What I….. Robyn from Cape Town Style Guide

Today I interview Robyn Cooke from Style Guide Cape Town. Aside from writing her fab fashion blog, Robyn is the Fashion editor of O, The Oprah Magazine as well as a stylist, writer, reviewer, commentator and fashion geek. Her blog is about championing the fashion industry, especially in Africa. I have certainly been educated in the world of fashion while visiting her blog – I especially love her posts on celeb style choices.

Here are her answers:

What I…


I know that money isn’t the answer but it makes finding the answer a lot more fun, stylish and comfortable.
I know that my girl friends are the foundation on which my life is built.
I know that blue and black DO go together.
I know that travel is essential to becoming a fully-rounded human.
I know that laughter (especially at myself) can fix most things.
I know I am loved.


I love my family and friends, of course.
I love my homes in De Waterkant and Stanford.
I love watching crime television on my PVR.
I love fashion.
I love technology.
I love when fashion and technology meet. Awesome.
PS: I also love Victoria Beckham.

Katie Holmes in Trousers-s


I read chick lit. Mostly.
And some crime fiction.
I read every Douglas Coupland novel published.
In other words, I read zeitgeist fiction.
I am not a reading snob. I have much expensive education. I can read what I


I want curtains for my holiday home.
I want to be stimulated and excited and energised by what I do every day.
I want food. Almost all the time. Mostly chocolate-related food.
I want to travel and shop and love and eat.
And dance and sing even though I can’t sing a note. But I do have moves.

George Clooney Style-s


I wear South African designed fashion as often as possible.
I wear Jimmy Choo shoes. Although I wear Supergas and Havianas on weekends.
I wear beautiful, expensive handbags that I have saved up for and sought out
for ages.
I wear them well.



I need honesty, laughter and music.
I also need to meet and hang with Victoria Beckham but I am told you don’t
get everything you need in life. Whatevs.

Reece Witherspoon Off Duty Style-s

Thank you Robyn for sharing your answers with us. I learn so much from your blog about fashion – I am a complete novice – so thank you for the service you provide!!

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all images sourced via Style Guide CT

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

1 Comment
  1. such a cool article – I love the way you have it laid out and that it really gives the person being interviewed an open letter so to speak. I have visited her blog a few times and am intrigued by it. Like you I am a total novice at fashion, as I do interiors. But blogs like hers definitely help.
    Can’t believe all those chicks were wearing the same striped dress – wonder how they felt about that!!!!???

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