Shop the Look: Tamara Mellon's Sleek Manhattan Apartment...

Photo of Tamara Mellon's Manhattan Apartment via Harpers Bazaar. Artwork by Guido Mocafico

Photo of Tamara Mellon's Manhattan Apartment via Harpers Bazaar. Artwork by Guido Mocafico

We can't think of anyone who radiates sex appeal quite like high-heeled fashion mogul Tamara Mellon. With all the controversy surrounding her sultry Manhattan apartment designed by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, it seemed the perfect time to reflect upon what makes this space so intriguing. But first... can we have a moment to reflect upon the good old days when she & her million dollar designer were besties and this penthouse was her proud sexy high rise perch? It was an icon meets tastemaker moment we'll not soon forget, but it seems these two would rather move past it and forget it ever happened. Lawsuits are such a nuisance, no?

Back to the glory days of this over the top space that suited her as well as a pair of sky high black patent stilettos... Is it your typical penthouse? Clearly not. It is very much a mix of Ms. Mellon's rebellious edge and Martyn's "designed with a wink" style. From a sultry leopard rug to a 70's worthy white leather tufted sofa, this is a home designed to be a fanciful escape for this high-wattage fashion icon after hours. It says come hither. It declares you are dripping with confidence and not afraid to show it. It is clearly a space that suited her at the time they collaborated on the space. 

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