Many wait with bated breath to figure out what’s on her playlist while she’s on air. And, fans are in for a groovy surprise when they discover all the excitement of her party juggling. This week, Flair goes behind the turntable to find out what ZJ Sparks totes around in her customised Bresheh National Bakery bag!
At first, the ZJ laughed and told us she only carries a ‘scandal’ bag but surprised us with one of the most unique knapsacks we’ve ever seen; perfectly padded and spacious to hold all her necessities for work and everyday out-and-about life.
“So before we get into it, I have a disclaimer. I have lots of Ziploc bags because I travel a lot and they keep things organised,” Sparks said.
The first thing that came out of the bag from the compartment in the front was her Elf lip gloss. Next, she pulled out her charger. “As you now, I use my social media heavily and so I always have to be charged up.”
Chuckling lightly, she slowly removed a leopard print sleeping eye mask from the bag. With confused looks on our faces, the chuckle turned into a belly laugh “It’s for when I’m travelling. Sometimes the light is too bright and I absolutely need to sleep. Wipe the judgement from your faces,” she said.
As a DJ, because of the headphones, Sparks often loses earrings so she always has spares. In that same Ziploc, she has two small bottles of perfumes and spare change.
Of course, the DJ gear came out. A beautifully designed laptop, several jump drives, her favourite KRK headphones and a western digital hard drive.
Some people are keen on hygiene and Sparkie happens to be one of them. She travels with a Ziploc bag filled with hygiene products such as floss, a tongue scraper, a soft toothbrush, ear swabs and toothpaste. She explained that she pays close attention to hygiene because her job entails interacting with people on a regular basis. “Can’t be out on the streets and smell bad,” she said.
Glasses case, facial mist, moisturising oils and hotel lotions are also among the list of things always on her person.
“Having to always be on the go means that I am always prepared for any minor mishaps.”
Story by Jessica Harrison
Photos by Gladstone Taylor