To really understand my love of Fluevog shoes, it’s best to start at the beginning. So let’s start here. I purchased my first pair of Fluevogs in 2010 during International Fluevog Day. I had been stalking the site because Madam Shirley had introduced me to the shoes about a year earlier. In sifting through the site, I fell in love with how quirky and gorgeous the shoes are. At the time, I thought dropping $200-$300 (or more) in shoes was just insane. For as much as the shoes spoke to me, I thought that there was no way in hell I’d ever get a pair. Well, May 15, 2010 (actually, it was May 14th because we wanted to avoid the crowds) all of that changed the moment my feet graced the Minis: Dollface in turquoise.
A lot has happened since that first pair. When I say that Fluevogs changed my life, I mean it. Eventually, I cleaned out my closet and got rid of shoes I clung on to for far too long. I did the same with clothes and accessories. Over time, I re-built my closet with things that I loved and felt highlighted the best of me. In short, those first Vogs helped me understand my fashion personality. To find my fashion personality, I had to make peace with my body. This meant working with it, and not against it. I’ve become smarter with my clothing purchases and I’ve made friends with the local alterations lady. A great seamstress can make all the difference. My wardrobe is less “fast fashion” (as Gladys describes) and more “me style.” Admittedly, I love exploring the different facets of me.
It’s over two years later and after sharing a love of vogs with some near and dear friends, a few of us have decided to join forces and present the blog that you see before you. Initially, the basic idea behind this blog was for the four of us (a.k.a. the Fluevog IV or the MotleyFlue) to share our love for our favorite shoe designer. However, after many conversations and ideas, we decided that this blog would be about more than just shoes. (Let’s face it. Four Filipinas talking about shoes is just so… Imelda!) The four of us are very different, but we’re all intellectually inclined. That’s just a fancy way of saying that we think deeply about the world around us. Along with footwear, we talk about the contours of our lives, our personal take on fashion, our love of art, and the fun adventures we embark upon while wearing the best shoes around. Though we share our love of vogs, this blog is also our love letter to life. I hope you enjoy what we have to offer.
Living life feet first.