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IFD 2017: Cleo

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Fellowships: Cleo. Size 9.5 If there is a Vog that every person needs, it would be Cleo. Recently, I guest lectured in Miss Gladys’s course at UCLA and I nearly died when I saw her in the Black & Dots version of this. It’s the perfect teaching Vog, and it’s suited for EVERY part of your life. I do have an old pair of Sandra (currently sitting in a storage unit in Arizona) that doesn’t get as much play as I’d like because it tends to pucker at the sides. However, the FlueGods must have been listening to my complaints because the contrast strap fixes any puckering issues. Going up 1/2 size to 9.5 was perfect for me. Though I don’t own these (I’m holding out for the Black & Dots version), I give these my gotta have ’em seal of approval.

For the love of vogs,


NB: In Fluevogs, I’m a women’s size 9. Depending on the fit and family, I size up or down from there. For example, in most Minis, I’m a size 8.5. In the Fellowships, I’m typically a size 9.5. However, I do have wide, flat feet and Morton’s Toe, which makes sizing a little strange for me. Admittedly, these days, I like a little more wiggle room in the toes and I don’t like to bother with extra stretching. Therefore, I’ve been sizing up in my more recent purchases. 


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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