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After seeing what feels like a lifetime's worth of runway shows, it's almost impossible to not make the connection between catwalks and beehives, with the frenzied bustling, calculated footwork, lookalike drones… so a bee-inspired collection could easily feel obvious and expected.
Except of course, if it were done by the brilliant Sarah Burton. Her bee-inspired collection at Alexander McQueen drew inspiration from the "matriarchal society where females rule" (no wonder she was in our Girl Power story). To make it work, Burton took the stiff geometry of honeycombs and the sharp menace of venom to create a collection that's worth buzzing about.
Pin-up meets Southern belle meet femme fatale meets lampshade — it was a collection that felt nostalgic but new, sweet but evil, and weird but wearable. Basically, all of the contradictions that only the most powerful Queen Bee could concoct.
Photographed by Nina Westervelt/MCV Photo
Summer in the city means Saturday trips to Coney Island and the Rockaways. Our only plan is to relax (and maybe enjoy a taco or two). We just want to sit with our feet in the sand, enjoy the sound of the waves, and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun. Unfortunately, that usually doesn't play out. You see, we're New read
Summer in the city is a beautiful thing. Apart from the sweaty commutes and crummy air-con, London comes into its own during the sunshine months. The city’s cobbled streets and thronging neighbourhoods act as the perfect backdrop for festivities — and are made for lazy days and long, sultry nights.
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