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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.
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.
We didn’t think it was possible, but Marc Jacobs‘s tropical vacation just got even more fashionable.
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.
Ever since Sarah Jessica Parker and a slew of other A-list people left Halston earlier this summer, people have been questioning whether or not the brand can go on. But if you take a look back at Halston’s history, you’re likely to find that the company has had its fair share of trouble, and not just recently.
Talk about a mass exit. According to various reports, Tamara Mellon is the latest high profile executive to leave the ill-fated fashion label Halston, which also lost Sarah Jessica Parker, Harvey Weinstein and designer Marios Schwab over the last two weeks.
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.
Tomorrow’s royal wedding will be just as much of a spring fashion show as anything we’ve seen on the runway, with everyone competing to outshine each other — but not the bride to be, Kate Middleton. And with as much speculation about her dress still floating around, we thought it might be nice to see what other people will be wearing to the royal wedding. Without further ado, the names and brands that will be walking down the aisle at Westminster Abbey tomorrow. And yes, these are confirmed.
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.
Every now and again we have to remind ourselves that fashion is a business — but today, the people who own Jimmy Choo decided to do it for us.
Sorry if we’re confused — is there a rumor floating around that Usher wants to make underwear? Women’s lingerie? With Tamara Mellon? Jimmy Choo‘s Tamara Mellon? What?
Last fall, as part of a collaboration with H&M, Jimmy Choo president Tamara Mellon created a collection of platforms and stilettos, priced at just under $200 –- a budget-conscious buyer’s delight. Today, Nylon reports that Mellon’s most recent endeavor is the sneaker — a $600 sneaker at that.