for the love of vogs

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scenes from IFD 2017

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Hello FlueLovers!

Are you still basking in the post-IFD glory of a new pair of Fluevogs?

Personally, I had a great time hanging out with my dear friends at the Kingdom of Haight. I almost didn’t make it because I was having car trouble and the service folks initially estimated the car not being done ’til closing time. Luckily, the FlueGods were on my side. My car was ready early and I made it to the festivities before San Francisco traffic became atrocious. Plus, I found great parking (wa-hoo!). Maraming salamat, FlueGods!! Since the budget is extra tight these days, I knew I couldn’t add a pair to my collection (but I’ve got my eye on you, Alison!). Did that stop me from celebrating? Absolutely not!! What was my highlight? Meeting fellow FlueLovers, of course!


Who could resist the photo booth? Here I am with Marisol (the queen of the FlueLovers), FlueDaddy Denny, and Phillip, his awesome +1.


I’m a sucker for the photo booth!

In fact, minutes after I arrived, John called the store and I got to witness him bestowing a lucky person with a new pair of Fluevogs. YAY! As someone who has won previously, I know how awesome that feeling is. Starting off by watching someone WIN a pair of free Fluevogs let me know that the rest of the day was going to be fantastic.

Considering it was a Monday, the store was buzzing a lot more than I had anticipated. Everyone at the Kingdom of Haight was super busy and there were so many people trying on and buying Vogs, as well as mingling and munching on delicious treats (made by Queen Marisol). Since it was the first time in four years I was able to actually attend IFD, I was on cloud nine. See below!


My one sad moment was when Madame Shirley confirmed that she would not be able to join in the festivities. (Boo!) Oh well. We’ll just have to visit le Dealers another time.

Speaking of le Dealers…. Though they were super busy, Dee (and later assisted by Anke) kindly brought out shoes for me to try on. (swoon!) Yes, though my budget says no, le Dealers say: Just try it on! Oh le Dealers, how I heart thee! When I try on Fluevogs, you know what that means, right? Yes, more FlueReviews are coming your way!!

So how did you end up celebrating IFD 2017? Feel free to post in comments!

for the love of 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!

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