In My Shoes

In My Shoes

A Memoir

Written by: Tamara Mellon
Contribution by: William Patrick

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781591847045
  • 304 Pages
  • Portfolio
  • Adult


A juicy true story about sex, drugs, money, power, high heels, and overcoming adversity.

Tamara Mellon used her business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design to build Jimmy Choo into a premier name in global fashion. But despite her eventual fame and fortune, Mellon didn’t have an easy road to success. Her seemingly glamorous beginnings were marked by a tumultuous family life, battles with anxiety and depression, and a stint in rehab. Now Mellon shares the whole larger-thanlife story—from her time as a young editor at Vogue to her partnership with cobbler Jimmy Choo to her very public relationships.

In creating the shoes that became a fixture on Sex and the City and red carpets around the world, Mellon relied on her own impeccable sense of what her customers wanted. What she didn’t know at the time was that success would come at a high price: struggles with an obstinate business partner, a conniving first CEO, a turbulent marriage, and a mother who tried to steal her hard-earned wealth.


“When it comes to Tamara Mellon, you should never assume anything.”
The Financial Times 

“A woman shaped by hardship and scandal.”
The Cut
“[In My Shoes] is enlivened by feuds and fallouts…yet Mellon possesses the acumen and instinct to create a global company, network shamelessly and conduct an exhausting social life.”
The Economist

“Her rise to the heights of fashion and finance, and the lessons learned along the way, are often mesmerizing.”

The Los Angeles Times