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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

The Curious Card Company: Magical Botanicals

The Curious Card Company: Solanaceae Collection

This luxuriously dark, magical botanical greeting card pack by The Curious Card Company features six antique illustrations from the Solanaceae Collection. The Solanaceae are a darkly magical genus of plants that include Belladonna, Datura, Henbane, Mandrake and the nightshades. These plants have a respected history of great power, but also great danger. Those at ease […]

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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: […]

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Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

For visionary Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, fashion is tantamount to worldbuilding. Since 2007 she has been dazzling the fashion world with collections inspired by everything from lucid dreaming, scanning electron microscopy, synaesthesia, and Egyptian mummification to fluid dynamics and crystallization, radiation, and black magic and alchemy by virtue of a murder of crows living near her […]

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks: 25 Shades for 2017

Earlier this afternoon, Kat Von D released swatches of TWENTY FIVE new Everlasting Liquid Lipstick shades launching in 2017. The KVD Beauty and her personal profiles have been showing tiny sneak peeks for months, and we cannot wait to get our hands on every single last shade. As always, Kat has named her pigments for her […]

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Kermit Tesoro’s Memento Mori For Darkling Botanists

We’ve previously stood in awe of Filipino designer Kermit Tesoro’s avant-garde, fantastical  footwear (not literally of course–who can actually stand in these splendid, treacherous grotesqueries?) but today over on Instagram we are coveting his recent, more down-to-earth designs: a veritable mountain of intricately sculpted, skull-shaped planters for which to house one’s darkling botanicals. Though we’ve barely gotten through […]

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The Apian Artwork of Aganetha Dyck

Many artists find inspiration in the natural world, but few collaborate so directly with it as Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck. Since 1991 Dyck has been creating sculptures with honeybees by placing objects into specially designed apiaries where the bees industriously cover them with patches of honeycomb. The finished pieces have a haunting, otherworldly feel that’s reminiscent of the “Takiawase” episode […]

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Dolls Kill Sale Alert

Dolls Kill is hosting a site-wide 20% off sale until midnight on December 27!  Time to spend those holiday bonuses! Current Mood Skatan Boots Breath In Lace Slip Dress Sugar Pill Pretty Poison Lipstick –  “Spank” is the best purple I’ve ever worn! Valfre Noir Dress – I have this dress and love it! I layer […]

Haute Macabre Shop Restock Alert

We’ve just restocked the Haute Macabre Shop with a small amount of our Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection. This will be the final restock until mid-2017, so please do not hestitate to purchase yours now! These are available in limited quantities, and are in stock and ready to ship. St. Louis #1 contains notes of Drooping […]

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Cutting Edge And Ancient: Fire & Bone Creations

I was first made aware of Fire and Bone when my boyfriend alerted me to a Kickstarter campaign that they ran back in the July of 2016, for their fourth collection. “Hey, come look at this Kickstarter I’m backing!” he called out from his office.  I am ashamed to say that knowing the man’s proclivities, I may […]

Hopeless Lingerie - The Awakening

Hopeless Lingerie: The Awakening

Hopeless Lingerie has enthralled us with their latest collection The Awakening, a “haunting blend of lace and mesh” that draws inspiration from the ghosts and vampires of early horror films. The obscure and abandoned have been muses for creator Gaby Adamidis since the line’s beginnings in 2008, and eight years later she and sister Dominique […]

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Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse X Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Chapter Two

A resplendent initiative over two years in the making, BloodMilk’s Exquisite Corpse is an enchanted emporium whose ideals, philosophies, and perhaps even their raison d’être is firmly rooted in the idea of artistic collaboration with an emphasis on independent artists within the handmade community. Inspired by the name of a surrealist parlor game in which […]

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The Haute List

Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, $60  +  Floral Moto Jacket, $168  +  Kenzie Top, $165 Lace-Up Ankle Boots,$995 $597  + Over-Knee Boots, $2,950 $1,475  +  Leather and Lace Dress, $1,845 $1,107 Pleated Velvet Blazer, $95  +  Anglomania Dress, $520 $364  +  Rebel Rebel Ski Jumpsuit, $320  

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Philadelphia Event: BloodMilk and Friends Night Market Tonight

Please join us tonight in Philadelphia for the BloodMilk and Friends Night Market. Haute Macabre will have a selection of our Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrance collection available alongside many of our friends and peers. The Night Market will be held at Tattooed Moms, located at 530 South Street in Philadelphia, from 7-11PM.

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Spooky Sirens & Scream Queens: The Art of Sara Deck

I first became aware of Sara Deck’s artwork via her arresting and unsettling cover art imagery for Rue Morgue magazine’s Shirley Jackson tribute, and since then, I’ll admit, I haven’t been able to get her out of my head (please pardon the pun). The more I pore through her work, heavily featuring iconic dark genre sirens […]