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Susie Cave won the Emerging Designer Award. Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Kylie...

Dear All, I just watched an amazingly delicate and thoughtful movie with Maggie Gyllenhaal called The Kindergarten Teacher on Netflix...

This is my favourite poem today and Stevie Smith, my favourite poet. It is a strange, funny, violent poem. As...

Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween!...

Singer, songwriter, actress and activist, Lesley Gore recorded the song “You Don’t Own Me” in 1963 while she was still...

“Have you told those Vampire’s Wifers to listen to Rod Stewart and Python Lee Jackson’s In a Broken Dream?” That’s...

Dear All, Just to let you know that it is now my two hundredth Stuff Post! The Stuff Posts are...

Salma Hayek heads the amazing mothers2mothers organisation. mothers2mothers is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa by providing...

Beautiful Harriet Stewart wears The Vampire’s Wife Silver Cinderella Dress at HRH Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle. Such...

We love the film Interview With a Vampire for its sheer sensuality and decadent, sumptuous sets and the doomed beauty...

THE DIFFERENCE Sinking down by the gate I discern the moon,And a blackbird tries over old airs in the pineBut...

“Hi, darling?” That’s me approaching my husband who is writing something at his desk, probably a song. “I’ve been getting...

What a beautiful day it is today. Out my window. The sun across the garden. The glittering sea. What a...

Alessandro Moreschi, First Soprano of the Sistine Chapel Choir was the only castrato ever recorded. In 1902, in a great...

Lucinda Williams wrote this beautiful song, but Emmylou Harris’s version is just so poignant. That’s Neil Young singing in the...

8 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all...

Happy Birthday, my husband, so far from me, a bit late, I know! Happy Birthday, my husband, so far from...

In January of 1939 Albert Einstein received a letter from a girl in the Sixth grade. It is said that...

I’ve caught an autumn flu and I’m bedridden. But sometimes it’s so nice to be sick, don’t you think, because...

I walk in. My husband is sitting at his desk. “Hi,” I say. “Hi,” he says back.  “What are you...

Dear Susie and people at the Vampire’s Wife, Today I received the Forget me not Mini Cate dress and it...

When I was just starting out in the industry and knowing nothing about anything I went to a page three...

“Each person is always on the threshold of their inner world and their outer world, between light and darkness, between...

Dear Susie, Have you ever seen the Merchant Ivory adaptation of A Room With A View (1985)? Why is there no continuing...

Our beloved Conway passed away last night. A member of Bad Seeds for nearly thirty years, Conway was the anarchic...

Here is an excerpt from a letter Bertrand Russell wrote to Lady Constance Malleson in 1916."The centre of me is...

I’m sorry but I couldn’t resist putting this up. Mums in minis with matching kiddies! Beautiful Pandora Sykes wears a...

I received a sad letter today from Deborah, who lost her younger brother, Tyrone, a beautiful soul. She talked of...

She walks in beauty and makes the air shudder as she goes! The forever lovely and brilliant Thandie Newton at...

“What’s your favourite poem today?” That’s my husband at the kitchen table and it’s eight o’clock and I’m rushing to...

Today, I received the most deep and probing letter from a lady called Ashley that spoke very poignantly about the...

It’s that time of year when the husband grows quiet and the house is full of the sounds of that...

The Shangri-Las were the brainchild of the shadowy Shadow Morton, who wrote many of their songs and produced their records,...

Beautiful Chloë Grace Moretz wore The Vampire’s Wife Red Lamè Mini Festival Dress on the James Corden show last night...

Dear Susie, I am the Unicorn Girl (someone who believes in Fairytales) -- but you are the Unicorn Goddess! When...

“Hi, again.” That’s me talking to my husband, who is sitting at his desk. “You’ve got that look on your...

I found this picture of the great Joan Jett and, well, I’d never seen it before and it just reminded...

We love the beautiful drawings of Egon Schiele here at The Vampire’s Wife. It’s the ‘male gaze’ gone berserk! The...

Someone sent me the message below after seeing a clip of The Bad Seeds performing Distant Sky in Copenhagen that...

I received a letter from my Brooklyn friend, Janine, yesterday, and she talked very openly about the feeling of premonition...

“Lord, I believe; help my unbelief” is the most natural and human and agonising prayer in the gospels, and I...

Let it be known that we love Cat Power. Let it be known that we love Cat Power. Let it...

As a little girl of seven and eight, I used to watch Wonder Woman on the TV and to say...

Dear Susie, We hope that you're doing well and wanted to send our love along with this great line from...

I said goodbye to my son, Earl, this week. I took him to Melbourne, Australia where he has a part...

My husband did a series of on-stage ‘conversations’ in the States a while ago and a friend of ours sent...

“I want to put up a song that is savage and raw and defiant and completely racked.” That’s me talking...

Dear Susie, Thank you for the gems of beauty you are offering us on the Stuff Page. One needs to...

Photographer Polly Borland Thank you Susie for making the most beautiful dresses in the world. My latest photo shoot of my...

“Charisma is the numinous aura around a narcissistic personality. It flows outward from a simplicity or unity of being and...

My husband and I received a letter from a friend. The letter had a lovely Carl Jung quote in it....

Maya Angelou composed the poem, A Brave and Startling Truth for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations in 1995....

Dear Susie, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the Stuff Page. I go to this discovery every...

The divine Sienna Miller wears the Yellow Silk Hummingbird Dress while attending the Chaos party in New York City. Gorgeous...

Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s songs are some of the greatest songs ever produced and Dionne Warwick was the divine...

How would you sum up what you do in a sentence? I am stardust zooming through space that sometimes makes...

I don’t know what it was about Debbie Harry that me fall in love with her when I was a...

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsburg created some of the most radical and perversely gorgeous pop songs ever recorded. The album...

In the beginning we promised you five girls. The other four girls were devoured within minutes of being put on...

I was reading John Donohue and he wrote something about the wonderful poet and Spanish mystic, Teresa of Avila -...

Little is known of Sappho but that she lived on the island of Lesbos, wrote lyric poetry that was honoured...

Prepare to be blown away. Little Jimmy Scott (1925 – 2014) was an American jazz vocalist famous for his high countertenor...

“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on — have found that none...

Lee Miller’s life was as extraordinary as her photos. A Twenties fashion model who became a Surrealist and later the...

The morning after the Met Gala now and the theme was Fashion and the Catholic Imagination and I feel it...

Song for Billie Holiday What can purge my heart Of the song And the sadness? What can purge my heart...

Here is a little story from the tales of Krishna and a gorgeous painting from a beautiful book on Krishna...

I love this song. I heard it first back at school but it was released in 1968. It is a...

I just found this photograph as I was looking through an old book I had of Julia Margaret Cameron’s photography...

Circe is a goddess of magic, sometimes portrayed as a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress. Circe was renowned for her...

Tumbling hair Tumbling-hair picker of buttercups violets dandelions And the big bullying daisies through the field wonderful with eyes a...

I was sitting at dinner with my dear friend and Vampire’s Wife collaborator, the photographer Polly Borland and I asked...

I received this question from Elsa from L.A. who says she is a great fan of the Stuff Page and...

A month or so ago, I did a Stuff post on the origins of the Hare Krishna chant. I had...

Hello! Just writing to say that I am mesmerized by your vampiric world: the site, dresses, charms and the stuff...

43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could...

I came down for breakfast this morning wearing a long, black velvet Vampire’s Wife dress and my husband commented that...

I FINK U FREEKY I fink u freeky and I like you a lot I fink u freeky and I...

The Hare Krishnas say the transcendental vibration of the chanting of the mahämantra is exactly like the crying of a...

“Arachne was a shepherd’s daughter who began weaving at an early age. She became a great weaver, boasted that her...

“The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and the eyes....

Joni Mitchell’s performance of her song Woodstock for the BBC in 1970 is a form of perfection. Her humble, conversational...

There are times in any business when things just don’t work out as you want and if you were of...

I found this beautiful photo this morning (someone sent it to me) and I had to put it up on...

I was once given a Napoleonic camp bed by a boyfriend (it was a prop used in some movie) and...

Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put...

Dear All, This is a public service announcement! If you are feeling a little sluggish or just generally need a...

“People think that modelling is a useless profession. It is so incredibly maligned. You know, the model has very little...

Dear Susie, Thank you for the absolutely exquisite crimson lamé veneration dress. It is literally from another world!!! I was...

I am sitting in the car heading back to the hotel – I’ve just been at the Gucci show –...

I had the honour of teaming up with my dear friend and regular collaborator Dominique Issermann to do a twenty-two-page...

If you haven’t read any Joan Didion I really recommend it. She is so erudite, so interesting, so fearless, so...

Song For A Lady On the day of breasts and small hips the window pocked with bad rain, rain coming...

Be my Valentine. Be my Valentine. Be my Valentine. Be my Valentine. Be my Valentine. Be my Valentine. Be my...

Malcolm McKesson was a reclusive artist who created his obsessive and fetishistic art from the safety of his Manhattan apartment....

Just wanted to let you know that I loved my dress!!! I had so much fun wearing this gorgeous dress...

A couple of weeks ago I posted Dinah Washington singing This Bitter Earth in a collaboration with contemporary composer Max...

Girl No. 3 crashed the Internet at The Vampire’s Wife. We were simply not prepared for the intensity of demand...

The Infant of Prague statue is venerated in many countries of the Catholic world. In the church where the original...

Dear All, here is something for you. This Bitter Earth sung by Dinah Washington with music by the contemporary composer,...