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23 Year Old HBCU Grad & CEO Releases First Ebook Focusing On Juggling It All In Your 20s!

KISH: Tell us about you..
I am Icelande Robinson, 23 Year-Old Franklin, Louisiana native and I’ceÈ Collection CEO, that is here to prove anything is attainable in the most fashionable way. My creative eye and love for fashion developed after watching my mom style and sell clothing to her clients. I started to take mental notes on the dos and donts of the fashion industry and building a brand not knowing that at the age of 19, my mom would gift me with the start of my own enterprise, I’ceÈ (ice-say) collection. I’ceÈ Collection is an online boutique that has a little bit of something for every type of boss lady; the comfortable boss, the day party boss, the chic boss, the boss who enjoys nightlife and of course the boss lady who means business.

KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?

Icelande Robinson: My dream right now is to have a multi-million dollar company with a full team/staff and that I am able to bless with their day to day needs such as free on-site childcare at the warehouse. Also, I want to be able to look up one day and numerous celebrities and influencers are sporting and supporting the I’ceÈ Collection.

KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?

Icelande Robinson: My mom has played a big role in inspiring me, being that we are both in the fashion industry. So, I have been able to see how she navigates the business world and take pointers on things I may need to change or tweak for my business to be more successful. My grandmother is also a huge inspiration to me because, she always taught me no matter what others think I am special and I got this! She’s one of my greatest
supporters.

KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?

Icelande Robinson: Two of my biggest challenges were, one realizing that every month you won’t make your sales goal and that’s okay, you just have to continue to believe in your passion.The second was a tragic tornado that hit my warehouse in 2022. The warehouse was technically demolished, the roof was torn off and the sides of the building caved in leaving all of my inventory destroyed.

KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve
encountered?

Icelande Robinson: God has really been my true inspiration to keep pushing regardless of the challenges I have faced. He reminds me when things aren’t going my way or when things seem tough that he is always with me and that storms won’t last always. My grandmother gives me that push as well because, I feel she is that person in my life that just knows what I need to hear to lift my spirits in time of need whether it’s prayer, laughter, or
encouragement.

KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.

Icelande Robinson:Keep dreaming until you can’t dream anymore!

Last modified: July 28, 2023