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 […]



Last week, I posted this photo from around 2004 to my Instagram page, and I fell in love with everyone’s replies! So many of you said that you had old images of yourselves from way back when, in the days of yore full of crushed velvet and mesh. Post your old Super Goff images to […]

Halloween Shop Sale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! To celebrate Halloween, use code “SAMHAIN” in the Haute Macabre Shop this weekend for 20% off all of our pins! Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab pre-sales end also on Halloween, so be sure to get your orders in to secure your bottles. Happy Hauntings!

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide To The World’s Hidden Wonders

Since 2009, Atlas Obscura has been my go-to guide anytime I travel. The website is a never ending source of weird and wonderful destinations throughout the world, and I’ve spent many hours browsing through the catalogue of posts over the years. The recent release of the Atlas Obscura book has placed hundreds of these strange sights […]



I’m not quite sure how Valfre just found its way into my life, but now I’m determined to fill my closets up with its adorable designs. These are a few of the pieces that are currently on my wishlist, but truth be told, I’ve already ordered the Anti Everything Jacket! After placing my order, I […]

Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

In Case You Missed It: Black Phoenix Sales + BloodMilk Book Club

Good morning, my wonderful friends! This is just a gentle reminder of a few things that are coming to a close this Samhain/All Souls weekend, and we wanted to ensure that absolutely no one has missed out. First off, our fall pre-orders of our Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection are coming to a close on […]


Evi Numen, Death Doula

Death has been stalking me for the last few years. And I don’t mean in the “we are all dying, every day we are a little closer to the grave” sense. I mean, my name is engraved on the dance card, and the grim reaper has sights set on a waltz. I mean: my uncle died […]


The Nightmare Machine

It sounds like the start to a horror movie. Scientists (it’s always scientists, isn’t it?), studying machine learning algorithms, grow bored of teaching their computers to find cat videos on the internet or to beat humans at board games.  It just happens to be October, so rather than setting their sights on solving actual real-world […]

Kadabra Cult Cat Sunnies

Kadabra Cult: Instagram Giveaway Alert!

We’re hosting a flash giveaway on our Instagram today! Win a pair of these AMAZING Cat Sunnies glasses from Kadabra Cult! No reposts necessary, just follow @ShopKadabra and @HauteMacabre, and tag two friends in this post on the HM IG profile! Haute Macabre readers can also use code “Cult15” for 15% off your order at […]


Etsy Shop of the Week: Ink and Rags

Bed Set in Death Moth, $119 Ink and Rags is a woman-run shop specializing in custom printables including bedding, clothing, tote bags, and more, conceived as a way to support their family while coping with an autistic daughter . While you may have to pick your way through some questionable design choices (cowboy boot throw […]


The Haute List: Happy Halloween!

Spiderweb Sheer Curtain, $29.95 $23.96  +  Witch Dip Bowl, $16 $11.99  +  Bat Weathervane, $59 Halloween Coasters, $19.99 $11.98  +  Spellbinder Eyeshadow , $22  +  Mrs. White Condor, $24.95 Crow Snowglobe, $44 $35  +  Fortune Teller’s Lantern, $29 $23  +  Skull Marshmallows, $9.95 $4.99

Grit N Glory Halloween

Grit N Glory Halloween Haute Macabre Discount!

Grit N Glory has resurrected some of their shredder shirt designs from the dead just for the month of October, and are offering Haute Macabre readers an exclusive discount! Use code “HMHalloween” at checkout for 20% off the entire Halloween collection while it’s available! Shop Grit N Glory’s full collection, and visit the Halloween Shop […]

Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Haute Macabre is pleased to announce our new collaboration with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is now available for a pre-order in the Haute Macabre Shop until Halloween! In what will be an on-going collection, the new Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collaboration is launching with two new fragrances, Burying Point and St. Louis #1. […]

Skatan Boots Dolls Kill

Stepping Off In Satan

Truthfully, my days of being capable of walking in anything like these are long behind me, but DAMN, I have such a major crush on these shoes. Current Mood: Skatan Boots on DollsKill (I think code “trickortreat” is still valid for 15% off your order!). **Edited to add:: Looks like the entire Halloween section is now […]

Necromancy Cosmetica I'm Not a Witch

I’m Not A Witch

Oh, wait, yes, I am. The new collection from Necromancy Cosmetica launches today with four perfect fall shades: Paper Flowers, a nude mauve, Spell Caster, a metallic dark brown, Ancient Queen, metallic gold, and Grave Digger, a rust that might make its way into my personal heavy rotation. Necromancy’s collection is what turned me back […]

Sabat Magazine: The Mother Issue

Sabat Magazine: The Mother Issue

The sophomore issue of Sabat Magazine is now available, dedicated to the growth of the Maiden into the Mother. What is mother? This second issue of Sabat tries to cast light on what is, to me, one of the most mysterious of female archetypes. Persistent in her duality, mother is vastness, Nature, a love unyielding and […]


Halloween 2016 from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: A mini review

There’s something strange and lovely wafting in the wind, and it’s not just the rustle of the dying leaves or the murmurs of the restless dead in their unquiet graves. Can you feel it, too? Can you smell it? Can you smell the boozy swoon of ripe harvest fruits and the smoky crackling bonfires to light […]


Anthropomorphic Delicacies

Rooted in our current ecological crisis, Oakland based artist Crystal Morey creates beautiful anthropomorphic sculptures imbued with poignant emotion for her upcoming exhibit, ‘Delicate Dependancies’ at Modern Eden gallery which opened on October 14. The figures are made in milk- hued porcelain, which give the work a more fragile feel than previous bodies of work, […]

Art: Kirk Damer

Haute Macabre Exclusive – Golden Gardens / REIGN

Aubrey Rachel Violet Bramble and Gregg Alexander Joseph Neville are Golden Gardens: a mystical duo up from the nocturnal underground, weaving dreamscapes and anthems for magical minds. Their latest offering, REIGN, is currently available for pre-order and Haute Macabre is delighted to bring you an exclusive stream of the entire album in advance of the Friday, 10/21 release. […]


The Haute List

Aaliyah Booties, $210  +  Hop Wedge, $450 $167  +  Yex Wedge, $229.95 Bubble Pack, $65 $49.99  +  Pascal Boot, $150  +  Lace Romper, $493 $172 Velvet Kimono Jacket, $378  +  Burnout Top, $98 $58.80  +   Vegan Leather Moto Pants, $106  


We shared this when it first came out a year or so ago, but it’s one of those things that I revisit every few months and continue to be hypnotized by.