Stuff

It’s that time of year when the husband grows quiet and the house is full of the sounds of that voice! It’s the time of year we dream...
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...
I am the Unicorn Girl (someone who believes in Fairytales) -- but you are the Unicorn Goddess! When I think of you I can’t help dreaming...

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

I found this picture of the great Joan Jett and, well, I’d never seen it before and it just reminded me how much of a woman of pure outrageous force she is...
We love the beautiful drawings of Egon Schiele here at The Vampire’s Wife. It’s the ‘male gaze’ gone berserk! The women he draws are so broken...
Someone sent me the message below after seeing a clip of The Bad Seeds performing Distant Sky in Copenhagen...
 received a letter from my Brooklyn friend, Janine, yesterday, and she talked very openly about the feeling of premonition around the death of her brother...
“Lord, I believe; help my unbelief” is the most natural and human and agonising prayer in the gospels, and I think it is the foundation prayer of faith...
Let it be known that we love Cat Power. Let it be known that we love Cat Power...
As a little girl of seven and eight, I used to watch Wonder Woman on the TV and to say that she was a role model would be an understatement...
Dear Susie, We hope that you're doing well and wanted to send our love along with this great line from Joyce Carol Oates' Blonde...
I said goodbye to my son, Earl, this week. I took him to Melbourne, Australia where he has a part in a film. He turned eighteen on the plane...
My husband did a series of on-stage ‘conversations’ in the States a while ago and a friend of ours sent him these words in an email as a response...

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

Thank you for the gems of beauty you are offering us on the Stuff Page. One needs to be reminded from time to time that there is beauty in this world...

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 a composure and controlled vitality...
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....

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the Stuff Page. I go to this discovery every day with great curiosity and joy. The way you propose life gives me wings! 
The divine Sienna Miller wears the Yellow Silk Hummingbird Dress while attending the Chaos party in New York City...

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 dresses...

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...
In the beginning we promised you five girls. The other four girls were devoured within minutes...
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 and praised by Plato....
Prepare to be blown away. Little Jimmy Scott (1925 – 2014) was an American jazz vocalist famous for his high countertenor voice...
“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on — have found that none of these finally satisfy...
Lee Miller’s life was as extraordinary as her photos. A Twenties fashion model who became a Surrealist and later the only female combat photographer in Europe...
The morning after the Met Gala now and the theme was Fashion and the Catholic Imagination and I feel it only right to point out that...
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 Art...

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 and, well, I don’t know...
Circe is a goddess of magic, sometimes portrayed as a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress. Circe was renowned for her vast knowledge of potions...
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 her...
I received this question from Elsa from L.A. who says she is a great fan of the Stuff Page and wanted to know what music I listened to...
A month or so ago, I did a Stuff post on the origins of the Hare Krishna chant. I had written that the chant was supposed to replicate the crying of a child...
Hello! Just writing to say that I am mesmerized by your vampiric world: the site, dresses, charms and the stuff section...
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 looked like Morticia Addams...
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 child for its mother...
“Arachne was a shepherd’s daughter who began weaving at an early age. She became a great weaver, boasted that her skill was greater than that of Athena...
“The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and the eyes. Aside from that, I like nothing. My head is too small.”
Joni Mitchell’s performance of her song Woodstock for the BBC in 1970 is a form of perfection...
There are times in any business when things just don’t work out as you want and if you were of a certain brittle spirit you may think that the entire world was conspiring against you...
I found this beautiful photo this morning (someone sent it to me) and I had to put it up on the Stuff Page...
I was once given a Napoleonic camp bed by a boyfriend (it was a prop used in some movie) and someone told me that Napoleon practised...
Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair...
This is a public service announcement! If you are feeling a little sluggish or just generally need a reason to be alive, check out this song...
“People think that modelling is a useless profession. It is so incredibly maligned. You know, the model has very little respect...
Thank you for the absolutely exquisite crimson lamé veneration dress. It is literally from another world!!!
I am sitting in the car heading back to the hotel – I’ve just been at the Gucci show – and I’m looking out the window at the streets of Milan and remembering my first Italian photo shoot...
I had the honour of teaming up with my dear friend and regular collaborator Dominique Issermann to do a twenty-two-page shoot...

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 at my daughter’s wedding and had so many compliments...
A couple of weeks ago I posted Dinah Washington singing This Bitter Earth in a collaboration with contemporary composer Max Richter and raved...
Girl No. 3 crashed the Internet at The Vampire’s Wife. We were simply not prepared for the intensity of demand for what Vogue would call...
The Infant of Prague statue is venerated in many countries of the Catholic world. In the church where the original is housed, it is ritually cared for...

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 my husband...
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 are directly influenced by deep jewel-like colours...
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?
Just to wish you all a very merry Christmas, we send you our most favourite Nativity scene...
British Vogue's most coveted article of street wear Girl Number 2 sold faster than Girl Number 1...
My husband who-never-stops-working photographs dearest Florence Welch dressed in a Vampire’s Wife Sparkle Festival Dress...
When Bryan Ferry sang the desolate old ballad ‘The Butcher Boy’ at the South Bank Centre in London, he did so alone at the piano...
My husband and I love this poem. It renews itself with each reading and the blunt truth that lives in the final lines never ceases to move us...
I received my Dark Green Lamé Dress this morning. It fits beautifully, such attention to detail...

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...
If my calculations are correct this is my hundredth Stuff post or thereabouts, which means we have been doing this page for about a year...
Thanks so much for the two gorgeous t-shirts, which arrived yesterday. They are beautiful and beautifully printed, too...
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, he is not alone!
So many wild beauties at my husband’s after-party, following The Bad Seeds concert at the Zenith in Paris...
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...
I like lots of things, but there are three things I love most – love, love and more love...
On Saturday night my husband and the wonderful Bad Seeds played the 02 Arena. For me, it was a proud and emotional night...
The world is full of pattern cutters. You see them here! You see them there! You look behind a tree and there is a pattern cutter...
Here at The Vampire's Wife we have collaborated with the artist-recluse Karen Constance in a t-shirt like no other...