You may recognize this beautiful Texas DIVA from the reality web-series Real Working Women of Houston; but what you might not know, she’s about to be a breakout star in her own talk show, Gettin’ Tipsy with Tara. I had the opportunity to catch up with Tara this week to find out more about her new gig with Vaughn Media TV; and of course I had to ask her about her fashion obsession, SHOES!
FM: So, Tara… I hear you are about to be the next Oprah. Can you tell me more about Gettin’ Tipsy with Tara?
TT: My good friend Chaun Vaughn, of Vaughn Media TV called to chat one day; we got on the subject of my social media presence and how my various posts attract likes and comments. She asked if I were interested in creating a show based on my ideas and that is how “Gettin’ Tipsy With Tara” came about.
FM: What can we expect?
TT: Conversational shows about any subject especially those subjects that people shy away from with a cocktail or two. I will say what some folks are scared to say. I’ll have guests, like myself who don’t mind being honest, real and most of all transparent to get their take on certain topics; Good, bad or indifferent.
FM: Sounds good! I can’t wait to watch! Now, let’s get to this overflow of shoes you have! Girl….When did you become a shoe fanatic?
TT: When I was about 6 or 7, I started sneaking in my mother’s shoe closet and walking in her high heels. I loved how her feet looked when she wore those shoes so every chance I got, I would walk around the house in them. I did this so much that I broke a few pair and got into the worst trouble. I didn’t understand what the big deal was but as a grown woman I understand that breaking or scuffing my shoes will get a person hurt real BAD…LOL!
FM: What’s your favorite brand?
TT: There are a few brands that I just love; Vince Camuto, Steve Madden, ISOLA, Coach and the list goes on…The premier brand for these BIG legs of mine, is Jessica Simpson. I am a sucker for a “NASTY” 5-6 inch heel and Jessica Simpson has some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn.
Although I can rock a heel like no other, I love a good tennis shoe, like Nike Air Max. I have sneakers in my closet that I have probably worn once in 3 years (just for a particular outfit). If I could, I would wear tennis shoes and jeans every day.
(Photo of Tara walking across the stage receiving her BSHA – check out those shoes!)
It was a pleasure speaking with Ms. “Gettin’ Tipsy with Tara” herself. She has a bright future ahead of her and I can’t wait to watch her new show. I can tell you this, she has more shoes than the LAW allows and they are all FIERCE! She also had this to say ” I stand 5’1″, so when I put on a pair of new shoes that are high, elongate my body and with these thick thighs….OMG!!!!!! There is nothing sexier than a woman in a “bad ass” pair of shoes that walks in and commands an entire room with confidence…..”She is Me”
Tara’s Closet: According to her son, she has 100 plus shoes, but she has actually lost count
Tara’s Motto: Command your day….and look good while doing it! The Lord will always order your steps, but you must have the right shoes on.