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by on March 29, 2011

- Prada had a record sales year in 2010 with a net profit of $336 million — that’s an over 150% increase from the previous year. Which means next season, instead of monkeys and bananas, Prada dresses will just feature prints of Miuccia making it rain over the Leaning Tower of Pisa. [WWD]

FASHION SCRAMBLE: Prada Makes a Bundle+Reflections of an Aging 14 Year Old+Malawi Mad at Madge

- Teen blogger Tavi Gevinson might be getting disillusioned with fashion. I remember when I first got disillusioned about something…breast feeding was never the same. [Fashionista]

- It seems no matter what Madonna tries to do in, around, or for Malawi, she just can’t get a break. Following the controversy surrounding the perhaps not-so-legal adoption of son, David Banda — and she apparently picked up another African baby, daughter Mercy James along the way — Madge tried to open up a school for girls. Well, that fell through and now 8 former employees of the superstar’s Raising Malawi charity are suing her over the loss of their jobs. Madge, just leave helping out Africa to the pros: Oprah and Angelina Jolie. [Guardian]

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Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail

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