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 […]

Loved to Death

Loved to Death makes taxidermy jewelry and accessories.  They began with creating “Anthropomorphic Taxidermy dioramas” and have expanded into a full line of intricate designs.    “We have always been animal lovers and feel that the life of an animal doesn’t necessarily end at their death.” Pictured above is the Gothic Victorian Mourning Taxidermy Squirrel Heart Necklace, […]

Dear D&G

  Dear Dolce & Gabbana, The next time you create something as beautiful as this Metal Corset Belt, why don’t you just send it over to Haute Macabre?  I promise that we will wear it better than J-Lo  ever could.  I understand that perhaps she get a bit more exposure than we do, but just […]

I Lived to See the Day

I honestly never thought I would say this, but Urban Outfitters‘ winter releases are full of win.  Usually, when I walk into one of their stores, I am immediately overwhelmed by the disarray, the terrible music played at a million decibels, and the teeny boppers trying to find the latest hobo hipster knockoffs.  By the […]

Go-F@#%!-Yourself Pumps

If it seems like I just can’t get enough of Christian Louboutin lately, you’re probably just paying attention. These little beauties were produced for Rodarte’s runway show, and are currently listed on the Louboutin website as “price on request”, which probably means I don’t even want to know. The search for knockoffs begins…

More Than a Mouthful

The hideously talented and gifted designer Courtney Riot (whom is responsible for the fancy new header up on top of this page) has the digital illustration print available for sale, pictured above.  Prints are 11×17, and can be purchased by emailing the artist directly at courtney@riot-media.com

Gothic Splendor

Designer Douglas Little conjures a fractured fairy tale about the new mood of dark beauty and opulence in home decor.  Isn’t it Necromantic?   From the November 2006 issue of House & Garden Magazine.   All images conceived and produced by Douglas Little.   Photographed by Francois Dischinger.

Antiseptic Fashion

  Antiseptic Fashion is the work of Billy Vahan and Stella Maris.  It is setting the standard for angular post-apocalyptic fashion, creating deconstructed and stitched corsets, collars,  gauntlets, and other leather work for both the ladies and the gentlemen.  For orders, please use their Contact page for quotes on existing pieces or custom.  Be warned, […]

Let There Be Light

The Zenith Chandelier is the perfect addition to any home.  Well, perhaps not any home, but I assume anyone’s home that is reading Haute Macabre.  Unfortunately though, it is priced at an astronomical $82,800.  Unless it is made of magic, grants you wishes on demand, and when its light fills your room angels start singing […]

Michel Berandi

Michel Berandi‘s Fall/Winter 2008 collection showcased some great men’s looks. Skinny black jeans, deconstructed sweaters, cute jackets, and the awesome chicken-foot necklace (seen here paired with an oversize faux fur jacket ), all get my thumbs-up. Wearing a toupee on your face, however, remains a poor choice.

Cherry Bomb: Yohji Yamamoto

What Makes Yohji Yamamoto Rock? Japanese designers are becoming more popular with the rock and roll set and Yohji Yamamoto is at the top of the list.  Gwen Stefani name-checked him in her ode to Japanese style in “Harajuku Girls”.  Evanescence’s Amy Lee is a fan. And, so is Alanis Morissette. British rockers Placebo have […]

Medic Esthetic

  Gwendolyn Huskens is a design student (yes, that’s right – student) at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.  At the academy’s recent graduation show, she unveiled a collection of shoes she called “Medic Esthetic”.  The collection consisted of cream and skin colored footwear, and was constructed by medical supplies such as plaster bandages, steel, and […]

It’s Getting Haute in Here

Actually, no, it is not.  It is currently 47 degrees Fahrenheit in the City of Angeles, and surely temperatures are much lower everywhere else.  Personally, I love coats and jackets, but where to find one that does not make you look four feet wider than you actually are, or about to embark on an Antarctic expedition?  We want […]

Adorable Giveaway Alert: Topshop

This just in: Starting today and while supplies last, Topshop will be giving away this exclusive keychain from up and coming British designer Christopher Kane with orders over £60. Best way to spend your money? Anything from the Pagan line, or perhaps a pair of the Gothic Lace Leggings.

Inquiring Minds

We here at Haute Macabre are curious – who are your favorite Etsy sellers, and why?   Haute Macabre admires the small business, hand crafted, DIY minds that fuel the creativity behind Etsy shops.  We would love to hear your feedback and recommendations for Etsy sellers and shops.

Evoluzione

Editorial:  Evoluzione della Specie Magazine:  Elle Italia Issue : November 2008 Model: Kemp Muhl Photographer: Ruven Afanador

Steam Trunk

Steam Trunk Couture, “Conceived on the wings of underground theater and circus”, crafts both men’s and women’s vintage-inspired steampunk fashion. This time around, we thought we would focus on the men’s line. While some of their offerings can seem costumey (especially when worn as complete ensembles), they also make some unique and wearable pieces worth […]

Torture Devices

A diesel-mechanic turned jeweler from the post-industrial wasteland of New Jersey (shudder…) presents to us Spragwerks.  Each piece is cash and hand finished by its founder, whom identifies himself as Rich.   “My work explores the tense intersection of the organic by the industrial, and particularly the consumption of one by another.” I have a […]

Leather Physician's Case, $175

Playing Doctor

If the winter has you feeling under the weather, perhaps a little medical attention is in order? Pratesi makes an Italian leather mini doctor’s bag purse that has an interior light- and a price tag of $342.00. The real deal will run you about half that- and doctor’s bags are made to last a lifetime. […]

Loving the Skin You’re In

SkinBag Corps. has presented us with something fantastically frightening.   “SkinBag are autonomous seamless organisms in synthetic skin.  Accessories and OuterWear in SkinBag become body extensions.  SkinBag anticipates the fusion between the digital and the organic.  Carrier of mutation, SkinBag symbolizes the ambivalence between the natural and the artificial, the instinctive and the optimisation.  SkinBag is a relational tool offering […]