One Step at a Time


Do you ever stop to think about how people, space, and time, all work together? I know I have had friendships and relationships that have only lasted a season, but that’s all because things happen for a reason. I always tell myself “God works in mysterious ways” and if people are supposed to remain in my life and space for a lifetime, they will.

The charming, educated and might I add, dashing, young man who has graced my blog this week, is my good friend, Colin Redd, but for giggles I call him, Colin Smoov.  He has a dope swag that makes him Mr. Smoov. I can’t just say smooth, it sounds too boring, plus the word “smoov” has a little flavor to it. He is definitely a person with flavor, sugar, spice, and an appetite for being nice…sometimes, LOL. The beauty of friendship has no color, gender, race, or strategy. Every friendship is different and that is  why we as individuals are given the opportunity to unite with others through vibes, stories, and commonalities.

I take pride in whom I surround myself with. I don’t want to be the person that gets caught with the WRONG people at the WRONG time, because then my parents will be disappointed (we all know the worst feeling in the world is when your parents look at you speechless and slowly say “I’m disappointed with you”). Colin is the friend that took me to my senior prom when my ex-boyfriend flaked on me 2 weeks  prior to prom and 2 days after my grandfather’s death. Even though we both love fashion, the same genres of music, and dance like a duo from the 70’s, in my hard time he was able to do the easiest, which was to be nice. This is why we have friends, because true friends do the unthinkable and in most cases, they do the little things that pick you up.

My crazy ole Jamaican grandmother always tells me “be nice to all you can for as long as you can.” You never know who you are going to meet in this world and being nice with a simple smile can take you long way. When you build relationships, know that people don’t remember what you said, they remember how you made them feel.

Peace & Love,

Ivy Coco

My Outfit:

Hat: Her Favorite LA

Shirt: H&M

Jeans: ASOS

Colin’s Outfit:

Shirt & Hat: Supreme NY ( SOLD OUT)

Pants: Zanerobe


Photographed by Tayo Kuku

Instagram : @tayojr


Working with Tayo Kuku is always a blast. He captivates the essence of whatever your vision is. He has a great urban style and is able to shoot fashion, landscape, commercial and more.


  1. Jimmy V
    April 27, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    People come into our lives as a blessing or a lesson. We decide how to view them…

    -#1 Fan

  2. June 3, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Thank you for giving the advice. It’ll help me bunch.

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