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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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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


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

. : : : Palipa Jewelry : : : .

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

Macramé Street Photoshoot

Since launching my new Macramé collection earlier this month the question I get asked to most is; how do you wear it?  So I wanted to share some images from a shoot I did with the gorgeous Nicquel, Eloise and Harmonious Brown. This was my first photography shoot that I shot myself and I must say we had loads of fun on the streets of South London.  In this shoot I wanted to show how my new Macramé pieces could be worn over an outfit, so I styled the ladies in black from head to toe to act as a backdrop for the Macramé body jewellery.

First up is the beautiful Eloise riding the elevator in style, I have accessorised her outfit with my gold VICTORY earrings and gold ASHANTI septum to enhance the gold flecks in the AZIZIA body jewellery. To add extra sparkle to the outfit I used gold glitter in her hair to compliment the gold accessories.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Next up is Nicquel who is wearing ZAKIYA body jewellery, VICTORY earrings in rose gold and MAYA rose gold septum, all the jewellery stands out so beautifully against her fiery copper hair and black ensemble.  This look is a perfect example of how you can transform a plain black outfit into a head turner.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Last but by no means least is Harmonious Brown rocking our KENDI body jewellery, VICTORY earrings in silver and MALIKA septum ring.  The tassels in the body pieces is mirrored in her braids which I love and I added some diamanté gems above her brow to give a modern tribal vibe to the overall outfit.

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

 

Thank you for checking out my blog post, I would love to know what you think of the outfits and new collection so please leave a comment below 🙂

Elisha x


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MACRAME collection by Elisha Francis

Eco-friendly Macramé Jewellery

‘Recycling Just Got Sexy’

Yes recycling is sexy and no I’m not crazy lol! Let me explain, over the last few months I  have been working on a new collection and I have finally launched it online so obviously I wanted to share the news with you guys. It is called MACRAMÉ and it is a collection of large scale body jewellery hand woven by yours truly using the ancient macramé technique.  I am so excited about this range because it fused two of my great passions; textiles and statement body adornment. For the past few years I have been a lot more conscious about how I am living in terms of my health and lifestyle so introducing this ethos into my jewellery business has been a natural progression and a way for me in inject my core values into my business.  The main material that I have used for the collection is a type of yarn made from recycled cotton. It is produced from salvage remnants from the fashion industry and is so fun to work with and comes in a range of beautiful colours.

 

After practicing the macramé technique for some time and experimenting with different patterns I finally came up with a variations of styles that complement and accentuate the female form. The collection includes two styles of large scale body pieces in neutral shades with hints of soft pink and citrus yellow making an appearance within the range. Large scale friendship bracelets, bangles and chokers complete the collection by offering an everyday statement piece in the same recycled cotton and rope.  I made a short YouTube video talking about all the pieces in the collection which you can watch below:

The question that I’ve been getting asked the most is; ‘How do you wear them?’ so I thought it would be useful if I listed my top three ways below:

  1. Wear over your swimwear at the beach or pool party
  2. Add it to a pair or shorts and crop top for a festival vibe
  3. Apply over your existing outfit i.e LBD to elevate the outfit entirely

My favourite everyday piece is the EIDI choker which I am wearing in my YouTube video, I love it because not only can you wear it as a choker but you can also wear it as a hairband or even double it up as a bracelet so you get a few options with this piece. I also love the DEKA rope bangles which come in a choice of three colours and look amazing all stacked up together.

DEKA ROPE BANGLES

The whole collection has been so much fun to create and I look forward to seeing them worn on beaches around the world, dancing at summer festivals and turning heads at a few soirees this year. So guys this is my new collection I hope you like it and before I sign off here are a few images of the pieces:

AZIZA | Macramé Body Jewellery

friendship bracelets

RAFIKI | Friendship Bracelets

RAFIKI | Friendship Bracelet

RAFIKI | Friendship Bracelet

MADU | Macramé Bangles

MADU | Macramé Bangles

KENDI | MACRAMÉ BODY JEWELLERY

KENDI | Macramé Body Jewellery

 

Discover the full collection on my website and I would to hear which piece is your favourite so please let me know by leaving a comment below

Elisha x

 

 

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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.

Asiko, elisha francis, headpiece, photo shoot

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.

Asiko, macrame collection, elisha francis

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.

elisha francis, asiko, photo shoot

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.

elisha francis, asiko, portrait

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.

elisha francis, asiko, macrame

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

 

 

elisha francis, photo shoot, jewellery

Girl with a Silver Septum

Say hello to my beautiful cousin Eloise, my second stunning model from my BOMANI WOMAN™ photo shoot with my dear friend Simon Richardson.  Inspired by the painting ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer I wanted to put my own twist on it and create ‘Girl with the Silver Septum’. As this was the first  photo shoot from the aspiring actress I must say I was very impressed with her poise, confidence and the results, well you can see for yourself…

elisha francis, jewellery, photoshoot, septum

elisha francis, jewellery, photo shoot

elisha francis, photo shoot, jewellery

elisha francis, septum, jewellery, photoshoot

elisha francis, jewellery, septum, photoshoot

Credits:
Photography: Simon Richardson
Jewellery: Elisha Francis London
Model: Eloise
Styling: Elisha Francis

elisha francis, photo shoot, earrings

AYLA: BOMANI GODDESS

Recently I had the pleasure of shooting with my dear friend Simon Richardson, and the striking model Ayla.  Here are some of the stunning images that we captured of Ayla wearing my Rose Gold Victory earrings:

model, elisha francis, earrings, jewellery designer

elisha francis, model, earrings, jewellery

elisha francis, jewellery, photo shoot, model

Credits

Photographer: Simon Richardson
Jewellery: Elisha Francis London
Model: Ayla Sky
Hair/MUA/Stylist: Elisha Francis