The Spolia Tarot in the Haute Macabre Shop

New in the Haute Macabre Shop: The Spolia Tarot A stunning 97 card deck of Tarot, elemental, and Zodiac cards by artist Jen May and writer Jessa Crispin. Using images from history, from alchemy and mysticism, from mythology and the natural world to create a lush deck layered with meaning. The word “Spolia” means using […]

In Loving Memory of Mr & Mrs Comfort

One of my favorite tear sheets we’ve ever posted to Haute Macabre nearly ten years ago in 2009: In Memory of The Late Mr. & Mrs. Comfort, a fabled published in the New Yorker Magazine, November 1995. Photographed by Richard Avedon featuring Nadja Auermann.

Haute Macabre New Moon Shop Update: Crystals and Tarot

I am so excited to share with you the latest additions to the Haute Macabre Shop: the new Crystal section, the newly released Madam Lydia Wilhelmina’s Tarot of Monsters, the Macabre, and Autumn Scenes, and Bakara Wintner’s guide, WTF Is Tarot? …& How Do I Do It?  These crystals were all charged overnight in the […]

Post Mortem: December 2018

In the coming weeks, the writers here at Haute Macabre will be offering up our own personal post mortems for the year of 2018, our collections of favorite products and discoveries, our own favorite contributions to the site, and our own intimate takes on the previous twelve months. For now, please enjoy this recap of […]

From the Haute Macabre Archives: From Here to Eternity with Caitlin Doughty

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 […]

Spooky

Spooky by Tim Walker The Love Magazine, February 2015 Featuring Agyness Deyn View the beautiful accompanying film at The Love Magazine

Full Moon Shop Update

The final shop update of the year closes with a selection of titles added to the “Literature” section of the Haute Macabre Shop. Each of these titles has a personal significance to me, and I hope they touch you in the same way. Expect an update in early 2019 of the oracle and divination selection of […]

I Am My Own Muse: Frida Kahlo by Julien Levy

In the last few years, I’ve developed a deep adoration and fascination with Frida Kahlo. I’m very late to the party, but honestly, for most of my life I knew nothing of her other than being a pop culture icon, a face plastered on miscellaneous trinkets and tote bags. About two years ago, I finally […]

Haute Macabre Tenth Anniversary Celebration Sale

Ten years ago this weekend, Haute Macabre launched. To celebrate our anniversary, we are offering a 20% discount on our complete Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection of perfumes and hair glosses, and on the Sabbat Poster, with code “Henbane” at checkout in the HM Shop. I launched Haute Macabre to fill a void that I […]

New Moon Shop Update: Apothecary and Paper Goods

Tomorrow, Friday, December 6 at 10AM CST, the Haute Macabre Shop will be restocked with the much coveted Open Sea Design Company Luminaries Planner and the Many Moons 2019 Lunar Planner by Modern Women, and the Apothecary has been updated with our complete Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection of perfumes and hair glosses and the […]

Dark Moon Magic from Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings

Astrologer Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings guest blogs with Haute Macabre today to teach us about tonight’s Dark Moon, and share a release ritual. New & Full Moons are commonly celebrated in spiritual and astrological circles. Yet, there is much power in working with the Dark Moon, as well. The Dark Moon is the last […]

Post Mortem: November 2018

Stacked: October 2018 Aural Fixation: Autumn 2018 Needful Things: Autumn 2018 Haute Macabre: As Told By a Traditional Witch Literature and Divination Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The Emperor Stars, Fools, and Lovers: An illustrated guide to the art and history of the tarot 31 Days Of Horror in 2018 Medusa: The Embodiment of […]

Haute Macabre at the Oddities Flea Market

This weekend please visit the Haute Macabre booth at the holiday Oddities Flea Market at the Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint. Curated by Regina and Ryan Cohn with the assistance of Meagan Meli, the market hosts dozens of independent arts and creators showcasing their wares. Offering three floors of exciting, top of the line purveyors of […]

Mystic Medusa: Astral DNA

Mystic Medusa is now offering spectacularly in depth birth charts: combining natal and birth chart aspects and placements to create a frighteningly on point analysis of your individual chart with your Astral DNA. It includes details of Ascendant, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, North Node and Midheaven positions and their […]

Helvak: Luxury Without Cruelty

Focusing on vegan, wearable basics, Helvak continues to deliver a future perfect aesthetic in their FW18 collection. Abandoning the general S/M/L sizing to provide a more refined fit, offering sizes from 2-20 to cater to all of us in all shapes and sizes. Each piece is hand cut and sewn in their Pittsburg studio, Helvak […]

Haute Macabre Small Business Special: Meet the Sponsors

Apatico Apatico specializes in handmade harnesses, headpieces, and adornments in leather and PVC.  Drawing inspiration from art, literature, pop culture, and history to create pieces that are easy to wear yet striking. Custom sizing is always free.Each piece is handmade to order in Seattle by Megan Bishop. Holiday sales: Black Friday 40% off Small business […]

Medusa: The Embodiment of Beauty and Terror from BloodMilk Jewels

Entwined snakes framing her head, coiled around her and ready to strike in aggressive protection, Medusa is member of our pantheon of feminist anti-heroines. BloodMilk pays homage to her in this collection of her psychic armor: serpents nesting around stunning gemstones, “embodying the tension of beauty and terror”. Akin to the lightning bolt of destruction […]

Stars, Fools, and Lovers: An illustrated guide to the art and history of the tarot

The creators of Morbid Anatomy and Strange Attractor Press are crowd funding their next volume, Stars, Fools, and Lovers: A Visual Compendium of Tarot. Stars, Fools, and Lovers will be both instructional and interpretive guide to intuitively reading the cards and an in depth exploration of the art, symbolism, and history of the Tarot. “… The […]

Literature and Divination

We have updated the Haute Macabre Shop with new divination decks and a new Literature category, starting with our own Sonya Vatomsky’s transcendental collection of poetry, Salt is for Curing. I wish for dreams but they don’t come; I sink into earth but the salt surrounds me, draws out my breath so the space between the […]

Haute Macabre: As Told By a Traditional Witch

Please welcome guest blogger Kyle, Ghost of Pestilence, to Haute Macabre. Kyle is a practicing traditional witch based out of Minnesota, animist, artist, volunteer at the bird of prey center, and occultist. She writes today about the original Haute Macabre fragrance, created for us by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and the magical associations she has with […]

Needful Things: Autumn 2018

Sarah TheMacroBarista  First, a huge thanks for Sonya for bringing this instagram account to my attention! I’ve never really had a sweet tooth, so even though I love the idea of fun, fancy, frothy Starbucks drinks, they’re just too tooth decay-inducingly, gaggy sweet for me to even remotely contemplate. As a further to that, I […]

Aural Fixation: Autumn 2018

Sarah Since early October I have been listening to Deathfolk Magic by Bye Bye Banshee, a musical exploration of death and grief crafted with magic, myth and folklore, by songwriter Jezebel Jones. Deathfolk Magic is the ghostly melody, hushed and humming softly, ominously, as your rocker creaks a rickety midnight lullaby on the rotted wooden […]

Stacked: October 2018

Sarah All the haunted houses! The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson was an imperative re-read and a palette cleanser after having been assaulted by the recent Netflix series. I did not love the show for many reasons but most of which because all of Jackson’s elegant, powerful symbolism was reduced to “easter egg” […]

Haute Macabre Small Business Advertising Special

  Our annual Small Business Advertising Special is now open for applicants! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabre from Black Friday until New Year’s Eve, be include a front page introduction post, & posted to our Social Media Profiles   To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your […]

Post Mortem: October 2018

Season of the Witch: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities Witch Cup Giveaway (contest closed, but cups are still available to purchase) An Enigmatic Baroness And Her Collection Of Skulls In Love and Shadow: Your Guide to Venus Retrograde from Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings New Sponsor: Miss Happy Pink Tarot and Oracle decks in the The Haute […]

Haute Macabre Halloween Shop Update

The Haute Macabre Shop will be restocked today, October 31, at 3PM CST. Included in today’s restock will be the highly demanded Luminaries Planner and Witch List Market Pad from Open Sea Design Co and the beautiful Luminous Void Tarot. Our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection of perfumes and hair glosses will be available […]

New Sponsor: Shire Post Mint

Shire Post Mint makes solid metal coins in Arkansas, USA. They use 100+ year old machines to stamp hand-engraved designs into solid metals like copper, brass, iron, bronze, and silver. They have worked with fantasy authors like George R. R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss to create coin artifacts from the most compelling fantasy worlds of […]