Now, the world knows I simply adore Ms. June Ambrose, who I often refer to as my “STYLECON”, the woman whose style is elegant, effortless, and always memorable. From the over-sized shades, to the turbans wrapped to a T, to the color blocking genius she emulates, every fashionista I know looks to June as a style maven. Aside from that and more importantly, June Ambrose is a stylist to the stars and has catapulted many of your favorite celebs’ style to the top. Name a few? Well, you know that Missy video called…”The Rain” where she wore that ever so haute trash bag that sent everyone into a frenzy? June Ambrose… Oh, Jay Z’s swag? June Ambrose…. Chrisette Michelle on her latest album cover? eh em.. June Ambrose. This isn’t even tipping the styling iceberg that June sits on, and she continues to wow us, if not with her own daring and unexpected sense of style that she shows to the world, with how she helps others find and work their own unique style.
When I heard the news that June Ambrose was going to be getting her own show, Styled By June, excited was NOT the word! It was like a “FINALLYYYYYY!” moment where I even let out a little screeching “Yes!”. She’s worked so hard in her career and is always willing to help us “Stylesocials”, as she calls us, to discover and cultivate our unique style by giving tips, tough love, and suggestions. I just got hold of the link to June’s first episode of Styled By June with Hollywood star Mischa Barton and I absolutely loved it. No, I’m not just saying that because I love June Ambrose, but because I love the whole essence of the show and I’ll tell you why.
Many times we think of Stylists as these ultra fab people who just dress celebrities and make sure they look good wherever they’re going, but we never consider the other aspects of what they do that is far more important if you ask me. From watching the first episode of Styled By June, I really learned much about the stylist’s role not only as a stylist, but as a confidant, friend, supporter, and tough love giver to the client. As June began working with Mischa, she made clear that it wasn’t just about dressing her, but that it was about totally reinventing her and some of her attitudes and behaviors revolving around the reasons she needed June’s help in the first place. In conjunction, she made it a point to get to know her client, build trust, and always make sure that anything she did was in the best interest and a mirror of the clients personal style. No, it’s not a Dr.Phil scene where it gets all deep and somber, but June is able to pinpoint almost immediately the specific problems clients are having that is stopping them from being great in style, personality, and being noticed in they way they are wanting to be noticed. She creates a 3 point plan that is attainable that will effectively get the client where they need to be. The show is uplifting, informative, funny, exciting (it’s like getting to hang with June Ambrose..AHHHHHH!..lol), and gives us a glimpse not only into the hard work that goes into being a stylist, but shows us that it’s much more to it than having a great sense of style and knowing the right people. June said it best, “It’s not just about playing dress up, it’s about rediscovering oneself”.
I absolutely loved it and will be having an online (Twitter of course) viewing party when Styled By June premiere’s this Monday, 3/19, at 9:30 pm ET on VH1! Be there or be…just be there! Watch the super trailer and the first full first episode of Styled By June featuring Mischa Barton below!
So, will you be watching Styled By June? Will you be at the Twitter viewing party beginning promptly at 9:30pm ET 3/19? Hope to see you there!!!
with style~ Sharontina B.