for the love of vogs

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stunning Stunners

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I read somewhere that Donna Grantis, Prince’s guitarist wore the Daily Miracles | Stunner at a recent performance. Not that I’m a celebrity fashion whore, but that a guitarist, for one of the greatest artists ever, would sport zebra print boots made me think twice about how I feel about animal print.


I couldn’t find photos of Donna Grantis wearing the Stunners. However, I did find these on her website and FB page. On the left, she’s sporting the Vibes. On the right, she’s performing in the Angelou.

Previously, I declared that I’m not big on animal print. In the name of diversifying, I invested in animal print tights, which I like quite a bit. Animal print Vogs? The jury is still out on that one.


I tried these on during IFD. They made me feel like a rockstar!

On IFD, I tried on the Daily Miracles | Stunner because I got swept up in the excitement over Grantis’s signature Vog. At least three women walked out with the Stunner while I was there. As someone who is not into animal print, all I gotta say is: va-va-voom! These are stunning!

My heart melted when I put these on. They reminded me of the Summertime | Digs. I felt like a Rockstar and if I had any musical talent, I’d be booking a major tour just so people could see me in these Vogs!


Admittedly, because my feet are wide and flat, they don’t lay as nicely as they did on other people. There’s some puckering going on that can’t be fixed with an arch support. As with most Vogs, the Stunners are comfy given its 3.5″ heel. However, I prefer a platform because of my wide flat feet. In the end, the Stunners are stunning, but they’re not for my feet. However….


Madame Shirley also tried on the Stunners and they look fantastic on her. In fact, I’m sure they’ll make their way into her collection at some point. She didn’t have the puckering issue I had. Plus, she felt fantastic in them!

Whether you’re an animal print person or not, I say give the Stunners a chance. Besides, how could Prince’s guitarist be wrong?!

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!

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