WORKAHOLIC // NATHALIA MARGOT A.K.A. TIT

Nathalia Margot (A.K.A. TIT) is the type of human you just want to be close to, physically and mentally. She has this warm curiosity about her that makes you want to peel away the turquoise layers to unveil what’s beneath, and then what’s beneath that. Not only is she the PR master behind Manimal, she is also a singer and a fine artist. She is the voice behind many, and a voice all her own that seeks authenticity and honor. She let us take a look into her space to see some of the paintings she is working on, her textures, her photos and a lot of her soul.

 

What do you do?
I am a human, an artist, a musician, a publicist, a label owner and a friend.

 

How did you get to where you are now?
I got to where I am now by believing in work ethic, honoring my creativity, and allowing myself to be inspired & challenged by everything around me.

 

 

What made you turn to this direction?
Well I am a firm believer in Determinism, and that is the position, that for every event, including human action, existed conditions that could cause no other event. I believe that if we practice “Yes” and really understand and learn trust; we will be pulled into a wonderful direction in which we maybe did not want, but came to understand that we need.

 

So I am not sure what turned me here, but I am here!

 

Was this always your dream job?

My dream job is to be working in the arts and help forge more arts into our culture. So absolutely 100% yes!

 

 

How much of the week is work, how much is play?
Everything is work and everything is play. My art is a lot of work and my work is a lot of work. Its a 24/7, love of labor that must be done!
I need more time……

 

How do you find your inspiration and do you find it easy to stay organized?
My inspiration comes from so many places, it comes from the people around me, my ethnicity, the universe, other artists and peers, day to day seemingly monotonous tasks or things. Everything really, I don’t discriminate! I think half the challenge is allowing yourself to be inspired. Organization comes easy for me – I like to see things in front of me, so I write a lot of lists. I enjoy the satisfaction of crossing things off. Clutter and disorganization frighten me. I believe it’s because I understand that ultimately we have zero control over people, places or things, so in creating some sort of organization and pretending like I’ve got things sorted helps keep me grounded.

 

 

How important is your work, and do you feel it defines you?
My work is everything to me. It helps me get out of my head and helps others along their artistic path. It allows me to not be so self seeking and if I had a choice of how I would like to be defined – I would like to be a selfless person.

 

 

 

What has been the most exciting thing you have done with your work, and what is a dream situation you’d like to find yourself in?
The most exciting thing I have ever done, has been watching this company grow and being a witness to the amazing brain of Paul Beahan. It’s really so wonderful because half the time we really don’t know what we are doing, but then a year goes by and the perspective kicks in to show us what has happened and it’s fantastic!
My dream situation would be to continue nurturing this company- watching it grow, maintaining my self sustainability and being able to really give back to my family. My family means everything to me and I find myself working triple so that one day I can take care of them.

 


How do you define your personal style, work and clothing, etc.?
Personal Style ha! Sometimes I feel like I don’t have the time to maintain style. Style is so much perspective and attitude it almost doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a 99 cent shirt from Good Will or $1,000 designer top. I definitely do not define my style by price or trend. I like to wear what my friends are making. I wear a lot of Odilon, Beth Richards and a healthy amount of second-hand finds.

 

 

 

Do you listen to music during your work day?
A ton of music. We listen to every submission that comes through to us. As well as everything on our label. A few things that won’t leave the turntable right now are Joel Jerome, Sergio Centi and Crosby Stills and Nash.

 


What’s something someone may not know about you?
I am obsessed with old martial arts films. Seven Samurai, Shogun Assassin, Big Boss, 36 Chambers Of Shaolin. I have been since I was a kid. My brother and I used to get them on VHS. If you haven’t seen them- do it!

 

 

Anything else you would like to say or for us to know?

My friend Aileen taught me about the power of YES, and it’s really changed my life. So I would like anyone reading this to play with the idea of Yes. Just say Yes. For one day.

I also go by the painting alias of TIT. This was my alter ego created by Nick Egan and myself.

 

Photos by Maggie Davis

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