two queens

Feeling slight withdrawals (and by slight, I mean major) after finishing up The Crown earlier this year I am on the hunt for any royal family news I can find.

Whatever there is to know about the most famous family in the world (sorry Kardashians!) I’m all over it.

Did you know if the Queen is bored of talking to you, she will move her handbag to her other arm, signalling to her staff she needs an exit asap. I’ve got a Royal Wedding party locked in the diary with a friend for Harry and Meghan’s big day, and any article that mentions George and Charlotte has my undivided attention.

I’ve also always had a love for media, in particular, magazines. One of my early professional highlights was featuring as a contributor in the masthead of the late Shop til you Drop magazine at the age of 16! 

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I’ve always looked up to editors whose work inspires me through the pages of their magazines and followed their career: Justine Cullen, Bronwen McCann, Kirsten Galliott, Emmanuelle Alt– if you don’t know who these women are, Google them! But when it comes to the Beyonce-of-the-editing-world, Anna Wintour will always be top of mind. 

Reaching her 30-year milestone at the top of the masthead this year, Anna has kept Vogue front and centre of the fashion world despite the evolution of the way in which we indulge in media today. Although I’m lucky if I can afford the hair elastics they feature in their shoots, I’m always looking for ways I can take the looks from the pages and make them my own- without spending six months’ pay!

So what’s the point of this post?

You can imagine the pure joy the images of Queen Elizabeth and Anna Wintour sitting front row at London Fashion Week! I’ve always admired the career them both; they are strong, hardworking women who despite the constant criticism, get the job done.

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Both Queens in their respective fields, from ruling the Commonwealth to overseeing the world of fashion, the pair has overcome a great deal of adversity to get to where they are, and I enjoy reading up on how they’ve gotten to where they are and what they have in store next.

Just because I love a good motivational quote (especially when the second coffee doesn’t seem to be working) + any excuse to jump on brainy quote won’t be denied, I’ve compiled four quotes I’ve found inspirational both professionally and personally. 

QUEEN ELIZABETH II
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I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.

ANNA

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Even if you aren’t sure of yourself, pretend that you are…

Imperfection is fine.

Learning how to be editor-in-chief of ‘Vogue’ wasn’t something that happened overnight.

I’m sure many of you will think, both of them grew up in a world of bigger opportunity, but despite what many considered a career handed to them on a silver platter, their work ethic and dedication to their career are admirable.

Rumours of being too old-fashioned, difficult, bossy or bitchy; these two women put their heart and soul into being the best leader they can be, and for me, that inspires me to be the best I can be too.

Have a great rest of the week

-tgfs x


Image Credits

@globalnews
@wmagazine
@news
@vogue
@theredlist
@coolspotters

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