This fall, June Ambrose’s highly anticipated collection for women’s apparel and footwear is exclusively featured at HSN. We caught up with this highpowered celebrity stylist and she shared some of her ideas behind this year’s collection, plus some of her inspiring rock mom philosophies.
JUNE BY JUNE AMBROSE
With an emphasis on both high quality and affordability, the June by June Ambrose collection features haute couture elements with an urban sensibility that’s classic, but also relevant and sexy. There’s tons of glamour and the line ranges from lady-like silhouettes to tough biker chic aesthetics. Ambrose also used trending pastels and sorbets to create a soft, romantic quality that contrasts against the bleaker moods of the changing weather.
MULTIFUNCTION IS EVERYTHING
Ladies will get excited about the adaptability of the pieces in the collection – a biker jacket that can be worn as a vest or a blazer; a coat with a removable collar; or a hat you can strut in three different ways. Each piece has meaning, so just one piece from the colection could explode your entire wardrobe with new personality and possibilities. Ambrose says it’s all about getting more value within each piece.
THE STUFF ROCK MOMS ARE MADE OF
One of the highlights this fall is Ambrose’s rock mom theme, which she says represents everything a mom wants to be – tough, sexy, provocative, and timeless. Moms are investing most of their money into their kids, says the fashion guru, but they still want to look fabulous. “Sometimes we forget that we possess these amazing elements; and I think that if you can invest in something as an accessory and it empowers you and makes you feel like you’ve just reinvented yourself, then I think my job is done.”
QUICK TIPS FOR LOVING YOURSELF INSIDE OUT
If anyone knows about juggling a fast-paced career with motherhood and family life, while still rocking it, it’s June Ambrose. “It’s really important that women are not afraid to say they come first,” she says. For moms – they need to reclaim their bodies. Being physically fit helps to build confidence and also helps with mental and emotional health. “It will really allow you to not go into that place of ‘I don’t care, so I’m just gonna throw on whatever,’” the stylist advises, “I think the worst thing you can do is abandon yourself.” Sometimes it’s also the small things that make a big difference. “I’m not saying you need to put on a full face of makeup, but find that one thing that makes you feel like it’s about you.”
FEEDING MIND, BODY, AND SOUL
One thing Ambrose says she’s always struggled with is a short attention span, so she practices the art of meditation and knowing when to reset and “power down.” She focuses on things that help her maintain her tranquility and balance like waking
up before everyone else in the house, and watching the sunrise. She also starts her day with something that reminds her that’s she’s worthy and beautiful like a quote she’s read. “I think it’s important to preserve oneself,” she says, “and I have to do that.”
By Kemba Banton Photograph By Keith Major