Meghan Markle's Friend Misha Nonoo Slams Criticism of Royal as Unjust


On Thursday, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, unveiled a new capsule collection she helped put together as the patron of Smart Works, a United Kingdom charity that helps women prepare for employment opportunities with free clothes and job training.

So she approached her friend and designer Misha Nonoo, the retailers John Lewis and Marks & Spencer (chosen "because I have worn a lot of their clothes since I moved to the UK"), and also the Jigsaw chain because she was "really touched" by the message "in celebration of immigrant culture in this country" of the brand's award-winning Love Immigration campaign.

The fashion designer attended Markle's first appearance since returning from maternity leave this week to launch her capsule fashion collection. Labelled the Smart Set collection, it supports Smart Works.

Meghan privately visited Smart Works several times before being named as its royal patron in January and has a long-standing commitment to supporting women's empowerment.

'She looked attractive and relaxed and comfortable, and I think it's really essentially who she is, ' Misha said of Meghan's choice of ensemble - which resulted in a surge in sales of the Husband shirt.

Joining the royal family was never going to be easy for Meghan Markle, but one of her close friends says she's remained the same person. For every item bought during the sale of the collection, one will be donated to Smart Works, this 1:1 model allows customers to directly support the Smart Works women by playing a part in their success story - how they look and more importantly, how they feel.

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Jigsaw's Smart Set suit has wool-blend pants at £120 and a matching Italian stretch gabardine blazer for £199.

Last month, The Duchess of Sussex surprised Smart Works clients during the capsule collection shoot in west London...

"Since moving to the United Kingdom, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organizations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact".

It's an incredible charity that helps women.

"It's also the same vein of work my husband and I will continue doing - really strong community-based projects, and this is something we will be excited to share more about next year when we launch our foundation Sussex Royal in 2020".

"Her smiles are very direct, involving the kind of knowing head-tilt of recognition that suggests she's happy to be back at work". The duchess, who wore jeans to Wimbledon and is said to have the weekly shop delivered by Ocado rather than Harrods, reminded the audience that nearly exactly a year ago she had launched the Together cookbook with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen those affected by the Grenfell fire.