Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 356

Françoise Elizée Author of “Haiti Rediscovered” F rançoise Elizée is Haitian- born, currently residing in South Florida. She relocated to Miami at the age of 13 with her family. Françoise attended the University of Miami and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Master’s degree in International Business. Straight out of University she began working as a product research and development specialist at her family’s business “RIKA” – a food commodities brand on the Haitian market. Despite her new job, ©Pipe Yanguas Photography she always had a creative side that needed to be developed. In 2009, she launched her fashion label “Françoise Elizée,” a brand that focuses on exotic skin handbags and accessories. For the past two years she has been working on her latest creative project “Haiti Rediscovered.” Her first published book! “In light of what was reported in the news, after the President of the United States allegedly referred to “Haiti” in demeaning terms, its release date could not have been at a better time,” Francoise said.