Even though I photographed this dress in the Hamptons, I actually wore it in New York. Last week, Ben and I attended a charity ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we were invited so support Charity Water. It’s one of the most wonderful charitable foundations that help to provide people in Africa (and across the globe) with the access to clean water.
If you follow me on Insta Stories and Snapchat you know that the location and setup of the event was phenomenal! Same goes to the amount of funds raised to support this important cause. It’s a second year in a row we are invited to this grandiose gala and every single year the organizers surprise us more and more. Last year, the gala featured virtual reality sets that depicted in 360 degrees the story of the African village receiving the access to clean water. This year, it was a live satellite connection with Ethiopia where people finally obtained access to clean water. It was a truly magical experience seeing how some of oldest members of the village (who are in their 90s!) are seeing and trying clean water for the first time in their lives (just imagine it!).
You are probably dying to hear which celebrities I saw at this event and I have to disappoint you: I spent most of the night at the table talking to our lovely neighbors and didn’t have a chance to celebrity-hunt. By the way, I was thinking that it will be a hungry night for me as the menu didn’t feature any vegan dishes and I was so surprised when the chef cooked a vegan appetizer, main dish, and a dessert personally for me! Can you imagine it? I felt so special (and well fed)!
When it comes to outfits that I spotted at the events, these were phenomenal. Some ladies came to the event in long couture gowns while others opted in for lace cocktail dresses. I wore my Marchesa dress for the event last year and this season I decided to pick something more edgy. It all started with my favorite shade of black lipstick by e.l.f. cosmetics (I reviewed my recent blog post) as I figured that I need to wear it more. Then I decided that my black princess dress require a bit of an edgy twist too so I paired it with my sticker platform heels. I really liked how the outfit turned out and felt that it was creative enough to be appropriate for the Met.
However, for this photoshoot I decided to go a bit different route so I styled the dress with those embellished heel pumps and opted in for a classic red lip color. In my opinion, such twist makes this black dress more holiday-appropriate so I’m planning on repeating this look again soon.
Would yo ever wear a black lipstick to a black tie event? What are some of the charity organizations that you support?
OUTFIT DETAILS: Elliatt Verve Dress (check out this cold shoulder dresses selection)
ASOS Embellished Pointed Heels (love this selection of Mary Jane style shoes)
Helen Ficalora Necklace (pendant necklaces that are such great gifts!)