Medieval Times

This entire entry probably has to do with sitting around the house too much reading the boyfriend’s S.M Stirling collection, or maybe it’s just Beyonce’s armored glove, but it seems to me that I’m seeing a lot of King Arthur’s influence in fashion lately.  Although it hasn’t gone as medieval on us all as it […]

Think You’re Emo Enough?

So much of Gothic Fashion is dependent on reminiscing on the past.  We have our Victorian, Steampunk (the brown Victorian goth), our Ren Faire, the ’80s…  Well, what about the future?  Sure, there’s Cyber Punk, but really, that’s about it.  This might not necessarily be “Goth”, but frankly, it’s too weird and cool to pass up.   […]

Button Up Bootie

A much younger version of myself once went up to my mother and said, “I want witch shoes”.   “Well, Samantha, Halloween is a few months off.” “No, Mom, I want witch shoes to wear every day.” And so it began.  Before I could even reach the drug store shelf that had the black hair […]

Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll turns 111 today, and in celebration, we would like to share a few leaked images from the upcoming “Alice in Wonderland”, directed by Tim Burton.  We are absolutely dying to see the rest of the costumes from this, so if anyone has come across better pics, please share! The last coat reminds me […]

The (Old) New Look

After covering Dior’s Winter collection based on his 1947 New Look, I thought it might be good to  look back and check out what exactly the New Look WAS. Dior’s 1947 collection made a more significant impact on fashion history than any other single collection. The world was coming out of WWII, and for years […]

Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!

Edgar Allan Poe turns 200 today, so Haute Macabre would like to wish this icon a very Haute Bicentennial.  Poe was born Edgar Poe in 1809, and was soon after abandoned by his father and orphaned by his mother.  The Allan family took him in, and gave him his middle name.  After the estrangement of […]

80’s Explosion

Time to break out those old Siouxsie albums, kids, because today, we have discovered a 80’s Gotho treasure.  Welcome to Lullie Vintage’s Ebay Store, where once you’ve sorted through all the frightening hipster comeback items, you find the hidden world of forgotten cocktail dresses.  Best of all, the prices are dirt cheap – I think […]

Cameo Appearance

The cameo dates back to 6th century BC Greece, and were very popular in Ancient Rome.   It is a method of carving with a raised image, typically worn as a piece of jewelry.  Cameos have had periodic revivals in popularity, especially in the early Renaissance, Neoclassical France by Napoleon, and most notably by Queen […]

Carnevale Di Venezia

Today marks the start of the Venetian Carnival, or the Carnevale Di Venezia, with the festival of Santo Stefano.  The oldest record of the use of masks in Venice dates back to May of 1268, and can be tracked through history until present day.  Outlawed and restricted numerous times throughout the ages, for reasons including […]

Gisele Ganne: Memento Mori

Jewelry designer Gisele Ganne is reimagining a Victorian tradition with her outrageous mourning and divorce jewelry. Traditional symbols like skulls,roses and doves mingle with toy soldiers, weapons, and nooses as easily as traditional materials are incorporated right along with foam and sequins. Her rings especially are heavy in substance as well as symbolism- she even […]