It’s not hard to wonder if summer will ever actually arrive when looking around at a minimalist, like Meghan Markle, and her neutral wardrobe. Meghan herself shared that noticing a cheery, brightly hued item amongst the sea of black that tends to dominate the streets is not common. She went on to model one such bright, cheery dress – and interview it’s equally effervescent founder on the Tig.
With the Tig having shut down, we were saddened that several years of archives – including amazing tips from Meghan herself on her fashion & beauty choices – would be lost to the depths of the internet. We were able to track down the archives and today we’re sharing them with you in today’s instalment of the Meghan’s Mirror Tig Throwback Thursdays series.
Here is what Meghan shared about the designer of Novis, Jordana Warmflash back in 2014.
“Jordana Warmflash is living every up-and-coming designer’s dream—her two-year-old brand Novis has already received countless accolades, she counts Taylor Swift as a fan of her retro-inspired dresses, and she’s accomplished all of this before her thirtieth birthday. So, The TIG sat down with the young designer to delve deeper into her creative process, the impetus for the brand itself, and to hear Jordana’s story.”
Meghan went on to interview Jordana about the brand, asking her questions about the brand’s aesthetic, origins and background. Jordana shared that the aesthetic of Novis is “playful, yet sophisticated—everything is well tailored, all of the fabrics are custom-made.” Jordana designs all of the fabrics in the US and has them all made made in Europe. She sharedthat “The color is a fresh point of view, especially in the US and New York market where everything is dark and black.”
In the article, Meghan was photographed in the punchy ‘Leroy’ dress.
Here is what Jordana had so say about this dress:
“This is a custom jacquard that I designed—it’s oversized, which you rarely see. It has a 28-inch repeat, so from where the pattern starts to wear it ends, it’s 28-inches, which is a really significant size and scale for jacquard. I also chose colors that are unexpected. It has that fitted waist and a more full skirt, which I find flattering. And of course, everything has pockets where it can, because a girl always wants pockets!” [Meghan then added in the following sidenote: “yes, we do!”]”
In somewhat astonishing news, the Leroy dress is still available in several sizes – rare for a Meghan Markle find from 2014!
It’s so much fun to read about designers that Meghan was interested in and what types of styles she favoured to cover on The Tig.