From the Archives: Tamara Mellon on Online Shopping and Fashion Advice

Back in 2010, FN ran an exclusive interview with Tamara Mellon, during which Global News Director Katie Abel quizzed the Jimmy Choo cofounder on a few of her favorite things.

Here’s what she had to say.

Mellon’s favorite online shopping site:

“I’m always on Net-a-porter.com — you know, those midnight binges. I went on [the other day] just to buy some bikinis for the summer, and 52 items later in the shopping basket … “

Her first summer in New York:

“I’m looking forward to just being in the Hamptons. I just want to stay still.”

Her film muse:

“The iconic style figure and sultry French actress Anouk Aimée.”

Being named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire:

“I am especially proud of this honor.”

Her daughter Minty’s favorite brand:

“Ugg Australia. She’s got a row of Uggs in her closet. All the kids do.”

Advice for young designers:

“The most important thing is the product, and that’s what they need to focus on. They need to go to Italy and work in the factories to get it right.”


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