Haute Macabre Small Business Advertising Special

  Our annual Small Business Advertising Special is now open for applicants! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabre from Black Friday until New Year’s Eve, be include a front page introduction post, & posted to our Social Media Profiles   To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your […]

Haute Macabre Halloween Shop Update

The Haute Macabre Shop will be restocked today, October 31, at 3PM CST. Included in today’s restock will be the highly demanded Luminaries Planner and Witch List Market Pad from Open Sea Design Co and the beautiful Luminous Void Tarot. Our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection of perfumes and hair glosses will be available […]

Full Moon Survival Spells: Structuring Self Care

Our friend and contributor Sarah Faith Gottesdiener was unable to complete the monthly Full Moon Tarotscopes for the October Full Moon in Taurus due to an ongoing injury, so we are sending her all of the speedy recovery vibes we can muster. In lieu of this month’s Tarotscopes, here is a self-care excerpt from the […]

In Love and Shadow: Your Guide to Venus Retrograde from Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings

Photo by Brittany Drinnon // @overgrown_nightshade Please welcome Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings as a guest contributor to Haute Macabre! Leah is a gifted astrologer, and is lending us her insight on the Venus Retrograde we are about to enter, lasting from October 5 through November 16, 2018, and what that means for each of […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites: Tarot Decks

In assessing our last year’s worth of posts alone, it occurred to us, that damn, we sure write about the tarot a lot. From the divinatory drama of tarot-inspired couture to fragrant interpretations of archetypes of the major arcana to Tarotscopes brimming with energies and inspiration for our readers, one might surmise that we’re a little […]

Postcards From The Void: The Art of Alex Eckman-Lawn

Initially I was torn, truly torn, when examining the painstaking collage work of Alex Eckman-Lawn. Deep, dense, and full of doom and gloom and dark details, these surreal, lonely portraits on one hand, called forth a sickening dread in the pit of my stomach and give my heart a little lurch  But on the other, and at […]

Ryk: Hogan McLaughlin SS19

Hogan McLaughlin’s SS19 runway collection: Ryk. In Old Norse, Ryk means “dust or powder”, here Hogan explores the moon’s landscape and the glittering Ash that falls from its Fantasy Kingdoms.

The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

Here’s some occult art house mondo bizarro featuring Aanis Nin and Marjorie Cameron, dedicated to Aleister Crowley. “The film is derived from one of Aleister Crowley’s dramatic rituals where people in the cult assume the identity of a god or a goddess. I wanted to create a feeling of being carried into a world of […]

Perk Up Your Pumpkin Spice Latte With Turkey Merck Monster Mugs

For those who take their traditional autumn PSL with an extra squirt of pumpkin sauce and a generous shot of “OH DEAR GOD WHAT IS THAT HIDEOUS THING?” be sure to check out the utterly terrifying (yet immensely practical!) creations of potter/sculptor Kevin “Turkey” Merck. Kevin has shared that these brilliantly detailed works are way […]

Waning Moon Sabat Sale in the Haute Macabre Shop

The Sabbat poster is currently on sale, celebrating the cycle of the Moon from light to dark. Customers within the USA may take advantage of free shipping of the print with code “Luna”. Our international friends may use code “Virgo” for 10% off the Sabbat poster. The Sabbat poster measures 18×24 inches, silk screened in […]

Needful Things: Summer 2018

Sarah Ghoulish Delights Scream Queen Elixir This is a magical combination of oils whose dank, weedy, maple syrup smell is a little off-putting at first, but which masterfully tames the savage beast that is my sensitive, easily inflamed skin. I use it before bedtime 3-4X a week, and my face feels so lovely when I […]

Aural Fixation: The Podcast Edition

Sarah I’m going to mention two podcasts I have previously written about, because quite frankly, they are the only two I listen to. I have a hard time with podcasts, especially when they are run by more than one person, and especially if those few people are friends. The recording generally devolves into in-jokes and […]

Stacked August 2018

Sarah The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul by Eleanor Herman. This was our inaugural selection for a group that a friend and I started over on Good Reads, “Nonfiction For The Senses“– a “virtual book club to indulge in non-fiction books about all things relating to the […]

Post Mortem: August 2018

Stacked: July 2018 Haute Macabre Shop: BPAL and Sabbat Shirts New Sponsor: For Strange Women BloodMilk OOAK Live Sale + Moth “Ursa Minor”: Sara Grace Wallerstedt by Paolo Roversi In Dazed Autumn 2018 Nightmares On Vinyl: An Interview With Jonathan Dennison Of Cadabra Records The Starman Tarot Tarotscopes for the August Full Moon by Sarah […]

Dolls Kill Labor Day Sale!

I’m honestly starting to believe that Dolls Kill has some sort of alert set up so that they time their site wide sales with whenever I’m doing a No Buy Month, and Im forced to window shop until my credit card trigger finger starts spasming. Here’s my current wish list (and it’s a doozy): Wicked […]

Major Arcana: Witches in America

Celebrating the reclamation of the word “witch”,  Frances F. Denny photographed a diverse group of women around the country (including genderfluid and trans individuals) that identify as various incarnations of the archetype. Major Arcana explores the various ways the notion of witch-ness belongs to those who claim it, representing the witch as a self-sought identity that […]

Waning Moon Sabbat Sale in the Haute Macabre Shop

The Sabbat poster is currently on sale, celebrating the cycle of the Moon from light to dark. Customers within the USA may take advantage of free shipping of the print with code “Luna”. Our international friends may use code “Virgo” for 10% off the Sabbat poster. The Sabbat poster measures 18×24 inches, silk screened in […]

A Love Letter To Beautiful Stationery: Open Sea Design Co.

Open Sea Design Co. is a creative design studio based in Brooklyn whose lovely paper goods have recently had us in raptures here at Haute Macabre. A two-person operation run by Melissa and Travis DeMello, their stationery line, launched in 2017, includes greeting cards, prints, notepads and notebooks, embellished with exquisite motifs inspired by weird books, ghosts, […]

New Sponsor: Straight Outta The Coffin

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Straight Outta The Coffin! Launched just over a year ago, and now with a new site and logo design, Straight Outta The Coffin (and into the afterlife) is about breaking away from the “normal” of everyday life. An active member of the Vampire community of New Orleans and in Los […]

Vogue Arts Special Inspired By Virginia Mori For Gucci Cruise 17

Inspired by the freaky frolics and feverish figments of monochrome illustrator Virginia Mori, a special project by Veronica Mazziotta for Vogue Arts special Gucci Cruise 2017. Credit: Art director / stylist: Veronica Mazziotta @ MKS Photographer: Filippo Fortis @ MKS Hair stylist: Roberto Pagnini @ Freelancer Make-up artist: Luciano Chiarello @ Atomo 3D artist and postproduction: Darkslide Model: Yulduz […]

The Lost Album of Marchesa Casati

The Lost Album of Marchesa Casati Tilda Swinton by Paolo Roversi Acne Paper Fall / Winter 2009 Thomas Persson – Creative Director Odile Gilbert – Hair Stylist Aaron de Mey – Makeup Artist Jean-Hughes de Chatillon – Set Designer

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The High Priestess

Our first set of reviews for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s archetypal adventure and tarot-inspired collection, The Fool’s Journey, featured the master of ceremonies and consummate magus, The Magician. Soon to follow was The Daughter of Heaven and Earth, the Fruitful Mother of Thousands, The Empress. Today we focus on The Star Maiden, She Who Shines in the Darkness, […]

Sabbat: Full Moon Sale in the Haute Macabre Shop

The last few days leading up to this weekend’s Full Moon in Virgo I’ve been finding myself full of a burst of energy and almost euphoria. To celebrate and share it with you, I listed a special code for free shipping on the Sabbat print in the Haute Macabre Shop: use “Luna” at checkout (valid […]