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 […]

Disco Witch Vintage

Disco Witch on Depop!

Samantha’s Disco Witch Vintage Shop has resurrected onto the Depop app, and will be steadily adding items over the next few weeks! Follow Disco Witch Vintage on Depop for updates!

Caitlin Doughty: From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity: Caitlin Doughty of The Order of the Good Death

Everyone’s favorite undertaker, Caitlin Doughty, has spent the last few years since her first book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, was released traveling the world to experience global death traditions and rituals, opening her own green funeral home, leading The Order of the Good Death, and posting her YouTube series, Ask a Mortician. Caitlin’s new […]

The Night Circus

Le Rêveur Parle: An Interview with Erin Morgenstern by J.L. Schnabel

Upon first reading The Night Circus, the void in your heart that you were previously unaware of is filled. From its opening lines, you are stolen away and captivated by its lyrical story and magical characters, your life forever enriched by your experience with it. You find yourself unconsciously nodding to any stranger in the street […]

Michel Berandi

Michel Berandi‘s Fall/Winter 2008 collection showcased some great men’s looks. Skinny black jeans, deconstructed sweaters, cute jackets, and the awesome chicken-foot necklace (seen here paired with an oversize faux fur jacket ), all get my thumbs-up. Wearing a toupee on your face, however, remains a poor choice.

Cherry Bomb: Yohji Yamamoto

What Makes Yohji Yamamoto Rock? Japanese designers are becoming more popular with the rock and roll set and Yohji Yamamoto is at the top of the list.  Gwen Stefani name-checked him in her ode to Japanese style in “Harajuku Girls”.  Evanescence’s Amy Lee is a fan. And, so is Alanis Morissette. British rockers Placebo have […]

Medic Esthetic

  Gwendolyn Huskens is a design student (yes, that’s right – student) at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.  At the academy’s recent graduation show, she unveiled a collection of shoes she called “Medic Esthetic”.  The collection consisted of cream and skin colored footwear, and was constructed by medical supplies such as plaster bandages, steel, and […]

It’s Getting Haute in Here

Actually, no, it is not.  It is currently 47 degrees Fahrenheit in the City of Angeles, and surely temperatures are much lower everywhere else.  Personally, I love coats and jackets, but where to find one that does not make you look four feet wider than you actually are, or about to embark on an Antarctic expedition?  We want […]

Adorable Giveaway Alert: Topshop

This just in: Starting today and while supplies last, Topshop will be giving away this exclusive keychain from up and coming British designer Christopher Kane with orders over £60. Best way to spend your money? Anything from the Pagan line, or perhaps a pair of the Gothic Lace Leggings.

Inquiring Minds

We here at Haute Macabre are curious – who are your favorite Etsy sellers, and why?   Haute Macabre admires the small business, hand crafted, DIY minds that fuel the creativity behind Etsy shops.  We would love to hear your feedback and recommendations for Etsy sellers and shops.

Evoluzione

Editorial:  Evoluzione della Specie Magazine:  Elle Italia Issue : November 2008 Model: Kemp Muhl Photographer: Ruven Afanador

Steam Trunk

Steam Trunk Couture, “Conceived on the wings of underground theater and circus”, crafts both men’s and women’s vintage-inspired steampunk fashion. This time around, we thought we would focus on the men’s line. While some of their offerings can seem costumey (especially when worn as complete ensembles), they also make some unique and wearable pieces worth […]

Torture Devices

A diesel-mechanic turned jeweler from the post-industrial wasteland of New Jersey (shudder…) presents to us Spragwerks.  Each piece is cash and hand finished by its founder, whom identifies himself as Rich.   “My work explores the tense intersection of the organic by the industrial, and particularly the consumption of one by another.” I have a […]

Leather Physician's Case, $175

Playing Doctor

If the winter has you feeling under the weather, perhaps a little medical attention is in order? Pratesi makes an Italian leather mini doctor’s bag purse that has an interior light- and a price tag of $342.00. The real deal will run you about half that- and doctor’s bags are made to last a lifetime. […]

Loving the Skin You’re In

SkinBag Corps. has presented us with something fantastically frightening.   “SkinBag are autonomous seamless organisms in synthetic skin.  Accessories and OuterWear in SkinBag become body extensions.  SkinBag anticipates the fusion between the digital and the organic.  Carrier of mutation, SkinBag symbolizes the ambivalence between the natural and the artificial, the instinctive and the optimisation.  SkinBag is a relational tool offering […]

For the Gents

  Oh Gentlemen, I hear your cries.  I know how difficult it is to find your garbs.  Everyone expects you to live in t-shirts and jeans, and because of that, t-shirts and jeans is all you ever find.  You do not want cargo pants with too many straps, you want Couture, just like the more delicate half of […]

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: Ruffled Vest

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

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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 […]