Be the Queen of the Ball

The Black Tie Affair

January 19, 2018

Your limo won’t turn into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight, but you will be in a modern day fairy tale dancing the night away among the splendid décor, live music and a room full of beautiful people.  And you don’t need an exceptional invite, or even get on the flight to Los Angeles.  The magic is right here in NYC.


As the holidays pass and take with them all sparkly ornaments, winter brings shorter days and longer nights. However, during the reign of the Northern Queen is the season of black tie events that make the nights shine. Thus dressing up is not an option but a fun necessity.


While black tie dress code might be a bore to the gentlemen, it certainly bears the opposite effect for us girls.  Choosing the right dress can be a bit stressful, but it certainly makes it worthwhile when you make that grand entrance.  From the legendary, and our favorite, Petroushka Ball, to The Maple Leaf Ball, amfAR and The Hope Galas, there are plenty of charitable events to do good and dress up.



Just around the corner, on Friday, February 9th, the Russian Children’s Welfare Society will be hosting its 53rd Annual Petroushka Ball, which will take place at the glamorous ball rooms of the Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue.  The charitable gala brings together crème de la crème of philanthropists, socialites and nobility from all over the country to dance the night away, and give support to the foundation’s mission.




This ball is not to be missed and if you still don’t know what to wear, we have a few fabulous suggestions for you to consider from two designers who are very familiar with the chic and allure that entails these elegant affairs – Alex Teih and Alex Soldier, both work and create one of a kind masterpieces in the heart of New York City.




Modern day glam is a perfect fit for a girl that loves to combine old fashioned allure with a bit of rock n roll edge. Bold, hip, young and full of texture – this union of smooth pastel pink silk and hand textured silver and platinum Star collection set is to shine through the night.




Lace paired with pearls and blue sapphires in these curvy earrings screams elegance and sophisticated charm.  Royal blue speaks for itself; intricate pattern is slimming and rich.




Mermaid silhouette is impeccable in this black creation with silver thread 3D pattern nonchalantly hugging every curve of your body. Couple it with a contrasting bold and confident lemon yellow citrine and pink sapphires set from the Swan collection.



Flowers are the epitome of femininity, but be fierce and give it a little contrast by pairing a classic black and white gown together with avant-garde flower element such as fire opal garnet and black spinel set from the Astra collection to get heads turning.


Hurry and call for your fitting appointment, mention NYBLENDER, and get those jewels before they fly off the shelf, enter NYBLENDER at checkout for 20% discount. Now go on and have a ball!