The Meghan Effect

A Royal wedding! Squeal. It is enough to make the sternest of hearts melt. The traditionalists are wondering what Meghan’s title will be (looking like HRH The Duchess of Sussex), the internationals are wondering where they will live (Nottingham Cottage in the Kensington Palace vicinity) so they can buy close and the fashionista’s are wondering what she will wear on the big day itself!

 

Nottingham Cottage

Kate kept us guessing right up until D Day and went with a quintessential British brand and designer (Alexander MqQueen by Sarah Burton) and I have no doubt Meghan will go British too. After all, she is becoming an official Brit.

Kate & Pippa

However, there is plenty of time to delve into the possibilities of who will be dressing her, dressing the bridesmaids (maybe Pepa & Co like her sister-in-law?) & even what the Groom will be wearing (if anything, I think he should go for Deakin & Francis Cufflinks), not to mention where the reception will be and who will be the guests (I know best friend Millie Macintosh will be a definite, otherwise I am stumped… !)

What I love about MM, other than her effortless classic style, is that she is always supporting small businesses or those that are up and coming.  Let’s hope she can stick to it and scatter as many British business into her repertoire as possible.

At the moment, it is a promising mix from around the world.

However, first it is staunch British.

Barbour & Hunter 

Dressing in the quintessential English country attire of Barbour Jacket and Hunter Wellies, she is giving these quintessentially British fashion houses a huge injection of glamour to link them to the younger generation.

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Mother Denim Jeans 

Crafted in the States, this online store, Mother Denim, is also a favourite of Reese Witherspoon. I can see why, the website is awesome and inspiringly easy to navigate and the jeans look like they would shave a size off you! See below! (Not that she needs it – have you seen her legs!) envy.com

Mother denim

 

Roland Mouret 

After ‘that‘ dress that did the rounds a few years ago, Meghan will no doubt put his flattering designs back on the map if she continues to look like this in them!

Roland Mouret

 

Nisha Nonoo 

A personal friend of Meghan’s, she helped her friend gain notoriety by looking gorgeous in her ‘Husband Shirt!’ Perhaps we should have read the signs…  Who doesn’t need a classic white shirt?

 

Husband Shirt

 

Finlay & Co

Continuing on from there time spent together at the  Invictus Games, I was thrilled to see her wear these wooden framed Percy glasses! Started by a couple of guys from my old church in London, they have now opened their own bricks and mortar store too.  I am sure it would have happened anyway without the ‘Meghan effect’ but perhaps it accelerated it!

Finlay & Co

 

Natalie Marie Jewellery

This Sydney based jeweller has always been a firm favourite of MM. Marie’s wedding bands would look stunning stacked – if you could afford the price tag… if not, surely one for a wedding band would do.

 

Natalie Marie

 

Line The Label 

This gorgeous winter white belted coat is from Canadian brand Line The Label. As you can imagine the website crashed as soon as news of where the coat was from!

Line

 

P.A.R.O.S.H 

Her green dress is from Italian label Parosh.  Formal enough to be respectful – high neck noted, but tight enough to still show the world she won’t be tamed – yet!

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Aquazzurra 

I hadn’t heard of this brand before but I am sure it will be at the forefront of many womens minds now. It is always hard finding the appropriate shoes for your outfit and the time of year, but Meghan nailed it with these nudes ‘Matilde‘. And they were on sale (although completely sold out now!) she is frugal too! This brand is strong contender for the big day as they also do ‘Bridal‘ (and don’t get me started on the baby shoes!)

Matilde

So, which brands are going to be lucky enough to get in on the Meghan Effect – I have no doubt she will continue to give a platform to small business and unknowns but which route she goes is anyone’s guess!

If only I could get some TLM Edit goodies in front of her? xxx