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 […]


New Advertiser : Decadent Designs

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Decadent Designs!  Decadent Designs is a Toronto based fashion line specializing in hand made clothes for women.  The collection is inspired by noir styles of the early twentieth century, romantic gowns of the Victorian era, and futuristic films, all merging together to create a truly unique signature style. They offer […]



Shot by Korlay Parlak for Marie Claire Turkey. The shirt in the second photo seems like one of those looks that would be fairly easy to pull off from things you already had lying around, and gives a totally new outline to a low-cut top.


Shameless Self Promotion : Sam’s Closet Cleanout

Hi, all! Even though I don’t think we’ve ever done any sort of personal posting here, I’m taking advantage of the site and promoting my Ebay sales.  I’ve recently purged my storage unit and all the closets in my apartment, and listed everything I haven’t worn in at least six months on Ebay. Please excuse […]


Starry Night

Shot by Marjolein Audrey Banis. via Fashionising. Here is an easy tutorial for a fishtail braid, which is not nearly as difficult as it looks.


Socks Anatomy

Sadly, the best I can tell this was just a concept design. Which is a serious shame, because otherwise my Christmas shopping would just have involved these for everyone…


Fall Colors

More, More, More shot by Michael Thompson for W. Like many of you, I’m pretty much terrified of trying to wear colors. But then I see something like this…


Half-light Beach 2 // Final Days of GHST RDR Promotion

The Half-light Beach editorial is back with Part 2. Additionally, we’re now in the final stretch of the Haute Macabre + GHST RDR promotion. You have just over one week left to receive 20% off the GHST RDR collection when purchasing the jacket and skirt together, or a 10% discount when buying an individual piece. […]


New Advertiser : Anthracite

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Anthracite  All that you really need to know about Anthracite is that Temper, the lady behind it, makes clothes. People that like the clothes she makes can tell her their measurements and she will make clothes for them. You’ll like her clothes. It’s that simple.


Lick Your Lips

The Gothest thing going this holiday season: Tokyo Milk’s Clove Cigarette Lip Elixir ($7.00). Proper clove cigarettes might be outlawed here in the US, and most of us have given up smoking anyhow, but there is something nostalgic and downright sexy about that tingly clove feeling on your lips. Besides, who doesn’t have fond memories of […]