Mini fashion moguls, Man shops Net, All Saints rescue deadline, Elie Saab story, Lunch with Vidal Sassoon

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen | Source: Andrew Hetherington for Newsweek

Look, Ma, We’re Fashion Moguls! (Newsweek)
“With their high-end label The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have such a grown-up hit on their hands that even Michelle Obama wears their clothes.”

Man Shops Net (WSJ)
“Sites like the dapper Mr Porter, an extension of Web retail pioneer Natalie Massenet’s empire; avant-garde portal Oki-ni; Southern-bred start-up Lyonstate and flash-sale favorite Gilt Man and its coming full-price site are upending the notion that acquiring cool clothes requires tedious hours spent sifting through mountains of merchandise.”

Deadline set for buy-out deal to rescue All Saints (Telegraph)
“The future of retailer All Saints hung in the balance on Saturday after it emerged its management team has been given a deadline of Tuesday evening to finalise a rescue buy-out deal.”

Fame, fortune and fashion: inside the Elie Saab story (Arabian Business)
“Today, the 46-year-old runs a truly global empire, with boutiques in Paris, London and Dubai. His clothes are on sale in 22 countries, and he has moved into bags, shoes and jewellery.”

Lunch With Vidal Sassoon (FT)
“‘All around me, things were changing: fashion, architecture, politics, and I thought hair had to change too. I thought it had to become democratic. I said to myself, ‘If I haven’t changed things in five years, I’ll stop.’ So I decided to cut hair instead of just ‘doing’ it.'”