Style Scoop: Selfridges’ Billion Dollar Business, Tamara Mellon’s Next Move, Robert Pattinson Inks Dior Deal

By  October 30, 2012

Robert Pattinson has signed his life away — well, really just three years of it. The Twilight heartthrob will be serenading his legions of devoted fans as the new face of Dior’s men’s fragrances. His pay: a cool $12 million. [Racked]

Eva Taub, the former head of Christian Dior’s leather division, is the new CEO of French shoe company Robert Clergerie. This is the latest addition to the luxury house, which is undergoing a brand remake to appeal to a broader, more mainstream audience. [WWD]

Tamara Mellon isn’t letting her leave from Jimmy Choo get her down. In fact, she’s staying  as busy as ever with a slew of projects including an “entrepreneur story” to be published next year and a potential lifestyle brand. [New York Times]

U.K. retailer Selfridges has joined the billion-dollar club, raking in more than $1 billion in sales last year. What;s next for the luxury giant? A revamped menswear and womenswear department and a new bevy of beauty services for its clientele. [VOGUE UK]

Black magic and makeup? It’s happening. Lanchashire, England is marking the 400th anniversary of the notorious Pendle Witch Trials by creating a line of beauty products with perfumery Tibby Oliver. Included in the crafty collection are Black Cat Sage Soap, Black Hat bath oil, a 1612 perfume, and a mini cauldron filled with Witch Cream.  [Racked]

The powerhouse that is Carine Roitfeld is rumored to be adding another piece of stock to her fashion empire: fragrance. It would be the latest piece of her post French VOGUE puzzle, joining her CR Fashion Book, cosmetics collection for M.A.C., and most recently, has been appointed the newly created position of Global Fashion Editor at Harper’s Bazaar. [New York Post]

The U.K. can have capsule collection bragging rights thanks to a new collaboration between designer Michael van der Ham and British knitwear label Brora. The two have created a 12-piece collection of knitted gear (just in time for low temps!) that’s been 100% manufactured at a Scottish cashmere mill. [ELLE]

Burberry is giving a little more attention to the boys. The label of signature British style is launching its first menswear store in Knightsbridge with an on-site tailor. [VOGUE UK]