The STARS were OUT in FULL EFFECT to celebrate ELITE celebrity stylist June Ambrose’s 50th Birthday soiree! Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Jay-Z, Elijah Kelly, DJ Cassidy and MORE were all on hand for the FESTIVITIES!
To commemorate the occasion, Ambrose brought all of the important people in her life together for a joyous evening at the private member’s club, San Vincente Bungalows. Dubbed “Juniverse 5.0,” the event had all the hallmarks of a Hollywood bash: Armand De Brignac champagne, specially conceived CIROC cocktails, sumptuous bouquets designed by florist Mallory Browne, and towering vegan chocolate and coconut cake. Friends like her longtime client Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Ellen Pompeo, Gucci CEO Marco Bizarri, Bethann Hardison and more all enjoyed the intimate fete. Still, Ambrose’s original plan would have required guests to bring their passports. Her first instinct was to arrange an epic trip to Mexico. But, given the international guest list and continued travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the concept had to evolve. “The universe had its own plan, and I pivoted and went in a different direction,” says Ambrose. “My birthday ended up being a collection of small, celebratory, intimate experiences with close friends and family.”
Ambrose’s bi-coastal career meant that two parties—one in New York, the other in Los Angeles—made the most sense. Given her fashion prowess, the outfits for both evenings had to be special. In California, she went for a cinematic “young Hollywood glamour” with an elegant white Gucci gown detailed with stars while her New York look, a pink ruffled piece from the archives, was all about downtown it-girl flair. “I loved the looks because they evoked two versions of who I am, both sides of my Gemini personality; the inner-child in me and the mature woman,” explains Ambrose. “It felt beautiful to feel like I could show all of myself in these moments through style, especially with one of my favorite brands.”[Vogue]