How To Wear: Hushed And Haunted Embroidery

Sometimes you just want to play with clothes. Sometimes you get a little fed up with reading fashion magazines telling you how to wear some dumb current trend. Sometimes you combine these things into an obsessive pastime… and sometimes you get really lucky and your editor and fearless leader encourages this type of foolishness. I hope […]

What Whisper A Needle Makes: The Creations of Elsa Olssen/Fevernest

Goats that gracefully gambol across a waistline, miniature moths fluttering about one’s throat, delicate alpine flora blooming across an expanse of  vintage lace–these are just a few of the eerie, elegant motifs one might find adorning both the artwork and clothing stitched by the patient, gentle hand of textile artist Elsa Olsson, aka Fevernest. After studying textiles […]

Yule Tidings Giveaway From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab And Haute Macabre

The nip of winter wind is in the air, Krampus is dusting off his switches, Befana is polishing her broom, and Miskatonic Valley villagers are preparing for their winter solstice feasts. Blessed Yule, Merry Faunalia, and Happy Christmas and Hanukkah, everyone!  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s 2017 Yule fragrances are here to crown you and your […]

Piercing The Veil: The Evolving Work of Caitlin McCarthy

I have been following the dreamy, delicate, feminine phantoms summoned by Caitlin McCarthy’s hand for a few years now, and their spectral countenances never fail to strike a chord within me. Whether she is illustrating witches or widows, mystics or monsters, sybils or seers–every languid line and shadowed curve, from their trailing, tendrilled tresses, to the fragile lace […]

A Kindred Gloom: The Eerie Photography Of Sir Simon Marsden

For a dreary stretch of years I lived cut off from friends and family in a miserable realm known to me now as, “that shit-hole of which we do not speak,” (to others, I suppose it is just “New Jersey”.) I led a rather joyless existence during that time, especially during the winters, for I […]

The Shadow Is Me: An Interview With Jamie Mooers Of Burial Ground

Though I’ve been obsessed with Burial Ground’s magical creations and otherworldly aesthetic for several years now, and have in the past had the distinct pleasure of interviewing one half of its creative team, artist and photographer Bill Crisafi— I knew very little about the brand’s shadow half, Jamie Mooers. As a nosy so-n-so who wants to know everything […]

A Disquiet Of Dreams: Colette St. Yves

Oh, Tumblr. Since my heady discovery of the micro-blogging platform back in 2009, my mind has been opened and subsequently blown by all of the incredible art curated there and the talent to which it has given rise Sure, I’ve got my problems with Tumblr; it’s frustratingly rife with un-credited art–I can’t count the times I’ve seen a […]

Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse Chapter III: Scented Previews

Later today, December 1, 2017,  surrealist collaboration Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse will release Chapter III,  its newest collection, and a launch which is rumored to be its biggest yet. Again partnering with independent artists within the handmade community to offer objects of ritual and desire, glimpses of these mysterious items have been teasingly unveiled on the bloodmilk instagram account over the […]

The Magic Of Earth And Thread: Fiber Artist And Knitwear Designer Caitlin Ffrench

When I initially discovered the captivating knitting patterns of Vancouver-based textile artist and knitwear designer Caitlin Ffrench, a glorious thrill vibrated throughout my soul, and my fingers itched madly for needles, yarn, and an immediate opportunity to try my own hand at her stitchy, witchy designs. While I like to think that up until that point I had […]

Crimson Peak Screen Print And Giveaway From Sara Deck

Inspired by the Gothic story line, beautiful architecture, and show-stopping costuming work of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, artist Sara Deck (previously featured on Haute Macabre) shares with us today her newest work, an exquisitely evocative poster that has utterly haunted our hearts and imaginations. Featuring the ghost of Edith Cushing’s mother, taken from young Edith by the black cholera, she appears to […]

Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring The Demon Feminine In Film

If you are lucky enough to be in NYC next week, then we must absolutely insist that you attend Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring The Demon Feminine In Film on November 21st at The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies . In art, literature, and film, the witch is a shapeshifter. She is a gruesome villain and a studious […]

The Witch Wave Podcast With Pam Grossman

I am admittedly late to the love of podcasts, and to date, I am only regularly listening to a grand total of one.  Which makes scholar and mystic Pam Grossman’s The Witch Wave officially, the second podcast I have become obsessed with and quite possibly cannot live without. This witchy fabulist is no stranger to the adoration […]

Morph Knitwear Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

There’s something I read over at Vogue a few years ago that resonated tremendously with me, with regard to knitted garments : “a good knit is… classic, beautiful, eternal, and never quite lets on exactly how old it is.” Well-spun knitwear is forever. I have always truly gotten a sense of this timelessness and intimate attachment in Angela […]

“Lazarus Taxa” works by Caitlin McCormack at Paradigm Gallery

Caitlin McCormack creates works of somber delicacy, ghostly skeletal remains tenderly chained of fragile lace, via cotton, glue, a quickly flashing crochet hook, and deft, clever fingers. Regarding her art and practices, the artist notes that through the act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue, a material is produced that is structurally similar to bone tissue. […]

31 Days of Horror: Days 16-31

I made it! I ended the month of October having watched some form of horror-related media every single day. I won’t say “horror movie,” as I don’t want to get called out on a technicality–some of these aren’t actually movies. Let’s just say I got creative with the concept. Also, I do want to thank […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab 2017 Weenies

Apologies, all! It’s the most wonderful time of year–it’s WEENIE time of year–and your faithful reviewer has been laid up with violent food poisoning. I am sorry to say that with the ol’ tum in turmoil, the last thing I have wanted to smell over the past week was Pumpkin Spice anything.  I am feeling […]

31 Days Of Horror: Days 1-15

Every year, right around Halloween, I have grand plans to fill the whole month–every single day in October, in fact–with horror viewing. I’ve seen other folks do this over the years and I’m usually inspired to do the same, (also, if everyone else is doing something, yes, I want in on it, too.) But the […]

A Celebration Of Magical Woman Writers With Literary Witches

I’ve never been one for book clubs (I’m not much of a joiner, I’m afraid) but if I were, Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan‘s witchy gem, Literary Witches, released into the world yesterday, October 10th, is certainly a title I’d want at the very top of the roster. Incidentally, the few book clubs I have attended […]

Abigail Larson’s Gorgeously Gothic Zodiac Illustrations

Even if you’re not a believer in prediction, prognostication, and prophecy, you surely cannot deny the supernatural beauty of Abigail Larson’s gorgeously gothic zodiac illustrations to accompany Angie Banicki’s tarot-inspired October horoscopes over at Society6 today. See below for some of our favorite imagery from this stunning series (and if that’s not the most Scorpio pose ever, […]

The Nocturnal Reader’s Box — Interview And Giveaway!

It is 2017 and friends, since I first learned of and became obsessed with their existence three years ago, I have tried a lot of subscription boxes. Candles, jewelry, clothing, food and wine, makeup, perfume, sleep or bath-related–if it exists, I have probably subscribed to it for at least a month before canceling in a […]

Autumnal Equinox Box At Lvnea

Currently at Lvnea one may pre-order a very special, limited edition autumn box filled with seasonal offerings, grounding blends, and soothing scents to celebrate Mabon– a time when darkness is slowly beginning to reign and we are poised between the worlds of life and death, of light and dark. Included in this lavish box of autumnal abundance one will […]

Solstice Scents Late Summer Collection Review + Giveaway

Solstice Scents’ Late Summer collection, released in the latter portion of this past August, revolves around natural atmospheres of desertscapes, conifers, and coast. These fragrances both uniquely transcend the season and are at the same time a paean to the long days, sultry nights, and soaring temperatures that go hand-in-hand with this sun-drenched time of year in the […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s American Eclipse Series: Mini Review

Today, Monday, 21 August 2017, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun, with a total eclipse stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. During this event, the moon will completely cover the sun, and the sun’s corona will extend its golden tendrils from behind a shadowed veil.  Some intrepid sky-gazers may have traveled to […]

Where The Magic Lies: An Interview With Karyn Crisis

It’s difficult to recall now, with which facet of the incredible force of nature that is Karyn Crisis that I first became familiar. Was it her voice? Oscillating passionately between infernal hisses and howls and seraphic coos and incantations, her searing vocals are both unmistakable and unforgettable. Perhaps it was her art: once you’ve seen any of her original oil […]

Good With A Knife: The Papercut Art Of Ivonne Carley

San Diego, CA-based artist Ivonne Carley’s enthusiastic penchant for blades might give one pause, if one didn’t know the sort of slicing and slashing that she indulged in. No, this knife-wielding creator is not lurking around shadowy corners chuckling low, awaiting the throat of an unsuspecting passer-by. No, indeed! Ivonne instead has translated this fondness for sharpened […]

Solstice Scents Spring 2017 Collection

I don’t know about you all, but summer is here in full force down in the swamps and I am flaming-flushed, feverish, and ready to die. I don’t even exaggerate–you can drown under the weight of your own scalding sweat here, if you don’t spontaneously combust first!  So now would seem the perfect time to […]