STYLIST | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Marielle Bobo is a publishing industry veteran with two decades of fashion and beauty media experience. Most recently, Bobo was the Fashion Director of Essence Magazine. Widely known as a masterful creative director and stylist, she was tapped to support an extensive, internationally focused expansion of the brand’s fashion content across its print, digital, video, social, commerce and experiential properties. During her tenure she spearheaded commerce opportunities though ShopESSENCE marketplace and launched the brand’s Fashion House experiential series–a global platform for creatives of color. Bobo brought the unique mix of fashion shows, conversations and workshops to New York, New Orleans and Lagos, Nigeria in partnership with Target.
Prior to joining Essence, Marielle was the Fashion and Beauty Director of Ebony Magazine and the Executive Director of Style and Special Projects for Interactive One. Bobo began her impressive career as an agent at Wilhelmina Models and soon transitioned to Allure magazine as a market editor covering accessories and fashion. Later, Bobo joined the style department at Hearst Magazine’s CosmoGirl and would go on to lend her expertise in various fashion and beauty editorial roles with Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), OK Magazine, Vanity Fair, Self, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar.
Marielle has appeared on various television outlets such as ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox 5 News, NBC’s The Today Show and CBS’ Entertainment Tonight. Named one of the 30 Most Powerful Black Women in Fashion by Hello Beautiful, Bobo has also provided consulting services to a host of clients including former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Fashion Education Initiative and Colombiamoda—one of the most important fashion events in Latin America.
As a stylist Bobo has worked with some of the most celebrated creatives of our time including Alicia Keys, Chadwick Boseman, Serena Williams, Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Denzel Washington, Cynthia Erivo, Iman, Mariah Carey and more.