• Anné Newman


Updated: Dec 2, 2021



As a Fashion Stylist I spend a lot of time on the go. More often than not this means in the car, as I usually have a lot of clothes, accessories and props to take on Shoots. And when it has been a long day on Set with lots of interesting people and more often than not great music, I do appreciate a few minutes of peace and quiet before I get home. But as much as I am not "a music person" (as odd as this is to most) and I have absolutely no problem with quietness, one thing is for certain, no car journey is made for silence. Which is why we fill the silence with music, the radio, phone calls, etc. But when I don't take the time to make my own playlists and haven't found a radio station that is 100% to my taste these options don't hold up. Especially when any prefabricated playlists or the in between songs chit chat on the radio usually makes me turn it off. Even making phone calls on my way home more often than not just become a bit of a pain as I seem to get disconnected way too regularly and conversations are disjointed and kept short because of it, leaving no-one better off for having made them. So here comes my revelation PODCASTS ARE MY SOLUTION.

Of course there are good and bad podcasts too, but luckily my experience with them started off as a very pleasant one. I have always been able to take in conversations better than anything I have read. More often than not, when I read something, I will not be able to tell you all the details or it will literally put me straight to sleep, which is why going to bed to read is such an alien concept form me. I wouldn't last a page. But when it comes to listening, I definitely engage.

So when I started looking for a podcast, I was searching for something informative. And when I say informative I don't necessarily mean educational more than I wanted it to be enjoyable and interesting. Of course since the Covid Pandemic started a lot of podcasts have surfaced and there are endless choices about. For me "Creative Conversations with Suzy Menkes" was the obvious first choice. As one of fashions most renown journalists it is to no surprise that she has chosen to make a Podcast chatting with the big hitting names in the industry, including the likes of Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior and Naomi Campbell. She purely lets them tell their stories, from how they got to where they are today, their most memorable fashion moment, to what fashion means to them and how they think fashion will develop in the future. The greatest thing about it, is that it's less of a formal interview and more of a casual conversation among friends that reminisce in the past and wonder about the future.

Luckily I have quite a few episodes to catch up on and shouldn't run out too soon as they are still being published once a fort night as I catch up, but it is never too early to start looking for the next one. Of course I am not just looking for Podcasts with Fashion content but with it being such an interesting time for the industry and there being so many stories told on the subject, I am thinking of giving the "Business of Fashion" Podcast a go. I know it won't have the comforting story telling narrative or voices of "Creative Conversations" but I think it could be interesting.

Have you found your Podcast too? Let me know!

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