Your horoscope for today, Lulu-style
ARIES What’s the deal? You never care what anyone thinks about you, and now, out of nowhere, you’re desperate for validation. Listen, Aries: “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” Better? TAURUS You are in love with love today, missy! Enjoy your delusion for a bit, but know you’ll come back to reality soon enough. You and your partner have your issues, and putting on...
What I'm thinking about when you're telling me a...
Lie to Me
After two years of dating B, people started to ask questions. “When are you gonna move in together?” “When are you gonna get married?” And the one I hated most of all: “When is he gonna take you surfing?” Yes, two years into my relationship with a fantastic surfer, or so I was told, I had yet to go surfing. It became a point of contention between us. People would ask the question at parties,...
10 Things Every Girl Has Done
1) … cried after a haircut. 2) … shaved her big toe. 3) … wished fatness on a friend. 4) … kissed him, just for the story. 5) … blamed it on her period. 6) ... blamed it on her dad. 7) … had her makeup done and then wiped it all off. 8) ... pictured someone else. 9) … regifted it. 10) ... said screw the cookies and ate dough.
Ex Files: Vol. 4
I met Tom at work. I was standing at the hostess station when he walked in and asked for a cup of coffee to go. It was a sitdown restaurant, not a Starbuck’s, and I didn’t know how to field the request. Or how to field him. There was something electric in the air between us; little did I know it would electrocute me. I got him his coffee, I guess — who can remember — and he...
Reasons to Love Being Almost 30
A lot of my friends are turning Almost 30 right now. Almost 30 is that age, anywhere between 26 and 29, when women don’t even bother remembering their numerical age and instead, just freak out about being “Almost 30.” Well, I say chill out. There are so many great things about being Almost 30! Here are Almost 10 of them… · You’ve run out of assholes to date. By the time you are...
Our CEO Alexandra Chong talking about Luluvise on Bloomberg.
Modesty: An Epidemic
I was at a party a few weeks back, when a friend uttered that most hated question: “What are you doing for work these days?” As always, I mumbled my answer like an apology, and hoped there would be no follow-up questions. And then I started wondering why? Why am I so reticent to discuss what I do for a living? I love my job… so why don’t I want to talk about it? And it’s not just me;...
The Truth About the Friend Zone
It is often said that romantic comedies do women a great disservice — that they make us covet an unrealistic degree of perfection from men. That they make us expect crazy things, like guys who are both sensitive and strong, passionate and faithful, and even possess the otherworldly ability to still like us after we have sex with them. But I say that women are not the only ones getting a...
We are mad for mobile — just like our girls
Start-up life is a whirlwind. In London, my day is split between product development with the team of 16, recruiting, talking to potential partners, and interfacing with investors. Luluvise is growing quickly — we hope to be 25-strong in a few months. Hiring is critical and very time-consuming. We’ve picked up talented engineers from Germany, Spain and Britain and are recruiting a woman from...
How to be a Mean Girl
We are now beginning our descent into an extreme sarcasm zone. Make sure your seat back and tray table are in their full, upright position. Mean girls. They walk among us. And yet you probably couldn’t point one out in a photo. They have no team uniform or distinctive facial markings. Still, you know one when you meet one — by that POWER they have: the power to make you feel about the...