What does a high-powered woman with a fantastic shoe collection do when she leaves the company she cofounded? Write a book of course. Soon after Tamara Mellon left Jimmy Choo in 201, she was rumored to be penning a memoir and now it finally seems like there are some concrete details. Penguin announced recently that it had acquired rights to her new book, aptly titled In My Shoes, and tried to pique our interest with some juicy tidbits:
“In this candid memoir, she shares the whole larger-than-life story, with shocking insider detail that has never been presented anywhere. From her troubled childhood to her time as a young editor at Vogue, to her fifteen years leading Jimmy Choo, to her very public relationships, Mellon offers a gripping account of the episodes that have made her who she is today.”
And we thought Tamara Mellon’s new book was going to be about shoes… But it seems you can’t judge a book by its cover—or a woman by her shoes. In a segment on Thursday's episode of Today, Tamara revealed that she entered rehab at age 27, shortly after losing her job at Vogue. She also delves into the dissolution of her relationship with Jimmy Choo's namesake and her business partner, as well as her personal life and very public divorce in 2005.
Naturally, her book release comes just ahead of the launch of her epynomous line, Tamara Mellon, which is set to launch online and in select retailers in November.