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Update: The dust has barely settled on the announcement that Tamara Mellon is exiting Jimmy Choo and already fresh reports claim that she is looking to launch her own brand. Industry sources are saying that the founder and chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo has resigned to start up her own lifestyle brand in a similar style to that of Tom Ford and Tory Burch. Funding for the company is already believed to have been secured, but as yet no further details have been released.

While Mellon has kept tight-lipped on her plans post-Choo, a source told WWD "her ambitions had always stretched beyond Choo, and that money - and a high profile - are important to her."