02.12.14

Ashley Madekwe In Banana Republic – 2014 British Fashion Awards

Ashley Madekwe In Banana Republic - 2014 British Fashion Awards

Ashley Madekwe was also at the 2014 British Fashion Awards, held at the London Coliseum in London, England on Monday (December 1).

Like Poppy Delevingne, the actress took a high-street approach in a custom, monochromatic three-piece ivory suit from Banana Republic.

Impeccably tailored, the menswear-inspired look has the distinction of being classically timeless yet completely current. I also love that she wore the blazer swung across her shoulders like a cape.

There’s power in the plunge, and this mannish ensemble doesn’t forget its sexier side with a deep V neckline and streamlined silhouette that commands attention. So, too, does that ruby red lip.

Très chic.

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14.11.14

Elie Saab Private Dinner Party #ElieSaabLA

Elie Saab Private Dinner Party #ElieSaabLA

Elie Saab hosted an event in LA on Thursday (November 13), finally getting a chance to meet all those ladies who he helps secure best-dressed status whenever they wear his gowns.

Ashley Madekwe: The gorgeous actress was by far my favourite at this event, wearing a teal look from the Spring 2015 collection styled with a cream Elie Saab clutch. It’s a typically chic offering, easy, effortless, tailored to perfection, with plenty of feminine appeal. I’m crushing on her new bangs too. This is a BDOTW contender if ever I saw one.

Lily Collins: The lady of the hour must have been Lily Collins, who had a breathtaking turn on the red carpet a few weeks ago wearing an Elie Saab ombre Couture gown which I’m pretty confident will be top of many BDOTY lists. Going for something less dramatic on this occasion, the actress wore an uber-chic short jumpsuit from the Spring 2015 collection spliced with a lace sleeve and ruffled detail, which she styled with a black Elie Saab bag and Louboutins. No Lily Collins look would be complete without a bold lip.

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Ashley Madekwe In Giorgio Armani – 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala

Ashley Madekwe In Giorgio Armani - 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala

Ashley Madekwe attended the amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honouring Tom Ford held at Milk Studios on Wednesday (October 29) in Hollywood, California.

Ever since she was perched in the front row for Emporio Armani’s Spring 2015 show during Milan Fashion Week, I have been waiting for an Armani moment from the stylish actress and here it is.

The metallic shimmering silver strapless gown with an embellished bodice and pleated skirt set the right tone for the glamorous evening.

When it comes to accessories, Ashley’s motto has always been less is more (quite the opposite to Olivia Palermo), so here she simply added diamond stud earrings, with silver peep-toes and flawless makeup proving the finishing touches.

Are you as enamoured by this effortless offering?

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27.10.14

Barneys New York, Along With Vanity Fair And Rashida Jones Host A Private Dinner In Honour Of Thakoon Panichgul

Barneys New York, Along With Vanity Fair And Rashida Jones Host A Private Dinner In Honour Of Thakoon Panichgul

Actresses Rashida Jones, Ashley Madekwe and Nora Zehetner attended the Barneys New York & Vanity Fair celebration of the launch of the XO Exclusively Ours 10th Anniversary Capsule Collection created by Thakoon Panichgul hosted at Barneys New York Beverly Hills on Friday (October 24) in Beverly Hills, California.

Rashida Jones: The co-host and long-time fan of Thakoon’s pieces wore a Thakoon feather-printed black and turquoise dress from the Spring 2015 collection styled with a pair of black lace ankle-strap peep-toes with a feathered heel which are to die for.

Ashley Madekwe: As always, the actress taps into boyish charm with this stylish yet laidback Thakoon Addition Resort 2015 jumpsuit styled over a simple white tee, with black strappy sandals, a Jennifer Fisher choker and a red pout completing her uber-chic look.

Nora Zehetner: Opting for a daintier, more feminine look, Nora wore a black Thakoon cocktail dress from the Resort 2015 collection with sweet bow accents on the shoulders. Black pumps and a gold and black Edie Parker Jean Hearts box clutch and red lip rounded out this ultra-femme look.

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21.10.14

Elle’s 21st Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration

Elle's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration

Elle hosted their 21st annual Women in Hollywood celebration held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday (October 20) in Beverly Hills, California in association with Calvin Klein, so of course many of the attendees were decked out in the brand’s latest designs.

Kerry Washington: Working a Resort 2015 look which was edgier than we’ve come to expect from the ‘Scandal’ star, she pulled it off with ease. The fold-over neckline sits a lot higher than it does on the runway but this works in her favour, enhancing the matching blue eye makeup. I love the sexy Christian Louboutin ‘Miss Rigidaine’ pumps, but the black and white Thale Blanc clutch feels terribly out of place.

Ashley Madekwe: The actress can pull off just about anything and here she works a Resort 2015 LBD which is inherently minimalist, with the gold-metallic bib, David Yurman jewels and strappy sandals giving the look an edge.

Lizzy Caplan: Serving up a third Resort 2015 look, Lizzy opted for a sportier look, donning a colour-block look styled with grey accessories. The shoes can stay, but that clutch has gotta go. No clutch at all or something considerably smaller would’ve worked for me.

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Who Wore Wes Gordon Better…Lindsay Ellingson or Ashley Madekwe?

Who Wore Wes Gordon Better Lindsay Ellingson or Ashley Madekwe

Lindsay Ellingson attended ‘The Giver’ New York premiere wearing a nude Wes Gordon Spring 2014 halter dress accented with yellow lace inserts at the sides.

We were slightly disappointed in the styling and execution of this look, then up stepped Ashley Madekwe who brought this look to life while attending the Variety And Women In Film Emmy Nominee Celebration.

Adding gold jewels and a gold clutch plus nude Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals, this was an easy win for the British trend setter.

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