NARRE TOD, MEIN SPIELGESELL

Narre Tod, Mein Spielgesell Fool Death, My Playmate Franz Fiedler, 1922

Offerings: Spells & Teas by Ritual Cravt, The Carnival at the End of the World, Crow Tarot, Garnets, Calcite Spheres, and Amethyst Roots

Some new additions to the ever growing Haute Macabre Shop, pieces I have curated and hand selected: the beautiful Carnival at the End of the World & Crow Tarot decks, a restock and expansion of our selection of Ritual Cravt spell kits and teas, and new crystals have been added this week. Handcrafted spell kits […]

An Obscurum Of Secrets: The Lost Art Of Robin Isely

I had, for a time, sadly shelved the idea of a feature on digital collage artist Robin Isely, aka sliplead. I first mentioned this artist in my 2017 Needful Things roundup and I was immensely thrilled at the opportunity to connect with them for an interview, but unfortunately, their gorgeous Tumblr-hosted gallery–an obscurum of secrets, elusive […]

A Trip To Los Angeles

Sarah To be frank–and apologies in advance, Angelenos– but even though I had never been, I was pretty sure, like almost 100% certain, that I was going to feel some kind of way about Los Angeles. Aversion? Hostility? I’m not even sure what kind of way. But not a good way. Even though in my […]

CatWalk

Cats hate clothes. This does not mean, however, that they don’t appreciate good design. So, leave the Hello Kitty Cat Hat behind and indulge your feline with something a little more befitting of her dignity: Sleepypod space age combination bed/carrier/car seat: Blown-glass ‘Solo’ cat bed from Kattbank: Little Dead Things from PrarieBird on Etsy: Life-size […]

Gone to the Dogs

There are clothes for him and clothes for her (and, as Lola would say, clothes for those who have yet to make up their minds), but what about clothes for the REST of the family? The paws and claws set, as it were? As the dog person around this joint, I’ll start with the canines, […]

Samantha Cole

London based designer Samantha Cole started off by working at Burberry and studying at The London College of Fashion.  Now, her line is reminds me of a cabaret, and she is surely an up and comer.  The Spring Summer ’09 is predominately black and white, and has been “loosely inspired the Edwardians, with a hint […]

MirrorMask

    If you grew up in the circus, do you think you’d want to run away to real life? Seeing as how Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite writers, and how Dave McKean is one of my favorite artists, MirrorMask made my year in 2005.  I actually took a $70 taxi ride each way to the […]

Pony Boy

Oh hello, super fetish shoes that I know I’d never be able to walk in.  Can we be friends anyway?  I could lounge about wearing you, and you’d look fabulous on my feet.  Perhaps I could learn how to tap dance, or go all out and get a saddle and a tail (although I’m not […]

Disce Mori

  Julia deVille is an New Zealand born taxidermist and designer, combining her interest in mortality into her jewelry and leather designs.  Disce Mori is the Latin term for “Lern to Dyi”, and an appropriate moniker for her label.   Her items can be found in a variety of stores in Australia, New Zealand, and […]

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. […]