Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.

At last week's Small Business Beanstalk Awards Gala, I had the pleasure of running into Esther (Chung) Hall, the designer behind Torn Angel. She had on the best shoes. These:

They're Vivienne Westwood. Turns out Esther wore them at her wedding reception last month. She said she "miraculously" found a pair on after months of stalking for the style. Her wedding reception also involved her singing the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" on stage with the band. Some pretty badass Modern Love moves if I do say so myself. These platforms reminded me of another unique shoe design I recently saw. They're Christian Louboutin's Alex pump. Sarah Jessica Parker wore them to the Moscow premiere of her new movie "I Don't Know How She Does It." Love 'em or hate 'em (there's no in between, much like with SJP), they definitely make a statement. Unrelated: Let's get some shoes! (A little NSFW 2007 meme nostalgia.)