The Duchess of Sussex wore Anine Bing, Stella McCartney and Janessa Leone for her Q&A chat with Gloria Steinem.
Meghan sat down recently with Gloria Steinem, an American feminist, journalist, and social political activist, for a discussion on voting and why each vote matters. How all women “are linked, not ranked.”
Their chat took place at the Duke and Duchess’ new home in Montecito, California and is an exclusive for MAKERS, a part of Yahoo’s Lifestyle section.
Meghan said of her shared friendship with Gloria —
“Throughout our friendship, we’ve spoken of our shared beliefs surrounding women’s rights, the need for representation and the very timely conversation on voting.”
Meghan has looked up to Ms. Steinem for some time expressing how much she has been inspired by her.
Ms. Steinem had this to say about voting during their discussion.
“If you don’t vote you don’t exist. It’s the only place where we are all equal: in the voting booth.Gloria Steinem”
Meghan also shared that she watched an advanced screening of the nontraditional biopic about Ms. Steinem’s life and accomplishments, The Glorias.
“You shared The Glorias with me, the advanced screening of [the film about your life directed by Julie Taymor]. It’s just such a fantastic way to see the breadth of your life thus far and everything you’ve accomplished, but also understanding where you come from and how you became a feminist.”
The Sundance movie, which stars Julianne Moore as an older Gloria and Alicia Vikander as a young Gloria, is based on Steinem’s own memoir My Life on the Road. The story traces Ms. Steinem’s influential journey to prominence including her time in India as a young woman, to the founding of Ms. magazine in New York, to her role in the rise of the women’s rights movement in the 1960s, to the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference and beyond.
It also includes women who had a profound contribution to the women’s movement — Dorothy Pitman Hughes (Janelle Monáe), Bella Abzug (Bette Midler), Dolores Huerta (Monica Sanchez), Kimberly Guerrero (Wilma Mankiller) and Flo Kennedy (Lorraine Toussaint).
The Glorias is set to be released September 25, 2020. A Q&A session with Gloria Steinem on the movie is here.
At one point, Meghan’s dog, Guy, decided to join the women.
In another photo both of Meghan and Harry’s dogs, Guy and Pula, both appeared.
Meghan ended the conversation thanking Gloria for her time.
“I want to thank you — we all want to thank you — for your wisdom and inspiration.”
Read the full Q&A here.
Watch a preview of Meghan and Gloria’s chat below.
Now a look at what Meghan Wore…
The brand is inspired by “Scandinavian simplicity and American energy, Bing has built a global fashion house focused on everyday wardrobe essentials and investment pieces for modern women seeking a timeless yet rebellious approach to style.”
Meghan’s shoes are the Stella McCartney ‘Rhea’ sandals in black, retail $795 – NOW $477.
The sandals are made of 100% Polyurethane and have a sustainable wood heel. (Sustainable wood means no deforestation and it’s traceable back to the forest.)
Her hat is by Janessa Leone, the Serena, $356 and is available for pre-order.
The hat was first seen in July when Meghan was spotted out in Beverly Hills.
I’m not sure about Meghan’s white v-neck t-shirt. There are a number of similar styles from some of her favorite brands that it could be. Below are some of the ones that I found.
UPDATE 27 August: It’s possible Meghan’s white t-shirt is by James Perse — the Casual slub cotton T-shirt in white, $75. There are similar James Perse slub tees available at Nordstrom, $34.
J. Crew’s Vintage Cotton V-neck Tee in white, $29.50.
It appears Meghan may be wearing bracelets I’ve previously seen as well as the Cartier Francaise Tank watch in yellow gold — which I’m thinking is Princess Diana’s watch. See my post on the watch here.
UPDATE: Meghan wore the following bracelets gifted from Gloria Steinem.
Gloria’s ImagiNation bracelet in black, $48 — Glass colored and alphabet beads, sold in a set of four (two solid, two with words). The wording is “Imagine We Are Linked, Not Ranked”. Currently being restocked. Add your name to the notification list by visiting Feminist.com here. All proceeds from the sale of the bracelets benefit Feminist.com.
“Imagine a world where there are no outdated hierarchies, no arbitrary distinctions, but rather a universal bond between individuals‚ Imagine We Are Linked, Not Ranked. Let your spirits lift when you wear these cheerful, colorful beaded bracelets; layer solid glass beads with others declaring the mantra. All proceeds from the sale of the bracelets will go to feminist.com, founded in 1995 to offer people around the world access to information and support.”
It’s possible Meghan also wore the red version, $48.
Thanks to Charlotte – Mad About Meghan for the tip!
The following are some additional bracelets I think Meghan may have possibly been wearing.
Her black and white bead bracelets which she received as a gift while in Melbourne, Australia.
She may also be wearing the blue, white and black beaded bracelet, also seen on Prince Harry, believed to be from Botswana. Seen below in these images from Meghan’s old Instagram account from 2016.