News Revenge Star Ashley Madekwe's Style Secrets By Bronwyn Barnes Bronwyn Barnes Instagram Twitter Bronwyn is the VP of Commerce for Health and Beauty at Dotdash Meredith and joined the team in 2021. She is a professional storyteller and digital pioneer with 20 years of experience in print, digital and social media. Before joining Dotdash Meredith, Bronwyn was co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of a boutique content agency, combining editorial style and brand marketing principles to create custom digital and social media content for brands like Hilton Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, and Bulgari. She was the founding social media editor of InStyle's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and architect of early social media brand partnerships with brands like Target, Lionsgate Films, and Essie. Bronwyn has also worked as an editor and writer, at InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Travel + Leisure, and more. Bronwyn earned a B.A. in literature and sociology from Queen's University at Kingston. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on December 16, 2011 @ 04:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin; Courtesy of Ashley Madekwe She won't reveal plot spoilers (we asked), but Revenge star Ashley Madekwe will share a few style secrets. The actress, who plays Ashley Davenport on the hit show, uses a well-trained eye for fashion to help create her character's killer outfits. "I referenced Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung as inspirations," explains the UK native, who shares her real-life sartorial adventures on the blog Ring My Bell. "We use British designers like Mulberry and McQueen and, since half of my own wardrobe is from Topshop, I'm keen for Ashley to wear it as well." Costume designer Jill Ohanneson loves collaborating with the hands-on Madekwe. "We decided early on that her character would be all about shoes and handbags," Ohanneson says. "That's what I spend the most money on." When, occasionally, a designer item goes missing from the wardrobe department, the mystery is easily solved. "I borrowed a pair of Louboutins once, and I wore a Theory dress out to a party," Madekwe confesses. "I knew I could get away with it if I didn't have my picture taken!"