A Fashion Footwear Pioneer Is Treading on New Terrain

VITAL STATISTICS:

NAME TAMARA MELLON

CURRENT JOB PRESIDENT, JIMMY CHOO

FIRST JOB SELLING T SHIRTS ON LONDON'S PORTOBELLO ROAD

INSIDE TRACK WORKED AT BRITISH VOGUE

CLAIM TO FAME PUT JIMMY CHOOS ON SEX AND THE CITY

Tamara Mellon wishes some people would stop seeing her as a lucky girl who took a clever gamble with a loan from Daddy. Says she: "I keep being asked, 'Haven't you made enough money? Don't you want to stop working?' People would never say that to a man. I'm in my prime right now. This is just the beginning."

In fact, this fashion fairy tale...

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