Ancient Secrets: Lemurian Seed Crystals

Lemurian Seed Crystals are said to be the gifts of the ancient civilization of Lemuria, a lost nation and race of people of pre-history. These crystals are water clear quartz, recognizable by their horizontal striations.  The land of Lemuria is hypothesized to have been a huge landmass connecting Madagascar and India, destroyed by a cataclysmic […]

Ascend Ascend: New Work from Janaka Stucky in the Haute Macabre Library

Written over the course of twenty days, coming in and out of trance states brought on by intermittent fasting and somatic rituals while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church, is Janaka Stucky’s most powerful book to date. Featuring cover art and lettering by Aaron Horkey. Rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot […]

Needful Things: Sam’s 2018 Post Mortem

I am not a positive, shiney, optimistic person, despite my best efforts. Despite lighting candles and casting intentions and reading tarot and believing wholeheartedly in the energetic properties of crystals and in magick, I am cynical and pessimistic and deeply pragmatic. I am both sides of the athame, textbook Gemini, and forever apprehensive of sharing […]

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, […]

Anna Sui Spring ’09

Every one of us has the same problem – black in the spring and summer = hawt.  When I say hawt, I mean HOT.  Sticky, sweltering, sweaty hot.  Anna Sui has taken that into consideration for her Spring / Summer ’09 line, and given us this light looking strapless dress.  The rest of the collection […]

Hooked

No matter how high fashion you are, laundry day will always arrive.  Why not do it in some style?  Hang your dirty laundry out to dry with these Bat Clothespins.   On a similar note, I am also looking forward to the release of these Raven Hangers, because as Mommy Dearest says, NO MORE WIRE […]

Man Glaze

Tired of “borrowing” your girlfriend’s black nail polish?  Is that shine a bit too much for your tough man hands?  Well, gentlemen, here’s a brand just for you.   Man Glaze launched in 2007, and is built for the less fair of the species.  It comes in two matte shades – Matte Finish Black and […]

Heels and Loathing in Las Vegas

I just returned from a weekend in Vegas, and walking the casinos and shows late at night led me to realize that somehow a very important message was getting lost: your shoes are only as hot as you look walking in them. I really love those Jimmy Choos, but if you are carrying them in […]

Mütter Museum 150th Anniversary Party

Looking for somewhere to wear your fancy macabre wardrobe?  If you’re in the Philadelphia area, the Mütter Museum is having its 150th Anniversary Party this Friday night, January 9th.   From Morbid Anatomy: The Mütter Museum’s 150th Anniversary Party will take place this Friday, January 9th at the museum, located in Philadelphia, Pennslvania. Tickets start at a […]

Fendi Ready to Wear 09

Fendi’s Spring / Summer Ready to Wear Line is full of bell skirts, sheer blouses, and wide waist cincher belts.  It also seems to be full of Flock of Seagulls hair, but it’s Fendi, so it can get away with whatever it wants.   Knock it Off : Darla Satin Skirt from Forever 21, Scoop Back […]

Zip It

Kate Cusack has been creating zipper jewelry out of Brooklyn, NY, since 2003.  In an odd way, it reminds me of the suction cups on tentacles.   “In art school,” Kate explained, “I realized that once you allow yourself to use materials in unconventional ways, then, just about anything is possible. It’s ironic that most […]

Steel Pussy

Furries have frightened me since I first heard of them.  I think I can handle android furries, though.  Coco de Mer (NSFW) has these cat and dog head pieces to add a bit of animal to your bondage gear, and it definitely is a step up from those kitty ear sets you see all those […]

Skin Graft

Skin Graft Designs has released their Spring/Summer 09 line, and sadly, it is no where near as intricate and Post-Apocalyptic as their previous collections.  Thankfully, their Flickr page is still full of the Couture Porn I had grown so fond of from them.  I may have to take a trip downtown L.A. to their new […]

Polyvore Contest Weekly Winner!

  Still every night I burn, every night I scream your name by Sidewinder is a parasite. Congratulations to Sidewinder is a parasite! She will be entered in our monthly Polyvore contest.  Winner shall be announced February 2, and will receive a copy of the newest issue of Coilhouse Magazine!   New contest for this week can be entered […]

The Haute List : $50 or Less

$50 and Under † Brass Knuckle Platform Heels  †  Off the Shoulder Gathered Dress  †  Black Leather Stud Doctor Handbag Tooth Cameo Brooch Pin  †  Black Stitch Buckle Ankle Strap Platform Heel  †  Button Down Shirt Dress Bee 23 Wallet  †  Wool Capelet  †  “Very Sexy” Corset Cincher Set 

Elevation

From Dazed & Confused October 2008 Designer: Gareth Pugh  Photographer : Nick Night

Spring 2009: Michelle Jank

Michelle Jank’s Hitchcock-inspired Spring 2009 dresses: Knock it off: cut out applique birds yourself to spruce up an outfit (there are lots of bird silhouettes available using a simple image search), or buy them ready-made. $4.00 gets you a pack of 10 felt birds on Etsy, or get a sequinned applique for $12.50 at Accessories […]

2009: Comme des Garçons

I will be the very first to admit that I am more than just a little confused by Comme des Garçons’ 2009 Spring Ready to Wear line.  It is reminiscent of the Steel Sak trash bags I use for my kitchen garbage, with a touch of the Muppet, but deep in my heart, I will always love CDG. […]

Circuitry

Ego Assassin latex’s Circuit Board collection has the dormant cyber punk in me wanting to get powdered up to slide into some skin tight, nonporous fetish wear.  Oddly, the collection has a few items included that are dotted with little hearts, but the circuitry patterns well make up for the seemingly displaced cutesy stuff.  Pictured […]

Let the Right One In

  I have yet to jump on the Twilight bandwagon.  Subtexts of teen abstinence and virtue have no place in my vampire lore, and quite frankly, no one will do that better than Louis and Lestat (sans the teen bit, I suppose).  Thankfully, Let the Right One In arrived a few months ago.   Let the Right […]

Spring 2009: Rodarte

Happy New Year, my fashionista friends! It’s 2009, which means it’s time we focused on looking to the year ahead. The next week here at Haute Macabre we’ll be taking a look at the spring ready-to-weart collections for 2009. Spring collections are always significantly more challenging than Fall/Winter collections, as for some reason many designers […]

Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio Recuenco is a Spanish high fashion and conceptual photographer that I have recently fallen in love with.  Something deep inside tells me that you will be seeing much more of his work here on Haute Macabre, as the further I dig through the archives of the internet, the more I find that leaves me […]

Friedrich Gray

Australian label Friedrich Gray‘s Summer 2008 collection was nothing short of genius.  It was high fashion that actually looked wearable, and not something to wow the runways and then wind up in some sort of “Never Will Someone Functionally Wear This Beautiful Piece of Couture” museum.   Sadly, the current collection, is not as awe […]

Frank Strunk III

Metal  purses from Florida artist Frank Strunk III, whose work otherwise seems to involve a remarkable number of rusty hammers. For the boys, he also makes metal ties.

New Year’s Resolutions from Haute Macabre

New Year’s Resolutions are always a pain in the ass to make, and you never wind up keeping them.  They’re always full of “I’ll work out more” or “I’ll quit smoking” or “I will stop making resolutions that I know I’ll never follow through with”. Instead, let Haute Macabre make them for you.  They’ll be […]

Precious Metals

I love rings with skulls and roses and spiders on them. I do. Especiaslly really nice one. We’ve already showcased quite a few here at Haute Macabre, and I’m confident we’ll show you more. But it is also nice to know that someone out there is doing something OTHER than the traditional symbols of darky-darkness. […]

Rest in Peace

Coffin Couches are made from recycled caskets collected from southern California funeral homes, a new way of thinking “green”.  Each casket has been previously occupied, but not buried, and is embossed with biohazard signs on the legs.  A bit of a step up the Gawth ladder than the black couch you got at Ikea, eh?

Time to Get Your Panties in a Bunch

Ladies, here’s a quickie for you to get your quickie on.   (Not all links are entirely SFW, as they contain hot lingerie)   Up to 60% off at Myla † Up to 50% off at Agent Provocateur † Up to 70% off at Figleaves † Up to 70% off at Mio Destino † Up […]

Your Winter Exoskeleton

One of the best things about winter is the implied necessity of shopping for a coat or jacket. This new armor against the elements has the power to transform you into a badass city warrior and, like boots, can be considered an investment without overt shame. Whether you’re able to sacrifice a month’s salary on […]

A Cold Day in Hell

A few nights ago, at a Post-Christmas party, I noticed a woman from across the patio, and marched up to her to compliment her on her shoes.  Her shoes were HOT.  Strappy stilettos that actually seemed wearable, as this fabulous woman was not teetering precariously four inches higher than normal above ground, but standing steadily upright.  She graciously thanked […]

Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Scherer Gonzales, founded in 2004, is the the brainchild of Constance G. González and Paul Scherer, once classmates at  Berlin´s Lette Verein. While Berlin may not yet be a top fashion destination, the city does host an annual fashion week and it’s rising stars are incredibly talented.  Over the last ten years, the upcoming fashion […]

Gareth Pugh

In February of 2008, 24 year old British designer Gareth Pugh sent his models down the runway looking like something out of a macabre daydream.  It had been described as “The Wizard of Oz bumped into Predator”, and his Spring 2009 Ready to Wear that recently graced the runways is yet another dichotomous mix.  He’s went over […]

Goblin & Crumb

Goblin & Crumb specializes in leather accessories and masks, and also has a very interesting Doll section of their shop.  Pictured above is the Surgeon Mask, and that is being added to my shopping list, along with World War II gas mask, leather butcher apron, and multiple rolls of saran wrap.  Their prices are extremely […]