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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Kim Kardashian, Kate Middleton and tallying the spoils of Christmas

December 27, 2010 |  9:00 am

Kim Kardashian on the cover of W 
-- So, what would a Monday morning be without a Kardashian mention? (Unthinkable.) The sisters continue to be strong cover subjects for magazines. In fact, Shape had its best-selling issue of the year on newsstands in June with Kim Kardashian gracing the cover. W's Kim cover was its second-highest seller of the year (tied with Megan Fox). And in case you missed it, she happened to be naked in that photo, with a few strategic headlines in place. [WWD]

-- If you planned to spend this week searching for the greatest post-Christmas bargains ever, think again. L.A. Times staff writer Jerry Hirsch reports that something is missing at the malls and other retail revenues: "huge discounts that made end-of-holiday sales so alluring in recent years." Good for retailers -- bad for the rest of us? [LAT]

-- And Women's Wear Daily echoes the prospects of good news for shop keepers, saying "Christmas was good to retailers this year." [subscription required]

-- 'Tis the season for lists, so let's ponder one of the many top 10 style moments of 2010, this one from Stylelist. Among the "moments": a superstar's "meat dress" and Chelsea Clinton's wedding.

-- Speaking of weddings, Kate Middleton is soon to be immortalized in Madame Tussauds wax museum, which has already paid tribute to many royals including the Queen of England, Prince Charles, Princes William and Harry and their mother, Diana. [Toronto Sun]

-- Alice Short