Fashionable Friday: @MichaelMorgon
Hey guys, so I was super excited to catch up with the ever so fashionable, Michael Morgon. He is a rising fashion influencer who is working closely with luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus in expanding their social media influence and showcasing the latest designer trends beyond the walls of their physical locations. We talk style, social media and goals he has for the future!
1. How would you describe your sense of style? This is a question I get asked very often. If you took a look at my closet, you'd think I shared a room with seventeen of my cousins because it is filled with so much versatility! In my junior and senior year of high school, I worked for a huge thrift store in Long Island called AMVETS. Growing up with the little that I had, going to work everyday was my haven. It's like I worked in a time capsule, with decades full of the most fashionable pieces from each era, right at my fingertips. I've accumulated a lot of great items from working there, some of which I actually still wear today!
Nowadays, my style is all over the place. One day you'll see me with a three piece suit on, and the next day with a crop top. You would swear I had a twin! People who know me personally know that I have many different personalities (I blame the Taurus in me), I believe that is a huge reason for my many different styles.
"It's not about who you wear, it's how you wear it." - Michael Morgon
2. Who would you consider a fashion icon? I truly look up to Rihanna. There is so much talent in that girl, and she always keeps us on our feet. It takes a lot for a celebrity to succeed and be respected in the fashion industry. She has proven to the world that she can take on any industry she puts her heart into. Truly an overall icon in my eyes.
3. You recently began a social media campaign with Neiman Marcus, what advice would you give to someone who wants to work with major companies in the fashion industry?
Do NOT underestimate the power of networking. It really is more about who you know than what you know, but obviously you will get further in life if you know a what you're doing as well. I tend to go out of my way to be around people that I feel would be beneficial to my future, and that's ok. Put yourselves in these positions. You'll thank yourself later.
I credit social media for all the success I've had with Neiman Marcus. Most people use social media in their down time, to connect with family and friends. I use it to drive my business, and connect with those who have the power to take it to the next level.
4. What are your goals for the future?
I want to be able to connect more with you guys on social media. My YouTube channel is currently in the works, and I'm also working to do a lot more with the communities that have had an impact on my current successes. I don't want to be just another person you follow on Instagram. I want to have a purpose!
So there you guys have it! I hope you guys enjoyed and if you have any questions for Michael regarding style tips, item inquiries or just some positive words his way, make sure to follow and message him on his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @MichaelMorgon!