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 […]

Stacked April 2018: National Poetry Month Edition

April is National Poetry Month! In lieu of our regularly scheduled Stacked, wherein we discuss our favorite titles from the past month, the Haute Macabre staff will instead share some of their most loved poetry with you. Who are some of your favorite poets? Let us know in the comments! Sarah: A River Of Stars, […]

Post Mortem: April 2018

Haute Macabre’s offerings from April, 2018… Stacked: March 2018 Haute Macabre Shop Sale BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale Springtime Small Business Sponsors!  Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress: Robotic Arachnid Guardian Chic  Aural Fixation Painted Lady: Kate Moss by Paolo Roversi Elsa Lanchester, Herself (Interview And Book Giveaway) DollsKill 4/20 Sale Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

Behind “The Yellow Wallpaper”

As Haute Macabre readers, I expect many, if not most of you are already well acquainted with a certain late 19th century short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman entitled “The Yellow Wallpaper.” However if that title is unfamiliar to you, before you read further, I urge you to take a few moments to experience an […]

Many Moons Workbook 2018 Volume 2

*Edited to Add : Many Moons is currently in stock and ready to ship at RitualCravt The second volume of the 2018 Many Moons workbook is available for order, to complete the year with all new content from July – December. This book contains recipes, spell working suggestions and advice, manifestation musings, Tarot Talk, and […]

BloodMilk: Spy Glass and Ritual Strands

Releasing tomorrow, Friday, May 25 at 3pm EST, are the newest designs from BloodMilk Jewels. The release will include an expansion of new ritual and mourning strands, and the introduction of snake themed spy glass necklaces and rings. As always, each new design is carefully constructed with painstaking precision and imbued with weighted meaning. BloodMilk […]

Macabre Muse: Regina Marie Cohn

Regina Marie Cohn is the modern day personification of the Glamour Ghoul : with an extensive background in fashion, she runs immensely successful Oddities Flea Market, curates events at Brooklyn’s House of Wax Bar, and manages her husband, Ryan Matthew Cohn. The husband and wife team make their living collecting, restoring, and reselling the most […]

Harnessing The Sentiment of Hair: Courtney Lane Of Never Forgotten

I have a lot of hair. I think it’s probably one of the first things people notice about me. It’s long, and fluffy, and sometimes if the humidity is right, it so big that it could be doing cartwheels across David Coverdale’s Lamborghini in 1987. It’s also the piece of me that you’re probably going […]

Aural Fixation April 2018

Sarah This has been a crazy month and so I haven’t really had available the time I normally spend with obsessing over new music, however, there are a handful of singles from some beloved artists that have dropped, and which I am super excited about! Mazzy Star for sleepy goth nap times, Florence and the […]

Helvak Spring Summer 2018

The new Spring / Summer 18 collection from Helvak is now available, and it’s everything I’ve been looking for in a summer wardrobe. Helvak uses breathable fabrics cut into flattering angles for a high-end yet wearable design. Included in the SS18 collection for the first time is a line of (vegan!) bags, sunglasses, and jewelry. […]

New Sponsor: The Imaginary Bookshop

Please welcome our latest sponsor, The Imaginary Bookshop!  The Imaginary Bookshop creates literary-themed gift sets to pair with our carefully curated selection of excellent books. We also offer custom teas, curiosities, a handful of cats, and a curse or two. You know, normal bookshop things. On our blog and in our newsletter we talk a […]

Needful Things: Spring 2018 v.II

Sam: Honey Rose Botanicals CBD Deodorant I’ve been searching for years for an effective all-natural (and of course, vegan & cruelty free) deodorant, and every single one I’ve tried from high end to drugstore brands until now left me … not so deodorized. It’s more they’ve all left me smelling like a sack of onions, […]

Needful Things (periodic staff favorites!)

Our end of 2017 round-up of staff favorites was so much fun to do, and was so well received, that we thought we might make a semi-regular feature out of it! Read for an eclectic assortment of odds and ends that the Haute Macabre writers are digging on lately, and be sure to share some […]