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Episode 6:'s Associate Editor wonders how those who never eat stain their clothes, and what male models should wear.

I can't let this blog go on even a minute without talking about Bentley. Oh, Bentley. You delight/terror. G-d bless you.

You came with two amazing gifts. A Just Cavalli dress I might give my life for and a Catherine Malandrino dress that wasn't too shabby either. However -- these items might have seen better days -- like big time, party days. Like covered in martini and wing stains days. I cannot stress enough how much I lost it when she mentioned that it was impossible for her to have stained the clothes because "she barely eats." Yet, when Karina offered her $66 for the dress, she knew exactly how many cocktails and wings it equaled. You're not fooling me Bentley. I know you wore that dress out to one wild night at Buffalo Wild Wings and dropped a boneless on the side. Take that jazz to the dry cleaner before you bring it in here, girl. Thankfully she did just that, and we all learned an important lesson about cleanliness -- it's next to costliness?

In less stained and tarnished clothing news, Tara and Wilson jaunted off to delicious male model River's closet to find some finds. And did they. Let's talk about Jeremy Scott.


Shut the f'n door with this sweatshirt. I would do so many sassy dances with this. I could choreograph an amazing fan video to Lady Gaga's "Telephone" in this sweatshirt. The thing about Jeremy Scott is that sure, anyone could make a sweatshirt that has big old telephone numbers on it -- but they don't. He's out there doing it. He's out there making things that are designed to be worn at delightful raves sound-tracked by Robyn music. It's just meant to make you smile. Just like. . .


I don't even like fitness and I would work out in this. I mean. . . .Put that on me and call me Reverend Fun DMC, because I am more Fun than Run. Run's House!

Next week there's more Just Cavalli drama and Wilson and Tara continue to duke it out. Here's hoping that jacket at least makes it into STA for all that huffing and puffing.

What about you guys? Which piece from this week's episode stole a piece of your heart?

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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.

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