- Meghan Markle spoke to Smart Works clients on September 12 to celebrate the first anniversary of her clothing collection with the charity.
- Speaking via video call to clients Charlene, Karla, and Agnieszka, Meghan said, "As women, so often it’s easy to forget all of your skills and your assets—not that they’re not there, but you need someone sometimes to point them out for you."
- "People can say that so much of Smart Works is about the clothes themselves but it's really not," the Duchess of Sussex said. "All of that stuff is the exterior but it's what it does for you on the inside that ends up being the best accessory."
Can you believe it's been (just over) an entire year since Meghan Markle launched her capsule clothing collection with British charity Smart Works, which provides job interview outfits and coaching for women returning to the workforce? On Saturday, September 12, Meghan celebrated the anniversary by speaking to three Smart Works clients via video call, all three of whom landed jobs after working with the charity.
The Duchess of Sussex spoke to clients Charlene, Karla, and Agnieszka about the importance of confidence, commenting, "As women, so often it’s easy to forget all of your skills and your assets—not that they’re not there, but you need someone sometimes to point them out for you."
Discussing the interview clothes Smart Works provides, Meghan said, "All of that stuff is the exterior but it's what it does for you on the inside that ends up being the best accessory, right? It's the confidence, it's what builds within that is the piece you walk out of that room with and walk into that interview with." Then, speaking about the job mentorship clients receive, she explained, "They’re not pointing out something that doesn't exist—they’re seeing it in you for the first time."
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
October 22, 2019
Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps.
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings.
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles.
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.
March 19, 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan arrive at New Zealand House in London to pay tribute to the victims of the New Zealand terrorist attacks. Meghan wears a vintage black cape, Gucci clutch and