You might remember the shop The Small Beast from our post last spring about the limited edition Baphomet Rings that creator Shelby Lou had released. Aside from that piece, she has also stocked her shop with limited edition jewelry made from antique coffin nails.
The Small Beast was born out of the need for quality, artistically made esoteric jewelry. Some of the many inspirations are ancient grimoires, nature, animism, folk magic, grey areas, dark corners and 70’s witchcraft films.
Hello, our wonderful readers and loyal friends
For the past five plus years, we’ve had our comment forums open so that everyone can speak their minds, say yay or nay, tell us we’re jerks, or just a simple “That shirt is rad”. And it’s awesome, and we love you.
We really, really don’t love the spam.
Some time back, we switched the site’s settings so that we had to manually approve any comments left on any post. We had been getting a lot of spam posts, and didn’t want any of you subjected to any bogus links.
We’re still getting those posts, and we’re getting them tenfold.
For everyone one comment we approve, there are nearly twenty that we trash. It’s a total drag, so we’re going to shut down the commenting feature on the blog.
Don’t think we’re trying to hush you. Please, please, please :: You can post whatever you want to our Facebook, our Instagram, and if there is a way to comment on Tumblr or Pinterest (we’re old and the new internet is confusing to us), please do so! Post photos of cats or unicorns in tutus or dinosaurs riding a shark wearing sunglasses and holding a machine gun (This is a thing I have texted to Erin in the middle of the night). Maybe not unicorns.
Again :: We love you. It’s us, not you. Post away to our pages, and we’ll see you there.
Philadelphia based photographer Jason Blake creates surreal, and often frightening, images. Find his portfolio at Jason-Blake.com, and follow his Instagram feed.
We’re nearly sold out of everything in the shop.
Just a few bottles of the original Haute Macabre by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab scent remain, and a handful of Tanks and Tote bags. We will not be reprinting those again, so once these are gone, they’re gone for good.
Perfume pre-sales will be open again towards the holiday season, with an estimated ship date of early December.
You guys are, as always, awesome.
Pieces of Me Maxi + Lone Wolf Tee + Say You Love Me Maxi
Lovers Folk Song Dress + North Star Over the Knee Boot + Annabelle Dress
Wonder Woman Mock Neck + Embroidered Victorian Ruffle Top + For Love & Lemons Festival Dress
I completely forgot that Erin’s laptop was having a spa day at the Genius Bar and that she asked me to cover the Haute List for this week until about ten minutes ago. Since I totally fail at putting those together, here’s some of the things I’ve been eyeballing at Free People lately (their New Orleans location is dangerously close to where I work).
New this week on Disco Witch Vintage.
This week’s favorite addition to the shop is definitely this edition of Practical Palmistry from the year 1920. I adore the way that old books feel and smell, and this one is no exception. Filled with detailed information on the study of Palmistry with diagrams and illustrations, it’s a beautiful tome. I’ve recently been on the hunt for early twentieth century occult and esoteric books, and have had a bit of luck, so expect more in the future.
This tin came with a set of items that I acquired for my personal collection, and when I did some research on it, I was fascinated. First called Pennyroyal Pills, Chi-Ches-Ters had to change their labels because they did not actually contain pennyroyal in them. The pills were a “relief for ladies”, relieving menstrual problems such as pain and even skipping your period (hence the pennyroyal claims). The art inside the tin of the woman’s face hovering over a crescent moon is most likely a representation of the woman in her “moon time”. This relic dates back to the early 1900s.
Hardcore heels for hardcore ladies. Betsey Johnson Morticia tapestry heels lined with little skulls, and incredible invisible wedges.
This Victorian Era lace collar is the perfect, and most unexpected, accessory.
Happy little Kitchen Witch Salt and Pepper Shakers for your year-round Halloween.
Vintage dresses. Always.
I am beyond excited about October 8.
Last season of American Horror Story was filmed in New Orleans, as is this one. The Coven House is just a few blocks away from my own, I saw the cast about town multiple times, and my husband was even in one scene – the bar where Cordelia’s face was burned is where he works, and he was in the scene as one of the bartenders (he even got a little tipsy with Jessica Lange in between takes!). Yesterday, I am 99% sure that I walked past the actress that played Pepper in Asylum. I even found a number of Spaulding’s dolls for my own collection.
Having a show I love so much literally right outside my door makes it so much more exciting for me, and I cannot wait to see the upcoming season!
Interesting, fairly inexpensive men’s clothing (men’s clothing? what’s that???) from South Korean label Rememberclick.