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I found this lovely photo of Marilyn, here at The Vampire’s Wife and at the same time stumbled on this...

Denis from Cosenza in Italy sent this beautiful poem to my husband at his Red Hand Files. He loved it and he read it to me over breakfast...

Yalitza Aparicio wears The Vampire's Wife at the Oscars! Such a proud moment! Have you all seen the extraordinary Roma?...

I share these books with my husband. They are great favourites of his and he uses them as source books...

We all love the great Johnny Cash here at The Vampire’s Wife, on the day of his 87th birthday. Such...

Aline Murray Kilmer (1888 – 1941) was an American poet and children's book author and the wife and widow of the poet...

My pile of Ballet Russes books are the most treasured books I own. The costumes of the Ballet Russes are...

I came across this beautiful poem by Steve Scafidi whilst tiptoeing through the Internet on the weekend here in London...

Just in case you’ve had a difficult day or feel a little lost or think the world doesn’t have much to offer you, well, here is a song to remind you that you are not alone...
Some beautiful words from the most wonderful poet Mary Oliver who died last month...

There is always deep drama to Goya’s work, even his beautiful portraits, which I like the most of all his...

We love the work of the mighty David Tibet here at The Vampire’s Wife and my house is full of his strange visionary work. His pictures literally stir up the spirits...
Just heard Sharon Van Etten’s irresistible new record, Remind Me Tomorrow and we are playing it here non-stop at The Vampire’s Wife...
Back in LA, right now, doing Vampire’s Wife business and feeling a bit homesick. Not for my actual home (wherever that may be)...
Fills now my cup, and past thought is my fulness thereof. I harden as a stone sets hard at its heart. Hard that I am, I know this alone...
I can’t begin to tell you how happy this makes me! Beautiful Madonna is bitten! Madonna transforms in The Vampire’s Wife Spooky Creature Dress...
Life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes. It’s a universal truth, but the good part is...
“Words, like nature, half reveal and half-conceal the world within.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson. A lovely couple who live in Chiapas...

I was re-watching The Crown on Netflix over the holidays and the Royal photographer Cecil Beaton was represented as a...

Just wanted to share this extraordinary love song by The Moody Blues with you. I guess you all know it, but sometimes we need to be reminded...

Here are some quotes from my favourite Chinese philosopher and all round wild man. I love his infinitely wise and...

I’m just saying. I’m just saying. I’m just saying. I’m just saying. I’m just saying. I’m just saying. I’m just...

May the road rise up to meet you. The wind be always at your backs. May the sun shine warm upon your face. The rains fall soft upon your fields. 

Here is our Christmas gift to you all, from The Vampire’s Wife. Nativity at Night by Geertgen tot Sint Jans, c....

I’m sitting at my desk, working on a design for pyjamas. My husband comes into the room. He’s excited. “I...

“Oh, Marianne was terrific, and of course one never, at that age one is mostly interested in beauty. And she...

The beautiful, statuesque and heavily pregnant Erin O’Connor ignites The British Fashion Awards in a Vampire’s Wife Silver Lace Cape...

“Babe?” That’s my husband. We are in a car heading for the airport on our way to L.A. “Can you get me something from Duty Free?” My husband...

How beautiful is the Song of Songs from the Old Testament – a book full of longing and youthful love....

When I tried on the Emerald Velvet dress I felt instantly transformed into a modern day Scarlett O’Hara. I have...

Principal dancer in Royal Ballet, Francesca Hayward wears The Vampire’s Wife Black Velvet Sparkle Dress. We are honoured! Watch this lovely...

Here is the most beautiful poem from the political rebel and literary hero, Kahlil Gibran. I love his description of...

The Vampire’s Wife Girl t-shirts are now a global phenomena, selling out in a heartbeat. Overnight, the Girls were seen...

I was a reading a book on dreams last night and found this quote from the amazing Anne Rice, who...

As I go about things these days and hear so many divisive voices, I often feel that there is great...

Who is that mysterious apparition in the Ca’Sagredo on the Grand Canal in Venice? It is our very own Dionne...

Here is a beautiful poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, full of all sorts of wisdoms and truths, sent to me...

“Are you okay?” That’s me talking to my husband. “Yeah, babe, I’m fine.” We promised we would never use the...

Sitting here at my desk and day-dreaming, when I’m supposed to be writing another Stuff Post, I remembered a little...

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...

Sinking down by the gate I discern the moon, And a blackbird tries over old airs in the pine. But the moon is a sorry one, sad the bird’s tune...

“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...

Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down...

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...

Thank you Susie for making the most beautiful dresses in the world. My latest photo shoot of my organic vodka would not be complete without your yellow and pink silk dresses...

“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...