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June AmbroseClutch sat down with Celebrity Fashion Stylist/Designer, June Ambrose, to ask her ten burning questions that we knew you wanted to know. For those who don’t know who Ms. Ambrose is, she is an iconic fashion stylist/designer that has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, VH1 and MTV. June also owns the full-service styling firm Mode Squad, Inc., has created high couture dresses and will soon bring her own couture style to a contemporary line to be called Effortless Style Survival Kit by June Ambrose.

Clutch: How did you become a stylist?
I was fortunate enough to have acquired an internship at a record company. As it turns out, it’s a great place to hang out if you are looking for potential clients in music and fashion. One day, a manager came into the office looking for someone to create an image for a new artist. I offered my services and became a full-time stylist!

Clutch: Who was the first celebrity/entertainer you styled?
My first client was an unknown rapper who only had a single deal. Shortly after, I acquired High Five, a boy band on Jive Records.

Clutch: What fashion trend do you wish would go out of style?
Formal shorts with tights underneath!

Clutch: What piece of clothing should every woman own?
A well-fitting, non-ashy black dress. It is a great piece for both day and night.

Clutch: Who are some of you favorite designers and why?
Yves Saint Laurent–I love the structure and drama this collection has. I also love Chloe–it’s very mod. I love the 1960’s, and Diane Von Furstenberg is contemporary but still has an old Hollywood flair.

Clutch: Who is your favorite person to style, and why?
Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z are my favorites. Mary has a great sense of style, and I love how she translates fashion into style. Jay-Z brings an amazing character and presence to everything he wears.

Clutch: What is your favorite style of purse? (i.e. shoulder bag, clutch, hobo, etc.)
For day, I have to have a bag big enough to hold my magazines and client files. Clutches are best for the evening–they make me feel so feminine.

Clutch: What inspires you?
Older women who refuse to give up their inner diva truly inspire me. Their hair, make-up and wardrobe are dynamic and flawless, despite their age.

Clutch: What advice would you give to an aspiring stylist?
This is an extremely competitive business. Becoming a successful stylist is not just about dressing people–you have to have a great business sense and a creative mind that will allow you to market yourself to the masses.

Clutch: What trends or designers do you think are up next?
A few predictions… Hollywood glamour will return! The opulence that Gloria Vanderbilt brought to denim will gain more recognition. Luxury leisure and athletic wear will be a big trend on the horizon.

Go Glam

Go Glam

1.Ice Princess Ring – Kenneth Jay Lane , $136, maxandchloe.com 2. Citrine By The Stones – Thin Brass Bangles, $65, shopintuition.com 3. Brass Chain Earrings, $100, shopintuition.com 4.Gold Frame Clutch, $14.99, target.com 5. Katchen 5 – BCBGirls, $99.95, zappos.com

Sporty

Sporty

1. Eagle Heritage Fleece, $39.50,
ae.com
2. Nylon Bomber, $64.35,
topshop.com
3. Studded Terry Drawstring Pants, $115,
shopintuition.com

High Waist

High Waist Jeans

1. Kate High Waist Flare Jean, $75, asos.com
2. Amari, $59.99, ninewest.com
3. Patent Minaudier, $59, ninewest.com

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  • Kudos to Ms Ambrose on setting such a great style precedent! Gisella-B x

  • william

    June is a thief and she steal people’s ideas she and her friends (hype williams, etc). God has something special for you after death, June. Repent and make it right with the people you stole from, June.