Night Time Routines & Rituals For Sleep Seekers And Dream Gazers

If I were to wait for someone to ask, “oh, Sarah, won’t you divulge your bedtime routine and rituals to us?” Well, I imagine I would be waiting a very long time indeed because unfortunately, no one ever asks me those kinds of questions. But I do enjoy talking about all things bed and sleep and dream-related, so […]


Narre Tod, Mein Spielgesell Fool Death, My Playmate Franz Fiedler, 1922

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 […]

Winged Ghosts of Lake Natron

I’m endlessly fascinated by naturally occurring places that are completely inhospitable to all or most forms of life. It’s one thing when humanity so thoroughly destroys an ecosystem that everything there dies – such things, at this point, still upset but no longer surprise me. But when it’s all up to nature herself, that’s…not a […]

Etsy : Katherina Andreeva

Katherina Andreeva is a French alternative fashion designer. Her line is inspired by “Victorian postmortem photography and fairy tales with a fetish twist”, which just might be my favorite description of anything, ever.   The shop is full of the only kind of pink I think I could ever wear, frills and fruffy with a […]

Polyvore Weekly Contest Winner

a casual kind of chic – by dancewiththesky on Congratulations to Dancewiththesky! They will be entered in our monthly Polyvore Contest!  Prizes include two bottles of Man Glaze nail polish and a $50 gift certificate to Brimstone Organics!  Enter to win on Polyvore!

Etsy: Waywardshifty’s

So, as I was researching this, I noticed this awesome shrug from Waywardshifty’s. In fact, my exact though was “that’s a very Sam shrug”, so imagine my surprise when I clicked on it to see “this item reserved for“. Great minds, Samantha. Great minds.

Heart Macabre

  Seeing as how it’s Valentine’s Day, it feels obligatory to post hearts and frills.   Thankfully, I actually like the pieces I found for this post, instead of the usual cheap red lingerie that infects and infests everything this time of year.  We covered a few bits and pieces in a preemptive move a […]

Etsy : Diva Divine 777

Australian based DivaDivine777 is a corsetier using steel boning and genuine Victorian and Edwardian patterns.  Don’t forget to watch the instructional video we posted not too long ago after you buy one!

Etsy: JaeyoonJeong

JaeyoonJeong‘s men’s coats make me crave London or Seattle, cool fog and misting rain and a good excuse for a proper coat even now that it’s spring.

Etsy : Twylyte

Yes, please, I would like this hanging off my shoulder.  Twylyte on Etsy has created handbags out of recycled and reclaimed materials with a fetish feel, and are vegan friendly.

Here, Kitty, Kitty

I know it’s Etsy week, and we already mentioned this once, but I really HAD to post this. I’m a little worried about the giant pile of asbestos in the beginning, but it’s really worth waiting till the end, when the latex bondage cats happen.

Etsy : JAlvo

Jackie Alvo is the force behind JAlvo’s shop on Etsy.  A graduate of F.I.T. in New York, the now Brooklyn based designer puts together pieces that somewhat remind me of the slouchy feel of a lot of Rick Owens’ items, which immediately means that her shop is full of win.   Each item in my […]

Etsy: Attila Design

Attila Design’s Etsy shop feels like one of those jumbled antique stores you find along Route 66, only from some dream you had after too much shopping and possibly too much sake.  Amongst the beds with carved trees for posts, the weddingcake fiberglass cow skulls, and the inexplicable teddy bears, there are clothes. Clothes from a […]

Etsy : Larimeloom

Larimeloom is a design team based out of northern Italy.  Their shop profile page explains that each item is 100% handmade, and not even drawn out beforehand.   I just lay the cloth out and grab my scissors and cut, fingers crossed for decent results! Pictured to the left is the Black Satin Dress (paired […]

Etsy : Lola Show Girl

Lola Show Girl handmade couture wraps can be custom made in any color or fabric.  There is a disclaimer stating that she recently had a baby (gah), so shipping may be a bit delayed.  Regardless of that, I am simply in heart with everything listed on her page, especially her prices – everything is under […]

Etsy : Decadent Designz

Decadent Designs is another Haute Macabre favorite, a Toronto based company specializing in alternative clothing for women.  Designer Olga’s biography quotes, “Olga had discovered her passion for clothing design at a young age, when she was a  small child, she used to dig holes in the ground in the hopes of finding a treasure chest […]

Etsy: Louise Black

Continuing our Etsy week is Louise Black.  “Dollflesh”, her corset line,  took off a couple years ago and probably look familiar. X-ray and Jolly Roger corsets, however, are only a part of her stock.  She also makes vintage inspired dresses, necklaces, and accessories. Here are some of Louise’s other items:

Etsy: Cicatrix Design

This week at Haute Macabre we are focusing on some of our favorite Etsy sellers. I would like to start with Cicatrix Design.  Cicatrix has a limited selection available in her Etsy shop- but don’t be fooled. I might not have noticed her work, either, if it wasn’t for word of mouth. However, a couple […]

Ziad Ghanem

High Street favorite Ziad Ghanem designs ready-to-wear for both men and women as Ziad Ghanem couture, along with his work with collaborative label  Maiden Britain.  The current collection includes DIY inspired flowing dresses cobbled together from old rock T’s, skeleton-print ball gowns, and architectural corsets that leave the wearer resembling something Jurassic. Available in shops […]

Mystery Designer

Stylecunt recently posted these images by photographer Sara Silver, and sadly, none of us can find the designer.  Anyone out there in the ether able to help us out?   Until then, Knock it Off :  Mini Pleated Skirt, Sequin Halter Top, Wide Elastic Belt, Over the Elbow Gloves

The Haute List : $10 or Less

The Haute List  $10 and Under Rose Antique Ring  †  Lace Bow Stockings   †   Lace Up Sandal  Satin Gel Eye Liner   †   Ankle Heel Pump   †   Tiered Woven Skirt Pointy Toe Knee High Heel Boots   †   Adison Sheer Dotted Top   †   Tuxedo Knee-Hi’s

Polyvore Contest Weekly Winner

“Be with me here in my dark place, let yours be mine. Cut me and I do not bleed” – by ? on Congratulations to ?! They will be entered in our monthly Polyvore Contest!  Prizes include two bottles of Man Glaze nail polish and a $50 gift certificate to Brimstone Organics!  Enter to […]

The Great Britain Waves

Edita Vilkeviciute “The Great Britain Waves” Photographer: Josh Olins Vogue China November 2008

Tie Breaker

 Cyberoptic Tielab proves that with a bit of creativity and design sense, even the most overdone item of clothing in the Western world can take on new life.  Rethinking men’s ties in modern designs and including unusual themes and materials, they carry designs like gas masks and  meat grinders, ties adorned with found objects like […]

Alexander McQueen

Guys, I don’t want to hear you complaining about never finding anything cool to wear or that girls get all the good designers.  This runway season has been pure fashion porn for you gents, and Alexander McQueen just made me consider going the Boys Don’t Cry route.  The Fall 09 collection he unveiled is full […]


Vincent was Tim Burton’s very first animation, made in 1982.  I am under the assumption that we’ve all seen this, as it has been a special feature on the Nightmare Before Christmas DVD that comes magically arrives in the collection of every human on earth that dyes their hair black.  I still enjoy watching it, […]

Speak Up! : Jonny Cota of Skingraft Designs

First things first, tell us about yourself & your product! I am Jonny Cota of Skingraft Designs.  I am one of the three designers behind Skingraft. Together, we design our line as a fusion between the ancient and the present, and often times the future.   Just a few years ago we were all vaudeville circus […]

La Fee Verte Remixed

Absinthe. Back when it was illegal, it was pretty much the coolest drink going. But now it’s just one more offering at the bar, and most people agree- prepared in the traditional manner, it looks Really Cool. Unfortunately, it also tastes a bit like Pine Sol. Back before the ban, however, absinthe was more than […]

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 […]

Going Dutch

Ever think to yourself that you’ve got too many clothes with too many buckles and laces? Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has you beat. The photos below are from two of her current lines: “Mummification” and “Chemical Crows”.

Parlor of Incognita

Madame Khufu is the maker of leather masks, both custom and ready to ship.  Each mask is hand made, and ranges in price from $40 to $200.  Visit their online shop (not entirely SFW) or their Etsy shop for more custom masks.