If you, like us, spend Sunday nights glued to your TV watching Revenge, then you’ll recognize this flawless face. We've been taking in actor Ashley Madekwe's turn as social-climber Ashley Davenport on the hit ABC show since it premiered, but we also remember her turn on Secret Diary of a Call Girl (one of our favorite British imports, R.I.P!)
Madekwe's also big in the blogosphere for her style blog, Ring My Bell, which documents her daily outfits, career and personal life. She's turned her blog into a bit of a family affair, enlisting her husband to take about "99% of all the images". When it comes to her closet, Madekwe confesses she’s a total “outfit nerd” and admits to keeping a notebook with outfit ideas and pulling an all-nighter to cop Isabel Marant shoes online (to which we say: been there, done that). Aside from a killer shoe collection, Madekwe's wardrobe is also rich in our other favorite accessory: bags. We spotted Mulberry, CHANEL and Balenciaga amongst her collection, with one mystery buy that she simply couldn't put her finger on, "No idea who makes that purse or even how it got into my apartment!"
Although she loves a good designer showstopper, Madekwe is all about fast-fashion finds from Topshop and ZARA, "I am a Topshop homing pigeon! I can walk into the Oxford Circus branch and ferret out the best bits in minutes," a skill we can definitely appreciate. A native Londoner, Madekwe shared her favorite shopping spots in the city... Dover St. Market, anyone? And though she’s based in L.A. now, Madekwe keeps fashionable reminders of her hometown (hello, Union Jack McQueen clutch!) tucked under her arm.