Nick Cave’s Skeleton Tree / One More Time With Feeling

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We usually think of exploration as positive: adventurers, dreamers, alchemists searching for immortality, identity, and meaning. Nick Cave’s 16th studio album Skeleton Tree and its accompanying documentary One More Time With Feeling are not this kind of exploration. Released back-to-back in early September, they are instead a heart-rending look at the aftermath of a great trauma. “What […]

Tank Woman

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While we don’t too often report the news here at Haute Macabre, sometimes we just have to. Especially when the news involves Vivienne Westwood driving a frikkin’ tank. In a recent anti-fracking protest, the First Lady of Alternative Fashion DROVE A FRIKKIN TANK  to UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s house, and looked amazing doing it […]

Nobody Expects the Etsy Inquisition

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In a rather surprising move for an online community that prides itself on being offbeat, wacky, and underground, Etsy has banned the sale of spells and other ‘metaphysical items’. Previously, selling spells was fine as long a) the seller warned you that they might not work, and b) some tangible item was provided. Under the […]

April Fools Winner: Power Wheels Desert Drifters

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    The best thing to come out of the wash of April Fool’s posts on the Web this year? Think Geek’s Mad Max Fury Road Power Wheels collection.  I wonder how many people it would take clicking ‘BUY’ for these to actually be produced….      

We Have Always Been

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So, Health Goth is a Thing Now

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  I just thought you guys should know. You know, kinda in the way you feel like your buddy should hear it from you when her ex does something really egregious at the bar while drinking too many Coco NoNos, instead of stumbling into that mess on Facebook the next day.  It’s a thing.  It’s […]

Welcome to Night Vale.

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I have recently become addicted to the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, which is somewhat like what community radio would be if Twin Peaks had a local station, or maybe if your local news cast was based on lost scripts from The X-Files. It’s available free at Podbay. You should probably also follow then on Twitter, […]

Rescue Ink

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  Sometimes, you just gotta post awesome. And these pictures from the guys at Resue Ink are making my day. For those of you that don’t know, Rescue Ink is a New-York based group of bikers and other self-proclaimed “street guys” who step up and do the dirty work when it comes to animal welfare (and have […]

Haute Macabre Approved: Lily Gatins

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Stylist Lily Gatins of le Report is one of those people who crops up in street style pictures, magazines, and blogs now and then, and always impresses me with the consistency and quality of her personal style. Beyond that, I don’t know too much about her, but I’ll add her to the ranks of the […]

Zombies, Run!

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When it comes to workouts, I’m a yoga fiend and a Pilates junky. But I’ve always said that the only way you’ll see me running is if zombies are chasing me. Turns out, there’s an App for that.     Zombies, Run! is an interactive iPhone game (out on Android shortly) that lets you play out […]

Recommended Reading: The Night Circus

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Samantha has been going on about Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus for months, so I finally got around to reading it. It is fantastic. There will be obvious comparisons to Geek Love, to Tim Burton’s work back before he sucked, and to Neil Gaiman, but the book manages to take in all of those influence without becoming […]

Gloth?

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I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried. Thanks, Urban Dictionary. The real question is, which definition should Haute Macabre sponsor? {ad#post ad image]

Great Shot. Terrible Name.

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Really, Givenchy? Because we all want to smell like the brutally murdered? Even for a site that calls itself Haute Macabre, that’s just creepy. [ad name=”post ad image”]

Outfeet

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may know that I am fascinated by prosthetic legs. From old antique ones to Alexander McQueen’s hand-carved wooden boots, there is something about prostheses that screams to me of a post-biological future. From the first time I saw the Flex-Foot Cheetah and realized that prostheses […]

Cabinet of Carnal Curiosities

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Errr…  does the phrase “Butt Rogers” mean anything to you? I don’t often cover super-duper steampunk stuff, but this time around I just had to share. Lady Clankington’s  Cabinet of Carnal Curiosities produces “Infernal Devices” you could get away with wearing to your next Steam Punk Tea Party. Assuming you washed them first.  Via Unplggd.

Haute Macabre Approved: Agyness Deyn

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Even though I put in several hours a week scouring magazines and fashion blogs, I really don’t care about models. I can’t even tell them apart. For the most part, other than a few truly legendary ladies that any old Joe off the street could identify from a mile away, I don’t even know their […]

Good News, Hot Chick

As of yesterday, two days of meetings of the International Whaling Commission failed to lift the ban on commercial whaling. While some states continue to slaughter whales and dolphins outside the ban (notably Japan, Iceland, and Norway), this is still great news. And if you haven;t seen the video yet, Alice Delial does a fine […]

Black and Bandage

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Numero # 112 I’m starting to track a nice color trend here and there that I can only call “Black and Bandage”, because I’m not quite sure what to call the medical-tape color involved.  You’ll see it in several editorials we’ve posted recently, like Olga and Fower. It’s not exactly camel, and it’s certainly not […]

Edwardian recap: Hip*Stirr

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Hip*Stirr belts and bags

Caught in the Crossfire

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Illionaire Crossfire Swimsuit,  $99.95 Is it too early to be thinking about bathing suits? These two from Pitbull Mansion are full of genius details, although the one below does not come with the feather epaulet. Trust me, I checked. Mostly because I was trying to imagine what it would look like wet. This is Genevieve […]

Edwardian Ball Recap Begins

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So, I was entirely too busy at the Edwardian Ball to take proper photos, not to mention that my photographic skills are questionable at best. Thankfully, Neil Girling from The Blight (above, with Coilhouse‘s Nadya Lev) was everywhere, camera in hand. Check out his blog for lots and lots of photos from the event. A […]

Grayer Days

Working a bit of gray into your otherwise black wardrobe can give you lots more layering options- after all, it can be hard to tell how awesome your layers are if they are all blending into each other. Try deep charcoals and soft heather grays mixed into your basic blacks- I tend to pick very […]

Miss Sixty Winter 2010

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I tend to pretty much ignore anything produced by Miss Sixty, but when Frankie Sanford made the headlines a few days ago in these awesome shorts, I figured maybe I should take another look. I mean, I don’t even wear shorts (all shorts of any length look perverse on me. It’s the ass),  but I […]

Ad-Ora-ble!

Recycled leather backpacks from Vancouver-based designer Ora.

Looking Sharp

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This Gwar-worthy corset is from from New York’s The Blonds (you may remember them for the syringe corset they designed for the SAW blood drive). The photo is from this month’s i-D magazine.

Etsy Holiday Gift Guide

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Hand Felted Brain in a Jar, $29.00 Since tomorrow is Cyber Monday  (hoping to become the biggest ONLINE shopping day of the year), it seems like a good time to rev up our Etsy engines and suggest that when possible you  spend your hard earned dollars encouraging the creativity and hard work of your local […]

Covet Garden: Angela Dress

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Another winner from the geniuses at Bordelle. Angela dress, £500.00. Hat tip: Style Bubble

Induced Epidemics Afterparty

With a week to go until the opening of our Induced Epidemics Gallery Show at the Museum of Death in Los Angeles, I am pleased to announce that LA’s premier goth club, Bar Sinister, will hosting the afterparty. There will be half off admission to the club the night of the show – but only […]

Knitting in Biology

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This is just one of those things that might not me fashion, but I had to share. “Knitting in Biology”, from CraftyHedgehog on Etsy.