Tamara Mellon Rumored To Be Launching Her Own Lifestyle Brand a la Tom Ford

Well, that didn't take long. A day after news that Tamara Mellon was leaving Jimmy Choo broke, there's speculation that Mellon will launch her own lifestyle brand. And funding may already be in place for such a venture, WWD is reporting. While Mellon's ambitions aren't portrayed in a very flattering light--WWD's source told the paper that "money and a high profile are important to her"--it's understandable that she would want to branch out on her own.
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Well, that didn't take long. A day after news that Tamara Mellon was leaving Jimmy Choo broke, there's speculation that Mellon will launch her own lifestyle brand. And funding may already be in place for such a venture, WWD is reporting. While Mellon's ambitions aren't portrayed in a very flattering light--WWD's source told the paper that "money and a high profile are important to her"--it's understandable that she would want to branch out on her own.
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Photo: Getty

Well, that didn't take long. A day after news that Tamara Mellon was leaving Jimmy Choo broke, there's speculation that Mellon will launch her own lifestyle brand. And funding may already be in place for such a venture, WWD is reporting.

While Mellon's ambitions aren't portrayed in a very flattering light--WWD's source told the paper that "money and a high profile are important to her"--it's understandable that she would want to branch out on her own. She had to sell her shares in Jimmy Choo and become a salaried employee, which can be hard to swallow when you've been the one in charge.

Mellon obviously has a taste for luxury, so the speculation is that she'll do a lifestyle brand in the style of Tom Ford or Tory Burch. The question is whether or not she can bring something different to the table in a market that's getting crowded with logos and expensive perfume and lipstick.