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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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Brooklyn Event: 1st Annual Oddities Flea Market featuring BloodMilk

New York friends, mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Oddities Flea Market on March 12. Curated by Regina and Ryan Cohn and co-hosted by Megan Meli, Evan Michelson, and Mike Zohn, the Oddities Market will feature more than a dozen vendors, including our beloved BloodMilk Jewels. Admission is $2 at the door, and the […]

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Post Mortem: February 2017

Please join us for revisiting Haute Macabre’s offerings from February, 2017. Tender, Tragic Treasures: An exclusive peek at Sara Deck’s “Reclaimed Shadows” The Skeleton Rocker: A Cozy Reminder of Our Mortality Adventures in Demonology with Vincent Price Remembering the Morbid Anatomy Museum Unfolding A Daydream: The Art Of Amy Earles Nevertheless, She Persisted La Dame: […]

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Aural Fixation: February 2017

image by Becky Munich Here’s what Haute Macabre writers have had on heavy rotation S. Elizabeth is currently swooning over… Citizens of Glass: Agnes Obel All of Agnes Obel’s efforts are stark, fragile, breathtaking affairs and her latest album, Citizen of Glass, is no different in that respect. Exploring the German concept of gläserner bürger […]

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Stacked: February 2017

Bill Crisafi for BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse “The Comfort of Dust”. Limited Edition prints available via BloodMilkExquisiteCorpse.com Haute Macabre’s Stacked : What we’ve been reading this month Sam’s Reads: American Afterlife by Kate Sweeney  I’ve had a morbid fascination with the macabre (and so must you, dear Haute Macabre reader), for as long as I can […]

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The Haute List

Lace-up Romper, $41 $20.50  +  Striped Caftan Gown, $545 $190  +  Lounge Knot Top, $38 De-Facto Bootie, $139.95  +  Gigi Harness, $185  +  Spirit Caftan, $198.00 Octavia Top, $240 $120  +  Mayliss Boot, $130  +  Corset Belt, $195

Exceptional And Heartbreaking Regalia: The Luminous Mourning Jewels of Julia DeVille

Exceptional And Heartbreaking Regalia: The Luminous Mourning Jewels of Julia DeVille

As the tale goes, jeweler and sculptor of contemporary memento mori Julia deVille, apprenticing under a handful of the greatest and most formidable masters ever known, honed and refined her talismanic skills over the course of several centuries and quietly emerged from her draconian education in the mid-19th century as a master alchemist–with soul almost all intact! […]

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Season of the Witch: Spring/Break in NYC

Debuting at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC on March 1, Sarah Potter presents “Season of the Witch”, a group exhibition of six artists boldly expressing themselves via various mediums. “Season of the Witch” reflects on the ways artists engage in ritual to reveal their deeply personal beliefs and spirituality through the creation of their artwork. The […]

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Grim Gastronomy, Creepy Cuisine: A Macabre Cookbook Collection

I cannot count the hours I whiled away as a child, curled up in a diminutive olive green beanbag chair during Ohio winters in the early 80s, lost to the world and engrossed in my grandmother’s cookbooks. These were mostly Betty Crocker-type affairs and seem terribly outdated now, what with their faded retro photographs, fruit cakes, […]

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Our Favorite Independent Publishers, For The Discerning Bibliophile

There has never been a better time for books — or, rather, to be a reader of them. Because of the Internet and the literary devotion of independent editors and publishers, many of whom run presses as a side passion project and not an actual revenue stream, we have unprecedented access to books on nearly […]

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Feb 24: #BindTrump with Witches Worldwide

  Image via IntoTheBear on DeviantArt Witches, they say, do their best work lighting candles in the darkness. Now is indeed a time of great darkness- a time when every light matters, when every single thing we can do to stand against the storm is important. Our resistance must take many forms, because the enemy […]

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The Haute List: Flower Witch Edition

Maxi Skirt, $22.90  +  Mesh Top, $27.90 $19.53  +  Floral Embroidery Jacket, $181 Midi Pencil Skirt,$90  +  Argento Stitch Maxi, $288  +  Contemporary Embroidery Dress, $27.90 A-Line Skirt, $76  +  Floral LBD, $60  +  Sylvia Boot, $180

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Immortal Love from Decorus Macabre

In the grand scheme of things, loving the living is easy. There are countless ways to show your animate loved ones that you care. But what about those paramours who’ve shuffled off this mortal coil? What if you’re crushing on a ghost or perhaps there’s a phantom beyond the veil who’s pining for you. The Forever Collection from UK-based oddity shop Decorus […]

Burial Ground: Mourning Ascension

Burial Ground: Mourning’s Ascension

Cloaked in fog and a haunting sense of displacement, Burial Ground’s Jamie Mooers and Bill Crisafi present Mourning’s Ascension. Today, until midnight EST, use code “NETTLE” for 20% off your entire purchase at checkout on BurialGround.org.

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The Forbidden Desire of “Lover’s Eyes”

Few things in life are as intimate as eyes, whether we’re talking about symbolic gateways to the soul or the visceral suckerpunch of lingering gazes across a crowded room. That so much emotion can be held in such a small physical space inspired a short-lived jewelry trend we have come to know as Lover’s Eyes. […]

Haute Macabre Valentine's Day Gift List

The Haute Macabre After Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

We here at Haute Macabre don’t believe that acts of love and romance should be limited to one single day in dreary February, so in honor of year round love, here are some of our picks for heart felt gifts to order now for yourselves and your person, and enjoy in a few weeks when […]