Haus of Haute Handmade Horrors
I started up my shop in 2009 to sell paintings, then went on a 4 year hiatus during my time studying fashion design Parsons. I just reopened my shop after graduating this past May with a BFA largely as a way to generate income while job hunting, but now I am psyched to say that 'Beautilation' has become my full-time job, and I love it.
I opened the store with tank tops that I printed myself based on simple designs that incorporate my love of cult movies with ready to wear feminine fashion. After a bunch of tweaking on what I sold and the best materials/ techniques to use, I've found my way of making a sensibly priced and quality handmade product that now lends itself to a wide variety of garment styles and new original designs out on a weekly basis. I am always aiming to expand my brand as my business allows me, my goal first and foremost is to make sure my girl can always find something she loves in my shop.
Who is my girl? I call my customers my girls (and yes, sometimes my girls are boys but that's neither here nor there). The Beautilation girl is the kinda gal that makes her town a more interesting place because she knows what she likes and is proud to show it off because to her, if you don't think she's fierce you don't really matter. But lest you think my girl is an ice queen, rest assured that under the badass appearance is a sweetheart with a great sense of humor and a creative mind. She may look like a dark soul from the outside, but my girl is not someone who enjoys darkness, she is just prone to confronting it because she understands that happiness stems from accepting the balance of life, which is the constant ebb and flow of darkness and lightness, beauty and ugliness, humor and terror, good and evil. I design with this girl in mind because she's someone I would love to see more of in this world, and am happy to see a big part of in each of my customers.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit more about my shop. If you're curious about some of my inspiration, artwork, fashion illustration and couture collection you should check out my personal tumblr: beautilation.tumblr.com
Owner/ designer/ producer/ mad scientist behind Beautilation
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I reopened the shop after a 4 year hiatus after graduating this May from Parsons with a BFA in fashion design. See more of my work on my blog: http://beautilation.tumblr.com/tagged/mine/
The one thing that will never change about Beautilation though- besides each package being hand wrapped like a yummy holiday present- is the daring, strange yet sweet attitude of the clothing. I will never let my brand become watered down and conventional- that is not who I ever was or ever will be, and the same can be said for each of my customers. We are who we are, and that isn't always going to fit in with what or who is around us, but we know that as long we are confident, we stand out for all the right reasons. I'm going to feel like Willy Wonka when he bowed down and allowed the Golden Ticket winners to explore the Candy Room when I announce that the time has come for one week waiting periods and same-day response times; that will mean that I will also have time for weekly new designs, fun giveaways, and much more. That's coming by this fall...Until then, thank you for riding it out with me- Creep it real!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
The current processing time (the amount of time between when you place your order and when it will be shipped) is currently three weeks. Sometimes when there are a very large number of orders due out on the same day I cannot complete all of them and this may push back your shipping date; this issue will be solved by the end of April with the introduction of an assistant as well as internal changes- currently I am the sole person running the store, creating and designing the shirts, shipping them out, ordering supplies and taking inventory on a weekly basis. This is a lot of work for one person to do, but I do not enjoy making anyone have to wait longer than the specified time which is why I am very pleased to bring in an assistant so I can return to my timely response times to messages as well as dispatch all orders within one week, as it originally was when I opened this shop!
** If you need your order by a specific date (such as in time for a birthday or holiday), you must tell me the day you need the order RECEIVED by so I can calculate the time it will need to be sent out to arrive to you in time. Please, please do not just say you need it before your designated "ship by" date if it is not totally necessary; when you request an earlier shipping date you are probably going to be jumping ahead of someone else waiting for their order to be made & shipped that now has to wait longer. Again, I predict this not being a problem within the month of April with my additional assistance, but please consider it a general courtesy of my shop :)
★ SHIPPING FAQ ★
What carrier do you use and where do you ship from?
--> I ship with USPS from New York City.
Is tracking included in my order?
--> Yes, except for international orders; if your package is going out of the US you will receive a customs number that is generally trackable.
Do you offer express mail?
--> I will gladly send your order express if you request- however I will ask you to cover the additional post office fee (minus the amount you have already paid for shipping).
When I received my overseas order, I had to pay a fee to the postal worker before I could take it! What's up with that?
--> This is a very rare occurrence, but one which I unfortunately do not have control over or can know about prior to shipping; it's a tax that the government puts on specific goods coming from other countries into specific regions and I do not cover this fee. If your package required a fee before you can have it and you do not pay it, you will get a written form that tells you where to pick up the package and how much to pay for it upon claiming; if you do not claim it within 30 days, it will be automatically sent back to me. In this case I will not re-send the shirt to you on my dime nor will I issue a refund; it is your responsibility at that point.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will issue you a full refund if you wish to cancel your order for whatever reason before I have made and shipped your order content(s).
★ EXCHANGES ★
The only time I will allow an exchange is if the item you received is somehow not the item you ordered (i.e. wrong size, print, color). I thoroughly inspect each item I make for flaws before packing and shipping. I will cover the costs for you to send the item back to me as well as the shipping cost for your correct garment, but it is integral that you send the incorrect item back to me!
Additional policies and FAQs
I get many messages a day and do answer them myself each day, if not then I try my best to let no message go unanswered for more than two days. If you are inquiring about your order, it helps me out if you make your subject your order number (a choice on your order's invoice page).
★ PROMOTIONS ★
We love working with great bloggers, YouTube reviewers, and other talented internet folk! We love and support all up and comers into our stuff, but we do have a few requirements one should meet before contacting us about possible promotions and product sending for their site, particularly because we have a large following of our own!
1) You must have at least 30,000 followers on Tumblr
2) You must have at least 10,000 subscribers on YouTube
3) You must have at least 1,000 likes on your Facebook page
4) You must have at least 1,200 followers on Instagram
★ SIZE CHARTS (US sizes)★
--> all measured while laying flat <---
LONG FLOWY TANK TOPS:
Small= fits dress sizes 0-4
Medium= fits dress sizes 6-8
Large= fits dress sizes 10- 12
XL= fits dress sizes 12-14
WOMEN'S T-SHIRTS AND FITTED TANKS
Small: width= 15.75" length= 26.25"
Medium: width= 16.75" length= 26.75"
Large: width= 17.75" length= 27.25"
X-Large width= 18.50" length= 28"
CROPPED TEES & TANKS:
Small: width= 22" length= 18.5" (from shoulder to bottom hem)
Medium: width= 24" length= 19.5"
Large/ XL: width= 26" length= 20.5"
Small: width= 20" length= 27"
Medium: width= 22" length= 28"
Large: width= 24" length= 29"
X-Large width= 26" length= 30"
Small: width= 18" length= 28"
Medium: width= 20" length= 29"
Large: width= 22" length= 30"
X-Large width= 24" length= 31"