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, […]

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 […]

Loved to Death

Loved to Death makes taxidermy jewelry and accessories.  They began with creating “Anthropomorphic Taxidermy dioramas” and have expanded into a full line of intricate designs.    “We have always been animal lovers and feel that the life of an animal doesn’t necessarily end at their death.” Pictured above is the Gothic Victorian Mourning Taxidermy Squirrel Heart Necklace, […]

Dear D&G

  Dear Dolce & Gabbana, The next time you create something as beautiful as this Metal Corset Belt, why don’t you just send it over to Haute Macabre?  I promise that we will wear it better than J-Lo  ever could.  I understand that perhaps she get a bit more exposure than we do, but just […]

I Lived to See the Day

I honestly never thought I would say this, but Urban Outfitters‘ winter releases are full of win.  Usually, when I walk into one of their stores, I am immediately overwhelmed by the disarray, the terrible music played at a million decibels, and the teeny boppers trying to find the latest hobo hipster knockoffs.  By the […]

Go-F@#%!-Yourself Pumps

If it seems like I just can’t get enough of Christian Louboutin lately, you’re probably just paying attention. These little beauties were produced for Rodarte’s runway show, and are currently listed on the Louboutin website as “price on request”, which probably means I don’t even want to know. The search for knockoffs begins…

More Than a Mouthful

The hideously talented and gifted designer Courtney Riot (whom is responsible for the fancy new header up on top of this page) has the digital illustration print available for sale, pictured above.  Prints are 11×17, and can be purchased by emailing the artist directly at courtney@riot-media.com

Gothic Splendor

Designer Douglas Little conjures a fractured fairy tale about the new mood of dark beauty and opulence in home decor.  Isn’t it Necromantic?   From the November 2006 issue of House & Garden Magazine.   All images conceived and produced by Douglas Little.   Photographed by Francois Dischinger.

Antiseptic Fashion

  Antiseptic Fashion is the work of Billy Vahan and Stella Maris.  It is setting the standard for angular post-apocalyptic fashion, creating deconstructed and stitched corsets, collars,  gauntlets, and other leather work for both the ladies and the gentlemen.  For orders, please use their Contact page for quotes on existing pieces or custom.  Be warned, […]

Let There Be Light

The Zenith Chandelier is the perfect addition to any home.  Well, perhaps not any home, but I assume anyone’s home that is reading Haute Macabre.  Unfortunately though, it is priced at an astronomical $82,800.  Unless it is made of magic, grants you wishes on demand, and when its light fills your room angels start singing […]

Michel Berandi

Michel Berandi‘s Fall/Winter 2008 collection showcased some great men’s looks. Skinny black jeans, deconstructed sweaters, cute jackets, and the awesome chicken-foot necklace (seen here paired with an oversize faux fur jacket ), all get my thumbs-up. Wearing a toupee on your face, however, remains a poor choice.

Cherry Bomb: Yohji Yamamoto

What Makes Yohji Yamamoto Rock? Japanese designers are becoming more popular with the rock and roll set and Yohji Yamamoto is at the top of the list.  Gwen Stefani name-checked him in her ode to Japanese style in “Harajuku Girls”.  Evanescence’s Amy Lee is a fan. And, so is Alanis Morissette. British rockers Placebo have […]

Medic Esthetic

  Gwendolyn Huskens is a design student (yes, that’s right – student) at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.  At the academy’s recent graduation show, she unveiled a collection of shoes she called “Medic Esthetic”.  The collection consisted of cream and skin colored footwear, and was constructed by medical supplies such as plaster bandages, steel, and […]

It’s Getting Haute in Here

Actually, no, it is not.  It is currently 47 degrees Fahrenheit in the City of Angeles, and surely temperatures are much lower everywhere else.  Personally, I love coats and jackets, but where to find one that does not make you look four feet wider than you actually are, or about to embark on an Antarctic expedition?  We want […]

Adorable Giveaway Alert: Topshop

This just in: Starting today and while supplies last, Topshop will be giving away this exclusive keychain from up and coming British designer Christopher Kane with orders over £60. Best way to spend your money? Anything from the Pagan line, or perhaps a pair of the Gothic Lace Leggings.

Inquiring Minds

We here at Haute Macabre are curious – who are your favorite Etsy sellers, and why?   Haute Macabre admires the small business, hand crafted, DIY minds that fuel the creativity behind Etsy shops.  We would love to hear your feedback and recommendations for Etsy sellers and shops.

Evoluzione

Editorial:  Evoluzione della Specie Magazine:  Elle Italia Issue : November 2008 Model: Kemp Muhl Photographer: Ruven Afanador

Steam Trunk

Steam Trunk Couture, “Conceived on the wings of underground theater and circus”, crafts both men’s and women’s vintage-inspired steampunk fashion. This time around, we thought we would focus on the men’s line. While some of their offerings can seem costumey (especially when worn as complete ensembles), they also make some unique and wearable pieces worth […]

Torture Devices

A diesel-mechanic turned jeweler from the post-industrial wasteland of New Jersey (shudder…) presents to us Spragwerks.  Each piece is cash and hand finished by its founder, whom identifies himself as Rich.   “My work explores the tense intersection of the organic by the industrial, and particularly the consumption of one by another.” I have a […]

Playing Doctor

If the winter has you feeling under the weather, perhaps a little medical attention is in order? Pratesi makes an Italian leather mini doctor’s bag purse that has an interior light- and a price tag of $342.00. The real deal will run you about half that- and doctor’s bags are made to last a lifetime. […]

Loving the Skin You’re In

SkinBag Corps. has presented us with something fantastically frightening.   “SkinBag are autonomous seamless organisms in synthetic skin.  Accessories and OuterWear in SkinBag become body extensions.  SkinBag anticipates the fusion between the digital and the organic.  Carrier of mutation, SkinBag symbolizes the ambivalence between the natural and the artificial, the instinctive and the optimisation.  SkinBag is a relational tool offering […]