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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...
Some years ago, Ben Smith painted this picture of Leonard Cohen, the sage master, serving the child-husband the blood of Jesus...
The Stuff Page is not a place we generally plug commercial enterprises because it is rare these sorts of places really inspire us to reach...
I don’t want to draw unnecessary attention toward my husband but is he cute or what? I don’t want to draw unnecessary attention...
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 the rowan above us...
Not quite sure what is going on here, but much love to the divine Greta Bellamacina for wearing the Vampire’s Wife...
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 hero. He’s my hero He’s my hero...
I am just writing a fan letter to the clothes, and saying thank you for the stuff section. I had forgotten some of my heroines...
Dear All Famous People, I am not one for idle speculation, nor am I inclined toward magical thinking, nor am I suggesting that...
This is so beautiful. This is so beautiful. 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, and it is one of the happiest, craziest, most interesting weeks...
I was digging through some old photographs and found this double portrait of the husband and me taken by...

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. “I don’t know,” I said...

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

Here at the Vampire’s Wife we play tribute to the great Billie Whitelaw, who was Samuel Beckett’s favourite actor and muse...
We all have our songs that bind us, each to the other, lover to lover. And some lovers endure and some fall away...
The Vampire’s Wife walks the deserted alleys of Chinatown in the gathering darkness of a tranquil L.A. evening...
My relationship with Vivienne began as I was reapplying my lipstick at the dinner table at La Coupole in Paris when I was about 23 years old...
I saw him dancin' there by the record machine. I knew he must a been about seventeen. The beat was goin' strong. Playin' my favorite song...
Emily Dickinson lived in almost total physical isolation from the outside world, in Massachusetts...
I have a confession to make about Stevie Nicks. Is not just that I adore her but rather back in the nineties...
With Anais I felt safe, secure. She delighted in keeping things running smoothly so I could write. She was really a true guardian angel..
Lily James stuns the crowds at the premiere of Baby Driver in Kuala Lumpur wearing a Vampire’s Wife Gold Lamé Night Garden Dress...
A sudden blow: the great wings beating still. Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed by the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill...
I saw The Passion of Joan of Arc way back in the early nineties and was shaken to my core by this near-mystical performance...
What I saw was the Count's head coming out from the window. I did not see the face, but I knew the man...
A friend sent The Vampire’s Wife this beautiful poem by the Persian poet Rumi and I thought I’d pass it on...
When I met Kate Moss she was fourteen or maybe fifteen and a foot shorter than everybody else. Because I was a bit older and had some success...
What costume shall the poor girl wear, To all tomorrow's parties? A hand-me-down dress from who knows where, To all tomorrow's parties...
I bought the picture of the two children above, from a second-hand shop in Notting Hill in the mid-eighties and I hung it on my wall...
It should be known that we love Soko The Cat. It should be known that we love Soko The Cat...
"As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin." 
Laura Bailey, model, Vampire’s Wife acolyte and all-round Supreme Being looks celestial in her diaphanous metallic pale blue silk...
On a snowy day in November 1972, a poor, badly crippled old man left his room on the third floor of a rooming house in Chicago for the last time...
Did you know the Archangel Gabriel, who announced to the Virgin Mary that the Holy Ghost would impregnate her with the baby Jesus is...
I was standing in the vestibule of a little medieval chapel in Surrey waiting for my knickers to arrive...
Headlining the 6th annual Festival of Writing & Ideas in County Carlow, Ireland this weekend, Vampire’s Wife advocate...
For a year or so, I attended a school called Dartington Hall in Devon. It was what they called a progressive school, which meant that you could do nothing...
My dress today was delivered by The Vampire’s Wife and I have never been happier with a garment. I’m saving it for a special event...
I was sitting at the kitchen table brooding. I was worried about a new toile that I had made and how it was going to look in black velvet...