StyleRocker Lis: bringing startup skills to sub-saharan Africa

Welcome to the third of our StyleRockers profile pieces.

Lis (Elisa) Chan is the next in our series. Having worked extensively in the online marketing space, Lis recently decided to throw it all in and spend some time as a volunteer working in sub-saharan Africa, where she focused on improving the nutrition of those with HIV & malnutrition. Certainly a long way from her usual tech & luxury habitat, Lis relished the experience and the way she was able bring her business-building skills to the a community environment. Lis is a fan of StyleRocks, owning several pieces, and is looking forward to a paying job again so she can purchase some more.

These pictures from Lis’ shoot demonstrate her love for all things purple…and pink!

Sydney’s Hyde Park was the location for our shoot with Lis.

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Wearing the very cool silver sunglasses necklace

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Wearing rose gold ring with pink pearl (on right hand), pink pearl necklace & white pearl necklace as bracelets, pink shepherd hook earrings, silver sunglasses necklace

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Wearing the stunning round amethyst ring and emerald cut pink sapphire ring, both in sterling silver

Here we see the round amethyst ring and emerald cut pink sapphire ringrose gold ring with pink pearlpink pearl necklace & white pearl necklace as bracelets

Again, all images by Jade Warne.

Lis answered our Q&A below:

WHAT ARE YOUR 3 JEWELLERY ESSENTIALS?

Ring, necklace and bracelet. I’m currently coveting this rose gold & pink spinel diamond halo ring from StyleRocks!

WHERE DID YOU SPEND YOUR TIME THIS SUMMER?

In Zambia.

CITY WITH YOUR FAVOURITE JEWELLERY MEMORIES?                                      

New York! Saving up my salary from my first job I used to money towards a my first trip to New York and bought my first Tiffany item at the 5th Ave flagship store, it was a classical Return To Tiffany’s bracelet!

FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT/DRINK?

Filicudi’s in Five Dock, it is a local secret hidden gem, typical family ran business and they make the best Penne Granchi.

IS THERE A PARTICULAR STYLE OR JEWELLERY TREND YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE WOMEN WEARING.         

Colours! One thing I’ve grown to love during my time in Africa is all the different types of colours the local women wear be it in their jewellery or clothes.

FAVOURITE PLACE TO SHOP ONLINE?                                                                          

 I am a bit of a mixed bag but if I really had to choose one then I do like Polyvore because it gives me ample choices from a variety of online stores.

WHAT ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?   

Love Hangover by Shewanda Riley.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED PIECE OF JEWELLERY?                                  

My Hermes Cadenas Kelly Necklace, it’s simple but a classic timeless piece that I can wear on any occasion.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2014, ANY BIG DREAMS, NEW DESTINATIONS OR PLANS IN THE PIPELINE?

Having lived in Zambia for the past 4 months I am keeping my 2014 plans very open at the moment. I don’t know what is in the pipeline but whatever is to come I’m sure it will be an awesome year. I do hope to travel a bit more and South America is definitely on the “to do list!”

WHICH 5 PEOPLE (dead or alive) WOULD YOU LIKE TO INVITE TO DINNER & WHY? 

Having been away from home for so long I’ll have to say my close friends CC, Dennis, Elaine and my parents.

 

Biography: Lis (Elisa) Chan

Born and raised in Sydney, Lis Chan is a seasoned marketer in the tech start-up space across tourism, eCommerce and technology industries with businesses ranging from early stage start-ups to publicly listed companies

In November 2013 she moved to a Sub Saharan African country called Zambia to take on a volunteer project working on a project in conjunction with USAID to improve the nutrition of HIV and Malnourished patients.

She absolutely loves travelling and has travelled to over 30 countries in the world and loves chocolates and desserts!

 

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