noun || yəNG ˈhefā
Deriving from a lineage of greatness (*cough cough* her mother is Sheryl Lee Ralph) it wasn't a surprise when Ivy Coco took Syracuse University and her social media followers by storm. With a 40K+ Instagram following in her back pocket, Coco has hosted some of the top industry players, overseen the upkeep of her lifestyle blog, and sprinkled black girl magic in every town she's step foot in.
TA: Who do you listen to on your way to work?
IC: Bob Marley. Duh.
TA: What's on your "Recently Watched" Netflix list?
IC: LUKE CAGE IS THE REALEST!
TA: Describe your morning in one emoji...
IC: The black arm fist!!!!!!!!!!
TA: When your first direct deposit hit, what did you buy?
IC: Saving it! My money looks better in my bank account than on my feet.
TA: What is your current hustle?
IC: It's easier for my creative juices to flow when I have multiple things going on. I have a growing and flourishing life & style blog called, Ivy Coco, which covers topics like beauty, style, travel and food. Along with blogging.
KSL: So with all that going on, what's been the hardest job you've had to wake up for?
IC: I was one of the stylists for Calvin Harris’s single This is What You Came For ft Rihanna and day two on set was VERY tiresome. Waking up for a 3:30 AM call time was difficult, but I showed myself that hard work does pay off.
TA: Who has been your favorite client-interview-guest, project so far?
IC: Interviewing Jamie Foxx for the 2016 Oscars was such a fun and amazing experience. He was so raw and authentic with his answers about the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. The night was full of jokes, since my nick name is “Coco", he [Foxx] sang to me the O.T. Genesis song, Coco. I still laugh about that moment till this day.
TA: Having worked amongst celebrities and notable influencers, who has given you the most memorable career advice?
IC: Maya Angelou once told me, “Kneel to no one and bow only to God."