THE VAMPIRE'S WIFE & ANNOUSHKA COLLABORATE ON A COLLECTION OF NICK CAVE INSPIRED CHARMS

 

     In a collaboration between Susie Cave's brand The Vampire's Wife and jewelry designer Annoushka Ducas, the collection introduces an array of charms, each inspired by Susie's favorite Nick Cave songs. "The charm bracelet was an idea my husband and I have had for years." Susie explains. "The songs he writes are often very visual and can be represented by simple symbols. I wanted to make a piece of jewellery that took the idea of the traditional charm bracelet but played around with it, in that each charm corresponded to one of my favourite of Nick’s songs." Some of the charms include The Ship Song, Red Right Hand and The Mercy Seat. We've highlighted each one below with small explanations by Susie herself!

 

The Tupelo Charm.

"There is a lot of blues music played in the Cave household. Especially John Lee Hooker. This song is Nick’s take on an old John Lee song. Such a scary and exciting song, especially live!


The Red Right Hand Charm.

"The little gold hand is definitely the hand of the song’s creator! It’s a direct copy of Nick’s hand!"


The Mercy Seat Charm

"I’ve watched this song live a thousand times and it keeps changing and morphing and becoming something else. It always stirs something deep inside."


The Release The Bats Charm

"This was the first song I ever heard Nick sing, back with The Birthday Party. I loved the relentless, playful lyric. Nick says it was supposed to be a comic song. I’m not sure whether that came across. It scared the life out of me! It was years ago. I didn’t even know who he was. But the sound! So brutal! Nothing like it!"


The Dig! Lazarus! Dig! Charm

"I love the imagery in this song. I love the little spade. It’s a boy charm!"


The Ship Song Charm

"The first song I ever heard of Nick’s, played to me by a distant boyfriend. I can’t remember the guy, but the song I’ll never forget! I always love the first line. ‘Come sail your ships around me’. What a beautiful image."


The Let The Bells Ring Charm

"This is such a sexy song. That linear bass line, so cool but relentlessly driving like many of the Bad Seeds songs, and over the top Nick’s anxious, questioning lyric. When my husband leaves the house he doesn’t like to be confronted with his own music, so I play this song loud and just fall into its erotic drama!"


The Weeping Song Charm

"This song always makes me want to dance. I don’t why as it’s about weeping. I think it is the Latin rhythm."


The Love Letter Charm

"This song was written on a piece of paper and stuffed through my letterbox when Nick and I were courting. I don’t even know if he wrote it about me but it worked!"


The Wild Rose Charm

"This is such a beautiful old classic country song that Nick wrote for Kylie Minogue. It is Kylie and Nick’s voices together, such impossible extremes, which give it that haunting quality. I love this song."


The Mermaids Charm

"Nick used to sit at home writing this song on the ukulele whilst looking out our high windows over the sea."


The Deanna Charm

"I never met Deanna but I really think I know her through this song. There is actually a weight you must carry when a song is written about you. It’s lovely too, of course, but there is a weight, for sure."


The God Is In The House Charm

"Maybe not my favourite song but it is definitely my favourite charm. Open it and I see Nick and I getting married in a replica of the little church in the woods in Surrey. It is that witty attention to detail that makes these charms so special."

 

All of these charms are available for purchase on Matchesfashion.com, Thevampireswife.com and Annoushka.com today!