You know when something so hugely overwhelming happens, and you don’t even know where to begin talking about it? Like New York Fashion Week. Or when your best friend asks “how did the date go?”... You know what I mean?
Well I had something hugely overwhelming happen to me and I have postponed this post (get it, postponed?) for far too long, plus in an effort to share more of myself on the blog I really should tell you…
I’ve moved!
For the past 3 years I had been living in the glorious beach-side city of Sydney, Australia. And though I’m not Australian (Texan actually) I grew to love the place and call it home. My outfit posts were set against lovely backdrops of old terrace homes and the cafe-filled alleys surrounding my apartment. And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss it every day. But nonetheless, I have a new home now! I’m back in Austin, Texas! Equally lovely and super creative, this town is already inspiring me in countless ways. The move hasn’t been without its road bumps though (leaving friends, momentarily moving back in with my parents, sometimes wondering “why did I move again??”) plus no longer being an expat means no longer special. Just like everybody else. While removing myself from my comfort zone has been difficult at times, I think it’s important to shake things up in life. I’m now blogging with the Austin-based team of the beyond beautiful, which is adding a fun new dimension to my blogging experience. And most importantly, I’m no longer half a world away from my friends and family (my reason for moving) and being able to call up my best friends in the same time zone has made a world of difference. I went to college here (hook em!) but moving back as a young adult not a student is like discovering a whole new city. Known for its killer thrift shops, its live music scene, and for being, let’s face it, weird – I’m so looking forward to rediscovering Austin and sharing all my finds with you!
I know blogging is all virtual anyway, so it shouldn’t really matter where I’m blogging from, but a new location means a new job, new experiences, and most exciting of all: a new empty place to decorate! So you’ll be seeing the effects here on Fuji Files, coming soon.
phew, I guess that wasn’t so hard

xoxo Cristina



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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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.