Unlikely Therapy: Skeletor Is Love

*Channelling Sophia Petrillo*: “Picture it. Orlando. 2011.” I had retreated back to Florida after seven hellish years in New Jersey,  a desperately unhappy experience from which I was only just beginning to recover. Immediately upon my arrival back down south, I moved in with my sister and her new husband, who welcomed me with open […]

How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility – One Year Later

It’s Pride Month and nearly a year has passed since my essay, “How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility,” was first published here on Haute Macabre. So lately I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on that particular piece of writing which, to my surprise and subsequent joy, ended up helping more people than myself […]

How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility

A few months ago Sam invited the staff writers to pen some personal pieces for Haute Macabre. I’ve since considered writing about a variety of subjects that interest me, but there’s something else, something much more personal that’s been on my mind for a very long time and this suddenly seemed like a singular opportunity to […]

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 […]

Feb 24: #BindTrump with Witches Worldwide

  Image via IntoTheBear on DeviantArt Witches, they say, do their best work lighting candles in the darkness. Now is indeed a time of great darkness- a time when every light matters, when every single thing we can do to stand against the storm is important. Our resistance must take many forms, because the enemy […]

Black Friday: Meet the Sponsors

Baphomats Baphomats (est 2015) is a small business operating out of a small house with a small dog in coastal South Australia. We create yoga mats that break the mould of gooey spirituality and embrace a darker aesthetic. The company is run by a husband (Brad, an artist) and wife (Chloe, a yoga teacher). Our […]

New Advertiser: GhostLove Jewelry

Please welcome our new advertiser, GhostLove Jewelry! Founded in June of 2008, Ghostlove is the creative endeavor of artist and entrepreneur Dawn Rozakis. She designs, constructs, inspects, and ships every item – start to finish – from her studio in Montclair, NJ. Dawn’s vision for the company has always been to create affordable wares for […]

Death and Taxes Ad Sale

It’s that time, kids :: The Semi-Annual Haute Macabre Small Business Ad Special. Why? Because we love you, and want everyone to know all about your awesome shop. This spring, set up an ad campaign on Haute Macabre and get double your time. Book a week, get an extra week free. Book a month, get […]

Black Friday :: Meet the Sponsors

Burke & Hare Co Burke & Hare Co was established in 2011 in Milwaukee, with the goal to create speciality items of a darker aesthetic without compromising a specific refined and mature taste. Inspiration has been found from medical sciences, superstitions of the past, and spiritualism, gentlemen and lady’s parlors, seances, nature, and romanticism. Now […]

OMGLITERALLYDEAD

I think I’ve found my favorite Instagram account of all time :: OMGLITERALLYDEAD. Its brilliant mockery knows no bounds.

New Advertiser :: Chase and Scout

  Please welcome our newest advertiser, Chase and Scout! Chase and Scout Jewelry seeks to traverse the space between the dark and the light. My work is inspired by meditations on nature and the possibilities of unseen realms. I work primarily with sterling silver and bronze, and offer a limited group of traditional engagement rings […]

New Advertiser :: Velvet Garden

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Velvet Garden! Velvet Garden is the web’s largest gothic fashion marketplace, where you can buy or sell new and gently used gothic and alternative clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, books, movies, music, and more! Compared to eBay or other auction sites, Velvet Garden lets you keep your items up for ONE […]

#AlternativeCurves

Absolutely adore the #AlternativeCurves hashtag that blogger Margot Meanie has started! If you’re on IG, definitely give her a follow and check out the awesome contributions so far under the tag. You can add the #hautemacabre tag to your pics, too, so that we’re sure to not miss your posts! If you haven’t read her […]

Rest in Peace: Drew Bernstein

There has been a  spate of celebrity deaths recently, with Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall making headlines everywhere. But this week we lost a lesser-know celebrity, someone whose work was probably closer to all our teenage Goth hearts: Lip Service founder and designer Drew Bernstein. He was found dead on Monday, another apparent suicide, at […]

New Advertiser :: Fiendies

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Fiendies! The Keepers of Curious Design – the duo that is Enchanted Rumors bring you the mysterious collection that is Fiendies! Combining their obsession with darkness and a little help from their supernatural time machine, they have unearthed an ancient crystal mine with many untold mysteries. Go explore with them […]

From the Black Lodge Fundraiser

Our friend Amanda has been traveling with her touring pop-up shop, From the Black Lodge, for the past few months along with her long time friend and companion dog, Storm. This weekend, Storm accidentally ingested a poisonous substance and has been in veterinary intensive care in Pittsburg. Amanda has listed new items to the From […]

PSA :: Looking for Locals, Shop Updates, and a General Hiya

Hello, friends!! We have been a little bananas at Haute Macabre lately, lots of awesome stuff is in the works! Sam is in the process of launching her very own Vintage Shop (more on that in the coming weeks), Nixon is patiently holding her hand through the tech process, and we are adding a new feature to […]

Death + Taxes Ad Week :: Poison Apple Print Shop

Inspired by witchcraft and the occult, the darkly unique Poison Apple Printshop is a one-woman operation that offers original artwork in the form of screen prints, patches, and clothing. Each hand drawn design elegantly melds at art nouveau with magic and macabre creating bewitching images of ominous spirits and hauntingly tragic scenes. The shop spans […]