Women’s Ivy – Zoë G. Burnett Joins Ivy Style

Zoë G. Burnett joins Ivy-Style as Creative Director for Women’s Ivy.

Zoë G. Burnett isn’t replacing anybody at this job, which is the first problem.  Which also we can now count as solved.  There is no better public-facing voice for Women’s Ivy than Zoë, and two days ago she agreed to join Ivy Style.   Here’s how I knew she was right for the job – she beats deadlines, she answers emails, she’s got a magnificent eye, she is hyper-creative, her writing is phenomenal (rarely does one come across accomplished literary writers who can also write for the web – oh wait, here’s one) she is good at the stuff I am not, she is passionate, and she gets it.  Zoë is the predominant voice of Women’s Ivy in social media, a gifted illustrator, and now on the masthead.

Here’s a little background:

Zoë G. Burnett is a born and bred Bay Stater, and has been a contributor to Ivy-Style since early 2020. She has acted as the Media Editor of The Attic on Eighth and the Senior Copywriter for The Vintage Woman Magazine. Zoë runs her own vintage menswear business, Ram’s Head Vintage, using the skills learned during her time at The Andover Shop, J. Crew, and years of antiquing and flea market dives to source original, traditional men’s clothing. In October 2021, she co-founded Old Saltbox Publishing, reviving a New England publishing house that specializes in local history and fiction.

As Creative Director for Women’s Ivy, Zoë plans to expand upon the current perception of classic American women’s style. Yes we may be buttoned-up, yes we may have certain standards of etiquette, however a key part of that education is the ability to open the conversation to other voices. Ivy style continues to be relevant because it’s the singular model of American dress, worn by all types of people and easily adaptable to different interpretations. Zoë looks forward to featuring new perspectives on the style from women, non-binary persons, and people of non-WASP descent. Life’s a party, and you’re invited. You only have to dress like it.
We are looking to Zoë  for direction, energy, and to help us continue the re-emergence of Ivy with a welcome to all.  The classics are for everyone.

34 Comments on "Women’s Ivy – Zoë G. Burnett Joins Ivy Style"

  1. Great news for IS and Zoë! Best wishes!

  2. ‘Bout damned time.

    Good move.

    Bully for I-S.

  3. Welcome Zoë and congratulations! Thank you, Ivy Style–truly looking forward to this new direction.

  4. Excellent news! A necessary perspective and the promise of much lively writing and clever illustrations.

  5. Congrats to all and looking forward to more!

  6. Great news and congratulations all.

  7. Richard E. Press | December 3, 2021 at 11:04 am |


  8. You let a girl up in the tree house?

    Kidding. Congrats!

  9. Charlottesville | December 3, 2021 at 12:20 pm |

    Welcome, Zoë. We have all enjoyed your previous posts, and look forward to hearing more from you.

  10. An excellent addition to the IS family. Her competent writing, detailed illustrations, knowledgeable style, and charming smile are all assets to our furthering the IS universe.

  11. I have very much enjoyed Zoë’s posts and illustrations and am glad to hear that she’ll be even more involved with the site. Cheers!

  12. Excellent news.

  13. Cool!

    Kind Regards,


  14. I’m sure we would all appreciate your perspective on men’s ivy occasionally as well, Zoë.

  15. This is fantastic news.

  16. Fantastic! Great addition.

  17. NaturalShoulder | December 3, 2021 at 9:02 pm |

    A wonderful addition to the team. I look forward to read of more of her posts.

  18. Congratulations and best of luck moving forward! She is a good addition.

  19. Great news. Looking forward to more of her illustrations.

  20. I’d have brought her on board, even if solely for her illustrations.

    Also – a Millennial Fogey sighting: it’s a Christmas miracle!

  21. “A major award!”

    Seasonal Regards,


  22. BTW, I’ve always liked the high hemmed cuffs, loafers, and no socks look on the ladies much more than on gents.

  23. She is a most welcome addition to the website. I hope Zoë contributes some thoughtful and refreshing pieces to Ivy Style. Alternate views and models of Ivy clothing and style are excellent starting points for some useful and interesting discussions. They are very much needed in the world of Ivy style. Above all, I hope she has some ideas to share about the future of Ivy Style — where this approach is going, and how it is going to be practiced or changed by future generations.

    Cross-cultural adoptions especially (e.g., the Japanese model) are of great interest in a world that is increasingly interconnected. So I hope she has some thoughts about other cultures and Ivy. Likewise, other cultures’ influence on Ivy style is also relevant — two examples of this are Madras cloth and khaki (both invented in India).

    Welcome and good luck.

  24. Thank you very much for the kind reception, everyone! It’s truly an honor.

  25. Wonderful news….welcome Zoe! Looking forward to reading her articles.

  26. @Paul it’s still Advent, remember to fast/abstain!

  27. René Lebenthal | December 4, 2021 at 1:22 pm |

    Plein de bonnes choses et du succès pour la charmante Zoe !!

  28. Excellent news!

  29. Minimalist Trad | December 4, 2021 at 11:51 pm |

    Nice to see so many people agreeing.

  30. Looking forward to reading more from Zoe.


  31. Let’s remember that it’s Zoë, not Zoe. Punctuation, like Ivy style, is a matter of details.

  32. For those interested in the diaeresis (it’s not an umlaut) over the “e” in Zoë:


  33. Thanks Linkman — I knew that this punctuation so often used in The New Yorker was never meant to sound like an umlaut, but I didn’t know that it went by a different name. It always made sense to me as a way to distinguish paired vowel sounds, and makes so much more sense to me now. Obsolete? I’m all for it. I still buy CDs and my watch is a Timex.

  34. Off-topic, but Mary Norris is wrong about the pronunciation…

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