7.16.2010 @ 4:51 pm UTC by lilah wild

Well, readers, this is the end. Heartfelt gratitude to all our sponsors, contributors, and everyone who stopped by to say something kind. I had no idea this site was so beloved, and it’s wonderful to hear it. Thank you.

There are no goodbyes – just moving over and switching focus. Now that my dark urban fantasy blog Leopard Moon has settled down and I have a bit more idea of what I’m doing over there, I’m turning towards writing about making art, witchcraft olde and modern, feminism and female trouble, fantasy and horror and all the delightful troping therein, and of course, the devil’s music. And cats. Always cats, somewhere.

So now, in the fine tradition of abandoned houses everywhere, it’s time to throw open the doors and walk out, leaving it behind to crumble softly at the edges. Let the linkrot commence.

In fantasy & flair,
Lilah, Stray, Pollywog, and Bella

  1. I’ll miss The Chateau, but I’m definitely reading Leopard Moon from now on :)

  2. I shall continue to haunt these hallowed halls. No “going into the light” for me! *woo-OOOO-ooo*

  3. I will definitely miss the posts here. I have made many excellent discoveries here in the Chateau. Best of luck to you ladies on your new endeavor.

  4. This place will be missed, but it’s exciting to begin new adventures. Good luck with all of your undertakings! Thank you, Michelle & Thomas

  5. I’ll miss this place. I found so many great shops through these pages.

  6. We too will miss Chateau Bizarre. Thank You for creating such a wonderful site. xx

  7. Dearest Chateau,

    As a loooong time reader (read… I don’t know, 4 years? maybe that’s a lie, it’s been a long time at least!), I want to say thank you very, very much for providing one little queeny boy with much, much inspiration and fabulous fashion resource. :) Your site was welcome respite from the acres of mediocre fashion blogs out there, and will no doubt go into the same glamorous decay as any gorgeous haunted home.

    Thank you so very much! May you and the cats fare well!



  8. I just found this site & it’s proving to be helpful. It’s sad it’s ended just as I discovered it, but a big thanks to all the amazing things compiled here. It looks like you helped out a lot of people, including myself :)

  9. I have been a lurker here for, geeze, almost since the beginning. I don’t even remember how I found your site honestly.

    I forgot for a while, found my way back and always with plenty of wonderful and weird to take a look at.

    Thank you for sharing all this time, never asking for anything much in return.
    I feel like it’s the end of an era.
    Good luck on all your future ventures and thanks for the memories.

    Jasmine Leialni @
  10. God, I have read this site forever and have found more clothing and inspiration — I mean, I have checked it weekly for YEARS. There will be a hole in my online closet of wonders now….

  11. I’m so saddened by Chateau Bizarre’s end. it’s been my first stop when looking for…well, almost anything for at least 8 years now. I don’t know an internet without it.

    But on the flip-side, I understand exactly why. Always keep moving forward, and may the linkrot be slower than meat world decay.

  12. Mauvaise nouvelle ce matin

    Ce site a toujours été une mine d’or, même depuis l’autre côté de l’Atlantique.

    Merci pour cette ouverture, sur tous les plans, et bonne route.


  13. Still checking in every week :P I’d better start bookmarking some favorites, thanks for all the inspiration!

  14. Sorry to see the site go Lilah. You had it up for a long time…so it was great while it lasted!

    Happy to see you have a new blog and focus. Happy Halloween.

  15. So sad to hear the Chateau will be closing down :( has been a wonderful resource. Good luck with your new blog. It will be hard to find a replacement for this link mecca tho!

    nickas serpentarius @
  16. so sad… :(
    But you must do, what you must do. Thank you for all of the internettyness that you do!


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