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Fashion Bites: Top-Selling Covers of ’11 Plus More Kanye Rants

The week’s most exciting, surprising, and bizarre moments in fashion brought to you in delectable bite-sized portions. Bon appétit!

Kanye West Goes Crazy on Twitter
The Greatest Man to Ever Do Anything Ever (according to himself) opened up about his feelings regarding his misunderstood fashion line, politics and education, and his desire to create a sci-fi film called “Olympics 2016” this week in an epic three-hour rant on Twitter.  He also said he’s assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors, musicians, producers, app guys, car designers, nutritionists, and bankers to “aesthetically improve everything we see hear, touch, taste and feel.” Great. Does anybody else feel like Kanye West and Tom Haverford from Parks and Recreation are the same person?

Cambodia’s Fashion Week Gets Some Love
Vice magazine takes us inside the heart of the garment industry, Cambodia, for a look at the country’s first ever fashion week and a look at the lives of the women and girls who work in the garment factories for $2 a day. Watch the first installment of their fascinating three-part series below.

People Named Justin Don’t Sell Magazines

Women’s Wear Daily has determined the best- and worst-selling magazine covers of 2011 and this is how the cookie crumbles: people love seeing Sarah Jessica Parker’s, Heidi Klum’s, or Jennifer Aniston’s face no matter the time of year; people enjoy seeing all three of the Kardashians less than just the one alone; and people really want nothing to do with pop stars named Justin. Mr. Timberlake’s Esquire cover was its worst of the year, and Mr. Beiber’s Vanity Fair cover was the third-worst seller since the magazine’s editor took over. And as for Lady Gaga, we like her when she’s made up (as in March issue of Vogue), but we dislike her when she’s au natural (Harper’s Bazaar October). We’re so fickle. (Via WWD)

Shopping Would Be More Fun if We Were in Singapore
Thirty of the world’s top shopping destinations were ranked based on their appearance, customer-friendliness and the results are surprising, sort of: New York’s Fifth Avenue ranked near the bottom at twenty-six, Paris’s Avenue des Champs-Elysées came out in the middle at sixteen, and Singapore’s Orchard Road ranked number one thanks to its “wide and clean pavements and diversity of shops.” Nothing makes shopping more fun than “wide and clean pavements.” (Via CNN)

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