Zooey Magazine started with a simple vision – to empower women through entertainment. Founding Editor-in-Chief Lucia Tran was only 16 when she created Zooey Magazine in 2010, and for over three years, she fought against the social standards on how women should be and how they should appear.

The name ‘Zooey’ (sounds like Chloe), derived from J.D. Salinger’s protagonist Zooey, a character in his beloved novel “Franny and Zooey.” Zooey was described as a person of genuine intelligence and sophistication. By creating a magazine that reflects a mere image of Zooey, Lucia hoped to convey an inspiring and enjoyable atmosphere for forward 20-somethings who enjoy meaningful reading and beautiful art.

Since Zooey’s launch, Zooey has thrived as a collaborative and vintage-inspired magazine covering topics like female entrepreneurship, crafts, entertainment, living simply and beautifully, and much more. Zooey doesn’t ever want to serve as a guideline as to how one should live, but rather as an inspiration to brighten paths, days, and to shed light on women’s beauty and power.

Zooey is, and always will be, a dialogue for the everyday woman.


Main header photo c/o Asami Zenri

Slideshow c/o Isaac Sterling and Roneil Chavez