FN Spy the Magazine: Footwear Confessions

Designers reveal their only-in-Vegas stories and activities.

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Libby and Sam Edelman

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Mark Badgley and James Mischka

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“I was in town a few years ago for a birthday celebration with friends. We had a great dinner at Nobu and then moved to the Hard Rock Casino. One of my friends had talked about betting on red 7 all weekend, and when her moment finally came, she got nervous and didn’t do it. Of course, we watched it hit on red 7. We couldn’t believe it — all that talk and she missed it! Well, we made a bit too much noise over the whole thing and were escorted out. I can honestly say I never expected to get kicked out of a casino, but there you go — you never know what will happen in Vegas.”
— Coye Nokes

“Libby and I have spent our entire career going to the West Coast for shoe shows. We love touching base with our old friends in Las Vegas. On a typical evening, you might find us at Michael Mina [in the Bellagio], catching up with Stephen Hoyt from Blowfish. We’re also close friends with [Chinese Laundry CEO] Bob Goldman, and he always takes us to the best classic Italian trattorias. Of course, we’re in the gym every morning at 7:30.”
— Sam Edelman

“Siegfried & Roy. People in the casino kept mistaking us for them.”
— Mark Badgley & James Mischka

“Cirque du Soleil ‘O’ — because I was a synchronized swimmer as a teenager.”
— Ce Ce Chin, 80%20

“Rod Stewart actually pulled my wild-and-crazy sister [Angela Aldatz] up on stage, and she danced with him. People were coming to our booth all week and thought she was part of his show.”
— Tina Aldatz, Foot Petals

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