Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

This Sunday the 31st of March we celebrate Mother’s Day in the UK, on this special day we get to spoil our mums and show them how much we really appreciate all that they do for us all year around come rain or shine.

Being a mother myself to a beautiful and adventurous little girl has made me appreciate my mum even more as she is not only a great mum to me and my brother but a wonderful Grandmother to my daughter and nephews and niece. Anytime I need a helping hand she is there without hesitation. She has taught me so much about being a great mum, and I love her so much for all her words of wisdom and devolution to being my SuperMum.

So to help you celebrate Mother’s day this weekend here is an Elisha Francis gift guide to help you choose the perfect gift for your SuperMum.

Use promo code ‘MOTHERSDAY19’ to receive 20% discount!

Always Happy Mum

Yellow = Happy Colour | A selection of gifts for the mum who is always laughing and smiling

Victory Earrings
Ariel Necklace
OYSTER Clutch

Super Stylish Mum

A timeless collection of gifts for the mum who has a bold sense of style and is not afraid to show it!

Oh so Caring Mum

A selection of soft rose coloured accessories for the most caring mum in the world.

HARLOW | Rosewood Knitted Market Bag
JASPER Necklace
BAY | Rosewood Bucket Bag

I hope you and your beautiful mum share a super special Mother’s day xxx

Shop online using promo code MOTHERSDAY19 and receive 20% off your Mother’s day gifts (expires 01.04.19)

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Urban Makers Spring Market

This Sunday the 17th of March I will be joining Urban Makers for their annual Spring Market at The Ecology Pavilion in Mile End. The Ecology Pavilion overlooks the reed beds of Mile End Park and will showcase 50 different designer makers each day.

This will be the first time at the Spring Market and I am looking forward to meeting all the independent designers and showcasing my designs in a new venue.

My favorite part of these type of events is meeting new customers and introducing them to my designs and seeing them come to life as they have some fun trying them on.

I hope you can join us!

URBAN MAKERS SPRING MARKET

Sunday 17th of March 2019

Time: 11-5pm

Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, Grove Road E3 5TW


Wasted Chic at Old Spitalfields Market

Hey guys, its the weekend Yay! ✨😄✨I am just getting ready to set off to Old Spitalfields Market with Wasted Chic so if you’re in town come by and say ‘Hi’ 👋 and check out my new jewellery and fashion range ✨👜👙


Old Spitalfields Market


65 Brushfield Street London E1

Opening times: Sat/Sun 11 -5pm


Happy International Women’s Day

Ladies today is our day to celebrate all our triumphs and small victories of being mother’s daughters, sisters, friends, business owners and of course ourselves.

Let’s show love and support to our fellow QUEENS ✨

Enjoy your special day #bomaniwoman


The Gold Rush

Elisha’s top 5 gold picks to have you glimmering this season

1. Bay Bucket Bag

This gorgeous gold and cream crochet bag has just landed in our new SS19 collection, handmade using recycled cotton it is the perfect summer accessories to take on your travels.

2. Coraline Crop Top

Every bohemian girl needs a go-to crop top and this light gold crocheted creation is ideal to wear with a pair of jeans or teamed with its matching Cowrie skirt. Handmade from recycled cotton it is both stylish and eco-friendly.

3. Dune Shell Necklace

Simplicity at its best, this irridescent shell is combined with gold satin cord to create a beach inspired necklace that you can wear all summer long.

4. Cowrie Crochet Skirt

Named after the beautiful cowrie shells that finish off this handmade creation, the cowrie skirt is a shimmering wardrobe staple.

5. Gold Victory Earrings

These Elisha Francis essentials are a timeless pair of earrings that are both contemporary in design with a tribal edge.

SHOP THE GOLD RUSH

Upcoming events this month

Hello MARCH 🌵
This month I am looking forward to the beginning of Spring and lots of wonderful events throughout the month.

To kick things off I launched my new SS19 Collection online and at Old Spitalfields Market with Urban Makers on the 2nd of March which was great! The new collection includes new BAY Bucket Bags, lots of new shell and gemstone jewellery and some new crocheted mini skirts and cropped tops.


Next up is International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 🌍
which I am looking forward to celebrating with all my Bomani Women


I will be back at Old Spitalfields Market with Wasted Chic on the 9th & 10th of March which I am really looking forward to so if you’re coming down let us know via Facebook


The following Sunday the 17th of March I will be trading with Urban Makers for their Spring Market held at the Ecology Pavilion in Mile End.

Then my last trading event of the month will be on Saturday the 30th of March Old Spitalfields Market with Urban Makers which is just before Mother’s Day on the 31st of March ❤️

So here’s to a fun filled month and be sure to check out my Instagram posts and stories to see all the action: @elishafrancis

FOREST MAGIC: Elisha Francis

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Forest Magic Photoshoot: Behind the scenes

So hopefully you have meet all the amazing women that will be joining me next month in my Bomani Boutique pop-up shop (you can catch up here).  So I thought it would be cool to show you some of the behind the scenes footage that we took whilst shooting the Forest Magic campaign for the Bomani Boutique Peckham concept store.

Preparation is KEY

I love styling and sorting out all the garments and accessories for a shoot, I always start with a mood board which I generally use Pinterest to collate my ideas and then I pull all the outfits together using the mood board as a guide.

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To watch full behind the scenes video check out my Instagram highlights

The thing I love the most about working with Palipa Jewelry, Harmonious Brown, Sticky Toes and Beverley Heels Vintage is that all the products harmonise so beautifully to create a gorgeous campaign shoot for Bomani Boutique Peckham.

Lights, camera, ACTION

For this shoot I headed to Bedford for the weekend where I stayed with my dear friend Simon Richardson, a great photographer who I have worked with numerous times over the years.  The location was ideal for the autumn/winter vibe that I was going for and I knew it would provide the perfect backdrop for the outfits that I had put together.

Forest Magic by Elisha Francis poetry

Meet the MODELS

I must admit I am very lucky when it comes to finding great models as my two gorgeous models for this shoot were my sister Nicquel and cousin Harmonious Brown and of course I had to get involved and in front of the camera (I did not want to miss out on all the fun frolicking through the forest). My long-legged sister is a total babe and I felt so proud of her as she did her thang in front of the camera.  Her luscious mane so glorious you can hear the lioness within roar with each stride she takes… listen (lol).

Forest Magic: Elisha Francis London

Forest Magic: Behind the scenes

Forest Magic: Behind the scenes

Up next is my multi-talented cousin Harmonious Brown, a real life tree hugger and spiritual goddess, not only is she a model but has her own natural cosmetic company also called Harmonious Brown and will be selling all her handmade products with me in Bomani Boutique next month.  She came with her sage and her quartz wand and the magic entered the forest as we all watched on in amazement.

Forest Magic: Behind the scenes
And last up is yours truly, I love location shoots because it brings so much into the photography and Simon is an absolute pro at capturing that perfect moment.  I fell in love with this gorgeous gown from Beverley Heels Vintage, it really embodies that regal elegance in a contemporary tribal way and helped me to feel the Forest Magic.
Forest Magic: Behind the scenes
Thank you so much for reading my blog post, please head over to my Instagram page @elishafrancis to watch the full behind the scenes highlights.

 

 


All products highlighted will be on sale in our Bomani Boutique – Peckham Pop-up Shop

Opening Monday 10th of December – Sun 16th of December

Location:
91 Peckham High Street London SE15 5RS

Instagram:

Bomani Boutique @bomanivillage 

Elisha Francis @elishafrancis 

Forest Magic: Beverley Heels Vintage

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Bomani Boutique: Forest Magic Photoshoot

The fourth brand to join Bomani Boutique Peckham is Beverley Heels Vintage, focusing on quality fashion and accessories from the 50s, 60s and 70s their curated vintage finds are always so sophisticated and stylish that they appeal the fashionistas and vintage lovers alike.

About the brand 

At Beverley Heels Vintage we love seeking out the best vintage treasures for our customers.  Each piece is one-of-a-kind and curated to harmonise as one gorgeous collection, we travel far and wide to source our pieces and each item has its own story to tell to its new owner.

From Peckham to Paris, New York to Notting Hill, we travel across the globe to find that special piece just for you.

Forest Magic: Beverley Heels Vintage

Forest Magic: Beverley Heels Vintage

Website: www.facebook.com/beverleyheelsvintage

Instagram: @beverleyheelsvintage

Bomani Boutique – Peckham Pop-up Shop
Opening Monday 10th of December – Sun 16th of December
Location: 91 Peckham High Street London SE15 5RS

Instagram: @bomanivillage


Photo credits:
Photography:
Simon Richardson 
Models: Nicquel Jackson & Elisha Francis

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Bomani Boutique: Forest Magic Photoshoot

The third independent brand that will be joining me, Harmonious Brown and Palipa Jewelry in Bomani boutique is clothing label Sticky Toes.

About the brand 

Sticky Toes is a unique London based clothing brand that want to bring a little something different your wardrobe. Created by Karmel Kandyy, the aim is to add a little eclecticism using a mixture of fabrics. From our sultry velvet capsule collection to our vibrant fur bralettes, the brand offers a different perspective on the street style aesthetic.

Website: www.stickytoes.online

Instagram: @sstickytoes 

Sticky Toes will be selling their range of fashion and accessories at

Bomani Boutique – Peckham Pop-up Shop
Opening Monday 10th of December – Sun 16th of December
Location: 91 Peckham High Street London SE15 5RS

Instagram: @bomanivillage


Photo credits: 
Photography: Simon Richardson
Model: Elisha Francis

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Bomani Boutique: Forest Magic Photoshoot

Next month I will be opening my second Bomani Boutique pop-up shop in Peckham High Street and this time I will be collaborating with some beautiful and talented women who run their own independent brands.  So my next few post will be introducing them to you, first up is Harmonious Brown…

 

About the brand 

At Harmonious Brown we specialise in naturally based cosmetics and beauty products allowing you to look and feel radiant without the use of harsh and sometimes harmful ingredients. We take comfort and pride in using what Earth has provided to help our skin feel at its best.


We create luxurious bath bombs, moisturising and cleansing soaps and soothing lip balms. All hand-made with love and your well-being in mind allowing you to pamper yourself and detoxify naturally.

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We believe that it is truly important to love and nourish your skin. Our products are lightly coloured and scented as we do not to use synthetic colours or fragrances only those that nature provides which we extract from plants and fruits.

We are against animal testing (they love their skin in the same way we love ours).

The natural skin care journey is fun, satisfying and truly rewarding. Not only are you aiming to sooth your skin but gain an overall sense of well-being too.

So why not soak in a warm bath with our Botanical Bath Bombs to Rewind, Relax and Revitalise.

harmonious brown, bomani boutique,

Be Harmonious.

Website: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HarmoniousBrownStore

Instagram: @harmoniousbrown_

Harmonious Brown will be selling her natural cosmetics and artwork at

Bomani Boutique – Peckham Pop-up Shop
Opening Monday 10th of December – Sun 16th of December
Location: 91 Peckham High Street London SE15 5RS

Instagram: @bomanivillage


Photo credits: 
Model images: Simon Richardson
Product images: Toks