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 […]


She is Risen

Haute Macabre is honored to debute these images of JL Schnabel, the woman behind BloodMilk, by Purebred. From Stacey of Purebred : The portraits we shot with JL Schnabel of BloodMilk are part of our on-going artist portrait series where we try to reveal a personal truth about each person. We were really excited to […]


Mare Frigoris

New from Ovate, featuring jewels by BloodMilk. Collections like this remind me why we started Haute Macabre in the first place. Photography by Ellen Rogers


The Haute List :: $25 & Under

Triangle Stack Ring :: Asymmetric Hem Tank :: Pyramid Section Ring Cropped Cardigan :: Cutout Peplum Dress :: Grace 2 Boot Faux Leather Panel Skirt :: Burnout Vest :: Belted Sheer Shirtdress


Swim Suit

I will probably never learn to surf. But on the odd chance that I do, I will probably require one of Tallow‘s tailed wetsuits. Because then I could surf and do magic tricks at the same time.


Obscura Day 2012

The wonderful travel site, Atlas Obscura, is hosting its annual Obscura Day on April 28, with events around the world. I want to attend nearly every event listed!

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Shoe Review: Frye Carson Harness Ballet

Sometimes it’s the basics that are the hardest for me. Like finding a replacement for the black velvet ballet slippers the cat peed in six months ago. I needed a simple slip-on flat. Something casual and comfortable, fine with skirts or jeans, and most importantly something that could easily fit in my purse to be […]


Asher Levine F/W 2012

Asher Levine’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection: the beard is questionable, the alligator is awesome.

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Bone Machine

Designer Abigail Stewart’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Bone Machine.


Zombies, Run!

When it comes to workouts, I’m a yoga fiend and a Pilates junky. But I’ve always said that the only way you’ll see me running is if zombies are chasing me. Turns out, there’s an App for that.     Zombies, Run! is an interactive iPhone game (out on Android shortly) that lets you play out […]