Every little girl has has a dream. When I was younger, I always knew that I yearn to be in the creative life. From winning poetry contest, to Designing dresses for my friends and I in high school, to even wanting to become a fashion designer, or being in marketing.. I always knew where my heart's loyalty was. That was Creativity. Being the black women I am, it is definitely hard to relate to the norm of society. Yes I love all women who love fashion and style. Our society most of the time is one sided.
Because I am such in style and fashion I always love my Rachel Zoes, But the one that makes me pray at night that I can have the opportunities she has and be motivated to know that the route she took before dropping it all to live her passion, is MISS JUNE AMBROSE. I talk a little bit about her in FB one my "what am I wearing" album.. This women is soo beyond powerful in the fashion game it is ridiculous. She is my Rachel Zoe.. She is one of the MOST POWERFUL STYLIST in the world.. If I could drop everything to work with her, I would.. She is my inspiration for what I am trying to achieve, which is styling.. I love love the fact that she is a chocolate girl..
“Studying fashion was a privilege I did not have. My family emigrated from Antigua thirty years ago. There was no FIT, only books on costume-design—and I read them all!” Ambrose, who “always had aspirations of living in this big melting pot of a city,” found all the inspiration she needed from its streets: “In LA, your car is your armor. In New York, our sidewalks are our runways—we define ourselves through fashion.”
“I started my company Mod Squad in 1994, completely self-managed,” the CEO recounts, “And it’s become a total creative service. It’s brand imaging—discovering the artist’s alter ego and building a lifestyle around it—the sheets, the fragrance, the luggage.”
However, it was a previous stint in investment banking that inspired the entrepreneur. “I learned much about using money productively, and it helped me find my entrepreneurial spirit. But it was not the creative environment that I desired, and I knew if I stayed I would never be happy. It's courageous to leave a weekly paycheck and pursue clients. My parents were confused as to why I sacrificed benefits for an internship. They get it now,” she winks.The ambitious intern carried over this same drive when courting her first styling client at MCA—without so much as a portfolio. “It was about seizing the opportunity and building it into a business!” Ambrose exclaims. And in the business of building brands, none has proven more remunerative than her own.
Retails between $ 125- $ 150.
@ $3000 and some change..
retail $ 525..Fall collection 2010.. Haha that is why, they now have similar version out Spring 2011, but they are not platform, but we all know how I like my wedges... She has a huge collection of Hermes bags, in all the great colors... .
I read June Ambrose story all the time and realize that I can have that same dream and that dream can become a reality.. Ive learned that I only have one life and I need not be afraid to leave something to do what I really want to do, what I yearn to do. What makes me the happiest.... June wrote a book ( that I am still waiting for from Barnes and Nobles).. Anywho her book is called " Effortless Style". Amazing book...
She is a complete package of Class, Style, Fashion- wrapped up into one..
NOTE: The pictures I posted does not even scratch the surface of how much style this chick has... Google her NOW NOW NOW....
Educate yourself on June Ambrose..