Ulla Johnson‘s globetrotting free spirit will gain little prep in her step come 2017. Classic American sportswear was the inspiration behind the designer’s resort collection – although not without her signature bohemian flair. Chambray blouses are delicately embroidered, tennis sweaters are trimmed with fringe, sneakers are embellished with tassels, and cotton separates are dyed naturally with vegetables and wine by local Red Hook artisans. Red, white and blue the Ulla way.
I play out sunglasses like I play out songs. For a few months, I’ll wear a single pair repeatedly until I literally wear them out. Or lose them. Whichever comes first. However, my first pair of Gentle Monster sunnies have lasted me longer than normal. I love the comfortable and lightweight fit so much that I’m in the market for a second pair from the Korean eyewear brand, who has recently collaborated on styles for Opening Ceremony, Tome and Hood By Air. Any one of these super retro, boundary pushing frames are soon to be my summer sunnies. Which are your favorite?
After starting her own design business nearly 10 years ago, importing earthy and tribal antiques, furniture and textile from India and Bali, Heidi Daburger came across the perfect opportunity to combine her love of interiors and renovation in a 1950’s Bangalow cottage in Byron Bay. The 2 bedroom retreat, located just a few minutes from Byron Bay beaches, now evokes the spirit of Ha’veli with gorgeous details like tribal artifacts, antique doors, Balinese furniture and even a thatched roof over an adjoining hut. Going to Australia anytime soon? Then, renting this little slice of heaven is an absolute must!
Designer Rebecca de Ravenel attributes her taste for the eclectic to her antique dealer father and her island aesthetic with urban flair to her childhood, which was spent living between the Bahamas and Paris. Her collection of featherweight earrings, so aptly named Les Bonbons, are the ultimate combination of whimsy and chic. Each globe is hand beaded or silk wrapped, and comes in a rainbow of colors and a variety of lengths, from button to four drop dangles – perfect for those shoulder baring summer tops!