Month: November 2018

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.

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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 

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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.

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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

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Bomani Boutique: Forest Magic Photoshoot

As you have probably guessed I am a real jewellery addict and I am so excited to introduce my jewellery sister Paula Lipa founder of Palipa Jewelry. Her designs are all handmade with so much love and passion, you can feel the wonderful energy in each of her designs. She is the second fierce female to be joining me in Bomani Boutique pop-up shop next month.

About the brand

Palipa Jewelry is the result of the implementation of creativity, inspiration, dedication and knowledge of different experiences learned over a decade.
A way of projecting out from the inner essence, creating and sharing designs that are inspired from meditation, thus expressing in physical form a part of the soul of its creator Paula Lipa.

Handmade pieces combining different gemstones and metals providing a wide range of positive properties and good vibrations.

Creations with a positive and spiritual touch, full of beauty to be enjoyed by both its bearers and observers.

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Website: www.palipajewelry.com 

Instagram: @palipajewelry

Palipa Jewelry will be on sale 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
Models: Nicquel Jackson & Elisha Francis