Wintersleep by Laura Makabresku, 2016

The Melancholy Visual Fables of Laura Makabresku

I’ve been quietly in love with the work of Polish photographer Laura Makabresku for years. Her otherworldly photographs fall into that special category of things that feel too personal and precious to mention to another living soul. Or rather, that’s how I once felt about certain things I held dear: that sharing something intensely meaningful […]

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes :: An Interview With Caitlin Doughty of Ask a Mortician

From the Archives: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: An Interview With Caitlin Doughty by Bess Lovejoy

Please welcome guest blogger Bess Lovejoy, in this piece from the Haute Macabre Archives, originally published in September, 2014! Bess Lovejoy writes about death, obscure history, and other topics. She is the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses, which Amazon named one of the best books of 2013. Her work […]

Love, Courtney: Courtney Love x Nasty Gal Part II

Love, Courtney: Courtney Love x Nasty Gal Part II

This morning’s Haute List reminded me of the holiday collection collaboration between Courtney Love and Nasty Gal, “Love, Courtney”, released this past November. Mixing a Courtney’s signature 90s Kinderwhore with some of her later glam (and maybe a bit of Stevie Nicks boho-witch in there!), this second collaborative collection is appealing to me on every single […]


Post Mortem: December 2016

Haute Macabre’s offerings from December 2016. We hope you all had a wonderful month, and wish you all the very best for 2017! Thank you for another year of your amazing support, we couldn’t do it without you. Revelatory Feminine Mysticism: The Art of Jas Helena Edible Art from the Conjurer’s Kitchen BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse: […]


Rodarte Fall 2016

Dark, matte lips. Gently feminine silhouettes.  Layers upon layers of lace. Rodarte’s Fall 20-16 collection looks like the front row at a mid-90’s Faith and the Muse show. Romantigoth is back, you guys!


The Haute List

Contrast Collar Shirt,  $152  +  Plus Size Faux Leather Top, $69.90 $34.99  +  Raven Top, $64 $51.20 Charcoal Joggers, $39  +  Kylie Jumpsuit, $89  +  M-Cargy Pants, $198 Faux Leather Jumpsuit, $159 $89  +  Perforated Shoe, $98  +  Patent-Trim Dress, $150 $67.50

Vlad Pin

PSA: Vlads + Videos

Hello, Macabrians! A quick PSA regarding our recent merch releases and our plans for the future! Our Vlad the Impaler pins are nearly sold out, and we don’t plan on having them made again. Erin and I have SO. MANY. IDEAS. for pin designs, so we’re going to start releasing a new pin each month […]


Esty Shop of Week: Jungle Tribe

We are doing this week’s Etsy Shop of the Week a wee bit differently than usual, since the kind folks at Jungle Tribe actually sent us a couple of things over for us to review! That means I got to make a video, which was lots of fun. You guys have been asking for more […]

Immortal Souls by Casstronaut

Immortal Souls

The Immortal Souls series by Cassie Soars is currently available for an extremely limited time (sales end April 9!). Inspired by her three favorite female saints, Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Lucia, and Saint Joan of Arc, this series is made up of graphite, watercolor, 22 karat gold leaf, on 9×12 inch watercolor paper in […]


BloodMilk’s Death + Taxes Sale Ends Tonight

BloodMilk’s semi-annual sale is currently being hosted in her shop, offering 20% off a wide selection of her designs. Use code “LASTSPRING20” at checkout to take advantage of this generous offer. View the eligible treasures in the “Death and Taxes” collection, but only until midnight tonight.


The Haute List

Asymmetric Pocket Dress, $35  +  Hunt the Plains Boot, $198  +   Flower Lace Smock, $44 Silk Blouse, $59.99 $19.99 + Moustache Bubble Umbrella, $45  +  Platform Boots, $39.99 $19.99 Harem Pants, $17.99  +  Lace Blouse, $39.99  +  Draped Harem Pants, $175

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Upon the Heath of Bedlam

“Upon the Heath of Bedlam” explores a modern and minimilast intrepretion of simple medieval garments, as well as the modest dressing of the Puritan settlers of the 1600s. Upon the Heath of Bedlam Hogan McLaughlin’s Spring-Summer 2016 collection Photographed by Bill Crisafi Makeup Aritsry by Steffanie Strazzere Hair Styling by Steph Bartley Modeled by Lauren […]


Agnieszka Ospia

  Costume designer Agnieszka Ospia  creates incredibly complex, creepy rococo confections that layer onto the wearer until you aren’t entirely sure how they keep standing. You may be familiar with at least one design already- Chelsea Wolfe’s outrageous Crown of Thorns is an Agnieszka Ospia headpiece.  


The Haute List

Montana Muse Hat, $100  +  Campus Queen Platform, $59.99  +  Matrix Backpack, $109 $52 Dunk Sky High Wedge, $180 $144.98 +  MM6 Hobo Bag, $185  +  Jersey Ruched Top, $118 $56.64 Caftan Gown, $545 $152  + Film Noir Dress, $43.99 $39.99  +  Floral Lace Dress, $125 $81.25    


As Above, So Below Instagram Giveaway!

It’s giveaway time! We’re hosting a giveaway on our Instagram account this week for a set of the incredibly popular As Above, So Below, our exclusive fragrances by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. This is the very last set that we have, and we’ve been saving it for a special occasion, and what better occasion is […]

New Video Post: Black Moon Cosmetics Swatches & Review

Subscribe to the Haute Macabre YouTube Channel! Our latest video post is a swatch video and review of the complete Black Moon Cosmetics liquid to matte lipsticks collection! I’ve been wearing this brand for a few months now and I am absolutely in love. The formula is a dream, and the ultra-rich colors last all […]



  “Neo-Romantic”, shot by Carl Bengtsson for Elle Germany. Pointy, pointy, pointy shoes….