Friday, 28 May 2010

Keep Clear

Dress: American Apparel. Clogs: Jeffery Campbell. Socks: Virgin airlines :)

I love the pockets in this dress, they give it a slouchy relaxed feel. The socks are those free ones that you get on Virgin flights. I love them! I collect them every time I fly with Virgin.

It's been a while since I've had the boy take my picture and it's great to have his photography skills back. His pictures make my timer shots look like a joke!

Lots of you ask about my hair... You all want the loose curly waves and I promise you they are super easy to get! I've thought about doing a hair video for you all but I realized despite being an actress the thought of talking to camera as myself freaks me out way too much! I've found a video that shows exactly what I do: LOOSE CURLY WAVES.  The only difference is that I use a slightly smaller straightening iron.

*Take a one inch section of hair and comb it through until smooth.
*Clamp your straightening iron at the root of the section of hair and with your free hand hold on to the ends of the hair.
*Rotate the iron 180 degrees and glide it down the length of the hair until you reach the ends.
*The slower you move the iron the tighter the curl will be.
*Try to alternate the direction that you rotate the iron with each section so that you get a more irregular look.
*When you've curled all of your hair run your fingers through to loosen and break up the curls. 

I like my hair to look a little messy and tousled so I usually prefer it the next day after I've slept on it!


p.s I use clip in hair extensions. They only work because my own hair is long enough to blend in. My own hair finishes at breast level so the extensions don't look so obvious. If your hair is shorter then neck length then really long extensions like mine wont work! xxx

33 comments:

hannahmariex said...

Im the same i don't like my waves to be perfect looking i like them nice and natural so i will definitely be trying that out with my ghds later!! thanks doll...xx P.S You should stop vlogging:)

The Vogue Diaries said...

gorgeous hair and thanks for the tips!

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pkjb said...

love the look - it is all about socks with clogs - fun times! ck :) x

Tobi said...

An amazingly clever idea to wear the socks! I usually thrown them away! The hair tips will definitely come in handy thank you. My friends and I were just discussing how you achieved the luscious wavy look. Really enjoying your blog missy, even more so that you are a londoner at heart (yay!!) ! You have an incredible knack for creating simple clean lines with up to the minute pieces. Really impressed!

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Elle M. said...

the third, fifth, and last pictures are reallyy pretty !
and pockets in dresses are awesome:)

Barbarella said...

I really love that kind of dress, but I'm afraid is too much for my hips :$. I should try the waves instead .

Li said...

Love your outfit, and your Virgin Airlines socks! Totally shows how style isn't all about brands. (:

Anonymous said...

You're on JustJared, there was a link to your site!

http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com/2010/05/26/ashley-madekwe-premieres-4321/

Jazzabelle said...

i love this series of pictures, i still can't get over how beautiful you are. i just adore your dress, i've been thinking for a while to buy a black and white stripy dress, i shall have to look out for one in my local charity shops! :)

p.s. i have recently set up a blog shop, selling secondhand clothes and accessories, i'd love if you could take a look. http://jazzabelleshop.blogspot.com/

love, jazzabelle. xxx

Fashion Chalet said...

Same my timer shots annoy me now that the boy has spoiled me. I hate going back.. lol.

I still have to try this hairstyle.... :)



xx

Mindy C said...

the third picture is sooooooo cute!! and thanks for sharing the hair tips! i didn't know that the slower you pull the iron the tighter the curls, i think that's my problem! i'd love to see a vlog from you! i mean i've seen you on tv (the modeling show that got cut wah) but it would be different via blog--the real you!

vicky h. said...

oke, how is it possible that your skin looks/is so flawless all the time?! puuuhlease do a post on what products and makeup you use!

xox Vicky
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Ring My Bell said...

Thank you everyone!

Jazzabelle - I love the stuff you're selling! I'll definitely keep checking back for new items :)

Fashion Chalet- Hurry up and try it already! I wanna see!!!

Mindy C- I cant vlog. I'm too shy! Sounds weird but I am! I don't like talking to camera!

vicky h.- Thanks! I actually did do a full product post last month. Check out the archive. It's called 'The Goods' and it's in April :)

ari said...

love the clogs worn with the socks. I tried wearing my clogs with socks but it's really hard for me to walk in them :\\


your long hair looks amazing!! :)

M said...

i love your outfit and yours photos!
kisses from Argentina
maru

V said...

awesome outfit, especially the socks, gives it that pop of colour :)

Lex said...

This is a beautiful look I love the red socks with the striped dress. The dress seems super versatile too, I am sure it would look great layered.

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carling said...

love the colours!
inspiring style:)


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Anonymous said...

hi ashley i love your hair and style. i want to order headykandy extensions but dont know what length to get. what length are yours please im torn between the 20-22 inch ans 24-26!

Ring My Bell said...

I think mine are the 20-22 inch.... But remember for extensions this long your own hair needs to rather long for them to blend.... Extensions that are this long need at least collar bone length hair or longer to work!

Anonymous said...

wow that is short

Ring My Bell said...

^ Probably not the blog for you then...

Embodying Fashion said...

You look freaking fantastic and i love your hair!
Have a fabulous weekend and warm greetings from Latvia! :)

Fashion Chalet said...

LOL OK when I get back from vacay... ;)



xx

Farah said...

nice blog came across it today. Love that you chose to pair with red socks, your so pretty!!

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Megan Hawley said...

Cute look! You are gorgeous!

MADNESSmeForFASHION said...

u r just gorgeous as u are

princesspolitico said...

FANTASTIC post! your best accessory is your gorgeous hair! love the extensions - the add just the right amount of drama to this outfit :)

xo.
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Jazza. said...

you have inspired me to buy some clogs! you look amazing!

Camille said...

You look lovely! and i love your shoes! -- @milles_in_peals

Cocoa-Heats said...

I've been following your blog since the beginning (almost) but never took the time to comment ! I decided this would change :)
Love love love <3

Kay. said...

Damn i love your blog ! ( imma fan )

you got such a great style
so fab !

greetz KAY.

Shhhh said...

You are so beautiful and your hair is just stunning, so nice and thick.

I love your dress and how you're wearing Virgin airline socks, awesome!

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