This week, BlackVoices is shining the spotlight on 12 people who are primed to make big waves in 2012.
June Ambrose, celebrity stylist extraordinaire, has spent her career transforming some of the hottest names in Hip Hop and Hollywood. Her impeccable taste and eye for all things fabulous keep stars like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kelly Ripa and Mariah Carey coming back for more.
Named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Stylists by the Hollywood Reporter, Ambrose is also a style icon in her own right. Her signature turbans, red lips, over-sized sunglasses, killer shoe collection and captivating personality has earned her legions of fans, including 334,500 (and counting) Twitter followers.
The married mother of two just wrapped up a three-month gig in Los Angeles as the “style architect” for CBS’s reality talent show “The X Factor.” Creating the image and style for all 17 contestants has been Ambrose's biggest project to-date.
And though her work and personal style is revered amongst those in the entertainment industry, she still hasn't become a household name. But, that will all change next month when Ambrose hits the small screen as VH1's new reality star in her very own TV show.
"Styled By June," which debuts on February 27, promises to be an entertaining journey through Ambrose’s fun, frantic and fashion filled world--what she likes to call the “Juniverse.” Viewers will get a glimpse at how Ambrose works her fashion magic on a host of celebrities all while juggling a family life.
And that’s not all. This year Ambrose is set to launch a capsule collection of sunglasses for Selima Optique and plans to start an accessories (turbans included), apparel and home furnishings collection.
Quite a stylish start to 2012!
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