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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...

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...

What can purge my heart of the song and the sadness? 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, picker of buttercups, violets, dandelions. And the big bullying daisies through the field, wonderful with eyes a little sorry...

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...

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

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 and I like you a lot. I fink u freeky and I like you a lot. I fink u freeky and I like you a lot. I fink u freeky...

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...

On the day of breasts and small hips, the window pocked with bad rain, rain coming on like a minister, we coupled, so sane and insane...

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,...

The magical Maggie Gyllenhaal debuted her new film The Kindergarten Teacher on Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival, and...

Odysseus fought in the Trojan Wars and after twenty years of fighting in various places against various monsters, he eventually...

I saw this lovely photo of the divine Marianne Faithfull sandwiched between Alain Delon and Mick Jagger and I asked...

Once there was a song. The song yearned to be sung. It was a spinning song. About the king of rock ‘n’ roll...

I have always loved ruby, sapphire and emerald jewellery - the rich depth of colour. A lot of my dresses...

How could I have done a years worth of Stuff posts and not mentioned this song, written by Sandy Denny...

Which dress designs, time periods or female figures do you yourself look to for inspiration? If you go to the...

Just to wish you all a very merry Christmas, we send you our most favourite Nativity scene - Stefan Lochner...

British Vogue's most coveted article of street wear Girl Number 2 sold faster than Girl Number 1. We sent another...

My husband who-never-stops-working photographs dearest Florence Welch dressed in a Vampire’s Wife Sparkle Festival Dress as she contemplates her next...

“When Bryan Ferry sang the desolate old ballad ‘The Butcher Boy’ at the South Bank Centre in London, he did...

My husband and I love this poem. It renews itself with each reading and the blunt truth that lives in...

Dear Susie, I received my Dark Green Lamé Dress this morning. It fits beautifully, such attention to detail. I am...

I always loved Karen Carpenter – her beautiful, haunting voice and the exquisite sadness that lived within it and those...

The Guardian Style section made a claim last week that The Vampire’s Wife are at the forefront of a movement...

We believe in the Cottingley fairies. We don’t care what they say. We believe in the Cottingley fairies. We don’t...

If my calculations are correct this is my hundredth Stuff post or thereabouts, which means we have been doing this...

Dear Susie and Nick, Thanks so much for the two gorgeous t-shirts, which arrived yesterday. They are beautiful and beautifully...

Girl Number 1 sold out in a heartbeat. She was here for a magical moment and then she was gone....

Interview with Susie Cave for Elle Magazine: Susie, what are the building blocks of your look? I start with my hair, if I’ve got that right, the rest pretty much falls into place...
I knew her for a little ghost. That in my garden walked; The wall is high — higher than most — And the green gate was locked...

Dressed in Girl No 1 Limited Edition t-shirt, the charming and debonair Noah Taylor reveals a darker side. But, people,...

So many wild beauties at my husband’s after-party, following The Bad Seeds concert at the Zenith in Paris. The show...

Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads, like gnats around a streetlight in summer, the children we could have, the glimmer....

The beautiful photograph by Dominique Issermann called Susie on the Swing on the front page of the The Vampire’s Wife...

The Crane Bird Crane, where are you coming from? I am servant of your voice. Crane, have you not news...

The divine Salma Hayek, that dark-eyed beauty looks gorgeous in The Vampire’s Wife Orange Florus Festival Dress. The fact that...

I like lots of things, but there are three things I love most – love, love and more love. I...

On Saturday night my husband and the wonderful Bad Seeds played the 02 Arena. For me, it was a proud...

The world is full of pattern cutters. You see them here! You see them there! You look behind a tree...

Here at The Vampire's Wife we have collaborated with the artist-recluse Karen Constance in a t-shirt like no other. She...

Some years ago, Ben Smith painted this picture of Leonard Cohen, the sage master, serving the child-husband the blood of...

The Stuff Page is not a place we generally plug commercial enterprises because it is rare these sorts of places...

I don’t want to draw unnecessary attention toward my husband but is he cute or what? I don’t want to...

Her delicate beauty must avoid strong light. There is something about her uncertain manner, as well as her white clothes, that suggests...

Autumn is over the long leaves above us, And over the mice in the barley sheaves; Yellow the leaves of...

Not quite sure what is going on here, but much love to the divine Greta Bellamacina for wearing the Vampire’s...

Somewhere in 1994 between my 19th nervous breakdown and my 20th nervous breakdown, I listened to my dear old grandmother,...

He’s my hero. He’s my hero. He’s my hero. He’s my hero He’s my hero. He’s my hero He’s my...

Dear Vampire’s Wife, I am just writing a fan letter to the clothes, and saying thank you for the stuff section. I...

Dear All Famous People, I am not one for idle speculation, nor am I inclined toward magical thinking, nor am...

This is so beautiful. This is so beautiful. This is so beautiful. This is so beautiful. This is so beautiful....

I did work with the incredible Guy Bourdin, for the magazine called Egoist. I stayed in his house in Paris,...

I was digging through some old photographs and found this double portrait of the husband and me taken by the...

The Dutch artist and children’s author Dick Bruna, whose much-loved cartoon rabbit Miffy has sold more than eighty million books...

“How come you basically only do women on the Stuff page?” I’m in the kitchen and it’s my husband asking....

Taking the baton from the magisterial Billie Whitelaw, Irish actor Lisa Dwan has become the foremost Beckett performer and a...