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 […]

Maika Keuben Empty Stage

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 […]


Philadephia Event: BloodMilk Trunk Show

This Saturday night in Philadelphia, BloodMilk will be hosting a trunk show in her home base of Philadelphia at Jinxed on Frankford Ave. This is a rare occasion to purchase and carry out her incredible jewels in person, and to meet the artist behind the collection. Jess will also have a rare few gems that […]

Segovia Amil: Ophelia Wears Black

Ophelia Wears Black

The long awaited collection of Segovia Amil’s poetry and prose is now available to cherish in your own private library: Ophelia Wears Black is obtainable via Amazon or in a limited edition bundle via the artist’s own website, If you are unfamiliar with Segovia’s ethereal prose, take the time to browse her Instagram, where […]

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Nailspiration: Tootsie Toes SF

A little mid-week nailspiration from the @tootsietoessf Instagram account. Tootsie Toes is a San Francisco nail salon that focuses on current, interesting designs.  They always seem to be coming up with something amazing!


The Haute List

Hierro Heel, $178  + Reversible Vegan Tote, $59  +  Bond Girl Bodysuit, $40 Downing Bag, $138  +  Neo Large Tote, $185  +  Kitti Shades, $40 Cross-Strap Flat, $38 $19 +  Stars and Moons Ring, $26 $13  +  Jersey Dress, $14.99

Five and Diamond Steam Trunk Gloves

Giveaway! Five and Diamond Steam Trunk Gloves

December is Haute Macabre’s birthday month (do you believe we’re seven years old this week??!!), and we’re giving our readers all of our birthday presents. This week, we’re giving away one pair of Five and Diamond’s awesome Steam Trunk gloves in any style the winner chooses! To enter, just leave a comment below telling us […]


PSA: Shipping Update

My lovely assistant pictured here has been working hard helping me pack and ship everyone’s recent orders from the Haute Macabre shop! I dropped off the first wave of parcels at the post office yesterday, and estimate the remainders will be be arriving at your doorsteps and mailboxes by the end of this week. The […]

Rebel Riders by Tim Walker

Rebel Riders

Vogue Italia December 2015 is a holiday gift to us all: the entire issue was photographed by Haute Macabre muse Tim Walker, including this Edward Gorey inspired editorial, Rebel Riders. I suddenly have the overwhelming urge to paint my face white and listen to the first Dresden Dolls album on repeat.


New York Event: ICEBOUND

 “Seduction is a dangerous sport, safety is not an option.” Attention New York! Thing Happening Tomorrow! Thursday evening perrennial HM favorite Mary Lee from  Twisted Lamb and one of my personal friends, photographer Julia Comita, present ICEBOUND, an immersive gallery experience combining fashion, mythology and motorcycles. The opening is Dec 10, 7-9 pm, at 345 […]


New Video Post! Rituel de Fille Shimmer Witch

  Rituel de Fille sent me some of their products to try out, and I am pretty much in love with them. I created a shimmery grunge look for this video using their Ash and Ember Eye Soots in Sigil and Serpent de Mer and mixed a Forbidden Lipstick in the shade Shadow Self with a […]


The Haute List

Faux Leather Tote, $48  +  Diamondback Sneakers, $120  +  Cashmere Beanie, $32.98 Acid Wash Moto Legging, $49  +  Flower Booties (Size 7 only), $250 $150  +  Sullivan Boot, $259.95 $99.90 Cat-Eye Readers, $70  +  Trifold Moto Wallet, $295 $150  +  Waterproof Chelsea Bootie, $54.95 $39.90

Drawing Blood: Molly Crabapple

Drawing Blood

“Art is hope against cynicism, creation against entropy,” she writes. “To make art is an act of both love and defiance.” If you’ve followed Haute Macabre for a long time now, you know that we are old admirers of Molly Crabapple. From founding the worldwide Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School parlors, posing alongside Erin and I on […]

Ellen Rogers: Live By The Sword, Die By The Sword

Live By The Sword, Die By The Sword

Live By The Sword, Die By The Sword: Ellen Rogers These images where taken over the period of a few days ‘in’ despair, for both me and Janelle.  These were days of hard faith, ridged fear, absolutes and the desire to be saved. Crawling together, hand in hand we fell and fell until, now I […]


West End Girls

Can we just pause to acknowledge how frikkin’ amazing all the ladies in the new Prayers video look? I’m pretty sure they are trying to singlehandedly resurrect Deathrock hair, and I am so OK with that. Bring on the Aquanet!  



Tim Walker nails it again in “Spooky”, shot for Love Magazine and featuring the amazing Agyness Deyn.


Haute Macabre Video: X-Mess Card Madness

Every year around this time, a little thing happens I like to call X-Mess. This is generally an explosion of craft paper, glitter, glue sticks, and the like that takes over my dining room table from roughly October until late November, and the final result is several dozen card-sized pieces of artwork I can send […]

LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs

LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs Giveaway

LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs have quickly been taking over Instagram with their incredible packaging and even better products. The brand is 100% vegan and cruelty free, and very quickly becoming a Haute Macabre favorite. We love them so much that we’re giving away a(nother) prize pack from them with a Planchette High Definition Matte Pressed Powder, […]


The Haute List

Iris Dress, $20  +  Dragonscale Shirt, $39.99  +  Shades of Grey Dress, $148 $89 Faux Leather Harness, $24.50  +  Heather Wedge, $102  +  Strappy Lace Bralette, $34.50 Sheer Longline Shirt, $70  +  Thread Wrap Necklace, $25  +  Lace Duster, $98 $39.97


Please welcome guest blogger Mlle Ghoul from These Unquiet Things. S. Elizabeth is a fancier of fine old things, nostalgic whimsies and magics both macabre and melancholy. She is a shadow seamstress, star stitcher, word witch, and weaver of the weird. Find her on her blog, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB. […]