Shoe guru Tamara Mellon — who co-founded Jimmy Choo and exited in 2011 with a reported $135 million payout — pronounced during a row unapologetically patrician “F–k Ups: The Mother of Reinvention” during Cannes Lions that she has always been up-front about her struggles.
“Whether it was removing discharged from Vogue, going to rehab … a Jimmy Choo equity deal,” Mellon said, ticking off setbacks, “people can empathise with we when you’re being honest.”
Mellon after combined her possess code in 2013, went into failure dual years after and has given relaunched a new namesake company.
When it comes to creation comebacks, Mellon says one can recover, though “it depends on what it is. Business issues, we can come behind from that. You can always spin that around … The approach we come behind in my opinion is, don’t try and censor what we did. You have to take responsibility, we have to be honest.”
If she could go back, her recommendation to her 21-year-old self would be: “Ask for help. Get some good mentors and pronounce up. Don’t work yourself to genocide meditative someone’s gonna notice and prerogative we for it, indeed pronounce adult about it.” (Mellon filed a $4 million breach-of-contract suit opposite Jimmy Choo in 2016, though a box reportedly was discharged in 2017.)