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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Haute List

West Boot, $259.95  $79.95 + Marceline Docs, $149 + Deena Boot, $174.00 $58.99 Basic Leather Tote, $112 +  Faux Leather Biker Jacket, $90  +  Sash Samba Belt, $19.99 Bella Donna Dress, $99  +  Foxtail & Fern Dress, $54.99 +  Dark Sparks Top, $78

Grave Digger Candles

Grave Digger Candles

Handcrafted from 100% all-natural unscented beeswax, Grave Digger Candles are the new release by Cult of Weird’s Rob Reysen. The initial collection includes three original designs: a small skull, a toe-pincher coffin, and tapered spines molded from real human vertebrae. Each candle comes with a tag with a Fun Dead Thing Fact, such as: A Cemetery […]

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New on the Haute Macabre Channel: September Favorites

My tutorial plans for this week were thwarted by an angry eyelid and stern doctor’s orders to abstain from both my contact lenses and any makeup near my eyes, so instead here are some of my favorite things from the past few weeks! I’ve always loved these posts on people’s blogs and in their videos, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]