Rose Noir creates bespoke clothing for individuals, mainly for burlesque and cabaret performing, photos or editorial work, and ‘swooning around’ event or evening-ware.
Rose really loves collaborating with a client and helping to develop ideas. Although this varies every time, she always starts by assembling a large collection of visual research specific to the project. She sometimes works from sketches, choreography, music, or a single idea, such as “how do we turn a sailor into a lady”. No matter what stage of development you’re in with your project, don’t be afraid, it’s never too early to be in touch and we’d love to hear from you! Rose is always concerned with helping the client to fulfil their dreams and wishes with the project. She often recieves feedback that she has helped improve their ideas and is happy if the client is happy.
Rose often works with individuals to create a branding for themselves; a cohesive aesthetic for their character or persona that spans all of their looks. This sometimes involves restyling or adapting existing pieces from their wardrobe. A few performers she has helped with branding are Peggy De Lune, Miss Kitty Pearl and Frankie Lynn.
Also known as designer Kelli Des Jarlais, Rose’s training in scenic and costume design for the stage has contributed to her theatrical flare. Her designs have been featured in the Battle of Burlesque, the World Burlesque Games, and The Tassel Club among many other appearances around the UK and Spain. Rose has always been a lover of corsets and vintage chic. She someday hopes to be from the 1950′s. Her personal tastes are for things dramatic, striking, polished, and luxurious but she tends to enjoy and find beauty in what is appropriate. Often, if something is just right for the client or project, it is beautiful even it it’s aesthitic is not so. Rose is a designer and maker, but most of all loves fantasising something wonderful and helping it become real.
Rose has been nominated for best costume design by the Off West End Theatre Awards and was set and costume designer for the team awarded World’s Best Design Team 2009 at World Stage Design in Seoul.