Brujita Skincare

Inspired by the mercados of Mexico City, Brujita Skincare is a woman owned holistic skincare line. Leah Guerrero hand picks only sustainable, raw, and natural organic key ingredients for each product, and formulates for a range of skin concerns and treatments. Each product is hand made in small batches, and have become cult favorites, with […]

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 […]

The Most Macabre Of Distinctions: An Interview With Megan Rosenbloom, A Librarian Investigating the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin.

I’ve been spending the past week thinking about what sort of introduction to pen for the following interview with Megan Rosenbloom about her debut nonfiction book, Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin. Intros are always the hardest part, aren’t they? How do you sum up […]

31 Days Of Horror: Week Three

Week three was a bit of a bust, I’m afraid. I was overwhelmed and undermotivated and this led to me attempting to do a lot of things–probably too many things!– in uninspired, half-assed ways. However! I did try to fit something horror-related or at the very least horror-ish or horror-esque or horror-adjacent in where I […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“Softly Spoken Magic Spells” by @brandimilne // Brandi Milne @ncwintersart // N.C. Winters @esao // Esao Andrews @ffo_art @quintanarte // Dan Quintana “Twilight in an October Garden” by @swallowsanddamsons // Anna Potter “Magickada” by @visualjamie // Jamie Wells “Una bambina Lunare” by @isajuna // Isa Bancewicz @nekotack // Miro Meguro Maria Germanova (commissioned by me!) by @handsomedevilspuppets A puppet-sizes version […]

Intuition, Preservation, and Transformation: New Prints by Christina Mrozik

Tomorrow, October 24th at 10am PST, Christina Mrozik is releasing a beautiful selection of new prints, which will be available here for pre-order. Everyone here at Haute Macabre gets excited when Mrozik announces new work of any kind. And, speaking for myself, I need all the transcendent, transformative beauty I can get right now. Mrozik’s […]

Brujita Skincare

Inspired by the mercados of Mexico City, Brujita Skincare is a woman owned holistic skincare line. Leah Guerrero hand picks only sustainable, raw, and natural organic key ingredients for each product, and formulates for a range of skin concerns and treatments. Each product is hand made in small batches, and have become cult favorites, with […]

31 Days Of Halloween: Week Two

Day Eight: Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl. Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl is restrained, melancholy, and softly ominous drama, a sort of off-kilter romance with a gloomy, gothic 70s haunted house vibe plus a placid pace to test your patience. Adele is a quiet young woman who has the opportunity to escape her miserable home life for […]

Mlle. Ghoul Answers Your Questions

Sarah Elizabeth answers your questions, and discusses such topics such as Trauma! Terror! Bad Career Advice! (And A Giveaway!)! I recently saw a YouTube video where the creator, in effect, interviewed herself, and I loved that idea! So maybe one day I will do that, but for now, I’ve reached out to *you* all for […]

In the Shadow Room

I spent a season in a red room, a rich, deep, glowing red, where the shadows glistened as if they were soaked with wine. From this, the latest addition to the Haute Macabre collection by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab was born. Inky black pomegranate, blackcurrant, cassis, red sandalwood, ambrette seed and fossilized amber, pink peppercorn, and guiaicwood. […]

ARS INSPIRATIO: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

To commemorate the release of Sarah Elizabeth’s new book, The Art of the Occult, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has “invited her to collaborate on a collection of art/scent pairings intended to serve as access points to occult inspiration, accompanied by short notes from S. Elizabeth explaining why she returns to gaze at these works again […]

31 Days Of Horror: Week One

It’s that time again! Time for me to decide that I am committing to watching a horror movie every day for the month of October! Time for me to rationalize that one episode of a television series counts as a movie, that a music video counts as a movie, that a one minute and thirty-second […]

Creature from the Vinyl Lagoon

Drag star Sasha Velour is serving some fishy realness in her new zine, “Creature From The Vinyl Lagoon”. Telling the story of a “terrifying amphibian creature from the deep who crawls out of hiding to go on a chill and glamorous vacation with her friends”, imagining what “her ideal sexy summer would look like”. “I […]

New Sponsor: Frost Moth Apothecary

Please welcome our latest sponsor, Frost Moth Apothecary Frost Moth Apothecary is an one women shop based out of the verdant mountains of Vermont. Norea, witch and proprietor, ritually crafts fragrant potions, incense and candles designed to evoke archetypes and themes from history, mythology, and religion. She seeks to bring themes of the metaphysical to […]

What Does Outer Space Smell Like?

We’ve all gazed up at the night sky, observing the movement of the constellations and wishing on fleeting glimpses of falling stars, while simultaneously feeling both small and humbled by the vastness of space and grateful for our mere existence in the universe, to experience such things at all. But…have you ever contemplated how it […]

At Home with the Hogan McLaughlin Spring 2021 Collection

Being a fair bit consumed of late, I’ll confess that I have been, regrettably, inattentive to all of the wonderful things that are generally of great interest to me in terms of art, fashion, etc. And this negligence is why I am just now seeing Hogan McLaughlin’s Spring 2021 collection and the marvelously innovative approach […]

Reliving My Youth

Albums that I remember copying onto cassette tape are now considered classic rock, so, yes, obviously, movies I saw (multiple times) in the theater when high school are definitely due in for reboots. My streaming history recently has Jawbreaker, She Devil, and Mermaids, yes, I will absolutely be watching this on demand. Can we also […]

Post Mortem: Taurus Through Libra

Time doesn’t seem to be working within its regular boundaries in 2020, so ICYMI, here are Haute Macabre’s offerings from Taurus through Libra seasons. The Mutter Museum Virtual Tour Sarah’s Needful Things: Quarantine Edition Weekly Eyeball Fodder Stacked April 2020 We Are The (Funko POP!) Weirdos, Mister Fire (POZAR): New From David Lynch Surrealist Décor […]

October Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

October Tarotscopes  This month is a major one: chances are, you can already feel it. October will be quite charged and will be potentially draining, so take every measure to protect your energy. It holds two Full Moons: one of them is a rare Blue Moon on Halloween, which happens only every 18-19 years! The […]

The Art Of The Occult Glimpses & Giveaway!

This week I received my author copies of The Art of the Occult, and it was such a surreal, dreamy experience that I had to make a little film of it to share! For those who have pre-ordered their copies and are patiently awaiting the book’s arrival next month (pub. date October 13, 2020), I […]

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 […]