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In My Shoes: A Memoir
     

In My Shoes: A Memoir

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by Tamara Mellon, William Patrick (Contribution by)
 

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A juicy true story about sex, drugs, money, power, high heels, and overcoming adversity.

Tamara Mellon used her business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design to build Jimmy Choo into a premier name in global fashion. But despite her eventual fame and fortune, Mellon didn’t have an easy road to success.

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A juicy true story about sex, drugs, money, power, high heels, and overcoming adversity.

Tamara Mellon used her business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design to build Jimmy Choo into a premier name in global fashion. But despite her eventual fame and fortune, Mellon didn’t have an easy road to success. Her seemingly glamorous beginnings were marked by a tumultuous family life, battles with anxiety and depression, and a stint in rehab. Now Mellon shares the whole larger-thanlife story—from her time as a young editor at Vogue to her partnership with cobbler Jimmy Choo to her very public relationships.

In creating the shoes that became a fixture on Sex and the City and red carpets around the world, Mellon relied on her own impeccable sense of what her customers wanted. What she didn’t know at the time was that success would come at a high price: struggles with an obstinate business partner, a conniving first CEO, a turbulent marriage, and a mother who tried to steal her hard-earned wealth.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“When it comes to Tamara Mellon, you should never assume anything.”
The Financial Times 

“A woman shaped by hardship and scandal.”
The Cut
 
"[In My Shoes] is enlivened by feuds and fallouts...yet Mellon possesses the acumen and instinct to create a global company, network shamelessly and conduct an exhausting social life."
The Economist

“Her rise to the heights of fashion and finance, and the lessons learned along the way, are often mesmerizing.”

The Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591847045
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/30/2014
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
393,284
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“When it comes to Tamara Mellon, you should never assume anything.”
The Financial Times 

“A woman shaped by hardship and scandal.”
The Cut
 
"[In My Shoes] is enlivened by feuds and fallouts...yet Mellon possesses the acumen and instinct to create a global company, network shamelessly and conduct an exhausting social life."
The Economist

“Her rise to the heights of fashion and finance, and the lessons learned along the way, are often mesmerizing.”
The Los Angeles Times

Meet the Author

Tamara Mellon, OBE, is the cofounder and former CEO of Jimmy Choo, which she led for fifteen years. Since selling her share of the company, she has focused on creating a new eponymous lifestyle brand. She divides her time between London and New York.

William Patrick has co-written numerous memoirs.

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In My Shoes: A Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Laurel_Rose_Lundberg More than 1 year ago
In My Shoes is a very interesting book. Tamara Mellon describes a difficult upbringing despite living in mansions. But it’s not just a Oh Poor Me story. What is really captivating is how Tamara build a billion dollar brand from the ground up. It is an amazing success story and well worth reading.
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