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 […]

Hidden Velvet3

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Esoteric Book Conference

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 I was fortunate enough to be invited to volunteer for the 7th annual […]


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. […]

Rituel de Fille

Rituel de Fille

Founded by three sisters, Rituel de Fille is inspired by the magic, ritual, and ceremonial power of pigment. With collections entitled Night Visions and Fleur Sauvage, Rituel de Fille embodies the mystical power of transforming yourself.

Dr Marten Bosch

The Doctor is In

In my what seems to be an annual hunt for Boots That I Cannot Kill, I fell into a rabbit hole of Dr Martens boots. It felt like the early 1990s and 14 year old me almost got a hold of my credit card, but sadly the Magnum Opus of their stock was already sold […]

Pagan Otherworlds Tarot

Pagan Otherworlds Tarot

Inspired by everyday magic and the wisdom of nature, The Pagan Otherworlds Tarot project is currently crowd funding its campaign on Kickstarter. Created from hand-painted images based on Uusi’s popular playing card decks, creative team Linnea Gits and Peter Dunham use oil paints and calligraphy to convey their interpretation of the tarot’s symbols and narratives. […]


Joy + Grief

Based in between the wood and the mountains of Southeast Switzerland, Joy + Grief designs, develops, and sews all items in their studio. The new collection, RIIKKA, is based off of a winter photograph of the forest near the Joy + Grief home base. Each piece is made to order by Lea Hew, founder and […]


The Haute List: Reader’s Choice

We got a wonderful treat last week when Haute Macabre reader Jessica offered to put together a plus-sized Haute List for us. We thought is was a fantastic idea! Here is what she found:   MXM Peplum Top $55  + L&L Embroidered Mesh Tank $55 + Oblong Skull Print Scarf $25 Boohoo Plus Cut Out Swing Arm […]


Into The Woods

“Into the Woods”, shot by Emma Summerton for Vogue Japan. This fall’s necessary accessories: broomsticks and wolves.


The Haute List

  Kelan Skirt, $55  ‡  Mirabelle Dress, $265 $79.99  ‡  Sleeveless Trench Coat, $73   ‡ Lux Shroud Wedge, $119.95   ‡  West Boot, $259.99 $89.99  ‡  Silver Wellingtons, $225, $112.88 Lace-up Bodysuit, $41  ‡  Bell-Sleeve Dress, $295 $75  ‡  Vegan Diet Jacket, $88

GhostLove Jewelry

New Advertiser: GhostLove Jewelry

Please welcome our new advertiser, GhostLove Jewelry! Founded in June of 2008, Ghostlove is the creative endeavor of artist and entrepreneur Dawn Rozakis. She designs, constructs, inspects, and ships every item – start to finish – from her studio in Montclair, NJ. Dawn’s vision for the company has always been to create affordable wares for […]

Crimson Peak at Bergdorf Goodman

Crimson Peak at Bergdorf Goodman

It’s rare that I’m overly excited to see an new film, but I literally cannot wait until my night off to go see Crimson Peak. The new film by Guillermo del Toro was released this week, and Bergdorf Goodman’s NYC location at 5th Ave at 58th Street dressed their windows in a stunning homage to […]


Caroline’s Symphony

“Caroline’s Syphony”, shot by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Japan, October 2015. More here.

Halloween Night in the Paris Catacombs

Halloween With the Dead

AirBnB is currently hosting the most amazing contest: Spend Halloween night in the Paris Catacombs, and be the first person to ever wake up there alive. On Halloween night, journey to the center of the earth and learn about the hair-raising history of this mysterious subterranean labyrinth. Satisfy your thirst for adventure in the sprawling […]

The Haute List

Hi Neck Blouse, $76  +  Tie Neck Tunic, $79 +  Leather-lace Skirt, $119 $54.99 Trapunto Panel Moto Leggings, $89 + Lace Keyhole Top,  $79 $54.60 + Body of Quirk Bodysuit, $39.99 Meryl Sweater Dress, $99  + Zipper Pocket Coat, $83.33 $43.33 + Plain Black Phone Wristlet, $34 $17

GRWM: Gothic Wedding

New on the Haute Macabre Youtube channel- Erin gets off the couch and goes to a wedding! There was cake and dancing!   What I’m Wearing: Lady Love Song Dress in Olive Velvet from ModCloth Shoes: Magical Thrift Shop Find Stuff I use in this video: Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW Benetint High Beam Beauty Blender […]