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4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.; F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.
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Vanessa Noel wants women to let their inner vamp show all the way down to their toes. Her celebrated stilettos adorn Hollywood’s hottest feet, including Gwyneth Paltrow and famed footwear fetishist Sarah Jessica Parker. But for those whose needs are a bit closer to the ground, the designer’s signature shoe, the Bell, is a chic 1-1/2" high slide that comes in some 18 fabrics, including a suede leopard print and a cool-looking ivory linen. The in-demand bridal shoe "White Collection" goes from fun flat sandals for a beachside affair to strappy rhinestone-embellished high heels for the undaunted party gal. You can try them all on in this transformed townhouse, which has three separate fitting areas that feel more like cozy dens, fireplace included, than showrooms.
Noel carries loads of sexy but sweet designs that are perfect for brides: Sling-back sandals embellished with Swarovski crystals (from $800) and white-satin boots (from $1,200) are a couple of standouts.