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Marc Jacobs Wants Your Awkward Holiday Photos; Fendi’s CEO Moves to Bulgari

Carey Mulligan.
Carey Mulligan.

• Why not upload your awkward family Christmas picture to the Marc Jacobs website? [StyleCaster]

WWD reports that Michael Burke, Fendi’s current CEO, is moving to Bulgari. [WWD]

• Carey Mulligan poses with a cutesy chipmunk on her shoulder in her cover story from W’s January issue. [Style Frizz]

• With the launch of a new office in Shanghai, Elite Model Management representatives say they hope to improve working conditions and hours, as well as better regulate production qualities, image rights, and agency fees. In response, Vogue China’s style editor says, “We know what we’re doing, thank you very much! I mean, come on, we’re bailing you guys out of a recession, who’s learning from whom?” [Fashionista]

• Model Behati Prinsloo, discovered at 15, says “There’s no one that looks after models. There’s no one that helps models figure out what they should do, or help them with their money, and it’s especially hard for underage models. You have to figure it out on your own.” [Fashionista]

• See a timeline of some notable fashion moments of 2011. [WWD]

• Coach is opening an online store in China for a month, in an effort to boost its presence in the country. [WWD]

• Zeta Interactive, a digital marketing company, ranked a selection of 50 fashion designers according to the volume of positive discussion about them on social networking sites in 2011. The top spot went to Michael Kors; John Galliano ranked fourth — despite his arrest and dismissal from Dior, most of the online ‘buzz’ surrounding him was positive. [WSJ]

Jason Wu will receive the Future of Fashion Award at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund dinner in early January. [WWD]

• Fine jewelry prices increased by 23 percent between March 2010 and September 2011. [WWD]

• The mayor of Rome announced cobbled streets across the city will be re-paved to make them less dangerous, “especially for women in heels.” [Styleite]

• U.S. apparel imports fell 14.6 percent in October as retailers cut back on orders heading into the holidays because of the struggling economy and uneven consumer spending. [WWD]

• Tabloids report Pippa Middleton is getting “too close to a married man.” [Page Six/NYP]

Marc Jacobs Wants Holiday Snaps; Fendi CEO Moves