Still, One More Time With Feeling

Nick Cave’s Skeleton Tree / One More Time With Feeling

We usually think of exploration as positive: adventurers, dreamers, alchemists searching for immortality, identity, and meaning. Nick Cave’s 16th studio album Skeleton Tree and its accompanying documentary One More Time With Feeling are not this kind of exploration. Released back-to-back in early September, they are instead a heart-rending look at the aftermath of a great trauma. “What […]


Tank Woman

While we don’t too often report the news here at Haute Macabre, sometimes we just have to. Especially when the news involves Vivienne Westwood driving a frikkin’ tank. In a recent anti-fracking protest, the First Lady of Alternative Fashion DROVE A FRIKKIN TANK  to UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s house, and looked amazing doing it […]


Nobody Expects the Etsy Inquisition

In a rather surprising move for an online community that prides itself on being offbeat, wacky, and underground, Etsy has banned the sale of spells and other ‘metaphysical items’. Previously, selling spells was fine as long a) the seller warned you that they might not work, and b) some tangible item was provided. Under the […]


April Fools Winner: Power Wheels Desert Drifters

    The best thing to come out of the wash of April Fool’s posts on the Web this year? Think Geek’s Mad Max Fury Road Power Wheels collection.  I wonder how many people it would take clicking ‘BUY’ for these to actually be produced….      


So, Health Goth is a Thing Now

  I just thought you guys should know. You know, kinda in the way you feel like your buddy should hear it from you when her ex does something really egregious at the bar while drinking too many Coco NoNos, instead of stumbling into that mess on Facebook the next day.  It’s a thing.  It’s […]


Welcome to Night Vale.

I have recently become addicted to the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, which is somewhat like what community radio would be if Twin Peaks had a local station, or maybe if your local news cast was based on lost scripts from The X-Files. It’s available free at Podbay. You should probably also follow then on Twitter, […]


Rescue Ink

  Sometimes, you just gotta post awesome. And these pictures from the guys at Resue Ink are making my day. For those of you that don’t know, Rescue Ink is a New-York based group of bikers and other self-proclaimed “street guys” who step up and do the dirty work when it comes to animal welfare (and have […]


Haute Macabre Approved: Lily Gatins

Stylist Lily Gatins of le Report is one of those people who crops up in street style pictures, magazines, and blogs now and then, and always impresses me with the consistency and quality of her personal style. Beyond that, I don’t know too much about her, but I’ll add her to the ranks of the […]


Zombies, Run!

When it comes to workouts, I’m a yoga fiend and a Pilates junky. But I’ve always said that the only way you’ll see me running is if zombies are chasing me. Turns out, there’s an App for that.     Zombies, Run! is an interactive iPhone game (out on Android shortly) that lets you play out […]


Recommended Reading: The Night Circus

Samantha has been going on about Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus for months, so I finally got around to reading it. It is fantastic. There will be obvious comparisons to Geek Love, to Tim Burton’s work back before he sucked, and to Neil Gaiman, but the book manages to take in all of those influence without becoming […]

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I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried. Thanks, Urban Dictionary. The real question is, which definition should Haute Macabre sponsor? {ad#post ad image]

Mariacarla Boscono

Great Shot. Terrible Name.

Really, Givenchy? Because we all want to smell like the brutally murdered? Even for a site that calls itself Haute Macabre, that’s just creepy.



If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may know that I am fascinated by prosthetic legs. From old antique ones to Alexander McQueen’s hand-carved wooden boots, there is something about prostheses that screams to me of a post-biological future. From the first time I saw the Flex-Foot Cheetah and realized that prostheses […]


Cabinet of Carnal Curiosities

Errr…  does the phrase “Butt Rogers” mean anything to you? I don’t often cover super-duper steampunk stuff, but this time around I just had to share. Lady Clankington’s  Cabinet of Carnal Curiosities produces “Infernal Devices” you could get away with wearing to your next Steam Punk Tea Party. Assuming you washed them first.  Via Unplggd.


Haute Macabre Approved: Agyness Deyn

Even though I put in several hours a week scouring magazines and fashion blogs, I really don’t care about models. I can’t even tell them apart. For the most part, other than a few truly legendary ladies that any old Joe off the street could identify from a mile away, I don’t even know their […]

Good News, Hot Chick

As of yesterday, two days of meetings of the International Whaling Commission failed to lift the ban on commercial whaling. While some states continue to slaughter whales and dolphins outside the ban (notably Japan, Iceland, and Norway), this is still great news. And if you haven;t seen the video yet, Alice Delial does a fine […]


Black and Bandage

Numero # 112 I’m starting to track a nice color trend here and there that I can only call “Black and Bandage”, because I’m not quite sure what to call the medical-tape color involved.  You’ll see it in several editorials we’ve posted recently, like Olga and Fower. It’s not exactly camel, and it’s certainly not […]