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FlueLent: A time of Fluevog fasting, where one prepares for future investments in the greatest shoes around. A period of reflection and enjoyment of one’s current collection, without the distraction of new additions. A short break from Fluevog buying, where one takes the necessary time needed to construct a solid Flue-nancial plan for future purchases. A moment of rest, rejuvenation, and an opportunity for one to give her/his wallet/bank account/credit card a break.

Confession: I’ve been a bad girl lately – but for good reason. Recently, I purchased what I believe to be the mecca of all vintage Vog finds: the Borden in red! They’re my dream Wonder Woman shoes. I scored a fantastic deal. They’re red. They have the heart heels. What more could the Generalissima want? (Um, more cash to purchase more Vogs!) With this recent purchase, I have decided that I need to maintain some control with respect to my collection. It’s growing a little faster than I’d like. I’d like to sell a few pairs, and I really want to enjoy the Vogs I have now. This is why I’m currently declaring myself on FlueLent (see definition above).

Yup. You read that right. No new Fluevogs for me until May 15th, International Fluevog Day. With the new spring line coming out in the upcoming weeks, it’s safe to say that this fast will be tough. However, I’m going to leave my Fluevog future up to the heavens above. If I’m meant to have a particular Vog, it will be there when my FlueLent is over.

Other than a temporary fast on purchases, it’s business as usual for me. I shall continue my role as “Pusher” and  of course, will contribute to this blog regularly. Besides, I’m actually looking forward to this FlueLent. I have what I believe is a gorgeous collection and I intend to love and wear the ones I’m with:)

For the love of Fluegasms,



Author: jlrondilla

Joanne L. Rondilla, is a scholar, writer, and educator (not necessarily in that order). She received her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and her B.A. in Art Studio and Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on beauty, race, gender, the body, and colonialism. She is the co-author of "Is Lighter Better? Skin Tone Discrimination Among Asian Americans" (with Paul Spickard) and the co-editor of "Pacific Diaspora: Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific" (with Paul Spickard and Debbie Hippolite-Wright). Born and raised in Dededo, Guam, Joanne considers the San Francisco Bay area home. Outside of the academy, she has more than twelve years of work experience in the cosmetics industry as a skincare specialist and make-up artist. While she's not an Imelda Marcos fan, Joanne does love her Fluevogs!

4 thoughts on “FlueLent

  1. Pingback: spring is in the air! « for the love of vogs

  2. all right, i’m on board…um, except if i find the perfect vintage vog on auction somewhere…. 🙂

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