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The Enfield Poltergeist

by on Apr.24, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Perhaps due to the famed medium Lorraine Warren passing this week, I’ve been back inside a deep rabbit hole of The Enfield Poltergeist, one of the most (if not the most) heavily documented hauntings of all time. Lorraine has little, if anything, to do with this case in particular, she and her husband were only briefly involved, but the recent news of her death dominoed me back in to this story.

I am fairly certain that the majority of you are already familiar with the case, as it was the inspiration behind The Conjuring II and Poltergeist, but a brief introduction just in case:

The Enfield Poltergeist plagued a family in the London suburb of Enfield in the late 1970s, with the center of activity focused on Janet, the youngest daughter. It has been hypothesized that poltergeist activity is triggered by puberty, especially around girls. An energetic manifestation of the hormone time-bomb of that age, Janet was the locus, and also possibly the actual source of activity. Most of the happenings, including the guttural voice that would speak through Janet, would almost never happen if any of the investigators were looking directly at the children or in the room, leading many to believe that it was all an elaborate hoax put on by the children.

The two men that were the main paranormal investigators on this case, Guy Playfair and Maurice Gross, both members of the Society for Psychical Research, believed in the actual presence of this entity, although they did catch Janet on more than one occasion contributing to some of the tricks. The poltergeist moved furniture, tossed objects about the rooms and through walls and floors, threw the children (especially Janet) from their beds, levitated her, pooled water, flicked lights on and off. The investigators were in the home morning through night almost daily, and documented each day thoroughly.

My take on this case is that it’s a mixed bag: I do believe that there was something not of this realm happening there, but I also think that the children were enjoying the attention that the activity was giving them, and they may have amped up the stakes a bit. What has always struck me is the total lack of reaction by the children in the videos of Janet channeling the Voice. Were they so desensitized by the constant activity that it didn’t even phase them any longer? I’ve been watching these videos for days now, and still find that the most unsettling part. The most compelling evidence is that an actual police officer that was called in early on in the activity witnessed a chair moving on its own, and filed a formal report on the incident.

For further and much more detailed accounts and overviews of the Enfield Poltergeist, I recommend the two part episode from Last Podcast on the Left, and the book This House is Haunted by Guy Playfair, one of the main paranormal investigators involved in the case. I will admit that I abandoned this book with about 50 pages remaining: it is not a face paced or even truly engaging read, but more of a specific play-by-play of the nineteen months of events.

Below are a number of the videos I’ve been watching the last few days that I wanted to share. I am always curious what other’s take on this story is, so please share your with me in the comments!




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The Enfield Poltergeist

by on Apr.24, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Perhaps due to the famed medium Lorraine Warren passing this week, I’ve been back inside a deep rabbit hole of The Enfield Poltergeist, one of the most (if not the most) heavily documented hauntings of all time. Lorraine has little, if anything, to do with this case in particular, she and her husband were only briefly involved, but the recent news of her death dominoed me back in to this story.

I am fairly certain that the majority of you are already familiar with the case, as it was the inspiration behind The Conjuring II and Poltergeist, but a brief introduction just in case:

The Enfield Poltergeist plagued a family in the London suburb of Enfield in the late 1970s, with the center of activity focused on Janet, the youngest daughter. It has been hypothesized that poltergeist activity is triggered by puberty, especially around girls. An energetic manifestation of the hormone time-bomb of that age, Janet was the locus, and also possibly the actual source of activity. Most of the happenings, including the guttural voice that would speak through Janet, would almost never happen if any of the investigators were looking directly at the children or in the room, leading many to believe that it was all an elaborate hoax put on by the children.

The two men that were the main paranormal investigators on this case, Guy Playfair and Maurice Gross, both members of the Society for Psychical Research, believed in the actual presence of this entity, although they did catch Janet on more than one occasion contributing to some of the tricks. The poltergeist moved furniture, tossed objects about the rooms and through walls and floors, threw the children (especially Janet) from their beds, levitated her, pooled water, flicked lights on and off. The investigators were in the home morning through night almost daily, and documented each day thoroughly.

My take on this case is that it’s a mixed bag: I do believe that there was something not of this realm happening there, but I also think that the children were enjoying the attention that the activity was giving them, and they may have amped up the stakes a bit. What has always struck me is the total lack of reaction by the children in the videos of Janet channeling the Voice. Were they so desensitized by the constant activity that it didn’t even phase them any longer? I’ve been watching these videos for days now, and still find that the most unsettling part. The most compelling evidence is that an actual police officer that was called in early on in the activity witnessed a chair moving on its own, and filed a formal report on the incident.

For further and much more detailed accounts and overviews of the Enfield Poltergeist, I recommend the two part episode from Last Podcast on the Left, and the book This House is Haunted by Guy Playfair, one of the main paranormal investigators involved in the case. I will admit that I abandoned this book with about 50 pages remaining: it is not a face paced or even truly engaging read, but more of a specific play-by-play of the nineteen months of events.

Below are a number of the videos I’ve been watching the last few days that I wanted to share. I am always curious what other’s take on this story is, so please share your with me in the comments!




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The Enfield Poltergeist

by on Apr.24, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Perhaps due to the famed medium Lorraine Warren passing this week, I’ve been back inside a deep rabbit hole of The Enfield Poltergeist, one of the most (if not the most) heavily documented hauntings of all time. Lorraine has little, if anything, to do with this case in particular, she and her husband were only briefly involved, but the recent news of her death dominoed me back in to this story.

I am fairly certain that the majority of you are already familiar with the case, as it was the inspiration behind The Conjuring II and Poltergeist, but a brief introduction just in case:

The Enfield Poltergeist plagued a family in the London suburb of Enfield in the late 1970s, with the center of activity focused on Janet, the youngest daughter. It has been hypothesized that poltergeist activity is triggered by puberty, especially around girls. An energetic manifestation of the hormone time-bomb of that age, Janet was the locus, and also possibly the actual source of activity. Most of the happenings, including the guttural voice that would speak through Janet, would almost never happen if any of the investigators were looking directly at the children or in the room, leading many to believe that it was all an elaborate hoax put on by the children.

The two men that were the main paranormal investigators on this case, Guy Playfair and Maurice Gross, both members of the Society for Psychical Research, believed in the actual presence of this entity, although they did catch Janet on more than one occasion contributing to some of the tricks. The poltergeist moved furniture, tossed objects about the rooms and through walls and floors, threw the children (especially Janet) from their beds, levitated her, pooled water, flicked lights on and off. The investigators were in the home morning through night almost daily, and documented each day thoroughly.

My take on this case is that it’s a mixed bag: I do believe that there was something not of this realm happening there, but I also think that the children were enjoying the attention that the activity was giving them, and they may have amped up the stakes a bit. What has always struck me is the total lack of reaction by the children in the videos of Janet channeling the Voice. Were they so desensitized by the constant activity that it didn’t even phase them any longer? I’ve been watching these videos for days now, and still find that the most unsettling part. The most compelling evidence is that an actual police officer that was called in early on in the activity witnessed a chair moving on its own, and filed a formal report on the incident.

For further and much more detailed accounts and overviews of the Enfield Poltergeist, I recommend the two part episode from Last Podcast on the Left, and the book This House is Haunted by Guy Playfair, one of the main paranormal investigators involved in the case. I will admit that I abandoned this book with about 50 pages remaining: it is not a face paced or even truly engaging read, but more of a specific play-by-play of the nineteen months of events.

Below are a number of the videos I’ve been watching the last few days that I wanted to share. I am always curious what other’s take on this story is, so please share your with me in the comments!




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A PSA, A Rant, A Declaration, and An Email You Didn’t Expect in Your Inbox

by on Apr.23, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Instagram has rewired my brain.

It is the first thing I do when I wake up, it is the last thing I do when I go to sleep. I don’t actually enjoy it: my eyes hurt from the glowing screen, my hands cramp from holding my phone up constantly, and my psychological state has declined dramatically.

Moments are no longer experienced. Moments are viewed, captured, posted, promoted, shared, storied. There is a constant sense of anxiety and urgency, resulting in rewards of likes and comments or blows to the ego when a post bombs. Any sense of prediction has been diminished: connection with the audience is no longer determined by a personal preference but by an automated expectation of what you may potentially want to see. It creates fears of scarcity, of comparison, and it is all an illusion.

I am aware that it will have a negative impact on my well-being, and yet I do it anyway. I set time allowances on my phone so that I don’t have the app open for more an allotted amount of time daily, I plan posts in advance, I only scroll the first few images in my feed and do my best not to endlessly and mindlessly rabbit hole. None of it works, and it’s actively chipping away at the sense of pride and community that I’ve always felt on Haute Macabre.

With all of this in mind, I am shifting focus to a more personal forum. It absolutely does not mean that the HM IG page (or even my personal page) will no longer be active, it is still a necessary beast of burden to maintain them.

Some of you are subscribed to the Haute Macabre newsletter, and receive an email each time a post is made here on the blog. I have next to no control over that email, it is solely an automatically generated feed that shoots off whenever we publish. What I am currently working on is a more personalized newsletter: something that will summarize the blog postings, the shop updates, personal notes from myself and the Haute Macabre Team, events, and whatever else may pique our interest. This will not replace the blog at all, in fact, I’m hoping that it will enhance it, as I shift my intentions back towards the dedicated core here as opposed the micro posts that social media has whittled down & monopolized my attention span.

By tomorrow morning, I’ll be importing the current subscriber list from here on Haute Macabre onto that feed, and you will receive a notification in your inbox requesting a subscription confirmation.

Please feel free to stick with whichever option you prefer: if you would only like to receive emails when we post an article here on HM.com, you are in no way obliged to subscribe to the other feed, or vice versa. There is not yet have a schedule for these mailings, nor a specified format, so hopefully we can organically grow together to make it into something that will enrich our collective experiences here.

As always, thank you for creating this place with me, and for more than decade of support and encouragement.
Samantha


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It Wasn’t Just a Phase + Occultation: Two New Fragrances in the Haute Macabre // Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Collection + Spring Pre-Orders Now Open

by on Apr.22, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Haute Macabre’s latest collaboration with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is now available for pre-orders in the Apothecary.

IT WASN’T JUST A PHASE
7-year aged patchouli and polished black cedar with midnight-black vegetal musk, fossilized amber, Spanish moss, and nagarmotha.

OCCULTATION
Black velvet oudh, indigo musk, smoked patchouli, golden myrrh, and tree moss.

Pre-orders will be open now through midnight on the night of Tuesday, April 30, with fulfilment in late May in the Haute Macabre Apothecary.


HAUTE MACABRE
Oak leaf, bourbon vanilla, almond husk, and black leather accord darkened by a 13-year aged black patchouli.

AS ABOVE
Leather drenched with white patchouli, oak bark, bourbon vanilla, bitter almond, and Moroccan jasmine

SO BELOW
Amber and black copal with black coconut, Sumatran red patchouli, green cardamom pod, and golden musk.

ESBAT
The silent rays of the full moon piercing the shadows of an ancient grove: a ragged canopy of moonflower and morning glory, dew-touched mosses creeping over gnarled oak roots, and shimmering beams of mugwort, cuckoo flower, and rose mallow.

MUMMIES OF MEXICO CITY
Church incense, ornate gold, old lace, and dust. A sacred, secret scent, recalling residual whispers of incense settling into the ancient, forgotten dust.

LAUREL HILL
Mountain laurel petals limned in pale pink settling among boughs of hemlock, soft mosses, and dark lichens.

BURYING POINT
Damp clusters of brown patchouli, dried maple leaves, black sage, spikenard, and curled, misshapen mandrake roots

ST. LOUIS #1
Drooping Spanish moss and crumbling marble, sweet olive blossom, 13-year aged black patchouli, and offerings of Bay Rum, Florida water, and tobacco

Vist the Haute Macabre Apothecary to place your pre-order


Our hair gloss collection combines Tahitian Moni, Camelina Oil, Argan Oil, and Karanja oil to give your mane a gleaming finishing shine without leaving it weighed-down or greasy. Camelina Oil provides a protective coating for the hair follicles, argan oil nourishes stressed hair, enhances elasticity, and repairs cellular damage to the hair strand itself, and a touch of monoi oil adds moisture and enhances softness.

To use: spray lightly onto wet or dry hair Your hair will be silkier, shinier, glossier, more vibrant, and frizz-free. Black Phoenix’s Hair Gloss is paraben and sulfate free, and contains no petro-chemicals, no GMOs, and no triclosan.

Haute Macabre’s Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection is 100% cruelty free.

Pre-orders will be open now through midnight on the night of Tuesday, April 30, with fulfilment in late May in the Haute Macabre Apothecary.


 

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Under the Pink: Rose Quartz in the Haute Macabre Shop

by on Apr.19, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Named for the wild ground phlox, or the “Moss Pink”,  one of the spring’s first blooms, April’s Full Moon is called The Pink Moon, and seemed the perfect time to release these Rose Quartz lovers into the wild.


Rose Quartz Sphere 1

A great and powerful healer of the heart, a mend for our broken hand hardened hearts, Rose Quartz dissolves the walls we have built around ourselves to allow love to enter. Allowing love is one of the most difficult acts to accomplish, shedding the fear and apprehension is more difficult than it should be. We engage in destructive behavior so easily, and yet find it so difficult to accept kindness, affection, love in all forms, something that is going to be the most rewarding act is met with the most aversion and apprehension.

Rose Quartz assists in lowering the gates and drawbridges of protection that have isolated us, without being abrasive or intrusive. It gently soothes the pain of the heart, a balm for grief and despair, a relief for trauma, and on a softer note, amplifies compassion, harmony, and soul connection. I personally have pieces of rose quartz throughout my bedroom, and will drop it in the tub with me when I am feeling particularly frayed and guarded to help me to come down from the tower I have locked myself within.

The Rose Quartz Collection is now available in the Haute Macabre Shop



Flame Point: 7″ tall, 4″ across as its widest point, and is 1.5″ thick, $167.


Free Form 1 measures (approximately) 5″ tall, 3″ across as its widest point, and has an 8″ circumference at its widest point, $58.


Free Form 2 measures 5.25″ tall, 3.5″ across as its widest point, and has a 8.5″ circumference at its widest point, $57


Free Form 3 measures 4.5″ tall, 3″ across as its widest point, and has an 8.5″ circumference at its widest point, $50


Free Form 4 measures 4.25″ tall, and has an 8″ circumference at its widest point, $46


Free Form 6 measures 4.25″ tall, 4″ across as its widest point, and has an 8″circumference at its widest point, $43


Free Form 7 measures 4″ tall, 2.5″ across as its widest point, and has a 7″circumference at its widest point, $34


Free Form 8 measures 4.5″ tall, 2.5″ across as its widest point, and has a 6.5″circumference at its widest point, $31


Free Form 9 measures 3.5″ tall, 2.5″ across as its widest point, and has a 7″circumference at its widest point, $30


Free Form 10 measures 4″ tall, 2.5″ across as its widest point, and has a 7″circumference at its widest point, $29.


Free Form 11 measures 4″ tall, 2.25″ across as its widest point, and has a 6.5″circumference at its widest point, $28.


Free Form 12 measures 4″ tall, 2/5″ across as its widest point, and has a 6.5″circumference at its widest point, $28



Sphere 1 measures in circumference 12 3/4″


Sphere 2 measures in 10 1/4″ in circumference and will be $76.


Sphere 3 measures 10 1/4″ in circumference and will be $77.


Sphere 4 measures 9″ in circumference and will be $49.


Sphere 5 measures 8.5″ n circumference and will be $43


Sphere 6 measures 8.25″ in circumference and will be $40


Sphere 7 measures 8″ in circumference and will be $33


Sphere 8 measures 7 1/2″ in circumference and will be $30


Sphere 9 measures 7 1/4″ in circumference and will be $26


Sphere 10 measures 7″ in circumference


Sphere 11 measures 6 1/2″ in circumference


Sphere 12 measures 5 3/4″ in circumference and will be $19.


Sphere 13 measures 5 1/2″ in circumference and will be $19.


The Rose Quartz Collection is now available in the
Haute Macabre Shop


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New Sponsor: Seeking the Witch: Traditional Tales and Everyday Magic

by on Apr.18, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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At The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic, real magic – gritty, sink-your-teeth-into-it, beautiful magic – is in story, is in art, is in folklore. It’s in an ancient charm for protection against storms, and in the crafting of a poem that captures that power. It’s in the garden you keep, in the silver on your fingers, in the fairy tales and legends you still remember, and tell again and again, because you need to.

Witches know this, and they dance through your garden and through your tales, telling you with their footsteps and songs what you need to know. The new course Seeking the Witch: Traditional Tales and Everyday Magic (May 1st – June 5th) will open the gates to a community of like-minded, passionate dreamers and creators. The lectures and discussions will provide both inspiration and direction for the storytelling process, while the weekly quests will help you produce a collection of stories through poetry and photographs, spoken word and videos. And, of course, you’ll learn to talk about fairy tales, legends, and folklore like a pro!

At its heart, this course is about enchantment and connection. In a Carterhaugh course, enchantment exists at the crossroads of knowledge and wonder – it’s a deep dive into folklore, a place where you can find the imagination and courage to see it reflected and refracted onto your own life story.

The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic is an online center for classes on fairy tales, folklore, and fantastic literature created in 2016. Its founders, Dr. Sara Cleto and Dr. Brittany Warman, both earned PhDs in English and Folklore from The Ohio State University. They are specialists in folk narrative, creative writers with numerous publications, and best friends who occasionally make horrible faces at each other, make fun of each other mercilessly, and laugh like drunken pixies.

Find The Carterhaugh School on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

Registration is open for Seeking the Witch until April 30th at midnight!
You may register by clicking here


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Mythical Characters In Gucci Gowns: Christopher Smith For Another Man Magazine

by on Apr.16, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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For the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Another Man, shape-shifting self-portrait artist, Christopher Smith, an Instagram artist with an eye shaped primarily by fashion photography and whose bio simply states “me in my bedroom,” embodies eight mythical characters who inhabit the fantastical regions and metaphorical terrain that love must navigate in 1654’s La Carte de Tendre. Conceived by French novelist Madeline de Scudéry, this fanciful, allegorical geography inspired Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

For their Spring/Summer 2019 issue, Another Man Magazine felt it was time to “…revisit and reimagine the ancient art of mapping matters of the heart,” and working with Smith, this tender vision is brought to life with a stunning gallery both lensed by and starring Smith…who, naturally, is garbed in glamorous Gucci for each stunning portrayal of the various denizens of these imaginary lands. See below for the rest of the breathtaking photo spread!

(via Another Man Magazine)


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Mythical Characters In Gucci Gowns: Christopher Smith For Another Man Magazine

by on Apr.16, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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For the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Another Man, shape-shifting self-portrait artist, Christopher Smith, an Instagram artist with an eye shaped primarily by fashion photography and whose bio simply states “me in my bedroom,” embodies eight mythical characters who inhabit the fantastical regions and metaphorical terrain that love must navigate in 1654’s La Carte de Tendre. Conceived by French novelist Madeline de Scudéry, this fanciful, allegorical geography inspired Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

For their Spring/Summer 2019 issue, Another Man Magazine felt it was time to “…revisit and reimagine the ancient art of mapping matters of the heart,” and working with Smith, this tender vision is brought to life with a stunning gallery both lensed by and starring Smith…who, naturally, is garbed in glamorous Gucci for each stunning portrayal of the various denizens of these imaginary lands. See below for the rest of the breathtaking photo spread!

(via Another Man Magazine)


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How To Wear Your Longing For Senpai To Notice You

by on Apr.15, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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It’s a powerful thing, to be noticed, isn’t it? To have the gaze of a Fascinating Creature fall upon you, even just for a moment. Maybe that moment is a fleeting one-off, and  never happens again. Or maybe they never become aware of your existence at all. (Maybe you move on. Maybe you hold a grudge. Not gonna say which camp I fall into!) Or maybe…just maybe…both your orbit and that of the object of your fixation sync up, and in sharing common space and common interests and a few friendly words, a bond is formed, a relationship develops. Your idol is maybe, possibly, now a friend? You’d probably die if they ever found out how you obsessed over them initially, and anyway, now that you’re not so far away as to be blinded by their amazing, shining excellence, you’re close up enough to bask in the glow of their friendship and their humanity– and you see that they’re actually just a normal person, just like you. Or an abnormal person, just like you!

I’ve been involved in all of those scenarios. Sometimes I find it’s better not to be noticed; I mean, in some instances you’re like, “what now?” “Now they know I’m alive because I said something interesting or funny that got their attention, and they commented with an LOL and a laughing emoji, and OH MY GOD I CAN’T KEEP THIS LEVEL OF ENTERTAINMENT UP I’M JUST A DUMB POTATO THIS IS TOO MUCH PRESSURE. Sometimes it’s just better to worship these folks from afar, I think. Maybe just buy that scarf they artfully blogged about that one time, and every time you wear that scarf and someone compliments it, you smile a little, and feel a small closeness to them, like “thanks for the rad recommendation, my sorta-but-not-really-probably-actually-never friend!”

Well, I suppose now you’re like, what the hell Sarah. You’re a massive cringe-y dork and you’re also maybe a low-key stalker and why do you always have to make things weird? I don’t know? I guess it’s my super power? So in the spirit of me never not being a dork, and forever making things weird, here are three looks for getting senpai to notice me. I know the title said “…notice you”, but you’ll just have to put yourself in my shoes for this one. Also in the interest of not making things too weird…I’m not using the names* of my idols (wouldn’t you feel weird about seeing your name in print, with a link back to some stranger saying HEY LOOK AT ME) but what I will do is link to an item that each of these amazing folks has created and is selling online.

Cheese Slut tee shirt // Balmain pencil skirt // Alexander McQueen skull scarf // Ann Demulemeester cropped jacket // Myla Strand bra, thong, & suspenders // Fly London zip up ankle boots // Philipp Plein Skull clutch // Fiat Lux FU ring // Arcana Obscura Skeleton Key necklace // Transparenze striped hold ups // Zana Bayne Pierced Heart Choker & Bracelet // Valley Eye Wear Brigada sunglasses // Etat Libre d’Orange Secretions Magnifiques // Rituel de Fille inner glow pigment & enchanted lip sheer

Genesis V Neck Dress // Calypso St. Barth Reversible Cocoon Open Front Cardigan  // Stella McCartney Flat Star Sandals // Lonely Label Bobby Bra & Brief // Anine Bing Cat Eye Sunglasses // Tiro Tiro Rayos Ring // Pyrrha Fortes Fortuna Iuvat (Fortune Favors the Brave) Ring // kisforblack Joan of Arc Tote Bag ** // Sword & Shield Hair Stick  // Goldengrove diamond coffin ring // Raquel Davidowicz Gruta necklace // Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick // OLO Valens perfume

Trash Witch Coven tank top // Comme Des Garçons Skirt // Gloria Coelho cardigan // Chantal Thomass Prodigieuse Bra & Bikini // KMRii KB Shoulder bag // Fly London Lace up boots // Valley Eye Wear Raydar glasses // Scarfshop saffron cotton scarf // Blood Milk Eternal Weaver  Ring // mrd74 Raven Claw Talon Wrap Ring // Macabre Gadgets black raven skull ring // Hagerskans Jewellery clean branch bracelet // Burial Ground mini broomstick necklace // Rituel de Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot // Medusa’s Makeup Witch Lash mascara //  sixteen92 Baba Yaga perfume oil // Transparenze lace tights

 

*Except I will mention Cheese Sex Death because she’s a bit of a success story in that I am pretty sure she knows I am alive and she does say hello to me occasionally and and and she’s super nice and I want to eat all of her cheeses pairings and can you imagine being a cheese curator of funky fromage fantasies for a living? I LOVE YOU ERIKA. But not in the “I want to wear your face way”…it’s OK, you don’t have to worry, I’m harmless!

Anyone else whom I have referred to here today, however obliquely: I know you don’t owe me anything, even and especially your attention! This is not some kind of passive aggressive guilt trip. I just wanted to devote/dedicate some time and energy and wardrobe wishful thinking to you, because I admire you quite a bit!

**The featured image for this post was originally Now I Know How Joan Of Arc Felt by kisforblack/Anna Dorfman. I created this post, alonge with the outfits and selected the original feature image over a month and a half ago; the post was scheduled over the weekend and went live early this morning with that image (which I love quite a bit) prominently at the top. Later this day, however, saw the horrific news that Notre Dame was on fire; obviously I had no idea this was a tragic thing that was going to occur today. And because of everyone’s association of Joan of Arc with that beautiful, historic cathedral, my pairing this image with this post on this very day is a very unfortunate coincidence. I have absolutely no wish to upset anyone, so I’ve since removed it. My apologies to anyone who thought it insensitive or in poor taste. It was just very sad timing.


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