Unlikely Therapy: Skeletor Is Love

*Channelling Sophia Petrillo*: “Picture it. Orlando. 2011.” I had retreated back to Florida after seven hellish years in New Jersey,  a desperately unhappy experience from which I was only just beginning to recover. Immediately upon my arrival back down south, I moved in with my sister and her new husband, who welcomed me with open […]

How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility – One Year Later

It’s Pride Month and nearly a year has passed since my essay, “How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility,” was first published here on Haute Macabre. So lately I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on that particular piece of writing which, to my surprise and subsequent joy, ended up helping more people than myself […]

Stacked April 2018: National Poetry Month Edition

April is National Poetry Month! In lieu of our regularly scheduled Stacked, wherein we discuss our favorite titles from the past month, the Haute Macabre staff will instead share some of their most loved poetry with you. Who are some of your favorite poets? Let us know in the comments! Sarah: A River Of Stars, […]

Post Mortem: April 2018

Haute Macabre’s offerings from April, 2018… Stacked: March 2018 Haute Macabre Shop Sale BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale Springtime Small Business Sponsors!  Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress: Robotic Arachnid Guardian Chic  Aural Fixation Painted Lady: Kate Moss by Paolo Roversi Elsa Lanchester, Herself (Interview And Book Giveaway) DollsKill 4/20 Sale Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

The Haute List :: $75 & Under

Spike Up Ring :: Velvet Cross Choker :: BCBG Key Hardware Bracelet Modcloth Carefree Cardigan :: AllSaints Zami Dress :: AllSaints Wreathed Top Cropped Moto Jacket :: Modcloth Rivet Skirt :: Cheap Monday Cardigan

She Has Waited Too Long

Photographed by Pauline Darley for Ever Magazine Model :: Clementine Levy Makeup :: Miss Mu // Hair :: Sophie Haise Styling :: Valerian Dousse & Clementine Levy Via Street Anatomy

Asher Levine Cruise S/S 2013

Asher Levine’s Spring/Summer 2013 Cruise line. Fails at: Cruisewear. Unless maybe they have fjord cruises. Succeeds At: Bringing the dip dye/ ombre/ tye-die trend into menswear without making me think Haight Ashbury.

The Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing Giveaway!

Exploring unfamiliar countries is exhilarating, but what happens after we’re done with historical monuments, popular hot spots and souvenir-shopping? How do we find alternatives to the beaten tourist path? How do we make the most of our trip instead of Bill-Murraying evenings away in hotel bars? In short, how do we get to truly know […]

The Haute List :: $50 & Under

Triple Cross Keeper Belt :: Shredder Gunmetal Earrings :: :: Geometry Earrings Ornate Cross Chain Top :: Lace Peplum Top :: Mesh Sweetheart Dress Wild Abandon Skirt :: Textured Lace Leggings :: Lace Up Platform Booties

Anne Sophie Madsen A/W 2012

In spite of some unrealistically scaled accessories, Anne Sophie Madsen’s Fall/Winter lookbook for 2012 is pretty awesome- the Mad Max knee pad garterbelt is amazing! Overall, though, what I find myself really wanting from this collection are the simple bleach-spattered basics underneath the crazy stuff- the pants and dresses.

Part I :: The Bloodmilk Bi-Annual Sale

The Fine Print :: † Does not include pieces with crystals, magnifying glass, or lookbook screenprints † The sale will begin and end in Eastern Standard Time † Enter the code DARKSUMMER5 for an additional 5% off at checkout, not in a private message

The Haute List :: $25 & Under

Skull Crossbody Bag :: Skull And Cross Earrings :: Cross Bracelets Cutout Bodycon Dress :: City Silhouette Tunic :: Cowl Neck Asymmetric Top Susan Ankle Boot :: Mock Stripe Tights :: Ankle Zip Faux Leather Pants