My friend Marisa once told me she likes to wear pretty sundresses to do chores – it makes grocery shopping all the less mundane. I loved the idea and I want to start putting it into practice (if not dresses then at the very least some lipstick)! And besides, we could all use a bit more glamour in our lives, right? Here’s an editorial to get us into the spirit of things.

Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue US December 2005

Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. Great pictures! I have totally worn a cocktail dress while doing chores (err and my lace Monique Lhuiller while sitting at home surfing the web!)

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother as well. Nice to meet another American expat. You have such a cool clean blog design and I’m glad to follow you now. Hope you can drop by again and follow again too (that and I’ll be having a few more contests in the next few weeks!)

  2. I’m not always a huge editorial fan, preferring street styles realism, but this is fantastic.

    I can’t imagine doing the trash in platform wedges but I do love to dress up a little for mundane chores.

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Rather than pushing up-to-the-minute trends and products, Fuji Files is about discovering a lasting, personal aesthetic and the journey to feeling your personal best. 

Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.