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 […]

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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 […]

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The Haute List

Plain Weave Top, $72  +  The Distressed Sweater, $36  +  Brave Soul Wrap Top, $30 Lolita Top, $108  +  Happy Skullidays Skirt, $59  +  Rick Owens Lilies Dress, $75 Shaggy Cardigan, $117  +  Twenty Boa Mesh Dress, $225 $90  +  Intarsia Sweater, $79

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Vlad the Impaler Pins Pre-Sale

  VLAD THE IMPALER PINS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER You’ve asked, we’ve listened. Vlad the Impaler pins are available in the the Haute Macabre Shop for pre-order. This is a Pre-Sale open until the end of September, and will ship early to mid November, depending on how long production takes (typically about 4 weeks). Any other […]

Crystal Lee Lucas: Through the Dark

Through the Dark

Photographer Crystal Lee Lucas recently released a series of images, “Through the Dark”. “Through the Dark” is a series inspired by moths that fly by night and through the dark towards the light. Ultimately, the moonlight is their compass and navigator but this path can easily become confusing, exhausting and deceiving. Crystal’s works all have […]

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Between Fable and Reality: The Art of Darla Teagarden

Please welcome S. Elizabeth to our growing team of staff writers! Sarah is no stranger to Haute Macabre, having contributed as a guest blogger many times over the years. She was a contributing writer for our friends at CoilHouse Magazine, on the BloodMilk Blog, Death and the Maiden, and was the creative force behind Skeletor […]

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The Haute List

Mesh-Inset Hoodie, $110 $54.99  +  Rebel Without Faux Pas Vest, $59  +  Twist Front Crop Top, $30 Contrast Panel Duster, $130  +  Mini MAB Tote, $225  +  High-Low Dress, $88 Iriza Dress, $180  +  Cashmere Rauna, $348 $174  +  Spectrals Tank, $198 $118.80

Photo: Bill Crisafi, Model: Jessica Haze (@jessicahazemua), Spring 2012 military coat: Hogan McLaughlin

Hogan McLaughlin on Black Metal

Earlier this summer, I had the immense pleasure of meeting one of Haute Macabre’s favorite designers, Hogan McLaughlin. Standing in the corner of a godawful bar in Boston, we started talking about music, specifically Black Metal, and Hogan’s own love for it. I confessed to him that I had always been a fan of the music, but […]

Jessica Haze: $100K in 100 Days

Jessica Haze of Mirrors and Haze, one of my absolute favorite YouTube channels to follow, is closing in on the final days of an epic endeavor: she hopes to raise $100K in 100 Days for donation to The Cancer Research Institute. Sadly, she is far from her goal mark, but even the smallest donation is greatly appreciated. As an added […]

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Fix it: Bleach Spots on Black

Do you ever discover something really basic but amazing and need to share it immediately with everyone? That’s how I feel about Sharpie’s Rub-A-Dub Laundry marker. Best $3 I’ve spent in ages.  Marketed for putting kids’ names in the tags of their T-shirts for camp, the Rub-A-Dub is basically a Sharpie that doesn’t wash out. […]

Ossuaria

Ossuaria

Ossuaria: A place to house the bones of the dead. Born from a marriage of two great loves of dissection and high fashion, Ossuaria creates wearable art from rearticulated specimens. I was continually captivated by the structures that support the body, and believed they were alluring enough to hold a place outside the skin as well. […]

The Cemetery Gates

The Cemetery Gates

With a penchant for the macabre fueling his endeavors, Nathan Graves is the curator and merchant behind The Cemetery Gates. Specializing in afterlife based vintage, oddities, occult, and the things that perhaps might raise an eyebrow for some, but in our circles, collectable wares likely to wind up on our mantels. Shop The Cemetery Gates […]

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: Art of the Unicorn

It is hard for me to objectively speak about anything that Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab produces or releases. I run on a personal bias for the company and its founder, Elizabeth Barrial, having nothing but the warmest and fondest feelings towards her and BPAL as a whole. We’ve worked together for many years now, and […]

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APATICO The Crypt, Fall/Winter 2016

Please welcome Sonya Vatomsky, Haute Macabre’s newest addition to our writing team. Sonya is a Moscow-born, Seattle-based poet and author of Salt Is For Curing. Follow her on Instagram and Tumblr. We can’t wait to get APATICO’s latest line of harnesses, headpieces, and collars on our bones. Available for purchase on September 5th, The Crypt is […]

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Dolls Kill Sale Alert

It’s the annual Labor Day Weekend sale on DollsKill.com, and the entire site is marked down 20%, with an additional 20% off of clearance items. Go forth and shop, friends, and here are some of my picks –  but you already know that my cart is full up with MNML and Lime Crime! MNML Mercy […]

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Sigalit Landau’s Salt Bride

Please welcome our guest blogger Ela Rogers to Haute Macabre! I’ve been following Ela for a bit on Instagram, and she recently posted a haunting image of this series. I contacted her shortly thereafter to see if she would contribute a piece about the project to Haute Macabre, and was so glad when she agreed. […]

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Three Ravens Company Giveaway

Based out of Philadelphia, Three Ravens Company creates hand crafted scents, delivered via candles and bath and body products. The fragrances are each imbued with a heavy hand of devotion, love, and inspiration. You may recognize the name from the recent launch of BloodMilk’s Exquisite Corpse debut collection, where Three Ravens Company collaborated on a series […]

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The Woodcuts of Bryn Perrott

 

Bryn Perrot‘s amazing woodcuts  are my new droolworthy-thing-I-seriously-need.  You can’t really get a sense of scale from the photos, but these are all nice big wall hanging pieces, not wee little rubber stamps. Although they would make AMAZING rubber stamps.

Did I mention that there are pet portraits?

Ovate Cahier Perdu

Ovate Cahier Perdu

Ovate will be releasing the winter 2016 collection, Cahier Perdu, this coming Friday, September 2. Audrey Cantwell’s designs have evolved from bamboo jersey basics to a more tailored and elegant aesthetic. This collection features pieces composed primarily of silk, linen, wool, and cotton jersey, a luxurious combination of sleek yet subltle  garments. Cahier Perdu, meaning Lost […]

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The Haute List

Bell-Sleeve Lace Top, $59 $47.20  +  Bell-Sleeve Dress, $442 $265  +  Strappy Lace Top, $19.99 Faux Leather Dress, $27.90 $19.99 +  Classic Biker Jacket, $500  +  Hunt Boot, $183 Harem Jumpsuit, $150  +  Everette Bag, $248 $173  +   Adelaine Dress $511 $306