"The Towering World of Jimmy Choo" is "Sex and the City "meets "Barbarians at the Gate" the story of a London society girl named Tamara Mellon who launched one of the most talked about luxury brands in the world. More than simply a well-told tale of glamorous, troubled people, "The Towering World of Jimmy Choo "taps into America's seemingly insatiable appetite for luxury goods and examines an industry that has experienced explosive growth in just the past decade. Compelling to followers of both fashion and business, "The Towering World of Jimmy Choo "takes readers into a complex, rarified world as only seasoned financial journalist, Lauren Goldstein Crowe, and leading luxury goods equity analyst, Sagra Maceria de Rosen, can tell it. Millions of people now work in fashion, read the magazines and follow the key players--even if they can't afford the clothes. The story of how the Jimmy Choo brand got to where it is today is one of love, hate, sex, drugs, celebrity, power, money, intrigue and ambition. And every word of it is true.
Lauren Goldstein Crowe has covered the fashion and luxury goods industries as a Senior Writer at "Time "magazine in London, at "Fortune" magazine in New York, and as a writer of freelance articles for Paris "Vogue," "Harper's Bazaar," the "New York Times," British "Vogue," the "Financial Times "and the "Times," and has appeared as a fashion expert on CNN and Bloomberg television. She wears mostly Manolo Blahnik shoes. Sagra Maceira de Rosen is currently a founding partner is Hemisphere One Partners, a recently established private equity firm that invests in retail and luxury brands, and was previously a high ranked equity analyst at JP Morgan in London and the head of its Global Luxury Goods and Retail research team. Sagra mostly wears Jimmy Choo shoes.