Tamara Mellon-Brains and Beauty behind Jimmy Choo
Yesterday's post about the Jimmy Choo/Marilyn Minter collaboration got me thinking about the sexy spread of Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon's apartment in the August 2010 issue of Harper's Bazaar. I was drooling over her posh digs-and I still am! Tamara is a powerful business woman, doting mother, and on top of it all, quite a sex symbol. Her recent nude photos shot by world renowned photographer Terry Richardson underline that title of sex symbol...meow! Here are some shots of the Jimmy Choo powerhouse:
Love this shot! Tamara is sprawled out on her perfectly tufted sofa with a backdrop of...count them...SIX Guido Mocafico Serpens photographs chowing down on what appears to be a happy meal.
Mellon are her daughter lounge in their swanky entry-way that is lit with a neon sign by artist Terence Koh. A girl after my own heart, I was in the midst of designing a neon sign for my Guest Bedroom when I saw this!
Mellon has your average, run-of-the-mill home office...NOT! This Jansen desk is just as glamorous as Mellon herself. I wonder what kind of sumptuous shoes she dreams up sitting here.
I love the citrus palette along with the dark chocolately hues found in Mellon's Living Room. It's the right combination of bright, cheery, yet sophisticated.
Cozy and chic. Enough said.
A shoe closet fit for...well, I guess fit for the owner of Jimmy Choo!
Make sure the kids aren't around! Here's the vixen posing sans clothes on her very own sofa for photographer Terry Richardson (note-this was not part of the Harper's Bazaar spread.) The happy meal has been replaced very appropriately by an ash tray and that kitten...well...meow.
Marilyn Minter & Jimmy Choo
WOW! Look what came in the mail yesterday. This catalog has two of my favorite things-shoes and Marilyn Minter! After recognizing Marilyn's work, I logged on to JimmyChoo.com only to find out the following:
"To mark the occasion Jimmy Choo Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Tamara Mellon collaborated with renowned photographer and painter Marilyn Minter to create striking imagery of the Crystal Anniversary Collection."
“In celebrating our 15 years I wanted to create a modern glamour that stands for the style and imagination of Jimmy Choo. I was inspired by vintage jewellery to add sparkling and luminous details to iconic Jimmy Choo shapes. But these are not the jeweled shoes of the past and instead show jewels in a modern and edgy way. I have long been a collector and a fan of Marilyn’s work and know that she can capture the essence of my vision.” Tamara Mellon, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jimmy Choo."
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