Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Haute Macabre Shop Update is Live!

Spring pre-orders are now open in the Haute Macabre Shop for our exclusive Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab line, including three new permanent additions: our third installment to our Cemetery Collection, Laurel Hill, and Hair Glosses in both the original Haute Macabre fragrance and our most beloved, So Below. Pre-Orders will be open until April 14 […]

Caitlin Doughty: From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity: Caitlin Doughty of The Order of the Good Death

Everyone’s favorite undertaker, Caitlin Doughty, has spent the last few years since her first book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, was released traveling the world to experience global death traditions and rituals, opening her own green funeral home, leading The Order of the Good Death, and posting her YouTube series, Ask a Mortician. Caitlin’s new […]

The Night Circus

Le Rêveur Parle: An Interview with Erin Morgenstern by J.L. Schnabel

Upon first reading The Night Circus, the void in your heart that you were previously unaware of is filled. From its opening lines, you are stolen away and captivated by its lyrical story and magical characters, your life forever enriched by your experience with it. You find yourself unconsciously nodding to any stranger in the street […]

Tin Can Forest

A Woman With Power: Pam Grossman

Perhaps you know of Pam Grossman because you are a fellow enthusiast of fantastical art and ardently admire her blog, Phantasmaphile wherein she curates incredible esoteric imagery. You may have stumbled across her prescient proclamation that 2013 was “The Year of The Witch” and felt energized and empowered at the long overdue celebration for this […]

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The Haute List

Bria Romper, $41 $20.50  +  Cora Dress, $106 $53  +  Twist-Front Crop Top, $35 $19.99 Twist-Front Jersey Gown, $406 $182.70  +  Grecea Dress, $128  +  Harem Jumpsuit, $150 Revolve Pant, $148  +  Leather Transport Tote, $158  +   Halle Jeans, $239 $125.47

Stone Sparrow Design

New Advertiser: Stone Sparrow Design

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Stone Sparrow Design! Stone Sparrow Design is a one woman show, owned and operated by Marina Eliasi in New York. Marina studied Architecture and Art History at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, but found her passion in metal smithing after graduation. Each piece is made with love and intention and […]

SÉANCE: SPIRITUALIST RITUAL AND THE SEARCH FOR ECTOPLASM

SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm by Shannon Taggart

The ever-inspiring Pam Grossman (recently interviewed here by S. Elizabeth) just tipped us off about the forthcoming release of a fascinating new book by Brooklyn-based photographer Shannon Taggart, who specializes in contemporary spirit photography. Entitled SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, the book combines Taggart’s ethnographic study of Spiritualism with her processes for photographing spiritualist transformations, including such […]

All The Saints You Should Know : Elizabeth Harper

All The Saints You Should Know

New favorite blog alert: All the Saints You Should Know: Bodies, Bones, Relics, Lore and Oddities from the Catholic Church by Elizabeth Harper. Because, you know you should know these. Elizabeth is a member of The Order of the Good Death, and travels the lands to research and photograph the folk practices of Catholicism and the […]

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Lupercalia 2017 at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab + A Giveaway!

Soooo…perhaps you recall that last month we shared our opinion that sweets for the sweet should be an everyday practice, as opposed to a dreary once a year tradition, confined to one disappointing day in mid-February? We urged you to treat yourself to indulgent luxuries because you are your own best sweetheart and why should you wait until a commercially […]

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The Haute List: Get Moving Edition

The days are getting longer, the afternoons warmer, and I’m feeling the urge to move around again (an urge that vanishes entirely in the winter). I can pretty much see through my old running pants at this point, so it’s probably time to take advantage of the current crop of lace-up, mesh inset, shiny coated […]

Chase and Scout

New Advertiser: Chase and Scout

Born in 2008, Austin-based Chase & Scout Jewelry formed its roots in the antiques business and has grown with a desire to bring forth unique, covetable jewelry for the Strange and the Beautiful. Using hand selected gems, bronze and sterling silver, studio jeweler Elle Green blends ancient symbology, natural objects, and modern aesthetics to create […]

Stephen Mackey - Bride of the Lake

Mysterious Maidens and Menacing Idylls: The Paintings of Stephen Mackey

Because the (admittedly fictional) Pevensie children discovered a magical portal to the land of Narnia in their caretaker’s wardrobe, I’m convinced that my house must somewhere conceal a gateway to the fairy-tale oil paintings of British artist Stephen Mackey, a land rich in haunting symbolism, as beautiful as it is disquieting. Inspired by oil paintings from the […]

Lunation Leathers

Lunation Leathers

Hailing from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Lunation Leathers was drawn to leather work by the desire to give a new life to something that no longer has a soul. Sourcing leather from American tanneries, each item is hand carved, dyed, and forged 100% by hand to bring the leather back to life. Gaining popularity for the beautiful […]

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The Haute List

Malloni Sweater, $159    +  3/4 Sleeve Dress, $44  +  Faux Suede Jacket, $150 $59.97 Velvet Garters, $9.90  +  D-Addylets Boot, $325 $162.50  +  Midrise Jeans, $244 $134 Cut-out Top, $22.99 $9.99  +  Lace-Up Dress, $35  +  Easy Rider Jacket, $98 $59.90  

Tin Can Forest

A Woman With Power: Pam Grossman

Perhaps you know of Pam Grossman because you are a fellow enthusiast of fantastical art and ardently admire her blog, Phantasmaphile wherein she curates incredible esoteric imagery. You may have stumbled across her prescient proclamation that 2013 was “The Year of The Witch” and felt energized and empowered at the long overdue celebration for this […]

NYC Oddities Market

Brooklyn Event: 1st Annual Oddities Flea Market featuring BloodMilk

New York friends, mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Oddities Flea Market on March 12. Curated by Regina and Ryan Cohn and co-hosted by Megan Meli, Evan Michelson, and Mike Zohn, the Oddities Market will feature more than a dozen vendors, including our beloved BloodMilk Jewels. Admission is $2 at the door, and the […]

Morbid Anatomy Museum Library

Post Mortem: February 2017

Please join us for revisiting Haute Macabre’s offerings from February, 2017. Tender, Tragic Treasures: An exclusive peek at Sara Deck’s “Reclaimed Shadows” The Skeleton Rocker: A Cozy Reminder of Our Mortality Adventures in Demonology with Vincent Price Remembering the Morbid Anatomy Museum Unfolding A Daydream: The Art Of Amy Earles Nevertheless, She Persisted La Dame: […]

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Aural Fixation: February 2017

image by Becky Munich Here’s what Haute Macabre writers have had on heavy rotation S. Elizabeth is currently swooning over… Citizens of Glass: Agnes Obel All of Agnes Obel’s efforts are stark, fragile, breathtaking affairs and her latest album, Citizen of Glass, is no different in that respect. Exploring the German concept of gläserner bürger […]