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 […]


Chic Gothic Glam

It must be nearly Halloween- time for the magazine to pull out their darker shoots! Chic Gothic Glam, shot by Craig McDean for Vogue Italia.


The Haute List: $100 and Under

    Alice Blazer †  Carnby-S Boot  † Retro Lace-up Two Piece Runaway Dress † Fine-Knit Jersey Cardigan †  Point D’Esprit Slip Ruffled Dandy Vest † Mosquito Dress † Sliced Belt

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Darkly Decadent

Shot by Steven Pan for Bon. Note the little bits of this and that wrapped here and there.


Etsy Find: Ardent1

Misc. Bone Ring, $90 Today’s Etsy love: sterling silver jewelry from Anne Arden McDonald, aka Etsy seller Ardent1 . Oxidized Gun Necklace, $150 Square Bone Ring, $90



A/W 2012 collection from Imogen.

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Inner Demons

Inner Demons Photographed by Jerry Bennett :: Modeled & MUA by Manchester Wardrobe and Styled by Alex London

Peter Murphy and The Lady ParaNorma by Vincent Marcone

Vincent Marcone, a.k.a. My Pet Skeleton, is a multi Emmy award winning graphic artist and film maker.  His latest short film, “The Lady ParaNorma”, is currently doing a world tour on the International Film Fest Circuit. An idea can sometimes take you on a fantastic and very unexpected journey. One of my adventures started this […]


Caped Crusader

Dark Force, shot by Ben Weller for Vogue Hommes Japan. The cape. Once upon a time, it was a staple of the formal Gawth wardrobe. We thought they were dramatic, sophisticated, and European. And then one day we woke up and realized the we looked like dime-store Halloween decorations or extras from a community theatre […]