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 […]

The Night Circus

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 […]

Sarah Duyer teapot

Unsettling Ceramics by Sarah Duyer

All we want to do today is chase after this skittering teapot creature, which is the work of San Francisco-based ceramic artist and painter Sarah Duyer and undoubtedly contains some incredibly powerful elixir. Duyer also created these marvelous skeleton and severed finger ring bowls, both of which look like perfect places to store all the Blood Milk jewels we […]

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So we met at the Cemetery Gates: An Interview with Nathan Graves

I freely admit that I first fell in love with the Pacific Northwest from afar while watching Twin Peaks back when I was attending high school in Chicago, but I’ve actually lived in the PNW since 2000. With its deep, lush forests, stormy beaches, and seemingly endless chains of grey, rainy days, the PNW is a wonderful […]

Ed & Lorraine Warren

“The Demonologist” Author Sues Conjuring Films Because Demons Aren’t Real

Husband-and-wife duo Ed and Lorraine Warren founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952 and went on to author numerous books about spirit activity, often speaking to packed crowds at universities and lecture halls. Many of the hauntings they claim to have witnessed are ghost story classics: the Warrens were some of the first […]

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The Haute List

Full-Rim Cateyes, $59.99 $29.97  +  Olivia Humming Bodysuit, $135 $59  +  Studded Wedges (Sz.8), $150 Las Lunas Legging, $76  +  Celestial Yoga Tank, $90  +  Benefit Gala Coat, 199.99 $139.99 High Waist Knee Skirt, $25.99  +  Wool & Cashmere Blazer, (Sz.12), $150  +  Grommet Tank, $16.99

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Spring pre-orders are now open in the Haute Macabre Shop for our exclusive Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab line, including three new permanent additions: our third installment to our Cemetery Collection, Laurel Hill, and Hair Glosses in both the original Haute Macabre fragrance and our most beloved, So Below. Pre-Orders will be open until April 14 […]

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Ask Baba Yaga: Folkloric Advice From Taisia Kitaiskaia

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a Russian-American poet and writer with not one but TWO forthcoming books you’ll want to add to your stack. The first is Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers (co-created with artist Katy Horan) and the second, Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles, just opened pre-orders. Though American perception […]

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Aural Fixation: March 2017

image by Becky Munich Here’s what Haute Macabre writers have had on heavy rotation recently Sonya TANIS  I have spent more time obsessively streaming TANIS than listening to music this month, so I can’t not include it. Made by the same people who do The Black Tapes and the just-launched Rabbits, TANIS is the podcast […]

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Stacked: March 2017

“The Introvert Lady” illustration by Basura Especial Haute Macabre’s Staff Writers Reading Stacks from the month of March Sam’s Reads Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison  I have had a long time fascination with Joan of Arc, albiet from a distance. I think it stems from any interest in possession and the […]

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Haute Macabre Shop Update is Live!

Spring pre-orders are now open in the Haute Macabre Shop for our exclusive Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab line, including three new permanent additions: our third installment to our Cemetery Collection, Laurel Hill, and Hair Glosses in both the original Haute Macabre fragrance and our most beloved, So Below. Pre-Orders will be open until April 14 […]

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The Haute List

Lace-overlay Midi Dress, $119 $71.40  +  Cape Gown, $460 $138  +  Suvi Co-ord Set, $35 $25 Trumpet Sleeve Blouse, $55 $29.99  +  Normie Backpack, $250  +  Avery Top, $118 Ants Boot, $130.00  $64.99  + Vestara Platform, $169.95 $127.90  +  Laine Top, $198 $148.50

BoodMilk Jewels

The Final Hours of the BloodMilk Sale

Today is the final day of the semi-annual BloodMilk Sale: enjoy 20% off a large selection of BloodMilk Jewels by using code “TaxDeath17” at checkout until 11:59PM, EST. Making room for new pieces, the “Belonging to the Underworld” ring will be included in this sale before it is permanently retired on May 1. To view […]

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The Haute List

Sleeveless Jumpsuit, $80 $34.99  +  Velvet Slip Dress, $63 $28.49  +  Distressed Sweater, $36.99 Bespeak Mystique Dress, $69.99 $55.99  +  Janis Dress, $385 $156  +  Raw Edge Cami Dress, $58 Crazy Skirt, $253 $173  +  Vixen Top, $37.99  +   Mesh Trim Top, $22.99

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The Serene, Savage, and Surreal Embroidery of Adipocere

Not being a particularly crafty or artsy person, most works of art seem like the stuff of genius and magic to me–and the humans whose hands call this artistry into being, magicians of a most brilliant caliber. Their talents and techniques, methods and processes appear as arcane practices; creative rites of which I will never, and […]

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Bela Lugosi’s Dead (but You Can Live in His House for $3 Million)

Bela Lugosi’s mansion — where the actor lived from 1934-1937 — is on the market. For only $3million dollars, you can buy the Tudor-style Hollywood home, built by architect Frank W Green and complete with a ballroom-size living room with stone fireplace, a formal dining room with “banks of iron glass windows” (because why not), a library with […]

Tear Catchers, or Throwaway Perfume Bottles

Catching Feelings: The Myth of Victorian-Era Tear Catchers

I’ve had this article on my to-write list for months — tear catchers or “lachrymatories,” those gilded vials you often see next to mourning wreaths and crushed velvet capelets, are the very height of romanticism. During the Victorian Era, it’s said, the grieving would weep into the delicate containers which turn up now and then […]

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 […]

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss by Black Phoenix Trading Post

New in the Shop: Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Trading Post Hair Gloss

**WOW!  We were absolutely not expecting how fast the new Haute Macabre x Black Phoenix Trading Post Hair Gloss would sell out – completely gone in under a minute. We are SO SORRY to everyone that might have missed out!  We will be working with BPTP & BPAL immediately to restock and will update you all shortly […]

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss by Black Phoenix Trading Post

Coming Soon: Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Trading Post Hair Gloss

Haute Macabre and Black Phoenix Trading Post are pleased to present to you our first Hair Gloss, scented with our original Haute Macabre fragrance. We have combined Tahitian Moni, Camelina Oil, Argan Oil, and Karanja oil to give your mane a gleaming finishing shine, without feeling weighed down or greasy. Paraben and sulfate free, with no […]

David Bowie Tarot

There’s A Star Man Waiting in the Sky: The David Bowie Tarot

Because one can never have enough Tarot decks: The David Bowie Tarot by The Shoggoth Assembly on Etsy was originally funded by a KickStarter campaign, and is now a permanent item in their shop. Using a mix of Bowie’s different personas and character portrayals for the Major Arcana and featuring a Bowie era for each […]

Here is the Church

Delicate and Unflinching: The Art of Nicomi Nix Turner

Each time I see fresh work from the hand of Nicomi Nix Turner, I feel I am plunged headlong into the lost and forgotten pages of an adventuring biologist’s or botanist’s journal, recovered from former expeditions into secret realms. Human and flora, fungi and bone, beetle and animal are examined in delicate, unflinching detail, and are at turns both […]