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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...
We can’t stop listening to The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, the new Alice Coltrane release here...
The erotic, the exaggerated and the elegant are interwoven in all the accounts of Dora Maar’s meeting with Picasso in 1936...
We saw something truly humbling on Monday night. – The Gucci Cruise 2018 Show in Florence...
Vampire’s Wife acolyte and general goddess Karen Elson wears the Vampire’s Wife Gold Lamé Street Sweeper...
One morning I woke up and found that my husband had spoken this poem into my iPhone while I was sleeping...
I am Nijinsky. I am a simple man. I have bad habits. But I want to get rid of them… I want loving care and not harsh care...

Dear friends of The Vampire’s Wife, No good work is done in a vacuum. And we are essentially the sum...

Congratulations to the astonishing Florence Welch for winning the International Achievement Award at the Ivor Novello’s yesterday...
Abélard and Héloïse are one of the most celebrated couples of all time, known for their love affair and for the tragedy that separated them...
I was driving up to London the other day and this song came on the radio and I had to stop the car, pull over on the side of the road and have a cry...
Susie walks blissfully through the Ivor Novello Award ceremony in a silver lamé Vampire’s Wife Street Sweeper...
Soon to be with us! We await it with baited breath! Susie plays with the hem of the new Gold Lamé Knee Length Party Dress while Masato...
The Dance of Life by Edvard Munch painted in 1900 takes place on a bright summer night along the shore of a fjord in Oslo...
We adore Victoria Principal here at the Vampire’s Wife. Some of us are even known to do Victoria’s Morning Workout...
The date was 8 May 1373 and in Norwich an obscure woman, now know as Julian, about 30 years old, was approaching the end of her life...
The companion of the Saviour is Mary Magdalene. But Christ loved her more than all the disciples, and used to kiss her often on the mouth...
It’s the gorgeous colours of Renoir’s exquisite paintings that have had such an inspiration over us here at The Vampire’s Wife...
We, who are not worthy, found this wonderful little movie about Azzadine Alaïa, fashion’s true genius and the greatest designer of them all...
When Stevie Smith hits, she strikes to the heart’s core. She can sometimes take your breath away with a sudden jet of pain or rage...
Jan van Huysum was the last of the distinguished still life painters active in the Northern Netherlands...