for the love of vogs

where the MotleyFlue gather

a rose (dunn) by any other name


I cannot wait until fall break because when I go back to San Francisco, I’m heading straight to the Haight Street store to visit my lovely dealers. Oh le dealers, how I miss you so….

In looking at the photos I took before I left, these are the last of the Vogs I got to try on before heading back to Phoenix. (tears) It is such a terrible reminder of how much of the fall collection I haven’t seen. In case you didn’t know this, I’m a total fall person! I love the rich colors and the reminders of winter. Sadly, the Phoenix winters are quite warm, leaving me no play room for fall Vogs. Boo!

Here is the last of my reviews (for now). Check out the Bellevues | Rose Dunn.

RoseDunn2I have yet to own a pair of Bellevues because I prefer chunky heels. These are size 9 and run true to size. As typical of this family, the Rose Dunn are very comfy and stable. That there is no tongue allows you to really play with tights, colors, and patterns because they peek out between the laces. I can’t wait to see how fellow Voggers play with this!

I can’t talk about the Bellevues without thinking about my dear friend Mae. This summer I got to hang out with my dear college friends when we planned a wine tasting weekend. During our trip, we realized that the four of us had not been in the same room together for TEN years! Granted, we’ve seen each other individually, but as a group, this summer’s wine trip was long over due. To my dear friends Mae, Jen, and Cheryl: I miss you so much. I can’t wait to go wine tasting next summer!


This photo was taken at Clautiere Wine Tasting room in Paso Robles. Yes, they provided the costumes:) Yes, two of us (me and Cheryl) are sporting Vogs.

For the love of dear friends (and Vogs),




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 “a rose (dunn) by any other name

  1. Finally tried on the Rose Dunn. Beautiful shoe, but I thought I should expand beyond the Bellevue family for my 2015 birthday purchase.

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