Like every self-respecting grown up greebo, I love or possibly am in love with Nick Cave, and by proxy the very beautiful (and deserving of love in her own right) Susie Cave. My fascination with Susie and her style began with the first Nick Cave documentary, 20,000 Days On Earth, and was reinforced by follow-up One More Time With Feeling. Although each film is centred around Nick, moments featuring Susie are some of the most poignant. One More Time…, filmed after the tragic death of Nick and Susie’s young son, introduces Susie’s fashion line The Vampire’s Wife as perhaps the main thing that helped her through the initial stages of grief. Which brings me in a round about way to the reason I am rambling on about the Cave family here: I got this dress because the silhouette reminded me of a TVW dress, but costs £30 rather than £900.
If I were to ever get married, I think I would like to do so in a The Vampires Wife dress, but until then I will be prancing around in this form-fitting frock and thinking very seriously about dying my hair black.
photos by Joe Davenport