Thursday, December 9, 2010

Website Needs Better Editing: Complaint #152 - Open Wound Edition (Ewww)


Models with open wounds don't really help sell clothes. What the heck?

PS - Tramp Stamps don't do much, either. Drats, the link below is to the SNL skit about tattoo removal but the photo is not coming up. Click on it, it's funny:



http://gprime.net/video.php/tattooremover

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

i concur!

what's happening with their web team? how can anyone miss that kind of "mistake"?

eeeeek! it's out there for everyone to see!

arvee

Anonymous said...

also i left a message on their wall about their slogan in their "new" web layout that says "Get it there on time", when you hover your mouse over it, it'll say "Shippins Alwats on us"

what the...? it's been a week and it hasn't been fixed yet!

Anonymous said...

*Shippings

Anonymous said...

That is rather hillarious! They should hire me to photoshop their models :D I loooove photoshop (im a graphic designer) and it would be kickass to work for lululemon.

Anonymous said...

Ok so the gaping wound on the model is a bit much, but I like that Lulu is using real athletes (as opposed to the previous waif-thin model), and I also am really digging the new more relaxed poses rather than the military pose from before. I like seeing the clothes modeled on someone whose body shape is more athletic- it gives me a better idea of what the clothes would look like on me. I don't even mind the tattoos- it makes the models seem more like real people and more accessible versus the whole airbrushed perfect girls in so many other ads.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:17 - I like the more natural poses, too, but the blonde girl has to stop slouching - check out the power purple dash pullover and short sleeve run swiftly tech shirt. Arghhh - stand up straight! The blonde should model the jackets and the dark haired one should model the tanks. They should do what Athleta does and have them model in yoga poses. I like that.

RunMama said...

Seriously, that wound is gross. I can't believe it got out of the editing room. I also am not liking the dirty feet on the models, and the chipped nail polish. I am all for 'real' looking models, but this is just sloppiness.

Anonymous said...

Dirty nails and open wounds... yuck. Tattoos, I could care less.

Glow said...

I saw that on the site last night, and laughed. :p

DiamondsandTulle said...

very odd choice of model and lack of photoshopping indeed. I mean there's keeping it real, then there's just a bit too much gore.

houndlvr67 said...

And Elim continually makes mistakes on her blog-she originally called a Swift Tank a Spark Tank. I don't think she proofs before she posts...

Neph said...

They need to hire professional models. All these issues are sloppy, and I dislike the awkward poses in the new photos.

3crazykids said...

Ok, that SNL skit is to die for. Sadly, I have many tatoos waiting to painfully and expensively be removed. :(

Anonymous said...

They can do both:
hire professional fitness models (like athleta catalog). The wound is disgusting. I don't mind tattoos so much (one on the arm or shoulderblade or whatever) but having a tramp stamp riding up the back of the shorts is in bad taste.

Anonymous said...

Lulu must read this because the shorts were not up for awhile...now they're back sans wound and tattoo.

Anonymous said...

Wow ... all this for a scrape and a tat ..

Anonymous said...

Yuck... lulu is amateur... what other company that is presenting themselves as "superior workout" apparel would have tramp stamps and open wounds... yuck.
And for anon 5:40, obviously you have no attention to professionalism and detail.

Anonymous said...

wow seriously people? your complaining about a litte wound on her arm and a tattoo? do you have any idea what the tattoo may symbolize for her? maybe its very meaningful so dont judge what you dont know. Also, everyone was complaining about not having "real" women model the clothing, well here they are so stop complaining, also this wound isnt disgusting, its minor, try working in a hospital as a nurse, i have seen far far worse, I really hope when a friend or child of yours gets a wound or cut, first response isn't ewwww or yuck, grow up

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 10:37 pm - My initial complaints about a real model stemmed from the early model that was very boyishly shaped - wide shoulders, not much bust and no hips and she was posed like she was in charge of a firing squad. It was hard to tell how the clothes would look on curvy women.

As for cuts and tattoos, I think the purpose of a model is to serve as a stand-in for us, so we can imagine ourselves in these clothes. Lululemon is selling an image, an ideal. I think the model needs to be as neutral as possible so we can insert ourselves into the clothes. I actually wouldn't mind if they went back to what they used to have - an invisible body filling out the top. This is what Athleta does and then has additional photos of the clothes with people in yoga poses or riding a bike or whatever so you can see them in motion.

I have three sons so I've seen plenty of cuts and some of them are rather ewww-y. And her cut looks like it wasn't minor. The real objection is to the lack of quality control. The cut obviously should have been cropped out but they missed it. Just like they missed the fact that their once-a-year, "holiday print", made in Canada, Black Roses Power Y has been sitting in the TOPS section for the last 15 hours.

Anonymous said...

lulumum's blog is bashing you over this (she created two separate posts over this, so she obviously wants to create a negative conversation about you), totally obsessed negative creature, I notice she even copies your style of writing.

Anonymous said...

i read and love both blogs, but i don't think it's fair to say that someone who has a different opinion is "bashing". There have been many occasions where each blog has had differing opinions about the same thing - like with the feel of the black roses print crbs, and the first post about not liking that came from Lulumum's blog. Luluaddict's post disagreed and if you really want to dig too deeply into it, you could say Luluaddict's post was doing the same thing accused here. My point is not to pick a side, I'm just trying to demonstrate that the above poster is over-analyzing and is the one that is trying to create negative conversation. Two blogs on the same topic are going to cover the same things, and there are times when they'll disagree. Individual opinions don't mean anything personal so I see no reason to throw stones over it! Readers visit for a little fun, so let's just go back to that?

Anonymous said...

@anon 6:32, wish it were innocent, but lulumum has made it clear how she feels about this blog, she specifically referred to differing opinions when she posted twice about this topic. She is a wolf in sheeps clothing.

Anonymous said...

i don't know that i interpreted it that way. Because someone refers to the fact that there are differing opinons (which is the reality and a fact) doesn't make it a personal attack. From what I got, she was simply stating that not everyone feels the same about the debate and provided her personal perspective. Just because this blog has voiced the opposite opinion doesn't mean a thing. I think you're reading a bit too much into it - just take it at face value, two different blogs think two different things. In fact, I've even seen Lulumum's blog link back to this one when info was reported here first (I think I recall something about Iviva most recently) which isn't a sign of war.

Here's the thing: I'm a professional writer that manages many corporate blogs, I've seen people fly off the handle a lot when it's not necessary and have found as a result, I've become really objective when it comes to comments and debates. When you're dealing with things in writing, you can't register tone of voice or body language, so it's easy to apply your own perspective to what someone is saying when in reality it might have just been a friendly statement. I know it's easy to read too much into things, and I just think in this circumstance this may be the case. I love reading both blogs, and I appreciate the fact that there are sometimes different perspectives because it makes things more interesting. I also feel a bit like I know each blogger and don't like to feel like either are being attacked.