Meghan in Anine Bing and Stella McCartney for a Chat with Gloria Steinem – UPDATED

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.

Julianne Moore as Gloria Steinem in The Glorias, Page Fifty-Four Pictures

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 Duchess wore a new pair of trousers by LA Based brand Anine Bing. They are the ‘Ryan’ style in white with black pinstripes, $249. The trousers are 100% viscose and also available at Net-A-Porter.

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.)

You can also find the shoe here and here in limited sizes.

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.

 

The Cuyana Classic V-Neck Tee, $35, in white. The shirt is no longer available in white on Cuyana’s site, however it is still available in black or navy.

The Misha Nonoo BFF V-Neck Pima Tee, $75.

The Everlane organic cotton v-neck in white, $18.

J. Crew’s Vintage Cotton V-neck Tee in white, $29.50.

Banana Republic’s Linen V-Neck T-Shirt, marked down to $36.99 with an extra 60% off – NOW $14.80.

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.

Instagram @meghanmarkle

I spotted what I think is a red bracelet which could be the Justice Desk bracelet she received while on the couple’s South Africa visit. The bracelet is no longer available.

 

 

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Chic and comfortable! This was a great outfit. Not loving the shoes…and I usually give Meghan’s shoes high marks.

    My takeaway from the “ranked, hierarchy” conversation is she’s trying to use her position and influence to be an advocate for others without voice or power. Will people misunderstand or get annoyed? Yes, that’s how she’s been treated for much of her time in the royal spotlight.

    But it’s still important to speak out on important issues. Even if there is not universal acceptance and applauding her every statement.

    It’s the mark of a mature person who does what needs to be done and says what needs to be said, even in the face of criticism.

  2. This is a lovely, casual look. The pants are fantastic and a style that can be dressed a litle up or down. The hat is an incredibly flattering design. It is the shoes that ruin it for me. The first time I saw them, I couldn’t get over how unflattering they look. That goes for everyone, not just the DoS. But the price? 800 dollars for what is essentially plastic shoes? I’m not sure how any brand can justify that, no matter how good their quality may be. Polyurethane makes for the worst shoe material, it feels like a pain! I’m a little let down, the DoS has such an incredible array of sandals, possibly the best-dressed royal as far as flat shoes are concerned! I would have much rather she had gone with one of these.

    • Katerina – Stella McCartney has a very sustainable and ethical company. She uses vegan materials for her products. I have a few things from SM and they are really nice! Nothing is uncomfortable at all. I believe she creates pieces using faux leather and polyurethane and keeps them feeling soft and as close to real leather as possible. She covered why her pieces are so expensive and it’s due to the products they are using and the process. I’ll see if I can find the article. I had posted it in a comment one time in the past year. Thanks, SusanC

  3. I love this look!! So casual and free. And I love that she felt comfortable enough to kick off her shoes and just relax. Not something she could have ever done as a senior royal on official business. I’m not a fan of the stoicism in official royal outings but I do understand that “senior royal” is not just a title but also a job and we all have to act a certain way at our jobs that don’t necessarily follow us home.

    As for the title vs bracelet issue, Meghan IS the Duchess of Sussex, and unless, or until, she and Harry renounce their titles, this is who they are. I don’t see them renouncing anything because that is his family and though he doesn’t like or agree with the royal lifestyle he’s not going to disown his family. This is where they somehow make the titles and the message of the bracelet work in a symbiotic relationship.

    • Harry and Meghan agreed not to use the HRH before their titles going forward. They still retain their royal titles and this is something that the Queen wanted and agreed to. Dropping the use of HRH before their titles makes it more informal. To me, it’s just how they are known – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 🙂 – SC

      • Yes, I understand that. I was thinking from other comments that her using the title of being referred to “Duchess of Sussex” or “Meghan, Duchess of Sussex” is what folks took issue with. No skin off my teeth either way. I don’t believe for a second she sees herself as being above anyone else so it’s not a big deal IMHO.

    • Louise – see my reply to Kathleen’s comment. I agree, the title and motto seem conflicting – however, I believe it all has a deeper meaning. I completely understand your point though. – Susan C.

  4. She looks fantastic here but I just have to point out the glaring disconnect between her endorsing (loving she says, wearing a bracelet with) this motto “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” when she herself is using her hierarchical title, “Duchess”, which of course is a ranking placing her above other individuals.

    • Hi Kathleen and Louise – I agree, the motto does seem conflicting with Meghan’s official title however the meaning behind the motto or phrase, “Imagine we are linked, not ranked”, I believe is meant to go deeper. Really the motto is a reference to the importance of women supporting one another rather than competing against each other. Here is an old quote from Gloria Steinem regarding the motto: “It’s important to say that the women’s movement was disproportionately pioneered by black women. These are not two different movements; they are profoundly connected. If you are going to continue racism, you have to control reproduction. And that means controlling women. A group called Feminist.com made these baby bead bracelets. On one, they spell ‘Imagine,’ and on the other, they asked us to write what we want. I went with ‘Imagine’ and ‘We are linked, not ranked.’” – I’ve read more about the meaning behind the motto as well. – Susan C.

  5. This is a sleek look on Meghan. I actually thought it was a jumpsuit at first but I’m glad she has a new pair of versatile trousers in her arsenal. The hat is a great touch and I am always amazed that she can make a mish mash of bracelets look so good.

    It’s been fun seeing some of Meghan’s “California girl” style but I must confess I do miss some of her more traditional royal outfits. Looking forward to seeing what she wears as the seasons change.

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