BEES!!!: coming soon to your queer lingerie drawer

Hang on, sorry, I didn’t quite catch that-?

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Wait, what?

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Sorry Nic*, you heard right: bees. This post is all about them. Sit back, relax, stick your paw in a jar of honey and read on.

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bee pendant
Bee pendant from Chrysolakkos, Malia, Crete, 18th century BC, now on display in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. photo: ancient.eu

From Bronze Age Crete to industrial era Manchester, bees have long had a place in myth, idiom and art. Symbolising diligence, community, female leadership and sweet rewards, these insects are now the focus of Karolina Laskowka’s latest collection, Miód. Featuring honeycomb-like hexagonal black cotton bobbinet tulle and cute bee charms, the collection comprises harness pants, a bralette, a harness and choker. I have a feeling the relatively wallet-friendly choker will prove particularly popular! It’s available to pre-order at the links below, while the rest of the collection is coming soon. What I especially love about these designs (other than the cute lil fluffy earth-aliens & an excuse to roll out some classic gifs) is the otherwise simple, unfussy, minimalist style of the black tulle and straps. These pieces can easily be femmed-up or… whatever the opposite is, to fit with your own look. Each is definitely a statement piece on its own, but if you want to go all out matchy-matchy buzzy-buzzy, I’ve teamed them up here with a few more bee-themed accessories that have caught my eye lately (though personally, as an archaeologist, I’ve got my eye on a replica of the gold Minoan pendant pictured above).

collage of bee lingerie and accessories

1, 2, 3. Karolina Laskowska Miód knickers, choker (also available at everyone’s fave queer online store Bluestockings Boutique) & harness
4. Beyond Skin vegan suede bumble bee slippers
5, 6. Rachel Pfeffer honeycomb oxidized black silver knuckle ring & gold fill earrings

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*As a “brief” aside, if you haven’t seen The Wicker Man 2006 remake, you really should. As well as all the BEES!, Nicolas Cage punches people while dressed as a bear. The whole thing is inexplicable and glorious. And I would pay good money to see the follow-up Cage once mentioned: ‘When asked what roles from his career he would most like to revisit, Cage responded, “I would like to hook up with one of the great Japanese filmmakers, like the master that made Ringu, and I would like to take The Wicker Man to Japan, except this time he’s a ghost.”‘ (from wikipedia) I mean, I can’t even imagine.
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