No wonder the Bermondsey Street Bees are always lèche-vitrining Amanda Thompson Couture (formerly Pussy Willow), diagonally opposite their own rooftop ateliers!
All was revealed last night, when I espied Amanda’s bobbins in the cutting room – they look remarkably like a magnificent, technicolour br0od-nest (while channelling the current Paul Klee exhibition at the Tate Modern!)
Amanda also had some chic “cape-lets” on display, the straw-coloured ones of which looked strikingly similar to old-fasioned bee skeps!
Fortunately, I didn’t see anything in the Bermondsey Street Bees’ size in her off-the-peg range. And a bulk order of 75,000 yellow-and-black-striped haute couture summer dresses is beyond a beekeeper’s humble means.
Carry on enjoying the window-shopping, les demoiselles de Bermondsey!