Wintersleep by Laura Makabresku, 2016

The Melancholy Visual Fables of Laura Makabresku

I’ve been quietly in love with the work of Polish photographer Laura Makabresku for years. Her otherworldly photographs fall into that special category of things that feel too personal and precious to mention to another living soul. Or rather, that’s how I once felt about certain things I held dear: that sharing something intensely meaningful […]

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes :: An Interview With Caitlin Doughty of Ask a Mortician

From the Archives: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: An Interview With Caitlin Doughty by Bess Lovejoy

Please welcome guest blogger Bess Lovejoy, in this piece from the Haute Macabre Archives, originally published in September, 2014! Bess Lovejoy writes about death, obscure history, and other topics. She is the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses, which Amazon named one of the best books of 2013. Her work […]

Love, Courtney: Courtney Love x Nasty Gal Part II

Love, Courtney: Courtney Love x Nasty Gal Part II

This morning’s Haute List reminded me of the holiday collection collaboration between Courtney Love and Nasty Gal, “Love, Courtney”, released this past November. Mixing a Courtney’s signature 90s Kinderwhore with some of her later glam (and maybe a bit of Stevie Nicks boho-witch in there!), this second collaborative collection is appealing to me on every single […]


Post Mortem: December 2016

Haute Macabre’s offerings from December 2016. We hope you all had a wonderful month, and wish you all the very best for 2017! Thank you for another year of your amazing support, we couldn’t do it without you. Revelatory Feminine Mysticism: The Art of Jas Helena Edible Art from the Conjurer’s Kitchen BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse: […]

Haute Macabre

Happy Birthday Haute Macabre Giveaway

  Today marks EIGHT YEARS since Haute Macabre launched, and to celebrate, we’re giving away a set of our Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab scents on Instagram! To enter to win, go over to the Haute Macabre Instagram, like this post and tag two friends, and follow both @HauteMacabre + @BlackPhoenixAlchemyLab. No reposting necessary, and international entries […]

BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse Chapter Two

BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse: Chapter Two

This evening, at 6PM EST, Chapter Two of the BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse shall be released. Feeding snippets and small previews for the past few weeks via Instagram, BloodMilk has introduced us to her collaborative project, including an expansion to her collection of unisex scents from our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, candles and incense from Three […]

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Haute Macabre Shop Shipping

The Haute Macabre Shop will on break between Thursday, December 15 through Tuesday, December 20! Any orders placed after noon CST on Wednesday, December 14 will be shipped Wednesday, December 21. Domestic orders shipped within the USA typically arrive in 2-3 business days, however we cannot guarantee international delivery in time for the holidays. Visit the Haute […]


The Haute List

Plush Organs, $18  +  Haunted Mansion Circle Skirt, $72  +  Worldz Platform $154.95 Crepe Mini Dress, $375 $262.50  +  Leather and Stretch Mini Dress $525 $262.50  +  Melissa Boot, $398 $318 Belted Tall Boot, $438  +  Vegan Moto Pants, $106  +  Moon and Star Necklace, $65 $8.99

Tyler and Molly Thrasher

Artist Tyler Thrasher Loses Everything in Tragic Fire

As ecstatic fans of visionary artist/mad scientist Tyler Thrasher‘s dazzling crystal encrusted flora and fauna, and of the irrepressibly sweet persona behind his creations, we at Haute Macabre were horrified to learn that on Friday night a devastating fire ravaged he and his wife Molly’s house, destroying their belongings and the home they had made together. On Saturday, […]

Chronicle Cremation Designs — Nourish Collection

Made With Ashes: Memento Mori For Your Next Dinner Party

New Mexico is home to many artisans specializing in pottery, and Justin Crowe’s Chronicle Cremation Designs is one after our own hearts. Or, more specifically, after our ashes. Made with the cremains of 200 people, Nourish is a dinnerware series “designed to infuse a sense of mortality into everyday moments.” Like many working in the […]


Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is located in the village of Boscastle in Cornwall, South West England. Founded in 1951 by English folk magician Cecil Williamson, the museum houses what is widely considered to be the world’s largest collection of objects related to folk magic, ceremonial magic, Freemasonry, and Wicca. Needless to say, we would all love to […]

Lost Apostle

New Sponsor: Lost Apostle Jewelry

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Lost Apostle Jewelry The humble beginnings of Lost Apostle started nine years ago behind a market stall in East London. They are now based in Montreal, and have perfected their style with a strong presence in the alternative jewelry world. James and Nadya, the married duo behind Lost Apostle, originally […]

Edible Art from the Conjurer's Kitchen

Edible Art from the Conjurer’s Kitchen

Macabre Confectioner Annabel de Vetten-Peterson, also known as Annabel Lecter, has recently re-opened her Etsy shop for her dark delicacies and curious edibles. Each of her listings is an intricate and perfectly sculpted edible creation, varying from certain pieces ready to ship and others made to order. Visit the Conjurer’s Kitchen for “cakes, chocolates, and treats […]


Revelatory Feminine Mysticism: The Art Of Jas Helena

To trace with the eye the sumptuous swells and ornate, swirling shadows of Jas Helena’s art is to be drawn into an evocative world of potent feminine mysticism. Appearing both demonic and divine (or, perhaps neither) against inky Byzantine backdrops, these saints and sirens, shamans and sorceresses beckon and beguile from the canvas; a tilt of an eyebrow or lift of a […]


The Haute List

Cora Dress, $106  +  U.D. Naked Smokey Palette, $54  $27  +  Smartphone Lens Kit. $34 $26 Unlined Leather Shopper, $49  + Lucy Bralette, $18  + Wet Look Thigh Highs, $12 Velvet Panel Bodysuit, $50  +  Braided Tassel Tote, $70 $42  +  Bandage Panel Body Suit, $125  

Courtney Brooke: Light Witch

Post Mortem: November 2016

In case you missed it, here are Haute Macabre’s offerings from the past month. Light Witch: The Photography of Courtney Brooke Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre  The Mindset of the Macabre: An Interview with Abigail Larson #ItWasntJustAPhase DIY Travel Altars from Altoids Tins The Small Beast: What Starts in the Stars […]


Memento Mori in Felt: The Art of Lana Crooks

The work of Chicago-based artist Lana Crooks beautifully demonstrates that reminders of our mortality need not be made of bone. So skilled is Crooks with wool, silk, and all manner of tiny found objects, that her delicate textile sculptures, faux anatomical specimens of human and animal skulls, bones, and insects, feel as lifelike as the references […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Haute Macabre Signature Scent

Restock Alert!

  We’ve just restocked the Haute Macabre Shop with a small amount of our Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection. These are available in limited quantities, and are in stock and ready to ship. These are not limited edition scents, however we cannot guarantee another restock in the near future, so please do not hesitate to purchase […]


Beautiful Monsters at The Creeping Museum

The Creeping Museum is the nonprofit creative vision and labor of love conceived between two friends and a grilled cheese sandwich in a North Portland laundromat in the spring of 2016.  Their remarkable mission? To help artists and independent creators give back to their communities by turning their strange and unusual work into tiny pieces of affordable art in […]