Etsy : Katherina Andreeva

Katherina Andreeva is a French alternative fashion designer. Her line is inspired by “Victorian postmortem photography and fairy tales with a fetish twist”, which just might be my favorite description of anything, ever.   The shop is full of the only kind of pink I think I could ever wear, frills and fruffy with a […]

Heart Macabre

  Seeing as how it’s Valentine’s Day, it feels obligatory to post hearts and frills.   Thankfully, I actually like the pieces I found for this post, instead of the usual cheap red lingerie that infects and infests everything this time of year.  We covered a few bits and pieces in a preemptive move a […]

Etsy : Diva Divine 777

Australian based DivaDivine777 is a corsetier using steel boning and genuine Victorian and Edwardian patterns.  Don’t forget to watch the instructional video we posted not too long ago after you buy one!

Etsy : Twylyte

Yes, please, I would like this hanging off my shoulder.  Twylyte on Etsy has created handbags out of recycled and reclaimed materials with a fetish feel, and are vegan friendly.

Etsy : JAlvo

Jackie Alvo is the force behind JAlvo’s shop on Etsy.  A graduate of F.I.T. in New York, the now Brooklyn based designer puts together pieces that somewhat remind me of the slouchy feel of a lot of Rick Owens’ items, which immediately means that her shop is full of win.   Each item in my […]

Etsy : Larimeloom

Larimeloom is a design team based out of northern Italy.  Their shop profile page explains that each item is 100% handmade, and not even drawn out beforehand.   I just lay the cloth out and grab my scissors and cut, fingers crossed for decent results! Pictured to the left is the Black Satin Dress (paired […]

Etsy : Lola Show Girl

Lola Show Girl handmade couture wraps can be custom made in any color or fabric.  There is a disclaimer stating that she recently had a baby (gah), so shipping may be a bit delayed.  Regardless of that, I am simply in heart with everything listed on her page, especially her prices – everything is under […]

Etsy : Decadent Designz

Decadent Designs is another Haute Macabre favorite, a Toronto based company specializing in alternative clothing for women.  Designer Olga’s biography quotes, “Olga had discovered her passion for clothing design at a young age, when she was a  small child, she used to dig holes in the ground in the hopes of finding a treasure chest […]

Alexander McQueen

Guys, I don’t want to hear you complaining about never finding anything cool to wear or that girls get all the good designers.  This runway season has been pure fashion porn for you gents, and Alexander McQueen just made me consider going the Boys Don’t Cry route.  The Fall 09 collection he unveiled is full […]

Speak Up! : Jonny Cota of Skingraft Designs

First things first, tell us about yourself & your product! I am Jonny Cota of Skingraft Designs.  I am one of the three designers behind Skingraft. Together, we design our line as a fusion between the ancient and the present, and often times the future.   Just a few years ago we were all vaudeville circus […]

Because Size Really Does Matter

It happens every few months.  I’m not sure if it gets triggered by stress, or hormones, or just general consumerism.  It makes me stay up well past my bedtime, staring blankly at my monitor as if I were looking at a new kind of pornography, except rather than masturbating, my hands are furiously working the […]

The Haute List : $50 or Less

$50 or Less Corset Bandage Dress †   Strappy Wedge Sandal  †  Tell Tale Heart Hoodie Metropolis Bolero  †  Shirred Lace Overlay Ruffle Dress  †  Mandarin Collar Coat  Michael Antonio Jackson Ankle Boots  †  Inner Tube Purse  †  Ephemera Bracelet Just to let you guys know, starting next week, we’re moving The Haute List to Monday!

Button Up Bootie

A much younger version of myself once went up to my mother and said, “I want witch shoes”.   “Well, Samantha, Halloween is a few months off.” “No, Mom, I want witch shoes to wear every day.” And so it began.  Before I could even reach the drug store shelf that had the black hair […]

Gareth Pugh Pre-Fall 09/10

  I just found this clip from Gareth Pugh’s Paris Fall / Winter 09/10 show from yesterday, and actually had to take a few deep breaths before posting about it.  My exact words in an iChat conversation with Zoetica were “I have to calm down before I post about this, or I’ll just mash the […]

Polyvore Contest Weekly Winner!

out – by aaaaamy on Polyvore.com (click on the image to view product info)   Congratulations to Aaaaamy! She will be entered in our monthly Polyvore contest.  Winner shall be announced February 2, and will receive a copy of the newest issue of Coilhouse Magazine, and some super secret other stuff, because we actually got our sh!t together in […]

Oracle of Darkness

    Remember our New Year’s Resolutions, when everyone promised not to wear PVC anymore?  This perfectly illustrates why – if I can wear it as a costume for a character named Hell Bitch Slave, rest assured, I will never wear it in public.  I found the dress in a bargain bin at a costume […]

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Rick Owens Makes Savage Love to the Runway

Again. Layers, funnel necks and gloves with everything – many of Rick Owens‘ staples carry over into his Fall/Winter 09 collection, but there is something decidedly more savage about this look. Be it the shaved hairlines,  or the lack of buttons [or closures of any sort] on some of the jackets – there’s a sort […]

Feet Fatale

We all like to think of ourselves as Femme Fatales, so let’s emphasize on the Fatal bit.  A few weeks ago, we had Brass Knuckle Platform Heels in our Haute List, and Trend de la Crème has went one step further.  Go polish up that shoe arsenal you’ve already got, and add some weaponry to it.  Pictured above […]

80’s Explosion

Time to break out those old Siouxsie albums, kids, because today, we have discovered a 80’s Gotho treasure.  Welcome to Lullie Vintage’s Ebay Store, where once you’ve sorted through all the frightening hipster comeback items, you find the hidden world of forgotten cocktail dresses.  Best of all, the prices are dirt cheap – I think […]