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American consumers spend $20 billion annually on footwear, according to Statistic Brain. And now celebrity stylist June Ambrose is looking to put her best foot forward in the shoe business. Ambrose, who has worked with celebs like Diddy and Jay-Z, has announced a shoe line she will sell exclusively through HSN. Her new venture will be a limited-edition collection for Theme footwear priced between $59 and $120.
For the line, which goes on sale March 22nd, Ambrose has crafted shoes that tap into some of the latest trends. with funky heels. The offerings include funky heels, blue suede fringe sandals, color block blue and green watercolor print sandals, and animal prints, like peacock and leopard print, and materials like suede raffia and PVC, reports Clutch magazine.
It’s not Ambrose’s first dealings with HSN. Last year she joined the shopping network for the “Ultimate Trunk Show” Fall Fashion Event introducing fall fashions.
Ambrose, who is credited with ushering in the union between high fashion and hip hop, was also the star of the reality show Styled by June that aired on VH1 briefly. The program followed Ambrose as she styled celebrities.
Stylist extraordinaire and fab momma June Ambrose is trying her hand at everything these days. Outside of styling folks like Jay-Z and Mary J Blige, Ambrose had her Vh1 show, Styled By June (it hasn’t been renewed though), and now she’s getting her designer on. Teaming up with Home Shopping Network, Ambrose is trying to bring couture looks to the masses, and for some reasonable prices–$59-$119. The theme of the shoe styles is “In The Wild,” and the shoes are named after some of her favorite fashion icons, including the rock candy adorned sandal, the Diana (for Ross), the Tina (for Turner) and the Onassis (for Jackie O). In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ambrose explained that the women she chose to name shoes after and design in a way that is similar to their fashion sense all broke style rules, and that’s what she’s all about. But the shoes are for everyday women just finding their niche and their style. “I want to get to that girl starting her career for the first time who wants to feel confident and make a statement without making a spectacle of herself.” She also wants the shoes to be comfortable, comfort being something that a lot of high- end shoes she buys can’t offer, so certain shoes are made with back zippers for easier entry, cushioning at the ball of the foot and more. If you’re feeling them, the shoes will be available starting March 22 on HSN and HSN.com.
So what do you think? Ambrose’s line has a few that are hot stuff indeed, like the sandal with the leopard heel in the above picture and the “Josephine” (Baker), which is the raffia wedge heel below. Most of her wedge looks are a win, while some other styles are a little too much for me, but I’m not going to knock June’s huge opportunity because she’s doing very big things. Let us know if you would pick up any of this eye candy when they drop next month!
That whole motherly glow thing that people talk about during pregnancy—Mariah Carey’s not buying it. From her tragic appearance on HSN (watch if you dare), to her Barbara Walters special, to the countless interviews she’s done about her pregnancy, the woman just refuses to say anything positive.
I felt for her when she discussed being on bed rest while she was expecting and having gestational diabetes and other complications, but the comments about the discomfort with her body, as opposed to her health and the health of her babies, just keep coming and coming. She recently told People that she was so disgusted with her body that she refused to let Nick Cannon she her uncovered:
“I had a towel on in the tub. I’m not lying, I promise you! You think I would let Nick see me looking rancid like that?”
That seems a bit over the top—coming from an over-the-top person who I am a huge fan of, nonetheless–but I really think it’s time to kill the “pregnancy is the worst experience in the world” PSA from Mimi. I’m not sure who told her pregnancy would be easy. Maybe she thought she would be one of those cute petite women that bops around town in heels with a small bump in their belly, i.e. Beyonce. But most mothers, despite the difficult nine months that it took to bring their child into the world, focus more on the end result—healthy babies—than the rough journey along the way. Also makes you wonder why she did that naked shoot that appeared in Life and Style.
Mimi is killing that whole vision of a pregnant woman being the most beautiful woman there is, which is sort of a shame considering all of the emotions pregnant women go through during that time. I’ve never been a mother so I can’t relate to what she went through, but it seems focusing less on the temporary state of her body and more on what the added poundage meant could’ve been more beneficial. As in — it meant you were bringing health life into the world! Be grateful Mariah!
Do you think Mariah Carey is just speaking the truth about her pregnancy or overdoing it? Did you still feel attractive when you were pregnant or did you not want anyone looking at you either?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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