Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Fresh Laces x Harvey Nichols Manchester Review

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Last Friday we had the amazing opportunity to showcase our jewelry designs at the luxury department store Harvey Nichols Manchester for one day only as part of the Fresh Laces Sneaker & Lifestyle event.

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Elisha Francis London at Fresh Laces x Harvey Nichols Manchester

The atmosphere was electric from the moment the doors opened for the press and I had the pleasure of meeting the team from La Vida Magazine as well as the amazing Manchester Bloggers who teamed up with us to help support and promote the event to Manchester City.

I was a busy bee networking, selling and organising on the day to  ensure everything ran smoothly and with the Fresh Laces and Harvey Nichols team by my side it was truly a Dream Team :)

It was so great to meet many of the Fresh Laces x Harvey Nichols Official Bloggers in person and thank them for their efforts and support.

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Elisha and the FLxHN Official Bloggers

We made Goodie Bags for each of them including a special jewellery gift from moi, a pair of Fresh 'Laces' as well as gift vouchers from The Holiday Boutique and Beyond Hair and topped off with some Harvey Nichols goodies. The music one the day was provided by the awesome Dixon Brothers who you can catch on Kiss FM, DJ 10 Faces and DJ Bluey also jumped on the customised Fresh Laces DJ booth and Drummer Extraordinaire Nathstar smashed it (literally) on the drums.

Nathstar on the drums at Fresh Laces x Harvey Nichols
The sneakers on show was ridiculous, I had my eye on the Sky High liquid gold and silver dunks from Mr Sneaker and a stunning bomber jacket by Benjart.

Liquid Gold & Silver  Sky High Dunks | Photo Credit Sumaira Hussain
A must have on the day was a can of Crep Protect, if you love your sneakers YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE! 

I even had an interview with Socialize Media on all things sneakers...

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Sole Flesh had an array of cool snap backs and From Virginia was looking rather dapper as he worked on some material, he had a very impressive customised Balenciaga handbag on show.

From Virginia Ben

Davo Howarth a Manchester based artist had amazing artwork on show which you couldn't help but marvel over.

Elisha Francis and Davo Howarth

Overall the day was a great success!  I would like to end by saying a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Harvey Nichols Manchester from hosting such an EPIC event- we can't wait for the next one. 

Make sure you follow Fresh Laces blog: www.freshlaceslondon.blogspot.co.uk

Monday, 17 February 2014

Cleopatra Headdress Competition

This headdress was inspired by the Dazzling Costumes worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the film Cleopatra (1963).

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Elizabeth Taylor starring in Cleopatra 1963.

This stunning headdress has been made using black and gold coloured beads, the headdress is secured at the back of the head with a black satin ribbon and retails for £65.

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We are giving away this Cleopatra Headdress in our jewellery competition*

Simply Follow @elishafrancis on Twitter and retweet the competition tweet using hash tag #WINCLEOPATRA

1 Lucky winners will be chosen at random within 24 hours of us reaching 4500 Followers

Good Luck!

Elisha x

*This competition in open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random from all the followers on twitter and contacted within 24 hours of reaching 4500 followers.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Fresh Laces x Harvey Nichols Manchester

We are so excited about the upcoming event with Fresh Laces hosted by 
Harvey Nichols Manchester.

For one day only the menswear department will be transformed into a pop-up sneaker fest, offering rare and exclusive kicks, bespoke sneaker customs, sneaker related artwork and accessories complimented by the very best high-end street-wear fashion. We are so proud to be apart of such a exclusive event and can't wait to meet all the sneakerheads and fashionista's on the day.

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We will have our gorgeous gems on sale at the event including our sneaker charm bracelets from the Fresh Laces collection

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Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Adidas Consortium Stan Smith Collection

Last Friday I went down to the Launch of the Stan Smith Consortium Collection with the
Fresh Laces team and Drummer NathStar.

The cobbled street were over run with sneakerheads sipping on a bottles of beer and discussing the new releases.  The atmosphere was super cool, that even the rain could not succeed at dispersing the crowd. The limited edition store No.6 London was buzzing and DJ's Darq E Freaker and Lily Mercer supplied the tracks to keep the vibe Super Fresh.

There are four textured leather looks in the Adidas Consortium Stan Smith pack.
Reptile skin, cracked leather, textured ostrich and pebble phoenix.
All will be available from January 25th at No. 6 London, No. 42 Paris and No.74 Berlin.
My favourite leather look is the reptile skin, I love the twist on such a classic tennis shoe.

Overall a great launch party for a legendary tennis shoe.

I will leave you with this video...

Adidas Consortium Collection available to buy from:

No. 6 London
6 Newburgh Street
London WC1 7RO

No. 42 Paris
42 Rue de Sévigné
75003 Paris

No. 74 Berlin
Torstraße 74
10119 Berlin

Saturday, 25 January 2014

CIDA - Creative XPO

Elisha Francis London will be showcasing at CIDA's 5th Creative XPO.

On Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th January 2014, CIDA presents Creative XPO

Location: Rich Mix
35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London
London, E1 6LA View Map

Time: 9.30 - 6pm

Free Entry

For more info visit CIDA website

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Monday, 20 January 2014

Liebster Award Nomination

Hey Guys Tansy Pansy has nominated this blog for the Liebster Award! 
(Thank you so much darling!) 

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The Liebster Award is a badge that helps you discover new blogs while also spreading the word on your own blog. It's a chance for bloggers who have less than 200 followers to get a more publicity.

The Rules Are:
- Mention the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions provided by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
- Create a new set of 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

Tansy Pansy's Questions:

1. What is your favourite fashion season? Autumn/Winter? Spring/Summer?

2. How long does it take you to do your make up on a day-to-day basis?
It usually takes me 15 minutes to do my make-up but I like to give myself an hour for special events

3. Top skin care product?

I just discovered Elemis Tri-enzyme resurfacing facial wash, it's gorgeous and leaves my skin, refreshed and revitalized.

4. Is there a novel/film/song that's changed your life or made you think differently?
I have recently watched 12 Years a Slave and  it definitely changed my life and made me think so differently.  It is so hard to imagine how life was like back then. It has motivated me to live each moment and love every second. 

5. What's your favourite highstreet shop?
My favourite shop would be Zara, they always have affordable fashion that is good quality.

6. What item of clothing do you find yourself wearing the most?
It's not really clothing but I would have to say my Black Sky High Dunks (Sneakers) I love high heels but its comfort everytime on a day-to-day basis. My Sky High's give me the best of both worlds, high heel sneakers :D

7. If you had enough money to spend a day doing anything you wanted, what would you most want to do?
I would re-create the Great Gatsby Party!

8. How do you beat the January blues?
I make jewellery, not for a collection but just one-off pieces just for fun, that I can get really creative with and get lost in the my own little world. Puts a smile on my face everytime!

9. What's the best holiday you've ever had?
My best holiday was also my wedding. I got married in Barbados and about 100 of our friends and family came over from London. We spent 3 weeks with our nearest and dearest on a paradise island.

10. What have most enjoyed about blogging so far?
I love the blogging community, there are so many talented, funny and stylish bloggers out there.
As a jewellery designer I get to work with a lot of bloggers and it is so rewarding getting a great feature on another blog.

And finally, as Valentines is fast approaching…

11. Do you have any top tips for being single on Valentines Day?!
Love yourself first and the rest will follow...

My Nominations (in no particular order)

5. Bambi The Style Hunter
6. Fresh Laces
7. Love and WARdrobe
8. Fangirls & Foundations
9. Miss Trend She
10. Glamour Glitter Gloss
11.  Frumpy to Funky

My Questions:

1. What is your favourite famous quote?
2. Who is your style icon?
3. Best beauty tip.
4. What has been your favourite birthday present?
5. What was your last jewellery buy?
6. Do you have any style predictions for 2014.
7. Who would you most like to meet. Dead or alive?
8. Who is your favourite blogger?
9. What does your typical blogging day consist of?
10. Who is your favourite fashion designer
11. Can you follow my blog :)

Thanks again to Emma from Tansy Pansy for nominating me, I had a great time writing this blog!

Good luck to all the nominees...

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Signature Bracelet Competition...

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"Every person has a signature. Just some people don't know it yet." ~ Rita Ora

This Signature bracelet features banded agate, black onyx and diamante rondels, strung on stretch elastic for a comfortable wear.
We are giving away 3 of these elegant bracelets in our #SIGNATURECOMP on Twitter.
Simply follow & RT the competition tweet.
The 3 lucky winners will be chosen in our Prize Draw at random 
within 24 hours of us reaching 4000 followers.

Good Luck!

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