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 […]

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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 […]



Taxidermia A graphic world of dark Victoriana, memento mori, and macabre taxidermy. Amelia Arsenic’s newest range for A is for Arsenic is a modern re-imaging of Victorian mourning jewelry and attire. Bold jewelry is hand constructed using glossy black and clear perspex, crystals and black heavy metal chain, and monochromatic graphic prints of swarming flies […]


Shot by Char Alfonzo. Featuring clothing and accessories from Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Mugler, Rick Owens, Zana Bayne and Bevel NYC.


Least Comfortable Shirt Ever

From Manish Arora’s S/S 2012 collection. Reminds me of the wooden dinosaur skeleton on top of my grandparent’s TV when I was a kid.

The Conjurer

Now that you’ve spend the last month falling in love with Bloodmilk’s amazing lookbook, The Conjurer,  limited edition screen prints are available. Printed and designed by artist Paul Romano on black, white, or grey French paper, with a subtle mica powder shimmer, the 19 x 25 inch print features a convergence of themes and images […]

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Sneaking Peeks

Here’s a preview peek at Amelia Arsenic’s upcoming Taxidermia line, just released on Facebook this morning.  Definitely looking forward to the rest of this line!


Giger’s Goddess

Malgorzata Dudek‘s Spring/ Summer 2012 women’s collection, shot by Christoph Musiol and inspired (as you probably figured out from the title) by HR Giger.  Just when I thought I never really needed to see anything inspired by Giger ever again, something like this comes along and blows me right out of the water… Amazing metal […]


Bay Area Event: Material Posession

San Francisco Bay Area, it is time to finish your holiday shopping. Dec. 17th: shop local, shop indie, and support some of our favorite Bay Area artists and designers:  

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Strange and pretty things for the home from LA’s Voila! Gallery. I want this little guy bicycling up and down a very long hallway…

New Advertiser : House of Commare

Please welcome our newest advertiser : House of Comarre, The Series Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a commaré – a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility.  When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the […]


Gareth Pugh for MAC

For his first foray into the world of cosmetics, designer Garth Pugh teams up with the geniuses at MAC for a limited edition collaboration. As you would expect, the colors are dark and the liners are smudgy. Unexpected fun: geometric eyelashes! In other MAC-related news, MAC is doing a limited reissue of their Dark Knight […]