“I’m fortunate to use fashion as a creative outlet. It’s how I’ve always told my stories,” says June Ambrose, as she drives through New York City on a quest for inspiration.

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Ambrose is a fashion powerhouse who kick-started her successful career two decades ago by taking a bold step: leaving her job at an investment firm to become a stylist. Clearly, she did the right thing. Her celebrity client list includes Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington, and Missy Elliott (close your eyes and think about that shiny black inflatable suit Missy wore during the “The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly]” video — that was Ambrose’s design).

Ambrose has forged her career as a designer, stylist, author, entrepreneur, and social-media maven (with more than one million followers), all while being a mom, wife, and business owner. How does she do it all? Watch the video below to witness her creative process, get a sneak peek into her next eyewear collection, and learn what recharges her after an action-packed day.

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“Destination: Inspiration — A Day in the Life of June Ambrose” is the first in a three-episode series featuring creative women who left corporate America to pursue their passions, and are now defining today’s aesthetics in their respective fields.

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