Thursday, 13 April 2017

UPDATED: Another Barbour Addition to Meghan's Closet & Harry's in Toronto!

Meghan was once again photographed on her way to yoga in Tornoto on Wednesday wearing several stylish separates. All has been quiet in terms of photos of Meghan lately until this week - today marks the second time she's been spotted on her way to the studio.

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Just Jared has several more images available here.

Just Jared Twitter Feed

Meghan is becoming quite the fan of quintessentially English brand Barbour which is a firm favourite of the royal family. J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. holds royal warrant to supply "waterproof and protective clothing" from Queen Elizabeth II in 1974, the Duke of Edinburgh in 1982, and Charles, Prince of Wales in 1987. Meghan's new jacket by the brand is their £149 Cavalry Polarquilt Jacket in Navy.

Barbour

More from the product description:

'Barbour’s Cavalry Polarquilt Jacket in navy blends archive equestrian styling with the brand’s signature diamond quilt. Designed with an elasticated back waist panel and scooped hem, it offers a feminine silhouette and a flattering, comfortable fit. Fleece-lined with a funnel neck and both zip and snap fastenings, it will seal out the elements even when the unpredictable British weather does its worst.' 

Meghan's Mirror quickly identified Meghan's leggings as the Under Armour Heat Gear Capri Leggings. They are available for $39.

Under Armour

And Meghan carried her B Mat available at Amazon.

Amazon

With thanks to What Meghan Wore and Paige, Meghan's new trainers are the Stella McCartney White Parley Ultra Boost X. They retail for £200.

Stella McCartney

Meghan also wore a lovely navy pashmina she's had for some time and sunglasses.

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Later yesterday evening, after Meghan was photographed on her way to yoga, Prince Charming himself was spotted arriving at Meghan's home. It looks like the couple are planning to enjoy Easter weekend together in Toronto.


More from E! Online:

'E! News has obtained exclusive pictures of Prince Harry arriving at Meghan Markle's Toronto home Wednesday night. With a large duffel bag in hand and a baseball hat to conceal his face, Harry made his way into his girlfriend's abode ahead of Easter weekend.'

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For fans of Suits, its seventh season will premiere on Wednesday, July 12. This brief teaser trailer included a couple of clips of Meghan as Rachel Zane. Are you a fan of the show? I recently saw a couple of episodes but I'm not yet familiar with it.

34 comments:

  1. Meghan appears very image conscious wearing two different British made coats in two days-simply for yoga. It appears somehow superficial and overly fussy for a person touting her charity work and concern for social issues. Perhaps she uses her stylist for yoga. I don't know.

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    1. Well remember she has a life other than Harry! She's an actress who probably makes a very nice living, is a well known celebrity in Toronto, and has likely had a substantial wardrobe for some time. (remember she had a clothing line as well) I have no doubt she's more conscious of how she looks when she goes out casually now, knowing she'll be photographed, it would certainly give me pause before I ran out on errands etc!

      If you knew you were going to be photographed anytime you walked out the door and the photos shared globally, you might say, hmmm.. maybe I'll wear a different jacket today!

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    2. As a person who regularly wears Barbour for multiple purposes (exercise, shopping, international travel, humble errands or whatever) and has done so for a decade, I am neither superficial nor overly fussy. I am also always attentive to my appearance when I am out in public. I conscientiously style myself, if you will.

      Therefore, I should now suppose that others might judge me me as overly image conscious especially since it's highly unlikely that a photographer is lurking outside my door. The simple fact is, I adore beautiful, well-made, reliable clothing and prefer/choose to look my best--always. Life is too short for a bad hair day. Period. My pleasure. My choice.

      Personally, I think it unwise to attribute motives or traits to others when we have no idea what another person is thinking. I am uncomfortable with the demeaning judgement inherent in those sorts of labels attributed to Meghan. As women we are too quick to take each other down a peg with comments that very likely are unfounded and unfair.

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    3. I don't think she is overly fussy.. I wear different jackets to the gym sometimes. Gyms are places to show off as well, these days. And this barbour jacket is actually quite popular and ubiquitous. Just two weeks ago one of my friends wore it to work and said she loved it. I would not buy it for the logo - the whole point of barbour is that it is understated and having that logo there seems to just rub it in. Not very english, or what I think to be english.
      The Goyard bag she was wearing last week - Goyard is so ubiquitous that I am never buying Goyard again. If you go to a college campus half the girls are carrying that. I suspect that she bought it used, since it is a 2005 model. Meghan, contrary to what you believe must still be making quite a modest income by actor standards. Probably in the 200-400K /yearly range. Otherwise she would not be carrying a 2005 Goyard.

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    4. Yes Philly! I was always told, "make sure you are dressed and ready to go before you walk out that door because you never know who you'll bump into!" :) And I was not a celebrity nor dating a Prince!

      Rosman, I think that range would be considered a very nice living by most "normal" standards!

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    5. She is wearing a pair of trainers, leggings and an outdoor jacket to go the gym. Isn't this what normal people wear to the gym or am I missing something??

      If she were wearing a Chanel suit or a Valentino dress to the gym then you would have a point, but not this time I'm afraid!

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    6. Laura in Canada15 April 2017 at 17:51

      Philly....I absolutely agree with everything you said. I have a closet of "casual" jackets..and switch them up when I am going to the gym depending on what the weather is. And I fully agree with the fact...Meghan is a working women who earns her own salary. If she wants to have a closet full of Barbour jackets...that is her perogative!

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  2. Eve from Germany13 April 2017 at 07:21

    Oh, I absolutely LOVE "Suits"!! I once read about this series about a young "fraud", a guy who´s brilliant but has no law degree and for some reason manages to become an associate at a prominent law firm. I didn´t follow up until Meghan´s name started to pop up in relation to being Prince Harry´s new girlfriend. So I started watching it and in all honesty, I AM HOOKED. I love how Meghan´s role has developed, I love how the characters are well played out, I love "Jessica Pearson", the oh-so-poised female boss of the law firm, but above all I love the character of "Harvey Specter". The actor Gabriel Macht is doing SUCH a GREAT job with that role! You can believe me, I was and still am taking a very close look at myself, why I love a character that it ruthless, driven to be successful (sometimes at all cost) and always "on top", but also has a "good" side, being fiercely loyal to the ones he loves and being willing to fight a battle that seems quite "lost" if he believes in it....

    So, yes, "Suits" is worth watching, it left me breathless more than once, I can assure you. Plus, it´s SO FUNNY sometimes I often have to laugh out loud while watching it.... Oh, and I learned an awful lot about the US-american law system and how it works which at first left me with more "???????" than anything else ("What the heck are they talking about???" ;-))) ).... But there´s nothing the internet won´t be able to explain, right? :-)))

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    1. Good luck interpreting the US legal system, Eve! I've never watched Suits. It seems like the sort of show that I'd like; however I always go to bed early as I'm up at dawn to go to work and I think it was always on too late. I should probably go to Netflix and watch there.

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    2. With that recommendation I've added it to my Netflix list. Is it available on Netflix US as well ladies?

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    3. It is available on Amazon Prime. I watched two episodes and confess it was not to my taste. Meghan appears for a total of 5 minutes, I think. My tastes run quite a bit more serious these days - maybe a phase I am going through.

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    4. As Netflix is available in Canada and Japan, it must be in the US. Suits is everything Eve from Germany says--and more. Anyone here might wish to have a look for the clothes alone. Delicious.

      I started watching the series long before Meghan was on anyone's radar. I really enjoyed her in her role. Then as she garnered attention for her association with Harry I looked up her blog and saw her essays and speeches. There I discovered woman with great depth of character who understands and consciously uses her privileged platform to do a great deal of humanitarian work.

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    5. Eve from Germany13 April 2017 at 17:06

      @Charlotte: I´m not sure about the US Netflix, it´s definitely on the German Netflix (they even have a picture of it on their "start screen").

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    6. That's so beautifully written Philly and I agree. As I said before, when I first saw a publicity pic and a headline, I thought "Oh Harry has a summer fling" - until I read the second paragraph. I firmly believe if you have a platform use it and use it well.

      I have not seen Suits but maybe I'll check out an episode. I'm more concerned with her charity chops than her acting chops I will say!

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    7. If it is on Netfilx US, I will give it a try! I am always looking for a new show to watch!

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    8. Thanks for letting me know it's on Amazon Prime, Rosman. That's one of the few things I do have! I need to get out of the 1990's in my television viewing technology!

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  3. Another lovely post Charlotte! Blog is off to a nice start :)

    Maybe a post about her charity work would be good in downtime, since that seems to be a point of discussion.

    And unless I misunderstood the Vanity Fair piece, she was never called a global leader, she was a One Young World counsellor attending the summit *with* global leaders who were special guests, I believe she was photographed with Mary Robinson.

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    1. That's an excellent idea Claudia. I'm planning to start a 'Meet Meghan' series in the next few days which will allow us to get to know her a little better. Her charitable endeavours would make a great first post for the series :)

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    2. I think it's starting nicely as well, Charlotte. If I have anything it's to conglomerate the pap shots into a weekly post? And then we can maybe have longer conversations? But I do like the idea of focusing on her philanthropic side so we can see what she's about.

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    3. (The caption under her photo with Sarah Richardson, et al, was captioned "global leaders", as I recall.)

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    4. I was really surprised to see two pap sightings in as many days (not to mention Harry arriving). I was talking to another Meghan blogger who said it had been a month since the last sighting.

      And I fully agree, a major focus of the blog is to try and get to know Meghan a little better. I'm doing research on posts beginning with a focus on her philanthropic side. Thank you all for the feedback :)

      And for those wishing to watch Suits, it's on Netflix UK and other posters from Germany and the US have mentioned it's on there too.

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    5. Hmmm... maybe the bizarre KP/Middleton release really was a distraction! Is there a ring in one of those Easter eggs? ;)

      Surfer girl, she was photographed with several leaders I thought, and my thinking was that the caption referred to them. There was a One Young World counsellor (at least) in each shot. I could be totally wrong I admit, but that's what I thought they were getting at. I'm just at the very early stages of reading about her but feel quite trendy getting in this early on someone ;) It wasn't till after the engagement till I really knew who Kate was, had daughters of my own to focus on before then!

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    6. Have a lovely weekend everyone! I'm taking off in the morning. And Charlotte thank you again for all your hard work, and most of all for facilitating these conversations for us :)

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    7. Could be, Claudia. Not sure. But thanks. :)

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  4. In the beginning of the Suits series Meghan's role is quite small; however, as the years progress her character develops more depth and becomes a more important role. I binge-watched it (like a novel you can't put down). Now I am curious as to how they will write her out of it at the end of season seven.

    The legal stuff isn't all that difficult to follow--plus on Netflix you can always rewind a few frames and run it again. I find it quite fascinating. You really do get to see the fact that the lawyers's machinations don't always serve justice. (Much like Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice where an impostor posing as a lawyer delivers a verdict which maintains the status quo but fails to deliver justice. But I digress.)

    As for acting chops versus charity drops, if Meghan ends up as a member of the royal family her familiarity with taking a world stage as well as her ability to act will be most helpful. Playing a princess part won't be difficult. Her charity work already shows her to be articulate and genuine. She won't have to work as hard as Catherine does to make speeches. That said, there will be other challenges. Every life has them.

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    1. Eve from Germany14 April 2017 at 18:18

      Philly, I SO DO AGREE with what you say... I binge-watched the series, too, and yes, especially at the beginning, I kinda had to rewind a lot in order to just understand the terms they were using correctly and to make sense of everything. But the more I watched, the more I got familiar with it ("Why don´t we just subpoena him?" is now like "Why don´t we go out for lunch today?" for me.... ;-))) ). It really is like a novel you just can´t put down... Every time you kind of "breathe a sigh of relief" and think "Ok, so that danger/problem/twist is gone/sorted, let´s relax a little bit", they throw something new and unexpected and fascinating your way... Ok, I have to hold myself in check or my "song of praise" will never end... ;-)))

      I´m very much interested in what is going to happen in season 7 should Meghan really quit. I just hope she doesn´t have to "die" but instead maybe get this h u g e job opportunity at the other end of the world and Mike just doesn´t want got give up "the firm" and come with her?

      I agree - she will have a lot of helpful experiences that would serve her well in the "Princess"-role. To know how to act is not the worst "school" for a future member of the BRF. And that famous speech she gave about her experience how to make a difference showed that she is someone you like to listen to. I don´t think she will be reading her speeches from a piece of paper 6 years into her marriage. Not that I blame anyone for doing it, but she strikes me as someone who loves to engage more directly with the audience.

      How "the court" is going to react to "an American divorcee" is a different story. There certainly are a lot of people around them who will look down on her. But I think should they get married, this will be a true power couple and I definitely think she will bring that "breath of fresh air" people were talking about when Lady Diana Spencer appeared on the scene.
      All in all, I think she would make a great princess, but ultimately, I just hope she and Harry are happy, no matter how everything is going to turn out...

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    2. Laura in Canada15 April 2017 at 18:00

      Hello all...

      I have been a fan of SUITS from the very start of the series and in fact I save up the episodes on my ipad so I can binge watch them when I am on holidays ( I buy them from Itunes store). I agree...it is worth watching just for the clothes. Between Jessica, Donna and Rachel..a total fashionista's heaven. I don't know many legal assistants that can afford to wear a different pair of Christian Loubitons each day...but hey it's tv and it doesn't mean I can't admire them all the same. I also...love the characters...a fair bit of depth to them....and Eve from Germany....I too am a Harvey Spectre fan! :)

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  5. There have been a lot of divorces and scandals at court since a divorcee was taboo within the Royal mileu. Heavens knows that the aristocracy has had more than its share of both also. So Meghan shouldn't have as much of a problem in this day and age, particularly with Harry in her corner. And I do hope Kate can blossom in her speech giving.

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  6. Meghan's newfound Royal sensationalism will no doubt increase the value of re-runs when the series closes, thus increasing each actors financial "residual" amount. Every time a show is replayed, the principals in the show get financial reimbursement, i.e. what's called a "residual".

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  7. Meghan went to yoga class today wearing a ring with the letter "H" on it. Sweet. Harry must be at her house chillin'. Would have been so funny if he had gone to her yoga class with her,

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  8. Happy Easter to all on this blog also. 🌷

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  9. Right, Eve. Bottom line is that a couple's personal happiness with each other will do much to get them through the grind of work--whether it's royal duties or any other job. Yes, American divorcee will have some (shallow) people muttering disdainfully; however, they did the same with derogatory comments about Carole Middleton and prejudice toward Catherine. After a while that died down as did the concerns about other Middleton family members. It's 2017 not 1937. Every family has relatives you wish would crawl under a rock and stay there. Everyone gets that.




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  10. Laura in Canada15 April 2017 at 18:03

    Charlotte....many thanks for starting this blog. From what I have seen I really enjoy Meghan's sophisticated but simple and elegant style. I am certainly going to enjoy following it and seeing how it evolves as her relationship with PH develops. Thanks for all the hard work.

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comments everyone. X

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