Offerings: New Spells and Remedies in the Haute Macabre Shop

A small shop update this week while I prep for the next large crystal release: I am currently working my way through processing my emotions for it. They are a collection of stones that I have unconsciously been surrounding myself with the last few months, without realizing until now that they have been aiding me […]

A Visit To Guo Pei’s Alternate Universe

I’d like to think that in the alternate universe referenced in Guo Pei’s mythical Fall Winter 2019 collection, one may step out for a coffee clad in a ballgown of marionette theatre manipulated by a coolly bespectacled simian puppet master, with barely a flickering glance from the barista as they take a name for your […]

Back in Stock: Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

A restock of the Haute Macabre collection by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has just been added to the Haute Macabre Shop. Please note, each item is available in limited quantities. You may visit the Haute Macabre Apothecary for the collection, including the two newest additions, It Wasn’t Just a Phase and Occultation, along with my […]

Winged Ghosts of Lake Natron

I’m endlessly fascinated by naturally occurring places that are completely inhospitable to all or most forms of life. It’s one thing when humanity so thoroughly destroys an ecosystem that everything there dies – such things, at this point, still upset but no longer surprise me. But when it’s all up to nature herself, that’s…not a […]

Lace Legs

Leggings have quickly become a part of my regular wardrobe.  They’re easy to layer, they look great with high boots and heels, and are easy to pair off with various tops or dresses.  Perhaps they lean a bit over to the hipster realm, but really, all those emo kids have done is rip us off […]

Riding Boots for the Dapper Lady

Like so many of us I’ve been agonizing over finding the perfect pair of boots for the winter. After all, Angel City winters are more brutal than an outsider might expect! In fact, they become more difficult to tolerate the longer one stays here.  Initially my heart was set on engineer boots. I’ll probably end […]

Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia just opened their official online Shop this past November, and it is full of magic.  Each collection that I found is better than the last, including The Anatomica Collection (Heart Anatomica pictured above), The Wonderland Collection, full of Alice and her adventures, The Scientia Collection, and my favorite – The Menagerie Collection.  

DIY: Ruffled Vest

DIY: Instructions for making your own super-cute ruffled vest from an old pair of pants, thanks to the folks at Threadbanger.

Hunters and Gatherers

Skin Graft Designs, known for their top-quality Zombie-hunting apparel, has launched their online store at shophuntersandgatherers.com in combination with Kucoon, Angel Court, and several other designers. This is great news for those of you not near the handful of stores that carry their wares. Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse:

Maison Martin

Interview Magazine’s  September ’08 issue featured fashion creator Maison Martin and a collection of stocking faced models.   “Twenty years ago, when Martin Margiela started his own womenswear label (his menswear arrived 10 years later), it was as though the Belgian designer counted the brain as part of the human figure. Ever since, the collections […]

The Preacher and the Prophet

I have begun making ritual sacrifices to the fashion gods on behalf of these spats. Cyana Boutique has six various styles currently, and each pair makes me want to strap them on, get the shotgun, and get a little more Road Warriorish than usual.

Pirates & Witches

Every woman begs, borrows, steals, and prays for Agent Provocateur.  Especially once we’ve seen the new Witches and Pirates collections.  I think Santa only brings you pretty boxes from the good Agent if you’ve been very, very naughty though, so start racking up those bad girl points immediately.  

Ashes and Empires

Ashes and Empires has one of a kind, hand made spats and handbags on their Etsy site. Currently, they only have two available pair, but seeing as how they are individually hand-crafted and unique, I’m sure they will continue to update their listings as more become available.

Britney Spears teams with Syren Latex

Venerable latex manufacturer Syren Couture has teamed up with venerable train wreck Britney Spears to market off-the-rack pieces inspired by the outfit Syren produced for Britney’s “Womanizer” video. The snap-front, tuxedo vest inspired “Brittney” vest is $199.00 from Syren. Shown here with “Muir” cap, also worn by the pop tart in her video.

*please note, Haute Macabre does not endorse Brittney Spears, or this Syren model’s hair cut or color. Or even that hat, really.

The Haute List : $10 or Less

$10 and Under  Clockwise from Left: † Ruched V-Neck Mini Dress † Bumper Pam Ankle Boots † Absinthe Leone Candy † Jeweled Cross Necklace † Platform Mary Janes † Handcuff Necklace † Keyhole & Butterfly Pattern Fishnets † Satin Ballet Slippers † Skull Hair Clips  †  

Tokyo Lash Bar

Shu Uemura has presented us with Tokyo Lash Bar, a stunning collection of false eyelashes which are reasonably priced considering their intricate design.  Price ranges from $18 – $95, and include collections of Natural, Fantasy, Premium, and a collection from Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf.   Pictured to the left are the Black Gown lashes.

Transmission Atelier

Chicago based publisher Transmission Atelier has detailed limited edition digital pigment prints of antique illustrations of anatomy, religion allegory, mythology, and natural history.   Small sizes are 10×12 inches at $49.99, and large are 16×20 inches at $79.99.  

All Saints

All Saints is my current obsession.  I am absolutely in lust with 99% of their items, and couldn’t possibly list every one that strikes my fancy.  I lay in bed at night dreaming of owning their entire line, and prancing about in their garments.  They are a bit pricey, especially considering the U.S. Dollar to […]

Android Lust

I’ve been in lust with Alexander McQueen’s Samsonite Black Label luggage since it came out a couple of years ago, especially the “hero” ribcage suitcase. This year’s addition to the line adds a futuristic chrome version to the original ivory, charcoal grey, and classic black. Black: $775.00. Limited Edition Silver: $1500 Bargain of the Day: […]

Rhinestone Apocalypse

From Designer Gas Masks : We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption. Deep down, we are […]

Death to Fashion

Japanese artist Fumie Sasabuchi has done her own renditions of published fashion images, primarily working in colored pencil and ballpoint pen over magazine pages.  Personally, I find her deconstructed skin and skeleton phantom additions to be much more interesting than the original image.   More examples of her visceral work after the jump.

Heartbreaker: Vampire Fang Cufflinks

These clever vampire fang cufflinks from Stephen Einhorn would be a great gift no matter what. Priced at $199 in sterling, $2,279 in white gold, or a paltry $15,735 in platinum, they are also available in several grades of yellow gold. But the really, really awesome thing about these is the gift wrap. When you […]

Black Heart Procession

Thomas Sabo’s stunning “Lionheart” Pendant, £224.00 is available at Rokokojewelry.com. For a similar look on a budget, check out the “Brazen Heart” Necklace from Sweet Romace in black, $45.

Translucent Black Lip Gloss

The runways have been overflowing this season with vampy-glam makeup: especially dark, lustrous, red lips. The look comes from layering a translucent black lip gloss over a vibrant red lipstick, and makeup companies are hustling to replicate it. Lancome had a waiting list when it released it’s Piha Black Lip Gloss in November- a sheer, […]

Kitty Kouture

I’ve never been one for Anime, Sanrio, or any of the like, but I do have to admit, I am intrigued by this discovery.  It seems that Hello Kitty has teamed up with our beloved M.A.C. Cosmetics for a limited edition collection due out in February, 2009.   There will be two collections available: The […]

Comme des Garçon for H&M

Haute Couture designer Comme des Garçon released a line for the wonderfully inexpensive department store H&M this past fall, which as been describes as “mostly black and with Japanese tomboy airs, the H&M collection includes a range of tailored jackets, many deconstructed, along with cropped pants, baggy shorts and a variety of skirts in stretch wool. On […]

The Millinery of J. Smith, Esq.

With a name like J. Smith, Esquire, you can already guess that the shop is in London. Also available in the US at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue in New York. Find more hats at JSmithEsquire.com.

Museum of Fashion Technology goes Goth

Currently showing at New York’s Museum of Fashion Technology is a retrospective called “Gothic: Dark Glamour” featuring works by Alexander McQueen, John Galliano of Christian Dior, Anna Sui, Yohji Yamamoto, and a number of other designers less associated with all things overstated and black. The clothing is presented in tablaeux from labyrinths to laboratories, and […]

Vamp Fang Necklace

Love this solid silver with garnet vampire teeth necklace from Bittersweets NY?  Me, too.  Hate the $525 price tag?  Obviously, you do.  Check out this sterling silver movable vampire fangs charm for just $25.99 on Ebay.

Alice Inspired Pocket Watch

Rock N Rose Victorian pocketwatch-style locket, just like that of the White Rabbit’s in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!  The locket holds an internal mirror rather than a watch face, and has the typical push button opening.  Tapestry-esque front case with floral lilly detailing. Only 20GBP, with 2GBP international shipping. Locket measures 2″.  30″ antique gold […]