Inspired by Experiences: Chris Nick Shares what Sparks His Creativity
loader image
Staying Inspired: What Sparks My Creativity

Staying Inspired: What Sparks My Creativity

Youth | December 15, 2020
  • 0

We can all agree that this year has been quite eventful in its own way and at the same time—idle. I had such a busy year in 2019 and I’m used to being on the go, creating and meeting new people here and there and that has all been put into a pause this year. Although I don’t think that is all that bad since I’m usually the type to stay optimistic in many ways, and I believe this year has been given to us as a sort of breather from the busy lives we live: a time for us to focus on what is important, what makes us happy, and has given us time to work on ourselves—to revaluate.

I understand that as an artist, a creative block is inevitable especially during such times but I have been able to utilize the year into focusing on the future of my brand and I’ve been able to get in touch again with the things that inspire me. I’ve always been the nostalgic type, an old soul if you will. Film, music, literature, and history heavily inspire my work and I love bringing it into the now, creating my own reality—without it ever being a cliché.

Film

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Golden Age of Old Hollywood has got to be my most favorite era of cinema. There was just something about it that totally enchanted me—the glamour of it all, the scandal, and the history. It was all very enticing to me and I couldn’t help but become obsessed—I found myself watching these films at an early age. In fact, I would rather see these films than the more “current” ones. Some of the first old Hollywood films I’ve watched were High Society and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes—and I’ve been hooked ever since. 

Music

Before I create, I actually found myself making a playlist—sort of like a soundtrack for what I want to create. I curate certain tracks that would help me create a story and a vibe if you will for whatever it is—it helps me imagine and plan out things better. It could be for a new collection I’m creating, a new editorial I’d like to shoot, or even for a trip—sort of like a musical or, sound-centric mood board. My taste in music is sort of everything really, no specific genre that I stick to—I could go from the classics to jazz, to the Billboard’s Hot 100.

Literature

I’ve always been fond of reading—it’s another way of escaping reality for me. It’s a different sort of escape from watching films when I read because I am able to imagine the things I read in my head in my own way. That’s why usually when a novel is turned into a film, I prefer to read it first. F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of my most favorite authors. I think I’ve read almost all of his work. I also truly enjoy the work of Capote—his most famous Breakfast at Tiffany’s, naturally. As well as the works of Bret Easton Ellis (my most favorite being American Psycho a true masterpiece in my opinion), Paulo Coelho, and for a fun and light read—Sophie Kinsella and Kevin Kwan.

History

Fashion history, to be more precise. I love to learn about how events during certain eras or time s affect fashion, beauty, art, and culture. I think it’s it’s just so interesting and I also believe it’s important for people to know and to understand how and where certain things started—pioneers of certain things, and learn about such amazing people who have contributed so much to the things that we know today.

It’s important to surround yourself with things and people that inspire you. My heart is in this world that I’ve created in my head because of all the things that constantly inspire me. When I am designing, it’s most likely for a woman or a man that I’ve watched or read about or perhaps the person I wanted to be when I was young—how I wanted to live where I wanted to be—and these were things that I was taking from film, music, literature, and history and then applying them to real life.

When you’re already doing something that you love so much, something you’re passionate about—and for me, that’s fashion—you are constantly inspired. It flows into everything you do because you are excited. And when you’re that, you will be better at what you are doing.

Related Articles
Fashion, life and everything chic in-between.
More from Chris Nick
December 22, 2020 | 3 min READ
Check them out

OneMega.com is your all-in-one access pass to exclusive content from a wide variety of lifestyle experts, thought leaders, influencers and leading content creators here in the Philippines and around the world. OneMega.com is a prestige media brand of One Mega Group, Inc.

ONEMEGA EDITORIAL TEAM

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Marga Medrano-Tupaz
JR ASSOCIATE EDITOR Diane Nicole Go
GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jann Pascua
GROUP ART DIRECTOR Marc Pagdilao
MULTIMEDIA ARTIST Denielle Carag
GROUP PUBLISHER Janine Recto

CONTRIBUTORS

FASHION Amina Arañaz-Alunan Jojie Lloren Robby Carmona Patty Ang Candy Dizon Francis Libiran | BEAUTY Dr. Vicky Belo Kim Reyes-Palanca Marie Lozano Firas Abboud Jude Hipolito and Rose Velasco (JuRo) Jigs Mayuga | LUXURY Bianca Salonga JP Tuason Jeanette Ipapo-Tuason Marlon Stöckinger | TRAVEL Vern Enciso Ferdi Salvador Marie Field-Faith | TECH & GADGETS Carlo Ople Enrique Miranda Gerry Sy | HOME & DESIGN Geewel Fuster Kitty Bunag Tessa Alindogan Vianca Favila | BUSINESS & CAREER Franco Saycon Venus Navalta Eric Dee Dr. Z Teo Pinky Tobiano Atty. Connie Aquino | ENTERTAINMENT Girlie Rodis MJ Marfori G3 San Diego Georcelle Dapat Sy / G-Force | FOOD & ENTERTAINING Aüa Chino Hernandez Happy Ongpauco-Tiu Nina Daza-Puyat Robby Goco JJ Yulo | PARENTING Cat Arambulo-Antonio Paulyne Fermin Michelle Aventajado Jerika Ejercito Aguilar Celine Gabriel Lim | FITNESS & WELLNESS Nadine Tengco Harvie de Baron Sara Black Arnold Aninion Teresa Herrera Anthon Tanya Aguila Simon Greatwich | WEDDINGS Marbee Shing-Go Amanda Tirol Charisse Tinio Jason Magbanua Gideon Hermosa Robert Blancaflor | YOUTH Chris Nick Milka Romero Miko Tiu Laurel Janeena Chan

ADVERTISING

SALES DIRECTOR Maureen Alexis Busto
ACCOUNT MANAGERS Pauline Mata,
Chloe Tapucar, Jasmine Co Leng, Ivan Panganiban,
Anna Chua, Dgimiko Palaganas

MARKETING AND ADVERTISING SERVICES

MARKETING & ADVERTISING SERVICES MANAGER Arriane Sanchez
AD & PROMO MANAGER Brent James Castro
CONTENT MARKETING SUPERVISOR Pam Rodriguez
PARTNERSHIP RELATIONS ASSOCIATE Anikah Chua
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Emina Sotto
COPYWRITER Rowan Palomares
ADVERTISING COORDINATOR & IMPLEMENTER Victoria Vedana
MULTIMEDIA ARTIST Agatha Romero
PRODUCER Ferrena Enriquez
VIDEO EDITOR Andrew Ciudad

VIDEO & EVENTS

TECHNICAL MANAGER Arriane Sanchez
SR VIDEO EDITOR Jasper Bermejo
VIDEO EDITORS Shayne De Guzman, Kenneth Dimaano
VIDEO PRODUCER Ferrena Enriquez
AUDIO VISUAL & TECHNICAL ASSISTANT Andrew Ciudad

CREATIVE SERVICES

CREATIVE SERVICES SUPERVISOR Kristoff Sison
MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS Gari Rivera, Elmer Pereira
COPYWRITERS Peaches Garcia

PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS

PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS MANAGER Erica Luna
SR. BOOKING ASSOCIATE Marc Louise Esguerra
BOOKING ASSOCIATE Mae Talaid, KZ Francisco
PULL OUT COORDINATOR & PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS ASSISTANT MJ Almero

STUDIO & IMAGING

PRODUCTION AND STUDIO MANAGER Ed Simon
PHOTOGRAPHER Kieran Punay, Excel Panlaque
FINAL ARTISTS Eric Gallego, Mark Villanueva
CAMERAMAN JR Ramirez

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

AVP for MARKETING & PUBLISHING Marga Medrano-Tupaz
VP for CONTENT Peewee Isidro
PRESIDENT Suki Salvador
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Archie Carrasco

ONE MEGA GROUP, INC.

PRESIDENT Suki Salvador
CHAIRMAN Archie Carrasco
FOUNDING CREATIVE DIRECTOR Lorraine Belmonte
FOUNDER Sari Yap