Haute Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

photo by Muted Fawn Hailed as Austin’s best drag performer by the Austin Chronicles in 2016, Louisanna Purchase is stepping over Sharon Needles’ grave as Kween of Horror Drag (no shade, Sharon, but you’re a little less spooky and a little more sultry now than you were on Drag Race). Louisanna’s Clark Kent is Chad […]

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Disco Witch on Depop!

Samantha’s Disco Witch Vintage Shop has resurrected onto the Depop app, and will be steadily adding items over the next few weeks! Follow Disco Witch Vintage on Depop for updates!

Caitlin Doughty: From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity: Caitlin Doughty of The Order of the Good Death

Everyone’s favorite undertaker, Caitlin Doughty, has spent the last few years since her first book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, was released traveling the world to experience global death traditions and rituals, opening her own green funeral home, leading The Order of the Good Death, and posting her YouTube series, Ask a Mortician. Caitlin’s new […]

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Le Rêveur Parle: An Interview with Erin Morgenstern by J.L. Schnabel

Upon first reading The Night Circus, the void in your heart that you were previously unaware of is filled. From its opening lines, you are stolen away and captivated by its lyrical story and magical characters, your life forever enriched by your experience with it. You find yourself unconsciously nodding to any stranger in the street […]

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Artist, Chemist, Goofball: Catching Up With Tyler Thrasher

When I was in the sixth grade and it was the dreaded Science Fair projects time of the year (did everyone hate this as much as I did? Or was a just a really awful student?) my grandfather hit upon the grand idea that we were going to grow crystals in both salt solutions and sugar […]

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Going Home to Twin Peaks

I’ve lived in the PNW for nearly 17 years, first in Seattle and now in Portland. But no matter how long one lives in a place, conversation eventually turns to where you lived might’ve lived before, which then glances over its shoulder and asks how you came to live where you do now. My answer […]

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Illuminating The Many Moons Workbook with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is a many-armed goddess and magical warrior woman who must have a to-do list of epic proportions. She is a designer, art director, and artist whose artwork and design is based in the spiritual, feminist, and mystical. She teaches workshops pertaining to tarot and moonbeaming (connecting with and working with the power of different […]

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The Haute List

Nariah Ballet Flats, $69  +  Nancy Bag, $295 $177  +  Sandy Bootie, $150 Lace Trim Top, $295 $88.50  +   Rhythm Dress, $530 $212  +  Plus Size Handkerchief Hem Top, $84.57 $59.84  Jacquard Jacket, $175.00  +  Block Heel Booties, $243

Disco Witch Vintage

Disco Witch Vintage

I’ve been intensely cleaning out my closet the past few weeks and adding more and more items to my Depop Shop! This week I’ve added items to my profile from Babooshka Boutique, Free People, KillStar, MNML, and some unique pieces that were in my collection. I’ll be adding more over the next few weeks as […]

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s American Gods + A Giveaway!

During the course of a recent flight to the West Coast, I had the pleasure of re-reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and was again treated to one of my very favorite passages in all literature, of all time, ever. “The house smelled musty and damp, and a little sweet, as if it were haunted by the […]

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The Mysteries of Cimetière de Montmartre

The other week I had the pleasure of again visiting Paris, one of my most favorite places in the world — partly, I think, because it expects you to earn its love. Paris is like me, or like how I prefer to think of myself: challenging, but worth exploring. It doesn’t require patience so much […]

Haute Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

photo by Muted Fawn Hailed as Austin’s best drag performer by the Austin Chronicles in 2016, Louisanna Purchase is stepping over Sharon Needles’ grave as Kween of Horror Drag (no shade, Sharon, but you’re a little less spooky and a little more sultry now than you were on Drag Race). Louisanna’s Clark Kent is Chad […]

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Springtime Small Business Sponsors!

Apatico Apatico is an accessories label based out of Seattle, WA designed and handmade by Megan Bishop. Harnesses, chokers/collars, headpieces, belts, and other body adornments (as seen in Elle, Teen Vogue, Bust) as well as high-end millinery (as seen in Marie Claire). Her work consists of both wearable everyday pieces and dramatic, fantasy & fairytale-inspired […]

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The Haute List

Kimono Romper, $140  + The Last Lolita Glasses, $119 2-Button Peplum Jacket, $178  +  Dee Dress, $787 $173.14  +  Fuller Bust Halter Bikini, $29 Back Lace Blazer, $80 $70  +  Fly-Away Harem Pants, $176  +  Harness Jumpsuit, $90.00 $45.00  

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Dark Angel: the perfect pairing of Tim Walker and Alexander McQueen, for Vogue UK, March 2015

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Stacked Alert: Witches Sluts Feminists

I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy of the upcoming Witches Sluts Feminists book by Kristen J. Sollee, founder of Slutist.com, and I cannot recommend to everyone to pre-order this enough. I’m currently only about three chapters in, but thus far, it’s fantastically written, fully informative, and I’ve already had multiple moments of going […]

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A Final Look At Sabat Magazine: The Crone Issue

The Crone issue, the final chapter in Sabat Magazine’s life cycle, arrived in my mailbox this weekend.  The timing is interesting; I’ve been reflecting often lately on this ancient archetype, ruminating on a chapter in my own life that has recently ended, with the loss of my own beloved crone, my 96 year old grandmother and family […]

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Expedition Report: Viktor Wynd’s Wunderpunk Cabinet of Curiosities

At a glance, The Last Tuesday Society may look like a petite, old-timey bar, with jaunty white motifs snaking across a black facade, but passersby should look again: the motifs are actual snakes and trees bearing fantastic fruit. High above the window looking out on Mare street in East London’s Hackney neighborhood is a sign […]

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The Haute List

Mombasa Bag, $230  +  Running Stream Mini, $176  +  Priestess Top, $490 $195.99 Leather Jacket (Sz.4), $225  +  Leather Ruffle Dress (Sz.6), $595  +  Jaquard Top, $81 $66

Agnieszka Osipa: Fashion Where Slavic Folklore Reigns

Agnieszka Osipa: Fashion Where Slavic Folklore Reigns

Polish designer Agnieszka Osipa’s creations feel like home to me, embodying a sort of feral holiness I associate with Slavic folklore and imagery. Its grand and decadent but wild, refined yet chaotic — her fashion often inseparable from the moody, atmospheric dreamscapes she creates with her photographers. Each image is uniquely powerful, with intricate beading […]

Small Business Advertising Special

Springtime Small Business Advertising Special

The Springtime Small Business Advertising Special time is upon us! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabre for one month for $100, including an introductory post and to be featured on our social media pages! To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your Shop Name and Link Your PayPal […]

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Post Mortem: April 2017

Haute Macabre’s post recap from April 2017. Ask Baba Yaga: Folkloric Advice From Taisia Kitaiskaia “The Demonologist” Author Sues Conjuring Films Because Demons Aren’t Real So we met at the Cemetery Gates: An Interview with Nathan Graves Unsettling Ceramics by Sarah Duyer It’s What’s Inside That Counts Shadows From The Walls Of Death; Or, That […]

Disco Witch Vintage

Disco Witch on Depop!

Samantha’s Disco Witch Vintage Shop has resurrected onto the Depop app, and will be steadily adding items over the next few weeks! Follow Disco Witch Vintage on Depop for updates!