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NOISE | Photoshoot with artist Àsìkò

I was strolling through Instagram one evening (as you do) and I saw a casting call from visual artist and photographer Àsìkò. I had been following him on the gram for a while and loved his work and artistic expression.  The post was a casting call for models for a test shoot he was planning the following weekend.  Feeling brave in the moment I sent him a DM briefly introducing myself and how I would love to style the shoot if he was interested.  To my delight he said yes and the collaboration was underway.  The following Saturday I set off to a studio in North London armed with a suitcase full of jewels and body pieces, excited to meet Àsìkò and his team.  As soon as I arrived I was met with a warm and friendly welcome and I knew instantly that it was going to be an amazing day.  I was the first one to arrive so we had a chance to get to know each other before the models, make-up artist and assistant arrived.  Already impressed by his images on his website, the more I spoke to Àsìkò the more I could feel and understand his passion for his work. As the rest of the team arrived one by one I could feel the atmosphere buzzing with excitement for the day ahead.

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First up in front of the camera was Rebecca Nemeré a beautiful and confident London based model, the moment I saw her I instantly wanted to accentuate her striking high cheekbones so I decided to style her with my STATEMENT headpiece which framed her face and I could see a Bomani Woman come to life in front of my eyes.  Next up was the gorgeous Aaliyah with her abundance of beautiful black hair, she was very sweet and softly spoken but as soon as she stepped in from of the camera she took on her IG persona (@god.herself) and we all saw the goddess come to life.  I really loved the abstract tribal make up that make-up artist Zahra Ramees used for this look. I styled  her in my new ODARA macramé body piece and silver VICTORY earrings.

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The beautiful and talented hair and make-up artist Zahra Ramees was next up for her portrait with Àsìkò and came up with the ingenuous idea to use my BEJEWELLED mask under her head scarf and blew smoke through it for maximum drama.

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As we waited for the next model to get ready Àsìkò pulled me in front of the camera for my portrait and how could I say no (lol).  Not dressed for the occasion but luckily wearing my silver VICTORY earrings, I too had my 5 minutes in front of the camera.

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The last model of the day was life coach Nehanda who was 8 months pregnant at the time and was radiantly glowing with that breathtaking glow that only pregnant women are blessed with. Her positive energy, body confidence and feminine beauty was a true joy to watch. I loved how my ZAKIYA macramé body piece cascaded over her womanly curves and highlighted the versatility of the design, displaying the mothering side of a true Bomani Woman.

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The photoshoot was a great success and I really enjoyed working with such an amazing and talented team, it is so magical when a group of strangers come together and create some – NOISE.

View the full album via my Facebook  page

 

.::: Noise :::.
Photographer: Àsìkò
Photographers assistant: Alero Buttercup
Make-up Artist: Zahra Ramees
Models: Rebbecca Nemeré, Aaliyah, Zahra Ramees,
Elisha Francis and Nehanda Soul
Styling/Jewellery: Elisha Francis

 

 

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Who is She? Bomani Woman (Episode 2)

This week see’s the release of Episode 2 of the ‘Who is she? Bomani Woman’ series and I am excited to introduce my gorgeous sister Nicquel Jackson.

She is a model and co-founder of The Curl People who celebrate self-love and diversity – Everything curly, coily and beautiful.

This 5’9″ beauty worked her magic on set for my new jewellery campaign featuring our Victory earrings.  Make-up artist Sarah Elizabeth enhanced Nicquel’s stunning look with natural make-up to ensure her beautiful freckles and glowing skin shown through.  It was a proud moment to see my little sister bring to life the fierceness of a Bomani Woman™.

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Nicquel wears: Silver Victory Earring~ Shop the look

Enjoy watching the second video of the series and don’t forget to hit that Like button and leave a comment as I would love to hear what you think:

 

 

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Credits:

Jewellery: Elisha Francis London
Model: Nicquel Jackson
Photography: Christopher Shields & Tanu Nejagal
Make-up Artist: Sarah Elizabeth
Cameraman/Assistant: Martina Weekes
Wardrobe: Beverley Heels Vintage

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.

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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

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Meet Vintageena: The Green Goddess

A few months ago I met the fabulous blogger/vlogger/fashionista Vintageena via Instagram and for the last few months she has been seen rocking our #BomaniWoman ASHANTI & KALANI Faux Septum Rings in her style post. The Bomani Woman collection is about being yourself and expressing your own style so we were so excited to interview Vintageena as she is the epitome of versatility, originality and glamour and we wanted to get to know a bit more about this stylish woman…

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Vintageena wearing our ASHANTI Faux Septum Ring

You have such amazing style and are a true fashion chameleon, where do you get your style inspiration from?
Sincerely, I’m not a trend seeker. If I like a skirt or a sweater, or some fabric or the way the dress is made, I simply like it. After I have that piece in my wardrobe, the fun begins. I put all my creativity to do something with that item. I try not to put limits or boundaries when it comes to fashion, that’s why my style is so chameleonic, because I love to take risks and play with clothes. And I looove to learn new things, to combine different items, patterns, fabrics. Of course Instagram is my inspiration and every time I feel like I have to charge myself, my news feed will take care of my fashionista soul.

As a designer I try and design jewellery that empowers the wearer.  What person, object or fashion piece makes you feel empowered and why.
The person who empowers me is my love aka my boyfriend, Alex, who’s giving me power and share with me his amazing energy. He’s very creative and since I’ve met him, I’m the way you see me on my social platforms, happy, creative, enjoying my life and makin my dreams come tru with my blog.

Who are your hero’s dead or alive and why?
Hmmm…you surprised me with this question because I was thinking and I don’t know what to answer. I don’t have a hero or something like this, I guess I’m my own hero. Everyday, I do things to know myself better, I push myself to work harder, to be more creative and to develop my potential even more. Because we are more than we think we are. And in those moments when you feel like giving up, those are the moments who really matter in this life, because thank of them, we become the persons we want to become.

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Vintageena wearing our ASHANTI Faux Septum Ring


You create stunning visuals and videos, how did you learn all the technique and what advice would 
you give to other inspiring bloggers/vloggers/fashionistas?

Thanks :). I learnt back in the days when I was working on television. I used to take interviews to fashion designers in Romania and after that, I had to edit those videos. I didn’t edit by myself, I had an editor who made all the things that I said to him. And watching him editing, I learnt the editing software. After that, it’s all about practice and having an artistic eye. I like sooo much to edit on the beat and I’m lucky to have a talented boy, Alex, who learnt so many tricks while he was filming me, so when I have to edit the video, it’s very easy because I have plenty of materials to play with :). If someone begins this job, first of all they have to be passionate to do this. After, you need a strong computer with a minmium 4GB RAM and an editing software. With an internet connection, you can have access on all of youtube tutorials where you can learn the basics. After that, the artistic eye will do the rest.

What can we expect to see from Vintageena in the next few months?
I’m planing with my team, aka my boyfriend and Lyky, the graphic designer who made my awesome blog, to change a lil bit the interface of my blog. I need a change. Something pretty simple, classy but sassy. I’m thinking of a logo because I don’t have one and I think I need one symbol in my life, something with the V shape of course. And a lot of new and crazy collabs  + tons of videos cuz I’m so much into this.

Do you have a favourite quote or poem that makes you feel motivated and empowered?
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” Dalai Lama

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Vintageena wearing our KALANI Faux Septum Ring

Finally if you could invite 4 guests from anywhere in the world to dinner who 
would they be?
I would invite Elliphant, Diplo and MSMR. They seem really nice people.

Follow Vintageena on instagran: @vintageena | Website: www.vintageena.com

Photo Credits: Alex Benga


SHOP our collection of Real & Faux Septum Rings online: www.elishafrancis.com

Swarovski Sneakers

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Bejewelled Sneakers by Elisha Francis London

This June see’s the release of the amazing ‘Swarovski Sneaker Collection’ by London jewellery designer Elisha Francis.  Each design is made to order and customised by hand using thousands of genuine Swarovski crystals.  These bejewelled sneakers will add a touch of glamour to every girls summer outfit, dazzling the beholder as she steps out in a pair of these gems.

Inspired by the Swarovski Adidas worn by Pharrell Williams last year, this collection has fused two of the designers great passions for  jewellery and sneakers.

The collection can be found online and feature three classic Nike silhouettes: Air Force 1 Mids, Air Force 1 Low and Sky Hi Dunks.

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For further information, loans, high res images or a
quote/interview please contact: Elisha Francis London
Email: info@elishafrancis.com
Website: www.elishafrancis.com

QUEEN Editorial

Sarah Mulindwa is an amazing fashion stylist who recently featured some of my jewellery in the
QUEEN editorial which was featured in Meade Magazine.

Take a look at some of the stunning photographs:

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Model wears: Gold Knit Necklace

 

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Model wears: Cleopatra Headdress & Kanika Necklace

 

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Model wears: Midnightfall necklace and Black Princess Cuff

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Model wears: Cleopatra Headdress & Kanika Necklace

Visit our online boutique to shop the look: www.elishafrancis.com

Credits:

Photographer: Julie de Moura (www.juliedemoura.com)
Stylist: Sarah Mulindwa (www.sarahmulindwa.com)
MUA: Carleen Gordon (www.carleengordon.com)
Hair: Rianna Henry (www.hairbyrianna.com
Model: Mel @Maroon London
Nail Technician: Iman Aziz
Photographer Assistant: Tom Edward

Jewellery SALE

Our jewellery SALE has started early so you have just enough time to get your jewellery gifts in time for Christmas.  With up to 70% off selected jewellery there is something special for Mum, elegant for Grandma, beautiful for your favourite Aunt and sparkling for yourself!

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Here are some of the gorgeous pieces in the jewellery SALE…

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Harmony Necklace: Was £180 Now £54

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Erin Ring: Was £60 Now £30

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Ava Earrings: Was £35 Now £21

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Princess Cuff: Was £90 Now £29

 Postal Dates:
All Elisha Francis jewellery parcels are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Order by 2pm on Wednesday the 23rd of December for next day delivery.

Visit our website to view all the gems:

www.elishafrancis.com

Happy Shopping!

#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.

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

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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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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.