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The Vampire's Wife speaks

The Vampire's Wife speaks

Dear friends of The Vampire’s Wife, No good work is done in a vacuum. And we are essentially the sum of the things we love. Those things we love find their way toward us, because they live for the light of attention and die when they are forgotten. These are the fragile creatures of creation! Watch them all come out to play! We invented the STUFF page because we felt it was essential to give these ideas their due, to bring these influences into the light. Here at The Vampire’s Wife there is not a decision in the making of a dress...
Susie warms her self in Florence's fire

Susie warms her self in Florence's fire

Congratulations to the astonishing Florence Welch for winning the International Achievement Award at the Ivor Novello’s yesterday...
Héloïse and Abélard - Love Hurts

Héloïse and Abélard - Love Hurts

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...
Nina Simone Sings My Father – The most beautiful of songs

Nina Simone Sings My Father – The most beautiful of songs

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...
Happiness is The Vampire's Wife (with a little bit of Gucci!)

Happiness is The Vampire's Wife (with a little bit of Gucci!)

Susie walks blissfully through the Ivor Novello Award ceremony in a silver lamé Vampire’s Wife Street Sweeper...
All hail the wonder of the Gold Lamé Knee Length Party Dress

All hail the wonder of the Gold Lamé Knee Length Party Dress

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 Vampire's Wife does The Dance of Life

The Vampire's Wife does The Dance of Life

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...
In deep praise of Victoria Principal

In deep praise of Victoria Principal

We adore Victoria Principal here at the Vampire’s Wife. Some of us are even known to do Victoria’s Morning Workout...
Julian of Norwich receives a vision of Christ

Julian of Norwich receives a vision of Christ

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...
Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

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...
Renoir casts his spell here at The Vampire’s Wife

Renoir casts his spell here at The Vampire’s Wife

It’s the gorgeous colours of Renoir’s exquisite paintings that have had such an inspiration over us here at The Vampire’s Wife...
The eye of the great Azzedine Alaïa

The eye of the great Azzedine Alaïa

We, who are not worthy, found this wonderful little movie about Azzadine Alaïa, fashion’s true genius and the greatest designer of them all...
Stevie Smith - Sweet Prairies  Of Anarchy

Stevie Smith - Sweet Prairies Of Anarchy

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 and his miraculous bouquets

Jan van Huysum and his miraculous bouquets

Jan van Huysum was the last of the distinguished still life painters active in the Northern Netherlands...
Dominique Issermann – the most mystical and tender eye

Dominique Issermann – the most mystical and tender eye

Dominique has worked with Susie for many years and taken the most beautiful and iconic pictures of her in existence...
The lost photograph – teenage Susie shot by Helmut Newton for the Pirelli Calendar

The lost photograph – teenage Susie shot by Helmut Newton for the Pirelli Calendar

The original version was never launched because Newton was forced to stop shooting due to personal family issues...
We love poet, model, filmmaker and Vampire’s Wife advocate, Greta Bellamacina

We love poet, model, filmmaker and Vampire’s Wife advocate, Greta Bellamacina

The Many Ways You Can Marry In ‘high Windows’. Your arms are sunset sonnets made of pavement oak filling the rain passing...
Sara Lownds - Scorpio Sphinx in a calico dress

Sara Lownds - Scorpio Sphinx in a calico dress

Actress, model, and former Playboy bunny, Sara Lownds met Dylan while she was still married, but the two became romantically involved...
Porch of The Maidens

Porch of The Maidens

Six stately young women stand like sentinels on a marble parapet atop the Athenian Acropolis. Casual and relaxed...
Susie and the brilliant Polly Borland wander the streets of Malibu

Susie and the brilliant Polly Borland wander the streets of Malibu

The amazing Polly Borland and Susie have worked together for years, creating strange and complex images...
Katherine and Angela Sloan – writers on board

Katherine and Angela Sloan – writers on board

Here at The Vampire’s Wife we have solicited the talents of the notorious Sloan twins – two gifted ladies from Virginia...
Karen Dalton: Haunting, Earthy Beauty

Karen Dalton: Haunting, Earthy Beauty

Karen Dalton was a folk singer and musician who gained fame within the Greenwich Village Beat scene in New York City during the 1960’s...
The Vampire's Wife testimonials

The Vampire's Wife testimonials

“Dress arrived today - Oh my god I’m in LOVE!!!! I took it out of its box to sounds of rapture from my whole team - absolutely obsessed! Thank you!!
Sylvia Plath: The Vampire's Wife

Sylvia Plath: The Vampire's Wife

On February 26, 1956, Sylvia Plath describes in her journal her first meeting with Ted Hughes...
Claudia Cardinale: Divinity in Sicily

Claudia Cardinale: Divinity in Sicily

The most beautiful dress on the most beautiful woman. The costumes worn by Claudia Cardinale in Luchino Visconti’s 1963 period drama...
Marilyn in the pumpkin dress

Marilyn in the pumpkin dress

Jane Russell and Marilyn enter the ship ball room for dinner and everyone gasps. The creative union between costume designer...
Sissy Spacek with wide lovely eyes in Badlands

Sissy Spacek with wide lovely eyes in Badlands

Delicate, ethereal and feminine, Sissy Spacek’s character, Holly, in Terrence Malick’s 1973 film masterpiece, Badlands...
Chan Marshall, AKA Cat Power, wearing The Vampire's Wife Black Liberty Cate Street Sweeper performing in Argentina

Chan Marshall, AKA Cat Power, wearing The Vampire's Wife Black Liberty Cate Street Sweeper performing in Argentina

Once I wanted to be the greatest. No wind or waterfall could stall me. And then came the rush of the flood. Stars at night turned deep to dust...
We love the secret photographs of Miroslav Tichý

We love the secret photographs of Miroslav Tichý

Always watching, always searching. Miroslav Tichý, the Czech photographer, was a artist and inventor...
Dakota Johnson wearing The Vampire's Wife Classic Liberty Cate Dress

Dakota Johnson wearing The Vampire's Wife Classic Liberty Cate Dress

Dakota Johnson on The Today Show in NYC wearing The Vampire's Wife Classic Cate Dress in Black Liberty print...
Florence Welch wearing The Bronze Lamé Cate Dress

Florence Welch wearing The Bronze Lamé Cate Dress

'And although I was burning, you're the only light'...
The Johnstone Sisters

The Johnstone Sisters

Janet and Anne Johnstone were twin sisters and British children's book illustrators best known for their delicate, detailed prolific artwork...
Florence Welch wearing The Vampire's Wife

Florence Welch wearing The Vampire's Wife

The divine Florence Welch reading at Letters Live wearing The Vampire's Wife Bronze Fil Coupé Streetsweeper...
One Deadly Summer

One Deadly Summer

Isabelle Adjani is nothing short of hypnotic, adorable, sexy and mysterious in the 1983 French film, One Deadly Summer...
We love Stefan Lochner here at the Vampire’s Wife

We love Stefan Lochner here at the Vampire’s Wife

All those gorgeous blue angels...
J. M. Jacquard, our hero!

J. M. Jacquard, our hero!

His ghost is reported to haunt our secret mill in Suffolk...