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Burberry Tops Facebook; Aussie Designers Present in New York

Anna de Rijk.
Anna de Rijk. Photo: Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello for TAR Magazine

With over 10 million fans on Facebook, Burberry is the site’s most popular label. Christopher Bailey even posted a message thanking Facebookers for their support. [Vogue UK]

Five rising Australian designers will present their fall collections at the Crosby Hotel in NYC later this month as part of an initiative to better showcase the country’s design prospects and fashion business capabilities. [WWD]

See model Anna de Rijk on a beautiful Venetian balcony in an editorial from the winter edition of TAR magazine. And perhaps that’s Benetton’s new mall in the background? [Fashion Gone Rogue]

This appears to be the editorial accompanying Vogue Italia’s Home Shopping Network–inspired cover, including cameos from Michelle Harper and a Bryanboy-inspired character, too. [Fashin]

• Cowboy fans, take note: Ariat is the official boot sponsor of this weekend’s Professional Bull Riders performance in Madison Square Garden. [Official Website]

Target, Gap, Kohl’s, and JC Penney all fell short of their sales targets in the month of December. Could it be because of poor customer service? [WSJ]

As part of the Italian prime minister’s Save Italy plan, stores in the Lombardy region will stay open late today and on Sunday to hopefully bolster sales in the region/country. [WWD]

So this is why Heather Marks was wearing Mickey Mouse ears on the cover of Elle France: She went to Disneyland Paris. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Mark your calendars, folks. A psychic says Beyoncé will give birth to boy named Jaylin between January 8 and January 14. [ONTD]

amfAR will give its Award of Courage to Roberto Cavalli, Chopard co-president Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, and Goldman Sachs partner R. Martin Chavez at its New York gala in February. [WWD]

Chloé signs an eyewear deal, with new products dropping September 1. [WWD]

Kati Nescher features in a pilgrim-style editorial for Quality Magazine. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Burberry Tops Facebook; Aussie Designers in NYC