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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 […]

Tear Catchers, or Throwaway Perfume Bottles

Catching Feelings: The Myth of Victorian-Era Tear Catchers

I’ve had this article on my to-write list for months — tear catchers or “lachrymatories,” those gilded vials you often see next to mourning wreaths and crushed velvet capelets, are the very height of romanticism. During the Victorian Era, it’s said, the grieving would weep into the delicate containers which turn up now and then […]

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#ItWasntJustAPhase

Last week, I posted this photo from around 2004 to my Instagram page, and I fell in love with everyone’s replies! So many of you said that you had old images of yourselves from way back when, in the days of yore full of crushed velvet and mesh. Post your old Super Goff images to […]

Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century on Haute Macabre

Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century

Victorian fashion continues to amaze with its’ macabre overtones: while we’re all familiar with the Mourning rituals of the era and the long term perils of tight-laced corsets,  now we can add arsenic poisoning to the list. Both the wearer and the maker of many Victorian garments were at risk: from prolonged arsenic and mercury […]

Now This is Gothic Post Punk Project :: Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace

Some Wear Leather Some Wear Lace

One of Haute Macabre’s favorite Tumblrs, Now This is Gothic, released Some Wear Leather Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s, a collection of select images from their incredible collection of throwback images of Goths in the 80s. We featured the Tumblr blog once before, and are still deeply in […]

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The Butcher’s Boy

Meticulously detailed Victorian miniature butcher shops. Totally not creepy, right? via Collector’s Weekly.  

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The Maid of Orleans

I’m not sure what these pictures were taken for, or who they were taken by. I found them while poking around in New York makeup artist Deborah Altizio‘s portfolio, and liked the combination of warm, smokey makeup and Joan of Arc styling. I especially like the use of a metallic sweater with an even knit, […]

The Anachronism

Unfortunately, I have not had the time to watch this in its entirety, so it is now your job to watch it for me and tell me how awesome it is.

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BookBook

The BookBook Hardback Leather Case for the MacBook and the MacBook Pro might be the coolest laptop cover of all time.  Each handmade, hardback leather case is available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red, and disguises and protects your laptop. Pretty spiffy, eh? Found via Trend.Land!