Lady Leather Fiend: Leia Churchel Of Lunation Leathers

I didn’t telephone my mother often while she was still living. One reason being that I don’t like to have phone conversations with anyone–even my own family–but the other is that a phone call to my mom usually resulted in her asking for some outrageous favor. A $1700 loan, never repaid. A precarious trip to […]

Chelsea Wolfe’s The Culling Official Video

Today debuts Chelsea Wolfe’s “The Culling” from the album Hiss Spun, (released September 22, 2017 on Sargent House, and which we reviewed last year) This is the haunting stuff of your most spellbinding, swooniest dreams, and without a doubt, the most exquisite music video we’ve seen in a while. With creative direction and set design […]

Stacked June 2018

Sarah The rest of my beloved cohorts were traveling over the past month,  seeing and doing all kinds of awesome things, so it’s just me and my book stack with you here today, for this month’s Stacked feature. It is summertime for sure in the south and during this time of sweltering humidity and clockwork afternoon […]

Listen Closely, Hear Her Voice: Our Tarot

In late 2016, Sarah Shipman was inspired to combine her two of her favorite interests: Tarot and women’s history. Initially meant to be an art project just for her own enjoyment, she gradually warmed up to the idea of sharing it with the world. Eventually, Sarah launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation and […]

Unlikely Therapy: Skeletor Is Love

*Channelling Sophia Petrillo*: “Picture it. Orlando. 2011.” I had retreated back to Florida after seven hellish years in New Jersey,  a desperately unhappy experience from which I was only just beginning to recover. Immediately upon my arrival back down south, I moved in with my sister and her new husband, who welcomed me with open […]

Aspects of the Magician: Tarot Offerings From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that, though I grew up in a household steeped in the mysteries of the occult, and had all manner of mystical materials and esoteric knowledge at my fingertips, I spent most of my childhood at my late grandmother’s knee, primping pie crusts, dropping dumplings, and stirring steep, simmering […]

Beauty, Horror, And Glorious Puns: An Interview With Ghoulish Delights Bath Shop (and a discount code!)

If you are anything like me, the discovery of a complete stranger’s creative endeavor wherein your own various, divergent passions and fascinations intersect, is cause for much excitement and celebration. First, there’s the thrill in learning that yes–these weird enthusiasms somehow mysteriously combined to create a thing that now exists! And two–there is a kindred […]

How To Wear A New Home

  Ok, so not a literal new home. Maybe that title was a little click bait-y. I still live on the same block, in the same neighborhood, with the same old fellow behind us whose slobbery dog always escapes through an open window and somehow winds up at our front door looking for treats and […]

Dark Summer Fragrances From Solstice Scents

I have written before on how summer fragrances needn’t be sweetness and light and greasy coconut oil, green tea/cucumber-melon variants. Although, if that’s your thing–good for you, you’re in luck! Because there’s certainly a lot of that stuff to be found. If you’re not into it, well, you folks are in luck, too! For Solstice […]

Haute Haunts: 24 Hours In NYC

It’s funny, I lived less than an hour from New York City for almost eight years and in all that time, I only traveled into the city once or twice. To be honest, I have always found NYC massively intimidating. There’s so much–too much!– going on at any one time; everything is too loud, too […]

Harnessing The Sentiment of Hair: Courtney Lane Of Never Forgotten

I have a lot of hair. I think it’s probably one of the first things people notice about me. It’s long, and fluffy, and sometimes if the humidity is right, it so big that it could be doing cartwheels across David Coverdale’s Lamborghini in 1987. It’s also the piece of me that you’re probably going […]

Aural Fixation April 2018

Sarah This has been a crazy month and so I haven’t really had available the time I normally spend with obsessing over new music, however, there are a handful of singles from some beloved artists that have dropped, and which I am super excited about! Mazzy Star for sleepy goth nap times, Florence and the […]

Needful Things (periodic staff favorites!)

Our end of 2017 round-up of staff favorites was so much fun to do, and was so well received, that we thought we might make a semi-regular feature out of it! Read for an eclectic assortment of odds and ends that the Haute Macabre writers are digging on lately, and be sure to share some […]

Stacked April 2018: National Poetry Month Edition

April is National Poetry Month! In lieu of our regularly scheduled Stacked, wherein we discuss our favorite titles from the past month, the Haute Macabre staff will instead share some of their most loved poetry with you. Who are some of your favorite poets? Let us know in the comments! Sarah: A River Of Stars, […]

Post Mortem: April 2018

Haute Macabre’s offerings from April, 2018… Stacked: March 2018 Haute Macabre Shop Sale BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale Springtime Small Business Sponsors!  Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress: Robotic Arachnid Guardian Chic  Aural Fixation Painted Lady: Kate Moss by Paolo Roversi Elsa Lanchester, Herself (Interview And Book Giveaway) DollsKill 4/20 Sale Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

When you love something that you consider sacred and beautiful, it’s sometimes difficult…baffling, almost… to believe that other people don’t actually have a clue as to what you’re babbling about when you blather on and on about this wondrous thing you adore. That sounds terribly presumptuous, doesn’t it? That our obsessions and fascinations shine so […]

Elsa Lanchester, Herself (Interview And Book Giveaway)

It’s hard to know when imagery so striking, so wonderfully eerie, so utterly iconoclastic as the one presented by Elsa Lanchester as The Bride of Frankenstein, first becomes embedded in one’s memory. When was I not aware of this astonishing creature, this electric-tressed beauty, robed in ghostly whites and the most elegant bandages ever glimpsed […]

Stacked March 2018

shelfie via @samanthamacabre S. Elizabeth Difficult Women by Roxane Gay I’m interested by Roxane Gay’s choice of words with regard to the titular “difficult” women. These are stories of complex, complicated women, for sure. Traumatized women in most, cases, if not all. Violence, abuse, betrayal; agony, anger, helplessness, hopelessness–these themes weave throughout the stories, a […]

Wendy Nichol Spring / Summer 2018: Death For Dinner

Getting outfitted to meet one’s maker is an intensely personal business, we can certainly do better than to begin and end with every mother’s insistence of a clean pair of underwear! If you are indeed to sup with the Grim Reaper before heading off into parts unknown, I think it better to leave a lasting […]