Macabre Muse: Debbie Deitering

If you perused our weekly eyeball fodder earlier this week, you may have caught glimpse of the image above, a mysterious photo that has haunted me for years and for which I was requesting assistance in discovering its origins. I was certain that an Haute Macabre reader had seen this over the years and knew […]

Macabre Muse: Alexandra Jacob

Inspiration of the day: Alexandra Jacob (@alexandrajacob on IG). The fluidity of her angles are like doors swinging open and shut on their hinge, gateways through realms, invoking an emotional self eroticism. Photos via Alexandra’s Instagram page.

A Sentiment of Spirits: Conversations with Handsome Devils Puppets

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Maika: Speaking from a writer’s perspective, interviews are funny things. Although this introduction is what you’re reading first, it was the very last thing written. It was also, somehow, the hardest part for me to write. Sarah and I had a wonderful time composing questions for Han. The hard work, as far as I’m concerned, […]

10 Years of Haute Macabre: Magic For The Modern Mystic: Interview With The Hoodwitch’s Bri Luna

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An online community and website, The Hoodwitch is devoted to sharing metaphysics, folk medicine, and wellness in a modern and accessible way. “Magic is creating change by connecting with the energies of nature, at will,” says founder Bri Luna, who works to honor the inner knowledge we so often forget or learn to ignore. It’s a […]

10 Years of Haute Macabre: Realms Forged Within A Vast Imagination: Adrienne Rozzi Of Poison Apple Print Shop

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I met Adrienne Rozzi,  proprietress of Poison Apple Printshop,  this past Autumn at the bloodmilk Night Market event in Salem. It was one of those moments when, a bit alarmed, you suddenly spy relatively close by someone you’ve admired from afar for ever so long, and to whom you desperately want to say hello. You […]

10 Years of Haute Macabre: Le Rêveur Parle: An Interview with Erin Morgenstern by J.L. Schnabel

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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 […]

From the Haute Macabre Archives: From Here to Eternity with Caitlin Doughty

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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 […]

I Am My Own Muse: Frida Kahlo by Julien Levy

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In the last few years, I’ve developed a deep adoration and fascination with Frida Kahlo. I’m very late to the party, but honestly, for most of my life I knew nothing of her other than being a pop culture icon, a face plastered on miscellaneous trinkets and tote bags. About two years ago, I finally […]

Macabre Muse: Regina Marie Cohn

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Regina Marie Cohn is the modern day personification of the Glamour Ghoul : with an extensive background in fashion, she runs immensely successful Oddities Flea Market, curates events at Brooklyn’s House of Wax Bar, and manages her husband, Ryan Matthew Cohn. The husband and wife team make their living collecting, restoring, and reselling the most […]

Macabre Muse: Arran Shurvinton

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The first time I encountered the wondrous creature that is Arran Shurvinton I was transfixed, but I had no idea who they were. Like many people, I’d simply found a viral video of someone wearing fantastic Nosferatu makeup and prosthetics, dressed in a shiny gold halter top and frilly ivory bloomers, dancing in a vintage […]

Artist Spotlight: MUA Kirra Cruz On Style, Veganism, And The Most Important Love

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Kirra Cruz is a makeup artist based in the Pacific Northwest — her Instagram is full of stunning looks and moody greenery, with cameos by locals like photographer Olivia Lazer and model Jessie, whose collaboration is shown above. It’s also a space where she, a longtime vegan, showcases leather alternatives by Haute Macabre friends Deandri […]

Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

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photo by Muted Fawn Hailed as Austin’s best drag performer by the Austin Chronicles in 2016, Louisanna Purchase is stepping over Sharon Needles’ grave as Kween of Horror Drag (no shade, Sharon, but you’re a little less spooky and a little more sultry now than you were on Drag Race). Louisanna’s Clark Kent is Chad […]