With more than two decades of fashion slayage under her belt, June Ambrose has built the kind of larger-than-life career that’s the stuff of legend. The creative director, costume designer and self-professed #Rockmom is the mastermind behind some of the most epic fashion moments in history. From Missy Elliott’s inflatable vinyl “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” jumpsuit to Beyoncé’s and Jay-Z’s stunning On The Run Tour outfits, the celebrity stylist’s cultural impact is unmatched.
The media maven got her start with Uptown/ MCA Records after ditching a job in corporate finance; she would go on to work with such music icons as Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and Diddy, ushering in the “shiny suit era” of the 1990’s. In 2006 she penned Effortless Style, sharing advice for flawless dressing with the masses. When it comes to her own threads, Ambrose injects the same in-your-face ethos that is the trademark of her work.
Ambrose’s swoon-worthy IG feed captures her serving up distressed denim and designer sneaks on the weekend, while her exquisite red-carpet ensembles deliver just as much drama as the styles on her A-list clients Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union. Get motivated by Ambrose’s chic gear this fall. Class is in session.
Winter is all about layering in style.—JUNE AMBROSE
Whether you choose mink or maribou, there’s no better way to glam up your appearance than with a statement fur. Ambrose definitely knows a thing or two about working the trend into her winter wardrobe, as she often rocks fur-trimmed coats and fuzzy toppers once temperatures drop.
While this isn’t a new concept, it’s Ambrose’s masterful mix that keeps things fresher than ever, from slinky dresses and plaid separates to sequin trousers and strappy heels. Don’t be afraid to give your warmweather must-haves the cold-weather treatment by pairing with fur trapper hats, chubbies and luxe scarves. Opt for faux options from Fabulous Furs and House of Fluff for an animal-free take.
Ambrose is never one to shy away from bold patterns, and her expert use of print is a surefire way to stand out from the pack. Inject a bit of whimsy into your attire this season with colorful winter florals that will get you noticed.
From Alaïa strappies to Prada wedges, Ambrose’s shoe picks elevate the game. Take your footwear from humdrum to haute as you upgrade your arsenal with playful pumps and statement booties.