Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lynna's Picks of the Week!

1. 10 Crosby Derek Lam Bell Sleeve Blouse with Neck Tie
2. Carven "As Above" Pump
3. Kind Bars. These are my go-to morning snack. The almond coconut is a must try.
4. Derek Lam Mosaic Skirt
5. Giovanna Torrico Black Hoops with Diamond Brass (in-store only)

Shop Lynna's picks in store and online
or call
for more information.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Inspiration Monday :: Love

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. 
It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, 
yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, 
and offer you more joy than any material possession could."
~Barbara de Angelis



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Getting to Know our Designers :: Nellie Partow

After graduating with a degree in business at San Francisco State University, Nellie Partow moved to New York to try fashion design. While still studying at Parson's, Partow was given a great opportunity work for Donna Karan, and then Calvin Klein and John Varvatos upon graduation. These experiences exposed her to the inner workings of the fashion industry and inspired her to start her own line.
Partow's designs capture the essence of elegant minimalism. Clean lines and neutral color palettes with strikes of color grace her runways, reflecting an effortless femininity and allure.
Without defining her customer as one type of woman, Partow hopes that any woman who wears one of her designs feels beautiful. 
Her current Spring 2013 collection was inspired by desert landscapes at sunrise and sunset. Fiery cherry red offers a beautiful and bold contrast to sand white and beige, capturing the the natural hues and textures of the Arizona desert. 
Partow's chic and minimal designs are the epitome of timeless, functional, and, most importantly, wearable fashion.

Nellie finds the most beautiful fabrics and always produces her garments in the US.  She stays true to that business practice.  We love that!

Stop by McMullen Grand Avenue location 
to shop Nellie Partow!



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Karen's Picks of the Week!

I'm loving all of the new resort collections at McMullen!
I would wear this Rag & Bone outfit on a cruise. 

1. Alexis Bittar Bel Air gold shield earrings (in store only)
3. Carven suede pump
4. Boca Nova in Jack London Square; Great food, fun and I love their margaritas!
6. Alexis Bittar Bel Air gold druzy bracelet (in store only)

Shop Karen's picks in store and online
or call 
for more information


Monday, January 21, 2013

Inspiration Monday :: Martin Luther King Day

"Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, 
just take the first step."
~ Martin Luther King

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King day we remember how far we've come 
and we wish you peace, love, and hope in all that you do.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

American Made

McMullen is proud to feature brands and designers that keep their production
and sourcing within the U.S.A.
Designers like The Podolls and Lady & the Sailor source locally grown materials to make their
textiles. Tucker, Nellie Partow, Cushnie et Ochs, and Suno are all produced in New York.
These American made designers help keep our economy moving by creating job possibilities
and helping to keep America's cotton and textile industries alive, while providing 
the best quality product.
We are happy to provide you with the best our country has to offer.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Michelle's Picks of the Week!

1. Marisa Haskell Khumbu necklace (in store only)
2. 10 Crosby Derek Lam top and wide leg trousers
in Midnight multi print (in store)
4. Tilo blue lace scarf (in store)
5. Im excited for new Oakland restaurants like Ramen Shop, 
Box & Bells, A16, and Duende
6. I love Josie Maran Argan oil products for
dry lips and hair during harsh 
winter weather

Stop by McMullen Grand Avenue location to shop Michelle's picks
or call 510.658.6906
for more information.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Inspiration Monday :: New Beginnings

 "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, 
and doing new things,  because we are curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
~ Walt Disney



Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Getting to Know our Designers :: Derek Lam

Derek Lam, a San Francisco native and Parsons graduate, worked for designer greats such as Michael Kors before realizing that he wanted to start his own line in 2002. His sophisticated, modern style has captivated women and the design world since the first collection. With a focus on fit and fabric, Lam captures femininity through a sleek silhouette, and an unfussy aesthetic. 
While many designers look to the past for inspiration, Lam is inspired by the modern woman and the current moment. His designs utilize sexiness and luxury while remaining extremely wearable and flattering.
Whether its designing the perfect trench coat or having fun with print, Derek Lam is setting the bar for modern luxury fashion. 
McMullen is proud to announce that we are now carrying the Derek Lam collection, alongside his diffusion line 10 Crosby, at the Grand Avenue location.
Stop by McMullen to shop the new Derek Lam Resort 2013 collection!

Derek Lam available in store only at Grand Avenue location.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Inspiration Monday :: New Beginnings

"The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, 
as perfect, as unspoiled, 
as if you had never wasted or misapplied 
a single moment in all your life. 
You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose it."
~ Arnold Bennett


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Getting to Know our Designers :: Bluma Project

Bluma Project's African inspired jewelry has had us dazzled since we started carrying it.
With its use of bold color and traditional beading techniques, Bluma's pieces make any outfit memorable and fun. But perhaps what is more intriguing about Bluma Project is their program that works with women in Ghana and Rwanda to provide happy working conditions, jewelry making skills, and a means for these women to support their families.
Each woman is mentored by members of Bluma's team on jewelry making techniques and traditional African design. Bluma's team focuses on aesthetic and materials traditional to the villages and immediate areas of the women they employ, while helping them to gain a sustainable wage.
Bluma encourages these women to develop their skill sets and helps them turn beautiful indigenous craftsmanship into modern, wearable art.
Bluma is the perfect combination of heart, soul, and beauty, and we are absolutely in love with their creative and colorful designs.
Stop by McMullen to shop the new Bluma Project collection 
or click here to shop online.