Anna, outside the V&A, looking gorgeous in beige jacket, black leggings, and fabulous slouchy black leather cuban heel boots, which are usurping the peep toe bootie , or extreme platform heels like That Acme Boot. At least, on the street. Evening is another thing, but the mood on the street is going for warmth, and practicality, and apart from a ton of Uggs, the cuban heel is an elegant solution.
It was getting dark, and I was dashing past to meet a friend. She was chatting with someone and standing exactly like that, so she gracefully held the pose for me before I ran off. So I didn't get a chance to ask Anna anything, or get her details.
Lately, I'm in a black & beige mood, and this clean, classic look sums it up for me. When Jackie Kennedy was First Lady, she found an American designer who could give her her Paris couture look: Oscar de la Renta. She loved a colour that was between beige and grey, which she called 'griege'. I've thought about that colour lately, as I love the subtlety of beige and grey together, warm and cool tones. In the deepening twilight, I thought about Jackie, and decided she would approve of Anna's simple yet elegant style: classic with a cuban twist.