42nd Street Compliments Of Hawes Curtis

I do love to go to the theatre. I was lucky to receive an invite to see 42nd Street compliments of Hawes Curtis a couple of weeks back. A celebration of the partnership between  Hawes Curtis and West end’s biggest show. I haven’t seen anywhere near enough shows and I have a huge bucket list. 42nd Street has now been ticked off that list! Have you seen it?


42nd street

I was gifted a gorgeous press pack on arrival and ushered to some fantastic seats. I had a perfect view. The show is full of tap dancing and singing. It was amazing!

Lulu is actually going to be featuring in it soon as one of the characters Dorothy Brock. That would have been the icing on the cake for me, but the show was excellent.

42nd Street is such a fun upbeat dance and musical


I never knew Hawes Curtis actually provided waistcoats for Fred Astaire!


Hawes & Curtis was the brand of choice for famous stars in the 1930s including Fred Astaire. During this period, Hawes & Curtis was renowned for inventing the backless waistcoat which was popular with both royalty and Hollywood dancers. The backless waistcoat was extremely comfortable and always remained in position under the tailcoat. Fred Astaire allegedly approached Hawes & Curtis to have one made, only to be regretfully refused due to high demand from the British aristocracy.

To celebrate Hawes & Curtis’ links to famous stars of the 1930s, we have partnered with the West End’s biggest show – 42nd Street. The production was made famous by the 1933 film starring Ginger Rogers. Set in 1930s New York, the show exudes the height of 1930s charm and is renowned for being the most glamorous and exuberant production on offer.



If your a regular reader here you will know that I’m a huge fan of the women’s shirts expertly made by Hawes Curtis & I have often featured them often on the blog. This one here I wear often and The one above is by far my favourite shirt. The quality is really good and I look forward to each season that the new designs are online. I actually wore this shirt to the show. Supporting my brand!

What I like about the shirts are the fit and the unusual designs. They are excellent quality for the price. At the moment you can get a gorgeous shirt from £19.99! I’m leaving my wishlist below!

Here’s a little snippet of 42nd Street


The show is full of sparkle and glamour and I really enjoyed it. The Drury Lane theatre is stunning too.


I came home with gorgeous silk ties and cufflinks. Hawes Curtis supply some fine shirts and accessories for men too. Do take a look at what’s available.

What’s your favourite show? Have you seen 42nd Street? So far out of the few,  this and Jersey Boys have been my favourites by far.

Thank you, Hawes Curtis, for such a lovely evening!

Xo Laurie




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  1. April 5, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Love your favourite shirt – and there’s something about going to the theatre isn’t there? Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  2. March 21, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    Such a stylish statement shirt! It looks wonderful with your cream wide legged trousers. I also love going to the theater and do so whenever possible. I haven’t seen 42nd St., but it does look like such fun. I did enjoy Jersey Boys when I saw it a few years ago. Hamilton is coming to our area in December and I am dying to get tickets! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  3. March 18, 2018 / 5:22 am

    Live shows are the best. The mood and atmosphere is always so invigorating, so different to watching a movie and based on the trailer 42nd Street looks like an amazing show Laurie. I’d love to see it sometime. It’s sounds like you had a blast and you look stunning BTW

  4. March 17, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    I LOVE musicals! I used to have a season pass to go years ago. We recently saw Phantom and i loved it! Hubby and I bought enjoy shows, but have never seen 42nd street! You looked lovely as I think this is one of my fav tops of yours. what a great evening! We saw Jersey Boys a few years ago, and yes, it was fantastic! So glad you enjoyed it.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  5. March 15, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    I have not seen this musical but I do love shows from that era! It looks like an amazing time, Laurie. And what a fun background story about Fred Astaire. Your blouse is so lovely and is screaming Springtime!


  6. March 15, 2018 / 7:14 am

    Oh wow, this sounds like a fun time Laurie. I have not been to the theatre in years. You look beautiful in your outfit, such great trousers. I would love some like yours but I can imagine Mollie would ruin them as she always jumps up to me when I get home as she is pleased to see me. Thank for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop šŸ™‚

  7. March 14, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    Ohh ohh this looks amazing, I really want to see it!! Lovely post Laurie and I’m going to check out for tickets. Thanks for linking up to this weeks #BloggersBests

  8. March 14, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    That looks like an awesome musical! Have a great week!

  9. March 14, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    It’s been ages since I went to the theatre! 42nd Street looks amazing. I can well imagine that Lulu being in it would have been the icing on the cake. What a shame … I’m loving your tulip print shirt and thank you for enlightening me on the history of Hawes & Curtis! xxx

  10. March 14, 2018 / 8:37 am

    Fabulous, I love going to see shows. This is one I’ve not seen, so will put it on my list. Thanks for sharing with super post, will take a look at H & C. Jacqui

    • March 16, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Thanks for joining my first linkup Laurie, hope to see you again next week. #chichandstylish Jacqui

  11. March 14, 2018 / 7:28 am

    Oh I love a good shirt! Especially coloured ones for work as the children also love them (Iā€™m a teacher). I will definately look into these and I have followed you on Instagram for more inspiration! Lovely. Xx #TweensTeensBeyond

  12. March 14, 2018 / 7:10 am

    I love your blouse, Laurie, the print is beautiful! And I love the pattern of your pants, so elegant and that looks perfect on you. A wonderful look

  13. March 13, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I love the blouse you are wearing!
    I have seen 42nd street in New York! and actually walked the street of course!
    You were very lucky what a wonderful night you hade Laurie!
    bestest wishes
    Ashley xxx

    • laurie
      March 13, 2018 / 11:10 pm

      I loved the tap dancing! It was a great show xx

  14. March 13, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Fantastic! That is a great gift!

    • laurie
      March 13, 2018 / 11:11 pm

      It was a great night Nancy xx

  15. March 13, 2018 / 11:35 am

    We haven’t seen 42nd Street, but my sister and her partner have and they thought it was brilliant. Hopefully we’ll be able to get there before it moves on as it does look amazing and I loved the film

    • laurie
      March 13, 2018 / 11:14 pm

      Oh you must try and go.It’s so worth it xx

  16. March 13, 2018 / 10:55 am

    That outfit looks amazing on you! I love that blouse and your pants make your legs look miles long! This looks like such an amazing show to see! What a fun experience!

    • laurie
      March 13, 2018 / 11:19 pm

      Thank you Laura. It was a great show xx

    • laurie
      March 13, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      Thank you so much Karen xx

  17. March 13, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Your outfit choice is perfect – that shirt is truly beautiful. It’s great to hear the quality is up there. What a lovely experience Hawes Curtis gave you. A very classy evening! xx

    • laurie
      March 13, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Thank you, Maria. I love the bold pattern they provide xx

  18. March 13, 2018 / 9:05 am

    You’re looking gorgeous in the outfit you chose for the show. And I had no idea the brand had been going so long, they are adapting well through the decades. You had me at Fred Astaire!
    I don’t really do shows, living on a small island, but this one is what I think shows should really be all about, action, precision dancing, glamour, feel-good – so, great choice H&C. And they treated you like royalty, like the beautiful princess that you are – Princess Laurie .. like it!!!
    Have a wonderful week, hugs x

    • laurie
      March 13, 2018 / 11:27 pm

      Are you going to Curtsey when we finally meet Mary? Lol. I did feel special I have to say! xx

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