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The Six Degrees of… Usher Usher

Not only can we not say his name just once, we also can’t avoid him right now. How can we connect him to a flamboyant fashion designer and a Chinese actress in a bikini?

March 7, 2011 5:32 by

Tamara Mellon

The hip hop star and the fashionista were pictured together at the Met Costume Institute Gala. She later called him the best date she could have wished for. Maybe he took his shirt off.

Mellon is the brains and beauty behind the infamous Jimmy Choo label. If you can’t quite place the brand, you’re clearly a man, so let Kipp help you: They are the ludicrously priced shoes that your other half covets and eventually buys behind your back, and then she only wears them once because they are most likely ridiculously impractical, uncomfortable, or both.

Mellon started in PR, before becoming accessories editor at the British Vogue. She saw the potential for high-end accessories, and approached bespoke shoemaker Jimmy Choo with the idea of a high end ready to wear shoe company. Her father provided funding, and she was in business.

Despite her incredible success, she’s doesn’t forget the less fortunate, which is why she attends charitable events. Like the one where she met…


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