BloodMilk Ritual Strands: Release Today

Today, Friday, August 3 at 3PM EST, beloved BloodMilk Jewels will be updating their shop with three new additions to the Mourning Beads and Ritual Strand collections: The High Priestess, composed of moonstone orbs,  The Hanged Man, onyx and velvet labradorite, and an Easeful Death variant with onyx and silver spheres and twin onyx coffins. […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The Empress

. Our first set of reviews for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s archetypal adventure and tarot-inspired collection, The Fool’s Journey, featured the master of ceremonies and consummate magus, The Magician. Today, our focus is The Daughter of Heaven and Earth, the Fruitful Mother of Thousands: The Empress. A soft figure of beauty and calm, in flowing robes of pomegranates […]

Lady Leather Fiend: Leia Churchel Of Lunation Leathers

I didn’t telephone my mother often while she was still living. One reason being that I don’t like to have phone conversations with anyone–even my own family–but the other is that a phone call to my mom usually resulted in her asking for some outrageous favor. A $1700 loan, never repaid. A precarious trip to […]

New Sponsor: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Miss Havisham’s Curiosities  Miss Havisham’s Curiosities is the brainchild of writer, Melissa Johnson. Melissa is descended from antique dealers, grew up at flea markets, and some say was even born at a garage sale. Her blog showcases decor, travel, and culture for all those with darker sensibilities. Her signature line of insult and fortune telling […]

Chelsea Wolfe’s The Culling Official Video

Today debuts Chelsea Wolfe’s “The Culling” from the album Hiss Spun, (released September 22, 2017 on Sargent House, and which we reviewed last year) This is the haunting stuff of your most spellbinding, swooniest dreams, and without a doubt, the most exquisite music video we’ve seen in a while. With creative direction and set design […]

Listen Closely, Hear Her Voice: Our Tarot

In late 2016, Sarah Shipman was inspired to combine her two of her favorite interests: Tarot and women’s history. Initially meant to be an art project just for her own enjoyment, she gradually warmed up to the idea of sharing it with the world. Eventually, Sarah launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation and […]

Would You Die For Love?

Dilara Findikoglu Wedding Love has no gender, no race, no limits As long as his wig wasn’t flat and his complexion not sunburn, he feared no battle For all men who have challenged the way in which society views marriage and sexuality. “Give us the right to our existence” For the women who wish to […]

Aspects of the Magician: Tarot Offerings From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that, though I grew up in a household steeped in the mysteries of the occult, and had all manner of mystical materials and esoteric knowledge at my fingertips, I spent most of my childhood at my late grandmother’s knee, primping pie crusts, dropping dumplings, and stirring steep, simmering […]

Beauty, Horror, And Glorious Puns: An Interview With Ghoulish Delights Bath Shop (and a discount code!)

If you are anything like me, the discovery of a complete stranger’s creative endeavor wherein your own various, divergent passions and fascinations intersect, is cause for much excitement and celebration. First, there’s the thrill in learning that yes–these weird enthusiasms somehow mysteriously combined to create a thing that now exists! And two–there is a kindred […]

How To Wear A New Home

  Ok, so not a literal new home. Maybe that title was a little click bait-y. I still live on the same block, in the same neighborhood, with the same old fellow behind us whose slobbery dog always escapes through an open window and somehow winds up at our front door looking for treats and […]

Dark Summer Fragrances From Solstice Scents

I have written before on how summer fragrances needn’t be sweetness and light and greasy coconut oil, green tea/cucumber-melon variants. Although, if that’s your thing–good for you, you’re in luck! Because there’s certainly a lot of that stuff to be found. If you’re not into it, well, you folks are in luck, too! For Solstice […]

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. […]