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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

eBay Find: Mike & Chris “Arthur” Vest

eBay find: Mike & Chris “Arthur” vest ($225 Buy it Now) . Sadly, I don’t see it available any more on their website, and an antiqued leather cropped vest with a sweetheart neckline  seems to be a difficult thing to come by these days…

Eyola

Do your eyes deceive you?  Is Haute Macabre posting something that isn’t solid black?   It’s alright, little ones.  We accept  burgundy into our color scheme as well, but only for very, very special occasions.  Besides, who could possibly ignore the magnitude of Eyola’s line?  Everyone loves tailored ruffled jackets with low bust lines, although […]

Melting in the Sun

Everyone that has ever worn too much black eyeliner and white face makeup (admit it, we’ve all done it at some point or another) can directly relate to these glasses.  The feeling of bursting into flames while walking down the street on a hot, ultra sunny day – it has been personified in plastic for […]

The Key to My Heart

Morton Manley‘s jewelry usually tends to tribal gauged earrings in ivory and silver. It’s quite nice, and has an industrial flair, but it’s not really my thing. So he caught me off guard with this silver skeleton key pendant- it has little pyramid stud details around the heart-shaped top, tiny wrenches, even a tiny bone… […]

Gentlemen’s Emporium

Gentlemen’s Emporium is the best site I have ever found for authentic, old-fashion men’s wear, specializing in Victorian costume.  They provide assembled outfits, with accessories included for one-click purchase, or you can select pieces individually.  The site also has a fantastic women’s section, which I am sure that Haute Macabre will profile soon enough. Pictured […]

Louise Black

Louise Black was at the top of everyone’s list when Haute Macabre asked for your favorite Etsy sellers, and it is easy to see why.  Each item in her shop is unlike anything I have seen before, and hand stitched and fit to the individual.   Pictured above is  Victorian Steampunk Anatomical Medical Skeleton Cameo […]

Haute Macabre Polyvore Contest!

Haute Macabre wants to see your Polyvore sets! Every week, starting next Monday, December 29, we will be posting our favorite Polyvore sets from our readers. Every month, we will pick our very favorite outfit set and give the creator a prize!   You may be wondering, what the f@#k is Polyvore? Well…it’s sort of […]

Black Tie Affair

Maison Martin Margiella’s couture dress made entirely of recycled men’s bow ties:

Hobo Chic

Fingerless glove are everywhere on runways this season. A versatile accessory that can extend the wearablity of your summer clothes and accessorize nearly anything, they can also be a fashion trap. Ready to move beyond cutting off the ends of your old stripey socks, but don’t want to end up looking like Madonna in the […]