Style Scoop: Wilhelmina Signs Chris Brown, Elie Tahari’s Touching Accolade, Dannijo’s First Brick-and-Mortar

By  November 15, 2012

Chris Brown is overcoming the controversies of yesteryear and signing on with a major management agency, Wilhelmina. The New York City-based agency is adding the “Fortune” singer to their roster of artists like Iggy Azalea, Fergie, and Keri Hilson. Taylor Hendrich, who heads the agency’s men’s division cites Brown as a “multifaceted artist” who he is looking forward to working with to “extend his brand.” [Huffington Post]

Dannijo is going from dotcom to brick-and-mortar, at least temporarily. Design (and sister) duo Danielle and Jodie Snyder opened their first NYC pop-up shop today which will remain open through December 30. [WWD]

Elie Tahari received an award earlier this week from the Worldwide Orphan’s Foundation for overcoming his childhood living in orphanages after his parents’ divorce. The now world-renowned designer left Israel in 1971 to pursue a career in fashion, and settled in New York City, where he opened his first boutique in 1974. [VOGUE UK]

Harry Winston seems to never run short on diamonds, but the luxury jewelry company just got some extra stock. The company bought the Ekati mine from BHP Billiton Ltd. in Canada — the largest in the world — for a staggering $500 million. Looks like we’re in for more from the maker of a girl’s best friend. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Missoni’s iconic emblem will never go out of style, but we can look forward to designs that can match our wallets, and fill up our closets, very soon. The brand’s 29-year-old heiress Margherita Missoni, says the zig-zagged design house will branch out into wider markets with a diffusion line that has yet to be named. [Wall Street Journal]

A pen and pad never looked so good, Louis Vuitton. The French luxury label is releasing some chic stationery sets this winter. Read: alligator skin finishes, crystal ink pots, and small trunks to hold all of your writing needs. And, it won’t come cheap: those alligator pens we mentioned will run up to $2,220. [WWD]