ESSENCE Fest 2019

This past weekend, the largest gathering of African-American musical talent took place in New Orleans: ESSENCE Festival 2019. ESSENCE magazine is an editorial brand that reports news, entertainment, wellness, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content for African-American women. The magazine is dedicated to speaking directly to black women in every aspect of their lives: personal, business, …

Why (and How) You Should be Shopping Sustainably

Fast fashion. You may have heard the term before and it probably wasn’t in the most positive connotation. As our desire for fashion that can keep up with ever-changing trends has grown over the past few decades, fashion companies have adopted a model that prioritizes quantity over quality. The clothing and textile industry has evolved …

Immigration: Personal Anecdotes from Your Zoe Elle Team

As a socially conscious company built on diversity and tolerance, it seems only fitting for our team to share our personal stories on these subjects. Culture influences our beliefs, values, and traditions—what is close to our hearts. But our accounts of culture don’t start with us. These narratives trail back to our ancestors seeking refuge …

How Your Closet May Be Harming the Ocean

Metal straws, reusable water bottles, innovative recyclable packaging- we’ve come up with lots of ways to help reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean as a result of man-made products. But one source of pollution that you may not immediately think of actually lies in your closet. Chances are, your wardrobe …

A Review of Pride Month: A Photo Essay

The end of pride month is inching closer and we’re sad because that means no more pride festivals. But we have a lot to reflect on this month because we had so SO many fun festivals, later this month we have the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, and not to mention Taylor Swift dropped her new …