Launchmetrics Ranks China’s Top 10 Beauty Influencers

PARIS – Chinese influencers are key to foreign brands seeking to gain market share in the country as it grows to become the world’s largest beauty market, Launchmetrics said in a report that ranked the 10 most influential figures in the field.

Li Jiaqi (known also as the Lipstick King), Babe, Ximen and Late Night Teacher Xu lead the list established by the data research and insights company for fashion, luxury and beauty.

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Today China’s beauty market is worth $38.6 billion, ranking second behind the U.S., which rings up approximately $56 billion, the group said.

China is on its way to become the largest beauty market by 2023, and so brands are aiming to capitalize on the growing industry and their key supporters, Chinese beauty influencers,” Launchmetrics said in a statement.

“There are many social media platforms in China that have their own

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Here Are the Top Finance Stories of the Day for May 11

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This summer, Wall Street is getting comfortable and colorful — and everyone wants something stretchy to wear when they go back to the office

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Bankers are stocking up on office attire that is comfortable like their remote work clothes. Wall Streeters are also seeking out color and patterns to show off their personality at work.

Get the scoop on the latest fashion trends among the finance crowd.


Blackstone just told US investment professionals to report back to the office on June 7, and

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How the Cold-Shoulder Top Became a Vaccine Fashion Trend

Look out, Zoom shirt. Here comes the vaccine top.

As millions of more Americans become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, fashion-minded folks are giving extra consideration to what they will wear for their coveted appointments. And as with Zoom, it’s an above-the-waist style story, especially if there’s a vaccine selfie — call it a “vaxxie” — involved.

Some have taken their deliberating to TikTok, asking viewers to choose. Jane Tsui, 24, a perky cosmetics chemist in Irvine, Calif., shared three bare-armed looks earlier this month, including a spaghetti-strap camisole hidden under a “classy” gray blazer and a one-shoulder leopard-print top that offers “lots of arm real estate,” she said. “Take your shot.”

But the emerging vaccine-ready top seems to be the cold-shoulder top, thanks to Dolly Parton. On March 2, the 75-year-old country music star posted a four-minute video across her social media channels, getting her first shot

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6 top tips for selling your clothes online

Photo credit: Westend61 - Getty Images

Photo credit: Westend61 – Getty Images

From Country Living

Selling clothes online via an app or website is, fortunately, becoming increasingly popular. Not only is this good for the environment – as it means fewer preloved clothes will end up in landfill and can instead live a second life with a new owner – it’s also great for making a bit of extra money.

Even celebrities have taken to using apps such as Depop to sell their clothes, with most donating the funds to charity.

But what are the dos and don’ts of selling your clothes online? As competition rises, how can you make sure your clothes advertisements stand out from the crowd? Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert at money.co.uk, has provided his top tips to maximise potential earnings from old items:

1. Detailed item descriptions

“It is vital that you cover all the important points that a potential

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