It was a difficult pill to swallow hearing the news of the passing of the late Amsale Aberra. So to receive an invite to her show was not only an honor but it was a chance to celebrate her legacy in a room filled with people that both loved her, her work and also respected the brand.
The response was so great for those that wanted to be in attendance that they had to do two shows. The Amsale team choose one of the coolest, and regal of hotels The Gramercy Hotel. The ambiance is set for royalty with its rich colors of deep reds, and the chandelier reminiscent of a royal foyer. It was perfectly set.
Upstairs on the indoor rooftop with its glass ceiling giving perfect light seemed to make perfect sense. The day was sunny even though it was a bit cooler for a Spring day. But today–the weather was just right for a send-off for Queen Amsale. We all came to celebrate the gift of her last collection before her successor would take over. The next set of brides the would be fortunate enough to own a piece of Amsale would not only own a masterpiece but would be part of the legacy of the brand.
Over the past several years, Myrdith Leon-McCormack has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurist, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents as well as a Huffington Post blogger.
Leon-McCormack, founder of MLM Represents, oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. Her particular area of expertise is advising clients on how to best leverage their brand as an asset to serve as a powerful leadership tool and drive their business performance.
Leon-McCormack’s innovative strategies to connect consumers more effectively by associating them with the world’s most influential celebrities, musicians, arts, film and personalities has been part of her incredible success to collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential people in the world of the arts, music, and film. MLM Represents client list includes: Isaiah Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lois Samuels–the Vessel, and Justin Davis. Her new business has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world to wonderful destinations such as Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, London, France, Ireland, to name a few.
Leon-McCormack’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the entertainment and arts has created yet another venture with the weekly radio show, “Keep It Moving” with Marsha Jews on WEAA 88.9 FM, a national public radio station, as Executive Entertainment Producer.
As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine (WBM), she drives the magazine into the 21st century, where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction.