How June Ambrose Lives Her Best Life
No one wants to talk about girdles, but shapewear is where style starts.
Best Recent Read
Steve Stoute's The Tanning of America captures the rise of hip-hop in our culture. When I started styling for music videos 20 years ago, you barely saw urban music on MTV. But hip-hop isn't alternative anymore-now it's hip-pop.
Best First Date
It was a drive-in movie. I don't remember what we saw, but I remember his cabriolet.
Dancing-preferably to disco. I don't drink, so I get my high from music.
I style the contestants on The X Factor, and it's so exciting to see them interpret the looks I pull for them. By wearing an outfit a certain way, they're expressing themselves as artists-they're transforming themselves into stars.
I got a timeless black and gold Hermès belt from a consignment shop recently. It goes with so many different outfits-and I paid a quarter of what I would have paid in a store.
My first full-time job, in investment banking. I was miserable throughout the experience, but it prepared me to make smart financial decisions when I started my career.
Best Made-Up Word
Glamouflage. It's when you use a bold piece to shield a part of your appearance: big sunglasses when you didn't have time for makeup; a wide-brimmed hat for a bad-hair day; an over-the-top coat to cover an outfit you just threw together.
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