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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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A Woman With Power: Pam Grossman

Perhaps you know of Pam Grossman because you are a fellow enthusiast of fantastical art and ardently admire her blog, Phantasmaphile wherein she curates incredible esoteric imagery. You may have stumbled across her prescient proclamation that 2013 was “The Year of The Witch” and felt energized and empowered at the long overdue celebration for this […]

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Lingerie to Make your Wallets Weep

Karolina Laskowska, a UK-based lingerie designer, offers a roundup of her favorite luxury undergarments to contrast last week’s more affordable options. These pieces may be woefully unattainable to most of us mortals, but are no less a feast for the eyes. There are some truly exquisite lingerie confections being created at the more luxury end of the market: perfect […]

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Haute List: Black Leather Love

Rings Harness, $98  ‡ Wool Coat With Leather Splicing, $92.50 $83.25  ‡  Trench With Leather Detail, $590 $354 Catherine Boot, $504, $337.95  ‡  Country Wine Purse, $165 ‡  Carrol Boot, $448, $358.40 Athena Bag, $129, $77.95 ‡ Darryl Clutch, $129, $92.95 ‡ Coco Harness, $240

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I Heart Deandri

I’ve been eyeing Deandri’s shop for ages now, and I am so so happy to finally have included some of their pieces into my wardrobe. While it’s unfortunately still a wee bit too warm for me to wear the twill dresses, I’ve incorporated the bibs and collars into my regular rotation and they are the […]

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Nourishing Death

Swedish Funeral Candy My newest blog discovery is Nourishing Death, from Death Salon’s Social Media Editor, Sarah Elizabeth Troop, and Bruno Huerta, whose bio says he founded something with the amazing name of The Paranthropologic Society for Anomalous Exploration, so I’m pretty sure we’d be friends. Nourishing Death bills itself as “An Examination of the […]

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The Haute List

Flick Ghillies, $45  Jackson Wallet, $68.95  Savin Hill Booties, $150 Scuba Pencil Skirt, $40  Knitted Swing Dress, $85 Draped Keyhole Top, $49.50 $24.75 Mesh Insert Dress, $110  Simoncini Clutch, $45  Paneled Vegan Leather Skirt, $22.90

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Nero Cosmetics Video + Giveaway

The latest episode of the new Haute Macabre YouTube channel is live, and to go along with it is a swatch feature and giveaway of the newly released Nero Cosmetics line! Nero Cosmetics is 100% vegan and cruelty free, and is currently featuring (lucky) thirteen crazy pigmented shades of limited edition Lip Vinyls. This collection has […]

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Tank Woman

While we don’t too often report the news here at Haute Macabre, sometimes we just have to. Especially when the news involves Vivienne Westwood driving a frikkin’ tank. In a recent anti-fracking protest, the First Lady of Alternative Fashion DROVE A FRIKKIN TANK  to UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s house, and looked amazing doing it […]

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Video Update: Long Wearing Lipstick Tests

With Sam’s help, I venture into the wilds of YouTube to bring you a riveting tale of long-wear lipstick vs. my morning cup of coffee (and me vs. which way the camera goes). The lipsticks we used for the video were: Sephora Lip Stain $14, “Marvelous Mauve” MAC Pro Longwear, $25, “Jazz-yRazz” Maybelline SuperStay 24,$8.99 […]

Library of Souls: Miss  Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Library of Souls

Library of Souls, the third installment of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children is set to release next week, and Quirk Books is offering an incredible incentive to boost pre-orders: should 5,000 pre-orders be placed, each customer will receive an early access to the first 100 pages of the book, plus a sixteen month wall calendar! I’m […]

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Skingraft A/W 2015

I’ve always  had a love for Skingraft. Over the years, though, I felt like we were growinf apart- Skingraft turned more towards the Burning man crowd, and even though it was still really interesting I just couldn’t get into it. Then a couple of days ago I pop back by the site, and HOLY COW. […]

Death Salon Dark Artisans' Bazaar

Death Salon + The Dark Artisans’ Bazaar

The fifth Death Salon event is rapidly approaching, hosted the weekend of October 5-6 at the stunning Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Death Salon is fashioned in the spirit of eighteenth-century salons, as an informal gathering of intellectuals and enthusiasts, dedicated to conversations on mortality and mourning and their effects on our culture and history. […]

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The Haute List

Crepe Shirt, $120, $42  †  Derek Lam Pumps (Sz.9) $85  †  Torey Thermal Dress, $37.92 Lunatic Dress, $99  †  Short Dress, $228, $70 † Erto Top, $85 Time Travelin’ Bag, $45  †  Cut Out Top, $48  † Record Time Dress, $54.99  

Realms of the Unreal

Realms of the Unreal

Have you ever been curious about how artists might interpret the fantasy work of reclusive outsider artist Henry Darger? The upcoming group exhibition Realms of the Unreal scratches that itch with an impressive lineup of imaginative artists who have created depictions of Darger’s various characters. If you’re in Brooklyn this coming Saturday, September 12, you […]

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Bewitching Underthings Under $100

It’s a pleasure to introduce Karolina Laskowska, a UK-based luxury lingerie designer. She won the coveted “Designer of the Year” award at the 2014 UK Lingerie Awards, and you need only to feast your eyes on her gorgeous, hand-made work to see why. Find her at her newly-launched lingerie blog, knickerbockerstories.com Below, Karolina offers a roundup of […]