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Kike and myself got talking and neither of us could remember our first Vogue. In some cultures the right of passage to womanhood is reaching puberty, your first period and sadly sometimes female circumcision.  For us it was clear, that our right of passage into ‘fashionhood’ was that moment when we put gleefully invested in our first copy of Vogue. Now our parents may strongly disagree whilst reading this and faint at the fact that we dared to utter Vogue as an investment. However Millions of women across the world “ohh and ahh” over the luscious fashion editorials and the thought-provoking articles.

So we decided to find a Vogue from our month and year of birth. For Instance Kike is October 1988, so she would have been ‘Vogued’ in the November 1988 Issue ( as they always publish one month ahead).

Kike – November 1988 US Vogue

This was the first US cover that Anna Wintour edited! A woman who believes that fashion and politics are interconnected -a woman after my own heart!  The magazine was said to have become boring before Anna Wintour was appointed editor in 1988. This cover gave it a facelift. It was usually just the head-shots of the models, but this cover marked the first of it’s kind, with the frame pushed back to show most of the model’s body. Now we see more of the fashion. Anna Wintour with this cover, made the magazine what it was really about -FASHION.
I love this cover mainly because it’s so vibrant and I love the top, the  model, Micaela Bercu has on; it was by Christian Lacroix. It shows how fashion really has evolved but yet, keeps coming back,  I could easily wear that top and pair of jeans today. In fact, I think I just got inspired by my Vogue Cover!

Tobi – August 1988 French Vogue

This was the first time a black model ever graced the cover’s of French Vogue……. almost like an Obama moment in fashion. “Yes We Can!” It is said that this cover came about after friend and mentor, Yves St. Laurent, threatened to withdraw all of his advertising from the publication after it refused to place Naomi, or any black model, on its cover. Naomi’s present troubles are no secret but the sense of pride that I get from this cover erases all. She looks so young and so fresh faced here….. I wonder if she knew at this point just how much of an Icon she would become?

We thought it would be fun to tag other bloggers to find out when they were ‘Vogued’ , and their thoughts and feelings of buying their first one. It can be any Vogue from around the world. We Can’t wait to see when you were ‘Vogued’! So we tag …..

New Favourite thing

Style Crusader

Platform Princess

So Stylistic

The F blog

The Fashion Cloud

Ring My Bell

Alex Loves

We love to hear from all of you out there, what your first memories of ‘Vogue’ are. x

Love,

The Queens,

Tobi&Kike

Source:http://voguearchives.onsugar.com/

It doesn’t get more classic than a quilted Chanel bag. If Audrey Hepburn had to be a bag, of course she would be a Chanel. Hence it is the epitome of elegance matched with a beautiful LBD. As my best friends says “handbags are a big girls game,” I haven’t quite got an invitation to play yet. In the mean time I can always admire from a far. Yoko, is a girl after my own Chanel lusting heart ….. So lets take a look at what’s in Yoko’s bag…

Yoko, has her luscious purple diary which she got from Japan to make sure she never misses any important dates and events and of course to help her keep up to speed with the madness that Law School can throw at you. Every girl’s bag has some form of beauty products or makeup in it, to ensure that we look our best at all times and Yoko is no exception. She can’t leave the house without her Eve Lom Kiss Mix, with its moisturising and healing ingredients, perfect all year round for soft lips. Yoko’s favourite Nail varnish at the moment is MonSoon or Later by OPI, which is a great coral-red. OPI have a great website where you can try nail colours on according to your skin tone!

Any commuter in London knows that you very quickly lose your sanity whilst traveling on the tube, bus or train. The smart commuter, like Yoko always carries a novel, for those moments where you need to escape the madness. The umbrella needs no explanation and that gorgeous soft brown leather Prada purse speaks for itself.  Thank you Yoko for letting me snoop in your bag!

Love,

The Queens,

Tobi&Kike

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The annual Costume Institute’s annual Benefit Gala, co-chaired by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, was held last night at the Metropolitan Institute of Art. The Met Ball as it is known, is the most glamourous event of the fashion Calendar. A chance for all to shine in fanciful couture gowns and perfectly tailored suits. Here are some of our StylebyQueen picks……

Oscar de la Renta with Oprah Winfrey, in a dress by the designer, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a VBH clutch. 


Kerry Washington, in Thakoon for Gap, with Tasaki by Thakoon jewels and a Christian Louboutin clutch and shoes. 

Nicole Richie, in Marc Jacobs with Harry Winston jewels. 

Rachel Zoe, in Marc Jacobs, with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels. 


Blake Lively, in Marchesa, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. 

Rachel Roy with Liya Kebede, in a look by the designer, with Harry Winston jewels. 

Francisco Costa with Zoe Saldana, in Calvin Klein Collection, and Diane Kruger, in Calvin Klein Collection with Fred Leighton jewels. 

We can’t forget the men ….. 


Tom Ford, in his own design. 

Love,  

The Queens

Tobi&Kike, 

x

All Pictures courtesy of Style.com 


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“I don’t have anything to wear ?” This is the epidemic that most of of suffer from; from time to time. Here at Stylebyqueens we know exactly how that feels! In reality we have lots of things to chose from, we just have to think a bit harder! Hence today we challenged ourselves to “shop from our closets” and try new combinations… I think we did ok !

This is a first at Stylebyqueens! We’ve never taken pictures together for you guys, so I have to say a special thank you to my (Tobi) Mum for helping us out. Being the amazing Mother that she is she took us out for a lovely bank holiday lunch, a much needed break from the stress of Law School. Thank you Mum x 







Kike

Cardigan – Club Monaco, Skirt- Topshop, Boots- River Island, White T – A&F, Bag- Pied a Terre

Tobi 

Shirt – H&M, Leggings – Topshop, Shoes – New Look, Bag – Mullberry, Coat – Primark


We had lunch at Jom Makan in Westfield, we highly recommend this restaurant. The food was Yummy and oh so purse friendly! 

What did you guys get up to today ?

Love, 

TheQueens,

Tobi&Kike 

x

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Yesterday was my friends baby shower! I couldn’t be any happier for her, she is an amazing friend and is going to be an amazing mother. She has to be the luckiest mother-to-be I know, she’s had no sickness, no aches, no pains, nothing, in fact it has been the perfect pregnancy. In addition it was such a glorious day! The battery of my camera died, so I couldn’t take any pictures of the yummy mummy, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that she looked stunning. I did manage to get a picture of all the cakes though (trust me) they were delicious! There is nothing more beautiful than womanhood!






Dress – Topshop

Love, 

Tobi&Kike

The Queens

We love birthdays here at Style By Queens. Not only is it a chance to be thankful and to celebrate another year added to our lives, we get to dress up :-). 

The only other girl that is my (Kike) shoe size, Steph Faderin turned 21 last week and I just had to show you some of the fabulous outfits worn!

P.s The boys make their debut!

Foluke:

Top -TopShop

Trousers -Urban Outfitters

Me:

Dress -Urban Outfitters

Belt -TopShop

Shoes -Steve Madden

Our GQ shot!

Muyiwa:

Jacket -TopMan

Shirt -Zara

Trousers -Zara

Belt -Hermes

Shoes -Salvatore Feragamo


Titi:

Dress -Jasmine Di Milo

Shoes -Christian Louboutin

Jimi:

Blazer -TopMan

Trousers -Zara

Tshirt -5 Star General

Handkerchief -Tie Rack

The Birthday Girl -Steph!

My darling Steph had her dress made by a seamstress in Manchester.

Happy Birthday Steph!

Love,

TheQueens

Tobi&Kike

I tried as hard as possible to smize (smile with my eyes) for you guys, but damn its hard!! Hence, why I am going to be a lawyer and not a model. I wanted to share with you my new fabulous finger ring! The first this my mum did was scream when she saw it, that was exactly the reaction I was looking for! I found this beauty on ebay! When I saw Newfavouritething’s (make sure you take a peep at her blog, its one our blog loves) full finger ring on twitter I had to find one!  



Love the Queens, 

x

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Happy Birthday to my darling Jimi! One of the most stylish young men I know & an amazing friend 🙂

We all shared this amazing day with Jimi… I hope you like the outfit.

p.s I’m back to short hair, makes me feel stronger!

Clutch -Marc Jacobs

Shoes -Aldo

Jumpsuit -Zara

Lipstick -NARS (Shciap)

Belt -Topshop

Love, 

TheQueens

x


This week in London we have had the best weather, in a very long time. It makes me long for summer gatherings with my stunning besties, summer outfits and stylish sunglasses. Today’s post was completely inspired by music, anyone who knows me can testify that love to dance and I’m not afraid to dance anywhere.

I decided to add a bit of the motherland to my utility inspired shirt, by cutting up a piece of old ankara and literally throwing it around my neck! I’ve desperately been  been trying to find jeans for the summer but I am annoyingly inbetween sizes. I vowed I would never venture towards jeggings but I am eating my words as I type as they are such an easy fit. However I refuse to spend an atrocious amount of money on them so this pair from Primark were perfect. Any recommendations for the perfect pair of jeans?  What are your favourite spring outfits? 






Shirt – H&M

Jeggings – Primark 

Shoes – Topshop

Bag – H&M

Sunglasses – GiantVintage

Love, 

The Queens

x

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