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Flowers in the Desert fashion editorial featuring La Carmina

A vivid fashion editorial featuring La Carmina photographed by Joey Wong in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

The Oak Tweed Hooded Scarf by Celtic Fusion Design is our Must featured item for Winter

Auxiliary Online Content from the Must feature in the Winter 2019 Issue. Here is an expanded look at the keeping warm for winter item from our featured designer Celtic Fusion Design.

Auxiliary Dark Magician Style goth look inspired by The Magicians

Dark Magician Style feature is a little whimsy mixed with academic properness

Auxiliary Online Content from the Style feature in the Winter 2019 Issue. A closer and more detailed look at our “Dark Magician style” very much inspired by the TV show The Magicians.

Glow fashion editorial featuring TOTEM Boutique

Auxiliary Online Content from the Must feature in the Summer 2019 Issue. Glow fashion editorial featuring women’s raver and burner fashions by TOTEM Boutique photographed by Lush Light Photography.

Aurat Redefines Representation in Alternative Music

Taking cues from the sounds of darkwave, postpunk, new wave, and Bollywood, Aurat are based in southern California with the goal of bringing, “something different to the current scene.” As seen and interviewed in our Summer 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup feature, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

DJs The Wasteland (left) and Mistress McCutchan (right)

It’s Midnight Somewhere Podcast Builds Musical Community in North America

Two former Brooklyn DJs, Mistress McCutchan and The Wasteland, one an experienced podcaster and the other a newbie, have teamed up to bring us the It’s Midnight Somewhere Podcast with the goal of developing a sense of community between North American alternative music scenes.

The Black Halos release charity single remembering Chi Pig

On July 16, 2020, Ken Chinn aka Chi Pig passed away. The punk rock community has shown an outpouring of grief for the influential SNFU frontman. Now The Black Halos have announced the release of a charity single celebrating his life and raising money for the Chi Pig mural fund.

Rotten UK’s Lovecraftian Chaos Magick of UK82 Punk

Rotten UK is Lovecraftian chaos magick of UK82 punk. As seen and interviewed in our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup feature, here is an introduction to them and their music.

Kat Williams of Rock N Roll Bride on Weddings and the Pandemic

We caught up with Kat Williams the woman behind Rock N Roll Bride to talk about her book on planning an alternative wedding, the magazine, the website, her new podcast The Confidence Club, and building a niche focused business. We ended up talking about wedding postponements, overcoming challenges, balancing positivity with the darker things in life, the power of an online community, and the best mindset one can have during a pandemic.

Karen and Steven’s real Melville Castle til death alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Karen and Steven’s Melville Castle til death alternative wedding photographed by Devlin Photos.

A Contributor Spotlight on photographer Saryn Christina

Get to know our contributors better with our Contributor Spotlights, this time we are focusing on photographer Saryn Christina.

A Contributor Spotlight on our Associate Editor Elizabeth Rhodes

Get to know our contributors better with our Contributor Spotlights, this time we are focusing on our associate editor Elizabeth Rhodes.

The Auxiliary Awards Best Makeup Artist of 2016 Makeup Vamp

Makeup Vamp winner of Best Makeup Artist of 2016

Makeup Vamp won our Best Makeup Artist of 2016 award and we talked with her about the past, 2016, and the future.

Behind the scenes of our Spring 2017 Beauty Picks photoshoot featuring Makeup Geek

Behind the Scenes of our Spring 2017 Beauty Picks photoshoot

Peek behind the scenes of our Spring 2017 Beauty Picks photoshoot to see how our featured products were used to create fresh spring looks.

Vote for the Best in Alternative Beauty of 2016

Vote for the Best in Beauty of 2016

Cast your vote for the best alternative, subculture, unique, or independent Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, and Beauty Product of 2016!

Anna Sui Rose Ring Rouge

Limited Ring Rouge by Anna Sui

With our Item of the Week, the Limited Ring Rouge by Anna Sui, you can wear your makeup on your finger!

dark fantasy books list Huntress L. J. Smith

10 Dark Fantasy Books to curl up with until Spring

Curl up with one of these dark fantasy books and patiently waiting for spring. Now is the perfect time for a good read, be it a well-known story or a jewel yet to be discovered. Enjoy one of the two or both with this list of reading choices to get you through the season.

Quackery A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything

If you’re interested in mysteries, medical investigations, and murder cases Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen is a non-fiction read you’ll find equally horrifying and enjoyable.

The Auxiliary Awards Best Artist of 2016 Zoetica Ebb

Zoetica Ebb winner of Best Artist of 2016

Zoetica Ebb won the Auxiliary Award for Best Artist of 2016 and we talked with her about the past, 2016, and the future.

Split directed by M. Night Shyamalan is a Social Film disguised as a Dark Fantasy Horror

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film Split looks at dark social issues using antiheroes and dark fantasy horror and you can catch it now on DVD.

2020 Friends and Family Sale

We want to give our longtime followers, friends, and family discounted access to our current issue and the rest of the issues for this year!

Auxiliary Magazine Spring 2020 Issue

The Spring 2020 Issue

The Spring 2020 Issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle, features Alissa Barrett photographed by Jennifer Link Photography on the cover, Kat Williams of Rock N Roll Bride, The Birthday Massacre, Blitz Vega, Necessary Evil, fashion and beauty editorials, reviews, and more.

Auxiliary Magazine Winter 2019 Issue

The Winter 2019 Issue

The Winter 2019 Issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle, features Nina Kate of Jane Doe Latex on the cover, She Past Away, Azam Ali, Gaia and Sara Save the World, fashion and beauty editorials, reviews, and more.

Summer 2019 Issue Out Now!

The Summer 2019 Issue features 8mm, Front Line Assembly, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Bone & Busk, Steven Russell Black, Gaiapatra, and more!