Tuesday, 28 February 2012

25% discount at my shop...

Just enter MUMMY25 at the checkout to get 25% off all prints purchased before midnight on Tuesday 6th March.

Posted by: Miss R

Competition...

...I have a set of 4 of my newest prints to giveaway to one lucky follower including the 'You Are As Pretty As A Picture' print below. All you need to do is like my facebook page to be entered into March's competition. Like Ros Shiers Illustration (click on the link to the right) and you will automatically be entered into the draw. A winner will be announced on March 15th.
Good luck :)


Posted by: Miss R

Chanel - 'Shade Parade'...

Love this!

Posted by: Miss J

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Meadham Kirchhoff X Topshop NEWGEN T...

Debuting my new doll face Meadham Kirchhoff X Topshop NEWGEN T today...

Posted by: Miss J

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Proudly presenting Cabaret Camden...

Last Thursday I enjoyed drinks, dinner and burlesque beauties in a low lit, stylish setting at Proud Camden's new Cabaret club.  Yes Cabaret in Camden, a novel idea but one that I think has the potential to do very well. The south gallery, formerly Proud Kitchen, has been transformed into a ruby red den with chinoiserie silk ceilings and lamps, gilt birdcages, black leather banquette booths, corset clad waitresses and live music and glamourous entertainment to accompany your supper...


...A four part show complete with atmosphere inducing live singer as we arrived and during each interval,  compere {comedienne and cabaret extraodinaire} Vicious Delicious who was all the more hilarious when she dropped her faux french accent and applied her acerbic wit on unexpected members of the audience and five different showgirls with multiple routines/costume changes! Cocktails and canapes on arrival and a main course of Butternut Squash and Feta Risotto with Watercress and Parmesan Crisps which was delicious and a dessert of Chocolate Fondant - what's not to love?  Served by ostrich feather festooned waitresses who tottered around in stockings, suspenders and high heels navigating the packed space like pros as well as avoiding additional high heel risks of glitter, feathers, petals and champagne as the performances played out.  With international burlesque acts Betsy Rose, Annette Bette Kellow, Coco Deville, and my personal fave Banbury Cross {you know I have a soft spot for all things Marilyn - she moonlights as an impersonator} taking the stage. As the show went on the performances got a little darker with latex lover Marnie Scarlet ending the evening with an altogether more surreal, fetish take on Cabaret - go see for yourself! http://www.proudcamden.com/kitchen 
 {Betsy Rose}
{Annette Bette Kellow}
{Banbury Cross}
{Banbury Cross}
...and finally in the words of the original cabaret queen herself, Miss Liza Minnelli...
"Life is a cabaret old chum, welcome to the Cabaret!"

Posted by: Miss J

Monday, 20 February 2012

Sh*t Fashion Girls Say at New York Fashion Week...

The Platform's Patrick Pope or should I say P'Trique is back for another hilarious fashion parody and it is #Totes Amaze!  



Personal favourite one liners include - 
'I don't do standing'
'If this outfit doesn't get me on a street style blog I give up!'
'She said she was wearing Jason Wu... it was Jason Wu for Target'
'If you're not in the first two rows you do not matter'
'These are cab to curb heels only'
'My intern was seated better than me'
'Ergh, cobble stones'
'I'm not riding the bus'

Posted by: Miss J

Sunday, 19 February 2012

M.I.A - 'Bad Girls'...

...Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well. Live fast, die young bad girls do it well...

Posted by: Miss J

Moschino Cheap & Chic LFW Debut - 'Make up Your Life!'...

...yesterday I was lucky enough to attend Moschino Cheap & Chic's first ever show at LFW and put on a show they did.  Housed at a beautiful building on Portland Place, on arrival I was greeted by the gorgeous Miss S, a glass on champagne was placed in my hand and I made my way into a room that had been decorated with an array of beautiful blooms, neon lips and several movie star make-up mirror areas where models were getting preened for the show. Seated in director's chairs that bared the collection's fun-pun slogan 'Make up your Life' on the back or 'Smile, Talk, Kiss, Drink, Laugh, Eat' this was a lovely touch giving the attendees a feeling of being backstage.  The cornicing and chandeliers on the ground floor were sensational too...


...As we made our way into the black and white chequerboard tiled hallway a rainbow neon installation echoed the 'Smile, Laugh, Talk, Drink, Shout, Eat, Kiss' of the chairs - very cool.  And up the sweeping staircase to the 1st floor and the intimate catwalk complete with macaroon shade seating and more exquisite chandeliers and don't get me started about the baby blue walls with white baroque detailing.  I want to live in a house like this {one can but dream}.  The show soundtrack was provided by a live acoustic performance from Lianne La Havas of 'Forget'.  Dressed in pieces from the collection we were about to see - what a lovely surprise!  Alexa Chung was FROW wearing a beaut pair of J W Anderson paisley print pants, as well as a host of super stylists, editors and bloggers...



...and onto the show, a playful winter pastel palette reigned with a particular leaning towards nude shades, makeup references as print protagonist, patchwork panel lace, a textural fabric mix of rainbow furs, crochet, maxi sequin pailettes and fun liquorice allsort-esque make up prints.  Glitter pouts / smiles and bouffant beehives completed the modern fifties feeling models beauty look.  For me this is a brand that is so suited to showing in London, with it's kooky, quirky cool - let's hope they are here to stay...



...Moschino Cheap & Chic finale - Make up your face! Make up your life too!


video


Posted by: Miss J

Cover Lover - The Gentlewoman no.5...

Just picked up a copy of the latest The Gentlewoman magazine, with Christy Turlington on cover lover duties - oh wow! Particularly looking forward to the Tilda Swinton interview - perfect Sunday afternoon reading.

Posted by: Miss J

Current Model Crush - Karlie Kloss and her incredible body...

Shot and directed by ShowStudio supremo Nick Knight and starring Karlie Kloss and her kick ass figure showcasing ten years worth of Topshop Newgen hook ups.  The video plays out to a cut up version of Roxy Music's 'Love is the Drug' and features archive designs by David Koma, Richard Nicoll, Meadham Kirchhoff, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou and Ashish - who else can you spot?... 



...and whilst we are on the subject of Miss Kloss, here she is striking a pose in Prada S/S 2012 on the cover of the March edition of Vogue Australia shot by Kai Z Feng and styled by fashion editor Naomi Smith, the shoot inside is equally appealing...

Posted by: Miss J

Friday, 17 February 2012

ROS SHIERS HQ finally embraces the world of social networking....

After many months of Miss J rubbing her head in frustration as to why I did not have a twitter account or facebook page for my business I have finally seen sense and joined Twitter and Facebook. Thank you Miss J for your help!
To celebrate I will now be having a monthly competition giving away a goodie bag of prints, greetings cards etc to one lucky person at the end of each month. So please like me on facebook (Ros Shiers Illustration) or follow on twitter (@RosShiers) to be alerted about how to enter, when the competition is being drawn and who the lucky winner is.


Posted by: Miss R

Foot Fetish Friday - Pompadour Pumps...

Supersize bejeweled buckle - check. Square toe - check. Extended slipper vamp - check.  High heel and lower block heel versions. Metallic leather brights. Styled with lurex ankle socks and embellished with 3D leather flowers - optional.  French King Louis XV would have loved Marc Jacobs A/W 2012 footwear, they would have gone down a storm in Versailles - pompadour perfect.

{images - www.style.com}
Posted by: Miss J

Cabaret comes to Camden...

Last night I went to the launch of the new cabaret club at Proud Camden and it didn't disappoint.  I will be posting a full review shortly about our delicious dinner and all round ambience with lots of action shots from the beautiful burlesque ladies who performed but thought I would just whet your appetite with the below...

Posted by: Miss J

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Be mine, be mine...

...be mine Prada Valentine - his and hers angelic robots...


...Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling Prada Valentine - bejewelled bears...


...Happy Bijoux Valentine's Day!

Posted by: Miss J

Monday, 13 February 2012

Cover Lover - W Magazine March 2012...

Steven Klein reveals the two sides of Miss Moss {or should I say Mrs Jamie Hince} on the cover of W magazine March 2012.  Angelic v.s devilish. Good girl v.s bad biatch.  Virginal white v.s gothic black lace. Which will you choose?...

Posted by: Miss J

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Trend Twins - Snake Bite...

Serpent styling seems to be the accessory of choice for Spring 2012 with Lanvin and Oyster magazine casting snakes as well as models in their shoots.  Several snakes 'charm' the Lanvin ladies {and guys} in the Steven Meisel shot Spring 2012 ad campaign and Daisy Lowe smolders on the cover and inside Oyster 96 photographed by Will Davidson.


Posted by: Miss J

Friday, 10 February 2012

Foot Fetish Friday - So I Sneak...

... to the office / after party? Bejewelled brogue boots with a nod to all you sneaker pimps with those padded high top tongue design details.

Givenchy A/W 2012
{images - www.style.com}
Posted by: Miss J

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Campaign Cult - Prabal Gurung Spring 2012...

Ultraviolet Purple Prabal! Candice Swanepoel shot by Daniel Jackson and styled by Tiina Laakkonen.  Strike a pose.

Posted by: Miss J

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Campaign Cult - Lust for Lanvin...

So for A/W 2011 it was Karen Elson et al dancing to Pittbull and for S/S 2012 Alber has done it again with a dinner party disco of beauties as well as live snakes in the below campaign video. Again shot by Steven Meisel this season is soundtracked by 'Cookieman' the first single from Maxine Ashley, the 18-year-old Bronx-born Pharell Williams prodigy - enjoy!

Posted by: Miss J

Friday, 3 February 2012

Foot Fetish Friday - Selfridges Sale Sandals...

I love a bargain and so I was pretty pleased when I spied these Dries Van Noten S/S 2011 beauties in the Selfridges January sale.  I debuted them on thursday night when I went to Purl {again - it's becoming my new favourite place for cocktails} in Marylebone.  Not the most sensible of footwear choices when London has seen temperatures plummeting to minus degrees but hey don't they look pretty and they tap into the holographic trend seen on the S/S 2012 catwalks too.

Posted by: Miss J

Hot Rod Heaven...

Love this.
Posted by: Miss J