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 […]

Disco Witch Vintage

Disco Witch on Depop!

Samantha’s Disco Witch Vintage Shop has resurrected onto the Depop app, and will be steadily adding items over the next few weeks! Follow Disco Witch Vintage on Depop for updates!

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 […]

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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 […]

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A Final Look At Sabat Magazine: The Crone Issue

The Crone issue, the final chapter in Sabat Magazine’s life cycle, arrived in my mailbox this weekend.  The timing is interesting; I’ve been reflecting often lately on this ancient archetype, ruminating on a chapter in my own life that has recently ended, with the loss of my own beloved crone, my 96 year old grandmother and family […]

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Expedition Report: Viktor Wynd’s Wunderpunk Cabinet of Curiosities

At a glance, The Last Tuesday Society may look like a petite, old-timey bar, with jaunty white motifs snaking across a black facade, but passersby should look again: the motifs are actual snakes and trees bearing fantastic fruit. High above the window looking out on Mare street in East London’s Hackney neighborhood is a sign […]

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The Haute List

Mombasa Bag, $230  +  Running Stream Mini, $176  +  Priestess Top, $490 $195.99 Leather Jacket (Sz.4), $225  +  Leather Ruffle Dress (Sz.6), $595  +  Jaquard Top, $81 $66

Agnieszka Osipa: Fashion Where Slavic Folklore Reigns

Agnieszka Osipa: Fashion Where Slavic Folklore Reigns

Polish designer Agnieszka Osipa’s creations feel like home to me, embodying a sort of feral holiness I associate with Slavic folklore and imagery. Its grand and decadent but wild, refined yet chaotic — her fashion often inseparable from the moody, atmospheric dreamscapes she creates with her photographers. Each image is uniquely powerful, with intricate beading […]

Small Business Advertising Special

Springtime Small Business Advertising Special

The Springtime Small Business Advertising Special time is upon us! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabre for one month for $100, including an introductory post and to be featured on our social media pages! To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your Shop Name and Link Your PayPal […]

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Post Mortem: April 2017

Haute Macabre’s post recap from April 2017. Ask Baba Yaga: Folkloric Advice From Taisia Kitaiskaia “The Demonologist” Author Sues Conjuring Films Because Demons Aren’t Real So we met at the Cemetery Gates: An Interview with Nathan Graves Unsettling Ceramics by Sarah Duyer It’s What’s Inside That Counts Shadows From The Walls Of Death; Or, That […]

Disco Witch Vintage

Disco Witch on Depop!

Samantha’s Disco Witch Vintage Shop has resurrected onto the Depop app, and will be steadily adding items over the next few weeks! Follow Disco Witch Vintage on Depop for updates!

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Stacked: April 2017

photo by Melissa Semião, TheeWhiteWitch What the Haute Macabre Staff Writers have been reading in the month of April Maika’s Reads: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson  Thus far 2017 seems to be a year in which I finally read some things I’ve been meaning to read for far too long. […]

Haute Macabre Aural Fixation

Aural Fixation: April 2017

photo via Samantha’s Instagram: @samanthamacabre Here’s what Haute Macabre has been listening to lately Sarah: Royal Thunder Wick While I thought I was predisposed to love anything that these purveyors of bluesy, southern sludge and darkness throw at me, I’m still not 100% sold on 2017’s Wick yet. Mlny Parsonz’ impassioned voice still howls with […]

BloodMilk Belonging to the Underworld

BloodMilk Belonging to the Underworld Retires Tonight

photo via @Saoren Today is the final chance to acquire the BloodMilk Belonging to the Underworld ring: it will be permanently retired tonight at midnight, EST. Available in Onyx, Labradorite, and Moonstone, inspired by BloodMilk’s “Belonging to the Darkness” series, which embodies themes from the Persephone myth. It pairs with the Endless Night Ring part II, […]

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The Imaginative Olfactive Magics of Solstice Scents + A Giveaway!

My obsession with scented magics started early in life. If my mother were still around, I’d remind her of the times I used to sneak into her bedroom while she was elsewhere in the house. Slinking over to her vanity, I would fondle the fragrance bottles within reach of my stubby little arms, spritzing and spraying and […]

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The Haute List

2614 Ruched Jeans, $395 $158  +  Moon Drop Earrings, $44  +  Day to Date Top, $253 $100.99 Popcorn Poncho, $30  +  Fleece Jacket, $254.00 $177.00  +  Raincoat, $291 $136  +  Pleated Lace Dress, $148

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Post Mortem: March 2017

I’m going to go ahead and blame Mercury Retrograde on my missing on posting our March Post Mortem, but better late than never! Here are Haute Macabre’s offerings from March, 2017, and they were too good not to revisit. A Woman With Power: an interview with Pam Grossman Lunation Leathers Mysterious Maidens and Menacing Idylls: […]

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Own your own Handbook for the Recently Deceased

Good news, deathlings! We no longer need to wait until we meet our respective demises in order to obtain a copy of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased, that oft-coveted yet inscrutable guide to the afterlife first seen in Beetlejuice. Think Geek has released an exclusive, officially licensed replica of the dearly departed Maitlands’ very own handbook. The Handbook […]

Small Business Advertising Special

Springtime Small Business Advertising Special

The Springtime Small Business Advertising Special time is upon us! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabre for one month for $100, including an introductory post and to be featured on our social media pages! To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your Shop Name and Link Your PayPal […]

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Covet Gardens: Dolls Kill Wish List

I’m mentally preparing myself for a no-buy month of May, so I’m of course tempting fate by putting together this wish list on DollsKill. Current Mood Detroit Boots I think I might be completely obsessed with these, and if they’re still available in June, they’re mine. They make me think of all of the New […]

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Jardin au Clair de Lune: Nuit SS17

Jardin au Clair de Lune: the Spring / Summer 17 collection by Nuit Use code “NuitMacabre” for 10% off your order total until Wednesday, May 3 at NuitClothing.com

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The Poignant Beauty of Anne ten Donkelaar’s Broken Butterflies

For all their splendid colours, intricate patterns, and exquisite shapes, I find the most beautiful aspect of butterflies is how all those characteristics occur in such fragile, short-lived bodies. They remind me of a favorite line written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Beautiful and Damned: “There’s no beauty without poignancy and there’s no poignancy without the feeling […]

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The Haute List

J’adore Velvet Dress, $282 $197.40  + Salvation Kimono, $94 $65.50  +  Twist-Front Jersey Gown $406.00  $162.40 East West Tote $298 $208.60  +  Carole Sneaker, $119.95  +  Yohji Yamamoto Hi-Tops, $670 $201