Stunning Styles Abound at Boise’s Ballet Idaho Fall Gala!

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the excitement surrounding Ballet Idaho’s February performance of Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, this year’s annual Fall Gala was a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes himself! 

I was honored to attend this lush event for the first time, which began with a cocktail party and auction preview, and progressed to a gourmet dinner, live music, dancing, an auction, and exclusive sneak-peek performance of the Idaho Ballet’s special Sinatra-honoring performance! All proceeds from the Gala benefited the Ballet’s season and performances, as well as their grants, educational, and social outreach programs throughout the area.

Boise’s most fashionable urban crowd turn out for this event every year, and it was my pleasure to capture and feature the evening’s Best Dressed attendees!

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Hanging out with KTVB Journalist and the evening’s emcee, Maggie O’Mara! My dress is by local designer Rooney Mae Couture, on 8th in BoDo.
My beautiful dear friend Angie Berman, with her lovely daughter Dorthy.
My beautiful dear friend Angie Berman, with her lovely daughter Dorthee.
Gorgeous couple Ron & Cyndee Larson.
Gorgeous couple Ron & Cyndee Larson.
Guests enjoying the Photo opp backdrop.
Guests enjoying the Photo opp backdrop. Beautiful ballerina Adrienne Kerr models Hal Davis pearls in the center, and the lovely lady to the right of her is local fashion designer Patti Wells, owner of the LunchBOX in Meridian!
Beautiful guests rocking the evening's Rat Pack theme!
Gorgeous guests perfectly representing the evening’s Rat Pack theme!
This fabulous babe surprised me! Would you believe she MADE that dress by hand? Amazing!
This fabulous babe surprised me! Would you believe she MADE that dress by hand? Amazing!
Ballet Idaho's star dancers get in on the act.
Ballet Idaho’s star dancers get in on the act, with props, of course!
Stunning Wanda Lee Crowley, board member of the Ballet Idaho.
Stunning Wanda Lee Crowley, board member of the Ballet Idaho.
More beautiful guests, including my friends Michael & Leticia McLaughlin in the center.
More beautiful guests looking fabulous, including my friends Michael & Leticia McLaughlin in the center.
What a gloriously bedazzled room, filled with gorgeous people!
What a gloriously bedazzled room, filled with wonderful people!
Angie and Cyndee, beautiful babes inside and out!
Angie and Cyndee, beautiful babes inside and out!
Myself, Angie, and Cassie McCullough perfecting our "supermodel" poses
Myself, Angie, and Cassie McCullough perfecting our “supermodel” poses
Time to head upstairs for dinner, and absolutely GORGEOUS decor!
Time to head upstairs for dinner, and absolutely GORGEOUS decor!
Cassie, Drthee, Angie (sorry Ray Gadd behind the plant!), Pamela Barron-Gadd, Michael, and Leticia
Cassie, Dorthee, Angie (sorry Ray Gadd behind the plant!), Pamela Barron-Gadd, Michael, Leticia, Cyndee.
Personalized Centerpieces - a beautiful touch.
Personalized Centerpieces – a beautiful touch.
Amazing food! Well done, to everyone who worked hard coordinating this event!
Enjoying the amazing food. Well done, to everyone who worked hard coordinating this event!
Personalized touches abound, right down to the champagne flutes!
Personalized touches abound, right down to the champagne flutes!
What I wore: Dress by Rooney Mae Couture / Handbag by Heather Offord / World Cuff Bracelet by Artelier / Soko Bar Ring from Nordstrom
What I wore, details: Dress by Rooney Mae Couture / Handbag by Heather Offord / World Cuff Bracelet by Artelier / Soko Bar Ring from Nordstrom
Auction time!
Auction time!
After dinner, it's down to the dance floor!
After dinner, it’s down to the dance floor.
Beloved local Jazz & Swing band the Frim Fram 4 rocked the stage!
Beloved local Jazz & Swing band the Frim Fram 4 rocked the stage!
Ballet Idaho board member Monica Walker
Ballet Idaho board member Monica Walker
Beloved local fashion stylist Heather Schwabe, center, with her beautiful friends.
Beloved local fashion stylist Heather Schwabe rocking a gorgeous For Love & Lemons gown from Piece Unique, in the center, with her beautiful friends.
Beautiful belle, in one of my favorite gowns of the evening!
A beautiful belle, in one of my favorite gowns of the evening, from Margene’s Bridal of Boise.

AND FINALLY…

My friend Leticia is such a hoot! She comes up with new poses all the time, like this grab-your-heel pose.
My friend Leticia is such a hoot! She comes up with new poses all the time, like this grab-your-heel concept that works fine with two people.
But sometimes gravity is stronger than will, lol!
But when three ladies in heels get involved, sometimes gravity is stronger than will, lol! 😉 Ah well, we tried!

Special thanks to Meredith Stead, Marketing Director at Ballet Idaho, for the fantastically fun opportunity to be involved with this year’s festivities! Can’t wait to see what your crew puts together for next year; it’s tough to top perfection.

XOXO,
Tanya

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