Events

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Septum Rings for Afropunk London

This Saturday the 24th of September AFROPUNK makes it debut in London town at Alexandra Palace, the line up for the festival include SZA, Akala, the Noisettes, Laura Mvula as well as the legendary Grace Jones. Yesterday we were honoured and excited to be mentioned in a TimeOut article by Matilda Egere-Cooper ‘How to slay at Afropunk this weekend‘.

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The Afropunk movement was inspired by a documentary written and directed by James Spooner in 2003 which highlighted Black Punks in America, two years later in 2005 the first Afropunk festival was held in Brooklyn and has become an annual event.  This year the festival has already hit Europe via Paris and London is next to experience the live music, good vibes and eclectic fashion styles.

The style is afrocentric meets modern punk and everything weird and wonderful in-between, one of my favourite signature looks is the tribal face paint rocked by many fashionista’s at these events think FKA Twigs and you’ll be on the right track.

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I also love the look of all the glorious natural fro’s, dreadlocks and braids that are celebrated in the most beautifully and elaborate styles, check out one of my new favourite style icons Ladene Clark who’s deadlocks and fashion sense eclipse the essence of the festival.

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And of course you cannot complete the look without a septum ring, real or fake we want to hook you up with a special 25% online discount off our range using promo code ‘AFROPUNK‘ so you too can SLAY this weekend!

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Kalifa (real version) £29 | Malika (fake version) £15 ~ Shop now

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Sadiki (real version) £29 ~ Shop Now

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Bibi (real version) £49 | Ashanti (fake version) £15 ~ Shop Now

And if you are in London town you can also shop our range of septum rings via Parla who are located at Unit 21, Boxpark, Shoreditch, London, E1 6GY

So if you’re lucky enough to attend this weekend I hope that you look absolutely fierce and have the time of your life!

 

Shop our full range of septum rings: www.elishafrancis.com 

Read the full article by Matilda Egere-Cooper for TimeOut magazine

Visit Afropunk website for full details on the event

 

Launch Party Highlights

Last Thursday was the launch of my King & Queen collection hosted by Fresh Laces at Boxpark Shoreditch. It was a great night amongst great people and positive vibes.

THANK YOU to every King & Queen that came down to make it a night to remember and celebrate the launch of the new collection. I would especially like to thank Emma the founder of DirtyMouth cupcakes for sponsoring the night with her beautiful bespoke signature treats.

The collection is available to buy online and is also exclusively stocked at Fresh Laces Unit 17 Boxpark Shoreditch E1 6GY.

Catch some of the highlights here:

Shop the collection:

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QUEEN SWEATSHIRT | £35 | Available via Fresh Laces Boxpark Shoreditch
QUEEN MONEY CLIP | £30 | Shop online | Available via Fresh Laces Boxpark Shoreditch
QUEEN | SNAPBACK | £30 | Shop online | Available via Fresh Laces Boxpark Shoreditch
ASHANTI SEPTUM | £15 | Shop online | Available via Fresh Laces Boxpark Shoreditch

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KING NECKLACE | £65 | SOLD OUT ~ Available from 14.12.15
KING MONEY CLIP | £30 | Shop online | Available via Fresh Laces Boxpark Shoreditch
KING | SNAPBACK | £30 | Shop online | Available via Fresh Laces Boxpark Shoreditch
KING BRACELET | £45 | Shop online |  Available via Fresh Laces Boxpark Shoreditch

 

KING & QUEEN Collection Launch

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Elisha Francis invites you to the launch of: The KING & QUEEN collection

“Every woman is a Queen and every man is a King, we all have greatness within us,
no exceptions. ” ~ Elisha Francis 

The King and Queen collection has been designed to empower both men and women with everyday pieces including,  jewellery, accessories and fashion garments that are classic, casual and cool. Elisha loves making bold statements through her designs and this one is no exception.

Elisha Francis invites you to the launch of: The KING & QUEEN collection, queen

KING & QUEEN Collection Launch
Date:
Thursday 3rd December 2015
Location: 
Fresh Laces Unit 17, 2 – 10 Bethnal Green Rd London E1 6GY
Time 5:30 – 9PM

Welcome drinks and signature cupcakes courtesy of DirtyMouth Cupcakes

We hope you can join us!

 RSVP: info@elishafrancis.com

Elisha Francis invites you to the launch of: The KING & QUEEN collection, DirtyMouth Cupcakes LDN

#IITSPIRATION

The last few weeks I have had the privilege of being one of the artists in residence at the #IITSPITATION HQ.

“#IITSPIRATION is powered by the exchange of creative ideas. The concept is simple: we offer like-minded creatives access to space and resources; in return they pledge time and expertise to respond to creative briefs and inspire others through the sharing of skills.”

The experience so far has been a fast paced creative melting pot with my fellow artist in residence, Ashton JohnJessica McDermott, Blingwear UK, Justin Marosa, Sara Shamsavari, Christopher Tulloch and Bwoy Wonder to name just a few.  This forth-coming week is the last chance to get down and get involved in the space. Have a look at the line up and book tickets here.

IITSPIRATION, ELISHA FRANCIS, JEWELLERY DESIGNER, BLOGGER

MORNING ESSENTIALS: BLACK COFFEE, BEATS BY DRE, GOLD CHAIN…

POPUP PROJECTOR, IITSPIRATION, SIMON WEATLEY

POPUP PROJECTOR WITH GUEST SPEAKER SIMON WEATLEY HOSTED BY ASHTON JOHN

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Q&A SESSIONS WITH GRAFFITI ARTIST BLINGWEAR & IITSPIRATION MD FUSION

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MY FIRST EVER ATTEMPT AT SOME GRAFFITI ART WITH BLINGWEAR UK

This week line up includes:

Artist talk with Photographer Jessica McDermott on Tuesday evening, followed by PopUp Projector Open Screen on Wednesday evening, sharing short films courtesy of our film makers in residence. On Thursday you can sing until you hearts content at the Vocal Workshop with the House Gospel Choir or if Grime is more your type of music then you are invited to join True Skool x Skinny Malone EP Release party. On Friday there will be real time music and visual experimentation with Digijam x Pixel People and the last event of the week is the #IITSPIRATION wrap party where you can meet the artist in residence and expect a kaleidoscope of lyricism, music, conversation, performances, film and interactive art.

For more info please visit: www.industryinthestreets.co.uk 

#IITSPIRATION
Fox Court, 14 Gray’s Inn Road
Holborn, WC1X 8HN
(nearest tube: Chancery Lane)

Or check out the hashtag #IITSPIRATION on twitter and instagram to see what’s happening.