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Las Vegas’s $2 Billion Wedding Industry Is Back : NPR

Brendan Paul (center) poses in front of newlyweds Jess Sandoval and Alana Stroebel at the Graceland wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

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Brendan Paul (center) poses in front of newlyweds Jess Sandoval and Alana Stroebel at the Graceland wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

Nate Hegyi/Mountain West News Bureau

Brendan Paul has got the look. The dyed black pompadour. The bedazzled suit. The sunglasses. He’s an Elvis impersonator and, on a recent Wednesday, he’s guiding two young women – Jess Sandoval and Alana Stroebel – through

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Couples ready to ‘go all out’ as wedding industry sees surge, says The Knot CEO

Weddings, including those with larger budgets, are on the comeback after the pandemic forced widespread nuptial delays, Timothy Chi, CEO of wedding-planning website company The Knot Worldwide, told CNBC on Friday.

“In the U.S., there’s about 2 million weddings that happen on average annually. We saw about 50% of those happen, so that just means there’s another million weddings then that got pushed forward, and we’re really starting to see that come to fruition here,” Chi said on “Squawk on the Street.”

As a result, Chi said, he expects a 20% to 25% increase in weddings this year and in

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What is gender-fluid clothing? Fashion industry experts explain.

So, what is gender-fluid clothing?

Gender-fluid clothing has no agreed-upon definition in the fashion industry — it’s easier to explain its purpose. In essence, gender-fluid fashion isn’t limited by the traditional “menswear” and “womenswear” binary. Instead, the idea is that any given outfit completely disregards the association between pants and men, skirts and women and so on. In fact, some experts say gender-fluid clothing has little, if anything, to do with the brands, designers and retailers that create them. Instead, they argue, any piece of apparel can be gender-fluid if its wearer so chooses.

Black masculinities scholar Nalo Zidan, a
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Australia Invests Big in Its Fashion Industry | News & Analysis

When Australian Fashion Week wound up in Sydney on June 4, the biggest event of the season was yet to come. Two weeks later, industry leaders were summoned to the city’s Powerhouse Museum where the New South Wales (NSW) state government announced that it would spend around AU$500 million (US$380 million) to turn the complex into a fashion and design hub.

“We’re resetting what a museum can and should be, not just for a community, but for an industry,” said Powerhouse chief executive Lisa Havilah. “We’ve looked at how we can support the fashion industry in multiple ways, increasing the

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Meet the Moroccan women making Argan oil for the beauty industry

TAROUDANT, Morocco, June 15 (Reuters) – In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry as an anti-aging skin treatment and restorative for hair.

Most argan oil is produced by local cooperatives of Amazigh-speaking Berber women around the cities of Agadir, Essaouira and Taroudant where the argan tree, which bears small green fruit resembling an olive, is common.

For centuries the oil, among the most expensive in the world, has been extracted by drying argan fruit in

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Meet the Moroccan women making Argan oil for the global beauty industry

In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry as an anti-aging skin treatment and restorative for hair.

Most argan oil is produced by local cooperatives of Amazigh-speaking Berber women around the cities of Agadir, Essaouira and Taroudant where the argan tree, which bears small green fruit resembling an olive, is common.

For centuries the oil, among the most expensive in the world, has been extracted by drying argan fruit in the sun, peeling and mashing the

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