Tamara Mellon is an entrepreneur, a founder, and a shoe designer. In 1996, at age 27, she left her post as an accessories editor at British Vogue to co-found a company with an East London cobbler named Jimmy Choo. Over the following 16 years, she built one of the most recognized luxury brands in the world and discovered what she loves to do most: design shoes and break rules. In 2016, Tamara launched her own eponymous luxury shoe label in a decidedly untraditional way: No retailers. Direct to women. Shoes designed and fit-tested by women and made by generations-old Italian factories. Tamara Mellon and her namesake brand are based in Los Angeles.