Jimmy Choo Didn’t Design A Single Shoe Says Tamara Mellon In This Candid Video Interview…
Tamara Mellon is currently the talk of the town with her recently published book entitled IN MY SHOES (all this talks gotta be good for book sales right!?)
Ms Mellon shares her larger than life story in her memoirs – In My Shoes, and has told how her business partner, Jimmy Choo did not design a single shoe for the multi-million dollar empire named after him.
Ms Mellon, who worked at British Vogue for five years after dropping out of school, said: ‘The original idea was for Jimmy to design the collection and I would run the operations of the business”. The 46-year-old also revealed she never received a single sketch from him during the years they worked together – not one! She went on to say “it soon became very clear that Jimmy’s skill was in making shoes. He’s a cobbler.”
Being the shoe-a-holic that I am, although saddened to hear that Jimmy Choo didn’t design a single shoe, I am very much looking forward to reading Tamara’s book – In My Shoes, as the 46-year-old as led a very colourful and interesting life herself, Jimmy Choo shoes aside!
Fair to say that I am looking at my (one and only) pair of Jimmy Choo’s in a whole new light!
Check out Tamara Mellon’s candid interview, courtesy of the TODAY show…
A Girl Interrupted By Fashion, Beauty & Anything Pretty That Catches My Eye
Cover Photo Credit: vogue.com
Video Credit: TODAY show