Saturday, 7 December 2013

James Goldstein in Balmain and Saint Laurent - Dom Perignon Limited Edition Launch

James Goldstein in Balmain and Saint Laurent - Dom Perignon Limited Edition Launch
Balmain Spring Summer 2013 / James Goldstein / Source: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America / Saint Laurent Fall Winter 2013

James Goldstein at the launch of Dom Perignon Limited Edition by Jeff Koons at Wall at W Hotel on December 5, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The enigmatic fashion icon wore a military styled tuxedo jacket from Balmain Spring Summer 2013, over a black shirt and chained denims from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane Fall Winter 2013. Often seen in the most fashion forward pieces, James always retained that cowboy look, with that big belt buckle, cowboy boots and hat.

"If there is anyone more qualified to wear what the bloody hell he likes, it's James. If there was any definition of 'advanced style' it's James here. The models, if you ask me, look second rate to him. This is how to wear 'fashion' at any age. A true style icon!" ~ Simon Glazin, The Very Simon G

Fashion often celebrates eccentricity. I have been accused of being bland and boring for a long time, because I enjoy classic and relatively risk-free pieces. I feel bad criticising James here, am I even qualified to? We are entitled to our opinions and for the longest time I have always been mindful of what people think of me. That left me unhappy, trying to please everyone. Should I get my friends to slap me hard if I head out in that outlandish attire, or should we celebrate being individuals? For at the end of the day, all we have is ourselves and it is important to be happy. I would love to dress up as the Balmain and Saint Laurent model, but if there is a way to measure happiness and James top the leader-board, who am I to question his choices? Let's face it, Saint Laurent model on the right seems a little unsure of that shade of lipstick, and Balmain chap on the left just kept wondering "are we done yet?". And James is going "now you look at me, yes look into my eyes, oh yesss.".

Whatever you do, however you dress, I wish you are happy.

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1 comment:

  1. Ahhh I so love your comment, well-written.

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what's he wearing?