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all hail the queen


In truth, I was skeptical about trying out these new offerings in the Queen Transcendent line. The first time I met the original Elizabeth, I thought she was gorgeous, but uncomfortable. When I finally realized that I had to go up a full size (from my usual size 9), I was still doubtful about actually adding anything from this family to my collection. I tend to like a lot of wiggle room in the toe box. The narrow toes are an adjustment for me.

This season, there are some major additions to the Queen Transcendent line. Since its arrival with the signature heel, this has been incredibly popular. Though I do not own a member of this family (yet), I decided to give this season’s offerings a shot.


I tried on the Escarpin in size 9.5 and these seem to be a perfect fit. (That means you should size up 1/2 a size.) I was surprised that they were really comfy. Compared to the original Elizabeths, the new Queen Transcendents seem to run slightly wider, making the toe box roomier and thus, making my feet happy:) The glittery finish is gorgeous! Coupled with the heel, this is definitely a head turner.


I also tried Victoria on in size 9.5 and they were perfect. Again, I had to size up 1/2 a size. I love the green on this boot. Yes, since it’s a boot, that means the fit on this is very secure and for me, is the most comfy Vog in the line. I’m not sure if this goes with anything in my wardrobe. However, if you’re someone who likes a little bit of vintage with a dash of goth, this totally fits the bill!


Finally, I decided to try on the Elizabeth in this season’s new color. Purple is my favorite and I’m a total sucker! One thing you should know about these is that the heel is purple. It’s the only one in the family without a black heel. I tried these on in size 10 (a full size up). While I think these are gorgeous and more comfy that I had originally thought, I’m going to have to just look at them in adoration. They’re so pretty, but I’m not sure what I’d wear with them.

I know many of our readers are fans of the Queen. For those of you who are, I’m sure you’re going to fall in love with the new additions:)


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!

2 thoughts on “all hail the queen

  1. all of them look fantastic on you. i think the purple elizabeths would go wonderfully with any of your flowy dresses that have purple on them. they’re fancy but they would look great even for a weekend brunch with your special someone. love them!

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for reviewing them! Can’t wait for more reviews of the fall Vogs.
    The Victorias in purple are calling my name…

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