June Ambrose has just come off her latest job as the wardrobe stylist for The X Factor, and she’s not slowing down one bit. The stylist to the stars has her own show, Styled By June, premiering in March on VH1, and her styling services are in high demand. Today, Ambrose appears in the New York Times in an article about the cult of “power stylists” and the importance they can have on a star’s career. Ambrose is quoted as saying “The red carpet is where people position themselves or re-emerge into the marketplace,” which is a key element to her new show. On the program, Ambrose will work with celebs who want to re-brand themselves and receive a full image makeover. (We’re not at liberty to say who will be appearing on the show just yet, but Ambrrose has been dropping hints on Twitter…)
Ambrose herself knows the importance your look can have on the public, the paper calls her out for her own signature style, which often includes turbans and flashy sunglasses. She puts it best when she says “I see myself as a star in a roomful of stars.” And we can’t wait to see more of this star when Styled By June premieres.
June Ambrose is busier than we thought! The celebrity stylist who has an upcoming VH1 show premiering in February 2012, was profiled in the New York Times this weekend and we learned so much about this woman who has built a career styling the biggest names in the game. Here are some facts about June that you should know (although the question of when she finds the time to sleep is still unanswered):
She calls her current job, as the “style architect” for The X-Factor‘s seventeen contestants “the biggest styling gig of my career.”
She has styled just about everyone you can think of. Some of the clients name-checked in the article: Jay-Z, Jason Derulo, Kelly Ripa, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beatz, and Jaleel White, better known to the world as Urkel. (White will appear on Styled By June: for some shots of him looking hot and decidedly un-Urkel check out some photos from their shoot.
Ambrose actually introduced Jennifer Lopez to Sean Combs on the set of the “Been Around The World” video.
She has her own fashion terminology with words like “haute” to replace “hot,” “glamor-flage” and of course, in the world she lives in, she’s master of the “Juniverse.”
Born and raised in New York, she still lives there with her manager husband and two children.
She’s a frequent collaborator with director Hype Williams and says of her goals and aesthetic “We weren’t making videos, we were making movies. I wanted to bring high fashion to urban music, to bring aspiration, imagination, luxury.”
She’s a constant Tweeter, with over 300,00 followers (us included!). Check out her page to be a part of her “Juniverse” here @JuneAmbrose.
Ambrose designed a line of eyewear for Selima Optique, and is starting a line of apparel and home furnishings so that she can “bring effortless style to the masses.”
With all that said, we’re even more excited to see her show and learn her style secrets. In the meantime, check out her Facebook page and her Twitter to keep up with all things June.
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