Fashion files loves chatting with dope creatives within the beauty, fashion, and branding industry. I had the opportunity to catch up with one of the hottest celebrity stylist Mickey Freeman and to see what’s going on in his world. Mickey has worked with some of today’s hottest influencers and celebrities, Mickey also believes in sowing a seed into the younger generation of creatives. Let’s see what’s going on with Mickey Freeman aka Mickey Boom!
What is the Mickey Boooom Brand?
There are many facets to my sartorial expertise, however, I’ve primarily been a celebrity wardrobe stylist for men and women who are in search of an innovative intervention, as I playfully call it.
Where do you see fashion going within the next 5 years with the rise of fast fashion?
With the rise of fast fashion, I also see slow and sustainable fashion gaining traction in the next 5 years as citizens of the universe begin to hold themselves accountable in the fight to save our ecosystem.
No matter how quickly fast fashion ascends, slow and high fashion will always be in demand for those who understands and chooses quality over quantity.
What tips do you have for someone that wants to be a celebrity stylist but don’t have the connections?
The best way is to do the work. Doing the work will get you noticed by the right people. Be strategic and intentional about what you want. Don’t be afraid to reach out to celebrities directly on social media. Many times, you can also find their email contact on their profile page. Listen to your gut! Because your gut is God speaking to you. Always remember that you are a vessel, that way you will always remain humble.
What’s next for Mickey Freeman?
My prayer has always been for God to continue to use me, so you’ll have to stay tuned for what’s to come. You can always see what I’m up to on Instagram.
I pray every day that my creative story is one that speaks to how amazingly multifaceted and multidimensional our people are. I hope my journey is a piece in the mosaic that makes up the beauty and creativity we bring to the world.
Who do you prefer styling men or women?
Honestly, I have no preference. I love styling both men and women equally.
Do you prefer working with established designers or up and coming designers? And what fashion house would you love to be Creative Director for?
I love working with up-and-coming designers. In my opinion, I feel that those designers continue to move fashion forward with their innovative designs.
Is it important for a stylist/creative director to be part of an agency or is freelance styling a better route to go?
It’s more important to go with what works best for your business because at the end of the day, this is a business.
It also depends on where you are in your career and what you’re looking for in an agency or if it’s a good fit for your aesthetic and type of styling. For me, I absolutely love being represented by an agency such as the Only Agency. #WeAreTheOnly.
Featured Image by Michael Creagh