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, […]

The Haunted Menagerie At The Creeping Museum

The Creeping Museum (featured previously at Haute Macabre) is the labor of love conceived between two friends in North Portland, whose mission is to help artists and independent creators give back to their communities by turning their strange and unusual work into tiny pieces of affordable art, for which to support wonderfully worthy causes. Their newest project, The […]

Slipped Stitches & Stitched Slips: Maude Nibelungen’s Evocative, Elegant Knitwear

Maude Nibelungen is a textile artist with a passion for knitting unique, wearable objects of desire–evocative, avant garde knits full of elegant contradictions, which are equally lovely as sultry loungewear in the boudoir or as unexpected, expressive streetwear–and which are also equally encouraged for all types of people and all of their wonderful bodies. In our interview, below, Maude stressed to me […]

Stacked: January/February 2018

Maika All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders If Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (one of my all-time favorite books) was a tale of dueling 19th century English magicians, then All the Birds in the Sky is the tale of a present day/near future duel between witchcraft and technology in the US. Only, […]

How To Wear A Date With A Monster

We’ve all been there. It’s Friday night, you’re tearing up your closet–shoes strewn all over the floor, blouses crumpled and flung all up in the ceiling fan. You’re growling and muttering anxious curses, butterflies flapping their stupid wings in your guts… and you just don’t know what to wear on your first date with that […]