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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

ELISHA’S STYLE: HEAD WRAPS & JEWELS

A few months ago I caught up with my long time friend and photographer Simon Richardson for an impromptu photo shoot at his Bedford studio.  At the time I was in the process of creating my Macramé collection so wanted to include some of the pieces in the shoot and decided to create three looks using different head wraps.

Growing up with a Rastafarian mother I can clearly remember sitting on her bed watching her tie her head with beautiful cloths, she always looked so regal as she constructed her crown for the day.  Last year I started my lock journey and wanted to embrace my Rastafarian roots and bring my own modern twist to the styling.  On the day I was stylist/make-up artist/designer and I had so much fun creating each look and grabbing a quick selfie before each session with the professional Simon.

I could not even tell you how many shoots I have done with Simon over the years but I must say that this is my favourite one to date, maybe because I felt a true connection to the style of the shoot as I felt that it really represented the woman I have fought to become, finally embracing my own style, the richness of my past and the possibilities for my future.  The timing of the shoot couldn’t have been more perfect as days after I received the images the Marvel movie Black Panther came out in the UK and I truly felt part of the Wakanda movement.  Not only was the movie a celebration of the first black Superhero Marvel film but it was also a celebration of strong black female warriors, my favourite being Okoye played by the beautiful Danai Gurira.  The scene in the casino where Okoye throws her wig at the henchmen was epic, for me it symbolised a celebration of female power and individual beauty.


Thank you ladies you have fuelled the fire for women everywhere and giving us the inspiration to shine like the warriors we are; WAKANDA FOREVER!

Here are some of the images from my shoot, you can see more in my album on Facebook page:





The finish off I just want to say a huge thank you to Simon please head over to his website and check out his work is amazing: Simon Richardson
Until next week guys Peace & Blessings
Elisha x

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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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.

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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.

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

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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:

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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

 

 

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Photoshoot with Simon Richardson

Hello guys, sorry its been such a long time since my last blog post, I have recently had a beautiful baby girl and she has stolen my heart, my time and all my attention for the last few months.

But at long last I am back with some exciting new jewellery and exciting projects that i’ll be working on for the next few months.  So a couple of weeks ago I dipped my toe back in the pond when I  hooked up with my long time friend and talented photographer Simon Richardson.

We planned a shoot to produce some new visuals for Bomani Woman look book and I have to say they are PHENOMENAL!

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I had the pleasure of meeting model Ayla who is a good friend of Simon’s, I saw previous images of her in his portfolio I had to ask her to collab with us on this shoot, her bone structure is ridiculously striking and she killed it on set.  She encompassed the strength and sensuality of a true Bomani Woman and Simon captured everything with every click of his camera.

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The second model is my cousin Eloise a fresh faced beauty studying performing arts and this was her debut in the modelling world, and I have to say she really impressed us and I have no doubt that she will make a great name for herself within the industry.

elisha francis, simon richardson, model, jewellery designer, tribal

So with all the great energy on set I had to join in the fun since I have been working hard in my ‘Buggyfit’ classes to get my body back into shape after my baby and could not resist an opportunity to get in front of the camera with Simon and Ayla.

elisha francis, modelling, jewellery designer, photoshoot, btw

elisha francis, jewellery, designer, photoshoot,

So I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the behind the scenes images from my shoot, please leave me a comment below as I would love to hear what you think and the professional images by Simon Richardson will follow very soon.