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 […]

Death to Fashion

Japanese artist Fumie Sasabuchi has done her own renditions of published fashion images, primarily working in colored pencil and ballpoint pen over magazine pages.  Personally, I find her deconstructed skin and skeleton phantom additions to be much more interesting than the original image.   More examples of her visceral work after the jump.

Heartbreaker: Vampire Fang Cufflinks

These clever vampire fang cufflinks from Stephen Einhorn would be a great gift no matter what. Priced at $199 in sterling, $2,279 in white gold, or a paltry $15,735 in platinum, they are also available in several grades of yellow gold. But the really, really awesome thing about these is the gift wrap. When you […]

Black Heart Procession

Thomas Sabo’s stunning “Lionheart” Pendant, £224.00 is available at Rokokojewelry.com. For a similar look on a budget, check out the “Brazen Heart” Necklace from Sweet Romace in black, $45.

Translucent Black Lip Gloss

The runways have been overflowing this season with vampy-glam makeup: especially dark, lustrous, red lips. The look comes from layering a translucent black lip gloss over a vibrant red lipstick, and makeup companies are hustling to replicate it. Lancome had a waiting list when it released it’s Piha Black Lip Gloss in November- a sheer, […]

Kitty Kouture

I’ve never been one for Anime, Sanrio, or any of the like, but I do have to admit, I am intrigued by this discovery.  It seems that Hello Kitty has teamed up with our beloved M.A.C. Cosmetics for a limited edition collection due out in February, 2009.   There will be two collections available: The […]

Comme des Garçon for H&M

Haute Couture designer Comme des Garçon released a line for the wonderfully inexpensive department store H&M this past fall, which as been describes as “mostly black and with Japanese tomboy airs, the H&M collection includes a range of tailored jackets, many deconstructed, along with cropped pants, baggy shorts and a variety of skirts in stretch wool. On […]

The Millinery of J. Smith, Esq.

With a name like J. Smith, Esquire, you can already guess that the shop is in London. Also available in the US at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue in New York. Find more hats at JSmithEsquire.com.

Museum of Fashion Technology goes Goth

Currently showing at New York’s Museum of Fashion Technology is a retrospective called “Gothic: Dark Glamour” featuring works by Alexander McQueen, John Galliano of Christian Dior, Anna Sui, Yohji Yamamoto, and a number of other designers less associated with all things overstated and black. The clothing is presented in tablaeux from labyrinths to laboratories, and […]

Vamp Fang Necklace

Love this solid silver with garnet vampire teeth necklace from Bittersweets NY?  Me, too.  Hate the $525 price tag?  Obviously, you do.  Check out this sterling silver movable vampire fangs charm for just $25.99 on Ebay.

Alice Inspired Pocket Watch

Rock N Rose Victorian pocketwatch-style locket, just like that of the White Rabbit’s in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!  The locket holds an internal mirror rather than a watch face, and has the typical push button opening.  Tapestry-esque front case with floral lilly detailing. Only 20GBP, with 2GBP international shipping. Locket measures 2″.  30″ antique gold […]