Monday Style Icon - Ashley Madekwe
I am so friggin excited to present you this week’s MSI Ashley Madekwe! I first got introduced to her whilst watching Revenge. No doubt she is a talented actress but not only that - Madekwe also has a killer style and isn’t afraid to use her platform to talk about important things. What’s not to love about that, am I right?!
Ashley is a South London girl living in LA. Madekwe is an actress, and has her own blog called Ring My Bell where she talks about fashion, makeup, skincare and lifestyle. In her blog it says: ‘Originally the site began as an online diary, a place for Ashley to keep her family and friends updated with images of her travels while she worked away from home as an actress.’ Reading her blog is an absolute joy! Ashley’s writing style is very refreshing: honest, straightforward, and fun! Ashley confessed to PhoenixMag to being ‘terrible at updating regularly – I don’t deserve the following!’ What I also love is that the pictures featured in Ring My Bell are taken by her husband. There is a third family member: a cat named Oscar is well-travelled and camera-loving cat.
Ashley is very determined. In Elle she spoke about never taking no for an answer: “Nothing inspires me more than 'no,'’ she says. ‘I've always wanted to have an international career, and in England we're aware that there are more casting opportunities in America,’ she says. So instead of heeding her agent's warnings, she boarded a plane in 2009 bound for her first of several stints in Hollywood.’”