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Jimmy Choo Cofounder Tamara Mellon to Helm New Fashion Line

Jimmy Choo Shoes, Tamara Mellon Daniel Zuchnik/WIreImage; Courtesy: neimanmarcus.com

If you're a shoe girl like us, there's no doubt you know a thing or two about Jimmy Choo.

So it should come to no surprise that the woman who built the wildly successful company alongside an unknown Malaysian cobbler at the time,Tamara Mellon, is one savvy businesswoman with a whole lot of style and serious smarts!

In fact, the founder of the cult-favorite luxury footwear line (whose celeb fans include Kristen Stewart, Lea Michele, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon and many, many more) sold the company for $800 million (her individual payout was roughly around $135 million) back in 2011, and has been plotting her next career move quite carefully, we've learned.

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Keep an eye out for her upcoming eponymous fashion label coming out shortly (her non-compete agreement signed at the departure of her Jimmy Choo days just expired), and is backed by a number of industry power players including her close pal Tory Burch, as well as Tommy Hilfiger

Not too shabby!

Needless to say, this is one fashion force to watch out for, with an incredible following to boot.

We can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve!

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