Ashley Reyes – The ‘American Gods’ Star Opening Up About Her in This Exclusive Interview

The talented actress Ashley Reyes who plays the role of ‘Cordelia’ in the Starz show ‘American Gods’ given an exclusive interview or DSCENE. In the interview she talked about her acting career, her role in the Starz show ‘American Gods’, as well as her hidden talents, favorite music and TV shows.

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Tell us a bit more about yourself. Who is Ashley Reyes?

Who am I? Well, that question is an existential crisis waiting to happen. I am an actress, the mom of an incredible rescue dog, a constant learner, and a lover of cooking. I grew up on Long Island, New York and I consider myself a true New Yorker: I walk very quickly and I say ‘on Long Island,’ not ‘in Long Island.’

I grew up on Long Island, New York and I consider myself a true New Yorker: I walk very quickly and I say ‘on Long Island,’ not ‘in Long Island.’

What inspired you to pursue acting?

I tell this story whenever I get asked this question because every time I do I am reminded why I do what I do, and it starts a little fire in my belly. I was around 6-years-old and was painfully shy. My mom and my grandmother took me to a festival where they were doing a balloon presentation of The Wizard of Oz (it was as strange as it sounds.) They needed a Dorothy, and went through the audience asking little girls to sing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” Without hesitation, I stood up, grabbed the microphone, sang my heart out, and they picked me! After that, I went back to my seat and told my mom to put me in acting class because (this is what I said): “acting is my life.” I never looked back.

What was it like the first time you were in front of a camera?

The first time I was professionally in front of a camera was for American Gods (I had done a few bits when I was in high school but I don’t count those because it wasn’t serious and I was 13). So the first time as an adult was incredibly intimidating. I had been waiting for this opportunity since, frankly forever, and I stepped out of the van and there were cranes flying overhead and the entire network was there and my scene partner was the legendary Ian McShane. I was so overwhelmed and felt like I had no clue what I was doing. Ricky Whittle pulled me aside and said, “Hey. You’re here. You got the job for a reason. This is your moment. Own it.” I was still nervous, but it made me feel a hell of a lot better.

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Photographer: Lara Callahan

The show is renewed for season 4, can you tell us a bit more about it? Is Cordelia part of it?

I certainly hope so! All I can say is no one is in Mr. Wednesday’s life without reason.

What’s the last TV show you binge-watched? And what is your favourite show currently on TV?

I am currently in the middle of binge-watching Outlander. What a good show. I could listen to Scottish accents all day. Before that, P-Valley. It’s fantastic (yay womxn!) and has some of my favorite performances of the year. And the show that got me through quarantine was “Amy Schumer Learns To Cook (Uncensored”). My two favorite things in one show: comedy and food. When I hit that “pandemic wall”, as I call it, that show was just about the only thing to get me smiling and fully belly laughing again.

Besides acting, do you have a hidden talent?

I have the infallible ability to lose every and any object I touch. Which is just fantastic. I’m also a really great cook, if I do say so myself. And perhaps most excitingly, I am trained in many forms of stage combat, so I like to fight with swords which is kind of cool.

What’s on Ashley Reyes’ playlist?

This might sound super nerdy but I primarily listen to podcasts. So if you see me with my headphones in, I’m probably listening to Under The Skin with Russell Brand, iWeigh with Jameela Jamil, or The Trevor Noah Podcast.

You can read the full interview here.

How to Become a Widely Popular Fashion Blogger

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Creating your own fashion blog can be the easiest and at the same time, the toughest of all writing assignments. The task can be both intimidating at times and exciting too. There is probably no other subject on earth that makes you as jittery as the subject of fashion when you start creating a blog dedicated solely to the aspects of looking great.

Do Not Focus Solely on Earning Money

Like most of the other bloggers, fashion bloggers are also allowed to make money through proper marketing of their blogs. But, earning money should not be the sole purpose of the blog. A number of fashion blogs these days are interested in generating revenue through advertisements of different fashion brands. This makes it way too difficult to build a heart to heart connection with the readers.

Invite The Reader to Your Fashion World

People do not visit a fashion blog just to check out what clothes the bloggers are wearing. They want to have a complete fashionable experience by receiving knowledge about what they should wear and why. Moreover, the visitors would like to get into the complete runway fashion experience or would love to imagine themselves to be in the part of the world that a particular trend of fashion belongs to. This is the best way to gift the ordinary blog readers with a nice “almost” fashion show like experience without intimidating their taste for fashion. In fact, that is what most of them turn to a fashion blog for.

Engage The Readers with Excellent Write-ups

It is true that nice and catchy photographs are prerequisite to bringing more traffic to your fashion blog. That does not mean you can forget keeping an eye on the quality of posts on your blog. Remarks interwoven with witty and intelligent fun keeps the readers hooked and makes most of them coming back, again and again. No matter how beautiful the images are and how much your knowledge and sense of fashion helps the visitors, you cannot expect them to wait for a few minutes before leaving until the information in black and white does not seem to be enlightening and appealing enough.

Reach Out to Readers by Imparting Confidence

Fashion blogs are a tad different from the usual fashion magazines and the lifestyle channels on television. Writing for fashion blogs is beyond mere advising about what to wear and what not to. But, readers love to see in fashion blogs how ordinary people actually dress. Unlike, popular fashion magazines and TV channels, such blogs tell its target readers how to wear whatever they want to, confidently. Some widely popular fashion magazines cannot impart the same confidence that the wearer needs to carry along with the dress.

Do Not Suggest Buying Expensive Products

The dream of buying expensive clothes, accessories, bags and shoes from big fashion labels often pursue people to end up adding them to their stock. Still, a large number of people cannot afford such brands. Does that mean, those people cannot really reach out for what is called fashion in true sense? Fashion bloggers can bridge the gap by relying equally on low-budget products as they do on expensive brands.

Image is The Heart of Fashion Blogs

High-quality photographs are a must for the success of a fashion blog. Fashion is one subject, blogs on which requires to cater to the ocular sensory nerves a lot. So, it becomes very important for the blogger to look for the right kind of pictures to validate the subjects of blog-posts. The readers will definitely like to have a look at what they are being suggested to wear. It is very important to put up very clear and professionally taken photographs that will also help them visualizing themselves in such clothes. It is very important for blogs to become fashion inspirations for the readers. Otherwise, they will not come back to the blog again.

Creating a fashion blog involves loads of diligent efforts to make people believe that they can look fashionable even in the most low-priced and ordinary clothes already present in their closets. So, make them understand that there is no need to burn a huge hole in their pocket to look fashionable. It is their confidence and attitude that can make all the difference.

Top Model Vittoria Ceretti Reveals Her Most Precious Jewelry

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Vittoria Ceretti

Italian top model Vittoria Ceretti, the new face of the Tiffany T1 jewelry collection from Tiffany & Co., reveals her favorite pieces in this exclusive interview.

What is your first memory about jewelry?

I wasn’t allowed to get my ears pierced until I was 16, so I was obsessed with necklaces. My mom gifted me a little necklace with a charm on it that I wore every day until I was 15.

Which of your jewelry pieces is the most precious to you?

My wedding band and my engagement ring.

And which one for every day?

A little golden chocker necklace.

Are you more of a minimalist or do you prefer layering?

I’m an in-between type… depending on how I feel that day or what the weather is like.

Which Tiffany jewelry piece would you give as a gift to your friends?

A beautiful Tiffany T1 bracelet or a T True ring.

Which jewelry piece do you never take off?

My wedding band that my husband and I designed together.

Top model Vittoria Ceretti

Do you prefer yellow gold, white gold or pink (rose) gold?

Lately, I prefer pink [rose] gold. I find it is a great “in between” color and it’s easy to wear it with either yellow or white gold.

Which is your favorite jewelry piece from the Tiffany T1 collection?

I love the Tiffany T1 bracelets with diamonds.

Which values do you share with Tiffany & Co.?

Tiffany & Co. and I share our strength and an unstoppable drive.

Can you share with us a secret from the campaign shoot?

They built a giant set that represented the rooftops of New York City and I was climbing and dancing around. We had a lot of fun shooting this Tiffany campaign!

Tiffany & Co.’s ‘Tiffany T’ collection, now available in stores and on www.Tiffany.fr