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 […]

2019 Weenies From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Weenie time, weenie time! It’s Weenie time at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! I think I can skip the preamble this year and get right into it. I mean, I could very well wax poetic about my love of autumn leaves and long, dark nights and bloody harvest moons and spooky Halloween feels, but I’m pretty […]

NARRE TOD, MEIN SPIELGESELL

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 […]

Gentlemen’s Emporium

Gentlemen’s Emporium is the best site I have ever found for authentic, old-fashion men’s wear, specializing in Victorian costume.  They provide assembled outfits, with accessories included for one-click purchase, or you can select pieces individually.  The site also has a fantastic women’s section, which I am sure that Haute Macabre will profile soon enough. Pictured […]

Louise Black

Louise Black was at the top of everyone’s list when Haute Macabre asked for your favorite Etsy sellers, and it is easy to see why.  Each item in her shop is unlike anything I have seen before, and hand stitched and fit to the individual.   Pictured above is  Victorian Steampunk Anatomical Medical Skeleton Cameo […]

Haute Macabre Polyvore Contest!

Haute Macabre wants to see your Polyvore sets! Every week, starting next Monday, December 29, we will be posting our favorite Polyvore sets from our readers. Every month, we will pick our very favorite outfit set and give the creator a prize!   You may be wondering, what the f@#k is Polyvore? Well…it’s sort of […]

Black Tie Affair

Maison Martin Margiella’s couture dress made entirely of recycled men’s bow ties:

Hobo Chic

Fingerless glove are everywhere on runways this season. A versatile accessory that can extend the wearablity of your summer clothes and accessorize nearly anything, they can also be a fashion trap. Ready to move beyond cutting off the ends of your old stripey socks, but don’t want to end up looking like Madonna in the […]

Metal Macabre

Why, hello there, affordable and strange looking shoes!  Let’s be friends, shall we?   You and my little feet shall be dear companions.   These 6.5″ Round Metal Heels are an unbelievable $149.99 at Snaz75.  Be warned, browsing through that site feels a bit like walking down Hollywood Blvd., but not in the fun, dirty […]

Domestigoth

Necromance has added two aprons to their inventory.  Priced at only $16 each, they are the perfect for any domestigoth. Unfortunately, Necromance’s site is a bit difficult to navigate, but you can find the aprons by going into their Accessories section, and scrolling down about halfway.  

The Haute List : $15 Or Less

$15 and under Clockwise from Left   Sheer Mesh Gloves with Rhinestone Trim  †  Fetish High Heel Pumps †  Johnny Martin Stretch Sateen Woven Dress  †  Urban Decay Smokeout Powder Eye Pencil  †  Fab Knit Pencil Skirt   †  Black Lace Ruffle Rumba Hot Pants by Honeydew † Black Rose Ring  †  T-Bar Bow Detail Demi […]

Modern Alchemists & Purveyors of Curious Goods

The last few days, Haute Macabre has been showcasing the creative mind of Douglas Little, first in the House & Garden magazine spread, and later, the Bergdorf Goodman window display inspired by the magazine.  Little crafts items to indulge the senses, including fragrances, soaps, decor, and delicacies.   Mr. Douglas Little is a sybarite of […]

L’Wren Scott for CoutureLab

Former model and stylist turned designer, L’Wren Scott has designed a line exclusive to CoutureLab, that is the very essence of Haute Macabre.  Pictured to the left is the Victorian inspired Lace Tail Coat, of which the tiny photo of here does no justice. Each design in the collect is simple and tailored, streamlined into pure […]

Peeping in Windows

Bergdorf Goodman modeled a window display based on the House & Garden spread that Haute Macabre recently posted.  Once again, produced and conceived by Douglas Little, with photography by Ricky Zehavi.  

Tie You Down

Cyberoptix TieLab are not your daddy’s ties.  That is, unless, your daddy is way cooler than most are.  Their silk screened designs come out of a furniture warehouse in Detroit, an industrial muse for the good makers.  By night, Cyberoptix is disguised as an electronic music feature called Toybreaker / Deathlab, and has the Guggenheim […]

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

In the City of Gothia, the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator flees his home to embark on an adventure involving the reanimation of the dead, anti-technology movements, and gothic horror.    Inspired by the works of Jules Verne and Edgar Alan Poe, Anthony Lucas developed a stylistic silhouette animation, and has been nominated for […]

Loved to Death

Loved to Death makes taxidermy jewelry and accessories.  They began with creating “Anthropomorphic Taxidermy dioramas” and have expanded into a full line of intricate designs.    “We have always been animal lovers and feel that the life of an animal doesn’t necessarily end at their death.” Pictured above is the Gothic Victorian Mourning Taxidermy Squirrel Heart Necklace, […]

Dear D&G

  Dear Dolce & Gabbana, The next time you create something as beautiful as this Metal Corset Belt, why don’t you just send it over to Haute Macabre?  I promise that we will wear it better than J-Lo  ever could.  I understand that perhaps she get a bit more exposure than we do, but just […]

I Lived to See the Day

I honestly never thought I would say this, but Urban Outfitters‘ winter releases are full of win.  Usually, when I walk into one of their stores, I am immediately overwhelmed by the disarray, the terrible music played at a million decibels, and the teeny boppers trying to find the latest hobo hipster knockoffs.  By the […]

Go-F@#%!-Yourself Pumps

If it seems like I just can’t get enough of Christian Louboutin lately, you’re probably just paying attention. These little beauties were produced for Rodarte’s runway show, and are currently listed on the Louboutin website as “price on request”, which probably means I don’t even want to know. The search for knockoffs begins…

More Than a Mouthful

The hideously talented and gifted designer Courtney Riot (whom is responsible for the fancy new header up on top of this page) has the digital illustration print available for sale, pictured above.  Prints are 11×17, and can be purchased by emailing the artist directly at courtney@riot-media.com

Gothic Splendor

Designer Douglas Little conjures a fractured fairy tale about the new mood of dark beauty and opulence in home decor.  Isn’t it Necromantic?   From the November 2006 issue of House & Garden Magazine.   All images conceived and produced by Douglas Little.   Photographed by Francois Dischinger.

Antiseptic Fashion

  Antiseptic Fashion is the work of Billy Vahan and Stella Maris.  It is setting the standard for angular post-apocalyptic fashion, creating deconstructed and stitched corsets, collars,  gauntlets, and other leather work for both the ladies and the gentlemen.  For orders, please use their Contact page for quotes on existing pieces or custom.  Be warned, […]

Let There Be Light

The Zenith Chandelier is the perfect addition to any home.  Well, perhaps not any home, but I assume anyone’s home that is reading Haute Macabre.  Unfortunately though, it is priced at an astronomical $82,800.  Unless it is made of magic, grants you wishes on demand, and when its light fills your room angels start singing […]

Michel Berandi

Michel Berandi‘s Fall/Winter 2008 collection showcased some great men’s looks. Skinny black jeans, deconstructed sweaters, cute jackets, and the awesome chicken-foot necklace (seen here paired with an oversize faux fur jacket ), all get my thumbs-up. Wearing a toupee on your face, however, remains a poor choice.

Cherry Bomb: Yohji Yamamoto

What Makes Yohji Yamamoto Rock? Japanese designers are becoming more popular with the rock and roll set and Yohji Yamamoto is at the top of the list.  Gwen Stefani name-checked him in her ode to Japanese style in “Harajuku Girls”.  Evanescence’s Amy Lee is a fan. And, so is Alanis Morissette. British rockers Placebo have […]

Medic Esthetic

  Gwendolyn Huskens is a design student (yes, that’s right – student) at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.  At the academy’s recent graduation show, she unveiled a collection of shoes she called “Medic Esthetic”.  The collection consisted of cream and skin colored footwear, and was constructed by medical supplies such as plaster bandages, steel, and […]

It’s Getting Haute in Here

Actually, no, it is not.  It is currently 47 degrees Fahrenheit in the City of Angeles, and surely temperatures are much lower everywhere else.  Personally, I love coats and jackets, but where to find one that does not make you look four feet wider than you actually are, or about to embark on an Antarctic expedition?  We want […]

Adorable Giveaway Alert: Topshop

This just in: Starting today and while supplies last, Topshop will be giving away this exclusive keychain from up and coming British designer Christopher Kane with orders over £60. Best way to spend your money? Anything from the Pagan line, or perhaps a pair of the Gothic Lace Leggings.

Inquiring Minds

We here at Haute Macabre are curious – who are your favorite Etsy sellers, and why?   Haute Macabre admires the small business, hand crafted, DIY minds that fuel the creativity behind Etsy shops.  We would love to hear your feedback and recommendations for Etsy sellers and shops.

Evoluzione

Editorial:  Evoluzione della Specie Magazine:  Elle Italia Issue : November 2008 Model: Kemp Muhl Photographer: Ruven Afanador