Tara Muscarella

Tara explains her desire to help others, and to open up on camera.

on Dec 6, 20110

Season 1 is over already? Damn time flew by.

One of the greatest highlights of the season was organizing the charity auction to raise money for those in desperate need of clean drinking water. I have always wanted to help on a larger level, and this was a continued step in that direction. I certainly was more than a little nervous that we wouldn't reach our goal because the women we invited were rather tight-fisted with their donations at first. But things turned around and we soon reached our goal of $6,000 with Generosity Water to have a well dug in Ghana. Now close to 1,000 people will have access to clean drinking water because of Fashion Hunters. How cool is that? I have to say that it feels so nice to be a part of something that has made that kind of difference. To see the smiles on their faces in photos is heartwarming. Perhaps there'll be a trip in the future to participate in the next digging, or just to dance my heart out in Africa!

A special thanks to Kelly Bensimon, Alexa Ray Joel, Peter Som, and all the other participants. Their kindness and generosity made this possible.

5 comments
Viewerduffy
Viewerduffy

First off-CONGRATULATIONS! What a fantastic show! LOVE IT! I look forward to your program, I call myself a fashion whore! lol I joined twitter so I could see a fashion show, anywhere in the world, day or night-24/7! I've been everywhere! I LOVE vintage, it is my favorite. I am 53 & will rock my furs & thigh high leather boots until my daughters take them away from me! I also want to thank you personally for sharing your struggle with alcohol. I have had my struggles with substance abuse & you so touched my heart. I FELT the love & gentleness in which you shared & I APPLAUDE you for having the guts to even TRY! You are small but MIGHTY & I am a HUGE fan of all you do! Much love right back at you! I look forward to the next episode! XOXO from No. California! P.S. I have to tell someone. I am buying myself a mid calf mink coat for $75 it is gorg! and a fox car coat, equally gorg for $40 -Merry Christmas to me! If you are against fur & I missed that part I would apologize but dang! I feel like such a lucky girl! Take care my dear & be blessed in all you do! MAD respect!

Linda G.
Linda G.

Tara, I think you're very brave for talking about your personal issue on TV especially after being 10 months sober. I'm sure you've helped a lot of people. I love this show and hope it comes back!

Monica
Monica

Tara,

I never write on these blogs but my brother is a recovering alcoholic and your personal story hit home with me. Be very proud of yourself for making the change necessary in your life. Continued success to you! I love the show and hope it comes back for season two!

Monica

NoCal Viewer
NoCal Viewer

Tara,

Thank you for sharing your story; I'm sure it was difficult to do so. Your story is a familiar one and it probaby resonated with a lot of people, such as myself.

You are a very brave and bright young woman - wishing you all the best!

-Liz, SF Bay Area

Starcat6
Starcat6

I love this show! And it is fantastic you supported generosity water. When one sees the actual results from a charity event, its an awesome thing.