By Keydra Manns
With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week still on our brain, I can’t help but reflect on the beautiful chaos that comes with Fashion Week. As excited as I was for it to begin, I was glad when it was over. Backstage of New York City Fashion Week can be similar to the organized chaos that will indefinitely rear its ugly head as your wedding party scrambles to make last minute adjustments before your big I do’s. I was elated to experience an oasis of relaxation in between all the mayhem called the Mercedes-Benz Lounge.
The Mercedes-Benz Lounge came equipped with lite bites, refreshments, and a relaxed atmosphere. There was light music and a full screen highlighting all the fashion shows that were taking place. Guests were reflecting on the shows they just witnessed and regrouping before the next turn of events.
I recall attending a wedding this past summer where the guests, including myself, became annoyed because the ceremony started an hour and half late. Luckily, the hall where the wedding was being held had a bar that accommodated me until the ceremony started. We would like to think that our wedding will start on time and everything will go as planned; as beautiful as that thought is, it is not realistic.
Do your guests a favor and give them a comfortable space where they can wait and will most definitely appreciate. In-laws engaging for the first time, will probably be much more pleasant with one another in a lounge than in those hard wooden chairs waiting for you to walk down the isle. You will be the talk of the town, and it won’t be for being tardy to the party.
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.