The Satanic Temple

Never Let Your Activism Be Artless: An Interview With Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing The Satanic Temple‘s Lucien Greaves about art, activism, and what religion means as a framework rather than a faith. “Recently” isn’t quite right — these questions were written back in February, as you might notice by the news reference in one of them, but we hope you’ll forgive us […]

Maika Keuben Empty Stage

How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility

A few months ago Sam invited the staff writers to pen some personal pieces for Haute Macabre. I’ve since considered writing about a variety of subjects that interest me, but there’s something else, something much more personal that’s been on my mind for a very long time and this suddenly seemed like a singular opportunity to […]

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The Somber Poetry Of Dreams: The Collage Art Of Hidden Velvet

The enigmatic artist known as Hidden Velvet seemed to appear on my radar overnight, and yet, whilst gazing at the somber elegance of her surreal collages, I feel that I have been carrying velvety fragments of her assemblages with me, tucked into the shadowy corners of my heart, for all of my life. A floating cloud softly obscures […]

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 […]


Nobody Expects the Etsy Inquisition

In a rather surprising move for an online community that prides itself on being offbeat, wacky, and underground, Etsy has banned the sale of spells and other ‘metaphysical items’. Previously, selling spells was fine as long a) the seller warned you that they might not work, and b) some tangible item was provided. Under the […]



Unbelievable airbrushed makeup by makeup artist Lisa Berzcal of Battledress special effect and makeup house. If you are wondering, the top model’s right eye was taped shut for the shoot-the hollowness is created just from shadowing.

Esbat Pre-Sale Ends Tonight

Available through tonight’s New Moon: The exclusive fragrances for Haute Macabre by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, including the latest release, Esbat. Pre-sale orders to be shipped early July, 2015, barring any unforeseen circumstance (such as act of gods, dragons, or other unfortunate event). Click here to visit the Haute Macabre Shop Esbat: The silent rays of […]


The Haute List: Strappy Edition

Shay Flat, $130  ‡  Sabela Sandal, $79.79 $39.99  ‡  Maelyn Flat, $98 Free to Be Wild Yoga Bra, $48  ‡ Turnout Legging, $78  ‡  Cage Racerback Bra, $58 , $29.95 Strappy Satin Bralette, $48  ‡ Strappy Cropped Cami, $10.98  ‡  Lattice Swimsuit $59 $23

Tyler Thrasher

Tyler Thrasher: Crystalized Exoskeletons

Despite the difficulties I have encountered trying to think of proper adjectives to describe the crystal encrusted insects, creatures, and arachnids of Tyler Thrasher, each piece is singularly unique and distinct. Shockingly affordable, these will surely be a welcome addition to any cabinet of curiosities.


New Moon Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Pre-Sale

Available through the June New Moon on Tuesday, June 16: The exclusive fragrances for Haute Macabre by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, including the latest release, Esbat. Pre-sale orders to be shipped early July, 2015, barring any unforeseen circumstance (such as act of gods, dragons, or other unfortunate event). Click here to visit the Haute Macabre […]

Melanie Gaydos

Haute Macabre Approved: Melanie Gaydos

The latest edition to the Haute Macabre Approved Pantheon of Amazing Women is model Melanie Gaydos. Born with the rare genetic disorder, Ectodermal Dysplasia, Melanie has broken barriers of the conventional beauty. Please visit her Facebook page and follow her on Instagram for a more in depth look at this incredible woman.


The Haute List

Knot Waist Dress, $89 ‡ Goddess Maxi, $273 $136.50  ‡ Lace Tee, $78 Toosaloosa Top, $88 $52.80 ‡  Party Prep Dress, $54.99  ‡  Toosaloosa Dress, $168, $117.60 Micro-Modal Maxi, $275 $137.50 ‡  Kalla Maxi, $258, $103.20  ‡ Journey Dress, $56 $40 


Sarah Ryan

The Corpus Fraterna collection from Sarah Ryan, available at Not Just A Label.

Esbat by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab exclusively for Haute Macabre

Esbat: New from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab for Haute Macabre

 Haute Macabre is ecstatic to announce the release of our latest collaboration with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Esbat. The silent rays of the full moon piercing the shadows of an ancient grove: a ragged canopy of moonflower and morning glory, dew-touched mosses creeping over gnarled oak roots, and shimmering beams of mugwort, cuckoo flower, and […]


The Haute List: $100 and Under

Button-Front Dress, $59  ‡ Crochet Bralette, $117 $58  ‡  Full Moon Tee, $64 Daisy Dress, $128 $76.80 ‡  Sleeveless Dress, $49.95 ‡ Moon Stamps Tee, $28 $19.99  Plunge Front Halter, $30 ‡  Burnout Maxi, $86 ‡  Think Back Dress, $42  



I’m just going to sit here making little happy sounds for a while.  The Arachne Collection, from Malgotzata Dudek.


Stacked: The Gates of Janus

Feral House has added a truly unique edition to its already singular canon: the expanded paperback edition of Ian Brady’s The Gates of Janus.  Ian Brady and Myra Hindley’s crime spree in Britain in the 1960s shocked the nation. Torturing, sexually abusing, and murdering several children in what became known as the Moors Murders, the two […]


Find It: Gracia Scale Top

That feeling when you find something awesome on Pinterest and go to track down the designer- and it’s a totally affordable thing.  Gracia Scale Top, $59.95.


The Haute List

Wait and See Dress, $68   ‡  Hells Belles Dress, $98  ‡  Kalla Maxi, $103 Bell-sleeved Romper, $58 $29  ‡  Sleeveless Beaded Gown, $420 $147 ‡ Moto Jeans, $39.95 Go Time Dress, $54  ‡  Lace Kimono, $185 ‡  Lace Trimmed Cape, $128 $76

Jasmine Worth Dark Night o the Soul

Jasmine Worth Dark Night of the Soul

Opening Saturday, May 23 in New York City’s Last Rites Gallery, is Jasmine Worth’s latest collection of paintings, entitled Dark Night of the Soul. In Dark Night of the Soul, Worth explores the act of transformation through suffering in a series of fifteen oil paintings. Inspired by both the Occult and female experience, the artist […]


Hair Today: Vicious Undercut

Like everything 90’s, the undercut is back- but this time with the addition of intricate designs. It’s a whole lot better than that time in 6th grade I asked for a peace sign cut into mine, and ended up with what was clearly a chicken foot scwaled into the nape of my neck.