Just this morning, our Who What Wear editors went through an exercise where we shared the five main ways we each identify ourselves, and responses included dog mom, Southerner, and Italian American. Well, if Ashley Madekwe had been on our Zoom call, I have a feeling she’d mention the three identifiers that she features prominently in her Instagram bio for all to see: actress, South London girl living in L.A., and founder of Ring My Bell, her website.
I recently interviewed Madekwe to get the scoop on her new collaboration with JustFab, so naturally I had to throw in a question about her view on the style differences on each side of the pond. “I think the main difference is attitude,” she told Who What Wear. “London has an edge-it’s fast paced and most people navigate the city by walking or on public transport. That adds a layer of utilitarianism to the style there. In LA I think the attitude is more relaxed and of course the weather informs how people dress.”