BloodMilk Belonging to the Underworld

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 […]

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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 NuitClothing.com

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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 WitchEmoji.com for FAQs and a link to the app store page.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bela Lugosi’s Dead (but You Can Live in His House for $3 Million)

Bela Lugosi’s mansion — where the actor lived from 1934-1937 — is on the market. For only $3million dollars, you can buy the Tudor-style Hollywood home, built by architect Frank W Green and complete with a ballroom-size living room with stone fireplace, a formal dining room with “banks of iron glass windows” (because why not), a library with […]

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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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The Haute List

Bria Romper, $41 $20.50  +  Cora Dress, $106 $53  +  Twist-Front Crop Top, $35 $19.99 Twist-Front Jersey Gown, $406 $182.70  +  Grecea Dress, $128  +  Harem Jumpsuit, $150 Revolve Pant, $148  +  Leather Transport Tote, $158  +   Halle Jeans, $239 $125.47

Stone Sparrow Design

New Advertiser: Stone Sparrow Design

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Stone Sparrow Design! Stone Sparrow Design is a one woman show, owned and operated by Marina Eliasi in New York. Marina studied Architecture and Art History at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, but found her passion in metal smithing after graduation. Each piece is made with love and intention and […]

SÉANCE: SPIRITUALIST RITUAL AND THE SEARCH FOR ECTOPLASM

SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm by Shannon Taggart

The ever-inspiring Pam Grossman (recently interviewed here by S. Elizabeth) just tipped us off about the forthcoming release of a fascinating new book by Brooklyn-based photographer Shannon Taggart, who specializes in contemporary spirit photography. Entitled SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, the book combines Taggart’s ethnographic study of Spiritualism with her processes for photographing spiritualist transformations, including such […]