Johnny Weir Wants to Design; Buyers Pleased With New York Fashion Week


• Johnny Weir wants to go to F.I.T. and become a fashion designer when his figure-skating career ends: "I want to create things while I have time on earth, and the art of costume and culture has always inspired me. I think being in the public eye can only help me launch into the world of fashion.” [Yahoo]

• Buyers seemed pleased with the fall collections in New York and see the fall season as a retail comeback. [WWD]

• EBay will launch the Fashion Vault in March, which will be flash sales similar to those on Gilt Groupe and Ideeli. The company is trying to boost fashion sales this year. [WWD]

• Net-a-Porter now stocks wedding dresses in its new Wedding Boutique. [StyleList]

• Jeweler Alexis Bittar opened a new store on Madison Avenue last week. [WWD]

• A behind-the-scenes picture from Candie's spring 2010 shoot by Terry Richardson, Mark Seliger, and Annie Leibovitz has surfaced. [Just Jared]

Henry Holland on his style icon: "I love Mary-Kate Olsen, because she has the most enviable wardrobe of all time." [Independent UK]