Ambria and I met shortly after I rejoined STA. She too was in the midst of a transition, so it was excellent timing for us to work together -- and have fun with fashion. As you may have taken away from Episode 1, she eats, breathes, and sleeps fashion! No really, trust me. Bored on a Friday night she will most likely be shopping online and figuring out a way to make those purchases happen -- even if it means the dollar menu at McDs for a week. I, on the other hand, approach my wardrobe differently. I'm not a huge shopper. When I'm out and about things simply catch my eye and speak to me, and that's when I usually make my purchases. I've always been a thrifty gal. A favorite past time was going to yard sales with my late Nana, Millie Dunn. And, OMGoodness, I remember the days when it was time for my mom to pick up our back to school or seasonal layaway! I could not wait! Today, I love going to flea markets or sample sales where I can get the most bang for my buck! Now you can see where STA fits. There's always a deal, a new look, or something that can inspire you.
When things got busier at the store and we needed extra help, I put the intention out to the universe (no, really!) and in walked Karina. Funnily enough, I used to work with her sister Danielle in advertising -- so the serendipity continued. Karina loves to shop consignment stores and there are several on the Upper East Side where she grew up. It was a no brainer to hire her. She was looking for some independence, and we were looking for someone with her enthusiasm, love for fashion, as well as her connections to some elite closets.
Wilson is our newest addition, who, as you saw, twirled his way into the store. Hmm. . .I am a fan of speaking your mind and he certainly didn't hold back with his thoughts on the men’s section. I agree, it needs some major work, and let's see, as Ambria says, if he can "bring it."
We are a colorful group with many dimensions, so tune in next week to continue watching it unfold. It's a fun opportunity to see a slice of NY life through our eyes. There will be some real characters that visit (I like the more kooky ones!). And of course you'll see more AMAZING fashion.
Love the show!!! can't wait until next week!!! Oh how I would love to have any one of your jobs!!! awesome life! xoxo
I loved the first show!! I absolutely love fashion and can't wait for the next show. Not to mention that I would love to have any one of your jobs!! patiently waiting for the next show, the whole BRAVO line up on Tuesday's are awesome and make my life. This show at 10:30 is just like a cherry on top. PERFECTION!
I waited anxiously the last few weeks for the start of your show and it totally didn't disapoint!!! Loved, loved, loved watching the show from beginning til the end! Can't wait until the next week! How lucky to do what you enjoy!!
Tara, I absolutely loved the first episode! I literally could not take my eyes off the TV. You girls have my DREAM JOB! Back in high school, I started documenting what I wore on which days so that I would never repeat an outfit (or at least the same combination) so don't feel silly. I'm sure there are plenty more of us out there! I approach fashion the same way you do - mood, weather, inspiration. I also like to make inspiration boards and snap photos of clothing in magazines with my cell phone when I see things I like. Fashion is about so many things. Function and utility but also self-expression and most of all FUN! I can't wait for next Tuesday! PS - Do people tell you that you look like Marisa Tomei? You are adorable!
Watched the show several times !!!! Lovvvvvvvveeeeeddddd it...This is what Ive been waiting for BRAVO. My DREAM right before my eyes!
How fun is your job! I love this show!!!
I really enjoy seeing the clothes modelled, that was an added bonus.
I can't wait for next Tuesday!