Cover Stories

Fall Cover Debut

September 20, 2013

Sara Bareilles

After months of sworn secrecy, Zooey Magazine has finally been able to debut its fall cover with the ever-so-talented Sara Bareilles. You may know her as the singer and songwriter of “Love Song” or most recently, “Brave,” but we know her as the gal who stole our hearts when we met her on set. Oh cue the cheesiness, because it’s about to get even cheesier. We love Sara f*cking Bareilles!

While we can’t share you everything, mainly because the issue is out in October, we’ll leave you with a very sweet video. That should hold you for a bit.

Pre-order of the issue starts now. Copies will be available in stores early October.

Photographer: Diana King
Stylist: JAK (Wall Group)
Prop Stylist: Peter Lam
Hair Stylist: Mara Roszak (Starworks Artists)
Makeup Artist: Jamie Greenberg (Wall Group)
Manicurist: Staci Nguyen
Videographer: Matthew Dennis
Photography Assistant: Kevin Burnstein
Prop Assistants: Phoebe Hoang, Matt Kim, Leslie Seo

Typography and Illustrations on the cover and cover spread: Hillary Henslee

Location: Studios 60 – RAW STAGE (6000 Avalon Blvd / Los Angeles, CA 90003)

Special thanks to: Found Rentals and Tender Greens

Past Cover Models

July 14, 2013

Zooey Magazine, Lindsey Shaw, Jessica Lowndes

Zooey Magazine, Victoria Justice, Jackson Rathbone

Zooey Magazine, Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale

Zooey Magazine, Sophia Bush, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Zooey Magazine, Anna Kendrick, Emmy Rossum

Zooey Magazine, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Paquin

Zooey Magazine, Julianne Hough, Kristen Bell

Zooey Magazine, Nikki Reed, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Zooey Magazine, A Beautiful Mess

Today, we decided to take a trip down memory lane before our 3rd anniversary issue hits (in the fall!). After three years of writing stories on amazing women, showcasing beautiful fashion editorials, and interviewing all of our favorite people in Hollywood and beyond… We simply want to say, thank you. The support we’ve received in all our years (thus far) have been incredible, and we are humbled by your positive responses.

If you’ve been a longtime reader…do you remember each of these covers? We’ve had the honor of working with:

- Lindsey Shaw (“Pretty Little Liars”)
- Jessica Lowndes (“90210″)
- Victoria Justice (“Victorious”)
- Jackson Rathbone (“Twilight”)
- Aly Michalka (“Easy A”)
- Ashley Tisdale (“Scary Movie 5″)
- Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill”)
- Jennifer Love Hewitt (“The Client List”)
- Anna Kendrick (“Pitch Perfect”)
- Emmy Rossum (“Shameless”)
- Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”)
- Anna Paquin (“True Blood”)
- Julianne Hough (“Safe Haven”)
- Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”)
- Nikki Reed (“Twilight”)
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”)
- Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson (“”)

And readers will be in for a treat for the next two cover girls of ours! We cannot wait to continue sharing this experience with you, and are grateful for our endless collaborations with both friends and fans.

Which cover is your favorite?

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Emma & Elsie

July 10, 2013

Zooey Magazine, A Beautiful Mess

Zooey Magazine, A Beautiful Mess

Zooey Magazine, A Beautiful Mess

Zooey Magazine, A Beautiful Mess

Zooey Magazine, A Beautiful Mess

Zooey Magazine, A Beautiful Mess

We decided to compile some of our favorite shots of Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess, and also rounded up a few outtakes that we didn’t include in the magazine. If you haven’t heard the news, Zooey hits stands in a week or two, but we have it on sale in our new online shop! The summer issue is available for pre-order and will ship out very soon! We’re so excited for fans to see this issue, and we’re going to promise it’ll be a total keeper.

Let us know what you think of the photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

Photographer: Heather Hixon
Stylist: Kristina Van Dyk
Stylist’s Assistant: Reed Van Dyk
Hair and Makeup: Amber Bruehl and Emma Fortini
Manicures by Staci Nguyen
Videographer: Austin Farmer

Spring 2013 Cover

June 14, 2013

Emma and Elsie, Zooey Magazine

Zooey Magazine had the tremendous honor of working with Emma and Elsie of A Beautiful Mess once again, and this time, for the summer cover of Zooey Magazine! Not only did we just shoot a cover with Emma and Elsie, but we also we hosted a Crafts & Cocktails together in April. Surely, this was a collaboration of a lifetime. These two sisters are incredibly talented, smart, and so inspiring. This is the first time in all of Zooey’s lifetime, that we have featured two cover models, siblings, bloggers (also major entrepreneurs!) on the cover of Zooey. What do you think of the cover?

This issue is now available for pre-order in our new online shop. But the magazine will also be available on stands in July as well! The issue also features beautiful editorials photographed all over the world including Mexico, interviews with summer talents including Tim Lopez (Plain White T’s), Andre Holland (1600 Penn, 42), Arjay Smith (Perception), Claire Julien (The Bling Ring) and so much more!

Photographer: Heather Hixon
Stylist: Kristina Van Dyk
Stylist’s Assistant: Reed Van Dyk
Hair and Makeup: Amber Bruehl and Emma Fortini
Manicures by Staci Nguyen
Videographer: Austin Farmer

Special thanks to our friends over at Seychelles Shoes for being great hostesses, and for our friends at Shop Ruche for being an incredible support! And also Tender Greens for the delicious catering!

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Spring Cover Girl

March 28, 2013

If you follow us on our social networks, you have seen our new Spring cover and have heard us rave about our cover girl. We haven’t yet released anything other than the cover, until…well, now. We’ve kept you all on your toes long enough, so here’s to a happy Thursday to all of you. We present you…Miss Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the girl of everyone’s dreams.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zooey Magazine

She has a name that belongs in an era far removed from ours and a visage that immediately transported me to Victorian England. If actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead would have met me at Hollywood’s Beachwood Café in a bustle and a corset, I would have sworn she had walked right off the page of a Jane Austen novel. Not the case though. In fact, she grew up in North Carolina and Utah in the nineties and has been acting since childhood in mostly action and horror films.

With the exception of her portrayal as Mary Todd Lincoln in the skewed historical tale “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” the roles this beauty has played are in strong juxtaposition to her elegance. Action flicks such as “Final Destination 3,” “Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World,” “Live Free and Die Hard,” and “A Good Day to Die Hard,” dominated her resume until she stunned critics and fans alike with her portrayal of recovering alcoholic Kate and wife to Aaron Paul’s alcoholic Charlie in 2012’s Smashed. She finally was given the opportunity to show off her talent and a vast range that will only become more apparent when she’s seen in the upcoming comedy A.C.O.D. and dramedy The Spectacular Now.

Winstead obviously has a blooming onscreen career, but her off-screen grace is just as impressive. Awaiting her arrival, I sat at one of the quaint café’s small wooden tables sipping a mocha and fiddling with my iPhone. As soon as she walked in, however, I could sense the presence of a confident woman. Her chocolate locks wrapped in a tight bun and a poise that had everyone in the bustling coffee house staring. Even fellow actress Heather Graham who sat at the table catty to ours gazed up in awe of Winstead’s tall frame draped in a chic tomato red coat reminiscent of the 1960s. That outward refinement harmonized with her interior self as she sweetly demonstrated patience with a wait staff that never brought the turkey burger and fries she ordered and kindly shared pieces of her life she thought special despite the ravenous hunger she was forced to suffer through. That’s old-fashioned generosity at its best.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zooey Magazine

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zooey Magazine

You can read more of Mary’s interview in a print copy. This issue hits newsstands (Hastings, Barnes & Nobles, and independent newsstands) nationwide on April 2nd. If you’re in Los Angeles and too anxious, Zooey is currently being carried at the Farmers Market Newsstand at The Grove and also at the Westwood Village Newsstand.

Interview by Lecia Doss

Photographer: Dove Shore
Stylist: Penny Lovell
Hair: Rob Talty
Makeup: Roz Music
Production Assistant: Hillary Williams
Videographer: Robert Meeks
Video Editing: Christopher Orrett Productions
Studio: Edge Studios, Los Angeles