Ready and steady, we have moved on and are settled in the new #MJANDSTUFF home. Let it be known that I have zero intentions to neither shut nor fade out this here original abode for the great relationship we have nursed so well over the past half-a-decade or so. We have now progressed onto WWW.MJANDSTUFF.COM! This here page will stay hyperlinked all the time as it houses an important evolution of all of our fashion journey. The move is just the sensible next step for me and to try and tailor-make my content.

See you on the flip side!

See you on the flip side!







I feel that before I go further into this week’s #MadeUpMonday post, even with the obviousness of the headline; I should share yet another little known #FACT about me; I am a self-declared leg man. Ask no questions. Hear no lies. Do try to not get deep about it, for I am at peace with this actuality. I dare unearth this info known only to my close circle because in-case you have missed it; the well renowned search for the coming year’s Miss Veet is currently underway. The wide invitation for lady-people keen to affiliate with the top quality hair removal brand began on the 10th of last month and will be wrapping up on the coming Wednesday (22/10/14), so there are still a few hours to enter.

Here is how:  first, do head on to the official site over HERE and make sure to have an appealing full length image of yourself plus a head shot in addition to entering your personal information. It is essential that suitable entrants should at least be between the ages of 18 and 25 and must team their matchless confidence in being a Veet Ambassador with captivating grace, an ability to inspire other young women with their natural beauty, plus a sociable appeal.

There are many-many reasons to zealously partake in this contest and these here below are just a few to add on the awesomeness.

  • The top 10 girls from around the country will be flown to the luxurious Veet Vila where they will spend a few days under thorough guidance from the Veet ambassadors, successful fashion and beauty experts and celebrity guests.
  • They will all get to enjoy mentoring sessions followed by a few gruelling yet fun challenges designed to help them demonstrate their individuality.
  • Don’t get me started about the prizes.  Follow the facebook page over HERE for more info.



Am I the only one who launches into a rampage of doodles whenever I am armed with a colour pen? In this head of mine, I envision myself as passionate long distant -like the 1200th in line- cousin of Jean Michel Basquiat (my tale, my cast). Leave me with anything that remotely resembles a canvas, I assume warrant to reform the situation. This here a hobby is about to be realised beyond my immediate family’s strained-eye peeks, all thanks to BOS Ice Tea’s brand new campaign to get us all exercising the left side of our brain works.

For the first time, since their launch in 2010, BOS Ice Tea is opening their design doors to the public to find a unique design for a limited edition flavour, to be launched this summer. Under the wide brief; “Go BOS!” the local brand is inviting everyone to get creative and stand a chance to have their design picked and produces on 100 000 limited edition cans to go in store in addition to a R10 000 cash prize.

No doubt that I jumped on the opportunity to utilize the BOS DESIGNER online app –which is like, crazy easy to use and guides you through the design process– for a few minutes and added a few key party symbols onto the bright yellow packaging, the result of which coincide with the Ultimate Party Constituency.  *Check this pic below.* @BOS will also be giving away spot prizes to new entries throughout the duration of the competition and there will be plenty of BOS Ice Tea product, merchandise and Kalahari vouchers up for grabs.

Ultimate. Party. Constituent.

Ultimate. Party. Constituent.

The competition is open to run until the 3rd of October and if you like, you can download the template to design in your preferred programme or even my hand and use the good old scanner before mailing to

Mahlatse James Ultimate Party Drink Bos Ice Tea

Full #DesignaBos T&C’s over HERE.



Ron Zacapa Launch MJ AND STUFF

I have decided! My weekend posts will from now on always be about other aspects of my life because, you know, I am a certified liker of things and I do have a life outside of fashion too. Contrary to popular belief…

Mahlatse James Ron Zacapa DWEleven 13 Garth Warwright

Over a week ago, I was invited to join an intimate crew of influential humans for an exclusive evening of fine dining at the well awarded DWEleven- 13 whilst learning about the marvellous Ron Zacapa Rum. What a treat. The knowledgeable Gareth Wainwright took to the role of hosting and expertly educated a few of us about the beverage’s welcomed footprint in the country alongside lip-smacking cuisine designed to match.

MJ AND STUFF Ron Zacapa dinner Mahlatse James

No prize for guessing that the Ron Zacapa sprung right up my alley –it must have something to do with my part-Caribbean hereditary. That said, I must stress that Ron Zacapa is a truly rare brew because unlike moss standard rums, the premium spirit is handcrafted in high altitudes, about 2300 metres above sea level in the mountains of Guatemala. The masterful and slowed maturing process is cared for under Lorena Vásquez’s strict guidance and having been gifted with my own bottle (with my name engraved in gold no less) I now understand the concentrated awesomeness invested in this rum.

Ron Zacapa Dinner MJ AND STUFF

Great evening of great sippies and of course preamble relations.

Great evening of great sippies and of course preamble relations.