Lenny Kravitz in Soho

Posted on June 29, 2011

It must be exhausting being Lenny Kravitz.

Lenny Kravitz out and about in Soho.

All that jewelry to put on; all that artful layering to do, then you have to zhuzh your skinny pants so they’re just so, unzip your boots at the exact point where they’ll stay on but still give you that insouciant, don’t-give-a-fuck look, and once all that is done, you can’t even have a simple earjack for your phone because you’re Lenny Kravitz and if you’re photographed wearing or sporting something normal and utilitarian, your career will be over. We don’t know how he manages to get out of bed every day, although we suspect he catches the light perfectly when he does.

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

    • http://twitter.com/karenb0716 Karen B

      Someone at my work had one of those phone things yesterday… I guess it’s a “thing” now, eh?

    • Allyson Wells

      That phone is hilarious! I can’t hate him for the outfit though because I have a feeling i’m going to LOVE him as Cinna in the Hunger Games!!

      • Crystal Thomas

        No WAY-he’s Cinna? I hadn’t heard that. This is where books and movies collide-Cinna in my mind was always more of a waifish dandy (see Liza in the pairs post for today-Weir would have been a perfect casting for my mental image).

        • Elaine Lang

          Carson Kresley “played” Cinna in my head when I was reading the books..I agree with you that Lenny is too butch for the role.

          • M Hermey

            Cinna always was very feminine, and I don’t see how Lenny Kravitz is going to pull off the gold eyeshadow? Like, that’s something that was always mentioned whenever Cinna was in a scene, he had glittery gold eyeshadow.

            I’m going to cry seeing the Hunger Games, casting has been so terrible so far.

            • http://noiresque.wordpress.com/ Noiresque

              Lenny has the perfect complexion for gold eyeshadow.

      • Crystal Thomas

        No WAY-he’s Cinna? I hadn’t heard that. This is where books and movies collide-Cinna in my mind was always more of a waifish dandy (see Liza in the pairs post for today-Weir would have been a perfect casting for my mental image).

      • Vanessa McKinney

        His character in Precious was instantly likable and reassuring to the lead character.  I think he’ll be phenomenal as Cinna, it’s essentially his former role, plus his badass sense of style. 

        I wonder if TLo have opinions about The Hunger Games…

    • Amanda in Austin

      The phone is frickin’ hilarious. Love it.

    • Anonymous

      At first I thought he looked hilarious (in a good way). But the more that I look at the pics, the more I think he looks like a douchebag.

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        I have not been able to take him seriously since he was featured on Fashion Police during their “Starlet or Street Walker” segment.

        • Anonymous

           Dammit! This is why I should never skip Fashion Police.

    • Anonymous

      I normally hate this kind of look.  But I have had the hots for Lenny Kravitz since I was a kid.  Lenny Kravitz and Prince both get a pass for wearing weird shit.

      That phone is ridiculous.  I mean, I get it’s a novelty and it’s not the usual thing to see, but seriously, WTF do you do with it when you’re done talking?  You just carry big ol’ phone handset around town?

      • Anonymous

        Nope: you put it in this!, thus becoming the only woman in the world who uses her Louis Vuitton for something other than looking fucking magnificent. :)

    • Lauen newman

      This is too much. It’s like, do people actually wear this stuff in public? He looks so cracktastic. I love it because it is so ridiculous.
      I wish I lived somewhere where I can see this stuff every day.  I feel so small town and un-cultured. 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah they do and this is tame for NYC. If he were not famous, nobody would even give him a second glance in this outfit.

    • Anonymous

      I’d like to see a picture of what he does with the phone when he hangs up. It’s not like he has a big purse to throw it in! He must love attention, as if being him isn’t enough to encourage gawkers, he’s carrying around a WTF phone, you’re right it must be exhausting.

      • http://twitter.com/RocknLox Khadijah James

        He has a book bag on his back.

    • Anonymous

      The clothes look like how he always looks. So nothing really to talk about there, but I just can’t get over the phone. Where do you put it when you’re walking around and not using it?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UH5XQGXDKLXDSVGB626B53KXBA linda

      maybe he sticks it in his front center pants pocket :-)

      • Anonymous

        or perhaps he drapes it around his neck like a stethoscope?? ;)

        • Anonymous

          I imagine he has a minion to carry it for him.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the laugh this morning.

      I, too, am intrigued to know what he does with the receiver when he hangs up. Does he hang in on the variety of chains around his neck? Or maybe he left his boots unzipped so he can stuff the phone in there.

      • Anonymous

        I can’t really tell but he maybe wearing a backpack. I do see straps but those could be just random scraps of material hanging off his vest with no particular purpose. Honestly it’s Lenny it could go either way.

    • Anonymous

      Can’t stand him.

    • Anonymous

      He’s a nut, bless him.

    • Terence Ng

      Maybe it’s the sunglasses, but he looks so young!  I can’t believe Zoe Kravitz is his daughter…

    • Anonymous

      Perfect commentary. The only thing is. . . I kind of wish he had a desktop around his waist. You know, a round wooden desk with a hole in the middle that he fits into. With a desk blotter and a pen. Or even better, no desk, but a secretary to follow him around with the rest of the phone, plus stickies and a pen. And an assistant with a hand mirror and dusting powder. Ooh, and a gentleman’s gentleman with a glass of Moby’s tea. Yes, I think that would do it.

      • Anonymous

        Ahahahaah! Totally! Don’t forget the phonograph on wheels!

        • Anonymous
          • Anonymous

            Or why not just skip the cell phone and carry around a fax machine?

            • Elaine Lang

              Nah, how about a fast-talking newsboy-type with a telegraph machine?   Bonus points if he calls Lenny “Boss.”

      • Anonymous

        Hilarious. Reminds me of the Halloween parades when my kids were in elementary school. One year a girl was a fortune teller with a table around her, with tarot cards and a crystal ball on it. Another year, a kid was a casino black-jack dealer. Now I can’t unsee Lenny as such.

      • Anonymous

        Who knows what/who follows, a step out of the frame?

      • Anonymous

        Who knows what/who follows, a step out of the frame?

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      Yeah, he’s always going to be hot, but walking around with that stupid phone makes me think he’s a douchebag.

    • Anonymous

      Not exactly surprised to see Lenny using the POP Phone adaptor which is supposed to prevent radiation exposure when using your cell phone. He’s probably on the phone a whole lot so he doesn’t have to put it away. Lenny’s look is neither more nor less than what I’d expect from him. I’ll always give him a glance or three. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

        I believe him using the phone adapter to ward off cellular radiation about as much as him wearing those boots for orthopedic purposes.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like a combination of Mad Max and Radar O’Reilly.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        ha!!!

    • Anonymous

      I saw Lenny in concert a couple of weeks back, and his stage wear was more street wear than this.  Lenny rocked it!

      • MilaXX

        Lenny puts on a great show.

    • Judy_J

      Ah, the old school telephone receiver.  I was wondering when that would make a comeback.

    • Rand Ortega

      Just started diggin’ Lenny Hendrix only recently. Very handsome, but always seemed to channel other artists. Lately he seems to be coming into his own being. His look is still a little too planned, too conscious, but unique. His design/furniture line is TDF!

      • Anonymous

        Yes, his look is WAY too planned and he seems to be awfully self-aware. But, having said that, he is crazy beautiful. 

    • Anonymous

      He’s so not my type but he can park those ugly boots under my bed any day.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      For some reason it all works for him.  

    • Anonymous

      that man is like fine wine.

    • Anonymous

      The look appears effortless and thrown together upon first glance, but after reading TLo’s comments and thinking about it…yes, it’s all well planned.  I like Lenny’s music and his style…it works for him/his image.  Not crazy about the boots though.

      The phone receiver is kind of funny…definitely an attention getter (not like he really needs that!)  Good thing he has large pockets to carry that monster around when not in use.  :)

    • Anonymous

      TTH, darling.  TTH…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DUULLK66YTAA3TAAANEKC5QBZ4 Alanna

      Cinna! 

      Can’t wait to see him as Panem’s version of Tim Gunn.  Bonus points for the gold eyeliner.

      • Anonymous

        Yes! When I read the first book, I didn’t know the casting. I’m on the second one now, and Lenny is filling the bill surprisingly well as Cinna.

    • Anonymous

      Lolz!!! I kind of love that earpiece! Even though it’s totally taking a few steps back on the timeline of ‘Efficiency & Usefulness’! XD

    • http://twitter.com/RocknLox Khadijah James

      Lenny’s not a douchebag for being original or not taking his clothes/life so seriously. He’s just got style and flare, he’s a rocker after all. And he’s cute. I wonder why this wasn’t a MOTS post?

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        It IS a MOTS post.

    • Anonymous

      Lenny’s such a dandy… and a perennial hottie.  Normally the combo does not work for me, but he’s mmm, mmm good.

      Love his necklace!

      The phone makes sense if you’re one of those people who contorts their neck to hold the cell phone and leave both hands free, right? 

    • Anonymous

      When I first looked at the thumbnail, I thought he was using a payphone. “Aint too proud to beg” phone calls in movies/tv shows always look better on a payphone. Not that I’m saying Len would ever have to beg, naturally. I’m sure perfect women to suit his whims merely poof into existence on a daily basis.

    • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

      It’s Lenny freakin’ Kravitz. He’s going to have to do a hell of a lot worse before I’ll not find him hot as hell. Weird phone thing and all- I’d take him. I wonder why I never see celebrities when I go to NYC? 

    • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

      It’s Lenny freakin’ Kravitz. He’s going to have to do a hell of a lot worse before I’ll not find him hot as hell. Weird phone thing and all- I’d take him. I wonder why I never see celebrities when I go to NYC? 

    • Crystal Thomas

      btw-I LOVE the phone. I had actually sought one of these out, as I work at a place where I often use my cell as my main phone. I guess I’m old enough that I still want something to ‘cradle’ on my shoulder. Although I must be cooler than Kravitz b/c I had mine two years ago. Yeah, that’s it. Now to figure out how to wear unzipped boots without them falling off…
      http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/7830/

    • Crystal Thomas

      btw-I LOVE the phone. I had actually sought one of these out, as I work at a place where I often use my cell as my main phone. I guess I’m old enough that I still want something to ‘cradle’ on my shoulder. Although I must be cooler than Kravitz b/c I had mine two years ago. Yeah, that’s it. Now to figure out how to wear unzipped boots without them falling off…
      http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/7830/

    • Anonymous

      He is too many things.

    • Anonymous

      Ha! I saw that phone accessory on Top Gear and thought it was a joke.  And Lenny just looks like I expect him to. i actually just bought a pair of gray, ruched, cropped pants from Lululemon that are all to different from his…so I guess I can’t judge.

    • MilaXX

      I can’t disagree, but I still love Romeo Blue.

    • Anonymous

      Love the way he looks because it works on him–and kind of love the phone.  

    • Anonymous

      Hipster Douchebag, you have a call on line one….

    • Amy F

      Its summer on top and winter on the bottom! Lenny -  if its hot enough for sleeveless, its too hot for winter boots.

    • Anonymous

      He’s aging well, no? I can’t imagine admiring a 62 year old with so much tatooing & jewelry, but I wait to be proven wrong. Even when he looks a little poseur-ish, he’s always been fine.

    • Anonymous

      That says how old I am! I didn’t even notice the handset until it was called to my attention. How wierd.

    • Shawn Hill

      All of that would look awful on anyone else. He should be a stylist.

    • Anonymous

      How pretentious can you be?  Where does he store that thing?  He must have an assistant out of shot somewhere.

    • Anonymous

      I wish I had Lenny’s phone number.

    • Sara__B

      Lenny usually looks hot, no matter what weird stuff he has on. Not this time — the winter boots with the pushed-up pants are just plain ugly, and just plain silly in the summer. Go home and try again, Lenny, but not quite so hard!

    • Anonymous

      Oh Lenny, you are so fine.

    • Anonymous

      He’s hot, but he needs a makeover.

    • kim i

      yeah, yeah, yeah … but he’s GORJ.

    • Mariah J

      That phone thing is hilarious, is it supposed to be ironic. Yeah, he needs to stop trying so hard.

    • Anonymous

      I love those phones.

    • http://foodandwinehedonist.wordpress.com/ thefoodandwinehedonist

      I gotta get one of those phones…  That whole ensemble takes too much work to be something he threw together for a walk down the street.  Guestela, you’re right – he’s a douchebag.  It’d be forgivable if his music wasn’t so tiresome.  He was good for a while, but he’s been recording the same jimi hendrix song for 20 yrs.

      • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

        Seconded.  He was, is, and always shall be my definition of “douche.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/aaronfrey9 Aaron Frey

      That phone is hilarious. I love those old receivers, because they were so satisfying to slam down whenever you had an argument with someone on the phone. Except, where do you keep that thing on you? Your utility belt?

    • Jill Roberts

      Leonard, bubbeleh, you’re so hot that it’s pretty hard for you to get anything but a swoon from me–but a dog collar, motorcycle Uggs,  *and* a giant phone? 

    • Jill Roberts

      Leonard, bubbeleh, you’re so hot that it’s pretty hard for you to get anything but a swoon from me–but a dog collar, motorcycle Uggs,  *and* a giant phone? 

    • Joey Melliza

      absofuckingtastic – maybe he should do styling

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1550881905 Hildegerd Haugen

      He is a bit too old for these kind of looks…?

    • Anonymous

      Hes not actually talking on the phone, its a ruse to keep people from approaching him…he does have a cell phone in his left hand…he seems the type that need to carry something, where else could he put his hands

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      “Lenny Kravitz” is a character. Much like “Johnny Depp”… I love it.

    • Anonymous

      I thought he looked fine (you know, for Lenny Kravitz, not normal people) until I got to the boots. I hate them. The phone’s hilarious though.

    • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

      The only thing I can think about with this outfit is that goddammit, I want that headset. Way to ruin your own outfit, Kravitz.

    • Anonymous

      Hot.  Very, very hot.

      This is what Prince would look like if he had been allowed to play in the dirt as a child, and been born Jewish-American instead of Elf-American.

      • Anonymous

        “Elf-American!”  Love it!

        Lenny is luscious to look at–a very well-decorated man. But TLo is right (and hilarious!)–what an effort he has to put into walking to the bodega for a pineapple soda and a pack of gum!  And I would love to find out how the light hits him when he gets out of bed in the morning. If you get my drift….

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, but it’s a lot less effort if the stylish shit is all (or nearly all) you own. Especially if you or a minion keep it all organized by genre or ensemble.

          In other words, it’s easier for the continuously appearance-conscious than those of us who only make an effort on occasion.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, as much as I admire Prince, I do feel that despite his obvious attention to appearance, he’s wasting his full eye-candy potential these days.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but do you like it? ;)
      I have to admit, I sorta like that retro phone, but walking around in public with it is really a bit much.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but do you like it? ;)
      I have to admit, I sorta like that retro phone, but walking around in public with it is really a bit much.

    • Anonymous

      Well, I HAVE one of these phones.  Mine is Red.  I LOVE it and use it for hands free while driving.  There is a button on it where you can hang up.  I also use it at my desk in my office because it allows me to work while talking, tucked under my chin.

      I am on the phone a great deal and I am worried about the phone radiation.  I have had many peple ask where they can get one.

      If I look stupid, so be it.

      The end results of a brain tumor don’t look so hot.

    • Anonymous

      The Mad Max Uggs are where I’m out. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i hate to say it but thats what having style is about.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Can’t hate – he looks hot and the phone is funny.

    • http://twitter.com/Space_Kitty Space_Kitty

      There’s a fine line between hilarious and douche, and to be honest, I’m not sure which side Lenny’s on.

    • Lisa

      Trying too hard, WAY too hard!  He flipped flopped himself from cool to tool.

    • http://www.nahuli.blogspot.com Anonymous

      That phone is kind of awesome.
      We just saw him open for U2 in Oakland and while he was performing, my husband leaned over and said “The middle aged ladies behind us cannot stop talking about how cute he is.”. I looked at my husband and said “Well, he is kind of gorgeous” and he said “Okay yeah I guess I can see that.”. Always nice when a husband and wife can have those honest conversations:)

    • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

      That phone-thing is awful, a jokey gadget that was briefly popular a couple of years ago, then everyone moved on.

    • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

      That phone-thing is awful, a jokey gadget that was briefly popular a couple of years ago, then everyone moved on.

    • Anonymous

      He could be wearing purple zebra-print hammer pants and carrying a Trimline and still be fine for DAYS – love him!

    • Anonymous

      I wanted to say something, yet I find myself strangely distracted…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25500124 Eric Jacobs

      hot douchebag….mmm

    • http://twitter.com/bevog bevog

      Well I love Lenny – he can do no wrong in my eyes.

    • Anonymous

      You guys crack me up! Never change.

    • Anonymous

      I love that phone.  The photo belongs in a modern art museum.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t deny he’s beautiful… but he looks like a douchebag.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for making my laugh, guys. And the comments are cracking me up, too!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for making my laugh, guys. And the comments are cracking me up, too!

    • Anonymous

      obscenely fabulous commentary

    • http://twitter.com/Naddy_Lite Ms. Nadege

      OBSESSED with these Lenny pictures, but then again, I’m a huge fan lol