The world of McQueen is abuzz. With twins due in February and recently named an Officer of the British Empire, Sarah Burton can say that life is sweet like honey.

Burton, who has been at the helm of of Alexander McQueen for over two years, is proving time and again to be a show-woman of the same ilk as Lee himself, creating grand spectacles worthy of the line's namesake. There will never be a way to distill the essence of the man Alexander McQueen and make the brand whole once more, but the continuation of his label is thriving. As Burton comes into her own in the fashion world there is a repetitive softness and femininity to the clothing that was not there a decade ago. The Spring 2013 showing inspired by bees and their hives, was as much a spectacle as any other McQueen outing with all the the normal eerily gorgeous trappings.

Wasp waisted, bell shaped silhouettes and strange geometries combining the fluid form of the female body and the perfection of the honey comb.

At first glance you may think that this collection is pure show. However, upon close inspection there are several successes. The color palette is a revelation, fabulously rich and quite easy. The accessories in tortoise shell will seem rather opulent paired with Spring’s minimalism. Last, the dresses, especially in red, were a triumph

and many like the fabulous honey colored floor length gown (sans visible crinoline, of course) will be seen traipsing the red carpet come award season.

Your Busy Bee,