Q&A: Violet & Brooks’ Robbin Cook

The founder and creative director shares her personal style.

Robin Cook

Personal style: Easy, chic, yet understated. I like to add bright bobby pins in my hair and wear fun statement earrings. I also love an exaggerated sleeve.

Style icon: Cate Blanchett. She’s casual yet so elegant.

Favorite designers: I love the construction, the slight touch of whimsy, the clean lines and the fabrics of Prada, the casual yet modern feminine approach of Isabelle Marant, and the classics designed by Veronica Beard.

On her wish list: A Prada tote in iconic nude.

Favorite trend for fall: Plaid, faux fur and box bags. Our fall collection is all about plaids mixed with patent leather, and box bags covered in faux fur.

Items in her closet that get the most wear: My Prada lavender velvet booties and Nanushka jeans.

Favorite thing in her closet: A Proenza Schouler mini backpack.

Her splurge: Nude Louboutins. The shoe never goes out of style.

One piece of jewelry every girl should own: Something sentimental. Whether it’s a gift from someone you love, a favorite flea market find, a piece that was purchased while traveling, or something to represent a significant time in your life, it’s absolutely essential.

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