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As a stylist and vintage fashion hound, I believe everything has a story — whether it be clothes or the people that wear them. So this is Style Stories, a collection of conversations with creative people who have a strong sense of style. I sit on my couch with old and new peers and discover how their fashion choices have shaped and been shaped by their family, friends, and careers. Together we tell their Style Story.

View every story at MadeleinePark.co

Produced by Giuseppe Santamaria Studio

Style Stories with Madeleine Park Madeleine Park

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 31 Ratings

As a stylist and vintage fashion hound, I believe everything has a story — whether it be clothes or the people that wear them. So this is Style Stories, a collection of conversations with creative people who have a strong sense of style. I sit on my couch with old and new peers and discover how their fashion choices have shaped and been shaped by their family, friends, and careers. Together we tell their Style Story.

View every story at MadeleinePark.co

Produced by Giuseppe Santamaria Studio

    Jodie Welsh-Choolburra (Founder of Brolga Dance Academy and Multi-disciplinary Creative)

    Jodie Welsh-Choolburra (Founder of Brolga Dance Academy and Multi-disciplinary Creative)

    In episode 3 of season 8 I chat with Jodie Welsh-Choolburra, founder of Brolga Dance Academy and multi-disciplinary creative working across First Nation’s arts, culture and politics. Jodie is leading the choreography for the Vivid event, Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future and testament to her title of Mama Jodes, she’s paved the way with constant care and clever consideration. Seeing her self as a woman walking in two worlds, that of her proud Gamillori and Murrwarri heritage and that of her inner city upbringing, Jodie’s style has an urban edge whilst always paying homage to her aboriginal roots. Never one to follow trends but always one to dream big, Jodie is a true original and it’s her style to let that shine.

    • 43 min
    Hayley Pigram (Urban Aboriginal Artist)

    Hayley Pigram (Urban Aboriginal Artist)

    In episode 2 of season 8, I chat with Hayley Pigram, urban Aboriginal artist represented by the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. Hayley handmade each unique artwork, made from lights, which have been integrated into the up-cycled fashion collection featured in the Vivid event, Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future. While Hayley’s use of bright colours and desire to work with unusual art mediums naturally align her to this project, it’s her story of being a modern woman with an ancient heritage that has been the most poignant point of connectivity. Hayley’s sustainable fashion choices may often be practical in nature, however it’s her style to artfully push boundaries and challenge ideas for both herself and others. And it’s this desire for continuous development that sees Hayley’s confidence rise in the demonstration of her style and the telling of her story.

    • 59 min
    Nina Fitzgerald (Creative Director and Writer)

    Nina Fitzgerald (Creative Director and Writer)

    In episode 1 of season 8, I chat with Nina Fitzgerald, multi-disciplinary Creative Director and Writer, who is a panel speaker at the Vivid event, Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future. As a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman Nina speaks articulately to the movements defining Indigenous identity and representation in both the fashion industry and the arts but it’s her wonderful ways with words and her ability to tell a story that makes her style so compelling. While Nina’s natural style errs on the side of comfort, her fresh take on fashion ensures there’s always something unique to see and always an interesting story to tell.

    • 52 min
    Introducing Season 8 'Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future'

    Introducing Season 8 'Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future'

    If my objective was to venture Style Stories into more visual and event-based mediums, what better than to land a place in the Vivid Sydney festival.

    Honoured to be hosting Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future as part of the festival, Season 8 shares the style and stories of the forward-thinking talent who have joined me on the journey of producing this event which will take place on June the 7th at the UTS Great Hall in Sydney.

    This series will continue to share stories of creative people with a strong sense of style, but with a vivid team of talent who are united by their can-do stories and dream-big styles.

    I hope these stories help seek change, spark a new idea or just inspire you to shine.

    • 2 min
    Mynx Moscato (Drag Queen)

    Mynx Moscato (Drag Queen)

    The final episode of season 7 is a live broadcast of the season launch which I hosted at Dulcie’s Kings Cross in conjunction with the Potts Point Partnership and The Glittering Mile Festival. In keeping with the colourful, camp theme of the season, the night was a joyful celebration of self expression and included an interview with local drag queen, and wig & make-up artist extraordinaire, Mynx Moscato. While Mynx’s upbringing in suburban Diggers Rest may not have provided the colour they were seeking out, Sydney is where Mynx came to find their rainbow and earn their drag queen wings. Mynx not only gives us an entertaining encounter of their Style Story but some vivid tips on wig and make up trends to watch out for, some not for the faint-hearted!

    I hope you can sit back, relax and enjoy listing to Mynx’s story.

    If this season was about colourful, camp expressions of identity and the performative nature of fashion, the oncoming season will document my next bold performative venture into the Vivid Sydney festival. Listen out for Season 8 where I interview some of the creative talent that I am working with to produce my Vivid event titled, Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future. This event will take place on the night of June 7th at the UTS Great Hall in Ultimo so if you’d like to join in the fun and find out more, please visit Vivid Sydney.

    • 18 min
    Maggie Zhou (Writer, Producer, Podcaster and Influencer)

    Maggie Zhou (Writer, Producer, Podcaster and Influencer)

    In episode 5 of season 7, I chat with self-proclaimed “creative slashie” Maggie Zhou, who credits the jobs of Writer, Producer, Podcaster and Influencer to her mulit-hyphenated portfolio career. Despite being an influential Gen Z (at the tender age of 22) Maggie’s voice strikes a different chord as she applies an honest, considerate tone to all she does including her clothes. While Maggie may still be at the beginnings of discovering her style, the start of her story has you hooked and leaves you wanting for more.

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

muffintopp62 ,

Great conversations

Genuine and relatable conversation with a great group of people. Mad’s creates a great balance in her chats and uncovers how style and fashion is a common thread in everyones life stories.

Mehjuj ,

It’s ok

Not bad

lilbree777 ,

Great podcast

Very unique and inspiring style conversations!

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