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 […]

Maika Keuben Empty Stage

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 […]

Heartwarming

San Francisco ceramic artist Sarah Becker’s collection of handmade horned hearts, $225 each. These are made without any molds, so each one is totally unique, and come ready to hang.  She also makes just ceramic horns as centerpieces and displays (for the morbid vegan, perhaps?).  Some hearts can also be customized with tattoo-style banners, but […]

Polyvore Contest Weekly Winner!

Meus Delectus – What To Wear To The Beach by indecisive_demoniac (~Lily) Click here for item list! Congratulations to Indecisive_Demoniac (~Lily)!  We selected this one in honor of wishing for warmer weather (30 degrees in Los Angeles isn’t our cup of tea).   From ~Lily: Indecisive_demoniac’s Meus Delectus series – outfits in her style, but […]

Exhibitionist

Michael Spirito launched Exhibitionist Jewelry in New York City in 2001, and has been steamrolling the industry since then.  Visit them on the web at their online shop, or at 117 Orchid Street at their showroom in NYC.  

Mister Crochet

Not much information on the web can be found about Mister Crochet other than his Myspace page.  He credits himself only as “French Dude”, and his models are look as if they have just stepped out of an androgynous anime clip.  Despite his anonymity,  his crochet work definitely isn’t Gramma’s.  It is all super sci-fi, and if I […]

The Haute List : $25 or Less

$25 and Under Lace Corset  †  Deanna Cropped Blazer  †  Bandanna Skull Coin Purse Python Grommet Clutch  †  Button Decor Bootie  †  Poison Oval Rings Glossy Skirt  †  Satin Top Keyhole Dress  †  Kassy Oxford  

Odette Bombardier

After covering  this month’s Z!NK Magazine, I just had to devote a little more space to  French designer Odette Bombardier, whose sleeves were featured on the cover. A quick exploration of her work shows that the sleeves that first caught my eye were, remarkably, hardly her best work. Pretty as they are, Odette truly shines […]

Punk Like Me

This is Rasmus Morgensten‘s cover for Z!NK Magazines 2008 Holiday Issue, on stands now: Dress, Lanvin. Sleeves: Odette Bombardier. Necklace: Gaultier. Rings and Earrings: Delfina Delettrez.  The entire entire editorial, Punk Like Me, is available to view on the Z!NK website.

Spinal Tap

I was first shown this lamp by artist Mark Beam back in 2007.  Retailing directly through the designer for $1500, I’ve been telling myself to start saving my pennies ever since.   At one point I saw it also available in all-natural bleach-bone white, but currently, I can only find the gold.

Alice Auaa

On occasion, one will stumble upon a designer or a shop that just leaves you speechless.  I found Alice Auaa a few days ago, and normally, I would post something like this right away.  This time, it took me days to pour over each item, trying to think of a proper way to articulate how […]

A Bird in the Hand

New-York based jewelry designer Pamela Love‘s cast silver and gold bird claws and skulls, recently featured in Russian Vougue and Vogue Nippon: eagle talon cuff, $600 and raven skull necklace, $500.

Chantal Thomass Spring 2009

French lingerie designer Chantal Thomass first caught my eye with her delicate, ultra-femme umbrellas.  Her lingerie, however, is the stuff of dreams, and even her official website feels like a well-appointed chest of drawers. The photography alone is worth stopping by, even if your French is as rusty as mine is. A plus: like most […]

Cameo Appearance

The cameo dates back to 6th century BC Greece, and were very popular in Ancient Rome.   It is a method of carving with a raised image, typically worn as a piece of jewelry.  Cameos have had periodic revivals in popularity, especially in the early Renaissance, Neoclassical France by Napoleon, and most notably by Queen […]

Alise Marie

Alise Marie is a New York based designer that has been described as “all about sex appeal”.  Her men’s designs, Bete Noire, make me want to dress up a fella in them and gift him with a box of red sharpies, à la Secretary, and her women’s are a perfect mix of 1940s office wear and seduction.

Coilhouse Sophomore Issue

Low and behold, the new issue of Coilhouse Magazine releases today!  Everyone has been anxiously waiting for their sophomore issue, and from the previews they have released on their blog, it looks as it will surpass their premier (which is no easy task).  The cover image features comedienne Selene Luna, along with a full length […]

Carnevale Di Venezia

Today marks the start of the Venetian Carnival, or the Carnevale Di Venezia, with the festival of Santo Stefano.  The oldest record of the use of masks in Venice dates back to May of 1268, and can be tracked through history until present day.  Outlawed and restricted numerous times throughout the ages, for reasons including […]

9

Our dear little Gothlings, Haute Macabre would like to gift you with this completely un-fashion related post.  Goth icon, Tim Burton,  has produced a feature length adaptation of Shane Acker‘s award nominated short film, 9.  The trailer has just been released, and it is two minutes of wonder.

Gisele Ganne: Memento Mori

Jewelry designer Gisele Ganne is reimagining a Victorian tradition with her outrageous mourning and divorce jewelry. Traditional symbols like skulls,roses and doves mingle with toy soldiers, weapons, and nooses as easily as traditional materials are incorporated right along with foam and sequins. Her rings especially are heavy in substance as well as symbolism- she even […]

Cherry Bomb : Vivienne Westwood

What Makes Vivienne Westwood Rock?  Long before she was a line in a Gwen Stefani song and felled supermodel Naomi Campbell with her 10-inch platform shoes, Vivienne Westwood (April 8, 1941, Glossop, Derbyshire, England) was a punk. In fact, most credit Westwood as punk fashion’s creator. Her most famous looks early on were the punk […]

Boxing Day Sales

Abelia Dress † Galium Skirt † Nyssa Jacket  Coquette Dress † Morgane Dress † Vendetta Jacket Raphaela Top † Quin Dress †  Yvonne Dress Our neighbors to the north have been giving us wonderful designers for years now, and some of them are sending Santy Claws with store-wide sales.   Shop Elroy has 25% off […]

Queen for a Day

Featured above is The Black Queen from Marcel Wanders’ Christmas collection for the Dutch store de Bijenkorf.  The full catalogue is available for viewing online, along with item descriptions.  The Black Queen is pictured on page 20, The White and Gold Queens on pages 18 and 19, respectively.  Anyone speak Dutch want to translate for […]