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fall 2017: Mitchell

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Fall is slowly trickling in. As promised, we’re bringing you the FlueReviews you love so much. See something you like? We recommend that you call a store directly for the best customer service, and a guarantee that your item(s) will be stocked and shipped directly to you. Enjoy!
img_2389 Ruth | Mitchell. Size 10 (they’re narrow, so size up if you’ve got Flintstones). As a seasoned Vogger, I’ve learned that you never know how you’re going to feel about a Vog unless you try it on. Mitchell is the reason why I learn this over and over again. You all know I’m not a fan of pointed toes and narrow cuts. Looking at these, I thought they were just meh.

Luckily, FlueDaddy Denny was smart enough to bring me the right size because the moment I put these on my feet, I felt like a cowgirl rockstar. (cue Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive”) At first, Mitchell doesn’t look like much, especially if worn with pants. But when you take a closer look….

img_2391 Yeah. That’s why this unsung hero deserved his own post. The straps are fastened by an embossed buckle, accented with studs at the top. Mitchell comes in two colors, the red (as photographed) and black with red detailing. This is an edgy, gorgeous Vog. It’s definitely a surprise pick in my book!

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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