There is perhaps nothing better than being one’s own boss. Living on one’s own schedule and having no need to report to anyone else might be the best feeling in the world. For rising social media influencer Mickey Lacoste, it certainly is a dream come true to work for himself.
Mickey is a musician-influencer based in Los Angeles, California. His online presence first became known through Vine, a famous social media application that became a hit in 2013. Today, he manages one of the best high-fashion streetwear clothing line, Section8.
In 2013, his comedic sketches in the form of Vine videos blew up online, and this was the beginning of his rise to social media fame. The experience paved his way to work with various artists and other influencers. He developed an app company where he designed games for social media influencers and artists. His first game, “Doggy Box,” reached 300,000 downloads within several weeks and led to an opportunity to work with popular hip-hop artist Soulja Boy. All these endeavors led him to hundreds and thousands of revenues.
Much of his success in Section8 and as a musician influencer was driven by the fact that Mickey dreaded the idea of working for someone else. He has had his fair share of working hard for others yet earning so little. He started to resent these types of jobs, and eventually, he took a bold move of leaving that post and starting his brand from scratch.
Aside from his passion for music, Mickey always found himself drawn to fashion wear. For this social media influencer, getting new clothes was one of the best feelings in the world. He wanted to be able to do that for his friends. He wanted to design streetwear clothes that would have its signature style.
In 2017, Mickey finally established his clothing brand Section8. His connections with well-known music artists such as Trippe Red and Lil Pump helped make his clothing line become known worldwide. Being the first-ever clothing brand to start the “spikes on hoody” movement, Section8 became a viral sensation.
Today, Section8 gives a high-class and exclusive feel of its collection. It features only high-quality clothes centering on unique and trendy high fashion streetwear. Its Instagram page holds 151,000 followers despite being a private account. Many of these followers are waiting for the brand’s new releases.
Mickey himself is also a star on social media with nearly 500,000 followers. On top of his entrepreneurial endeavors, he also runs meme accounts, which have amassed over 20 million followers. Indeed, nothing stops this influencer from exploring different aspects of his passion and investing in them.
As for Section8, he hopes to expand this brand and build a unique warehouse which he dubs as a “fantasy factory.” In the end, Mickey highlights that staying focused and working hard are the keys to achieving success in whatever pursuit aspiring entrepreneurs, influencers, or artists may have.
To know more about Mickey Lacoste and Section8, feel free to check their official website.