(July 29, 2018) - Mary Gonsalves Kinney shares her thoughts on feminist fashion in the SF Chronicle's Style Section, written by journalist Maghan McDowell.
Sydel Curry and NBA Player Damion Lee (styled by Mary Gonsalves Kinney) featured in Muna Luchi's 2018 Summer Edition Magazine.
Katie Sweeney of Haute Living reported on Mary Gonsalves Kinney hosting Stella McCartney luncheon and Marni x Vogue dinner. Read full article here.
Town&Country cover the Marni x Vogue private shopping event and dinner hosted by Mary Gonsalves Kinney and Nikita Kahn. Read full article here
Mary Gonsalves Kinney was featured as a C Insider in "When In Silicon Valley" by Lindsay Kindelon for C Magazine May 2016
"Mary Gonsalves Kinney On Styling Silicon Valley"
By Maghan McDowell for Women's Wear Daily
MARY GONSALVES KINNEY & JASON KINNEY
Married 11 years, three children: Stella (9), Violet (8) and Dashiell (6)
HE is a public affairs consultant, with high-profile clients that include California Medical Association, Dignity Health, Auto Club Speedway, the NFL and AT&T. (That NFL affiliation means he attends the Super Bowl every year. It’s a tough job . . .
SHE is a wardrobe stylist to local and Bay Area power players, including the executive team of a Fortune 500 tech company, CEOs, screenwriters, surgeons, politicians and philanthropists. She’s also a contributor for SF Luxe, 7x7 and Haute Living. (And still has time to vacuum and mop every day “come hell or high water.”)
THEY met in 2002 at a California Film Commission screening of “Spiderman.” Mary somehow (yet serendipitously) was left without a seat. Jason swooped in, offering her a spot directly behind him—and his phone number. “At the time, I was a staffer for Gov. Gray Davis, and I happened to be holding tickets for the then-Assembly Republican leader, who became instantly irrelevant to me the minute Mary walked in,” says Jason. “She stole my breath—and those tickets. Thank God the legislator was a no-show, or else I guess I’d be married to him.”
EXTRA COOL POINTS FOR: Last June, Mary was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Style section as an influential personal stylist working with Bay Area big hitters. She was also named one of the “9 Women Who Will Shape SF Style Next Year” by 7x7. In August, Jason was named one of Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 Most Powerful Political Players in California.
The Kinneys are known for their above-and-beyond hospitality. (They once hired an Elvis impersonator to serve cocktails in their backyard during their annual holiday bash.) “Our house is sort of home base for our extended family and friends,” says Mary. “We like to entertain and keep our door wide open.”
We’re just a couple of weeks away from Super Bowl 50, taking place at Levi’s Stadium on Feb. 7, and it’s time to start thinking fashion. We called upon our fave celebrity stylist, Mary Gonsalves Kinney, founder of MGK Style, a full-blown styling company, to find out what haute looks she recommends for the football fashionista who is going to be one busy bee during the upcoming nine days of festivities.
“Sure the Super Bowl is about football and wearing your team colors—yada yada yada—BUT the Super Bowl is ALSO an entire weekend of nonstop, top-tier parties,” she notes. “With DirecTV, Maxim, Playboy, ESPN and “Big Game, Big Give” lining up celebrities, amazing entertainment and the chicest venues, it is time for us all to step up our fashion game. Beyoncé, Jeremy Piven and Alicia Keys will be in the city—and we cannot let them down!”
On that note, Gonsalves Kinney offers five Super Bowl fashion tips—and offers clothing suggestions—that just may earn you a best-dressed trophy.
Although many people don’t consider San Francisco to be a fashion city, one stylist is proving all those skeptics wrong. Whether she’s dressing local luminaries like women’s advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom or providing herSuper Bowl outfit tips to the masses, Mary Gonsalves Kinney is on mission to make the Bay Area a more stylish place. The mother-of-three and gal-about-town lives in Sacramento (with her husband, Jason Kinney, a political powerhouse consultant), but spends much of her time running around — in studded Valentino heels, of course — San Francisco. We’re such huge fans of Kinney’s chic style, exciting looks, and friendly older sister vibe, that we had to find out where she hangs out. Here, in her own words, are Mary Gonsalves Kinney’s secret SF spots.
british Vogue: Sitting First Row
January 15, 2016
GET THE LOOK: STYLING TO MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION
By Avelino Pombo || August 28, 2015
As the saying goes, there is nothing under the sun. That goes for fashion trends, too. Mary Gonsalves Kinney is putting that theory to use, and showing 70s style trends are making a comeback today. Get a lesson in updating vintage 70s wear and channeling a groovy era in style on Mode.
Personal styling gives, and gets, a makeover
By Maghan McDowell || June 19, 2015
Patricia Wyrod, an attorney formerly in high tech, recently began a new role as legal counsel for beauty company Ipsy. She wanted to do everything she could to fit in, and part of that was transitioning from her Silicon Valley office uniform to something that represented her new position.
She hired personal stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney, who helped her find her stride — “like a friend with perfect taste.” Kinney regularly works with high-profile women who need help getting ready for everything from Vanity Fair photo shoots and “Entertainment Tonight” interviews to packing for a family vacation, and who count on Kinney’s relationships with well-known designers, fashion brands and boutiques.
Client Suzanne Felson is a mother of three and the founder of Reso, a website that helps parents plan worthwhile activities with their children. She says that while it’s important to make a good first impression in business meetings, she doesn’t have the time to spend on her outfits. So, Felson gives her calendar to Kinney, whom she trusts to put together looks for every event, from a 6 a.m. work meeting to a 6 p.m. parent-teacher conference. “Everything I put on that she’s put together, I feel like myself,” Felson says.
The basics: Kinney offers a range of services, from evaluating an existing wardrobe or styling a look for a black-tie event to helping a client develop a personal style. She typically begins by editing her client’s wardrobe, then creating detailed lookbooks. www.mgkstyle.com
Cost: Kinney charges $200 an hour, or a monthly retainer.
Who styles: A personal stylist like Kinney acts almost like a wardrobe psychologist in that she interprets each client’s personality through their clothes to help them look like the best version of themselves.
Good for: Successful men or women in the public eye who crave discretion and highly personalized, on-call wardrobe guidance.
Who Wore What? The Month's Best Dressed
By Damion Matthews || February 03, 2015
In this month of new beginnings, we've added new names and faces to our grouping of San Francisco's best dressed, along with more familiar fashionistas.
Here are the men and women who delight and charm with their sartorial style, and what they wore in January.
Hutchinson Fine Jewelry in Marin
By Damion Matthews || January 13, 2015
Hutchinson Fine Jewelry, a charming new boutique co-owned by Miranda Abrams and Kary Chendo, recently opened at 2213 Larkspur Landing Circle in Larkspur.
Featuring carefully selected pieces by Carolina Bucci, Temple St. Clair, Monique Pean, Todd Reed, Cathy Waterman, Kendall Conrad and Renee Sheppard, it’s a wonderful source for unique finds. www.hutchinsonjewelry.com
9 Women Who Will Shape SF Style Next Year
By Damion Matthews || December 23, 2014
If you're a prominent person in San Francisco, your calendar could be crowded with social events several times a week. How do you look your best without spending too much precious time shopping? That's where personal stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney comes in.
We first spotted Kinney at the opening of the Christian Louboutin boutique a few months ago, and immediately became obsessed with her Euro Chic look, glamorous and polished, but with a bit of street savvy to keep it youthful and interesting. Whether wearing Stella McCartney, Chanel, Alexander Wang or something vintage, she always commands our attention. No wonder, then, that she has already captured some of the City's best dressed women as clients in the short time she's been in business here. We have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of her in 2015!
RED SOLES ON MAIDEN LANE: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN IN SAN FRANCISCO
By Damion Matthews || September 20, 2104
Christian Louboutin recently celebrated the opening of the brand’s beautiful new boutique at 29 Maiden Lane in San Francisco, with host Sloan Barnett. Barnett was joined by guests such as Jacqueline Sacks, Heather Ive, Juliet de Baubigny, Katie Traina, Carol Bonnie, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Mary Beth Shimmon, Jessica Moment, Sobia Shaikh, Barbara Brown, Jenna Hunt, Gail Glasser, Sonya Molodetskaya, Emily Holt, Nina Stanford, and others eager to celebrate San Francisco’s entrée to Louboutin World.
Proceeds of sales from the evening, continuing through September 21, 2014, benefitted California Pacific Medical Center Foundation.
MARY GONSALVES KINNEY
By Lauri Levenfeld || September 19, 2013
It seemed perfect to feature Mary Gonsalves Kinney, stylist extraordinaire, on the day of Fashion’s Night Out and hours before this talented lady dresses sixty (yes 60!) of Sacramento’s finest. Not only is Mary gorgeous, smart, successful, and loving…she is my partner-in-crime (Style Army-whoop whoop!) and an amazing mom to three sweet children. Every day, I am in awe of this woman’s energy, drive, creativity, and humor. And I think one child and a business (or two) is crazy…Read on, you will be inspired.
Red Carpet Bay Area is pleased to introduce Mary Gonsalves Kinney (MGK), celebrity wardrobe stylist, creative director and editor, as a new writer and contributor. MGK is recognized as a top stylist in Northern California and boasts a client list that is high profile, diverse and based almost entirely on referral. She is known for her keen, meticulous eye and ensuring that every client looks his or her best. MGK wants every client to walk away with a sense of renewal. She believes that how one dresses can directly affect how they feel in every other aspect of their life and that what you wear can change your attitude and outlook.
African Wedding Inspiration from Zoom Photography + Mary Kinney
By Mallory Recor || June 10, 2011
Romeo and Juliette, Pocahontas and John Smith, this amazing, stunning, GORGEOUS California Wedding Inspiration Shoot. A couple destined to be enemies, miraculously fall in love. This is the story Lauri ofZoom Photography and Mary of Sister | Brother Style used as motivation for the shoot. It’s beyond outrageous. A Brit marrying a Zulu, and the fashion of the two cultures combined. To. Die. For. While you’re drooling all over your keyboard this morning, think about this – we have a buying guide coming your way this afternoon. Yep. And it’s FAB. So enjoy this awesome shoot, and don’t forget about the gallery for so much more.
Ladies With Trucks
Rachel Ward | Photo: Courtesy of The Petaler; Lauri Levenfeld and Mary Gonsalves Kinney of Style Army; Pretty Parlor A GoGo || May 14, 2013
A new wave of San Francisco entrepreneurs gets behind the wheel.