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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