Unlikely Therapy: Skeletor Is Love

*Channelling Sophia Petrillo*: “Picture it. Orlando. 2011.” I had retreated back to Florida after seven hellish years in New Jersey,  a desperately unhappy experience from which I was only just beginning to recover. Immediately upon my arrival back down south, I moved in with my sister and her new husband, who welcomed me with open […]

How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility – One Year Later

It’s Pride Month and nearly a year has passed since my essay, “How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility,” was first published here on Haute Macabre. So lately I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on that particular piece of writing which, to my surprise and subsequent joy, ended up helping more people than myself […]

Stacked April 2018: National Poetry Month Edition

April is National Poetry Month! In lieu of our regularly scheduled Stacked, wherein we discuss our favorite titles from the past month, the Haute Macabre staff will instead share some of their most loved poetry with you. Who are some of your favorite poets? Let us know in the comments! Sarah: A River Of Stars, […]

Post Mortem: April 2018

Haute Macabre’s offerings from April, 2018… Stacked: March 2018 Haute Macabre Shop Sale BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale Springtime Small Business Sponsors!  Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress: Robotic Arachnid Guardian Chic  Aural Fixation Painted Lady: Kate Moss by Paolo Roversi Elsa Lanchester, Herself (Interview And Book Giveaway) DollsKill 4/20 Sale Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

The Haute List :: $25 & Under

Skeleton Ring :: Lace Button-Up Shirt :: O-Ring Wrap Belt Open Back Utility Blouse :: Twist Cutout Maxi Dress :: Draped Racerback Vest Peep Toe Ankle Strap Bootie :: Full Lace Tights :: Pieced Wedge Bootie

Oh My Ombré

I know you can’t log into your Pinterest without seeing these ombré tights, but I really do sort of love them.

The Haute List :: $50 & Under

Stone Leather Cuff :: Leather Chain Link Necklace :: Harness Ankle Boot Peplum Top With Cutout :: 3 Strap Harness Belt :: Lace Body-Conscious Dress Tank With Extreme Dip :: Leather Skirt With Panelling :: Chain Harness Tank

Zoa Chimerum

Spotted by a Haute Macabre reader at this year’s Maker Faire, Zoa Chimerum‘s intricate jewelry is constructed of soft rubber over wire frames (materials upcycled from the electronics industry). They are softer than they look, making them surprisingly comfortable to wear. Offerings include necklaces, earrings, rings, hair ornaments, and brooches.

The Cure

photographed by Alex Cayley for Dutch Magazine via Street Anatomy


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New Advertiser :: Manic Panic

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Manic Panic! I have a feeling everyone here has dyed their hair with Manic Panic at least once in their lives (I left an old apartment with a permanently stained Vampire Red bathtub), so we are very excited to welcome Manic Panic to Haute Macabre! Founded on 7.7.77 by sisters Tish […]

New Advertiser :: Kteis

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Kteis! Previously featured on Haute Macabre, Kteis is still dedicated to creating unique 100% silk pieces, each personally crafted from idea to finished product. Collections include Labyrinth, Astrology, Skull, and Arachne on their website and in their Etsy shop, paired with stunning photography. “With my designs I am trying to […]