Disney will be releasing the 2020 version of the live action movie; “Mulan”, staring Chinese actress, Liu Yifei. The movie focuses on a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save the her father and country. There was an earlier musical action version done in the late 1990’s. Liu Yifei was born in the province of Wuhan, attending the Beijing Film Academy. Her mother is a dancer and singer. Her father, a French professor and ambassador at The Chinese Embassy in France. She came to the US to work as a performer and model and went back to China and established herself in the Asian market. Yifei’s first movie is “The Love of May” which is based on a video game and then she preformed in “The Legend of Sword and Fairy”. Liu signed with Japan Sony Music Entertainment Group in 2005, her entrance to a professional singing career. Asia made her a sensation and she gained popularity in the TV series; “Return of Condor” which was popular in Vietnam, China, and Japan. Yifei was in an ad for Chaumet jewelry and displayed the necklace and rings with grace. She is known as Fairy Sister because she has an innocent look. At the LA movie premiere of “Mulan”, Yifei wore a flowing sheer gold evening dress by designer, Ellie Saab, accesorizing her long wavy black hair. Later in the evening, she changed into a sexier party dress. Superdrug has created a makeup palette in collaboration with Mulan. The collection has names such as; warrior, brave and courage, packed in an oriental blue and gold box with a floral pattern. Despite any paradoxes between Asian and US cultures, fashion, music and acting, will make Liu Yifei a universal star.
“The Blonde Salad” is a well known fashion and style blog by Italian fashionista, Chiara Ferragni. The Blonde Salad blog, began in October, 2009, and is eye catching with Ferragni posing in high fashion outfits in a variety of locations. The name is catchy because she has blonde hair and is a salad like mixture of pop culture, Italian Milanese style as well as worldwide appeal. She exudes a fashion influence for most female shoppers who like the looks, the fashion brands she promotes and follow her on social media. Chiara Ferragni was born in Cremona, Italy in the Lombardy Region. Initially a law student, she had a change of plans. Her blog has her blond image emerged in a bathtub of salad, is pictorial and has Italian and English subtitles. She has a large Instagram following too. Chiara has promoted brands such as; Pantene, Tod’s, Hermes and other designers. Ferragni was voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the biggest influencers. She started a line of shoes called “The Ferragni Collective”, in 2014, and it was a case study for Harvard Business School. B students were supposed to read and analyze if she should use a market strategy that kept her line separate from her blog and media or combine the two. Chiara recently did an ad for Pomellato Jewelry and wed rapper Fez ,in a lavish Sicilian ceremony, with whom she has a baby boy named Leo. Chiara Ferragni has released a documentary, “Unposted”, which is a look into her life as a fashion influencer, career, style, Italian background and the social media.