Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Getting to Know Our Designers :: DulkinysDavis

Based in both San Francisco and Berlin, DulkinysDavis produces a chic and modern alternative
for fashionable women who want to stray away from mass produced items made in other countries. 
With a focus on leather, modernity, and U.S based production (including a factory in Oakland), DulkinysDavis is dedicated to both 
style and substance. 
Susanna Dulkinys, a branding and communication design specialist, joined forces with Martha Davis, a San Fransiscan with 25+ years in industrial design experience, to create an alternative fashion label centered around leather basics and high quality materials.
The designs are simple, focusing on essential silhouettes with a modern edge and twist. Each piece creates an easy chicness with a touch of luxury that can only come from the finest leather. 
Their pieces are both unexpected and at the same time "uniquely refined and appropriate". 
We love their take on the leather bomber, along with their curve hugging pencil skirt and trousers.
With style, function, and substance, DulkinysDavis is quickly becoming one of our favorite labels for the upcoming fall season. 
See an interview with Martha Davis below, as well as information on how to shop DulkinysDavis.

McMullen: A big part of your mission statement is to provide style and substance by producing within the U.S. Why is this important to the DulkinysDavis Brand?

Martha Davis: Because there is so much junk hurled at consumers anymore and luxury has become disposable. we believe in investing in things that have meaning and are lasting- things that have a story behind them and are made with quality and care. we source the finest materials available globally and on a small scale produce locally so we can control quality 
MM: What is the best part about working mainly with leather? What inspired leather
to become center stage for the brand?
MD: Leather has inherent value - it is durable, warm, breathable, resilient, and is more structural than fabric. It doesn't have a weave so patterns  can be placed with maximum economy. It doesn't need to be finished. Edges can be left raw. It is the ultimate strong and sexy!
MM: What are 3 essential pieces every woman needs in her wardrobe?
MD: 1. The blouson, which is like an uber sweatshirt - comfy, just the right casual and totally cool.
2. The trouser, the super modern track pant.
3. The zip skirt, what can I say? It makes every booty look amazing!
Shop DulkinysDavis in-store 
or call 510.658.6906
for more information.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekly Inspiration :: Explore, Dream, Discover

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Never be afraid to live in the here and now.
 See the potential in every moment, and embrace the changes life throws your way. 
The only thing in life worth regretting is never taking a chance.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Recap of Sherri's Pre-Spring Appointments in NYC

Sherri just got back from another successful buying trip to view the Pre-Spring 2014 collections.  With soft shades of nude, and aqua blue being the stand out color, it is sure to be a standout Spring season ahead.   Jumpsuits, prints and tummy baring tops are still going strong.  See some of the highlights below. 

 Carven and Clover Canyon

 Dannijo and Lizzie Fortunato

 Thakoon, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and M. Patmos

Suno and Veronica Beard


Monday, June 17, 2013

Weekly Inspiration :: Joy with a Smile

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, 
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh

Something as simple as a smile can change the world. Start a chain reaction and smile at a stranger. Chances are, they will notice and pass it along to someone else. This type of simple recognition between human beings can bring an immeasurable amount of joy. 
Share your smile with the world!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekly Inspiration :: Being Grateful

"It is not happy people who are grateful, 
it is thankful people who are happy."
~ Anonymous

Every day we encounter stress, chaos, and the unexpected. Sometimes it seems difficult to 
find the positive in every moment. But when we take a moment to stop and look around us, we find that there is so much to be grateful for. A clear blue sky, a shining sun, the laugh of a loved one, a slow sunset shared with someone special. Every day there are small moments that deserve our appreciation. Take the time to stop and give thanks for all that you have and share your positive energy with the world.



Monday, June 3, 2013

Weekly Inspiration :: Be Yourself

"There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. 
 Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.” 
~ Steve Maraboli

There is no one on this earth that is quite like you. You have your own gifts to share with the world and your own light to shine onto others. 
Embracing every bit of yourself, even the things you might not like so much, can benefit not only you, but the people around you. 
As the saying goes, you cannot expect to be loved by others if you do not love yourself. 
Once you learn to accept who you are and what you can offer to the world, you will release a positive energy so great that others will start to take notice. 
Never apologize for being who you truly are and know that the most beautiful thing you can be in this world is yourself. 



Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sherri McMullen Featured on Street Gazing :: New York Fashion Week F/W 2013

Sherri McMullen was featured on the street style blog
"Street Gazing" for her amazing New York Fashion Week look.
See below for a link to the entry.

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