for the love of vogs

where the MotleyFlue gather

friends that Vog together


Many thanks to Miss Mae for the photo.

Many thanks to Miss Mae C. for the photo. These babies went home with Cheryl D.

CONGRATULATIONS to my dear friend Cheryl D.! She finally treated herself to her first pairs of Fluevogs! Accompanied by another dear friend, Mae C., Cheryl D. made her first trip to the Melrose store and left with the Qtees and the Elizabeths (Note: She ended up exchanging the green Elizabeths for a burgundy pair because of sizing.). I have known these ladies since college and I adore that they, too, share a love for Vogs.

A few years ago, I was there to witness Mae C. pop her Fluevog cherry. It was a rare rainy afternoon in LA. Since we were the only people in the store, our dealer (a kind gentleman whose name I cannot recall) basically let us play. She decided on the DeVere in black paisley. That day, I learned that when Mae C. has her sights set on a particular Vog, there’s no stopping her. Those babies are comin’ home! We delightfully celebrated at The Coffee Bean nearby:)

Taken many moons ago at the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture in southern California. L-R: me, Cheryl D., Mae C.

Taken many moons ago at the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture in southern California. L-R: me, Cheryl D., Mae C.

The three of us had been talking about Cheryl D. getting herself into a pair of Vogs for some time now. She scouted the site and took diligent notes of what shoes she wanted to try on. Ideally, we wanted to make it a girls trip. Unfortunately, with me working in Phoenix, an LA gathering of the ladies just wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. Therefore, they had to go without me. Though it wasn’t the same, Mae C. did text me in real time with photos and notes on Cheryl D.’s adventures. Since she’s a lawyer, I love that her decision making came down to: “Will these intimidate opposing counsel?” My response: YES! They will tear opposing counsel to shreds and make you the envy of LawAndOrderLandia. Case closed!

Of course, Mae C. celebrated her birthday with the Chapot in burgundy and the Bunny in navy/yellow. Wa-hoo!

Oh how I love and miss these gals! Cheers to our longstanding friendship and your new Vogs!

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!

3 thoughts on “friends that Vog together

  1. how awesome … congrats cheryl! love your first pairs of vogs!

  2. Wow. I feel honored to be part of your Vog entry! Cheryl and I certainly would not have known about the joy Fluevogs could bring a gal if it weren’t for you, dearest pusher friend 😉 Love ya!

  3. i must say that cheryl has EXCELLENT taste 🙂 i gravitated to both of those pairs and simply had to buy them when they came out. love them!

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