My name is Cesilie, I am the founder of Iris Mae. I am a 22 year old Hispanic woman, born and raised in San Diego, California. I knew from a young age that I was drawn to fashion and expression through what you wear and I had always dreamed of having my own shop. When the pandemic started in 2020 I felt lost because I could no longer attend school, I had gone back and forth deciding whether or not I was capable of running a business at my age. I took a leap of faith putting all my savings into something I knew nothing about nor how it would turn out. With so much help from friends and family my store opened June 9th, 2020. After more than two years of being open I would say it was so worth it! It is still very much a hobby but I am so proud of how far I have come and the support makes me so grateful. I work so hard on everything I put out and constantly push myself to put out better content, post more, and get the best pieces for my customers. I still do a happy dance after every order is made and I am so grateful for everyone who supports Iris Mae.