1. Jimmy Choo and Hunter teamed up to make a pair of faux crocodile Wellies (at left), which will be featured on the last page of April Vogue for Last Look. 2. The Clue (at right) is far and away Jimmy Choo's best selling shoe. "They are the most popular shoe for us globally. They sell 10 to 1 compared to the other shoes, if not more," said Jimmy Choo USA President, Brian Henke. We asked what made the $700ish slingbacks so irresistible: "It's the comfort," said Brian, "the pitch allows you to walk in them all day." 3. Tamara Mellon's designed a line of makeup bags for Fall, which perfectly match the regular bags, possibly resulting in the cheapest clutches Jimmy Choo never intended to make. 4. It is illegal to import python commercially in the state of California. 5. It is totally appropriate to squeal "CHOOS!" in the midst of champagne, mini pieces of toast and the open invitation to try on anything in the store. And now, we'll just wonder why we never learned so much in a single day of school.
Tamara Mellon Leaves Jimmy Choo
Big changes are afoot at Jimmy Choo. The company is celebrating a milestone 15th anniversary this year--but in a surprising turn of events, Choo co-founder and chief creative officer Tamara Mellon--who was also the face of the brand--is leaving the company. Mellon isn't the only one leaving, either. Joshua Shulman, the CEO, has also resigned, WWD is reporting. This all comes in the wake of the footwear company's acquisition by Labelux last May.