It’s no secret that the Duchess of Sussex, aka Meghan Markle, and Jessica Mulroney are virtually best friends. The fashion designer and entrepreneur had an important role at the royal wedding, and she also attended her baby shower last month.
She’s also a stylist, and sometimes helps dress Meghan in her favourite fashion brands, which include Canadian brand NONIE, founded by Nina Kharey.
She’s now opened up to Harper’s Bazaar US, saying Meghan helped save her brand, after she was spotted wearing one of her trench dresses last summer.
She said, ‘It’s tough to be a designer. It is really tough to be a Canadian designer. Sometimes all you need is that onetime break and it’ll change your life. If you get your item on a celebrity, that’s almost like the top of the top—a new way of creating business.’
‘I have a lot of friends in the entertainment business and I myself have a significant Instagram account, so I can throw them a bone and wear the earrings if I like them’ she added, ‘or if I know somebody’s doing a red carpet, I’ll be like, ‘Hey, you should try these.’ It’s kind of organic, but if I can do it, it usually does help.’
The designer also opened up about the negative press around Meghan and herself, ‘It comes with the territory. There are so many benefits to certain things, but then also a lot of negativity that you have to deal with at the same time.’
She also explained she won’t ever spill the beans on the wedding, ‘This is my first interview that I’ve done since the wedding or anything. Listen, every person has to have a bit of privacy in their life. There are things I’ll never talk about for sure. My life is an open book, but there’s always a few secret pages in the back that nobody will be able to read.’