Elsa Lanchester, Herself (Interview And Book Giveaway)

It’s hard to know when imagery so striking, so wonderfully eerie, so utterly iconoclastic as the one presented by Elsa Lanchester as The Bride of Frankenstein, first becomes embedded in one’s memory. When was I not aware of this astonishing creature, this electric-tressed beauty, robed in ghostly whites and the most elegant bandages ever glimpsed […]

Stacked March 2018

shelfie via @samanthamacabre S. Elizabeth Difficult Women by Roxane Gay I’m interested by Roxane Gay’s choice of words with regard to the titular “difficult” women. These are stories of complex, complicated women, for sure. Traumatized women in most, cases, if not all. Violence, abuse, betrayal; agony, anger, helplessness, hopelessness–these themes weave throughout the stories, a […]

Wendy Nichol Spring / Summer 2018: Death For Dinner

Getting outfitted to meet one’s maker is an intensely personal business, we can certainly do better than to begin and end with every mother’s insistence of a clean pair of underwear! If you are indeed to sup with the Grim Reaper before heading off into parts unknown, I think it better to leave a lasting […]

How To Wear The Vernal Equinox

I’ll admit, I never had much of an appreciation for spring until I moved to New Jersey in 2004. Until that time, I had spent the last twenty years in the semi-tropics and spring was, at best, laughable. There were no gusty lions or meek lambs and April showers most certainly did not lead to […]

ANTM Horror Story

To be honest, I haven’t watched a single episode of the glorious baloney that is America’s Next Top Model since 2009, but they may have re-kindled my interest with a spooky horror story-themed, “Scared By Fierce” photo shoot in Episode 4 of Cycle 24. “Scared By Fierce”! I am screaming. With laughter. Is this seriously what […]

Through A Powerful Looking Glass: The 2018 Pirelli Calendar

If there was ever a time that we, collectively, needed to see a new take on an old story, it is most definitely now. Which of course begs the question, “Is there ever a bad time to view an old tale through a different lens?” Of course not. But if you haven’t yet begun the work […]

Post Mortem: February 2018

Haute Macabre’s offerings from February 2018… How To Wear: An Afternoon Spent Indoors Reading When You’d Previously Planned To Leave The House Haute Macabre Staff Favorites 2017: Sam’s Picks Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: S. Elizabeth’s Picks Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: Maika’s Picks Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: Sonya’s Picks Haute […]

Drag Me To Hell (A Very Special How To Wear)

AKA How To Wear A Vindictive Feeling About An Unsolicited Internet Comment Wherein Someone Advised Me That I Need Jesus. I had a whole thing written out about a stupid situation that happened last week, but you know what? Internet commenters aren’t worth it! I deleted the whole thing and cackled madly, all the while. Instead, […]