Legends of Drag

Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus are capturing queer icons in their ongoing photo series, Legends of Drag, accompanied by short biographies of each Queen on Harper’s Bazaar. Lady Red Couture, Los Angeles // Gemini // co-host of Hey Queen! Passed away on July 25 of this year. “I always tell them: Don’t live in […]

Word Witchery: Lisa Marie Basile’s Magical Writing Grimoire

Earlier this year I read and was thoroughly charmed by Lisa Marie Basile‘s dreamily empowering Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis –which Bust Magazine refers to as “The Artist’s Way for witches” (and wow, do I love that.) But in the past year or […]

Bath With Intention: Crystal Bar Soap in the Haute Macabre Apothecary

The Haute Macabre Apothecary is now fully stocked with a huge selection of crystal embedded bath bombs, soaps, body butters, and bath salts from Crystal Bar Soaps, all of which are 100% vegan. Bath Salts: Celestial Vision with amethyst and lavender, to relax, recharge, and meditate. Milky Way with clear quartz and coconut milk to […]

Haute Haunts: Cassadaga, Florida

Remember “going places”? Ah, those were the days, weren’t they? In the spirit of once again leaving the neighborhood and going on adventures and explorations when the world is once more safe and healthy (or as safe and healthy as it can get, I guess), and also in the spirit, of well…spirits…I thought I might […]

Bloom

Here is a lovely video for a product I know nothing about, but makes me want to put on a dress and a Mazzy Star album. h/t to Thompson Blunt

Stacked: Summer Reading

Sarah May Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker A few friends read this before I got around to it, and at the time I felt so left out of their awestruck conversations revolving around these innovative, imaginative stories, it was starting to rub me a little raw. I wanted in […]

Road Openers: Skeletal Quartz

Elestial Quartz is a breakthrough catalyst. It will induce rapid change in your life, acting as an intense road opener. This isn’t a pull the rug out from under you type of Tower energy, this is a breakthrough. It will adjust and dilute energy being channeled into whatever you are capable of receiving so that […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@marcomazzoniart // Marco Mazzoni “Twilight” by @rachaelbridge // Rachael Bridge @ellenjewett // Ellen Jewett @margriet.smulders // Margriet Smulders “Artery skein: my monster heart” by @aledelatorrec // Ale De la Torre @marisguii // Mariana Sguilla @kristinkwanart // Kristin Kwan @melissa_kojima // Melissa Kojima “Damp Trail” by @mister_caitlin // Cait McCormack @moonflesh // Lyla Mori Do you […]

September 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

September 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes Sometimes when you don’t know that you don’t know, life can be easier. Sometimes when you know that you don’t know—when you begin to understand that what you were taught or told wasn’t the truth—a painful awakening occurs. Trust has been lost, and identity, and actions feel unstable. If you […]

Swamp Witch: Ancient Kambaba Jasper

Kambaba Jasper is an ancient relic of earth energy. Averaging three billion years old, it resonates with our core, primordial aspects, allowing us to root into our autonomic processes and deeply ground ourselves. With these actions, it allows for us to be stable and grounded during difficult times. When I handle a piece Kambaba Jasper, […]

Extra Extras: Sarah’s Perfume Collection: A YouTube Tour

No one ever accused me of being extra (ok, that’s a lie. Lots of people have.) So it occurred to me that we need a fun column to document our extra-ness, because come on, there’s not a one among the Haute Macabre writers who doesn’t have some weird, excessively over-the-top obsession or fascination or hobby […]

From the Archives: An Obscurum Of Secrets: The Lost Art Of Robin Isely

I had, for a time, sadly shelved the idea of a feature on digital collage artist Robin Isely, aka sliplead. I first mentioned this artist in my 2017 Needful Things roundup and I was immensely thrilled at the opportunity to connect with them for an interview, but unfortunately, their gorgeous Tumblr-hosted gallery–an obscurum of secrets, elusive […]

Legends of Drag

Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus are capturing queer icons in their ongoing photo series, Legends of Drag, accompanied by short biographies of each Queen on Harper’s Bazaar. Lady Red Couture, Los Angeles // Gemini // co-host of Hey Queen! Passed away on July 25 of this year. “I always tell them: Don’t live in […]

New Sponsor: Lost Apostle

Please welcome our new sponsor, Lost Apostle Lost Apostle has kept things weird since 2007, handcrafting edgy bronze jewelry for the Renegade, the Rebel and Rogue. With what began as a market stall in East London, UK, James & Nadya , the duo behind Lost Apostle now based in Montreal, have developed a strong presence in […]

August Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

This is a FULL full moon. Themes have to do with shedding, moving beyond, moving on, and liberation We collectively continue the process of uncovering all of our various identities. In fact, themes of this month’s Moon will continue through all of August, so pay attention to any and all circumstances that show up for […]

Word Witchery: Lisa Marie Basile’s Magical Writing Grimoire

Earlier this year I read and was thoroughly charmed by Lisa Marie Basile‘s dreamily empowering Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis –which Bust Magazine refers to as “The Artist’s Way for witches” (and wow, do I love that.) But in the past year or […]

I’ll Be Right Beside You

• I’ll be right beside you, • FUNDRAISER • Together, artists Jamie Draven and Niki Rain, and Haute Macabre have put together a fundraiser giveaway package that 100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting two local New Orleans organizations, House of Tulip and The Eden House. House of Tulip is a nonprofit collective creating housing […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@azumamakoto // Azuma Makoto “Oluwakemi 1863” by @bbychakra92 @rebeccachaperon // Rebecca Chaperon “Blue Resplendence” by @carolinejamhour // Caroline Jamhour “Mujer acostada” by @poni // Hilda Palafox @jhenry.work // J. Henry @dcpender // Dani Pendergast “The Night Watchman” by @sonyapalencia // Sonya Palencia “Cruox” by @studio.sheridansart // Laura Sheridan “The Flowers Of Evil” by @yoann.lossel // […]

Bath With Intention: Crystal Bar Soap in the Haute Macabre Apothecary

The Haute Macabre Apothecary is now fully stocked with a huge selection of crystal embedded bath bombs, soaps, body butters, and bath salts from Crystal Bar Soaps, all of which are 100% vegan. Bath Salts: Celestial Vision with amethyst and lavender, to relax, recharge, and meditate. Milky Way with clear quartz and coconut milk to […]

Orb Weavers: Spiderweb Obsidian

Spiderweb Obsidian is an inky blue shadow balancer, covered in ectoplasmic webbing. Providing strength in times of need, it neutralizes extreme emotions, especially negative ones that can emerge in the darkness. Acting as a road opener, releasing personal blocks that you have built to hold yourself back.  As with all obsidian, these are psychic weapons, […]

June 2020 Lunar Eclipse Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

June 2020 Lunar Eclipse 2020 Eclipse season begins with a partial Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5th. Eclipses are timeline portals. Lunar Eclipses bring up the past so that we can attend to it differently in the present moment. In doing so, patterns change. Right now, this is especially true collectively. All of us […]

Surrealist Décor And Tiny Secret Drawers: Dali Burning Giraffe Woman Sculpture

“Man is full of secret drawers, only to be opened by psychoanalysis.” I’m rather tongue-tied and overcome in gazing the delicate marvel of this small but wonderfully expressive statue from the Parastone Museum 3D Collection, inspired by Salvadore Dali’s 1937 painting, The Burning Giraffe. The sculpture’s tiny drawers aren’t functional of, course, but I’m envisioning […]

Fire (POZAR): New From David Lynch

From David Lynch to you, Fire (POZAR).  I always feel slightly unnerved after watching any David Lynch production, so this short animated clip with a score performed by the panic attack inducing Penderecki String Quartet wasn’t any different.  via IndieWire

We Are The (Funko POP!) Weirdos, Mister

Times are weird, man. To be frank, they’re pretty lousy. And though natural witch Sarah Bailey, troubled, warns crazed coven leader Nancy Downs in our beloved, witchy cinematic 90s nostalgia-fest The Craft, “nothing makes everything all better again”…wouldn’t you agree that an uncanny quartet of empowered teen witches for your collectibles shelf might make everything…just […]

Stacked April 2020

Sarah Last month I mentioned the trials and troubles that I was experiencing while trying to read; lack of focus, constant distraction, and maybe even (and I hate to admit this) complete and total absence of interest. I wish I could say differently, but not much has changed over the past thirty(ish) days and I […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“Le Comte” by @allisonsommers // Allison Sommers “Exhale” by @bitikart // Rim Bitik “Disconnect” by @visualjamie // Jamie Wells “The star” by @casimir0304 // Casimir Lee @yoheyhorishita // Yohey Horishita “Weep now or nevermore” by @brandimilne // Brandi Milne A motley crew of little mothlings by @handsomedevilspuppets “Like a ghost” by @ryanmrray // Ryan Murray @christophermichaelhefner // Christopher Michael Hefner “May Queen” by @memorialstitches […]

Sarah’s Needful Things: Quarantine Edition

In spending so much time at home–and I already spent 90% of my time at home!–I’m really learning to appreciate the mundane, boring stuff that has been contributing to making my days feel “normal;” those ubiquitous, maybe invisible items that you don’t give a second thought to because they are so ingrained in your daily […]

May 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

May 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes We’ve reached the 5th Full Moon of the year. No matter your circumstance, you will be able to feel this energy. Full Moons can act as portals, and this one is no different. This Full Moon is Vesak, or Wesak: an important Buddhist holiday. It commemorates the birth, the enlightenment, […]

The Mutter Museum Virtual Tour

The Mutter Museum has virtually opened its doors to us while it is closed due to 2020 being an utter shitshow with a tour of its exhibitions, hosted by curator Anna Dhody. Photography is not permitted inside the museum, so this is an incredible opportunity to view some highlights of its collection. The Mutter Virtual […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab 2020 Lupercalia Reviews, Part Two

Time remains profoundly out of joint for all of us right now, but the fact that you can find the Lupercalia scents still available for purchase at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is no wibbly-wobbly, time-wimey temporal tricksyness! Your eyes do not deceive you and as of this writing, I believe that these scents will indeed […]

Post Mortem: March / April 2020

How To Wear A Chanel Scarf Intimate and beautiful images of Frida Kahlo bedridden. March Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Underworld Guides: Garnet Stacked: February 2020 A Trip to the Star: Tourmalated Quartz Spheres, Onyx Pyramids Weekly Eyeball Fodder The Art Of The Occult Ecstatic Nightmares: Exploring the astral and alien with Camille […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

#olla art by @katezambrano // Kate Zambrano “Reticulum” by @_grave_witness_ // Stuart Holland Harpy by @harrietleemerrion // Harriet Lee Merion “Harmony” by @catrin_welzstein // Catrin Welz-Stein “Fasnacht” by @alice.wellinger // Alice Wellinger “Athena” by @jamesjeanart // James Jean @her_dark_materials // Ros Atkinson “The Sixth Trial” by @jmascarenhas // Jorge Mascarenhas “Consolation” by @lauramakabresku // Laura Makabresku Pagan Altar album art (detail) by @nightjarillustration // Adam Burke