Style Pantry friend, rock mom, and amazing stylist, June Ambrose has teamed up with VH1 for a half-hour docu-series. “The June Ambrose Project,” (working title) is scheduled to premiere in early 2012.
Ambrose has styled and designed for some of the biggest names in pop culture for over two decades. Throughout June’s career, celebrities such as The Dave Matthews Band, Sean Combs, Alicia Keys, Kelly Ripa, Kim Cattrall, Jay Z, Mary J Blige and countless others have all sought June’s expert advice.
According to VH1, on “The June Ambrose Project,” June and her team of tireless assistants will take on a mix of up-and-coming and established celebrity clients – some actors, some musicians — who would like to re-imagine their looks and brands. Each episode will chronicle an image makeover and overall rebranding, culminating in a visually stunning event designed to focus on the celebrity’s new look.
In addition to makeovers, viewers will get to see how June juggles her family life, CEO of her celebrity styling house Mode Squad and her burgeoning empire. Adding to June’s to-do list is a record label, books and a plethora of assignments ranging from celebrity clients, fashion shows and photo shoots to emergency style interventions for friends she can never turn down.
We are eager and excited. Bring it on, June. Are you ready folks?
..and since the show is already being compared to the Rachel Zoe show, I think the below blurb from styleite.com‘s article titled Why You Should Take Stylist June Ambrose’s Reality Show Seriously – explains it well.
Comparisons to The Rachel Zoe Project will undoubtedly abound — in fact, they already are. The working title on Ambrose’s show is The June Ambrose Project, which doesn’t inspire the most confidence in the program’s originality. After all, it’s a 30-minute show about the life and times of a celebrity stylist. What could be that different from the dog and pony show Zoe has on Bravo?
Well, a lot, actually. Ambrose has a very different client base (think rock stars, not Oscar winners) and a much different aesthetic when it comes to styling. And while Zoe is still figuring out motherhood, Ambrose is an old pro. Which sort of leads us to believe that her program won’t be dominated by the same brand of catty backstabbing and infighting that Zoe’s show has been known to spawn, but instead by sage lessons about life and clothes we can actually put to good use.
So say what you want about Ambrose, her show and VH1. She’s got the fans, she’s got the talent and she’s got the drive to be a television sensation, and we hope that’s exactly what happens to her.