Friday, September 28, 2012

Clare Vivier + Souchi Trunk Show and Designer Recepton at McMullen!

On Thursday, October 11, you and a guest are invited to a special double trunk show and designer reception featuring Clare Vivier and Suzi Johnson of Souchi.  This combined exquisite collection of artisanal knits and chic handbags is not to be missed. We hope to see you there!

Clare Vivier + Souchi Trunk Show and Designer Reception
When:  Thursday, October 11 | 4:00 – 7:00
Where:  McMullen 1235 Grand Ave, Piedmont CA
or on our Facebook event page

French glamour marries minimalist Los Angeles cool in this line of chic handbags designed and crafted exclusively in Los Angeles since 2008. Recognized in Elle, Glamour, Lucky, InStyle and so many more.

Luxury artisanal knits made using the best yarns in the world: cashmere from Loro Piana, Italian merino wools & organic cottons from Tanzania. The collection is elegant, effortless and unbelievably yummy. For more information check out our McMullen exclusive Q&A with designer Suzi Johnson.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Get to know our designers :: Souchi

Starting in her 250 sq. ft San Francisco apartment 15 years ago, Suzi Johnson, the woman behind Souchi's sumptuous knits, began her career by turning knitting mistakes into sought after garments. Educated at The Academy of Art in San Francisco, Suzi made her way from student to knit extraordinaire simply by wearing her designs on the streets of San Francisco. After a chance encounter with a buyer, Souchi was in business and made its presence in luxury boutiques all over the world. Today, Suzi is still using the finest cashmere and wool yarns to create unique, luxurious, live-in knits that create a sense of true luxury. 

Save the date! ...Suzi will be joining us in store October 11th for a trunk show at McMullen.

Read on to get to know more about Suzi and her fabulous line in this McMullen exclusive Q&A:

Q: What was your inspiration for this season's collection?
A: moving to aspen inspired this collection. it is cold, beautiful & sunshine everyday that it makes me want to live in knits. so, i imagined what i would want to wear everyday & that would take me from work to dinner to cocktails without changing.

Q: How do you stay motivated and inspired everyday?
A: i get outside & hike, run or just being out with my dog clears my head & makes me smile. i find those moments of just being out & happy open my eyes to what's around me: color, shapes, fresh air. 

Q: What are you most excited about in fashion right now?
A: selfishly, i am excited about souchi's one of a kind pieces that are available at our aspen boutique & at trunk shows. they are so special, incredible shapes, cuts & 15-40 colors in one piece. absolutely beautiful!!

Q: What is your top style tip for women (of any age)?
A: absolutely, never wear clothes that are too tight. buy clothes that fit & you will always look 5lbs thinner & forever be comfortable!

Q: What's your favorite fall indulgence?
A: shoes & boots of course! now that i live in aspen my boot taste has changed. i just indulged for my bday in a pair of ann demeulemeester boots that will be great for the snow & cold weather. but, i will never give up my heels so i also had to buy a pair of multi colored snake skin peep toes from dries van noten. i have no self control when it comes to shoes & sugar


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tailyr's Picks of the Week!

1. My favorite color for Fall!
2. Brunch Drunk Love in San Francisco...try the pumpkin pancakes!
3. Coclico boots
4. NAHM Lester dress
5. Giada Forte Herringbone coat
6. Ulla Johnson scarf

Items 3-6 available at Grand Ave location now.
Stop by McMullen to shop Tailyr's picks! 
Or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Inspiration Monday :: beauty comes from within

think, feel
you are 
a radiant being
and it 
shines on.

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”

-Sophia Loren


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Arrivals :: Coclico, Currer Bell, Whetherly, Rag & Bone, The Podolls, Souchi and more!

Yummy new Fall arrivals by Coclico, Currer Bell, Whetherly, Rag & Bone, The Podolls, Souchi, MiH, Hansel from Basel, and Rachel Comey!

Click here to see the full album with our new arrivals on Facebook


Stop by McMullen to shop our new arrivals!
Or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hilary's Picks of the Week!

1. Butter LONDON Lippy in Come to Bed Red
2. Gracias Madre, San Francisco Mission District for delicious vegan Mexican dishes
3. Wolford Bodysuit
4. Marisa Haskell Santiago Fringe Necklace
5. 10 CROSBY BY DEREK LAM Wide leg trouser
6. I just got completely sucked into The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Page turners!
7. Lizzie Fortunato Port of Call clutch in plum

Items 1, 3, 4, 5 & 7 available at Grand Ave location now.
Stop by McMullen to shop Hilary's picks! 
Or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Inspiration Monday :: imperfection is beauty...

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
— Marilyn Monroe


Friday, September 14, 2012

McMullen Fall Trends Event

In celebration of our gorgeous new fall arrivals we held a Fall Trends Event to highlight some of the seasons key looks and pieces.

Our lovely models showcased some of the hottest trends going for this transitional season while Sherri McMullen informed guests on how, where, and when to wear them.
We featured amazing new pieces from favorite brands such as NAHM, Giada Forte, Reece Hudson, and Carven (to mention but a few).

Elegant up-do's and burgundy lips graced our runway along with top trends such as leather, texture, subdued prints, and every hue of green imaginable.

Hair expert Antionette explained how to get runway ready tresses, while Tamra Marie gave the low-down on fall make up do's and don'ts.

Guests noshed on delicious PieTisserie pies by Jaynelle St. Jean and sipped on Wines while they perused the gorgeous racks at McMullen.

We are so grateful to all who attended and helped with our Fall Trends Event. And if you didn't get a chance to attend, stop by and let us show you how beautiful this fall season is going to be!

Check out more pictures from out Fall Trends Event here!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Get to Know Our Designers :: Reece Hudson

New York based handbag designers, Reece Solomon and Max Stein, have the fashion world buzzing about their edgy and luxurious handbag collection under the moniker of Reece Hudson. Their timeless designs and sumptuous materials make their bags some of the most sought after in the world. Founded in 2009, Reece Hudson has already taken the fashion world by storm by offering classic shapes and materials with subtle, street chic details. Check out a Q&A with Reece and watch a video short for their 2012 fall/winter collection.

Q: What was your inspiration for Reece Hudson?
A: We saw a gap in the market for a high end, designer handbag brand that wasn't attached to an established RTW house, and conversely wasn't a mass-produced contemporary brand that lacked a strong design perspective.

Q: How do you stay motivated and inspired everyday?
A: I always want to create something better than my last collection. It's a perpetual sense of dissatisfaction that I think many designers experience.

Q: What are you most excited about in fashion right now?
A: The return of Hedi Slimane to the design world

Q: What is your top style tip for women (of any age)?
A: Don't chase trends, but try to develop a style that works for you and your body type and go from there

Q: What's your favorite fall indulgence?
A: New boots

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

McMullen + Frank & Eileen for Piedmont Schools

McMullen + Frank & Eileen for Piedmont Schools

 School is back in session and we are kicking of the school year with a McMullen exclusive collaboration with Frank & Eileen for Piedmont Schools.

These gorgeous 100% fine Italian cotton long sleeve button up shirts in Piedmont purple plaid are handcrafted in Los Angeles and have been treated with a secret wrinkle wash. These shirts are a true classic and have the most gorgeous fit!

10% of sales will go to Piedmont Schools.

Order your shirt today in sizes xs, s, m, l, xl 
$198.  Limited availability.

Stop by McMullen or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Michelle's Picks of the Week!

1. Laurence Dolige Scribble Dress
2. Butter LONDON Lippy in Toff
3. Butter LONDON polish in Yummy Mummy (1 coat)
4. Rachel Comey Mars Boot
5. Laurence Dolige Zip Pouch 
6. Comal in Berkeley for the great tequila drinks and Mexican food
7. Getting Kerastase treatments at Calm salon to calm my unruly hair

Items 1-5 available at Grand Ave location now.
Stop by McMullen to shop Michelle's picks! 
Or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Inspiration Monday : Dance

"Dance, and your illusions will blow in the wind 
Dance, and make joyous the love around you 
Dance, and your veils which hide the Light 
Shall swirl in a heap at your feet."

- Rumi


Thursday, September 6, 2012

What's Sherri packing for NYC Fashion Week

It's that time again and Sherri's off to NYC to view the Spring 2013 collections.  Although the Fall collections are in store, it's still hot in the city so she needs things that will keep her cool but still looking fresh for the season.  Check out her looks below..

 NAHM dress, Jerome Dreyfuss handbag (for all of her work papers) and a leopard flat to run around town
Laurence Dolige polka dot top, Yigal Azrouel leather skirt, Carven pumps, Lizzie Fortunato clutch and necklace
Carven peplum jacket, Current Elliott  jeans, Reese Hudson oversized clutch and new favorite studded heels
 Rag & Bone knit sweater, Giada Forte bird print skirt, leopard heels and Marisa Haskell necklace
Rhie dress, Reese Hudson oversized clutch, Carven heels
 Vintage dress, Lizzie Fortunato feather necklace, Carven heels
 Giada Forte skirt and shirt, Reese Hudson clutch, Carven heels
 Girl by Band of Outsiders dress, Lizzie Fortunato necklace and Jerome Dreyfuss cross body bag

 Vintage dress, clutch and new favorite Valentino studded heels (love!)
Carven dress, vintage clutch and Lanvin heels

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

NEW ARRIVALS in this week by L'Agence, Giada Forte, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Laurence Dolige, Epice, Eternal Child, Demy Lee, Rag & Bone and Mother Denim!

Gorgeous new arrivals in this week by L'Agence, Giada Forte, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Laurence Dolige, Epice,  Eternal Child, Demy Lee, Rag & Bone and Mother Denim! 

Sneak peek below but be sure to click here and see the full album with our new arrivals on Facebook!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sherri's Picks of the Week!

1. Lizzie Fortunato Wildcat V necklace 

2. Equipment Sloane crew neck cashmere sweater in citronelle 

3. Carven Slim crepe cuff pant in turquoise 

4. Jerome Dreyfuss Max handbag in ivoire 

5. Milk Studios in Chelsea for fashion shows

6. Pastis for the delicious mussels and frites! 

(Sherri's own shoes)

Items 1-4 available at Grand Ave location now.
Stop by McMullen to shop Sherri's picks! 
Or call 510.658.6906 to order or for more information.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Inspiration Monday: don't be like the rest of them, darling

Be radical
Be different 
Embrace magic
There is a divine spark inside each and every one of us.

"the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. 

And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, 

because every second of the search is a second’s encounter 

with God and with eternity.." 

- Paulo Coelho