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Intro­duce your­self!
R:
  I’m Robyn The Bank… gov­ern­ment Robyn Troup. I am a Tex­as babe, born and raised, but now I reside in Sun­ny California.…La-La-Land they call it. And uh, I sing for mon­ey.

What is your style phi­los­o­phy?
R:
Just be free!!  For­get about what oth­er peo­ple think you should look like, dress like, or act like. It’s not their life it’s yours. I used to care so much and I was real­ly unhap­py and I wouldn’t wear the things I liked because oth­er peo­ple didn’t like them. HAAA!! I laugh in the old Robyn’s face now!!! Nowa­days, if I like it…it’s mine!!! I’m wear­ing it…and you’re gonna love it!! And guess what, I think that actu­al­ly works.…cause I know I look soooo tacky and out of line sometimes.….but I get noth­ing but love for it!! Style Phi­los­o­phy: DO YOU!!

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What are the three favorite things in your clos­et?
R:
#1 My light up plat­forms!!! Ugh­hh so per­fect for raves and just plain old atten­tion whor­ing!! They’re the Jef­frey Camp­bell Icy. I’m a dis­co raver Loli­ta Bar­bie!!!!
#2 A vin­tage Chicago Bulls Jack­et
#3 I’d be lost with­out my mon­key purse!! I bought it at the LA Zoo last sum­mer, it’s lit­er­al­ly just like a mon­key with straps.… and now it goes with me every­where. I think it should have it’s own Insta­gram.

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and acces­sories?
R:
I’m an online shop­ping fiend so my list could go on forever…but here are some of my faves:

dollskill.com
shop.thecobrasnake.com
cierarogers.com/store
suparichnasty.etsy.com
filthymagic.com
stickybaby.etsy.com
owlephantvintage.etsy.com
loveculture.com
thecultlabel.com
romwe.com
choies.com
oasap.com
sheinside.com
asos.com
amazon.com always has the BEST prices tho

How long have you been nat­u­ral?
R:
  Geez now when I think about it, I’ve been nat­u­ral for almost 5 years now. Yes I was 20. Oh. My. Gosh. I’m get­ting old.

How and why did you tran­si­tion into nat­u­ral hair?
R:
  I didn’t make the tran­si­tion by choice real­ly, more out of neces­si­ty. I had just moved to LA the sum­mer I turned 20 and I lit­er­al­ly had NO MONEY!! I was so poor I couldn’t even afford any­thing to eat…so I would just buy a loaf of bread and eat “bread balls”. It was sad.  But my hair was hap­py. All because I couldn’t afford to get a relax­er any­more, plus I just don’t trust new peo­ple in my hair and I didn’t know any­one when I first moved. So that’s how it all began. I used to be real­ly self con­scious about my nap­py hair, but when you’re forced to deal with it, you start to learn how to work with it. I rocked all kinds of cute fro styles (fro hawk,braids, twist outs, etc).…I just had to get into it :)

What is your sig­na­ture hair­style?
R:
My mas­sive fro — definitely.….with the Black pow­er pick in the back. BOOM!

What are your must-have prod­ucts for sham­poo­ing, con­di­tion­ing and styling your hair?
R:
  Well, I dont real­ly have any sta­ples, per se, I usu­al­ly like to switch it up every time I run out of some­thing, just to exper­i­ment. As of right now I’m using this Organ­ic Root Stim­u­la­tor Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Sham­poo.…its pret­ty good, not real­ly the best I’ve used but I was intrigued by the aloe vera part. I love any­thing with aloe vera. What I do like about this sham­poo is that it doesn’t dry my hair out. I hate when my hair feels extra brit­tle when wet just because the sham­poo is strip­ping all the nat­u­ral oils out. Eww. For con­di­tion­er I’m using Shea Mois­ture Con­di­tion­er from Tar­get. I actu­al­ly real­ly love this line of products.….leaves my hair feel­ing soft and NOT DRY (still… a real­ly big deal). I then like to put a leave in con­di­tion­er like Organ­ics by Africa’s Best Leave-In Liq­uid Hair May­on­naise. Just anoth­er way to add mois­ture. It’s real­ly impor­tant for me to mois­tur­ize oth­er­wise my hair will just break at the ends. Then last but not least before bed I add gro­cery store brand Coconut Oil (absolute BEST THING IN THE WORLD) in sec­tions and make about 6 twists. Tie it up in a silk scarf and sleep. In the morn­ing when I take my hair down it’s in pret­ty lit­tle curls and feels soft and smells love­ly. Sor­ry, longest answer award goes to.…

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
R:
Please check me out on my blizzy blog and Youtube chan­nel:
robynhoodscloset.com
youtube.com/robynhoodscloset
pinterest.com/robynscloset
lookbook.com/robynthebank
instagram.com/robynthebank

Rinny

Tex­an by birth, Los Ange­leno by sit­u­a­tion. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Come­di­an by trade. Mac­a­roni and Cheese con­nois­seur by appetite.

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22 Comments on "Style: Robyn in California"

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Tia

I absolute­ly adore her. Her style, her per­son­al­i­ty and how she just doesn’t give a fuck. :3 I’ve been fol­low­ing her blog for awhile now She is just com­plete­ly awe­some and beau­ti­ful. So excit­ed to her on BGLH :D Awe­some Fea­ture! :3

Chadette

She’s beau­ti­ful for sure. She reminds me of this punk afro http://un-ruly.com/hair-story-elyce-cole/

CherishBomb

First thing I noticed, she looks incred­i­bly like ItsMyRay­eR­aye, but after see­ing a pre­vi­ous com­ment, she does indeed have a lit­tle Paula Pat­ton going too.

Tori

omg PLEASE tell me where u got those over­alls. SO GORGEOUS~~

Asia

I’m hap­py I am not the only one who wears afro puffs. Peo­ple look at me like I am crazy when I where them (espe­cial­ly my mom).

Kayce

I love your style!!

Shell

Dig­ging your style and great out­look on life, Robyn. Your hair is won­der­ful too.

Cassidy

ummmm…I NEED to know where you got those overall/jean/suspenders/onesie things????

Anon

Wow! I remem­ber her from Amer­i­can Idol and when she won a con­test to sing with Justin Tim­ber­lake.

Nkem

Robyn is dope as hell!! Was I the only one smil­ing read­ing her respons­es? I relate so much with not wear­ing cer­tain pieces because oth­ers didn’t like them. “Doing you” is the way to go! Great fea­ture!

eve-audrey

love love love her style!

jungfrau1010

Real­ly refresh­ing inter­view. She is just doing her thing and liv­ing her life. That bang­ing body is anoth­er reminder to stop my pro­cras­ti­na­tion & jump on my sta­bil­i­ty ball. Werk girl!

Cynthia

She’s a mix of Paula Pat­ton and ItsMyRay­eR­aye in the face. And her style isn’t try hard, it’s her ver­sion of fun. More pow­er to her.
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80sbabee

Lov­ing every bit of this chick.

Jeanine
I loved her inter­view it was a load of fun it was like I was sit­ting there myself lis­ten­ing to her respond to me. Love your style girl and your out­look wish it was more cool peo­ple like you around here in Min­neso­ta, I’m from Dal­las myself and man do I miss the peo­ple down there. Also, I have to agree with hon­ey­brown, gurl ramen noodles would of gave you more for your buck even though your blood pres­sure would of went up. I don’t know about y’all but I had lived off of those mush­room chick­en ramen noodles and… Read more »
Lana

This girl is some­thing fierce.

Camillia

I love her for hav­ing the courage to be her “true” self and not care what the world thinks. Her style is amaz­ing! And the body is bananas! You rock chi­ca!

Tia

Dope!!

honeybrown1976

Bread balls? Real­ly, girl? Get your­self 3 for 1.00 Ramen and a 1/4 lb of bolog­na. You are sharp!

francine4koko

Wow! A free spir­it indeed!!! I ain’t mad atcha! Do you!!WERK!!!

geraldine

she is just too fly, too gor­geous, too every­thing! go girl

AnonSince87

Wow, her inter­view read man­ic — loads of ener­gy lol. Great hair and I love your style!!

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