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 […]

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 […]

Clothing Drop

Clothing Drop is very likely to turn into a new obsession for me.  It is a new and used Gothic and Lolita shop, with consignments available.  Prices are a TON lower than if you were to purchase directly from the designer, so I’ll be bookmarking it for sure. Some items that caught my eye: H. […]

Heart On

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, here’s a little gift guide for you gentlemen to show your lady that she has your heart.   Lightbox  †  Anatomica Necklace Heart Soap  †  Lampwork Pendant 

Samantha Cole

London based designer Samantha Cole started off by working at Burberry and studying at The London College of Fashion.  Now, her line is reminds me of a cabaret, and she is surely an up and comer.  The Spring Summer ’09 is predominately black and white, and has been “loosely inspired the Edwardians, with a hint […]

Pony Boy

Oh hello, super fetish shoes that I know I’d never be able to walk in.  Can we be friends anyway?  I could lounge about wearing you, and you’d look fabulous on my feet.  Perhaps I could learn how to tap dance, or go all out and get a saddle and a tail (although I’m not […]

Man Glaze

Tired of “borrowing” your girlfriend’s black nail polish?  Is that shine a bit too much for your tough man hands?  Well, gentlemen, here’s a brand just for you.   Man Glaze launched in 2007, and is built for the less fair of the species.  It comes in two matte shades – Matte Finish Black and […]

Skin Graft

Skin Graft Designs has released their Spring/Summer 09 line, and sadly, it is no where near as intricate and Post-Apocalyptic as their previous collections.  Thankfully, their Flickr page is still full of the Couture Porn I had grown so fond of from them.  I may have to take a trip downtown L.A. to their new […]

Elevation

From Dazed & Confused October 2008 Designer: Gareth Pugh  Photographer : Nick Night

Gareth Pugh

In February of 2008, 24 year old British designer Gareth Pugh sent his models down the runway looking like something out of a macabre daydream.  It had been described as “The Wizard of Oz bumped into Predator”, and his Spring 2009 Ready to Wear that recently graced the runways is yet another dichotomous mix.  He’s went over […]

Goblin & Crumb

Goblin & Crumb specializes in leather accessories and masks, and also has a very interesting Doll section of their shop.  Pictured above is the Surgeon Mask, and that is being added to my shopping list, along with World War II gas mask, leather butcher apron, and multiple rolls of saran wrap.  Their prices are extremely […]

The Haute List : $25 or Less

$25 and Under Lace Corset  †  Deanna Cropped Blazer  †  Bandanna Skull Coin Purse Python Grommet Clutch  †  Button Decor Bootie  †  Poison Oval Rings Glossy Skirt  †  Satin Top Keyhole Dress  †  Kassy Oxford  

Alice Auaa

On occasion, one will stumble upon a designer or a shop that just leaves you speechless.  I found Alice Auaa a few days ago, and normally, I would post something like this right away.  This time, it took me days to pour over each item, trying to think of a proper way to articulate how […]

Queen for a Day

Featured above is The Black Queen from Marcel Wanders’ Christmas collection for the Dutch store de Bijenkorf.  The full catalogue is available for viewing online, along with item descriptions.  The Black Queen is pictured on page 20, The White and Gold Queens on pages 18 and 19, respectively.  Anyone speak Dutch want to translate for […]

Eyola

Do your eyes deceive you?  Is Haute Macabre posting something that isn’t solid black?   It’s alright, little ones.  We accept  burgundy into our color scheme as well, but only for very, very special occasions.  Besides, who could possibly ignore the magnitude of Eyola’s line?  Everyone loves tailored ruffled jackets with low bust lines, although […]

Gentlemen’s Emporium

Gentlemen’s Emporium is the best site I have ever found for authentic, old-fashion men’s wear, specializing in Victorian costume.  They provide assembled outfits, with accessories included for one-click purchase, or you can select pieces individually.  The site also has a fantastic women’s section, which I am sure that Haute Macabre will profile soon enough. Pictured […]

Louise Black

Louise Black was at the top of everyone’s list when Haute Macabre asked for your favorite Etsy sellers, and it is easy to see why.  Each item in her shop is unlike anything I have seen before, and hand stitched and fit to the individual.   Pictured above is  Victorian Steampunk Anatomical Medical Skeleton Cameo […]

Metal Macabre

Why, hello there, affordable and strange looking shoes!  Let’s be friends, shall we?   You and my little feet shall be dear companions.   These

Tie You Down

Cyberoptix TieLab are not your daddy’s ties.  That is, unless, your daddy is way cooler than most are.  Their silk screened designs come out of a furniture warehouse in Detroit, an industrial muse for the good makers.  By night, Cyberoptix is disguised as an electronic music feature called Toybreaker / Deathlab, and has the Guggenheim […]

Dear D&G

  Dear Dolce & Gabbana, The next time you create something as beautiful as this Metal Corset Belt, why don’t you just send it over to Haute Macabre?  I promise that we will wear it better than J-Lo  ever could.  I understand that perhaps she get a bit more exposure than we do, but just […]

I Lived to See the Day

I honestly never thought I would say this, but Urban Outfitters‘ winter releases are full of win.  Usually, when I walk into one of their stores, I am immediately overwhelmed by the disarray, the terrible music played at a million decibels, and the teeny boppers trying to find the latest hobo hipster knockoffs.  By the […]