The Duchess of Sussex donned a dress from an African-American designer who focuses on ‘the health of people and the planet’ as she discussed ‘courageous leadership’ at a virtual summit yesterday .
Meghan Markle, 39, has joined FortuneThe virtual summit of the next generation’s most powerful women from her $ 14million mansion in Santa Barbara and insisted that all social media users are like ‘drug addicts’ – despite having gone from many years as a prolific Instagram user.
The mother-of-one, who is known for her love of designer labels and rarely wears the same outfits twice, looked stylish in a $ 328 blue and white strappy dress from the Afro designer’s lasting brand. -American Tracy Reese, Hope for Flowers, for the occasion.
Tracy is a favorite of celebrities such as Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, with her enduring brand focused on “People’s Health, Planet and Fairness in Profit.”
Appearing on the roll call, the Duchess swept her hair up from her face in a messy ponytail to reveal $ 195 recycled brass earrings from the jewelry brand Cuyana owned by a woman.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, donned a $ 328 dress from Tracy Reece’s Hope for Flowers label, which focuses on ‘the health of people and the planet’, as she discussed ‘leadership courageous ” at a virtual summit yesterday.
Tracy Reese is described online as having “a reputation in the fashion industry as not only a top talent, but also a champion of diversity and inclusion”.
Her label, Hope for Flowers, is described as being “designed for women inspired by beauty” and “eager to use their power as consumers to be agents of positive change in the world”.
The designer is a favorite of celebrities, Meghan’s friends Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, previously wearing her dresses.
The Duchess is a longtime fan of the designer, having attended fashion shows for Tracy in 2013 while still working as an actress.
Meghan Markle opted for the maxi dress, which features a blue and white swirl pattern, for yesterday’s virtual reunion (pictured, the dress)
Meghan paired the distinctive dress with a set of Cuyana’s $ 195 earrings, made in New York City.
The jewelry is described online as one of the brand’s “signature gold dots and geometric shapes” and “equally versatile as it is sophisticated.”
A three-piece system allows the earrings to be worn in different ways.
It is the first time that the Duchess has worn company jewelry, which is sustainably made from recycled brass.
Meghand made the daring comparison between drug addicts and social media users during her virtual appearance at the Fortune Summit on Tuesday afternoon – an online event reserved for guests willing to pay a fee of $ 1,750.
Meanwhile, the Duchess paired the garment with $ 195 Luna Ear Jacket earrings from Cuyana, a New York-based women-owned jewelry brand.
“There is very little in this world where you call the person who engages in it ‘a user’. People addicted to drugs are called users and people who are on social media are called users, ”Meghan said.
“ There is something algorithmic that creates this obsession which in my opinion is very unhealthy for a lot of people.
“ I have a lot of worries for the people who have become obsessed with it and it’s so part of our daily culture for so many people that it’s addictive. ”
Meghan added that she believes social media has the ‘same ability’ to be addictive as drugs.
His comments closely echoed sentiments expressed in the recently released Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, which also drew comparisons between social media users and drug addicts – pointing out that the algorithms used by the networks are designed to attract people and encourage socialization. addiction.
Meghan made the daring comparison between drug addicts and social media users during her virtual appearance at the Fortune Summit on Tuesday afternoon – an online event reserved for guests willing to pay a fee of $ 1,750.
Interestingly, the Duchess of Sussex appeared to stand out from this group, telling Fortune associate editor Emma Hinchliffe that she “ hasn’t been on social media for a very long time ” – despite sharing an official Sussex Royal account with Prince Harry for several years. before stepping down as a member of the royal family.
Before meeting her husband, Harry, 36, Meghan also spent many years managing her own personal social media accounts, which she often used to promote her work as an actress, as well as her lifestyle blog today. ‘hui disappeared The Tig.
She has shared many personal aspects of her life – including food photos and vacation photos – and even hinted at her relationship with Prince Harry in his early days by sharing a photo of love hearts shortly after. after the couple first met.
When she made the decision to shut down her social media accounts in 2018, after announcing her engagement to Prince Harry – Meghan had amassed 1.9 million Instagram followers, and she also had an official Facebook and Twitter page which were both closed at the same time. .