If you don’t know who our next woman of style is, you’re probably living under a rock. With over 500k+ Twitter and close to 250k+ Instagram followers, June Ambrose is one of the most influential women in fashion. As a celebrity stylist, she counts Jay-Z as a long time client and friend and styled the likes of Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Will Smith, just to name of few. As an entrepreneur and designer, she has successfully launched a turban line, a fantastic eyewear line available at Selima Optique and an affordable shoe collection through HSN USA that will leave you wanting the entire collection. The multitalented mother of two is also a published author, in her best selling book, “Effortless Style” she shows readers how to transform their personal style from regular to spectacular. Her reality show “Styled by June” is now airing in Canada on E!
If you follow the entertaining daily adventures of Ms. Ambrose on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know that she’s one of the hardest working Rock Moms around; she’s basically a Superwoman. But what you may not know is that the she is actually one of the nicest, most interesting and down-to-earth people I’ve had the pleasure to get to know in the fashion industry. We are beyond excited to feature June as our latest woman of style.
Occupation: Celebrity Stylist / Rock Mom / Designer / Author/ Entrepreneur
Current city: New York City
Twitter / Instagram: @juneambrose
June, where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Bronx, NY
How would describe your style?
I’d say my style is fearless, metropolitan and unpredictable.
Which brands do you gravitate to and why?
I love J Crew, it’s fashionable yet functional. I love that their pieces are basic contemporary pieces with a twist. I love mixing J Crew with some high-end pieces from Dries Van Noten and YSL just to name a few. For footwear, I gravitate towards the June Ambrose Footwear line I designed for HSN.
Your favourite wardrobe piece and why?
I love edgy eyewear, I think eyewear is not only jewelry for the face but it tells a story without trying too hard. My go-to eyewear pieces are from the collection I designed for Selima Optique.
The beauty product you can’t live without?
I absolutely love Natura Bisse Vitamin C body cream. It’s not heavy and it’s unbelievable. It’s firming, hydrating and prevents aging.
A beauty secret your mom or grandma told you that you use?
They told me to use Vaseline (old school but effective), egg whites for facials and to use Vodka to tighten the skin. What you do is put vodka in a bottle and your spritz your face. I don’t drink so anytime I get Vodka as a gift, I use it as a face toner, and it’s great for tightening your pores.
What are you currently listening to?
Jay-Z’s new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, it’s fantastic.
Your favourite city in the world and why?
I love London, England. Even when you’re in London, you feel like you’re in the country. Being from the British West Indies (Antigua) I can also relate to the culture.
I also love Monaco, it’s so opulent and grand; I love the architecture.
You’re a style icon to many, including me, who are your style icons?
I’m into old Hollywood glam so I’d say Dorothy Dandridge and also Diane Ross.
June, we are BIG fans of your style, what are the must-have pieces this summer?
– June Ambrose glasses
– Mixing patterns
Thanks so much June!