Archive | April, 2011

NEWS:: FUJI FILES in TradHome!

28 Apr

I’m so thrilled to finally share with you some exciting news I’ve had in the works for the past couple of months. I’m featured in the fabulous online magazine, TradHome! Lonny is one of my absolute favs, so when they contacted me about their new project TradHome it was quite surreal. In addition to my 2cents, the magazine is jam-packed with all of the above images and so much more (347 pages!) so be sure to check it out.

My piece can be found here – 2 whole pages!  so don’t forget to turn the page 🙂
I have to say an extra special thanks to you readers, because without you a) this would be a lonely blog, and b) I would not be fulfilling my wildest dreams over here! I appreciate you all so much, and as always, thanks for reading!

xoxo Cristina

WEDDING MOODBOARD

28 Apr

My little matrimonial moodboard to get us into the spirit! I’m not one of those girls who’s had their wedding planned since childhood, but I’d like to think it’ll be a simple, beautiful affair. I love these rings (they resemble stacked rings I already own) and the headpiece & dress reminded me of Swan Lake.

background: Confetti System
dress: Carolina Herrera

GUEST POST:: A Royal Invitation

28 Apr


Weddings are not our usual fare here on Fuji Files but it’s hard to ignore the royal wedding bells this week (especially here in Australia where the queen is still the reigning monarch!) Seeing as weddings are not my specialty, I decided to invite my dear friend Leezar to come do a guest post for us! Leezar has her own adorable business called little leezar, where she designs custom wedding stationery invitations for any occasion. So without further ado, let’s let Leezar show us what she does best!

I create invitations, but there is one area I have not yet dipped my toe into (mostly because the machines are highly expensive and I don’t think I’d really know where to start)… Letterpress! Everything looks better with letter pressing. Letter pressing is fit for a queen. The Royal invitations had text die-stamped in gold with gilded edges and each invitation held the Queen’s royal seal letter pressed into the invitation.





At first glance at the Royal wedding invitation I was a little underwhelmed but simplicity would have to be due to the fact that they are inviting around 1,900 guests! And really what more bling do you need than the Queen’s royal seal… I take it back, simple but elegant. 
If they had chosen to contact little leezar wedding stationery through my Facebook page (hey you never know… stranger things have happened… actually no stranger things have not happened) Ok I will re-phrase, in my dream land when Kate casually posts a “we need some invitations done of the royal kind,”this is some beautiful letter pressed inspiration I would draw from…




Inspiration drawn from Poppy Letterpress, Bespoke Letterpress and various designs from Etsy  








WHAT I WORE:: Silk pants

27 Apr
Quick shot of what I wore. These shoes are nearly impossible to walk in, I feel like I’m tipping over in them! I spent a year searching for these babies and when I finally bought them they went missing in transit for 3 months! But, Alexander Wang, you are certainly worth the wait.

bag: etsy
pants: Urban Outfitters
shoes: Alexander Wang

RENTERS’ REMEDIES:: Pink Office

26 Apr

There’s no denying the power of pink in this office. I’m always on the look out for interior design tips and tricks that renters can use (ie adding color without paint) so I’ve decided to start a little series called Renter’s Remedies, I hope you find it useful! To recreate this look in your apartment, create a large moodboard and prop it up on your desk against the wall. Layer picture frames in front of the moodboard to create a lived in, layered look. I believe the pops of pink in the artwork (and the laptop!) really make this office space, but a kelly green would look equally fab against a stark white wall and desk space.

Finally at the end of a gloriously long 5 day weekend… tragic! I ended up going to Melbourne after all — no thanks to Tiger airlines! I had to buy a ticket on Qantas mere hours before the flight at an exorbitantly high price. Tiger is definitely a budget airline (the original Tiger ticket only cost $30) but what good does that do me if they cancel, forcing me to buy from the more expensive carriers at the last minute? But I’m so glad I went, Melbourne was fantastic, a truly beautiful city. Plane flights and a few big nights out have left me in need of a large pair of sunnies until I can sleep off all of the wine and chocolate I consumed!

Hope you all had a fabulous Easter… now it’s back to work!

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HAPPY EASTER!

25 Apr

WHAT I WORE:: CA + NY, and don’t fly Tiger

22 Apr
For EXTRA man repellant points, tuck shirt into high waisted shorts!

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It’s hard to tell from the other shots, but these shorts have a rad FRINGE!
photos: Nick Quirk
In response to my last post, I would have to say my style is part relaxed-boho Californian part addicted-to-black New Yorker.  Exhibit A – a nearly all black ensemble including impractically high heels. Exhibit B – suede fringed shorts, agate necklace, and Hmong bag. As noted above, these shorts are guaranteed to turn away all males including my boyfriend with their high waisted balloon silhouette. But who dresses for boys anyway? Certainly not bloggers 😉 
In other news, I was MEANT to be flying to Melbourne this evening for the 5 DAY WEEKEND. That’s right, 3 whole public holidays plus the weekend. But Tiger airlines just called, 4 hours before the flight, to inform me that my flight has been cancelled, no they will not put me on another airline, no there are no other flights available tonight, but yes they can refund me. WHAT good does that do me??? I can’t buy a ticket to Melbourne the day of Good Friday and expect to get a ticket for the same price!?!?!
Moral of the story girls, do not fly Tiger Airlines, because chances are, you won’t be flying after all.
shirt: American Apparel
agate necklace: Urban Outfitters
shorts: Etsy
bag: Etsy
shoes: Sam Edelman