New York designer Ulla Johnson makes classic yet fabulous clothes that have turned her in the go-to designer for many of New York’s best dressed women. With a cult following by the Downtown and Brooklyn cool girl set, her clothing line and footwear collection, have a timeless yet always fresh quality, that make her one of our favorite New York designers. We asked Ulla to share her weekend plans for our latest installment of our Summer Friday’s feature.
ESCAPE – Where are you traveling to?
We will be at our summer spot in Montauk for part of the weekend and then leaving for India on Sunday. I am excited to go to Jaipur and research block prints.
PLAYLIST – What will you be listening to?
I am super into the new Arctic Monkeys album but I always fall back on Reggae and Hawaiian musician when we are grilling and hanging out in the evenings out east. My son is obsessed with pop music so I won’t lie and deny, there’s been some Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry in the mix.
MENU – What will you be cooking or eating?
Summer produce! All I want to eat is tomato salads and grilled corn and peaches and plums and apricots. You don’t have to be left coast to rely on seasonal and local!
READING – What are you planning to read?
I am reading “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls” by David Sedaris and then some heavier fare – “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and “We Are Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler. I’m also trying to space out and watch the clouds go by.
LOOK – What will you be wearing?
Loving super easy cotton pieces this summer – embroidered cotton poplin and gauze, hand looms and anything with fringe. Nothing fussy and lots of mixing of prints and textures. I always have a lightweight scarf and a pair of leather sandals on hand.