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 […]

Blood Milk Exquisite Corpse

BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse: Chapter Two

This evening, at 6PM EST, Chapter Two of the BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse shall be released. Feeding snippets and small previews for the past few weeks via Instagram, BloodMilk has introduced us to her collaborative project, including an expansion to her collection of unisex scents from our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, candles and incense from Three […]

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Haute Macabre Shop Shipping

The Haute Macabre Shop will on break between Thursday, December 15 through Tuesday, December 20! Any orders placed after noon CST on Wednesday, December 14 will be shipped Wednesday, December 21. Domestic orders shipped within the USA typically arrive in 2-3 business days, however we cannot guarantee international delivery in time for the holidays. Visit the Haute […]


The Haute List

Plush Organs, $18  +  Haunted Mansion Circle Skirt, $72  +  Worldz Platform $154.95 Crepe Mini Dress, $375 $262.50  +  Leather and Stretch Mini Dress $525 $262.50  +  Melissa Boot, $398 $318 Belted Tall Boot, $438  +  Vegan Moto Pants, $106  +  Moon and Star Necklace, $65 $8.99

Tyler and Molly Thrasher

Artist Tyler Thrasher Loses Everything in Tragic Fire

As ecstatic fans of visionary artist/mad scientist Tyler Thrasher‘s dazzling crystal encrusted flora and fauna, and of the irrepressibly sweet persona behind his creations, we at Haute Macabre were horrified to learn that on Friday night a devastating fire ravaged he and his wife Molly’s house, destroying their belongings and the home they had made together. On Saturday, […]

Chronicle Cremation Designs — Nourish Collection

Made With Ashes: Memento Mori For Your Next Dinner Party

New Mexico is home to many artisans specializing in pottery, and Justin Crowe’s Chronicle Cremation Designs is one after our own hearts. Or, more specifically, after our ashes. Made with the cremains of 200 people, Nourish is a dinnerware series “designed to infuse a sense of mortality into everyday moments.” Like many working in the […]


Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is located in the village of Boscastle in Cornwall, South West England. Founded in 1951 by English folk magician Cecil Williamson, the museum houses what is widely considered to be the world’s largest collection of objects related to folk magic, ceremonial magic, Freemasonry, and Wicca. Needless to say, we would all love to […]

Lost Apostle

New Sponsor: Lost Apostle Jewelry

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Lost Apostle Jewelry The humble beginnings of Lost Apostle started nine years ago behind a market stall in East London. They are now based in Montreal, and have perfected their style with a strong presence in the alternative jewelry world. James and Nadya, the married duo behind Lost Apostle, originally […]

Edible Art from the Conjurer's Kitchen

Edible Art from the Conjurer’s Kitchen

Macabre Confectioner Annabel de Vetten-Peterson, also known as Annabel Lecter, has recently re-opened her Etsy shop for her dark delicacies and curious edibles. Each of her listings is an intricate and perfectly sculpted edible creation, varying from certain pieces ready to ship and others made to order. Visit the Conjurer’s Kitchen for “cakes, chocolates, and treats […]


Revelatory Feminine Mysticism: The Art Of Jas Helena

To trace with the eye the sumptuous swells and ornate, swirling shadows of Jas Helena’s art is to be drawn into an evocative world of potent feminine mysticism. Appearing both demonic and divine (or, perhaps neither) against inky Byzantine backdrops, these saints and sirens, shamans and sorceresses beckon and beguile from the canvas; a tilt of an eyebrow or lift of a […]


The Haute List

Cora Dress, $106  +  U.D. Naked Smokey Palette, $54  $27  +  Smartphone Lens Kit. $34 $26 Unlined Leather Shopper, $49  + Lucy Bralette, $18  + Wet Look Thigh Highs, $12 Velvet Panel Bodysuit, $50  +  Braided Tassel Tote, $70 $42  +  Bandage Panel Body Suit, $125  

Courtney Brooke: Light Witch

Post Mortem: November 2016

In case you missed it, here are Haute Macabre’s offerings from the past month. Light Witch: The Photography of Courtney Brooke Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre  The Mindset of the Macabre: An Interview with Abigail Larson #ItWasntJustAPhase DIY Travel Altars from Altoids Tins The Small Beast: What Starts in the Stars […]


Memento Mori in Felt: The Art of Lana Crooks

The work of Chicago-based artist Lana Crooks beautifully demonstrates that reminders of our mortality need not be made of bone. So skilled is Crooks with wool, silk, and all manner of tiny found objects, that her delicate textile sculptures, faux anatomical specimens of human and animal skulls, bones, and insects, feel as lifelike as the references […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Haute Macabre Signature Scent

Restock Alert!

  We’ve just restocked the Haute Macabre Shop with a small amount of our Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection. These are available in limited quantities, and are in stock and ready to ship. These are not limited edition scents, however we cannot guarantee another restock in the near future, so please do not hesitate to purchase […]


Beautiful Monsters at The Creeping Museum

The Creeping Museum is the nonprofit creative vision and labor of love conceived between two friends and a grilled cheese sandwich in a North Portland laundromat in the spring of 2016.  Their remarkable mission? To help artists and independent creators give back to their communities by turning their strange and unusual work into tiny pieces of affordable art in […]


Ovate X lvnea: Fleurs Étrangères

Admirers and devotees of both the elegant simplicity of Ovate’s spare, beautiful apparel and lvnea‘s luxurious, hand-crafted natural fragrances will no doubt be over the moon to hear of their recently released collaboration Fleurs Étrangères – and the timing could not be more perfect for those amongst us in need of some luminous self-love and lavish care in the late […]

The Aberdeen Bestiary - Folio 68v - De scitali serpente; Of the snake called scitalis. De anphivena; Of the anphivena. De ydro; Of the ydrus.

The Aberdeen Bestiary: Fantastical Stories & Illustrations From The Middle Ages

The Aberdeen Bestiary, housed since the 1600s in Scotland’s University of Aberdeen, is now available online, complete with dazzling high-res images, translations of the original Latin, and notes from the university team about the book’s construction. Aberdeen’s volume is an exquisite example of a bestiary, which was an anthology of moral fables and allegories popular […]

Elemental Child: Space Ritual photographed by Courtney Brooke

Elemental Child: Space Ritual

Inspired by the point in rock n roll history where medieval and sci-fi genres dominated the 1970s rock genre, Elemental Child has launched their new collection, Space Ritual. Introducing cast metal into their crystal crowns and adding jewelry designs to the range, designer Gillian Chadwick has expanded the range dramatically with Space Ritual. Fulfilling all […]

Poison Apple Printshop

Poison Apple Printshop

Run by artist Adrienne Rozzi, Poison Apple Printshop creates otherworldly artwork and accoutrements that draw you into a realm of arcane knowledge and dark wonderment. With original illustrations that evoke an old-world nostalgia, Poison Apple Printshop brings you fine art prints, patches, apparel, giftwrap, cards, and one-of-a-kind items, carefully screen printed by hand for all […]


The Haute List

Yugo Wedge Boot, $219.95 $175.96  +  Front Cape Midi, $49  +  Moon Phases Knee Socks, $12 Lost Ink Shirt Dress, $70  +  Lace Top Dobby Maxi, $83  +  Harness Detail Maxi, $46 $29 Tiered Frill Maxi, $76  +  Bell Sleeve Skater Dress, $64  +  High Neck Midi, $203


Black Friday : Meet the Sponsors

Apatico Apatico is a fashion brand by Seattle based designer Megan Bishop. Specializing in both fine millinery, leatherwork, and PVC accessories (headpieces, crowns, harnesses, collars, etc) with a focus on her work has been featured in Marie Claire, Elle, Elle Canada, and Teen Vogue among others. Her aesthetic is primarily “all black everything”, but also […]