Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: Erin’s Picks

Like so many of us, my 2017 will in many ways be defined by resistance, politics, and and the raving madness of the world around us. In some ways I am thankful for this, because I finally got off my ass and quit being an armchair activist. I finally got out in the streets and […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: Sonya’s Picks

2017 was a strange, potent year and I can’t say I’ll miss it. I traveled (to France, Florida, Salem, and Iceland), got engaged to my partner Gregg (of Golden Gardens and Goodnight Cairo), left a full-time job in marketing writing to do freelance journalism, and battled mental health demons with chamomile tea and podcasts. I […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: Maika’s Picks

Some personal thoughts on 2017… Oh 2017, you were a very challenging and full year. In addition to all the weight, worry, and woe about current events, my personal life was fraught with stress, growing pains, and heartache, none of which was actually new to the year itself. But the tide well and truly turned […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: S. Elizabeth’s Picks

Some personal thoughts on 2017… 2017 was a year of endings and beginnings and challenges and rising to the occasion. In January I traveled to Washtington DC with my beloved sisters for the Women’s March, which was both exhilarating and humbling, but more than anything, taught me that though I may have a heart of […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites 2017: Sam’s Picks

The previous year is now weeks behind us, but it’s taken me quite some time to process. I feel that for many of us, 2017 was a truly liminal experience: a year of stepping through thresholds of discomfort and sanctity, and diving deep within each of ourselves to find a truer version of what we […]

Post Mortem: January 2018

We present the first offerings from Haute Macabre in the new year, and cannot wait for everything we have upcoming for the new year! Exploring the Daydream Spaces of Scott Radke What Whisper A Needle Makes: The Creations of Elsa Olssen/Fevernest Death: A Graveside Companion Sam’s Semi-Annual Closet Cleanout Dr. Bloodsucker: Or, How I Learned […]

Shop PSA: Haute Macabre Hair Gloss Back in Stock

We have just restocked the Haute Macabre Shop with a limited number of our original scent Hair Gloss! Click here to visit the Haute Macabre Shop Oak leaf, bourbon vanilla, almond husk, and black leather accord darkened by a 13-year aged black patchouli. The original scent, bottled exclusively for Haute Macabre by Black Phoenix Alchemy […]

Fatally Yours

I never cared about Valentine’s Day before Vegan Treats Fatally Yours candy box came into my life, but now I look forward to the holiday every year! Vegan Treats offers two different styles: The Fatally Yours for all you black hearts out there, and the My Vegan Valentine for the pastel goth in your life. […]

Lost in The White Lodge: Twin Peaks The Return and the Artwork of Greg Ruth

Months later and I’m still puzzling over Twin Peaks: The Return, trying to put my thoughts about it together into some coherent, conveyable form instead of just staring into the distance, amazed and awed. I want to discuss it and I’ve done so with friends in fits and starts, but there’s just so much process and speculate […]

Lvnea Limited Edition Amatory Box Set

Just in at Lvnea, and certainly just in time for the coldest portion of the year, during which your heart and other frozen bits could use some special attention: a limited edition amatory coffer filled with love potions, philtres, unguents, and elixirs. This limited box contains luxurious creations inspired by ancient love potions, old lore, and vintage formulae for […]

Ludi Naturae: Iris van Herpen Spring 2018 Couture

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen, endlessly innovative and inspiring, just debuted her Spring 2018 Couture collection entitled “Ludi Naturae,” and now we all want to clothe ourselves in finned, leafy, scaled, and flowing dresses, gowns, and jumpsuits that look like living biotech sculptures from a futuristic utopian fever dream. ‘Ludi’ is the plural form of the Latin term […]

How To Wear: Hushed And Haunted Embroidery

Sometimes you just want to play with clothes. Sometimes you get a little fed up with reading fashion magazines telling you how to wear some dumb current trend. Sometimes you combine these things into an obsessive pastime… and sometimes you get really lucky and your editor and fearless leader encourages this type of foolishness. I hope […]

Seven Sisters of Inherited Sun: Dilara Findikoglu SS18

Our collective jaw is on the floor over Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu‘s spectacular Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Debuted during London Fashion Week, “Seven Sisters of Inherited Sun” is a glamorous, politically and mythologically inspired amalgam of sumptuous gothic finery that’s both sleek and baroque, occult imagery, and a wonderfully lurid punk edge. From the Designer: “You are beside me, winter trees, […]

Dr. Bloodsucker: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love My Pet Leech

The other day I found myself at the home model and eccentric Jessie Lynn shares with third-generation coffin maker Jack Bennett — Jessie and I were planning to spend a few hours watching bad horror movies and drinking wine, but she also had new pets I was itching to take a peek at: hirudo medicinalis […]

Sam’s Semi-Annual Closet Cleanout

Hello friends! I’ve started my semi-annual closet clean out, and dug deeeeeppppp this time. I moved just before the holiday season, and unearthed some frocks that have been packed away but deserve to be loved and flaunted. All of my listings are currently on the Depop app (available for iPhones and Androids), which is my favorite […]

Death: A Graveside Companion

Morbid Anatomy’s Joanna Ebenstein released her latest book, Death: A Graveside Companion, this past October. Containing nearly 400 pages of essays and over 1,000 images, tracing humankind’s attempts to imagine and that great, inevitable unknown mystery of human life: namely, death. From the Morbid Anatomy blog: The book features 19 essays by a broad variety […]

What Whisper A Needle Makes: The Creations of Elsa Olssen/Fevernest

Goats that gracefully gambol across a waistline, miniature moths fluttering about one’s throat, delicate alpine flora blooming across an expanse of  vintage lace–these are just a few of the eerie, elegant motifs one might find adorning both the artwork and clothing stitched by the patient, gentle hand of textile artist Elsa Olsson, aka Fevernest. After studying textiles […]

Exploring the Daydream Spaces of Scott Radke

Cleveland-based artist Scott Radke creates beautifully haunting and utterly unique characters in the form of sculptures and marionettes made of wire, wood, epoxy resin, burlap, and acrylic paint. Some might be quick to describe his characters as otherworldly, but I find them perfectly at home here in this world; it’s just that they inhabit spaces most humans don’t […]

Haute Macabre Shop Open

The Haute Macabre Shop is now open and restocked with our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post collections. Quantities of each item are limited, but they are in stock and ready to ship. Mummies of Mexico City contains notes of  church incense, ornate gold, old lace, and dust. A sacred, secret scent, recalling residual […]

BloodMilk Halloween Treats

The Witching Hour hat and Witches Brew cauldron charms composed the Halloween Treats from BloodMilk, a homage to the drawing of the veils in the season of autumn and the iconic imagery of Witch Lore. These Limited Edition pieces are a visual interpretation of The Season of the Witch, debuting shortly before Samhain when the […]

Hogan McLaughlin: Lacrimosa

Lacrimosa, Hogan McLaughlin’s holiday collection, combines the stark architecture of his previous collections and the softness of a fantasy. Hogan reflects the inspirations he finds in the cathedrals, churches, and castles of the Middle Ages, creating a singular aesthetic in each of his designs. The Lacrimosa collection, meaning “weeping”, is available now via Hogan-McLaughlin.com.

Yule Tidings Giveaway From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab And Haute Macabre

The nip of winter wind is in the air, Krampus is dusting off his switches, Befana is polishing her broom, and Miskatonic Valley villagers are preparing for their winter solstice feasts. Blessed Yule, Merry Faunalia, and Happy Christmas and Hanukkah, everyone!  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s 2017 Yule fragrances are here to crown you and your […]

Piercing The Veil: The Evolving Work of Caitlin McCarthy

I have been following the dreamy, delicate, feminine phantoms summoned by Caitlin McCarthy’s hand for a few years now, and their spectral countenances never fail to strike a chord within me. Whether she is illustrating witches or widows, mystics or monsters, sybils or seers–every languid line and shadowed curve, from their trailing, tendrilled tresses, to the fragile lace […]