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There Was a Lockdown at Mall of America; Rihanna Likes Sensible Shoes

Kate Moss for South African <em>Marie Claire</em>.
Kate Moss for South African Marie Claire. Photo: Marie Claire South Africa

• A 200-person fight at Mall of America on Monday caused 30 police to put the entire building on a temporary lockdown. [Gawker]

• Rihanna is apparently a fan of sensible shoe brand Clarks. [Daily Mail UK]

• Kate Moss covers Marie Claire South Africa’s January issue. The image looks a tad over-Photoshopped. [HuffPo]

• Kate Middleton and Prince William will spend New Year’s Eve in Aberdeen, Scotland, at Birkhall, a 53,000-acre estate owned by Prince Charles. [Us]

• Models Lindsay Ellingson, Simon Nessman, and Vika Falileeva wear colorful Versace in an editorial for Japanese Vogue [Design Scene]

• More than 3 million square feet of new retail space is opening in Bangkok in the next two years, as the luxury retail market expands. [WWD]

• Madrid Fashion Week has signed a deal with Mercedes-Benz; the automaker will be its biggest sponsor. [WWD]

• Italian retailers had the worst Christmas in ten years, with shoe and clothing sales dropping 30 percent. [Bloomberg]

• Here’s a look at the making of Lara Stone’s ad for Mercedes-Benz. [Modelinia]

Mall of America Lockdown; Rihanna Likes Clarks