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 […]

Haute Haunts: Cassadaga, Florida

Remember “going places”? Ah, those were the days, weren’t they? In the spirit of once again leaving the neighborhood and going on adventures and explorations when the world is once more safe and healthy (or as safe and healthy as it can get, I guess), and also in the spirit, of well…spirits…I thought I might […]

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 […]

August Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

This is a FULL full moon. Themes have to do with shedding, moving beyond, moving on, and liberation We collectively continue the process of uncovering all of our various identities. In fact, themes of this month’s Moon will continue through all of August, so pay attention to any and all circumstances that show up for […]

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 […]

I’ll Be Right Beside You

• I’ll be right beside you, • FUNDRAISER • Together, artists Jamie Draven and Niki Rain, and Haute Macabre have put together a fundraiser giveaway package that 100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting two local New Orleans organizations, House of Tulip and The Eden House. House of Tulip is a nonprofit collective creating housing […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@azumamakoto // Azuma Makoto “Oluwakemi 1863” by @bbychakra92 @rebeccachaperon // Rebecca Chaperon “Blue Resplendence” by @carolinejamhour // Caroline Jamhour “Mujer acostada” by @poni // Hilda Palafox @jhenry.work // J. Henry @dcpender // Dani Pendergast “The Night Watchman” by @sonyapalencia // Sonya Palencia “Cruox” by @studio.sheridansart // Laura Sheridan “The Flowers Of Evil” by @yoann.lossel // […]

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 […]

Orb Weavers: Spiderweb Obsidian

Spiderweb Obsidian is an inky blue shadow balancer, covered in ectoplasmic webbing. Providing strength in times of need, it neutralizes extreme emotions, especially negative ones that can emerge in the darkness. Acting as a road opener, releasing personal blocks that you have built to hold yourself back.  As with all obsidian, these are psychic weapons, […]

June 2020 Lunar Eclipse Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

June 2020 Lunar Eclipse 2020 Eclipse season begins with a partial Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5th. Eclipses are timeline portals. Lunar Eclipses bring up the past so that we can attend to it differently in the present moment. In doing so, patterns change. Right now, this is especially true collectively. All of us […]

Surrealist Décor And Tiny Secret Drawers: Dali Burning Giraffe Woman Sculpture

“Man is full of secret drawers, only to be opened by psychoanalysis.” I’m rather tongue-tied and overcome in gazing the delicate marvel of this small but wonderfully expressive statue from the Parastone Museum 3D Collection, inspired by Salvadore Dali’s 1937 painting, The Burning Giraffe. The sculpture’s tiny drawers aren’t functional of, course, but I’m envisioning […]