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Cultural Spotlight: Keeping Up With Revenge Star Ashley Madekwe!

Revenge is returning back to ABC on Sunday September 30th so I thought I should give CulturalToast.com readers what they really want and it’s their most searched for person from the hit show – British-Nigerian actress Ashley Madekwe. I’ve read the e-mails, you all are just as obsessed with Ashley’s style as I am.

Last season we witness Ashley’s character Ashely Davenport hook up with Grayson’s heir Daniel. Ashley has truly played her cards right from her days as being labeled Revenge’s favorite Chief social planner and Victoria Grayson’s party planner/assistant/Grayson Family spokesperson! Anyone else enjoys the idea of Daniel being with Ashley? She made her move during the cliffhanger of Revenge’s season 1 finale and Daniel took it.

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 In Revenge Season 2 premiere – “Destiny” Ashley and Daniel shared an awkward encounter with Daniel’s ex fiancé Emily Thorne/real Amanda! Ashley continues to prove that life after Tyler drama is good when you rubbed elbows with the right person. To think she spent the entire season trying to make good with Victoria Grayson to get into that elite lifestyle when she suddenly realizes that Daniel is her ticket in. Thanks to the good folks at Wet Paint Revenge here’s some Revenge season 2 spoilers! FYI: Mike Kelly is hinting at Daniel and Ashley being the new younger generation of Conrad & Victoria Grayson!

Mike Kelley on how the Daniel & Ashley relationship will foreshadow Daniel’s evolution into his father, Conrad Grayson: 

This whole Ashley bit with Daniel is going to play out in a really fun way for us next season. He’s not a pawn any longer. He’s made some pretty dark choices, and I don’t think that feeling misled by Emily is going to make him any nicer. We’re going to continue the ride to the dark side with Daniel. Emily is kind of the odd man out now, right? That’s not going to sit well with her.  think Ashley is going to get perilously close to making herself a target to Emily. You know, the fun thing with Ashley is that there are some surprises that we’ve been holding on her. I can’t wait to bring to light something about Ashley that will make everyone go, ‘”Oh! That’s why she’s hanging on!'” (E!)

I would definitely raid Ashley’s closet because her Revenge TV style is amazing! Is that a Azzedine Alaia dress? That’s all I’m giving you now on Revenge! Tune in on Sunday September 30th! When Ashley’s not busy shooting season 2 of Revenge, she’s balancing being a fashion blogger via her blog Ring My Bell with gorgeous street style photos taken by her husband Iddo Goldberg. These two have great chemistry and it shows through the photos. Her blog is worth checking out! Ashley and Iddo got hitched over the Revenge hiatus Summer break!

(Nice ring!)

(Ashley with her husband Iddo Goldberg & her Revenge co-star/BFF Christa B. Allen)

If you’re just as obsessed with Ashley’s Revenge style, you know her red carpet style is just as enviable! Here she is posing on and off the red carpet at the Fashion Night Out event she hosted, at the Nylon September TV Issue bash and at the Audi & Derek Lam Emmy Kick Off party.

Image credits – Wet Paint Revenge, Getty Images & Iddo Goldberg for Ring My Bell

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Congrats to Newlyweds Ashley Madekwe & Iddo Goldberg

Revenge TV star Ashley Madekwe jumped the broom late June to her long-time boyfriend actor & photographer Iddo Goldberg. Congrats to the newlyweds! I love these two ever since I discover that Iddo is the photographer behind Ashley’s personal daily style blog, Ring My Bell. He captures Ashley’s essence completely! Ashley has yet to publish official wedding photos on her blog and her accompanying tumblr page but she did however flaunt her wedding ring today!

Bookmark Ashley & Iddo’s social media links:

https://twitter.com/#!/smashleybell

http://ashley-ringmybell.blogspot.com/

https://twitter.com/#!/IddoG

http://ashley-ringmybell.tumblr.com/

http://iddophoto.tumblr.com/

http://ashley-ringmybell.tumblr.com/

image credits – Iddo Goldberg for Ring My Bell

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This Or That Edition Featuring Kaisa Struss, Solange Knowles, Ashley Madekwe, Nyasha Matonhodze, Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga & Yaya DaCosta

This or That Edition on CulturalToast.com examines style trends on and off the red carpet. Sometimes it’s a fashion face-off or two looks that’s quite similar. There’s plenty of great features such as this and much more published daily on the Tumblr page. This or That has quickly become a hot commodity on CulturalToast.com. Join us in discovering a few fashionable style shows we couldn’t resist sharing with our readers. Origami, ankara, lace and ombre all made it into our latest This or That edition.

First up, there’s THE coveted Burberry Prorsum SS 2012 ankara jacket that appeared on the February 2012 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain featuring Kasia Struss and was also seen on Lady Gaga. This ankara print jacket first made its runway appearance during London Fashion Week before it was later seen on Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga vs. Kaisa Struss in Burberry Prorsum SS 2012

Actress YaYa DaCosta and Solange Knowles are into this season’s trend of the moment – lace. Don’t you love Solange’s green lace Dolce & Gabbana Aso Oke-esqe dress during Milan Fashion Week? YaYa added green accessories to her black off the shoulder lace dress when she attended W Magazine’s 69th Annual Golden Globes award celebration in New York City. Natural curls and bold red lipsticks completed both fashionista’s red carpet looks.

YaYa DaCosta vs. Solange Knowles in lace

Editorial to real life has never looked glamorous thanks in part to Nyasha Matonhodze and Kerry Washington’s origami white Donna Karan frock. Kerry was seen in this lovely get-up from Donna Karan’s Resort 2011 collection at the 8th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball. Nyasha wore this look for her Vogue Japan November 2011 editorial.

Nyasha Matonhodze vs. Kerry Washington in Donna Karan

Zimbabwe’s it girl and Louis Vuitton’s it model Nyasha Matonhodze wraps up our fun This or That edition thanks to her high-profile Topshop Fall 2011 print AD campaign. ABC’s Revenge Ashley Madekwe is also a fan of this ombre look when she attended the Forevermark and InStyle Golden Globe event.

Ashley Madekwe vs. Nyasha Matonhodze in Topshop

Has any of these looks inspired your next evening out on the town?

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This Or That examines style trends on and off the red carpet. Sometimes it’s a fashion face-off or two looks that’s quite similar.

Ashley Madekwe Seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 L.A. Premiere with Revenge Co-Stars

Nigerian-British actress Ashley Madekwe, star of ABC primetime juicy soap Revenge, was seen in a fire engine red BCBG dress and her favorite Prada heels with her TV co-stars Gabriel Mann and Christa B. Allen at the LA Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part. 1. Ashley tweeted her red carpet outfit details to her Twitter followers last night. If you’re in love with Ashley’s red carpet outfit, you need to tune in Wednesday nights to see what her character, event planner Ashley Davenport, wears each episode! It’s to die for!

Earlier Ashley was seen in a black and white bod-con dress with a purple quilted, chain bag at the Ermenegildo Zegna and Vanity Fair Event to Benefit the Art of Elysium’s documentary film project. Love her outfit here? Read her blog for daily style inspirations, Ring My Bell!

In related news, Tyler Shields photographed the cast of Revenge in a hip photo-shoot with an accompanying short trailer. The pillow fight-themed photo shoot features Christa B. Allen, Emily Van Camp, Gabriel Mann, Joshua Bowman, Nick Wechsler and Connor Paulo.


TYLER SHIELDS – REVENGE SHOOT

Follow Ashley on Twitter: @smashleybell. Reads Ashley’s blog: Ring My Bell

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Cultural Pose is a look at red carpet events!