is difficult, because I am such a foodie! At the moment I am crazy about smoothie bowls for breakfast, my all-time favourite for dinner is my mum’s spinach and tomato lasagna and for dessert I love anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter – I once had a raw chocolate and peanut butter ice parfait with vegan PB cups at Pure Food & Wine in New York and I would seriously die for that one.

 What’s the last song you listened to?

Tip the Scales (Rise Against)
What are some places that you dream of visiting?
South Africa, Iceland, Bali, Hawaii, Australia, Canada, Mexico,…

What would you do if you won £10million in the lottery tomorrow?
Do a world trip. Attend the Matthew Kenney Culinary School and open my own cafe. And donate to various animal welfare organisations.

If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would you be?
A cat.

What’s your favourite colour?
Soft pink or blue.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

Quit my job and go to volunteer on an animal shelter in the United States.

 Would you do it again?
Yes! Best decision of my whole life!

 Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Maybe Jane Fonda – how genius is she in Grace and Frankie?

 What’s your favourite quote?
“You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car.” – Harvey Diamond


Read more by Elisa here.

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Sascha Camilli

Founder and Editor

A passionate changemaker, Sascha Camilli is the founder and editor-in-chief of Vilda Magazine. Born in Moscow and raised in Stockholm, she has also lived in Los Angeles, London, Milan and Florence, before landing in her current hometown of Brighton, UK. She was selected as one of GLAMOUR UK's Most Empowering Nu-Gen Activists and is a frequent public speaker on the topic of vegan fashion and material innovation. Her book Vegan Style is out now on Murdoch Books.

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