We contemporary fashion heads know June Ambrose as the Twitter style maverick who spills the “chai tea” with her haute twitpics, dishing live up-to-the-minute style from the streets of New York City.
But Ambrose is more than the 21st century celebrity stylist tweeting “Thirsty Thursday,” she is a breathing style pioneer.
Ambrose put Missy Elliot in a Hefty bag and made it look dope. Ambrose put a then Sean “Puffy” Combs in a shiny suit and sparked a cultural revolution. And while Bravo takes Rachel Zoe into a third season for her widely watched “Rachel Zoe Project,” it seems for over a year now, June Ambrose has been quietly demonstrating to television executives that she like Zoe, also deserves a reality show.
Ambrose’s YouTube videos like her tweets are a riot. The over-the-top fashion savant who styled long before it was glamorous takes her small yet coveted YouTube following behind the scenes as she outfits starlets and travels globally to her hometown in Antigua to a search for loose tea in London’s Harrods.
Her videos are informative, intuitive, and insanely hilarious. So where is June Ambrose’s reality show?
Can’t you just imagine it? All aspiring stylists of color would have a mainstream reference. Ambrose like Kimora Lee Simmons can show viewers how she balances career and motherhood. Not-to-mention we’d have a first-hand look into her jetsetter lifestyle–touring with Jay-Z, and intimate evening dinners in her swanky Manhattan residence.
I mean, if we must endure the elongated torture of American so-called reality entertainment, why not give it one last dose of fierceness (we loathe that word too) with Black America’s original style architect–Ms. Ambrose on your Phillips plasma weekly.