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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


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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


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

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

Hannah Barrett

Elisha meets singer Hannah Barrett

Recently I had the privileged of working with the talented singer Hannah Barrett who has recently joined forces with Talent Manager Nadiya Hoffman. Hannah was a quarter finalist on X-Factors in 2013 where she wowed us with your beautiful soulful voice.  Her larger than life character filled the room as she entered The Pond Recording studios in South London which was to be our shooting location for the day.

Hannah wears JAJA Macramé Body Jewellery, VICTORY earrings and ASHANTI septum

In between takes I managed to catch up with Hannah and ask her a few questions about her singing career:

Elisha: So Hannah what is on the horizon for your this year?

Hannah: A lot of exciting opportunities, currently I’m focusing on what type of artist I want to be and taking this time to write new material which I aim to create a full length EP from.

Elisha: What have you been up to since X-Factor?

Hannah: After X-Factor the hype died down pretty much and I went back to the drawing board and started all over again but this time on my own terms.  I write music that I want to sing, I have been studying artists that I admire and I am dedicated to perfecting my craft. 

Hannah wears KENDI Macrame Body Jewellery

Elisha: What has been the inspiration behind your latest material?

Hannah: I recently went to Rotterdam to work on some new music and wrote a song called ‘Mama’, it basically describes the broken relationship I have with my mother and all the trials and tribulations I have faced with her.  It’s very emotional, very deep and completely raw.  I don’t hold back at all. I tell the truth. 

Elisha: What is it like being an artist that is making a comeback from a huge show like the X-Factor

Hannah: It is one of the hardest things to do.  You have to work extra hard because you have to try to get everyone back on your side and listen to what you have to say, especially because they have been waiting on new music for almost 4 years.  I am very grateful though because there are people who have stuck by me since X-Factor and they are excited for what is yet to come.  It is daunting for me because I want to make everyone proud and I just hope that all my hard work pays off. 

Hannah wears BEJEWELLED Swarovski mask, JOMO and MAHA rings in gold

I had such a great time hanging out with Hannah she is super talented, hard-working and so much fun to be around, not forgetting the rest of the team that made the day such a blast; the extraordinary Nadiya Hoffman who I have the pleasure of calling my cousin, she is so focused, ambitious and knows exactly how to get things done.  Fashion designer Danny owner of street wear label D’Trois, who kindly helped both behind and in front of the camera on the day and of course our host music producer Rory from The Pond Recording Studio who has made beats for the likes of Stylo G, Shaun White and Giggs. To be surrounded by such talent, passion and good vibes made this day absolutely amazing and I know phenomenal things are in the pipeline for all of these guys so watch this space, you heard it here first!


Creative team:

Photography/Styling: Elisha Francis 
Music Producer: RLS The Pond Recording Studios
Music Artist: Hannah Barrett
Talent Manager: Nadiya Hoffman 
Fashion Designer: Danny D’Trois


Thank you for checking out my blog post, I’d love to hear what you think so please leave a comment below and are an artist looking to collaborate please get in touch!