‘Being ambitious is not a bad thing if you want to be successful’
If you’re a content creator, or aspiring to be one, you’ve probably heard the advice “be consistent” a couple of times. When one asks content creators what’s the secret for a steady and fast-growing engagement, they will say being consistent is key in achieving influence.
Marvin Garcia, a.k.a. Davinz, observes this to be true. Aside from actual good style and taste, the 24-year-old creator believes another element led him to where he is now. “Always strive for more,” says Davinz. “They say being content with what we have is what we need but that’s totally not true. Being ambitious is not a bad thing if you want to be successful.”
Currently, the Milan-based Filipino influencer has more than 99K followers (on Instagram alone) who watch his every pose, every fashion event he attends, and every look he dons.
The fashion and lifestyle content creator moved to Milan back when he was 18 to pursue graphic design and photography. With his love for fashion, Davinz also started posting his weekly outfits on social media and was noticed by an Italian agency which he later joined. Soon after, he started attending back to back fashion weeks at Paris and Milan, leading him to the new global talent agency he’s with now, The Pause Agency.
In this exclusive, Davinz talks about his life as a digital content creator, his icons, and moments in fashion. He also shares some detailed advice for anyone who wants to make it as a digital content creator and influencer.
What are you most proud of as a digital creator?
For me, as a digital creator, one of the things I’m most proud of is actually the main description of what I do: to be able to influence my community and to serve as an inspiration to others. When I achieve these, I sense that I’m growing and that I’m moving forward.
What’s your most unforgettable fashion moment?
Every moment is unforgettable, but one unforgettable fashion show I’ve seen was the Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid Spring 2018 fashion show.
How would you define your personal style? Who are your fashion influences?
Both Asian and European styles have an impact on my personal style. I would say my own style is a mixture of both. The environment around me is another factor. Milan is one of the biggest fashion capitals in the whole world. I love seeing people dressed up especially during the cold days.
What are your favorite brands?
As of now, I’m loving Diesel, Balenciaga and Heliot Emil.
Any tips to aspiring creators like yourself?
Always strive for more. They say being content with what we have is what we need, but that’s totally not true. Being ambitious is not a bad thing if you want to be successful.
Make time to do a lot of content. You can’t just sit there and relax. People think it’s an easy job but every creator would agree that it’s not.
Be consistent. When I say be consistent, it means two things: posting regularly on your social media accounts and don’t get too far from your niche. I’m saying this because your audience will depend on these two.
Share your top three looks.
Glasses – Attico
Pants, belt – C2H4
Bag – Nawara Co
Boots – Maison Margiela
Sweater – COS
Coat – thrifted
Cap – New Era
Pants – Vetements
Boots- Maison Margiela
Top – C2H4
Belt – Diesel
Pants – thrifted
Bag – Diesel
Boots – Newrock
Images from Davinz Garcia’s Instagram