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Since our plan to raid Tamara Mellon’s closet à la The Bling Ring hasn’t exactly come to fruition, we’ve just been waiting around for a confirmation on her rumored lifestyle brand. Now we not only have a confirmation, but a first look at the goods and we’ll be damned if this woman is not revolutionizing the high heel market as we know it.
Even Nicole Kidman is jumping on the thigh-high-boots bandwagon!
It seems that Nicole Kidman has caught some of that Nashville fever, and she wears it well. The Oscar-winning actress stars in Jimmy Choo’s Fall 2013 campaign, which was shot in the Music City the day after she attended the We’re All for the Hall concert hosted by her husband Keith Urban to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame. In the first of the two ads, Kidman sports a new razor-sharp cropped hair cut, with a bolder shade of red than we’re used to seeing, while donning a very film noir trench coat dress, scarlet cage heels, and a leather clutch. In the second, she’s sitting in a vintage convertible in a body-hugging black shift, showing off a pair of moss green leather ankle boots that have us aching for fall.
Finally, a collaboration that speaks to our inner Nineties candy raver and our middle school Lisa Frank-aficionado selves, from the unlikely bedfellows of Jimmy Choo and contemporary artist Rob Pruitt.
French fashion bigwig Pierre Denis is headed over to Jimmy Choo, effective immediately. Denis was formerly an executive at John Galliano, though his exact position at the company seems to be up for debate, given all of the contradictory reporting this morning.
We haven’t heard much of Tamara Mellon since she left her post as chief creative officer at Jimmy Choo back in November, but we imagine she has been having a good time enjoying the spoils of being a billionaire, vacationing with friends like Marc Jacobs, and frolicking in her endless shoe closet with ten-year-old daughter Minty. Of course, the accessories mogul may also have been busy planning out a new company.
Kate Middleton is doing EXCELLENT things this week.
When Kate Middleton hits the red carpet, she really commits.
This week the Obamas wore awesome things, Elizabeth Taylor‘s jewelry sold for a whole lot of money, and Courtney Love got evicted. We also learned that Meryl Streep is a total kickass feminist, and that Fashion’s Night Out is unfortunately here to stay.
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Details of her departure are sparse, but it has been reported that Jimmy Choo co-founder and chief creative officer Tamara Mellon is leaving the footwear and handbags brand just five months after its acquisition by a private equity firm.
The royal couple’s trip to the States may be brief (they’re leaving today…sad face), but they’re certainly making the most of it. Last night the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rubbed shoulders with members of the Hollywood elite at the glamourous BAFTA “Brits to Watch” gala in Los Angeles.
Happy 15th birthday, Jimmy Choo! To celebrate, the brand is issuing an “icon” collection comprised of 15 of its most memorable shoe styles from the past decade and a half.
After months of speculation, wheeling and dealing on both sides of the pond, someone has finally bought the shoes and accessories brand Jimmy Choo. Labelux, a private luxury firm that owns Derek Lam and Bally, announced yesterday that it took the reins of the company from TowerBrook Capital. Details of the sale haven’t been disclosed, but it’s been reported that Jimmy Choo cost Labelux somewhere between $811 and $890 million.
While Hermes is still trying to come up with a way to get out of LVMH‘s financial death grip, the French luxury conglomerate has bought controlling shares in jewelry company Bulgari and luggage maker Moynat. And according to new reports, it’s trying to buy Jimmy Choo, too.
Though celebrity fragrances show no sign of stopping, we just got news of a perfume launch that doesn’t involve a model/singer/internet fashion personality. Jimmy Choo is debuting their first fragrance on January 15, and brand co-founder Tamara Mellon stars in the ad campaign. Naturally, we have some thoughts.
Word has it that Sarah Jessica Parker wept when she found out Bonnie Takhar, her colleague at Halston, was asked to leave the company. Takhar had been the brand’s CEO since it relaunched in 2007, but Page Six reports that creative differences among Halston’s top brass made it difficult for people to get along. Everyone, that is, but Takhar and Jessica Parker, who has been president and chief creative officer since this January. Takhar broke the news to her friend just last week.
We’re still having some difficulty wrapping our heads around the chaotic organized fabulousness that is Fashion’s Night Out — it’s happening this Friday night! This year the nighttime shopping extravaganza has been ramped up with more stores open and more events to cover, and we’re going to try and see as much of it as we can — without driving ourselves crazy, of course. From Midtown to the West Village, SoHo to the Meatpacking District, here’s where you’ll find us on Fashion’s Night Out.