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Raincoat, $99 at Goodwill Boutique

Thanks to a lucky find at Goodwill, I’m reminded of how very much I love Rundholz. It’s normally out of my price range, of course, but that doesn’t stop me from oogling basically everything they make. Any yes, I spend a lot of time in thrift shops…

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 9.00.03 AMRed cotton mesh shirt with tails, $332.92

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 9.03.06 AMLong Sleeved Tee, $190.52

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Black Label Sweater, $254 $177

The Haute List: Winter Boots


Joe Boot, $298  +  Jestyne Boot, $209.95  + Jesse Boot, $328

Yu Aura Boots$118 $68  +  Killjoy Boot, $108 +  Roundabout Boot, $90

Ygot Boot, $229.95  +  Jitermacho Boot, $535 $268 +  Audrey Boot$295 $236

Witch Camp


Holy crap California has WITCH CAMP! OK, it looks a little hippy-dippy, and the people in many of the pictures are wearing a lot more color than I am generally comfortable with in my witches. But some of them seem to have proper hats, and there’s definitely witchy stuff going on.

Witch Camp is for grownups only, which on the one hand is a little sad because I would totally send my Fairy Gothchild to Witch Camp, but at least it means that us grownups can go if we want.




New Sponsor: Sleepless Storyteller

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Please welcome our new sponsor, Sleepless Storyteller!

Sleepless Storyteller comes to you from the weird and warped mind of a speculative fiction writer from British Columbia’s fog-shrouded Lower Mainland.

Since 2008, Sleepless Storyteller has been crafting eclectic necklaces, rings, earrings, and brooches available in several retail locations and on Etsy.

Most Sleepless designs feature an element of upcycling, inspired by steampunk worlds and industrial ambiance. Fans of sci-fi and geek-chic are sure to find something, too. Look for watch parts, computer parts, electronic components, found objects, stones, shells, glass, bullets, and much more.

Follow Sleepless Storyteller on Facebook for the latest designs and updates on special events, and visit the Sleepless Storyteller Etsy shop!

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Love Makes Monsters of Us All: Crimson Peak by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Crimson Peak by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Ghosts are real, that much I know. I’ve seen them all my life…

In a groundbreaking departure from past film tributes, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab presents a series of scents, jewelry, and more inspired by Guillermo Del Toro’s sumptuous gothic romance, Crimson Peak.

A limited edition collection of twenty-six scents, along with nail lacquer, atmosphere spray, jewelry, and treasure boxes, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has truly crafted a breathtaking array of scents and mementos, invoking the ethereal ambiance and gothic tones of the film.


Haute Macabre is pleased to announce we are giving away a set of three of the limited edition fragrances:

Edith Cushing, Sir Thomas Sharpe, and my personal favorite of the line, Lady Lucille Sharpe.

To enter to win: follow Black Phoenix and Haute Macabre on Instagram and on the BPAL and HM Facebook Pages, and leave a comment below. Bonus points if you tell us about your very own ghostly encounters.

We’ll pick a winner from the comment section at random one week from today, on Thursday November 10, 2015.

What If..


Blogger Paola Mathé has been making some waves on social media for her shoot featuring a group of her friends in the NY subway system dressed as superheroes of her own design. Her inspiration for the project came from asking ‘What If?”- in this case, “what if there was a super hero squad where all of the heroes happened to be bald black women who fought injustice and crimes against women who are invisible in society?” And whom, apparently, were incredibly fashionable as well.  See the rest of the shoot at Finding Paola.




HM Video: American Giant Hoodie Review

New video on the Haute Macabre Youtube Channel- in which I test drive American Giant’s “Greatest Hoodie in the World”. It’s been getting a lot of great press for craftsmanship and a lifetime guarantee,  so I figured I’d give it a spin and compare it to my current favorites- the Ovate Valhalla hoodie and a Diesel one I thrifted.


Esoteric Book Conference

Please welcome guest blogger, The Witch of Witchery Way! A practicing hedgewitch in the Great White North, The Witch is a devotee of low magic, and runs our favorite supply source. Visit her shop, www.TheWitchery.Ca, and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Esoteric Book Conference

I was fortunate enough to be invited to volunteer for the 7th annual Esoteric Book Conference this past September. The conference has been happening since 2008 and I would say is one of Seattle’s best kept secrets…

Or at least for this Witch it was.

“[An] annual international event to bring together authors, artists, publishers and bookmakers working in the field of esotericism. In addition to presentations by notable authors and scholars, the conference opens it doors to publishers and booksellers showcasing new & used books as well as rare and hard-to-find esoteric texts.”

It is hosted by the amazing Catamara from Rosarium Blends & William Kiesel from Ouroboros Press two more magical sites I suggest looking into.

Verdant Gnosis Published by Rubedo Press ~ One of the many awesome publishers attending the event.

Verdant Gnosis Published by Rubedo Press ~ One of the many awesome publishers attending the event.

This event was truly amazing and I highly recommend that you save all your pocket money to attend next year. Some of my favourite lectures I heard that weekend included one on Russian Folk Magic presented by Oksana Marafioti. There is truly not enough written in this area, Oksana toyed with the group on promises of an upcoming book she is writing.. All I can say is TAKE MY MONIES!!!

Magical Realism in Russia

Oksana Marafioti ~ Presentation “Magical Realism in Russia: How Ancestry Worship, Shamanism and Christianity Shaped the Nation”

My other favourite lecture of the weekend was put on by Jesse Hathaway one half of Wolf & Goat. If possible you need to hear Jesse in person, he has an awesome presence, and I personally can listen to him talk for hours.

His excerpt / coles notes version of his talk from the site reads,

”The ‘self’-taught’ occultist rarely credits the authors of the books they read, although their very lineage of thought is dependent upon them. What is the role of authorship, access, and digestion in the printed Occult text? Can what is transmitted be more than just concept and word? How does the horizontalization of esoterica in this manner change its appeal? Its power? Have we ensured preservation of thought and perception long past for others to benefit from? Or, have we, in the words of Rousseau, learned only “to talk about things we know nothing about”?

*Shiver* even just reading that gives me goosebumps!

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There were many many more awesome lectures, you can see what you missed here. The final day of the event I got to go to the after conference reception and hang out with all kinds of cool witchy and occult peeps in a magical loft in what I believe was the industrial part of Seattle.. (Not totally sure.. Can’t find my way out of a paper bag and it was dark.)

EBC After Party

This witch was spoiled this week and got to stay with 2 lovely kitties and a snake, then my second set of hosts were ever so awesome and took me home the following day. I then got to hang out with the high lady of Rosarium Blends, House of Orpheus & Rubedo Press where we spent my last two days frolicking in the woods, drinking wine, and burning shit. ( Some of my favorite pastimes.<3 )

The Witches Hut

Tips for your visit
– Stay near the event if you can ~ There is partying every night
– Buy a deluxe ticket ~ You will want to go to everything
– Sleep lots before you come
– Bring an empty suitcase ~ You need room for all the books you will buy

I will definitely be going back next year!

The Witch

The Burning

The Haute List



Lace-Back Booties, $200  +  Reese Boot, $140  +  Elizabeta Boot, $450 $154.99

Zipped Moto Shell$94 $49.99  + Quilted Panel Leather Jacket$249.99 $159.99  + Ventura Top, $68

Lucky Lace-Up Top, $78  +  Faux Shearling Coat$181 $98  +  Yama Wedge,  $150

Portland Doll Asylum


October is the time for haunted houses, but if you’re tired of the run-of-the mill ghouls and goblins, perhaps it’s time to try something weirder. This weekend I visited Portland, Oregon’s Doll Asylum.  Running again this weekend,  October 30th and 31st from 5-9pm, the private home is filled to overflowing with all manner of creepy dolls in creepier situations. Set up as a home for mentally unbalanced toys, the patients at the Asylum each have their own story- often including doctor’s notes, intake forms, and treatment reccommendations. The Asylum isn’t all that large- it takes only ten or fifteen minutes to do the whole thing, but admission is free, parking is easy, and they even give you cider at the end.  The photo ops alone are worthwhile!




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