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.