Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NYFW Recap :: Behind the Scenes with Sherri

Last weeks NYFW was an onslaught of coats with texture layered over plaid, herringbone, and chevron patterns in the most luxe way. Menswear-inspired looks of tartan plaid, check, houndstooth jackets and pants mixed with feminine silk blouses in the deepest hues of red, burgundy, and hunter green was a big trend, particularly with newcomer Marisa Webb.

I happened upon one of my favorite classic pairing combos at Derek Lam and Jenni Kayne: camel, black, and a little red. Its a classic combination that will never go out of style.

The color black is back in full force. Although black doesn't merchandise well in the store, I'll be mixing it with pops of cobalt blue, deep burgundy, lovely plaids, and check to create depth in my assortment.

I love 10 Crosby Derek Lam's oversize plaid jackets, the beautifully embroidered tops and dresses at Suno, and the Herringbone silk blouses and suiting at Rag & Bone.

Fur is still trending on the runway (faux and/or real). I saw fur details on everything, including sweatshirts. Speaking of sweatshirts, they were everywhere. I saw them at Timo Weiland, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Roseanna.

We are looking forward to another amazing season!
Take a peek at Sherri's NYFW recap for the San Francisco Chronicle by clicking on the link below


Monday, February 25, 2013

Inspiration Monday :: Black History Month

"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always
be able to solve all of the world's problems at once 
but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have
because history has shown us that courage can be contagious
and hope can take on a life of its own."
~ Michelle Obama

McMullen salutes African American women during 
Black History Month
Thank you for being inspirational


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gap Inc. and Sherri McMullen :: Fashion's March Forward

 This week's Gap Inc. Fashion's March Forward event was a wonderful success. 
The event, staged at Gap Inc.'s headquarters, celebrated the influence of African Americans on the fashion industry and style for Black History Month. 
A panel discussion was held with our own Sherri McMullen, along with Maya Lake, a fashion designer, Elizabeth Wellington, fashion journalist for the "Philadelphia Enquirer", and Wallace Hollimon, the director of design for Old Navy. 
Each guest shared their experiences in the fashion industry, while touching on their journey as an African American working in fashion.
Our beautiful models showed off the latest in spring fashion from McMullen, while guests mingled and celebrated Black History Month.
Thank you to all who showed up for the event, as well as Gap Inc. and the other guest panel speakers.
It was such a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful event!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Getting to Know Our Designers :: Jenni Kayne

Jenni Kayne launched her line in 2003 at the young age of 19. After attending Otis College, Jenni became a buyer for a Santa Monica boutique at 18, where she had the opportunity to travel the world and experience the inner workings of production and handicraft techniques.
Inspired by her travels abroad, Jenni launched her eponymous line of American sportswear the next year at L.A Fashion Week. In 2005, she was showing in New York, and in 2008 she became a member of the CFDA.
Jenni Kayne creates classic American sportswear influenced by nature, traveling and her California upbringing. Her designs are simple and uncomplicated, and touch on a beachy, relaxed vibe that has become her signature look.
Jenni describes her designs as "super chic, easy to wear....nothing tricky, nothing precious".
Her line provides easy pieces that can be paired and mixed and matched with ease, catering to 
every woman. Her spring 2013 collection features pops of ultra bright color and print mixed with relaxed silhouettes, the perfect combination for easy California chic. 
Jenni understands that her customer is an every day woman, rather than a designers muse. In her own words "my customer loves fashion, but she wants clothes that she'll go back to again and again."
Jenni delivers those timeless and easy pieces to her customers and has the New York fashion world singing for California cool.

Stop by McMullen to shop the new Jenni Kayne Spring 2013
or call 510.658.6906
for more information


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Save The Date :: Tucker Trunkshow

Save the Date!

You're invited to our exclusive trunk show featuring Tucker by Gaby Basora.
Join us for a look at the new
Spring collection.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Inspiration Monday :: Love Deeply

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 
while loving someone deeply gives
you courage."
~ Lao Tzu



Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sherri McMullen and Gap Inc. :: Fashion's March Forward

Sherri McMullen has been invited as a special guest panel speaker for Gap Inc.'s Fashion's March Forward, celebrating the African-American influence
on fashion. See below for details and to RSVP 
for this special event!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Alex's Picks for Valentine's Day!

I love this flirty, easy Carven dress for
some Valentine's Day fun with friends
or that special someone.

1. Marisa Haskell Santa Fe Necklace (in store only)
This place has tons of pretty crystals and gems.
Pick up some rose quartz for luck in love!
5. Marisa Haskell Fauna Cuff (in store only)

Items 1-3, 5, and 6 are available 
online and at 
McMullen on Grand Avenue.
Stop by to shop Alex's picks or 
for more information

Monday, February 11, 2013

Inspiration Monday :: Happy Valentines Day!

"Once in a while, 
in the middle of an ordinary life, 
love gives us a fairytale."

"There is only one happiness in life
to love
and be loved."
~ George Sand 

Wishing you a happy Valentines Day!



Sunday, February 10, 2013

McMullen Popup is Popping Down

McMullen Popup is Popping Down

We have had the pleasure of being a part of Popuphood Oakland and lovely Old Oakland. We are grateful for the friends that we have made the past few months.

Popuphood continues to do great work in the community and we will always be a part of that group. We look forward to doing more creative things in Oakland and bringing designer fashion to the Bay Area.

Come visit our flagship store at 1235 Grand Avenue, Piedmont 94610. 510.658.6906
or visit us online at

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sherri's Picks for New York Fashion Week!

Im excited to be back in NYC for Fashion Week. The city is so vibrant 
and I love those little moments 
between appointments and shows when I can soak in this amazing city.
This outfit is chic and easy, and can take me from the showroom 
to dinner and cocktails. 

1. Jerome Dreyfuss Fredo Crossbody (in-store)
3. Rag & Bone Newbury Perforated Boot (in-store)
Shop Sherri's New York picks in store and online
or call
for more information

Monday, February 4, 2013

Inspiration Monday :: Love

"Love is that condition in which 
the happiness of another person is essential
to your own."
~ Robert A. Heinlein