Tmakcc Photoshoot For Exclusive Lifestyle Magazine

 

A brand that epitomizes culture, tradition and creativity comes to mind when I think of Thabo Makhetha Designs, not forgetting that her designs are inspired by the Lesotho traditional blanket called (Seana-Marena).

I was more than ecstatic when she called me to do a collaboration with her, where we would have a photoshoot with 3 of her gorgeous designs, for an international lifestyle magazine called Exclusive.
Now you can imagine my excitement as this would be great exposure for my young modeling and blogging career.

The shoot was on three different locations which made it even more fun and interesting for me. The themes were contrast, street style and nature. The first shoot was on Signal Hill, with a stunning 360 view of Cape Town, the second was in the streets on the segregation banches and the last at BoKaap, symbolizing ethnic inspiration.

I love how colorful her designs are, you immediately feel happy by just looking at them. That for me, illustrates a good brand. According to me, clothes should make you feel good in the inside, as well as the outside. One of the reasons I love her brand so much, is that we are from the same country, and we believe in empowering each other.

DETAILS

DESIGNER: @tmcollective_sa
PHOTOGRAPHER: @sibulelophotograpy
MAKEUP ARTIST: @nellynov85
MODELS: Mapolo & Charicke

What do you think of this designs? Would you wear them? Please share your thoughts on the comment section below. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram: @mapolo.style Facebook: Mapolo.style.

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HOW TO SHOP WITHOUT BANKRUPTING YOURSELF!!

I have come to the realization that money problems and money success, are based on your behavior towards it, with that being said, I have been with Capitec bank for the past 8 years, and my loyalty with them will last for a very long time, their charges are extremely low and I always earn interest on my money on a monthly basis. I have a card that has 2 linked accounts on it, this allows me to save money easily through my app, without going to the bank. (Convenience at its best)

There are 3 online stores that I always buy from

Catwalk Connections, they have the most fashionable and stylish good quality clothes.


Cotton on I absolutely love their gym wear, it’s trendy and It fits perfect on my body.


Plumeria swimwear I love how sexy and different their bikinis are.


(All this online stores have one thing in common..affordability.)
As a fashion lover I’m constantly shopping, BUT in a smart way, now you will wonder how I do that…. I only buy online, through sales and off season. In general, buying off season usually gets you better deals than buying what’s hot and trendy right now, price wise.
One of my best strategies is keeping my closet with clothes that match, and when I find a piece of clothing I like and looks good on me, I buy multiples of it but in different colors.

So remember, always shop smart, no need to bankrupt yourself:) I would like to hear your thoughts below, are you a smart shopper?

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @mapolo.style and Facebook Mapolo.style.

Love Mapolo
XoXo

LADY IN WHITE

Exuberant elegance and class, best describes the Saint 2 piece from Mapolo.Style’s new upcoming collection. The 2 piece exudes quality and luxury for a woman who possess power and great style.


The top has a daring open back that flaunts and flatters, with two adjustable and overlapping straps on the upper back,leaving the rest of the back exposed and accentuated.


The gorgeous high waist pants, flatter the lower body, hugging the curves in all the right places. The pants give the illusion that one has long legs.


I love how versatile the outfit is, the top can be won on its own with a different bottom eg, jeans, shorts and dress. The pants can also be won with a different top or bralette if you are adventurous:)

OUTFIT DETAILS

Pants: Mapolo.style
Top: Mapolo.style
Bag: Aldo
Shoes: Christain Louboutin
Shades: Sunglasshut

I would like to hear your thoughts about this outfit on the comments below.

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Love Mapolo

XoXo

 

GIVEAWAY: Clarins Make up

Although holidays are long gone, we thought it would be great to find ways to put a smile on your face, and thank you for the support you have given MAPOLO.STYLE the past 5 months. I have partnered up with Clarins South Africa to give away make up, to the value of R2035 each, to not only one but TWO lucky readers and followers.

EACH HAMPER INCLUDES:

  • Perfect Eyes and Brows Palette R495.
  • Double Fix Mascara R275.
  • Ombre Matte Eyeshadow In Cobalt Blue R320.
  • Fix Make-up Spray R355.
  • Instant Lip Oil In Honey R295.
  • Instant Lip Oil In Honey R295.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. Subscribe to my newsletter (dont forget to confirm your email address after signing up)
  2. Follow my instagram account @mapolo.style, comment and tag 3 friends on the clarins picture.

Competition open to only South African citizens.
The two winners will be announced on the 31st March 2017.

GOOD LUCK!!

Love Mapolo
XoXo

Nette Rose Lingerie

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Hand made with the prettiest, soft and delicate lace, Annie bralette and Lottie panties exude the true definition of luxury in a brand. Nette Rose lingerie is designed for every woman who loves and is confident in her own skin and body. The designs accentuates the body making you feel very sexy and beautiful.

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Annie bralette is made to be seen and cut to reveal. It has a long line and strappy cutout that gives the design a unique touch to it. I love how versatile it is, you can wear it underneath your clothing or you can wear it on its own with a pair of jeans or pants.

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The Lottie panty has a daring cut and an unbelievably comfortable shape. The lace band creates an x-out effect on the hips, giving you an almost perfect hourglass shape. You can also dress it up however you prefer.

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Nette Rose is a perfect example of luxury, comfortability and sophistication. Ladies now you know what to wear for your man on Valentine’s Day.

You can find them on www.netterose.com or on Instagram @nette_rose

I would like to hear your thoughts below. Let’s talk lingerie ladies..

Love Mapolo

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My latest Collaboration

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It seemed a bit too onerous a favor, to ask my friend to always take my pictures. So I took it upon myself to find a good freelance photographer, that will take pictures of my daily outfits. Finally in December of last year, I managed to find a great one and we started our collaboration officially this month.

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Our first photoshoot was in town at the public library next to the famous Long street, it was one of those days when Capetown was extremely windy, but we did not let that stop us from having an amazing and fun shoot. Regardless of the wind obstacle, we managed to capture beautiful pictures. I love how she knows how to capture my body and also what angles to take from, somehow you can see my mood through her pictures.

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WHY COLLABORATING WITH A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER IS IMPORTANT

If you take blogging as important and serious as I do, and want to eventually make money with it, it’s imperative that you take very good quality pictures, not only does your blog look professional, but it will work in your favor in getting a brand/s to collaborate with you.

Make sure you collaborate with a photographer that shares the same vision as you, and understands what you are trying to achieve with your pictures and your blog, in that way you work well together without any misunderstandings.

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Dress: Ohpolly
Shoes: River Island
Bag: Louisvuitton
Shades: Sunglasshut
Belt: Metropolis

You can find my new photographer on Instagram @ngcobogugu to have a look at some of the work she does. Also don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @mapolo.style and Facebook Mapolo.style

Are any of you collaborating with photographers? How has it helped your blog? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Love Mapolo
XoXo

Back in Black

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Happy new year to everyone, I hope you are focused and ready to kick butt this year. I’m pretty stoked to be back on track, and finally posting after a long time. I know you guys missed your weekly doses of Mapolo.Style. Hahaha I mean I don’t blame you. I want to take a moment to thank you for the incredible love and support you showed me, on my new blog the past few months.

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Today’s outfit symbolizes power, confidence and sophistication. The three quarter cut of the pants flawlessly embellishes its design, which I think adds more to the uniqueness and attraction of the pants. The wide leg pants are fluidly cut and hang beautifully on my waist. I paired the pants with a sexy body suit that has both sides open, and a beautiful pair of peep toe sued heels. I complemented the outfit with a monogram purse and over sized sunglasses, just to make the outfit look a bit edgy.

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Normally I don’t wear any form of jewelry, but this time around I used one of my shoe laces as a neck tie to give an illusion of some degree of sophistication and distraction from my bony chest hahaha.

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Purse: Louisvuitton
Pants: Zara
Bodysuit: h&m
Shoes: Catwalk boutique
Shades: Sunglasshut

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A special THANK YOU to my amazing and talented photographer @ngcobogugu

I would like to hear your thoughts about this outfit, is it an outfit you would wear? How would you style it? Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @mapolo.style also like my Facebook page Mapolo.Style.

Love Mapolo
XoXo

THE 41 RESTAURANT – Opening in Camps Bay

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Situated on the busy Victoria road overlooking the ocean, The 41 Restaurant is located at a prime location. The architecture and surroundings provided the best art of all. It’s large windows framed an epic view of the Camps bay beach.

Fashionistas and bloggers showed up in numbers for the amazing launch, that was for sure the talk of the town, for many more weeks to come.

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Conversations were flowing over crispy cold glasses of Maison Mumm South Africa Champagne, accompanied by mouth watering tapas that were pleasing to the eye!! My favorite was the black bun burger, the tastiest and juiciest burger I have tasted in a while. I made sure I had more than one 🙂

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The weather was amazing so everyone was dressed to impress!! Ard Matthews entertained us with great tunes that got everyone to the dance floor, and ready to dance the night away.

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The 41 Restaurant is definitely the new IT place this summer, after a successful launch they had! Rest assured I will be back there again for sundowners with friends.

Thank you to The Little Black Book for inviting me to this prestigious launch, I was more than honored to attend 🙂

I would like to hear your thoughts below, and feel free to follow me on my Instagram and my Facebook page and my Twitter account.

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The White Jumpsuit

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This jumpsuit epitomizes modern femininity and elegance. The three-quarter cut flawlessly embellishes the flares of the jumpsuit, which I think adds more to the attraction and elegance of it. The wide leg pants are fluidly cut and hang beautifully on my body. I also love how I can play around with the collar, making it easier to have more than one look. I am finally falling in love with white ensembles, as they give a fresh and clean look I’m looking for this summer.

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 I paired the jumpsuit with my favorite high heels, just to give it a more glamorous taste, but you can also try it with your comfy sandals if you are not a high heels girl like me. I’m sure you will look great 🙂 I complemented the outfit with a fedora hat, that has a black ribbon garnish on it that instantly elevated my look to the Paris look lol. I opted for a multicolored soft leather clutch bag just to give a bit of color to the outfit.

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JUMPSUIT: Alistboutigue   SHOES: Publicdesire   HAT: Mrprice   CLUTCH: Pierotucci   SUNGLASSES: Balmain   BRACELET: Mimco

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I would love to hear your thoughts regarding this look. Would you dress it differently? Also please don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @mapolo.style, Twitter popo_com, Facebook Mapolo.Style

Love Mapolo
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Ontrend Pop Up Event

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An evening of bubbles, tapas, laughter, networking, and lots of selfies, was the atmosphere at the Ontrend pop up event. Fashionistas and bloggers dressed to impress, flocked in numbers for this prestigious fashion gathering. The mood was set for an unforgettable night of shopping 🙂

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BLAZOR: H&M PANTS: Zara BAG: Woolworth BRALET: Guess SHOES: Public desire

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The event was hosted at The Bank in Cape Town. Different designers show cased their beautiful designs from swimwear, caps, evening wear, shoes, sunglasses, jewellery just to name a few. Unfortunately I couldn’t see all the designs as I had to leave before the event ended, but I shared some of the ones I had the opportunity to see below.

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I’m not a lingerie kind of girl BUT @nette_rose changed my mind, they have delicate and intimate lingerie handmade in Cape town, all their lingerie is produced in limited numbers, so you are guaranteed good quality and exclusivity.:) ladies if you want to impress your man, get your hands on one of their pieces.

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One of the designers that captured my eyes was @takechargesa, they have genuine leather bags with built in smartphone and tablet charger in them to make sure your phone or tablet never runs out of battery. I mean what a smart invention!! especially for bloggers like me who are constantly on their phones. Their bags are a MUST HAVE.

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@julz_watchthisgap had one of the most stunning full piece swimwear and printed cover ups and kimonos, I loved their side boob full costumes, which by the way, are trending this summer.

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@sh.swimwear had a bold, edgy swimwear collection with beautiful bright summer colors.I love the fact that they donate 5% of their profits to local charities, I’m all for businesses that give back to the community.

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@rochelle_tayla_designs had an amazing collection of nude, pale pink and leopard print bodysuits, some are side boob style while others have an open back. I am always scared of wearing anything on the nude side or leopard print, as I think the colors will not pop on my skin tone, but after trying on a few and seeing how beautiful they looked on my skin, changed my mind:)

For my next event I’ll make sure I leave when it ends, so I can be able to see all the designs. Regardless, I had a fantastic time. Hope you enjoyed reading nonetheless..and please share your thoughts below:)

Love Mapolo

XoXo