Haute Macabre Small Business Special: Meet the Sponsors 2019 edition

Apatico APATICO is a fashion line by artist & designer Megan Bishop (MCAD BFA, Illustration, 2006).  After years of fancy millinery work, Apatico branched out into harnesses and accessories using PVC and leather.  Each piece is designed and made by hand in her Seattle studio with an emphasis on great design, unique materials, attention to detail, and fit.  […]

2019 Weenies From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Weenie time, weenie time! It’s Weenie time at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! I think I can skip the preamble this year and get right into it. I mean, I could very well wax poetic about my love of autumn leaves and long, dark nights and bloody harvest moons and spooky Halloween feels, but I’m pretty […]

NARRE TOD, MEIN SPIELGESELL

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

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 […]

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 […]