How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility – One Year Later

It’s Pride Month and nearly a year has passed since my essay, “How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility,” was first published here on Haute Macabre. So lately I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on that particular piece of writing which, to my surprise and subsequent joy, ended up helping more people than myself […]

Stacked April 2018: National Poetry Month Edition

April is National Poetry Month! In lieu of our regularly scheduled Stacked, wherein we discuss our favorite titles from the past month, the Haute Macabre staff will instead share some of their most loved poetry with you. Who are some of your favorite poets? Let us know in the comments! Sarah: A River Of Stars, […]

Noctex Giveaway!

Haute Macabre has teamed up with Noctex for a massive giveaway! There will be five $100 gift cards and five $50 gift cards for TEN winners, randomly selected from our followers! To enter to win, just follow these steps! Follow both @HauteMacabre and @Noctex on Instagram Repost your favorite Noctex piece from the shop to […]

Post Mortem: April 2018

Haute Macabre’s offerings from April, 2018… Stacked: March 2018 Haute Macabre Shop Sale BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale Springtime Small Business Sponsors!  Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress: Robotic Arachnid Guardian Chic  Aural Fixation Painted Lady: Kate Moss by Paolo Roversi Elsa Lanchester, Herself (Interview And Book Giveaway) DollsKill 4/20 Sale Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

Shoeturday: No Can Has

It would seem that these are not actually available for sale. My sadness knows no bounds. via freeOne on deviantart

The Haute List :: $50 & Under

Spiky Box Bracelet :: Drape Neck High-Low Blouse :: Gem Skull Top Forest Scene Leggings :: Strappy Bodycon Dress :: Faux Leather Moto Pants Koolaburra Studded Boot :: Ponte Jacket ::  Mia Lace-Up Boot

Black on Black

A little Saturday-morning manicure inspiration. *Edited to add a link to the tutorial we posted last year!


Spellbound, shot by Steven Meisel for W Magazine, Sept 2012.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2013

If Alexander McQueen’s 2013 Resort line looks a little familiar, that’s because designer Sarah Burton borrowed heavily from glam rock in general, and from David Bowie’s closet specifically. But then, the silver bellbottom suit probably already gave that away.

The Haute List :: $25 & Under

Studded Cuff :: Cross Drop Earrings :: Cutout Cross Ring Converse Panel Top :: Maxi Dress With Cross Back :: Cami With Asymmetric Straps Sam & Libby Boots :: Criss Cross Mini Skirt :: Cross Suspender Tights

Little Deaths Are The Hardest: The Art of Chad Merritt

I was immediately struck when I first stumbled on Austin TX based artist Chad Merritt’s stunning silhouettes created in the Victorian tradition of paper cutting.  Despite the simplicity of the shapes of the images, I imagined Chad bent over a lace covered table conjuring these striking images with antique scissors and sharp blades. With a keen […]

Face the Future

Face the Future Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, September 2012 Styling by Karl Templer Modeled by Carolyn Murphy