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June Ambrose on How to Become a Fashion Stylist

Follow the conversations @juneambrose has with her “style socials” (or Twitter followers to you and me), and one thing becomes clear: people either want to dress like her or be her. So, in the final installment of our Media Beat interview, we got the celebrity stylist and star of VH1′s Styled by June to tell us the biggest mistake aspiring stylists make on the job.

“[A lack of] Osmosis. You know, sometimes, just sitting back and just sucking it all in, you learn so much,” Ambrose said. “When you’re new on the scene, I’ll definitely ask you trick questions just to kinda see where you are. Humility is your best aspect when you’re entering a new area, and I learned that. I would just sit around and just listen.”

But what about fashion courses — are they worth it? And how does a newbie afford the clothes necessary for editorial shoots? Watch the full video to find out.

Part 1: June Ambrose on Styling Diddy, Jay-Z and Hip-Hop’s Most Iconic Videos
Part 2: June Ambrose Collection to Bring ‘Disco to Daytime’
Bonus! Stylist June Ambrose on Her Trademark Turban

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June Ambrose Collection to Bring ‘Disco to Daytime’

June Ambrose is a business. When she’s not making over celebrities, leading fashion editorials, or filming for her new VH1 show, Styled By June, the fashionista has been busy extending her brand into eyewear and clothing.

“It’s a collaboration. We started out with three styles, and it’s a capsule collection that I’m doing with Selima [Optiques],” Ambrose said of the eyewear in our Media Beat interview. “And I’m also in development now with my contemporary women’s collection. So, fingers crossed, it’ll be in the marketplace by fall of 2012,”

As for the apparel, Ambrose said fans can expect retro glamour. ”It’s a lifestyle collection. It’s confident… The first collection is about bringing disco to the daytime. I’m a 70s baby, so I was inspired by that era.”

Watch the full video to find out why Ambrose says Styled by June, premiering March 19 on VH1, won’t be just another reality show.

Part 1: June Ambrose on Styling Diddy, Jay-Z and Hip-Hop’s Most Iconic Videos
Part 3: June Ambrose on How to Become a Fashion Stylist
Bonus! June Ambrose on Her Trademark Turban

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June Ambrose on Styling Diddy, Jay-Z and Hip-Hop’s Most Iconic Videos

Whether showing that turbans can be chic or bringing her cutting-edge style to contestants on The X Factor, June Ambrose often has the fashion world falling at her feet. And she single-handedly upgraded hip-hop’s street corner image with her innovative approach to music videos. (See this and this.)

In our Media Beat interview, Ambrose explained how she tapped into her West Indian roots for one of her most iconic looks: those shiny suits donned by Diddy and Mase in Notorious B.I.G‘s posthumous “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” clip.

“I showed [Diddy] the red metallic and he said, ‘I am not wearing that.’ I had to make one red leather outfit and one metallic leather outfit and… I won!” the star of VH1′s Styled by June said.

“You have to go into this business very fearless, and you have to have integrity for what you do… I said to him, ‘You have to just trust me. I know that sounds wild, but I put my career on this moment. I’m telling you it will make a huge difference.’ Once he saw the first take and he looked at playback, he looked at me and said ‘okay.’ And that was the beginning of not only a great working relationship, but a great friendship.”

Part 2: June Ambrose Collection to Bring ‘Disco to Daytime’
Part 3: June Ambrose on How to Become a Fashion Stylist
Bonus! Stylist June Ambrose on Her Trademark Turban

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Stylist June Ambrose on Her Trademark Turban

We sat down with celebrity stylist June Ambrose for Media Beat recently to talk about her work as a celebrity stylist, how other fashionistas can break into the biz, and what to expect from her upcoming VH1 show, Styled By June. The full interview airs Monday, but here’s a bonus clip where Ambrose tells how she came up with her trademark turban. “People would tweet and say, ‘Oh, black women can’t pull off a turban. They end up looking like mammy dolls.’ Oh really?” Ambrose said. “I’ll show you how it’s done.”

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Watch the full interview with June Ambrose:

Part 1:June Ambrose on Styling Diddy, Jay-Z and Hip-Hop’s Most Iconic Videos
Part 2: June Ambrose Collection to Bring ‘Disco to Daytime’
Part 3: June Ambrose on How to Become a Fashion Stylist