'Styled by June' Star June Ambrose Talks Branding And Longevity In Fashion
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Celebrity stylist June Ambrose stars in VH1's ‘Styled by June' (Image: Source)

In the fashion world, you can be in one day and out the next. But longtime stylist June Ambrose is proof that with raw talent and amazing drive, you can be a sought-after industry mainstay.

Just peruse through the A-list celebrities the Mode Squad, Inc. owner has styled, from Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige to Mariah Carey and Will Smith, to see how her style transformations changed their careers. Most notably, Ambrose gave Jay-Z’s wardrobe an executive flair by placing the Brooklyn-born rapper in an Armani suit; Missy Elliott a futuristic, superhero-esq ensemble in her debut video “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” and suited both hip-hop mogul Diddy and rapper Mase in shiny red getups in Notorious B.I.G’s “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” video.

The self-proclaimed “Curator of Style” has stepped outside of strictly styling, penning her first book Effortless Style, serving as spokesperson for well-known brands like Degree Deodorant and McDonalds’ Southwest Salad, spearheading creative ventures with Adidas and Rocawear, as well as appearing as the on-air style expert of the X Factor USA.

On the heels of the debut of Ambrose’s VH1 reality show Styled by June, premiering Monday, March 19 at 9:30pm EST, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the style extraordinaire to chat about branding, remaining relevant in one’s industry, and what’s going on in the “June-iverse.”

Videography and editing by Samtubia Edwards

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