By Oona Kyung
Since its founding in 2016, The Vampire’s Wife has become an insider secret of sorts with its esoteric allure and gothic-inspired glamor. Intertwining our favorite style eras — the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘90s — The Vampire’s Wife is the brainchild of our dreams, especially for those of us who spent our teen years lusting over vintage fashion. The cool-girl label is headed by British artist Susie Cave, wife of musician Nick Cave, and is deliciously campy in all the right ways. Cave designs with the unwavering individual in mind, keeping elegant and refined interpretations of beloved classics core to the brand’s offering.
From cuts to fabric choices, The Vampire’s Wife’s designs are smart in the way they reference vintage silhouettes. Cave succeeds in her pursuit to create statement pieces that are bold, yet still ultra-wearable. As the tongue-and-cheek label is sure to make large waves in the coming year, now is the time to snag a piece while you still can. The high-brow label has teamed up with H&M on a limited collection of pieces, celebrating the unapologetically enigmatic world of The Vampire’s Wife. The collection is now sold out online, but available in select H&M stores.
Some say less is more, we say lace is more. Pair this ruffle-sleeved mini dress with dainty lace gloves and gold accent jewelry like charm bracelets and rings for a seriously decadent look. These unexpected styling additions are major anchors for the collaboration and pack a serious style punch — an ideal selection for those just looking to dip in their toes.
The Vampire’s Wife makes pieces that invite you to wear them time and time again, even if you weren’t expecting to – it’s what a great accent piece should do. Throw this lacey cape over a printed tee to make even the ordinary feel remarkable.
The simple sensuality of the LBD is an art that is notoriously difficult to master, but not for The Vampire’s Wife. It’s an iconically flirtatious look that will always be timeless. Pair it with a statement-making oversized collar or tinted lenses for a retro feel.