SELFIE-ING AT MR P’S VIP SHOPPING SESS

Mahlatse James Mr Price Selfie MJ AND STUFF

I have decided; a photo booth must just happen in my household at some point -this I am putting out to the serving universe, THE SIR and the kind people at Glow Foto Booth. We went crazy ballistic, snapping all sorts of wacky poses in the “selfie booth” hooked up by Mr Price at their Night of VIP Shopping last week.

Mahlatse James Mr Price A-W 2014 MJ AND STUFF

In between sipping on some really good bubbly and snacking lip-smackin’ tasty treats; a selected few individuals were invited (together with their fervent +1’s) to get together at key stores between Jo’burg, Durban and Cape Town to kiki and enjoy a special evening of shopping from a selection of fresh merch that will only get to hit the stores a little later in the Autumn-Winter season.

MJ AND STUFF MR PRICE AUTUMN-WINTER 2014 MAHLATSE JAMES

I am super excited for everyone to start wearing @MrPriceFashion’s A/W ’14 edit –such awesome stuff.

MJ AND STUFF MR PRICE SELFIE

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A WHOLE LOTTA STYLISH GOOD BY LUCKY BRAND…

Lucky Brand Charity Drive MJ AND STUFF

Most international labels have a way of creeping up on us and have us all beaming with crazy excitement in no time. Well, not the 24 years old American denim brand; Lucky Brand. As of today, all the way until the 11th of May, Lucky Brand embarks on an exciting drive to benefit the SOS Children’s Villages in Port Elizabeth.

The call is out for all of us who can, to please take in our worn pairs of jean-pants to Lucky Brand’s store in the Eastgate Mall or the newly opened flagship in Centurion Mall. For this, shoppers will receive a fifty percent discount on their next purchase of a new pair of Lucky Brand denims.

Lucky Brand Store, Eastgate

The initiative is aimed to collect at least 3000 pairs of jeans and all items will be repurposed into really awesome denim products and sold for profit by women in the communities.

I have to admit, I have spotted Lucky Brand in Edgars Stores for a while now and even though I had promised myself to make a U-turn soonest, I never really got it because I always get a bit too absentminded whenever I am surrounded by cool things. “From straight to super skinny, relaxed to bootcut, slim or boyfriend, Lucky Brand denims are available in a huge array of styles, colours and washes to make sure you’re perfectly fitted, and on-trend this season.” #IGotSchooled

Mahlatse James Lucky Brand Jeans MJ AND STUFF

As you can see from the pic above I have already gone my fave Lucky Brand store and done the right thing whilst wearing my very first pair of boot cut jeans throwing back a look straight out of the early 1970’s. I am excited for my well loved jean’s future. Once you have donated a clean and wearable pair of denims, share the experience using the #LuckyDenimSOS hash-tag and joing on the rad conversation whilst doing a whole lot of good.

Lucky Brand Denim shop in East Gate

#MBWJ 2014 DAY 2: HERO PIECES

Ayanda Mthembu

Day two of this year’s #MBFWJ was all about attention to details in the collections –which did not make my decided task any easier compared to the first evening. Both attendees and designers brought it real hard and I covered the day’s runway collections for Mercedes’ mblife.zo.za

Left to Right: Ayanda Mthembu, Nokwanda Ncobo, Duke, Ruth Samaai.

Left to Right: Ayanda Mthembu, Nokwanda Ncobo, Duke, Ruth Samaai.

To commence the day and seemingly taking into consideration; the fashion event’s theme of absolute optimism, David Tlale’s Interns showed off their much inspired mini ranges on a shared platform and even thought they all differ vastly with very strong identities, they equally posses super skills for distinct sculpts. Ayanda Mthembu tailored his two dimensional arch signature alongside strong shoulders and fit contrasts. Nokwanda Ncobo’s boob-tube leotard with geo add-on’s worn with a layered cover-up in burgundy, asserted a well edufashioned sense of style. Sandile Mngadi’s menswear label; Duke was full of personality and detail-mania to match. I loved the shorts with midi-length side panels on each side, worn with a full sleeve shirt. Ruth Samaai nipped, tucked and folded in fresh pattern to create a new luxe shapes.

Morphe

Thank fashion heavens, the new way of colour blocking (yeah, it’s still a thing you know?) does not involve wearing heap loads of clothing and accessories.Marize Malan’s Morphe flew with the idea of blending colour tones unheard of. The blue and green will totally be tried by me.

Shana

I die for a good theme any day. When Shana Morland first released word that her eponymous label; Shana, will be inspired by all things medieval, I had to stop within my tracks before getting all moon-eyed and absent-minded in wishful wonder for THE CROWN of my dreams. The young brand’s interpretation was just as cool as expected; crests on jumpers, wearable sequins and ageless hemlines. I got to interview the designer couple –Shana and Robbi Gorelick after the show and got to understand that they design stuff they’s much rather see people everyday people wearing in the streets. My bet is; these non-sleazy miniskirts will fly off their shelves.

Tart Printed Dresses AT MBFWJ 2014 MJ AND STUFF

I always say to my friends that it’s not really a #Throwback if it’s updated. The two dresses by Tart echoed a shape probably straight out of the 1970’s, think the original Foxy Brown at a modern day rooftop cocktail situation. Just enough to stand out and the furthest from odd because it’s ageless and oh so very lady!

Selfi

Wardrobe staples needn’t be boring. Like, seriously, everyone has a shirt-dress and since we’ve established its staple point, the next sensible step is getting one that’s easy to integrate in your wardrobe and still turn heads. Selfie showed one in black and white which can work for literally all body shapes and style preferences.

Adriaan Kuiters

Giant, squishy and folding is so now! The bag featured in Adriaan Kruiters’ fuzzy show made my heart skip several beats as I think I can do some serious damage to it. I imagine that it would be a perfect addition to my coming winter’s wardrobe. It is MUST HAVE in all imaginable colours.

Laduma

Laduma Nxokolo’s Maxhosa knitwear has to rank among the few awesomely growing authentically South African clothing labels to date. This, matched with an identifiable signature, makes for a pleasant formula. This season saw the knitwear brand introducing womenswear and the skirt suits were EVERYTHING!

 Do check out the full article HERE

PICS BY SDR.

SPOTTED: STYLIN’ AND STREETIN’

Mahlatse James on A Fashion Friend blog

I was shown crazy amounts of love by the talented Jacobus Snyman and Lara Van Der Merwe at the #SAFW last week. These pics of day two and three of the fashion week are currently doing the rounds on the street style pages of the super awesome A Fashion Friend web mag. Major shout out, you guys rock hardest!

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OH HEELED REBEL STAR!

Sam Star boot at EGALITY MJ AND STUFF

Everything (and I mean #EVERYTHING) that has David Bowie’s name attached to it, immediately shoots up to the top of my favourite stuff. I brusquely turn into a voluble Ziggy Stardust disciple and blur out a good couple of hours –story of my life. This part quilted, part lace-up ankle boot with a back zipper detail is by the renowned Sam Star, available exclusively at EGALITY and has all details fit for a fashion rebel. Just like Bowie’s dress favourable dress sense of yesteryears. I am soo totally jamming to Let’s Dance right now.

MISS JANINE FORE-RONTING THE SEASON

MJ AND STUFF STREET STYLE JANINE JELLARS

Joho is literally just a few fortnights before winter and with our incredibly short autumn, I cannot be the only one flirting with the idea to start steaming all my scarves and making plans around journeying to the drycleaners with a heap load of coats. It is only a matter of time before boots start clacking endlessly at brief meetings too. lord help us all, I wish that most subjects of my people-watching episodes could at least bring it half as hard as Miss Janine Jellars does. In these pics; as spotted out and about at fashion things, she wears a classic fawn trench coat, belted atop a textured back and gold mini dress from Zara, statement cuffs on lockdown and a slouchy tan sling bag flung across her body. She looked every bit in season and with an unpretentious attitude to match. Smart choice with that pair of strappy heels –a heavier shoe would have just signalled #TooSoon alarms.

Janine Jellars MJ AND STUFF STREET STUFF

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BHECKS IS BACK WITH VERY LITTLE ON.

David Beckham swimwear for H&M

I dare anyone to try and cliff me off a comfortable branch of my ideal family tree, where the Beckhams sit supremely on the other side right next to the Olsens –my tale my cast. Anyway, on that relation, Mr David Beckham –who should totally be knighted any minute now, seriously- has since embarked on strengthening his relation with the huge retailer H&M and collaborated on a small collection of swimwear. The campaign photographed by Glen Luchford was revealed last Thursday, starring the well-formed retired footballer. The swimies will only be available from the 22nd of May via H&M. In the meantime, why don’t you choose your faves here below, I have my top two sorted.

MJ AND STUFF DAVID BECKHAM FOR H&M

H&M Swimwear by David Beckham