Last night I attended a ball. At the Pierre. I felt like Cinderella, and I think I kind of looked like her in the gown I wore! When I say Cinderella, I really mean Blair Waldorf.
The gala was to benefit “Dancing Classrooms”, a non-profit that promotes ballroom dance for elementary and middle school students. Many of Dancing Classrooms’ students attended the gala, performing for guests. They were absolutely incredible dancers! I danced with a few eighth graders last night, and they put me to shame.
Cocktail hour started at 7pm, followed by dinner, student dance performances, and a live 10 piece orchestra and…more dancing! The night was pretty magical, and the Pierre is exquisite and was the perfect setting for the event. Also, you should have seen the look on my Uber driver’s face when I walked out to get in his car…
It’s not every day that I get to attend Black Tie events- with five close friends, at that! So, I wanted to go glam. Really glam. I wanted to wear a princess dress that I would never normally wear, and one that would take up my entire NYC apartment! I decided to rent my gown from Rent the Runway, as they have some super gorgeous gowns that are perfect for fancy events. Also, it doesn’t hurt that there is a studio in Soho that’s only about a 10 minute walk from my place! The dress I settled on was the first and only one I tried on. I felt like Carrie Bradshaw with all of the tulle! Ironically, I saw Sarah Jessica Parker strolling in the West Village earlier in the day, so it was meant to be! I love that the tulle was a blush/beige neutral, and I am a sucker for black lace.
I wore my hair in an updo (what else with that dress!) and opted for some glam makeup. My good friend Alex gets all of the credit for the hair and makeup- she did an incredible job! I highly suggest you book her for your next big event. She is definitely the best. Reach out to me if you want her contact information!
All in all, the night was enchanting and I will remember it as an Upper East Side Fairytale. For now, it’s back to life on West 4th Street.
Gown- Nha Khanh (via Rent the Runway)
Ring & Earrings- my own (similar here)