Etsy Shop of the Week :: Contrived to Charm

Haute Macabre Etsy Shop of the Week :: Contrived to Charm

The Haute Macabre Etsy Shop of the Week is Contrived to Charm, creating hand crafted custom leather belts, boot straps, and tarot card cases. Contrived to Charm has been on my radar since I purchased one of the tarot cases at the Black Lodge pop up shop last year, and now I’m seeing plenty more I’d like to add to my collection.

Handmade in San Diego, California, and inspired by vintage nostalgia and style, Contrived to Charm creates pieces that are perfect for all of you fashionista witches out there.

Haute Macabre Etsy Shop of the Week :: Contrived to Charm

Haute Macabre Etsy Shop of the Week :: Contrived to Charm

Haute Macabre Etsy Shop of the Week :: Contrived to Charm

Haute Macabre Etsy Shop of the Week :: Contrived to Charm

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The Table is Rumbling

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Sadly, this is just a concept at the moment- you can’t actually buy it anywhere. But just imagine all the fun you could have, what with your coffee table levitating and sliding around on the rug every time someone accidentally asked a question….

via Dave’s Geeky Ideas.

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The Haute List: 50 Shades of (Actual) Gray

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Walda Motorcycle Boot, $160  ‡   Mandalaye Ballet Flat, $41.37  ‡ L635 Boot, $168.41

Leather-trim Dress, $145  ‡  Gareth Pugh Sweatshirt, $189  ‡  Button-Front Maxi Slip, $128

Solid Knee Socks, $5.98  ‡  Tunic Top, $69  ‡  Charcoal Coated Jeans, $149.40

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Welcome to the Dollhouse

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In a back corner of a Royal Street gallery in New Orlean’s French Quarter is a handmade dollhouse, that on first glance, doesn’t seem much like anything. I walked past it at least twice before noticing its inhabitants, and then I stood there for at least fifteen minutes taking it all in.

Artist Chris Roberts-Antieau created a replica model of Truman Capote’s true-crime book, In Cold Blood, detailing the 1959 farmhouse murder of the Clutter family, at the hands of robbers looking for an alleged safe full of cash in the home.

Roberts-Antieau has created a steady balance of cheery and macabre in her works, with the dollhouse being no exception. Her series of Tragic Snowglobes are also bright and sunny, until on further inspection you find the sordid subjects engaged in not-so-squeaky clean behavior.

Should you find yourself ever wandering the streets of the French Quarter, do stop into her Royal Street gallery.

In Cold Blood Dollhouse

In Cold Blood Dollhouse

In Cold Blood Dollhouse

In Cold Blood Dollhouse

In Cold Blood Dollhouse

In Cold Blood Dollhouse

In Cold Blood Dollhouse

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Disco Witch Vintage

Disco Witch Vintage

New items just added to the Disco Witch Shop! This update includes a turn of the century Spiritualism book, tarot cards, sheer tunics, Harley boots, and a rare deck of the Grand Etteilla Egyptian Gypsies Tarot.

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Disco Witch Vintage

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Disco Witch Vintage

Disco Witch Vintage

Disco Witch Vintage

Edward Gorey’s War of the Worlds

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How did I not know that Edward Gorey illustrated a version of The War of the Worlds?????

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Cautionary Tales

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Haunting, creepy, unexpectedly beautiful music from Chris Connelly and Michael Esposito, intermixed with spoken word and EVPs recorded at Graceland Cemetery in Chicago. Four track album available to download or stream free from Lost Patrol Records.

 

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The Haute List

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Racetrack Jeans, $49.99  ‡  Cross Tunic, $30.60  ‡  Moto Leggings, $17.95

Toosaloosa Henley, $68  ‡  Lasercut Faux Leather Necklace, $34  ‡  Folk Song Dress, $94.99

 

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