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IFD 2017: Groove is in the heart

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HAPPY FRIDAY!! For those of you who have had the pleasure (or curse) of having me attend your wedding reception, you probably already know that Deee-Lite’s “Groove is in the Heart” is my wedding jam! (Yes, this track is definitely part of my wedding mix.) If this song is blaring from the DJ’s speakers and you’re not up and dancing the night away, then I have absolutely no words for you!!img_2108Mega Munster | Deee. Size 10 in teal. (insert the sound angels singing here) Real talk: I have a pair of 40th anniversary Munsters that I have worn only a handful of times in the last seven years.  They are gorgeous and fluegasm worthy. However, they’re not the most comfy of shoes. At best, they’re about a 2-3 hour shoe. If I’m not doing a lot of walking or standing, then I’ll sport these because I love the attention. With that, when the interwebs was a-buzzing over the Mega Munsters, my initial reaction was: meh.

And then Deee graced my precious feet…

Oh holy hell…. Deee (named after Deee-Lite) is my Vog of all Vogs pick. This is theee (yes, misspelling on purpose) Vog to get because it’ll reach collector’s item status in years to come. Unlike the 40th anniversary Munsters, you can get some serious usage out of these. Though the heel is substantive, some folks online say that the platform is higher and that these may also be cut a tad bit wider. I don’t have a side by side comparison, so I can’t confirm. If true, the wider cut plus a higher platform make these a lot easier to walk around in all day long. Other than the overall look (the teal is GORGEOUS in person!), the comfort on these is so much better that the previous iteration of Munsters. I tried on size 10 and they were perfect for me. If you’re in the store, you MUST try these on. They’ll change your mind about the Munsters. (I just hope they’re there when you do visit!!)

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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