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Kate Middleton Judged 2011’s Best Mannered; Liz Taylor’s Dog Ate Some of Her Pearls

Candice Swanepoel.
Candice Swanepoel.

The National League of Junior Cotillions awarded Kate Middleton the top spot on their list of 2011’s best-mannered celebrities. (Kim Kardashian ‘won’ their worst-mannered title.) [Us]

One of Elizabeth Taylor’s most famous jewels, the La Peregrina pearl — which sold at auction this past week for $11.8 million — was reportedly eaten by her dog at one point. [NYP]

Posing dramatically, Candice Swanepoel covers the new issue of Spanish Harper’s Bazaar. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Rodarte designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy have an exhibition of ten dresses at the Los Angeles County Art Museum, inspired by Fra Angelico, a Renaissance Italian monk. [LA Weekly]

Here’s a look at Karlie Kloss modeling the Victoria’s Secret Pink collection. [HuffPo]

Time magazine is bringing back its Style & Design issues after stopping publication in 2009. Starting in March, the special issues will come out twice a year. [Fashion Week Daily]

“The business of fashion magazines will continue to prosper in China in the coming years even as the publishing industry suffers in the US and Europe amid widespread Internet readership,” says the managing director of Condé Nast China. [China Daily]

Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham help each other pick out their clothes. In the January issue of Elle magazine, Katie says,”We go to the same events, and we’ll call each other to ask, ‘What color are you wearing?’ I’m always interested in what she’s liking for the season.” [HuffPo]

• Using touch-screen technology, InStyle magazine will use a Fifth Avenue store’s windows to showcase spring 2012 looks featured in their March issue. [WWD]

• Vogue’s Christmas shopping list for kids includes a life-size $850 giraffe toy. [Vogue]

Retail prices increased by .06 percent in November. [WWD]

KMid Judged Best Mannered; Taylor’s Dog Ate Gems