June Ambrose literally re-invented the style game when she took over styling the hip hop elite almost 20 years ago. And she’s STILL #everythinggoals. Listen to our brand new podcast and swipe through our mini photoshoot with the styling guru herself inside…
20 years in this game, and she’s STILL killing it. Jay-Z would call her one of his Day 1’s. She’s not only responsible for the hip hop mogul’s style evolution, but she’s created epic hip hop style moments for Missy Elliott, Diddy, Nas, and Mariah Carey (just to name a few). Celebrity stylist (and bomb chef) June Ambrose came to Samsung 837, New York City’s technology playground and culture hub, to dish to Natasha about climbing her way into the styling guru seat. It’s a must listen for up and coming stylists and anybody out there grinding.
June dishes on everything: Doing things that scare the sh*t out of you, designing doll dresses and costumes in elementary school and as a theater major, how she got into showrooms, hip hop styling impacting the culture, how the storytelling of rap relates to the story of fashion, styling hip hop artists according to present really life and the future, she schools us on why Kanye West went the boho-homeless grunge route with his clothing line, why her job is to be an artistic storyteller, how she’s done over 200 music videos in her career, why high fashion houses didn’t want to lend to Mariah, styling DMX and Tashera Simmons for their wedding (and the hood antics that ensued), witnessing the drunken party antics of the rap stars, getting slighted (to this day) by certain black actresses, why being humbled is a good thing, the gift she bought for Blue Ivy Carter (and what she’s buying the Carter twins), why she celebrates “rock moms” with her own shop, if she’s making a cook book, raising her kids as business people, leveling up your frumpy wear, her top 5 style icons, having conviction, her dream client, 5 things every woman needs in her closet every season, her worst client ever, her worst style moment ever and more.
Get into our mini shoot with the flyest fashion chick in the game in the gallery below!
Photog: Jackyron Newman
EXCLUSIVE MINI SHOOT: June Ambrose x The YBF Podcast