Most of you know I’m a total thrift junkie, so I was out Saturday morning at the local Goodwill when I found a pair of Jeffrey Campbell Litas in my size.
My issue with the Litas since they came out has been that God-awful chunky brown heel. It’s just appalling. I’m not one to blow $150 on a shoe that needs work- but I’m totally up for blowing $9 on a fixer-upper, So I grabbed them. Since the heel was wood, I just masked off the leather and used acrylics to get a nice silver-grey shading on the heel. At first I did a straight-up ombre, but it didn’t do much to help the shape of the heel, so I ended up doing a shading in a more graceful shape to break up the chunkiness, which I’m downright happy with. I might end up doing a shellac coat over these as well, but right now I’m enjoying the matte finish. Fixed!
Sabat Magazine’s Maiden Issue launched this spring, and within it editor Elisabeth Krohn explores witchcraft in our modern culture. We recognized many of the artists and writers featured from our own backlog of posts here on Haute Macabre, and welcomed the many friendly faces to the printed page.
“In my 1990s fantasy, Witches are the quintessential cool-girls. Clad all in black, their makeshift covens made a variety of characters possible; I would morphose from the nihilist spiky punk to a more accommodating dark reincarnation of Stevie Nicks, depending on the mood of the day. More hard-hitting than Buffy, I wanted them always on my team to avenge all injustice.” Editor’s Letter by Elisabeth Krohn
Dedicated to the teen Witches of all ages, exploring Witchcraft today, Sabat Magazine has brought together artists living in the shadow worlds of today: in depth interviews with Segovia Amil, Lisen Haglund (@nattskiftet) and Rik Garrett, a discussion on the popularity of occult imagery on social media with WitcheryWay and NyxTurna & others, Pam Grossman’s take on the maiden archetype, Tarot overviews, editorials by Nona Limmen and Ellen Rogers, and much, much more.
Although few brick and mortar stores are carrying the independent publication, you can still find it in select shops, or by ordering directly from Sabat’s own webshop.
Evil Eye Stay-Ups
Black Milk releases their newest collection, Hot Little Goths, on June 7th. Just in time for Goths in Hot Weather weather! Most pieces are already available for pre-order on the Black Milk site.
Black Magic Harness Crop Top
Flouncy Lace Top
Rik Garrett has launched his new video series, Spectralities, exploring the historical exchange between art, science, and the occult. Episode 0 starts the series with an introduction to the foundations of Spiritualism, and explains how The Fox Sisters of New York started a religious movement with their alleged communications with the spirits.
The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn will be hosting a series of lectures and discussions on Spiritualism June 8-12, with one night devoted specifically to the famous sisters. I’ll be missing that lecture by just a day, and am crossing my fingers that it will find itself online for future viewing!
Haute Macabre’s very own Fox Sisters enamel pins are still available in the shop, however we are currently running dangerously low on inventory (less than a dozen remain) and do not plan on reprinting these.