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Posts Tagged ‘music videos’

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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24 Great Music Videos Besides “That OK Go One”

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We know you’re not really at work this week–who are we kidding?–but if you were, here’s a great way to fritter away those final few hours before poppin’ the cork on 2007. Friend of the Un Randy J. Hunt pointed his mouse towards Pitchfork’s roundup of the Top 25 Music Videos of 2006.

Personally, we thought the year’s best moment in music videos was keyed in with the green screen of the Decemberists. But we also ‘specially love directing collective Pleix’s airborne pooches (who we picked up on earlier this year); and of course, we have a soft spot in our choreographic hearts for OK Go. Really, how could we forget?