The Spolia Tarot in the Haute Macabre Shop

New in the Haute Macabre Shop: The Spolia Tarot A stunning 97 card deck of Tarot, elemental, and Zodiac cards by artist Jen May and writer Jessa Crispin. Using images from history, from alchemy and mysticism, from mythology and the natural world to create a lush deck layered with meaning. The word “Spolia” means using […]

10 Years of Haute Macabre: 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 […]

I Am My Own Muse: Frida Kahlo by Julien Levy

In the last few years, I’ve developed a deep adoration and fascination with Frida Kahlo. I’m very late to the party, but honestly, for most of my life I knew nothing of her other than being a pop culture icon, a face plastered on miscellaneous trinkets and tote bags. About two years ago, I finally […]

Medusa: The Embodiment of Beauty and Terror from BloodMilk Jewels

Entwined snakes framing her head, coiled around her and ready to strike in aggressive protection, Medusa is member of our pantheon of feminist anti-heroines. BloodMilk pays homage to her in this collection of her psychic armor: serpents nesting around stunning gemstones, “embodying the tension of beauty and terror”. Akin to the lightning bolt of destruction […]

Giveaway Alert! Pumpkin Spice Sanguinem Menstruum

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab not only makes incredible perfumes, but they do incredible work for their community. Their monthly Lunacy events include a charitable donation, and keeping with the season, this month’s will be accepting disposable menstrual product donations for the homeless. “The copper tang of blood musk, swept by a cloud of dying bees […]

Timeless Phantom Interludes: The Photography of Jason Blake

Jason Blake’s sepia-toned portraits, humming with wistful yearnings of phantoms from yesteryear, feel like peeking into a dusty old chest of fragile flotsam and eerie ephemera, filled with things crumbling, transient, and vulnerable, but which also evoke a dynamic and powerful sense of timelessness and immortality. You could be gazing across the centuries to boldly […]

Many Moons 2019 Lunar Planner Available in the Haute Macabre Shop

*pre-sales are closed, but we will have a limited amount of these available in the Haute Macabre Shop in late November! * The latest installment of the supremely popular Many Moons Workbook series is now available to pre-order in the Haute Macabre Shop! Instead of the historical guidebook format, this edition will be a full […]

The Haute Macabre Shop Update is Now Live

We are very pleased to announce that the new Haute Macabre Shop is now open, with the additions of lifestyle, literature, and divination items. Over the coming months, we will be adding more brands and items to our inventory, including many of the small businesses and creators you have read about here on the blog. […]

New Sponsor: Miss Happy Pink

Please welcome our new sponsor: Miss Happy Pink MissHappyPink is a lifestyle brand inspired by books, cats & bones. Artist Brittney Cat is the boss bitch behind the brand but often collaborates with her husband Justin (Angryblue) to create designs for bad-ass babes, kick-ass dudes and cat lovers. Offering a selection of art prints, shirts, […]

An Enigmatic Baroness And Her Collection Of Skulls

There is much speculation regarding Baroness Mathilde de Rothschild’s extravagant collection of skulls and macabre artifacts, bequeathed sans explanation to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, after her death in 1926. Was this French socialite’s fascination born of her time spent becoming intimately acquainted with death while training as a WWI nurse? Or perhaps a […]

Season of the Witch: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities Witch Cup Giveaway

Welcome to October, friends. The veils are thinning, the nights are getting longer, and the temperatures are cooling off. What a perfect time of year to pore over your grimoires with a steaming cup of tea reminding you exactly what you are: a Witch! Haute Macabre and Miss Havisham’s Curiosities are giving away one Witch! […]

Post Mortem: September 2018

Haute Macabre’s offerings from the month of September: we have completed another summer – or winter if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere – and are officially in the most wonderful time of the year. Happy October, friends. Stacked: August 2018 Aural Fixation: The Podcast Edition Needful Things: Summer 2018 Waning Moon Sabat Sale in the […]

BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale

Our beloved BloodMilk Jewels is currently hosting their semi-annual sale, in which you may receive 20% off most jewels from their collection. You may find all eligible items in the Sale Section of BloodMilkJewels.com, and use code “Halloween20” at checkout to receive your discount.

Every Trap Door Is In Good Repair: An Addams Family House Of One’s Own

I’ve never been much for those jaunty seasonal holiday villages that spring up, overnight, on folks’ hearths and shelves, and whatever free counter space they choose to junk up with such things. Never, that is, until now–for I have found the perfect Halloween village scene for those who love all things creepy, kooky, mysterious ,and […]

New Sponsor: Open Sea Design Co.

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Open Sea Design Co. Launched in 2017, Open Sea Design Co is a Brooklyn based two-person operation, run by Melissa and Travis DeMello, stationery line, launched in 2017, includes greeting cards, prints, notepads and notebooks, embellished with exquisite motifs inspired by weird books, ghosts, spiritualism, magick, secret societies, herbalism and […]

Tarotscopes for the September Full Moon by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Today, Monday, September 24th, we have our Harvest Full Moon. This weekend, in the Northern Hemisphere, was the autumnal equinox — the spring equinox if you are in the Southern hemisphere. Wiccans and some Pagans also observe Mabon (or Ostara, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) on this day, a time to give thanks […]

The Lovers: New From BloodMilk

Releasing today at 3PM EST, BloodMilk jewels offers The Lovers Collection. The capsule collection will include four variants: The Lovers Ring and The Others, both available with onyx, moonstone and labradorite options in sterling silver or 14k rose gold, and the Lovers Band and the Lovers Nesting Band. The bands stack beautifully together, and the […]

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, […]