Tarotscopes for the September Full Moon by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Today, Monday, September 24th, we have our Harvest Full Moon. This weekend, in the Northern Hemisphere, was the autumnal equinox — the spring equinox if you are in the Southern hemisphere. Wiccans and some Pagans also observe Mabon (or Ostara, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) on this day, a time to give thanks […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites: Tarot Decks

In assessing our last year’s worth of posts alone, it occurred to us, that damn, we sure write about the tarot a lot. From the divinatory drama of tarot-inspired couture to fragrant interpretations of archetypes of the major arcana to Tarotscopes brimming with energies and inspiration for our readers, one might surmise that we’re a little […]

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 […]

Riding Boots for the Dapper Lady

Like so many of us I’ve been agonizing over finding the perfect pair of boots for the winter. After all, Angel City winters are more brutal than an outsider might expect! In fact, they become more difficult to tolerate the longer one stays here.  Initially my heart was set on engineer boots. I’ll probably end […]

Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia just opened their official online Shop this past November, and it is full of magic.  Each collection that I found is better than the last, including The Anatomica Collection (Heart Anatomica pictured above), The Wonderland Collection, full of Alice and her adventures, The Scientia Collection, and my favorite – The Menagerie Collection.  

DIY: Ruffled Vest

DIY: Instructions for making your own super-cute ruffled vest from an old pair of pants, thanks to the folks at Threadbanger.

Hunters and Gatherers

Skin Graft Designs, known for their top-quality Zombie-hunting apparel, has launched their online store at shophuntersandgatherers.com in combination with Kucoon, Angel Court, and several other designers. This is great news for those of you not near the handful of stores that carry their wares. Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse:

Maison Martin

Interview Magazine’s  September ’08 issue featured fashion creator Maison Martin and a collection of stocking faced models.   “Twenty years ago, when Martin Margiela started his own womenswear label (his menswear arrived 10 years later), it was as though the Belgian designer counted the brain as part of the human figure. Ever since, the collections […]

The Preacher and the Prophet

I have begun making ritual sacrifices to the fashion gods on behalf of these spats. Cyana Boutique has six various styles currently, and each pair makes me want to strap them on, get the shotgun, and get a little more Road Warriorish than usual.

Pirates & Witches

Every woman begs, borrows, steals, and prays for Agent Provocateur.  Especially once we’ve seen the new Witches and Pirates collections.  I think Santa only brings you pretty boxes from the good Agent if you’ve been very, very naughty though, so start racking up those bad girl points immediately.  

Ashes and Empires

Ashes and Empires has one of a kind, hand made spats and handbags on their Etsy site. Currently, they only have two available pair, but seeing as how they are individually hand-crafted and unique, I’m sure they will continue to update their listings as more become available.

Britney Spears teams with Syren Latex

Venerable latex manufacturer Syren Couture has teamed up with venerable train wreck Britney Spears to market off-the-rack pieces inspired by the outfit Syren produced for Britney’s “Womanizer” video. The snap-front, tuxedo vest inspired “Brittney” vest is $199.00 from Syren. Shown here with “Muir” cap, also worn by the pop tart in her video.

*please note, Haute Macabre does not endorse Brittney Spears, or this Syren model’s hair cut or color. Or even that hat, really.

The Haute List : $10 or Less

$10 and Under  Clockwise from Left: † Ruched V-Neck Mini Dress † Bumper Pam Ankle Boots † Absinthe Leone Candy † Jeweled Cross Necklace † Platform Mary Janes † Handcuff Necklace † Keyhole & Butterfly Pattern Fishnets † Satin Ballet Slippers † Skull Hair Clips  †  

Tokyo Lash Bar

Shu Uemura has presented us with Tokyo Lash Bar, a stunning collection of false eyelashes which are reasonably priced considering their intricate design.  Price ranges from $18 – $95, and include collections of Natural, Fantasy, Premium, and a collection from Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf.   Pictured to the left are the Black Gown lashes.

Transmission Atelier

Chicago based publisher Transmission Atelier has detailed limited edition digital pigment prints of antique illustrations of anatomy, religion allegory, mythology, and natural history.   Small sizes are 10×12 inches at $49.99, and large are 16×20 inches at $79.99.  

All Saints

All Saints is my current obsession.  I am absolutely in lust with 99% of their items, and couldn’t possibly list every one that strikes my fancy.  I lay in bed at night dreaming of owning their entire line, and prancing about in their garments.  They are a bit pricey, especially considering the U.S. Dollar to […]

Android Lust

I’ve been in lust with Alexander McQueen’s Samsonite Black Label luggage since it came out a couple of years ago, especially the “hero” ribcage suitcase. This year’s addition to the line adds a futuristic chrome version to the original ivory, charcoal grey, and classic black. Black: $775.00. Limited Edition Silver: $1500 Bargain of the Day: […]

Rhinestone Apocalypse

From Designer Gas Masks : We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption. Deep down, we are […]