Art Appreciation

Peace and Plaid

What The Water Gave Me

We Are Family

El Final Feliz

Cuff Love

True Value

Respect the Guidelines

Lou Lou Louboutin

Accustomed to Customs

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Officially Thrift

Little White Exaggeration

Role Models

Her Little Blackbook

Tara Muscarella New York

Judging a Book by Its Raincoat

The Green of Fashion

Laughing Stock

Twirl Tracker

Green Goddesses

Some Party

Closet Cases

Phone Home

Off the Rack

Something for Everyone

On the Road Again

Fun Fun Fun

Be Bold

It's a Sickness

Hamptons Style

Lauren Bagcall

The Price is Right

Feet First

Out of the Bag

Guilty As Charged

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Domo Arigato Mr. Mugatu

The Ex Factor

So Not Over It

Ex-Boyfriends Happen

Fakes and Leather

Art Appreciation

Karina defends her love of male models and questions Wilson's dinner conversation.

After the fun in the Hamptons I was ready to chill a bit, but it was back to work on Mott St. . .

I was a little taken aback when Bentley (and her assistant?) rolled in with her Just Cavalli and Malandrino dresses. What a diva! She's a beautiful girl but how funny that she accused me of staining her dress with food? Piggy Piggy!!! The truth is a heavy dose of attitude can only take you so far. I looked past her diva-ness and actually ended up appreciating her. Really nice and thoughtful, as she left me with a wonderful gold link bracelet as a gift. But really someone should tell her to put a napkin on her lap. Haha!!!

If you have never been, Joe's Shanghai in Chinatown is amazing. Fancy, no. Delicious, yes. They have these "soup" dumplings that Jeff and the kids love and I thought it would be great if Wilson could join us for dinner. He may have been overdressed for Joe's, but then again, Wilson is always dressed for success. So join us he did! Especially with his comments about having kids. . .thank goodness nothing phases our family, WOW!! So he wants to sweat for it and somehow not adopt. . .please someone explain? Truth is the kids loved him and we all had a great time. We certainly look forward to another dinner with Wilson (and hopefully with some of his extended family as well).

We rocked it at Jeffrey Cares fashion event at The Intrepid. River is fantastic. Ladies let me tell you he is that much more delicious in person, but too bad he is already spoken for. I will say his friends aren't too shabby. . .I don't think I have ever been in a room with that many gorgeous men, it was loads of fun, so sad when that evening came to an end we all had fun. What is a cougar anyway? When you go to a museum don't you take in the art? I was just appreciating what was around me. . .I'm pretty sure if Jeff was at the Playboy Mansion it would be pretty normal for him to be doing the same thing. It's called having fun and enjoying life. . . All in good fun!

P.S.: My dress at Fashion Cares was Jean Batiste Devalle

P.P.S.: Many have asked about the colorful necklace I wore in the Hamptons episode -- it was Roberta Freeman.

What The Water Gave Me

Ambria discusses the team's work with Generosity Water and how proud she is of Tara's progress.

I loved going to Kelly Killoren Bensimon's closet. Aside from Keni Valenti and Eva Lorenzotti's closets, Kelly's was my definite favorite. Handbags, shoes, dresses, suits, an entire Missoni shelf. . .seriously? I aspire to have that closet. On top of the clothing, the bags, the ridiculous apartment and Kelly's down-to-earth friendliness was her charitable demeanor. She knows she has been fortunate, and she makes it a point to give back in her life, which is such an admirable quality. Generosity Water is her pet charity, and I see why. You see the direct results of the funds you send, which is not always the case with charities.

I have always wanted to get involved with charities but I've never been in a position to do so. Working at Second Time Around gives me opportunities to be around clientele who have plenty of clothing and plenty of money. Linking Generosity Water with our clients to build a well in Haiti was finally my opportunity to be a hands-on part of something extremely beneficial. I knew being the one to auction everything would be a challenge -- I've never done that before in my life! I figured because I knew a lot of the women, and we had those amazing items from Peter Som, Kelly Bensimon, Rachel Roy, and Alexa Ray Joel it would be a walk in the park. I was secretly hoping to raise enough money for two or three wells. I was totally wrong. These women did not come ready to give their money away. . It was a real fight to even get a paddle raised. Luckily Wilson came to my rescue with that deep, masculine voice that commanded those women a bit more than mine. Wilson has such positive energy and he definitely added a richer dimension to the party.

Persistence pays off, though, and after a few glasses of champagne the women began bidding. It wasn't the triumphant, over-the-top success I had wanted, but that one well does give water to a thousand people. So I guess I'll just give us four a congratulations for getting that far. Water is something that we take for granted; I can't imagine taking a sip of water and worrying that it's contaminated. This was by far the most rewarding thing I've done in a long time.

I was soooo hoping that Colin's bracelet actually belonged to Coco Chanel. Obviously Coco was one of the most influential women in fashion, so I got really excited. It was a let down to find out it wasn't. Visiting the Elle accessories closet was a nice little band-aid. You didn't even really get to see how much stuff was actually in there! I only wished Karina could have been there to fulfill her fantasy of accessories.

I am proud of Tara for sharing about her alcoholism. Everyone has different past experiences which leads them into certain circumstances they would rather not have to deal with it; I definitely have my own. It hasn't always been easy to watch her go through the motions at work. It's the type of situation that there is nothing you can do but be supportive. She has handled herself with dignity and grace, and I believe her sharing is quite inspirational for others who have similar demons.