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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 […]

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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 […]

Haute Macabre Stacked May 2017: Crystal Lee Lucas

Stacked: June 2017

image via Crystal lee Lucas Sarah Hunger by Roxane Gay  I feel strange writing that I was “excited” to read this. It’s a rough read. It’s not just uncomfortable, it is intensely painful. It’s heart breaking and gut wrenching…and entirely relatable on some levels, though Roxane Gay’s experiences are very far from my own and […]

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The Bone Maiden: New from Chase and Scout

Chase & Scout’s newest mini collection, The Bone Maiden, explores resurrection and rebirth using empty vessels of bone and shell to create new forms. To celebrate the new collection and honor our friends at Haute Macabre, Chase & Scout is offering a 20% discount for use in the entire shop, exclusively available to Haute Macabre […]

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Portals Of Power: KillDie’s Crystal Marys

If there’s anything my hallowed altar has been missing (first step, Sarah–make an altar) but if there WERE anything lacking, I can tell you right now that it’s a hollowed out blessed Virgin Mary that’s been filled with filled with delicate, rosy-hued crystals, exuding gentle energies of compassion and peace and shimmering with grace and sacred intention. […]

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Burial Ground Solstice Sale

To celebrate the summer solstice, Burial Ground is offering a 20% discount on the entire collection of jewelry, including the new blue quartz version of The Eternal Light (option available once you have added the necklace to your shopping cart). Use code SOLSTICE at checkout on BuralGround.org until the moment of the Solstice in the […]

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BloodMilk Jewels: Darkling I Listen

Here lies a special look at the much coveted sophomore addition to BloodMilk’s Darkling I Listen collection. With adoration and dedication to the shadow self, to the night creatures, and to those that dwell in the darkness, BloodMilk gifts the wearer with the strength and protection to stride onwards, anointed with these talismans. Within this […]

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16 Psyche

Haute Macabre Patron Saint of Sound Chelsea Wolfe released a preview of her forthcoming album, “Hiss Spun”, this morning with the electrifying “16 Psyche”. Named for one of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt, “16 Psyche” starts with a melodic drone guitar, easing its way into Wolfe’s hypnotic vocals, reminiscent of the early albums […]

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Playing With Death: The Morbid Curiosity Game

Death can be a tricky subject to discuss, even for those of us more morbidly-minded than most. It’s also endlessly, irresistibly fascinating and affects every single one of us. As our beloved Caitlin Doughty often reminds us, ignoring topics that frighten or make us uncomfortable only makes them scarier, whereas openly talking about them brings […]

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Kieran Crowder ‘Liberates’ Ashes, Makes Art

This past weekend, a very unique exhibit was on display at Turner Fine Arts in Birmingham. Here Lies is the result of over thirty years’ work and incorporates ashes “acquired from a crematorium the artist worked at when he was a teenager in the 1970s,” according to the art gallery’s description. For those unfamiliar with […]

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Artist, Chemist, Goofball: Catching Up With Tyler Thrasher

When I was in the sixth grade and it was the dreaded Science Fair projects time of the year (did everyone hate this as much as I did? Or was a just a really awful student?) my grandfather hit upon the grand idea that we were going to grow crystals in both salt solutions and sugar […]

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Going Home to Twin Peaks

I’ve lived in the PNW for nearly 17 years, first in Seattle and now in Portland. But no matter how long one lives in a place, conversation eventually turns to where you lived might’ve lived before, which then glances over its shoulder and asks how you came to live where you do now. My answer […]

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Illuminating The Many Moons Workbook with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is a many-armed goddess and magical warrior woman who must have a to-do list of epic proportions. She is a designer, art director, and artist whose artwork and design is based in the spiritual, feminist, and mystical. She teaches workshops pertaining to tarot and moonbeaming (connecting with and working with the power of different […]

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s American Gods + A Giveaway!

During the course of a recent flight to the West Coast, I had the pleasure of re-reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and was again treated to one of my very favorite passages in all literature, of all time, ever. “The house smelled musty and damp, and a little sweet, as if it were haunted by the […]

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The Mysteries of Cimetière de Montmartre

The other week I had the pleasure of again visiting Paris, one of my most favorite places in the world — partly, I think, because it expects you to earn its love. Paris is like me, or like how I prefer to think of myself: challenging, but worth exploring. It doesn’t require patience so much […]

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Springtime Small Business Sponsors!

Apatico Apatico is an accessories label based out of Seattle, WA designed and handmade by Megan Bishop. Harnesses, chokers/collars, headpieces, belts, and other body adornments (as seen in Elle, Teen Vogue, Bust) as well as high-end millinery (as seen in Marie Claire). Her work consists of both wearable everyday pieces and dramatic, fantasy & fairytale-inspired […]

Agnieszka Osipa: Fashion Where Slavic Folklore Reigns

Agnieszka Osipa: Fashion Where Slavic Folklore Reigns

Polish designer Agnieszka Osipa’s creations feel like home to me, embodying a sort of feral holiness I associate with Slavic folklore and imagery. Its grand and decadent but wild, refined yet chaotic — her fashion often inseparable from the moody, atmospheric dreamscapes she creates with her photographers. Each image is uniquely powerful, with intricate beading […]