Sure, you can’t deny that Ashley Madekwe is a talented actress — any fans of the small screen hit Revenge will testify to that — but we think the American star's stellar sense of style is equally worthy of the spotlight.
While she has admitted to working with celebrity stylist Joey Tierney, Ashley also runs a style blog, Ring My Bell, that is a true picture of her personal look off the red carpet — and, needless to say, we love it. "I started my blog as an online diary," Ashley explained. "I moved to New York for a job and I kind of wanted to keep my pictures all in one place. Also, I just love style blogs and wanted to join in on the fun!"
Ashley always blends the best designer names with accessible high street finds (we’re talking Isabel Marant and Balenciaga styled with H&M) and has a knack for nabbing the styles destined for cult status. A look that is heavily influenced by her own style star Alexa Chung. "I love women that have an ease to the way they dress," Ashley told Cosmopolitan. "I think Vanessa Paradis and Alexa Chung do that very well." Well, we think you do it pretty well too Ashley!
On the red carpet, an edgy accessory, a surprising pop of colour (often delivered by her shoes), or quirky styling twist (like picking a matchy-matchy printed ensemble), are the three factors setting Madekwe apart. And with a wardrobe like that, does she have a favourite piece? Ashley Madekwe’s stylist, Joey Tierney, says “Ashley's closet go-to is her Chanel chain purse. Every girl should have one!” We couldn't agree more. Head into the gallery to check out Ashley's most amazing outfits.