Let’s Selfie!!!

As a blogger you’d think I would always be ahead of the times. Well unfortunately not. The selfie stick trend was one I had only caught onto during a recent trip to Europe. There were people everywhere wielding these devices (and then it dawned on me that these devices were actually selfie sticks). There they stood with their selfie sticks attached to their cellphones smiling merrily in front of numerous tourist attractions. Well the selfie trend was and is huge. And somehow it hadn’t yet hit South Africa as a craze. Being a person who wants to always capture everything whilst trying not to get my forearm in the picture, I got speaking to a girl who was holding an extendable metal wand that has a blue plastic handle at one end and her white Samsung smartphone clipped to the other.

I watched her use her selfie stick and by the way her friends and her use it exclusively for selfies. And its really quite simple. Lift your phone about three feet up into the air, set the camera’s self-timer, then snap a photo of yourself and loved ones. As simple as it seemed, somehow I couldn’t get myself to buy one of these gadgets. All the cables and all the admin. I’d much rather pass. And then I found the most amazing version of the selfie stick. My kinda fuss free version. Built-in bluetooth and a conveniently situated shutter button. Unlike other selfie sticks which require a separate remote to control the shutter the Zulu Lulu version allows you to just point and shoot with the use of one hand and is compatible with all smartphones. Hence you get to take great photos with your friends, family or just by yourself.

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And so I started doing my research. One of the reasons that selfie sticks are so popular is due to just how easy it is to use. Anyone has the ability to become a selfie fundi with simple guidance and little instruction. Best of all, they capture everything, everytime. Whether by yourself or with a group of friends or family, you can now take that selfie that truly captures the moment.

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Gone are the days of blurry, solo self-portraits caught by flip phones in bathroom mirrors. Selfies have become such a social network staple that almost everyone has invested in these metal wands to perfect their self-portraits, squeeze more people into the frame and be sure they never miss out on any capture moment. So ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get yours 🙂

For more information, email zulululuza@gmail.com for all the finer details!



My Love for Monochrome

So I have always been obsessed with monochrome, and yes it has been around forever and in my closet, it’ll probably stay there forever and here’s why:

It’s absolutely classy and timeless. And everyone knows I love timeless pieces, because you get to wear it whenever you feel like. Chances are we all have a few of these pieces in our closets so now it the perfect time to dig out your pieces which fit this trend.

It looks so effortlessly gorgeous. Everytime. Just the colour combination makes a statement of its own.

You don’t need a million bucks to make this look work. All that matters is that the fit of your pieces are appropriate for your body and that the fabric of your items wears well in the long run.

Monochrome forms the perfect base to easily add a pop of colour to your look. Be it a bold lip colour, bag, jewellery or shoes. My look today incorporates a pop of colour with both my lip colour and bag. I find that I am not always carrying my bag with me during the day, so the lipstick provides the perfect pop of colour for a summer feel.


Dress – Topshop

Shoes – Zoom

Bag – Zulu Lulu



Shoulder Bling

Shoulder embellished dresses are everywhere and I am honestly loving it! Lace inserts, teamed with delicate beading, nothing could make me happier. I purchased my dress with embellished shoulders, however it’s such a simple DIY project and provides an instant update to old dresses, t-shirts and blouses and a glam alternative to wearing a necklace. Check out your local fabric store for a range of beaded motives and just sew them on. Doesn’t get easier. I suggest that you first pin the motive onto your clothing before sewing it on, just to ensure you get the placement right. Happy embellishing everyone 🙂


Dress – Robot

Shoes – Woolworths

Happy Embellishing Everyone 🙂