for the love of vogs

where the MotleyFlue gather

one woman’s treasure



I’ve always wanted to acquire a pair of Mini | Babycake. As you already know, I’m a HUGE fan of the Mini family. They just suit me. The Babycake just encompasses the perfect kick-ass shoe. It tells my college kids, “Ya best put that cell phone away and start taking notes or I’ll kick you with my gorgeous kick-ass Vogs!” (Okay, I’ve never actually said that, as to do so would be unprofessional.) The problem with the Babycake, as with any other boot is my calves are huge!

Recently, I couldn’t resist a great ebay deal on the Babycake. When I received them, naturally, they couldn’t zip up. Though I could have taken them to the local cobbler, I decided to see what magic the Haight Street dealers could do. The lovely Monika, who was holding down the fort as FlueDaddies Denny and Jim were away, kindly stretched them for me. About five days later, viola! They zip!

I’m not big on outfit pix. However, Miss Gladys urged me to do so. Also, earlier this year, I started taking photos of my outfits just so that I can have a sense of what works with what. I’m still toying with possibly posting those pics. Anyway… Here are the Babycakes. I LOVE them!

For the love of Fluegasms,


Outfit info: navy blue dress from The Gap (bought on clearance); fleece asymmetrical wrap by Bobeau (one of my favorite brands right now) available at Nordstrom, but was a gift from my sister; sunglasses by Kate Spade purchased at Costco.

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 “one woman’s treasure

  1. i always love your outfit photos; that’s why i urge! (does that mean i am an outfit pusher?) so happy that you finally got these boots. they looked so awesome on you when i saw you try them on last year. remember this pic?

    but i also think the lovers would look great on you, once they make them in a different colorway. 🙂

  2. Yes! I do remember that pic. That’s why I kept drooling over the Babycake. Yes, if the lovers ever came in a different color that added to my collection, I’d totally invest. Le sigh. So many great Vogs, so little money:(

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