Happy August everyone! We have reached the finale of my wishes for the 2019 D23 Expo. I am really excited to see what this event will bring in terms of fashion. The Bi-Annual event will bring the biggest names in Disney movies, television, creative, and more. I am sure that the films expected to be released this year will all be lauded, and most likely the ones being released next year will also be included in the buzz that the expo delivers.I just saw The Lion King this past weekend and one of the trailers was for the live action version of Mulan and I got really, really excited for this move. It actually is an all Asian cast and has been reworked to be completely respectful of the Chinese myth and the Chinese culture. The title role in the film is played by 31 year old Chinese actress Liu Yifei. This will be her first major role outside of the Chinese box office and I am very intrigued to see how her style will grow over the next several weeks and months as the film prepares to be released in March of next year. She has been a face of the jewelry brand Chamuet, and has delivered glamorous looks from Dior, Georges Chakra Couture, Zuhair Murad Couture, and more. For the stage at D23 I would love to see Liu deliver chic feminine elegance wearing this white Prada plunging neckline mini dress which features crystal embellished v-neckline, sleeveless design, a v-neck, a blouson bodice, ribbon bow detailing, a concealed rear zip fastening, a two tone design, and a flared skirt. I do believe that Liu will have the power to pull whatever she wants off the runway as she leads a Disney blockbuster film, but this dress is definitely a perfectly chic moment for her to wear for the D23 Expo especially if styled with a sleek center parted hairstyle, defined eyes, red lips, and red suede Prada crystal embellished pointed toe mules. Gong Li will join Liu Yifei in the Mulan remake and I hope that means she will join her on the stage at D23 this year. Gong Li is more of a recognizable name as she has stared in other big ‘Hollywood’ films including Memoirs of a Geisha. She has also been a face of L’Orealista and I am hoping she brings that Cannes level of glamour to the red carpets over the course of this promo tour. For the D23 stage I would love to see black pinstriped Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 ensemble which feature a sleeveless button down peplum bodice with a belted waist and a knee length a-line skirt. I definitely believe that this look fits Gong’s sense of style while being casual enough for the D23 Stage. Now typically when a star wears Louis Vuitton on the red carpet, especially newest season Louis Vuitton, they wear the brand from head to toe. Now I can let that happen, but not with the clunky boots that the dress was paired with on the runway. Instead I would pair this ensemble with black and white Louis Vuitton ‘Matchmake’ chunky heel pointed toe pumps. A sleek low bun, defined winged eyes, and red lips to ensure this look is perfect from head to toe. Today marks the third look that I want to see Angelina Jolie to wear on the stage at the D23 Expo. With three possible projects to promote at this years expo I definitely think that we will see Angie, but how often I am unsure. I decided to use my wishes to make hopes that each of her films will be set up at different times and that Angelina will swap outfits for every appearance. My wishes for Angie have progressively gotten more and more wishful over these three days. From her easy comfort zone in head to toe black in Tom Ford to color but in a deep tone in Jason Wu, and now a lighter breezier look than we are used to seeing from Angelina. I saw this Oscar de la Renta Resort 2020 ensemble in the collections trunkshow on ModaOperandi. The white one shoulder draped jersey blouse and navy gold chain embellished high waisted straight leg trousers ensemble is definitely more of a light and bohemian moment than we are used to seeing from Angelina on the red carpet, but I can really see her bringing this ensemble to life on D23 stage. This wish is for a panel on her upcoming movie Eternals which took her to San Diego Comic-Con last month and I just hope that she will be continuing to build on that momentum. I would keep the styling simple with a sleek pulled back hairstyle, defined eyes, nude pink lips, and a pair of navy suede Gianvito Rossi ‘Bari’ pointed toe pumps to make this a superb moment for Angelina to deliver on the D23 stage. Richard Madden
The 2019 D23 Expo will take place from Friday August 23, 2019 to Sunday August 25, 2019.