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 […]

Polyvore Contest Weekly Winner!

Shades of Grey by RidleySuicide (click on the image to view product info) Congratulations to Ridley Suicide! 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 maybe some other stuff, if we can get our sh!t together in time)! New […]

Feet Fatale

We all like to think of ourselves as Femme Fatales, so let’s emphasize on the Fatal bit.  A few weeks ago, we had Brass Knuckle Platform Heels in our Haute List, and Trend de la Crème has went one step further.  Go polish up that shoe arsenal you’ve already got, and add some weaponry to it.  Pictured above […]


Ann Demeulemeester

Belgian designer Ann Demuelemeester‘s clothes are difficult to pigeonhole- sometimes her silhouettes seem sleek and refined, sometimes it seems like her models were the unfortunate victims of a fabric store tornado. But whether her couture is hit or miss, she almost always gets it right when it comes to her line of footwear. Be warned- […]

Haute List : $15 or Less

The Haute List $15 and Under  Stretch Peek-A-Boo Sequin Mini Dress  †  Blackjack Ruffle Crochet Scarf  †  Mesh Lace Bra Freak Them Out Sleep Eye Mask  †  Lace Up Pointed Toe Bootie  †  Black Rose Bracelet Lycra Opaque Pantyhose With Diamond Net Top  †  Hearse Earrings  †  Off Shoulder Dolman Sweater Dress 

Android Queens

Images by Patrizio di Renzo for Majo Fruitof 2009

Waxing Gibbous

Portland, Oregon’s Gibbous Fashions is a collective of four designers with the same idea- renovating vintage and discarded clothing and found bits and bobs in remarkable ways. Each garment is made one-by-one, and Gibbous uses no patterns. Instead, the pieces are assembled “like a puzzle”, and each creation is unique. Deeply layered and lavishly adorned, […]

Spring Fashion Alternative

Spring fashion shows are over, and the mainstream design houses are reving up for something they call “pre-Fall” shows. However, the time between the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter shows is actually my favorite, as spring is the time of Alternative Fashion Week. Occurring on both sides of the Pond, these events give up-and-coming designers a chance […]

Evil Is Delicious.

Jodie, a designer (& twin) from Sydney, Australia, recently launched her new collection EVIL TWIN… & we love it. It’s definitely not run of the mill gawth, more streetwear-with-a-dark-edge, but there’s always room for that in a closet full of velvet cloaks & PVC bustiers, isn’t there?!  (Just kidding.  I know you threw that stuff […]

A Private World

Photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia, November 2008

Out the Gawth: Christian Lacroix

Does it not dawn on the vast majority of the fashion world that this man’s name is CHRISTIAN LACROIX?? Don’t get me wrong, his stuff is unbelievable. But if some kid at a club introduced himself to me as Christian F’ing Lacroix, my Vodka Cran would probably come out of my nose. Keep wearing those […]


  As I’ve mentioned before, I adore Neil Gaiman.  A few years back, I remember borrowing a copy of Coraline from a friend of mine, and as soon as I finished it, I called my friend and asked, “So when is the movie coming out?”.  Thankfully, the wait is almost over.  It has a scheduled […]


Hoop Dreams

If there is one standout look on spring runways, it has to be hoop skirts. Although a few of these cropped up last season, it seems like everybody showed at least one version of this trend for spring, from wearable minis to floor-length skirts that would have trouble fitting in my apartment. Architectural to classic, […]

80’s Explosion

Time to break out those old Siouxsie albums, kids, because today, we have discovered a 80’s Gotho treasure.  Welcome to Lullie Vintage’s Ebay Store, where once you’ve sorted through all the frightening hipster comeback items, you find the hidden world of forgotten cocktail dresses.  Best of all, the prices are dirt cheap – I think […]

Funeral Rite

Photos by Stephen Meisel for Italian Vogue’s Yves St. Laurent commemorative issue earlier this year:

I Read it for the Articles

Numero Korea, October issue, featuring G-Dragon from Korean hip-hop (?) act Big Bang. (source, Danny Daily)


These Wolford Medaillon Tights are hotter than anything Legs Avenue could ever come up with.  Sadly, at £37.00, I’ll be sticking with the cheapies.  Knock it Off with the Rose Lace Stockings at $8, instead.

New Mac Collections

I know I’m a little behind with these, since most of these came out late December or earlier this month, but well… it’s MAC.  It doesn’t matter when we see it, we always love it.  I have to actively avoid walking past their counter at Macy’s or their shops, because no matter what I tell […]


Hello, Old Friend

You remember Doc Marten’s, right? There is probably even a pair or two still mouldering in your closet from back when you HADTO-HADTO-HADTO have them (at least if you are old enough to have gotten yours while they were, like The Tick, Nigh Invulnerable). Docs have fallen by the wayside these days, but a few […]