Friday, March 27, 2015

Dallas Dweller: Page Parkes-Eveleth

Dallas is full of colorful characters. There are those you see monthly in the society pages, whose stories are legendary in this town. But, this feature is inspired by the people that I think you should know more about because of their fabulous style, interesting back-story or amazing accomplishments. Dallas Dweller seeks to introduce you to these fabulous faces.

Dallas Dweller: Page Parkes-Eveleth
by Cynthia Smoot

If you have worked in the fashion industry around the South anytime in the last 30 years, you know the legend that is Page Parkes. Page Parkes-Eveleth is the co-owner of Page Parkes Corporation, the largest modeling & acting agency group in the Southwestern United States. Her abilities to find and develop talent led her to be one of the most sought after agents for the fashion and commercial industry worldwide.

Page Parkes Talent is known for developing a few people you might have heard of like Channing Tatum, Brooke Burns, Alexis Bledel and many more. Many of her talents and discoveries have appeared in and graced the covers of Vogue, Seventeen, Glamour, Elle,Teen Vogue, Men's Health, as well as landed many prestigious campaigns like Ralph Lauren, Nike, L'Oreal, Gap, Abercrombie and Fitch.

Page Parkes talented actors have worked in films such as Step Up, The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants 1 & 2, Gilmore Girls and, among many others. Her success got her featured on the E! Channel’s reality television show, Scouted! Page Parkes Corporation is now located in Houston, Dallas and the newest location, Austin Texas.

Page and her brood (2012)
Not only is she a corporate phenomenon, she is mother to 3 children that were adopted from foster care about 10 years ago. "They are biological siblings and our biggest blessing EVER! Adopting my kids at 47 and having the, all arrive on one day was such a joy... crazy... joy."   How does she handle it all? "Staying present and in the moment, yoga, and meditation all help me stay balanced. There is a huge price to pay to be a successful woman. I had a great, long career before the children arrived, so I was ready to be a Mom. I actually enjoy being with them by adjusting my schedule to be home after school.

I feel like God had a plan all along for our family to be created by adoption. As a model and talent agent I had "raised" hundreds of kids and teens over my 34 year career span as an agent. I wanted to really change lives, not just with a movie booking, but a place to sleep, a structure, and a forever home!!" Read more about Page's decision o adopt and how she found her kids at Modeling Mentor.

So, what does a woman who's done it all do next? Producing! "I am working with a 19-year old breakout country singer named Madeline McDonald," Page tells me. "I was a producer on her first album we completed in Nashville. We also have been simultaneously have working on her film career as well. She just confirmed the lead in a film called OILDALE, where she will pay a 19-year old CUNTRY BREAKOUT SINGER!! This never has happen in my entire 35 year career. I am also a producer on her film!"


Page has been known to hit the road in a Mercedes-Benz
Glamper to search of new talent  
OSC:  How do you feel the Dallas fashion scene is doing on the national radar these days?

PPE:  I feel that Dallas has always had lots of talent: designers, models, music... so the national radar keeps people returning to export our talent!

OSC:  Where do you go or what do you do to relax and recharge?

PPE:  I have a lake home on Lake Travis and that is where I find my personal bliss!

OSC:  What are your favorite Dallas restaurants?

PPE:  I love Mot Hai Ba in East Dallas. The food is amazing and all the flavors explode in your mouth! I love Parigi's - the crab sushi is amazing always. LARK on the Park is another favorite. I have not tried anything on their menu that wasn't over the top great.

OSC:  What are your favorite Dallas stores to shop?

PPE:  Shopping in Dallas is the BEST. I like shop at NorthPark Center so I can scout models at the same time

Page was one of several talent scouts featured in the E! reality show "Scouted"

OSC:  What's your favorite Dallas festival or event?

PPE:  DIFFA is my favorite charity event in Dallas.

OSC:  Tell me something about you that most people don't know.

PPE:  It might surprise people to know that in my spare time, I prefer to not wear make-up and love camping.  It's a great get-away!

OSC:  What do you think makes Dallas such a great place to live, work and raise a family?

PPE:  I was born in Dallas, Texas and will always be proud to say I am from Dallas. In terms of what I do, I come from the land of beautiful people!  There are great beauties all over Texas!

To learn more about Page Parkes-Eveleth, visit

photos: Page Parkes