Paramour and Psychic Armor: Black Tourmaline and Star Rose Quartz in the Shop

Black Tourmaline is considered one of the most prominent and important metaphysical stones: it acts as a complete psychic armor and auric cleanser, deflecting and even repelling negative energy. This energetic deflection and cleanse is both internal and external, helping you to shed anxious or obsessive thoughts and behaviors, protecting you from your inner turmoil […]

A Sentiment of Spirits: Conversations with Handsome Devils Puppets

Maika: Speaking from a writer’s perspective, interviews are funny things. Although this introduction is what you’re reading first, it was the very last thing written. It was also, somehow, the hardest part for me to write. Sarah and I had a wonderful time composing questions for Han. The hard work, as far as I’m concerned, […]

2018 Needful Things: S. Elizabeth’s Collection Of Anti-Anxiety Comforts

Wherein I am mostly a giant bummer and I tell you about some things that made me feel a little bit not so bummed… 2018 was a mixed bag of good and bad, exciting, and dull– but it’s that ratty, worn-out bag that has unsightly rips and tears, and annoying holes that important things are […]

The Haute Macabre Sigil Planner by Open Sea Design Co

Introducing our first collaboration with Open Sea Design Company: The Haute Macabre Sigil Planner. An undated weekly planner featuring sections from the Haute Macabre categories: keep track of your reading list in the Stacks, your current favorites or notions on your mind in Needful Things, space to call forth what you will Manifest This Week, […]

Chantal Thomass Spring 2009

French lingerie designer Chantal Thomass first caught my eye with her delicate, ultra-femme umbrellas.  Her lingerie, however, is the stuff of dreams, and even her official website feels like a well-appointed chest of drawers. The photography alone is worth stopping by, even if your French is as rusty as mine is. A plus: like most […]

Cameo Appearance

The cameo dates back to 6th century BC Greece, and were very popular in Ancient Rome.   It is a method of carving with a raised image, typically worn as a piece of jewelry.  Cameos have had periodic revivals in popularity, especially in the early Renaissance, Neoclassical France by Napoleon, and most notably by Queen […]

Alise Marie

Alise Marie is a New York based designer that has been described as “all about sex appeal”.  Her men’s designs, Bete Noire, make me want to dress up a fella in them and gift him with a box of red sharpies, à la Secretary, and her women’s are a perfect mix of 1940s office wear and seduction.

Coilhouse Sophomore Issue

Low and behold, the new issue of Coilhouse Magazine releases today!  Everyone has been anxiously waiting for their sophomore issue, and from the previews they have released on their blog, it looks as it will surpass their premier (which is no easy task).  The cover image features comedienne Selene Luna, along with a full length […]

Carnevale Di Venezia

Today marks the start of the Venetian Carnival, or the Carnevale Di Venezia, with the festival of Santo Stefano.  The oldest record of the use of masks in Venice dates back to May of 1268, and can be tracked through history until present day.  Outlawed and restricted numerous times throughout the ages, for reasons including […]

9

Our dear little Gothlings, Haute Macabre would like to gift you with this completely un-fashion related post.  Goth icon, Tim Burton,  has produced a feature length adaptation of Shane Acker‘s award nominated short film, 9.  The trailer has just been released, and it is two minutes of wonder.

Gisele Ganne: Memento Mori

Jewelry designer Gisele Ganne is reimagining a Victorian tradition with her outrageous mourning and divorce jewelry. Traditional symbols like skulls,roses and doves mingle with toy soldiers, weapons, and nooses as easily as traditional materials are incorporated right along with foam and sequins. Her rings especially are heavy in substance as well as symbolism- she even […]

Cherry Bomb : Vivienne Westwood

What Makes Vivienne Westwood Rock?  Long before she was a line in a Gwen Stefani song and felled supermodel Naomi Campbell with her 10-inch platform shoes, Vivienne Westwood (April 8, 1941, Glossop, Derbyshire, England) was a punk. In fact, most credit Westwood as punk fashion’s creator. Her most famous looks early on were the punk […]

Boxing Day Sales

Abelia Dress † Galium Skirt † Nyssa Jacket  Coquette Dress † Morgane Dress † Vendetta Jacket Raphaela Top † Quin Dress †  Yvonne Dress Our neighbors to the north have been giving us wonderful designers for years now, and some of them are sending Santy Claws with store-wide sales.   Shop Elroy has 25% off […]

Queen for a Day

Featured above is The Black Queen from Marcel Wanders’ Christmas collection for the Dutch store de Bijenkorf.  The full catalogue is available for viewing online, along with item descriptions.  The Black Queen is pictured on page 20, The White and Gold Queens on pages 18 and 19, respectively.  Anyone speak Dutch want to translate for […]

eBay Find: Mike & Chris “Arthur” Vest

eBay find: Mike & Chris “Arthur” vest ($225 Buy it Now) . Sadly, I don’t see it available any more on their website, and an antiqued leather cropped vest with a sweetheart neckline  seems to be a difficult thing to come by these days…

Eyola

Do your eyes deceive you?  Is Haute Macabre posting something that isn’t solid black?   It’s alright, little ones.  We accept  burgundy into our color scheme as well, but only for very, very special occasions.  Besides, who could possibly ignore the magnitude of Eyola’s line?  Everyone loves tailored ruffled jackets with low bust lines, although […]

Melting in the Sun

Everyone that has ever worn too much black eyeliner and white face makeup (admit it, we’ve all done it at some point or another) can directly relate to these glasses.  The feeling of bursting into flames while walking down the street on a hot, ultra sunny day – it has been personified in plastic for […]

The Key to My Heart

Morton Manley‘s jewelry usually tends to tribal gauged earrings in ivory and silver. It’s quite nice, and has an industrial flair, but it’s not really my thing. So he caught me off guard with this silver skeleton key pendant- it has little pyramid stud details around the heart-shaped top, tiny wrenches, even a tiny bone… […]

Gentlemen’s Emporium

Gentlemen’s Emporium is the best site I have ever found for authentic, old-fashion men’s wear, specializing in Victorian costume.  They provide assembled outfits, with accessories included for one-click purchase, or you can select pieces individually.  The site also has a fantastic women’s section, which I am sure that Haute Macabre will profile soon enough. Pictured […]

Louise Black

Louise Black was at the top of everyone’s list when Haute Macabre asked for your favorite Etsy sellers, and it is easy to see why.  Each item in her shop is unlike anything I have seen before, and hand stitched and fit to the individual.   Pictured above is  Victorian Steampunk Anatomical Medical Skeleton Cameo […]

Haute Macabre Polyvore Contest!

Haute Macabre wants to see your Polyvore sets! Every week, starting next Monday, December 29, we will be posting our favorite Polyvore sets from our readers. Every month, we will pick our very favorite outfit set and give the creator a prize!   You may be wondering, what the f@#k is Polyvore? Well…it’s sort of […]

Black Tie Affair

Maison Martin Margiella’s couture dress made entirely of recycled men’s bow ties:

Hobo Chic

Fingerless glove are everywhere on runways this season. A versatile accessory that can extend the wearablity of your summer clothes and accessorize nearly anything, they can also be a fashion trap. Ready to move beyond cutting off the ends of your old stripey socks, but don’t want to end up looking like Madonna in the […]

Metal Macabre

Why, hello there, affordable and strange looking shoes!  Let’s be friends, shall we?   You and my little feet shall be dear companions.   These

Domestigoth

Necromance has added two aprons to their inventory.  Priced at only $16 each, they are the perfect for any domestigoth. Unfortunately, Necromance’s site is a bit difficult to navigate, but you can find the aprons by going into their Accessories section, and scrolling down about halfway.  

The Haute List : $15 Or Less

$15 and under Clockwise from Left   Sheer Mesh Gloves with Rhinestone Trim  †  Fetish High Heel Pumps †  Johnny Martin Stretch Sateen Woven Dress  †  Urban Decay Smokeout Powder Eye Pencil  †  Fab Knit Pencil Skirt   †  Black Lace Ruffle Rumba Hot Pants by Honeydew † Black Rose Ring  †  T-Bar Bow Detail Demi […]

Modern Alchemists & Purveyors of Curious Goods

The last few days, Haute Macabre has been showcasing the creative mind of Douglas Little, first in the House & Garden magazine spread, and later, the Bergdorf Goodman window display inspired by the magazine.  Little crafts items to indulge the senses, including fragrances, soaps, decor, and delicacies.   Mr. Douglas Little is a sybarite of […]

L’Wren Scott for CoutureLab

Former model and stylist turned designer, L’Wren Scott has designed a line exclusive to CoutureLab, that is the very essence of Haute Macabre.  Pictured to the left is the Victorian inspired Lace Tail Coat, of which the tiny photo of here does no justice. Each design in the collect is simple and tailored, streamlined into pure […]

Peeping in Windows

Bergdorf Goodman modeled a window display based on the House & Garden spread that Haute Macabre recently posted.  Once again, produced and conceived by Douglas Little, with photography by Ricky Zehavi.  

Tie You Down

Cyberoptix TieLab are not your daddy’s ties.  That is, unless, your daddy is way cooler than most are.  Their silk screened designs come out of a furniture warehouse in Detroit, an industrial muse for the good makers.  By night, Cyberoptix is disguised as an electronic music feature called Toybreaker / Deathlab, and has the Guggenheim […]

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

In the City of Gothia, the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator flees his home to embark on an adventure involving the reanimation of the dead, anti-technology movements, and gothic horror.    Inspired by the works of Jules Verne and Edgar Alan Poe, Anthony Lucas developed a stylistic silhouette animation, and has been nominated for […]