One Management at MailroomNYC
Did I ever think that I would be going to a nightclub with supermodels and celebrities? The answer is NO. In fact, I have never been to a nightclub. And the first one I go to is filled with supermodels and celebrities from One Management, one of the world’s top-ranking modeling agencies. I was extremely excited to explore a new place along with famous people. One Management held it’s sweet sixteen and One Management’s president, Craig Lawrence's birthday on Wednesday, September 13 at the Mailroom on 110 Wall Street. Mailroom is a bar and lounge located in the basement of a building where WeWork and WeLive are found. The stairs are nicely light up for their guest to walk down to the basement. The place projected a relaxing mood with their midcentury-inspired furniture, vintage pinball and video game machines, disco ball, and prints from Andy Warhol. The bar was right in front of you once you walked down. The space was dimly lighted and very organized. The Selffee team arrived a little bit before 7 pm to set up our edible photo booth since the event started at 8:30 pm and ends at 10:30 pm. We used the area left of the staircase, next to the pinball machines to put our station up. Koi was an extremely nice staff that help grab us a table and tablecloths for us to use. For such a big event and awesome event both of our founders, Farsh and David had to attend along with Santiago, Will, and me. David was responsible for attracting our guest to experience our edible photo booth and encouraging our guest to show us their best runway or model poses for their selfie photos. Santiago was in charge of our edible ink printers, placing selfie cookies into the printers, and bagging them. Will was our photographer for the night to document this amazing event. For me, as usual, I am behind the computers formatting all the beautiful photos of our very photogenic guests. Farsh was training us and making sure we were producing Selffee cookies at a very rapid pace. We also bought our own custom backdrop to take photos on along with selfie stickers, so our guest can find us again. Our coordinator, Marcela came by and greeted us. She was very enthusiastic about how the whole process worked and was happy to have us here. Will took the chance to take a group photo before our guest arrived. The rest of the team prepared and doubled checked if the printers and computer were all running smoothly. People started rolling in around 8 pm and Selffee was all set up and ready to go. The DJ was already jamming to top hits, like ‘Passionfruit’ by Drake and ‘XO TOUR Llif3’ by Lil Uzi Vert. However, he didn’t forget about some classics such as ‘Apologize’ by One Republic. During the whole event, we had a lot of people coming to our photo booth. Many people were amused by the concept of having a selfie on a cookie and then being able to eat. They really wanted to see the behind the scenes of an edible selfie cookie being created. Some guests were able to have a sneak peek of the printing and how the magic happened. The whole night, I was working as fast as I could to make these custom treats. Santiago was rushing and trying to place all the selfie cookies perfectly onto our high-tech printers as quickly as he could without making any mistakes. I was very surprised to how only three cookies out of so many were printed with an error, but I never doubted my teammates. They were the best! We were able to meet models such as Luna Castilho, Karen Lima, Karla Azevedo, Leah Kelley, Olga Cerpita, and Jake Cassar. Everyone was so beautiful, gorgeous, and TALL! I felt extremely short with my white Nike Air Force sneakers. Everyone was dressed very pretty with extravagant outfits. I wish I could have been in heels and a dress, but Selffee came first. My favorite picture from the event was a woman who was very brave and gave us a very sexy pose and was not afraid to show us her cleavage! One of my favorite parts was when a pair was standing next to me for ten minutes and waiting for their photos to be formatted and get their Selffee cookies from the edible photo booth. I helped them look for their photo and we realized they took a picture with the wrong photographer. Then stayed there the whole time waiting for their cookies to come out. To me, I love people who are so eager, but patience to get their Selffee cookies. We definitely worked past 10:30 pm. It was getting late and we were making cookies to the very last minute. We got out of the building at 12 am!! It was also due to being stuck in the elevator. The elevator was not working properly and when Farsh had finally managed to move it, a staff opened the elevator door without knowing we were in it and it paused the elevator. Eventually, we got out. It was pretty late and I had school the next morning and the Selffee team had another event in the morning too, but we could not deny it was a big success and an awesome party. Thank you, One Management for having us and giving us a great time! The edible photo booth was a great addition to this special event, and the custom treats were a crowd favorite!