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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 😀 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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