The Satanic Temple

Never Let Your Activism Be Artless: An Interview With Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing The Satanic Temple‘s Lucien Greaves about art, activism, and what religion means as a framework rather than a faith. “Recently” isn’t quite right — these questions were written back in February, as you might notice by the news reference in one of them, but we hope you’ll forgive us […]

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How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility

A few months ago Sam invited the staff writers to pen some personal pieces for Haute Macabre. I’ve since considered writing about a variety of subjects that interest me, but there’s something else, something much more personal that’s been on my mind for a very long time and this suddenly seemed like a singular opportunity to […]

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The Somber Poetry Of Dreams: The Collage Art Of Hidden Velvet

The enigmatic artist known as Hidden Velvet seemed to appear on my radar overnight, and yet, whilst gazing at the somber elegance of her surreal collages, I feel that I have been carrying velvety fragments of her assemblages with me, tucked into the shadowy corners of my heart, for all of my life. A floating cloud softly obscures […]

Haute Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

photo by Muted Fawn Hailed as Austin’s best drag performer by the Austin Chronicles in 2016, Louisanna Purchase is stepping over Sharon Needles’ grave as Kween of Horror Drag (no shade, Sharon, but you’re a little less spooky and a little more sultry now than you were on Drag Race). Louisanna’s Clark Kent is Chad […]

Gentlemen, For the Win

Not too long ago, the runway images for this year’s collections starting pouring into my inbox, and quite frankly, I hated everything.  Every men’s line that I saw reminded me of all the things one should never wear.  It was as if the designers were trying to just reach so far out there, and not […]

Mysterons

I have no idea what this is, or where it came from, but I know that I LOVE it. Edited to add:   Our lovely readers and one lovely writer have let me know that this ensemble is none other than Rick Owens.  There’s leettle tiny text up in that top right corner, but my […]

Medieval Times

This entire entry probably has to do with sitting around the house too much reading the boyfriend’s S.M Stirling collection, or maybe it’s just Beyonce’s armored glove, but it seems to me that I’m seeing a lot of King Arthur’s influence in fashion lately.  Although it hasn’t gone as medieval on us all as it […]

Street of Crocodiles

  The Brothers Quay have been around since the early 80’s, and for some reason, most people have no idea who they are.  Start your education with their Phantom Museums Collection, a two disk set that covers nearly 30 years of their career as stop animators.   No, they did not make those Tool videos.

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Coppelia Pique’s Lace Stilettos to End the World

I love Andy Julia. This French photographer’s images are dreamy, soft and painfully sexy. It’s no surprise we put one of his beautiful images on Coilhouse Magazine‘s premiere issue and included an editorial of his early work. He continues to steal my breath with his website’s gallery updates and today Nadya Lev showed me something […]

Riding the Queen

Magazine: Vogue China January 2007 Photographer: Pierluigi Maco Model: Vlada Roslyakova

Think You’re Emo Enough?

So much of Gothic Fashion is dependent on reminiscing on the past.  We have our Victorian, Steampunk (the brown Victorian goth), our Ren Faire, the ’80s…  Well, what about the future?  Sure, there’s Cyber Punk, but really, that’s about it.  This might not necessarily be “Goth”, but frankly, it’s too weird and cool to pass up.   […]

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One To Watch

These photos are from London designer Louise Simmons’ debut collection, ‘Alter’.  I have to say, I’ll be looking forward to future collections. (Source: Trendhunter)

Button Up Bootie

A much younger version of myself once went up to my mother and said, “I want witch shoes”.   “Well, Samantha, Halloween is a few months off.” “No, Mom, I want witch shoes to wear every day.” And so it began.  Before I could even reach the drug store shelf that had the black hair […]

Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll turns 111 today, and in celebration, we would like to share a few leaked images from the upcoming “Alice in Wonderland”, directed by Tim Burton.  We are absolutely dying to see the rest of the costumes from this, so if anyone has come across better pics, please share! The last coat reminds me […]

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The Ghost of Xmas Past

Friends, we need to talk. It has come to my attention that some of you- perhaps even many of you- are still lighting your homes with Xmas lights. Keep in mind that by Xmas lights, I mean “tiny lights on a string”, even if yours have leetle bats or ghosties on them. Please stop. If […]

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Miu Miu, Little Kitty

Kristen Dunst for Miu Miu, photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Vogue, S/S 2008

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It’s Not Rocket Science

Former aerospace engineer Lia Lintern turned her talent for design towards a most unlikely subject- coats- with remarkable results.  Not only are her creations beautiful, they fit. Rather than producing coats in S, M, and L like the vast majority of outerwear manufacturers, her site allows you to enter your measurements (bust, waist, and hip).  Now, […]

Gareth Pugh Pre-Fall 09/10

  I just found this clip from Gareth Pugh’s Paris Fall / Winter 09/10 show from yesterday, and actually had to take a few deep breaths before posting about it.  My exact words in an iChat conversation with Zoetica were “I have to calm down before I post about this, or I’ll just mash the […]

Polyvore Contest Weekly Winner!

out – by aaaaamy on Polyvore.com (click on the image to view product info)   Congratulations to Aaaaamy! 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, and some super secret other stuff, because we actually got our sh!t together in […]

Let Your Insides Shine

Let your insides shine, thanks to Sture Pallarp.   He takes X-Rays and creates them into lamp shades, and personally, I wouldn’t mind reading under the soft glow of my bits and bones.  Sadly, no price is listed, so you would probably have to contact the designer directly for an inquiry.   Via DesignZen.

The Haute List : $25 or Less

The Haute List  $25 or Less Nine West Women’s PartyGirls  †  Boudoir Ruffle Edge Belted Corset  †  Polkadot Ruffle Top  †   Leather Long Popper Stud Gloves

Lanvin Pre-Fall 09

Oh Lanvin, you did good.  Even better, just from these pictures there are lots of ideas you can snap up & make your own.  Bows, pearls, ribbon, black opaque stockings worn with everything, layered knitwear, antique brooches, ruched elbow gloves, high necklines & tulle…

How To Put On A Corset

It always amazes me how many people do this wrong- even professional stylists! Do it the right way, and you will look better, be more comfortable, and extend the life of your corset.

Etsy Shop Profile : Nouveau Motley

Nouveau Motley is Rachael Victoria Adams of Sonoma County, California.  Each piece is hand crafted, combining the new and old into a mechanical steampunk piece of jewelry. From her Etsy shop profile: I like creating art and collecting/reselling antique and vintage items that have a function. If you can use or wear it, its not […]