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 […]

The Haute List : $50 or Less

$50 and Under † Brass Knuckle Platform Heels  †  Off the Shoulder Gathered Dress  †  Black Leather Stud Doctor Handbag Tooth Cameo Brooch Pin  †  Black Stitch Buckle Ankle Strap Platform Heel  †  Button Down Shirt Dress Bee 23 Wallet  †  Wool Capelet  †  “Very Sexy” Corset Cincher Set 


From Dazed & Confused October 2008 Designer: Gareth Pugh  Photographer : Nick Night

Spring 2009: Michelle Jank

Michelle Jank’s Hitchcock-inspired Spring 2009 dresses: Knock it off: cut out applique birds yourself to spruce up an outfit (there are lots of bird silhouettes available using a simple image search), or buy them ready-made. $4.00 gets you a pack of 10 felt birds on Etsy, or get a sequinned applique for $12.50 at Accessories […]

2009: Comme des Garçons

I will be the very first to admit that I am more than just a little confused by Comme des Garçons’ 2009 Spring Ready to Wear line.  It is reminiscent of the Steel Sak trash bags I use for my kitchen garbage, with a touch of the Muppet, but deep in my heart, I will always love CDG. […]


Ego Assassin latex’s Circuit Board collection has the dormant cyber punk in me wanting to get powdered up to slide into some skin tight, nonporous fetish wear.  Oddly, the collection has a few items included that are dotted with little hearts, but the circuitry patterns well make up for the seemingly displaced cutesy stuff.  Pictured […]

Let the Right One In

  I have yet to jump on the Twilight bandwagon.  Subtexts of teen abstinence and virtue have no place in my vampire lore, and quite frankly, no one will do that better than Louis and Lestat (sans the teen bit, I suppose).  Thankfully, Let the Right One In arrived a few months ago.   Let the Right […]

Spring 2009: Rodarte

Happy New Year, my fashionista friends! It’s 2009, which means it’s time we focused on looking to the year ahead. The next week here at Haute Macabre we’ll be taking a look at the spring ready-to-weart collections for 2009. Spring collections are always significantly more challenging than Fall/Winter collections, as for some reason many designers […]

Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio Recuenco is a Spanish high fashion and conceptual photographer that I have recently fallen in love with.  Something deep inside tells me that you will be seeing much more of his work here on Haute Macabre, as the further I dig through the archives of the internet, the more I find that leaves me […]

Friedrich Gray

Australian label Friedrich Gray‘s Summer 2008 collection was nothing short of genius.  It was high fashion that actually looked wearable, and not something to wow the runways and then wind up in some sort of “Never Will Someone Functionally Wear This Beautiful Piece of Couture” museum.   Sadly, the current collection, is not as awe […]

Frank Strunk III

Metal  purses from Florida artist Frank Strunk III, whose work otherwise seems to involve a remarkable number of rusty hammers. For the boys, he also makes metal ties.

New Year’s Resolutions from Haute Macabre

New Year’s Resolutions are always a pain in the ass to make, and you never wind up keeping them.  They’re always full of “I’ll work out more” or “I’ll quit smoking” or “I will stop making resolutions that I know I’ll never follow through with”. Instead, let Haute Macabre make them for you.  They’ll be […]

Precious Metals

I love rings with skulls and roses and spiders on them. I do. Especiaslly really nice one. We’ve already showcased quite a few here at Haute Macabre, and I’m confident we’ll show you more. But it is also nice to know that someone out there is doing something OTHER than the traditional symbols of darky-darkness. […]

Rest in Peace

Coffin Couches are made from recycled caskets collected from southern California funeral homes, a new way of thinking “green”.  Each casket has been previously occupied, but not buried, and is embossed with biohazard signs on the legs.  A bit of a step up the Gawth ladder than the black couch you got at Ikea, eh?

Time to Get Your Panties in a Bunch

Ladies, here’s a quickie for you to get your quickie on.   (Not all links are entirely SFW, as they contain hot lingerie)   Up to 60% off at Myla † Up to 50% off at Agent Provocateur † Up to 70% off at Figleaves † Up to 70% off at Mio Destino † Up […]


Your Winter Exoskeleton

One of the best things about winter is the implied necessity of shopping for a coat or jacket. This new armor against the elements has the power to transform you into a badass city warrior and, like boots, can be considered an investment without overt shame. Whether you’re able to sacrifice a month’s salary on […]

A Cold Day in Hell

A few nights ago, at a Post-Christmas party, I noticed a woman from across the patio, and marched up to her to compliment her on her shoes.  Her shoes were HOT.  Strappy stilettos that actually seemed wearable, as this fabulous woman was not teetering precariously four inches higher than normal above ground, but standing steadily upright.  She graciously thanked […]

Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Scherer Gonzales, founded in 2004, is the the brainchild of Constance G. González and Paul Scherer, once classmates at  Berlin´s Lette Verein. While Berlin may not yet be a top fashion destination, the city does host an annual fashion week and it’s rising stars are incredibly talented.  Over the last ten years, the upcoming fashion […]

Gareth Pugh

In February of 2008, 24 year old British designer Gareth Pugh sent his models down the runway looking like something out of a macabre daydream.  It had been described as “The Wizard of Oz bumped into Predator”, and his Spring 2009 Ready to Wear that recently graced the runways is yet another dichotomous mix.  He’s went over […]

Goblin & Crumb

Goblin & Crumb specializes in leather accessories and masks, and also has a very interesting Doll section of their shop.  Pictured above is the Surgeon Mask, and that is being added to my shopping list, along with World War II gas mask, leather butcher apron, and multiple rolls of saran wrap.  Their prices are extremely […]

The Silence of the L.A.M.B.

Since its inception, I’ve sort of ignored Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. collection.  I immediately associated it with all that Harajuku cartoon LeSportSac retardation that became all the rage, so I never went looking around to see what it actually had to offer.   Once again, I admit my faults, and humbly apologize.   Pictured above are the […]