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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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BloodMilk Belonging to the Underworld Retires Tonight

photo via @Saoren Today is the final chance to acquire the BloodMilk Belonging to the Underworld ring: it will be permanently retired tonight at midnight, EST. Available in Onyx, Labradorite, and Moonstone, inspired by BloodMilk’s “Belonging to the Darkness” series, which embodies themes from the Persephone myth. It pairs with the Endless Night Ring part II, […]

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The Imaginative Olfactive Magics of Solstice Scents + A Giveaway!

My obsession with scented magics started early in life. If my mother were still around, I’d remind her of the times I used to sneak into her bedroom while she was elsewhere in the house. Slinking over to her vanity, I would fondle the fragrance bottles within reach of my stubby little arms, spritzing and spraying and […]

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Own your own Handbook for the Recently Deceased

Good news, deathlings! We no longer need to wait until we meet our respective demises in order to obtain a copy of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased, that oft-coveted yet inscrutable guide to the afterlife first seen in Beetlejuice. Think Geek has released an exclusive, officially licensed replica of the dearly departed Maitlands’ very own handbook. The Handbook […]

Small Business Advertising Special

Springtime Small Business Advertising Special

The Springtime Small Business Advertising Special time is upon us! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabre for one month for $100, including an introductory post and to be featured on our social media pages! To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your Shop Name and Link Your PayPal […]


Covet Gardens: Dolls Kill Wish List

I’m mentally preparing myself for a no-buy month of May, so I’m of course tempting fate by putting together this wish list on DollsKill. Current Mood Detroit Boots I think I might be completely obsessed with these, and if they’re still available in June, they’re mine. They make me think of all of the New […]

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Jardin au Clair de Lune: Nuit SS17

Jardin au Clair de Lune: the Spring / Summer 17 collection by Nuit Use code “NuitMacabre” for 10% off your order total until Wednesday, May 3 at

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The Natural History Collection from the Curious Card Company

This latest, eight card collection from The Curious Card Company features vintage print designs of various natural history illustration plates, including botanical flowers and ferns, crystals formations, beetles, moths and butterflies, sea shells, birds, deep sea fish and crustaceans. (fun fact: The colour palette for these cards was inspired by the 1963 movie ‘The Courtship […]

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Chase + Scout Tiny Dagger Rings + a Haute Macabre Discount

Chase + Scout Tiny Dagger rings are back for a limited time! These rings are hand carved and cast in sterling silver and set with labradorite or moonstone. Chase + Scout wants to extend a special discount for Haute Macabre readers with 15% off your total order now through May 5 using code “MayMacabre“ (discount […]

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Savoring the celluloid hues of colorpalette.cinema on Instagram

Color is a uniquely powerful tool in the art of cinematic storytelling. We’re all naturally sensitive to color and its impact doesn’t require our conscious awareness in order to be felt emotionally, psychologically, and even physically. For some filmmakers, the role of color is so important it may as well be considered a character unto […]

Witch Emoji

Witch Emoji

New in the Apple App store: Witch Emoji from Pam Grossman, an 80 sticker pack available for iPhones & iPads, compatible with iMessage! Visit for FAQs and a link to the app store page.


It’s What’s Inside That Counts

For 24 hours only, Jason Freeny presents the chocolate Anatomical Easter Bunny! Now, you can be even more uncomfortable biting the heads off of Easter candy. Available via Mighty Jaxx, and the clock is ticking.

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Unsettling Ceramics by Sarah Duyer

All we want to do today is chase after this skittering teapot creature, which is the work of San Francisco-based ceramic artist and painter Sarah Duyer and undoubtedly contains some incredibly powerful elixir. Duyer also created these marvelous skeleton and severed finger ring bowls, both of which look like perfect places to store all the Blood Milk jewels we […]


So we met at the Cemetery Gates: An Interview with Nathan Graves

I freely admit that I first fell in love with the Pacific Northwest from afar while watching Twin Peaks back when I was attending high school in Chicago, but I’ve actually lived in the PNW since 2000. With its deep, lush forests, stormy beaches, and seemingly endless chains of grey, rainy days, the PNW is a wonderful […]

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Ask Baba Yaga: Folkloric Advice From Taisia Kitaiskaia

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a Russian-American poet and writer with not one but TWO forthcoming books you’ll want to add to your stack. The first is Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers (co-created with artist Katy Horan) and the second, Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles, just opened pre-orders. Though American perception […]

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The Final Hours of the BloodMilk Sale

Today is the final day of the semi-annual BloodMilk Sale: enjoy 20% off a large selection of BloodMilk Jewels by using code “TaxDeath17” at checkout until 11:59PM, EST. Making room for new pieces, the “Belonging to the Underworld” ring will be included in this sale before it is permanently retired on May 1. To view […]