The Haute List

Aaliyah Booties, $210  +  Hop Wedge, $450 $167  +  Yex Wedge, $229.95 Bubble Pack, $65 $49.99  +  Pascal Boot, $150  +  Lace Romper, $493 $172 Velvet Kimono Jacket, $378  +  Burnout Top, $98 $58.80  +   Vegan Leather Moto Pants, $106  

Silent Order

I stumbled across German photographer Silent View on Deviant Art, and was just blown away by some of the images. It also seems that these guys have a book out. “Zeit.Sturm“, with 160 pages of their photography covering not only fashion, but bands like Project Pitchfork and Kirlian Camera, looks like a nice chunk of […]

Get F.I.T.

A while back we mentioned the Goth fashion retrospective at New York’s Museum of Fashion Technology. I recently found a short video showing some of the displays, and thought I would share: Update: Thanks to Reinne, I’m adding these links about the exhibition, as well: online exhibit,  more videos,  and a VERY pretty book of […]

Nothing Sacred

All season, I’ve been on a quest for find the perfect hoodie cloak, and am loving what I found from indie designers Obesity & Speed.  I was flooded with a myriad of emotions when I came across their website, loving the gauzy shredded look.  They definitely get points for their shredded tunics and cloak hoodies, […]

Polyvore Monthly Winner!

I want to wear black, forever. – by The Animal Orchestra on Congratulations to The Animal Orchestra for winning this month’s prize pack! The prize pack includes two bottles of Man Glaze nail polish, a $50 gift certificate to Brimstone Organics, and this purse from Amelia Arsenic! Just to let everyone know, we’re taking a […]

Weekly Polyvore Winner!

Ghosts – by BeyondTheWallOfSleep on Congratulations to BeyondTheWallOfSleep! She will be entered in our monthly Polyvore Contest ! Prizes include two bottles of Man Glaze nail polish, $50 gift certificate to Brimstone Organics, and a surprise gift from Amelia Arsenic!  This month’s winner will be announced Monday, April 30!

Time Travel

I’ve decided that we are traveling back in time to Alexander McQueen’s Fall / Winter ’02 ad campaign, and pretending then is now.  Much better than the Target ads, isn’t it?

Nordic Invasion

Richard Söderberg is a relatively new, talented young designer from Sweden. He originally launched his label under the name “Macabre” in 2007 but changed it to “Obscur” shortly after. He has been compared to Rick Owens, but his style is more likely to be influenced by his homeland. Scandinavian design is very austere and somber… […]

Horror or Hippy?

I am pleased with Raquel Allegra’s Spring ’09 collection.  To me, it looks like it says, “Yeah, I’m wearing black, and yeah, I’m on a yacht.  Eff off.” The only thing I cannot put my finger on is whether or not the bottom right image is a spine or tie dye.  I’m pretty sure that […]

Clothing Crisis

It’s been slow postings here on Haute Macabre lately, as you’ve probably noticed. My partner in crime, Nixon, has abandoned me and has departed to the internetless Land of Recently Moved. I’ve been sending search parties and smoke signals, but the Void of Offline is a vast one. Miss Ebb was in the land of […]

All Hail All Saints

Rarely do I find an online shop that just makes me knees week.  We’ve posted about them before, but Holy Mother of God, do I ever love All Saints.  I have to refrain from browsing their site too often, but this morning the Mister came in to my office proclaiming that they had new wares […]

Peacock & Strutt

My newest object of affection is Peacock & Strutt.  I have full intention of pulling a Madonna and wearing my knickers on the outside once I start placing orders from them.  I am especially smitten with the Fresh Foundations by Made by Niki and Bordelle lines, but I really do think first on my wishlist […]

The Haute List : $10 and Under

The Haute List $10 and Under Black Leather Peep Toe Platform Pump Wedge Heel † Razor Blade Pendant † Ruched Flower Broach Tank Short-Sleeve Ruffle Dress †  Mod Metal Ring † Buckle Sandal Fancy Floral Heart Compact † Sheer Pinstriped Thigh Highs with Bows † Lace Trim Cami


Persian Cat – by violatekate on Congratulations to violatekate! They will be entered in our monthly Polyvore Contest ! Prizes include two bottles of Man Glaze nail polish, $50 gift certificate to Brimstone Organics, and a surprise gift from Amelia Arsenic!  Enter to win on Polyvore!

Speak Up! : Doctor Steel

First things first, tell us about yourself & what you do! My name is Dr. Phineas Waldolf Steel and I’m insane. Since I’m completely out of my mind, I have rejected the ordinary rules of society in an effort to continually live in my own little world; a place where creativity and fun is the […]

Bubble Wrap

Growing up in the land of cold and white boys that think they are gang bangers, I swore off bubble coats at an early age.  The only time I have ever worn one of those North Face coats was once in 10th grade, when a friend & I both borrowed them from other girls in […]

h.NAOTO Runway Enchantment

Tokyo’s h.NAOTO is post Punk…post Goth…post Lolita… His otherworldly designs are like a folkloric-punk-victorian-tribal-gothic-fantasy mash-up that will leave you spellbound! Here are some tastings from his Spring/Summer 2009 collection! Make sure to check out h.NAOTO’s enchantment and doom live on the runway. ’09 Spring / Summer By Guest Blogger Lady Lavone of Cabinet of Curiosities

Polyvore Weekly Contest Winner!

green fairy – by causeeffect on Congratulations to causeeffect! They will be entered in our monthly Polyvore Contest – winner to be announced TOMORROW!  Prizes include two bottles of Man Glaze nail polish and a $50 gift certificate to Brimstone Organics!  Enter to win on Polyvore!

Torture Porn

(click on image to view larger) Giles Deacon created this killer (har har) dress for his London runway show.  Inspired by the Tower of London torture devices, the bodice is is made partially of knives.  The majority of the show was as great as the Keep the Eff Away From Me gown, although a bit […]

Etsy : Morph Clothing

Toronto based MorphClothing started in 2005, and has since stayed on top of the cyber esthetic.  Currently, there are only three items listed on their Etsy page (and no feedback), but the new online shop has more to offer.   On closer inspection, a lot of the designs on the site are triggering memories of […]

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 […]

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 : 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.

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 : 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]