Adam Lambert at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills

Posted on October 04, 2013

Is it wrong that we want Adam and his shopping buddies to break into a rousing rendition of “Cool” from West Side Story?


Adam Lambert does some shopping at Barneys New York with friends in Beverly Hills.

Come on. That would be perfect and you know it.

We should start demanding flash mob-style spontaneous public performances from our celebrities. Keep them on their toes, we say.






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  • thecitysleeps

    I see how you avoided any talk on the actual outfit. Clever devils!

  • Glam Dixie

    For a casual day of shopping with friends, he looks great. If I saw him on the street I would admire him and those long legs and boots. And if he broke into song, well so much the better!

  • DTLAFamilies

    Stop summoning them. You know who I mean.

    • thecitysleeps

      This. And I don’t even dislike him.

    • lovetheusa1776

      You, I guess.

      • No, she means crazy fangurls.

        • lovetheusa1776

          The Mod protecting its own – lol

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Don’t say it out loud, TLo! It’s like Beetlejuice!

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  • MarTeaNi

    This is the firs time I’ve seen him and found him rather good looking. I attribute that to the use of houndstooth and the fact that he’s not colored like a tropical fruit for once.

  • He is totally the Nancy of this coven.

    • PinkySlinky

      oh god love you for this comment

    • Lucía Gavello

      We are the weirdos, mister.

  • newleaf1

    Cool shirt.

  • decormaven

    This is a good look for him. A definite thumbs up for a flash mob performances from our stars. Adam could rock the heck out of any West Side Story song.

    • alyce1213

      Just what I thought — he could make that happen.

  • MilaXX

    I wonder if he’s really making a phone call or pulling a Parker Posey.

    • Barbara Affolter

      I’ve seen that look. He’s telling one of his fruit flies to dump her no-good boyfriend in time for cocktails tonight.

  • Akemi

    I actually like this outfit (until he tied that shirt around his waist, wtf), and I am happy his sunglasses are not twice the size of his head like they usually are.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Right – he had me until he tied that around his waist.

  • Jennifer Ford

    They actually look really cool and cute, but for some reason the gas station scene in Zoolander popped into my head when I saw them. Maybe it’s the hat.

    • fursa_saida

      And now all I can think about is the gas station scene from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet.

    • JDreesen

      how did i miss this the first time around?! i was even looking to see if anyone had mentioned the gas fight. it’s all i see.

      (um…not like, all the time every day of my life or anything; just within the context of these photos…not sure why i felt the need to clarify that…i’ll just be going now…[shuffles off stage left a la Ashlee Simpson on SNL].)

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      You have all my love for the year for that comment!

  • alyce1213

    I’m loving his regular guy look and his hair.

  • roadkill

    so his natural skin color is actually not tropicana tangerine.. who knew

    • lovetheusa1776

      Apparently not you.

  • sagecreek

    Just imagine those tats when he’s 60.

    • At 60 your skin isn’t that much looser or more wrinkled. Maybe when he is 90 you can clutch your pearls at how he has disfigured himself.

    • Pennymac

      I imagine he’ll look like a 60 yr old badass. Whats your point?

      • sagecreek

        My point is that I love baiting the tat folks. Because you fall for it Every. Single. Time.

      • fursa_saida

        For your/our enjoyment: hellotailor(.)tumblr(.)com /post/62413219229/littlecatlady-how-are-you-going-to-look-with

    • marlie

      I’m not a “tat person;” I personally don’t really like them, but I think the argument of “imagine those when s/he’s XX years old” doesn’t really carry much weight anymore, since tattoos are SO ubiquitous. It’s no longer a sign of youthful rebellion, and more an artistic statement.

      • formerlyAnon

        I think they’re far more trivial than an artistic statement for a lot of people. Of course, for others they’re a very meaningful, personal expression, so it’s hard to generalize, as much as I like to.

        Myself, I think the right full sleeve is devastatingly attractive, other than that, I don’t get tats. Of course, I nearly had a nervous breakdown choosing the tile & pattern for a kitchen back splash, so body art is beyond my level of competency.

        • AnneElliot

          Same here. I can’t think of anything I’d like to committed to my skin for the next 50 years. Plus I’m on the wrong side of 40 so I’m sure I would just look ridiculous.

          • formerlyAnon

            Age doesn’t seem to factor into it much amongst my tattooed “adult” (which kinda means 30-something plus) friends, any more than it affects who still goes to live music or goes hiking & camping – it’s more a combination of how a person sees themself and how much energy they have for the non-essentials. Work, kids, caretaking for elderly relatives, one’s own health challenges seem to have more to do with it than years accumulated.

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  • Danielle

    Glad he shaved. He was veering into Tony Stark territory.

  • mjude

    now the song is in my head. 🙂 I think adam looks cute

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Yes, let’s call Officer Krupke, he’ll make it happen.

  • PastryGoddess

    Is he wearing makeup over his stubble?

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Sigh, I miss guyliner Adam…this bores me to the point of apathy…

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Take heart, he could be wearing guyliner under the shades.

  • manina

    Adam can do no wrong, in my book. Even when he wears his Klingon boots and all that make up and chipped black nail polish, I still think he is the best. The best that came out of AI. I love his voice and his looks and he has really good manners and is always pleasant and agreeable when interviewed. He is definitely a breath of fresh air compared to many other famous singers.

  • kimmeister

    Every single item of clothing he is wearing looks dirty. I know it’s the intentional shading of the fabric, but still, a bit much all in one outfit.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Like that idea – he’s a pretty good dancer, too.

  • Linda LaPaz

    I can totally see it! And I demand it begins now.

  • marlie

    I think he looks good. It’s a toned-down take on his standard looks. I also like that he still has his “traditional” hair, but without all of the product.

  • quiltrx

    He looks cute in a GOTS kind of way…and breaking into song would be beyond fabulous.

  • somebody blonde

    I wish West Side Story were a part of everyday life, personally.

    • sisterb67

      I concur, but Adam Lambert is no Tucker Smith! : )

  • kipper

    14.30 min…….

  • formerlyAnon

    They look like they’re enjoying themselves. Go for it, gentlemen. Life is short.

  • JDreesen

    i get the West Side Story vibe, but to be honest the first thing that came to my mind when i saw these pics was a good ol’ fashioned Zoolander gas fight.

    …pretty sure one of those guys is drinking an orange mocha frappuccino.

  • bellafigura1

    I know it’s on purpose, but his clothes looked like he rolled in dust.


    Looks like the “Edward hair” is making a comeback.

  • BookishBren

    I actually like this look on him and his hair isn’t so jet black either. Casual look and he pulls it off.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever seen him in anything but black. It’s nice to switch it up

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Okay… okay, I admit, that would be cute! Anyway, he looks adorable – except until he tied his shirt around his waist! It looked better before.

  • Eric Stott

    Not bad!!!

  • He looks put together because he’s Adam Lambert. I like his sleeves rolled up but the jacket or over-shirt is kinda ugly, and it doesn’t go with the pants or shirt. But I think he’s fabulous, anyway.

    I’ve been known to tie a shirt or sweatshirt around my waist, but usually I’m hiking and walking the dog. This is a terrible “look” on me, but he can get away with it for some reason.