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August 31 2014

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21 posts tagged "Tamara Mellon"

News Flash: Mayor Bloomberg Does Not Wear Jimmy Choos

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Tamara Mellon, Mayor BloombergTo say that Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon’s new book, In My Shoes, is dishy would be an understatement. Friends and colleagues such as Ann Dexter-Jones, Alina Cho, and Wendi Murdoch gathered at the Four Seasons Grill Room last night to toast the tome, and Mellon’s candid remarks about her new memoir definitely made everyone eager to pick up a copy. In a way, In My Shoes represents her closure on what was not the most amicable of departures from the company she had built. Mellon told Style.com, “I was surprised at how cathartic writing this book was. It was about closing one chapter and starting a new one.”

Catharsis aside, Mellon confided that the most exciting part about last evening’s fete was getting introduced to the crowd by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While the mayor spoke about Mellon’s business acumen, he couldn’t personally attest to the quality of her shoes: “I’ve never worn her shoes, and I’m very unlikely to. And if I do, I’m certainly not going to tell anybody. But they are wonderful. How do I know? I asked [my partner] Diana.” Later in the evening, Mellon offered, “That was such an honor. I really feel welcome to New York now!” However, considering how quickly guests snatched up copies of her book, and how many women were wearing Jimmy Choo shoes, it seems like the Big Apple would have welcomed her with or without the mayor’s approval.

Photo: Leandro Justen/BFANYC.com

Dries Van Noten’s Traveling Exhibition, Artist Behind Kate Moss Gold Sculpture Collaborates With Selfridges, Altuzarra’s Win, And More…

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Starting Thursday, Dries Van Noten’s Spring 2012 collection will be on display alongside the James Reeves photos that inspired them. The exhibition will debut at the Song concept shop in Vienna and will travel to Hong Kong, Tokyo, and finally, Paris on January 25. [WWD]

Marc Quinn, the artist who made the famous gold Kate Moss sculpture, has created a collection of T-shirts, accessories, and art for Selfridges. The limited-edition collection includes temporary tattoos, more bronze sculptures, and white-gold accessories. [Hint]

Tamara Mellon, who officially announced her departure from Jimmy Choo yesterday, is reportedly set to launch her own line. WWD notes that “funding is already in place for a Tamara Mellon brand.” [WWD]

After the Telegraph wrote an article about Adriana Lima’s pre-Victoria’s Secret show extreme diet, the model reportedly says it was just a “misunderstanding.” Lima’s new message is this: “Those teenagers out there, don’t go starving yourself or only drinking liquids. Don’t do that please!” [Huff Po]

Joseph Altuzarra took the $300,000 prize at last night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards. The runners-up, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind’s design duo, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, each won $100,000. [WWD]

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com

Tamara Mellon Leaves Big Jimmy Choo Shoes To Be Filled, Cornelia Guest Ditches Her Fur For PETA, Feng Shui Jewelry, And More…

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Tamara Mellon, who founded the Jimmy Choo company along with Choo in 1996, has announced her resignation from the brand. Mellon is set to leave her position at the end of the month and reportedly, “Mellon’s position is unlikely to be replaced.” [Vogue U.K.]

Elle Macpherson, Stella McCartney, and Helen Mirren are asking people in the U.K. to lend a hand—and a coat—to help keep the elderly warm this winter. As part of Age U.K.’s “Donate a Coat” initiative, the trio is hoping people will donate a coat to help prevent the estimated 200 deaths that take place in Britain every year due to the chilly temperatures. [Telegraph]

Cornelia Guest, the daughter of C.Z. Guest and polo champion Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, is PETA’s newest pinup girl. Guest has exchanged her fur coats in favor of animal-friendly clothes and accessories, like her new business venture, a collection of vegan handbags. [WWD]

Stylist and author of Feng Shui Chic, Carole Shashona, has created a line of good-energy jewelry. In the collection, there’s a chi-om, “meant to be a ‘portable energizer,’ and the turtle is ideal for urbanites who tend to carry their lives on their backs.” Her line is available on her site and her candle collection is set to go on sale at Barneys this winter. [WWD]

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com

Bed And Breakfast At Tiffany’s, The Best Of Choo Is Back Again, Oscar De La Renta Bids You Bienvenido, And More…

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Love those little blue boxes tied up with white satin ribbon? Now, starting Thursday, Tiffany fans can spend a night in 1,700 square feet of blue bliss at the new brand’s new suite at the St. Regis New York. [WWD]

Welcome to Mexico City! Your tour guide for today will be Oscar de la Renta. The designer (left), who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, has been named the official Tourism Ambassador of México DF. [Racked]

To celebrate 15 years of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon is releasing an Icons capsule collection. In case you didn’t find it the first time, the Feather, the shoe SJP famously lost in an episode of Sex and the City, will be among them. [WWD]

Eleven finalists are waiting to see if the Lady goes Gaga over their sketches. The winner’s illustration will accompany the singer’s column for V. [V]

Photo: Thomas Kletecka / GoRunway.com

London Parties For Fashion Week, With Dinner, Drinks, And A Few Well-Placed Torsos

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You don’t get to much shopping in the course of a busy day of London fashion-week shows. But last night, two of the city’s marquee boutiques found another way to welcome fashion weekers to town: Over in Chelsea, Joseph was hosting dinner at the store’s Joe’s Café, and back in the center of town, Browns had set up shop in the Royal Academy vaults to celebrate the store’s launch of Club Monaco in the U.K.

First, dinner. Joseph served up a nicely British repast of beet carpaccio and sea bream, one partaken of by Charles Anastase, Pat McGrath, Tamara Mellon, and Katie Hillier, as well as acclaimed chef and British-cuisine cheerleader Mark Hix. Meanwhile, over at Browns, where the likes of Tracey Emin and Sophia Hesketh could be found, Hix’s team of mixologists from his pop-up Speak Easy were treating guests to high-class cocktails, including a dangerous dark-cherry-flavored concoction. The spirit at Browns was a bit more Frenchified: The party’s host was Lou Doillon (left), and Le Baron’s André Saraiva had hopped the Channel to deejay. Or perhaps the mood was more transcontinental, what with Club Monaco being an American-owned brand, and the after-party going down at London’s recently opened outpost of the Box. Welcome to the global village.

Best to down another cherry cocktail, stop thinking about geography, and start looking at the art decorating the scene. The Royal Academy vaults had never before been opened to a private event, and the sculpture-strewn space may have been the real star of last night’s party. Vaguely creepy and seriously cool was the general verdict, and designer Saloni Lodha, who had presented her collection the previous day, was already making plans to relocate her show to the Royal Academy next season. “You think they’d let me do it?” she mused, staring up at a bank of muscular stone torsos hanging off one wall. “I mean, I don’t even know how Browns managed to pull this off. I didn’t even know this was down here!” As Doillon might have noted, après moi, le deluge.

Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com