Revenge Star Ashley Madekwe's Style Secrets

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!"

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