Pour your honey on me
Vogue Australia : The Sweetest Thing, Model Cassi Van Den Dungen
“It’s the bee’s knees” is a rather curious saying referring to something superlatively marvelous, and I totally agree as it falls perfectly
into my newest odd enough obsession: the bees and beekeeper universe allegory
and the entire air of mystery revolving such a quirky, obsolete character.
And its subsequent charm.
They say you catch more bees
with honey …?
Alexander McQueen’s highly theatrical collection designed by Sarah Burton hits all the right spots of this theme by emphasizing the perfect hourglass figure, the exquisite details of the hexagonal cells wrapped in the sweet honeycomb, while the golden bees caught in the resin colored structures bind the entire ensemble.
No character’s attire would ever be perfect without the head piece, and the beekeeper hat seems to act
as a protection accessory from all sorts of pesky beasts and their curious gazes. A”hive’s worth of honeybees” and seduction revolving a character stepped out of Terry Gilliam’s Tideland or perhaps the more approachable
– but just as absurd – black comedy show Pushing Daisies.
Left: Tideland’s Beekeeper character, Dell. Right: Lily Donaldson in Vogue Paris, wearing A. McQueen