Closet Envy: Fashionista Style

Fashionista Shoot
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 22, 2011

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Celebrity stylist June Ambrose wears the color block trend of the moment with lot’s of swagger. Ambrose says: "I like to attack the sidewalks as my runway.”

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“There is an undertone of sexiness in every thing that I do," says Ambrose, whose clients include Jay-Z and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

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“I am a Renaissance woman,” Ambrose says, who is also a wife and mother of two. Note: We love her Hermes Birkin bag.

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Ambrose is know for her towering turbans and oversized sunglasses. When it comes to style, she says, “I am fearless."

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June loves to mix and match a variety of colors, patterns and trends creating her own original look. “I’m a metropolitan girl,” she says about her remix.

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Fashion designer Tracy Reese is best known for her feminine creations. “I love dresses and skirts,” she says.

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Reese is the most successful Black female designer on Seventh Avenue.

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Reese and actress Tika Sumpter look glamorous at the 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards at Lincoln Center.

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Reese says, "I like to accentuate my figure.”

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“I’m a girly girl," says Reese wearing her own soft floral design.

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“I’m from Harlem and the women there celebrate their curves, they celebrate color and that is something that I’ve always embodied,” says social media socialite Bevy Smith, wearing an Etro dress and YSL belt and shoes.

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Smith is the hostess with the mostest. Here at a Don Lemon Belvedere Bloody Mary Brunch with Michelle Huff, she rocks a graphic print Tory Burch dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

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Bevy, here with Kenny Burns whom she co-hosted Zone 4 and Polow Da Don’s “Celebration 4 A Cause,” shows off her Roberto Cavalli little black dress that hugs her curves.

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Smith also likes bold accessories. Here at the My Black is Beautiful booth at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival she poses with actress Tika Sumpter. Smith is wearing a Kay Unger dress, YSL belt, DSquared2 shoes.

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Bevy says, “My style inspiration is my mother and my community."

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She is one of the hottest deejays on the fashion scene. Here at the Remy Martin V Launch DJ Kiss wears a graphic print Herve Leger dress and Topshop earrings.

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DJ Kiss likes to look glam and sexy when she is spinning. Here she wears a low-cut glitter Nicole Miller dress. “I describe my style as simple but powerful," she says.

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Her husband DJ M.O.S. kissed the deejay at a Ferragamo/Vanity Fair Event. She looked glam and wore a bold red French Connection dress and Ferragamo belt.

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“I love a simple dress. And then I just load up on the accessories,” says Kiss. At the “Braxton Family Values” launch party she wore a Halston Heritage dress, Chanel necklace, Gucci belt, Hermes cuff and Manolo Blahnik shoes.

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She was named one of Us Weekly’s “25 Most Stylish New Yorkers” and showed everyone why in this Cut 25 dress and Noir bracelets.

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InStyle National Correspondent and style expert Tai Beauchamp wears a white shirt from J. Crew, red J. Brand jeans and mesh cross sandals.

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Beauchamp says, "I believe fashion is about bringing a certain energy to the world.”

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Beauchamp takes American classic dressing and gives it a twist. Here she wears a yellow maxi shift with bold accessories.

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Tai loves color and this purple, one-shoulder cocktail dress does not disappoint. She says: “My fashion inspiration is all about being confident, moving effortlessly and sophistication.”

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Bright colors and bold prints are part of Beauchamp’s style statement. She paired with this floral print dress by SUNO with these sky high Loeffler Randall shoes.

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As the Editor-in-Chief of The Fashion Bomb website, Claire Sulmers celebrates style everyday. Here she rocks the color blocking trend with statement accessories.

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Claire says, “My definition of style is a reflection of your mood and your personality, knowing what works for your body, and just doing what you feel — without fear.”

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The journalist used to live and work in Paris. Now the Fashion Bomb editor is back in New York City blogging, writing and Tweeting about the fashion world. Here Sulmers wears white J. Brand jeans.

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Sulmers mixes trends wearing ethnic prints, shorts, statement jewelry and color blocking all in one look.

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Wearing a chambray demin shirt and form fitting, tie-dyed skirt, Sulmers accentuates her curves. The red clutch punctuates her look.

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the flora print dress is SUNO, Loeffler Randall shoes

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Christie’s Auction House event in Nicole Miller dress and necklace, H&M bracelets

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