Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Arrivals :: Covetable little pieces by A.L.C.

Stop by McMullen to shop our latest arrivals! 
Or call 510.658.6906 for more information.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sherri's Picks of the Week!

1. Iosselliani earrings
2. Sherri's favorite red lipstick: Gabrielle by Chanel
3. Lizzie Fortunato cuff bracelet
4. Flora restaurant, Oakland CA
5. Fox Theater, Oakland CA
6. Cushnie et Ochs dress
7. Butter LONDON nail polish in Dark Knight
8. Carven suede platform heel

Items 1, 3, 6, 7 & 8 available at McMcullen now.
Stop by McMullen to shop Sherri's picks! 
Or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Getting to know our designers: Lizzie Fortunato - McMullen exclusive Q&A

About Lizzie Fortunato
Lizzie Fortunato Jewels is a NYC-based accessories line designed by Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Fortunato and operated by her twin sister, Kathryn.  The Wilmington, Delaware natives moved to NYC after college and were soon being commissioned by fashion editors and designers for their signature statement necklaces and perfectly layered bracelets.
Lizzie's bold jewelry fuses found, reclaimed, and precious materials in fashion forward silhouettes.  The collections have been featured on the pages of Vogue, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar (who twice recognized the line as 'one of the world's most promising accessories lines').

Kathryn Fortunato (left) and Lizzie Fortunato (right)

McMullen Q&A with Lizzie & Kathryn: We asked this fabulous design duo a few questions about their Spring / Summer collection, what keeps them inspired and their favorite spring indulgence!

  • What was your inspiration for the recent collection?
    SS12 was inspired by mid-century American architecture,
    particularly the Eames House and Edward Neutra's Kaufmann Desert House
    in Palm Springs, California. These architects perfectly fused practicality
    and high design which was our goal for SS12, to create signature, Lizzie-esque statement necklaces that were also effortless and practical.
    The Palm Springs influence also affected the palate for SS12 --
    you'll see lots of peaches, sandy colors, and wood tones.

  • How do you stay motivated and inspired ?
    I have a regular morning routine of some serious blog perusing over coffee.
    It gets me inspired to see the work of fellow friends, artists, illustrators,
    editors, musicians and designers and starts my day off right.
    I have recently started my own blog and its a great way to channel my energy
    in other ways than pure design -- it's a perfect mix of diary, mood board
    and story telling for me!

  • What are you most excited about in fashion & accessories right now?
    I love all the muted colors for spring. I feel like I have a lot of "dusty rose"
    in my closet right now, perfect for with our SS12 collection - especially
    the Case Study I and Mesa necklaces. (see below)

  • What is your top style tip for women (of any age)?
    Dress your age.     

  • What's your favorite springtime indulgence?
    Tequila, fresh lime juice, rocks, no salt.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Summer Arrivals :: special pieces by Rag & Bone!

Stop by McMullen to shop our latest Summer arrivals! 
Or call 510.658.6906 for more information.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hilary's Picks of the Week!

Looks 1-6 available now at McMullen


Stop by McMullen to shop Hilary's picks! 
Or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tailyr's Picks of the Week!

Looks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 7 available now at McMullen


Stop by McMullen to shop Tailyr's picks! 
Or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Get to know our designers :: Demy Lee ~ a McMullen exclusive Q&A

In the climate of the Bay Area layers are a must and we can never get enough of Demy Lee's impeccably designed cashmere sweaters and chic interpretation of the classics. Her Spring line is full of light weight knit staples that feel easy and always pulled together.

About Demy Lee:
Demy Lee moved to New York City from her native Korea when she was fifteen, and later graduated from Parsons School of Design.  Demylee’s design-driven, stylish look was garnered from Demy’s years of experience as a women’s collection designer at Calvin Klein, GAP, and later at Tory Burch, where she played a key role in launching the brand.    Always a perfectionist, Demy learned everything she could about cashmere upon starting her line, from the ideal climate for the Inner Mongolian goats that are used, to fiber length and yarn processing. The result was impeccable production quality. 
Demy expanded the line to include cut and sew tops in pima cotton for Spring 2010, thus increasing her product offering for those looking for lighter weight wardrobe staples.  Demy continues to focus on “classic but current” knits, thus filling the niche for a fashion piece with an American sportswear ease.

Q : What was your inspiration for your Spring 2012 collection?
A : I was first inspired by photographs of Jackie O on holiday in Capri, Italy. 
I wanted to recreate the look and feel of an American vacation in the 60’s,
but with my own modern touch. I drew inspiration from the nature of the sea, 
as well as from the idea of a classic yacht excursion, so my collection includes 
a sort of contrast between gentle hues and silhouettes and more severe 
stripe patterns and crisp lines.

Q : How do you stay motivated and inspired everyday?
A : Inspiration is really everywhere. I’m inspired by everything in my daily life, 
from random pedestrians on the street to the tacky outfits that my daughter 
puts together. My true motivation is love and support from my family and friends.

Q : What are you most excited about in fashion right now?
A : Being individual. Back then, there was a certain “look” that everyone 
followed, a standard that was expected by the culture of the time. 
But there’s no correct formula in fashion today. Fashion today incorporates 
the old with the new, the modern with the traditional, 
the cosmopolitan with the ethnic… 
People really know how to create “newness" in their own ways.

Q : What is your top style tip for women (of any age)?
A : Effortlessness, comfort, simplicity… And above all, confidence!


Q : What's your favorite summer indulgence?
A : Crisp white, fun colors, great sunglasses… Summer is the ideal season 
to indulge in a bold look. I like to pair an exquisite printed sundress 
with sunglasses and a basket tote.

Stop by McMullen soon to see the gorgeous
spring/summer Demy Lee collection!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Karen's Picks of the Week!

Looks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, & 8 available now at McMullen


Stop by McMullen to shop Karen's picks! 
Or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Inspiration Monday :: For Mom

With Mother’s Day approaching this weekend our minds are on MOM 
so we wanted to share with you this little note of gratitude.

For the woman who has sacrificed…
the mini cooper for the mini van,
a glass of cabernet for juice boxes,
date night for PTA meetings,
tickets to Broadway for school plays,
high heels for clogs,
long days for longer days,
sleeping in for never sleeping,
and is even more FABULOUS
then ever before,
Happy Mother’s Day!

Please join us this Saturday for a McMullen exclusive Kathy Kamei trunk show in honor of Mother’s Day. 
Bring a friend (or mom), sip wine, eat cupcakes and shop Kathy’s lovely designs.  
Xo McMullen

Tuesday, May 1, 2012