Cute as a button

what the button wore…to be a Mr Hudson Hot Dawg

Forever young, I want to be forever young.  And this is why. Are you sitting comfortably? Good. Then I’ll begin.

Underneath your skin is where our story must begin. Actually, the story begins at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on the Friday night on the precipice of potentially the biggest storm since Michael Fish told us there was nothing to worry about. Expectation simmers in the unseasonably warm air.

In the back room, at a little past 9pm, magic happened. Benjamin Hudson McIldowie walked onstage. He was magnificent. Energy surged through the veins as time passed in the blink of an eye yet remained suspended in an indefinite moment.

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What does one wear to an event where hipsters roam free and unencumbered? The writing on the wall in Shoreditch literally warns about the perils of skinny jeans. With this in mind, it’s important to be quirky and comfortable for lots of standing about.

To this end, Ms Button decided to go with Grenson brogues. Sturdy and classic. The stand out piece that really made this ensemble was the Lazy Oaf hot dawg shirt. This could have gone very wrong. Given that it was from the men’s collection, there was potential to look like an unassuming interval hot dog vendor. But cinched in at the waist with a flippy River Island skater skirt it looked both retro and ravishing.  The cropped suit jacket with contrasting lapels is a wardrobe staple acquired in Topshop many moons ago.

Mr Hudson- There’s no other. Come back and play soon. London has missed you.

 

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