(Image courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar)
Every girl has style moments they remember forever, and I had many during my time at Jimmy Choo. We used to hear stories about how gorgeous co-founder Tamara Mellon was in real life, from the white fur carpeting in her London office, to her archived closet of 3,000 stiletto pumps in every color and snakeskin. And she was dating Christian Slater at the time! Beyond fabulous.
So grab a glass of wine and get comfortable — curling up with In My Shoes is like the ultimate gossip session with that friend who brings a lot of drama (and let’s face it, a lot of fun) everywhere she goes. And this memoir has it all: addiction, divorce, scandal, and plenty of name-dropping to keep the most celebrity-obsessed reader interested along the way. At times self-serving and melodramatic, In My Shoes is also refreshingly honest and often funny; Mellon has a gift for storytelling and certainly a few to tell from her tumultuous tenure at Jimmy Choo. (Backstabbing colleagues, a wayward husband, and a vengeful mother play villain throughout.)
What readers may not know about Tamara Mellon is that she’s more than just a beautiful face behind a glamorous lifestyle. Mellon’s incredible talent for design and ability to build a successful brand is second to none, and her recently launched namesake line will hold testament to that. She shares her achievements as readily as her failures, and it’s the lessons learned along the way that will most resonate with fashionistas and aspiring businesswomen alike.
This girl will be rooting for her all the way.