New Sponsor: Lost Apostle

Introducing: Lost Apostle. Their humble beginnings began 11 years ago behind a market stall in East London. Now based in Montreal, James & Nadya, the duo behind Lost Apostle, have perfected their style with a strong presence in the alternative jewelry world. Take a walk on the wild side with Lost Apostle’s intricate skull collection; […]

Many Moons Workbook 2018 Volume 2

*Edited to Add : Many Moons is currently in stock and ready to ship at RitualCravt The second volume of the 2018 Many Moons workbook is available for order, to complete the year with all new content from July – December. This book contains recipes, spell working suggestions and advice, manifestation musings, Tarot Talk, and […]

BloodMilk: Spy Glass and Ritual Strands

Releasing tomorrow, Friday, May 25 at 3pm EST, are the newest designs from BloodMilk Jewels. The release will include an expansion of new ritual and mourning strands, and the introduction of snake themed spy glass necklaces and rings. As always, each new design is carefully constructed with painstaking precision and imbued with weighted meaning. BloodMilk […]

Aural Fixation April 2018

Sarah This has been a crazy month and so I haven’t really had available the time I normally spend with obsessing over new music, however, there are a handful of singles from some beloved artists that have dropped, and which I am super excited about! Mazzy Star for sleepy goth nap times, Florence and the […]

Helvak Spring Summer 2018

The new Spring / Summer 18 collection from Helvak is now available, and it’s everything I’ve been looking for in a summer wardrobe. Helvak uses breathable fabrics cut into flattering angles for a high-end yet wearable design. Included in the SS18 collection for the first time is a line of (vegan!) bags, sunglasses, and jewelry. […]

New Sponsor: The Imaginary Bookshop

Please welcome our latest sponsor, The Imaginary Bookshop!  The Imaginary Bookshop creates literary-themed gift sets to pair with our carefully curated selection of excellent books. We also offer custom teas, curiosities, a handful of cats, and a curse or two. You know, normal bookshop things. On our blog and in our newsletter we talk a […]

Needful Things: Spring 2018 v.II

Sam: Honey Rose Botanicals CBD Deodorant I’ve been searching for years for an effective all-natural (and of course, vegan & cruelty free) deodorant, and every single one I’ve tried from high end to drugstore brands until now left me … not so deodorized. It’s more they’ve all left me smelling like a sack of onions, […]

Needful Things (periodic staff favorites!)

Our end of 2017 round-up of staff favorites was so much fun to do, and was so well received, that we thought we might make a semi-regular feature out of it! Read for an eclectic assortment of odds and ends that the Haute Macabre writers are digging on lately, and be sure to share some […]

Noctex Giveaway!

Haute Macabre has teamed up with Noctex for a massive giveaway! There will be five $100 gift cards and five $50 gift cards for TEN winners, randomly selected from our followers! To enter to win, just follow these steps! Follow both @HauteMacabre and @Noctex on Instagram Repost your favorite Noctex piece from the shop to […]

Post Mortem: April 2018

Haute Macabre’s offerings from April, 2018… Stacked: March 2018 Haute Macabre Shop Sale BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale Springtime Small Business Sponsors!  Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress: Robotic Arachnid Guardian Chic  Aural Fixation Painted Lady: Kate Moss by Paolo Roversi Elsa Lanchester, Herself (Interview And Book Giveaway) DollsKill 4/20 Sale Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

DollsKill 4/20 Sale

It’s the DollsKill 4/20 sale (no one here is surprised they have a 4/20 sale. No one.). I sifted through all the holographic raver clothes for you and added all of these to my wish list. The ENTIRE site is marked down 20% through the end of Friday, April 20, so start shopping! Midnight Bonjour […]

Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress: Robotic Arachnid Guardian Chic

Today we’re coveting the most recent version of Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht‘s fabulous Spider Dress (here’s the first). We remember when it first debuted back in 2015, but when isn’t reactive robotic futuristic spider couture relevant? Wipprecht’s arresting 3D-printed mechatronic design reacts to the respiration of its wearer and movements of nearby people using Intel’s Edison […]

Springtime Small Business Sponsors!

Please welcome our springtime small business sponsors! Apatico Apatico is a small accessories brand based out of Seattle, WA designed and handmade by Megan Bishop. Specializing in harnesses, crowns, headpieces, and adornments, her work is inspired by history and fantasy with an emphasis on solid design, unique & quality materials, and a flattering fit. Available […]

BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale

Tomorrow, Saturday April 7 at noon EST, the BloodMilk semi-annual sale will launch, where you may enjoy 20% off a large selection of treasures in the collection with code “TaxDeath18” at checkout. The sale will extend through the end of day on Tuesday, April 10. This year, many new designs have been included in the […]

How To Wear The Vernal Equinox

I’ll admit, I never had much of an appreciation for spring until I moved to New Jersey in 2004. Until that time, I had spent the last twenty years in the semi-tropics and spring was, at best, laughable. There were no gusty lions or meek lambs and April showers most certainly did not lead to […]

BloodMilk: Ritual Strands Release Today

Today at 3PM EST, BloodMilk Jewels will be adding new ritual strands and mourning beads to the collection: in addition to new designs, The Black Phoenix and the reimagined Midnight Rattlesnake, previously available strands will be now be crafted in moonstone and labradorite beads. You may also find an new miniature version of the Sword […]

Diaphanous Knitting And Gossamer Knotting: Wearable Art By Nora Fok

Southeast England-based artist Nora Fok creates exquisite works of wearable textile art that look like they were woven using spider silk. In reality Fok uses her own two hands and a fine nylon microfilament, not a team of highly specialized and unusually cooperative arachnids, but I’m no less amazed by her weaving, knitting, braiding, and knotting achievements. […]

Drag Me To Hell (A Very Special How To Wear)

AKA How To Wear A Vindictive Feeling About An Unsolicited Internet Comment Wherein Someone Advised Me That I Need Jesus. I had a whole thing written out about a stupid situation that happened last week, but you know what? Internet commenters aren’t worth it! I deleted the whole thing and cackled madly, all the while. Instead, […]

The Call of Cthulhu for Beginners

From the great depths of cosmic horror, here emerges a retelling of The Old One, in the style of Dr. Seuss. The most merciful thing in the world, I believe, is humanity’s failure to fully conceive of the cosmical horrors we’ve yet to reveal, and which up until now I have tried to conceal This […]

The Haunted Menagerie At The Creeping Museum

The Creeping Museum (featured previously at Haute Macabre) is the labor of love conceived between two friends in North Portland, whose mission is to help artists and independent creators give back to their communities by turning their strange and unusual work into tiny pieces of affordable art, for which to support wonderfully worthy causes. Their newest project, The […]

Slipped Stitches & Stitched Slips: Maude Nibelungen’s Evocative, Elegant Knitwear

Maude Nibelungen is a textile artist with a passion for knitting unique, wearable objects of desire–evocative, avant garde knits full of elegant contradictions, which are equally lovely as sultry loungewear in the boudoir or as unexpected, expressive streetwear–and which are also equally encouraged for all types of people and all of their wonderful bodies. In our interview, below, Maude stressed to me […]

How To Wear A Date With A Monster

We’ve all been there. It’s Friday night, you’re tearing up your closet–shoes strewn all over the floor, blouses crumpled and flung all up in the ceiling fan. You’re growling and muttering anxious curses, butterflies flapping their stupid wings in your guts… and you just don’t know what to wear on your first date with that […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: Erin’s Picks

Like so many of us, my 2017 will in many ways be defined by resistance, politics, and and the raving madness of the world around us. In some ways I am thankful for this, because I finally got off my ass and quit being an armchair activist. I finally got out in the streets and […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: Maika’s Picks

Some personal thoughts on 2017… Oh 2017, you were a very challenging and full year. In addition to all the weight, worry, and woe about current events, my personal life was fraught with stress, growing pains, and heartache, none of which was actually new to the year itself. But the tide well and truly turned […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites 2017: Sam’s Picks

The previous year is now weeks behind us, but it’s taken me quite some time to process. I feel that for many of us, 2017 was a truly liminal experience: a year of stepping through thresholds of discomfort and sanctity, and diving deep within each of ourselves to find a truer version of what we […]

Post Mortem: January 2018

We present the first offerings from Haute Macabre in the new year, and cannot wait for everything we have upcoming for the new year! Exploring the Daydream Spaces of Scott Radke What Whisper A Needle Makes: The Creations of Elsa Olssen/Fevernest Death: A Graveside Companion Sam’s Semi-Annual Closet Cleanout Dr. Bloodsucker: Or, How I Learned […]

Fatally Yours

I never cared about Valentine’s Day before Vegan Treats Fatally Yours candy box came into my life, but now I look forward to the holiday every year! Vegan Treats offers two different styles: The Fatally Yours for all you black hearts out there, and the My Vegan Valentine for the pastel goth in your life. […]