Thursday, October 13, 2011

Photos - Pure Technique and Active Strength Tanks

This is about how long the Power Technique was on me, maybe a bit longer. It makes cinching it problematic. If I cinch it and then pull it higher then the body will poof out like a balloon. I guess I could leave it tunic length. I'll have to give it another try.

The Active Strength tank in Heathered Black Swan. It also comes in black.

I don't think I told you guys that the GEC stated the US wouldn't be getting Gratitude Wraps at all this year. I don't get that decision. The US is a warmer climate overall than Canada, we'd get more use of the jacket. Here in SoCal I'd probably be able to wear it most of the year.  Updated - A reader comments that the GEC told her the GWs might show up in the US after all. Maybe lulu is changing their mind about US stores, or maybe people at the GEC don't know the real story. Getting a straight story from them is very frustrating.

25 comments:

Michelle Q said...

What?!?! No GW for the US at all? What genius at Lulu made that decision? Way to disengage your customers, Lulu. Ugh. I'm sorry, but that really disgusts me, and I'm not a huge GW fan.

Anonymous said...

A GEC yesterday told me the US may get the GW in November or December. Who knows. All I know is my order was cancelled out of nowhere after a confirmation came through and I'm ANGRY! I understand the whole their wanting to hype up the product, creating buzz, and the scarcity model of marketing, but alienating your customers by not producing enough product of the most coveted product in lulu history is just downright wrong!!!!!! The response that they didn't know that it would be so popular is bull! They were just hoping that people would go to the site and try buy one and buy other things because they probably lost money from the past few months of so-so product.

Steph said...

If you are larger busted (34DDD) but still a smaller gal (130 lb, 5"8) would this fit? I'm so nervous about ordering the tanks but they r so dang cute!

Anonymous said...

CW in black swan on US side in 4 and 6...I just ordered one no problem:)

Anonymous said...

BTW I had to type gratitude in the search bar on the Lulu site to find it. Just looked again and still 4 and 6.

Ashley said...

thanks anonymous, i would have never found that. i just ordered one and received a confirmation. crossing my fingers it doesn't get canceled!

Anonymous said...

only size 6 left now!!!!

pretty addicted said...

I ordered a 6, and there is still at least one left. Somebody snag it! I hope they ship :)

LuluAddict said...

@ Steph - the Power Technique might work. I don't think the Active Strength would work as well. It really smushed me down and I'm a 36DD. The Pure Focus might fit but not offer much support. The Run For Your Life is another tank you might to check out.

@ anon 3:51 am - that is good news. Maybe lulu is changing their mind about not putting them in US stores.

Anonymous said...

I just don't understand lulu's position on the GW. They KNOW how popular it is and how desperately people want one. Lulu, just make a whole bunch of them! I know they like to keep their items coveted and sought-out for, but for the GW would it have killed them to make 500 or 1000 more? Btw, I don't want the GW myself as I don't think it would be flattering on my particular body, but it makes me mad that lulu did this.
For the Active Strength, I did not try it but I do not like the way heathered luxtreme looks on my tummy and chest areas. For some reason I think it adds bulk to me. I have the Spin Me and Turbo tanks in heathered luxtreme and in sold luxtreme, and the solid colors look way better on me. I do like heathered luon light though.

Rachel said...

I don't understand why they did what they did with the Gratitude Wrap. I was looking at them on eBay, and they're selling on there for upwards of $250 now... Sooooooo unfair! As if the prices aren't already steep enough to begin with!

Anonymous said...

Actually the GW would make a great layering piece for colder climates.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Canada and I wear my Lulu jackets all the time - remix, lux, defines, etc... In the winter, it layers underneath my coat. In the summer, I need it because the air conditioning.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I was up at 6am California time to order the GW when it was uploaded. The website errored out on me multiple times. It said my state was invalid (did CA leave the union overnight?) and paypal was invalid (even though it worked just fine Monday for the Loot upload!). When I got to work at 8 I had a confirmation email so I was so excited it worked! Then about an hour ago I got an email that it was cancelled. What??? I have a confirmation email, plus they didn't cancel it for over 24 hours. I'm so annoyed. I don't care about the GW as much as I care about this awful customer service. How about telling me they are backordered or I will have first chance to order one when they're restocked?
Love your blog LuluAddict- or should I say I'm a LuluAddict addict? :)

Anonymous said...

LuluAddict, is the power technique longer than the power dance? The power dance was just a little short for my liking...but then again I'm one of the people who loves the extra long CRBs! (They look regular length on me.)

yogibabe said...

Hi all, If you guys have not seen this already, it's Jenn Theil's blog. Read it and maybe next time, before you put some nasty remarks about how someone looks and signing off as "anonymous", remember that all those images you see are real people, they can feel too. http://smilewithyourheart.com/
Thanks to Lulumum on this posting.

Anonymous said...

Wow! read Jenn Theil's blog- for the record, I think she is absolutely beautiful. I do remember one unkind comment here, but it was absolute nutso- commenting on her weight, which is perfect. I think it is important to keep in mind that unkindness to others isn't good for anybody- including the person perpetuating it. Toxic stuff.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:54 pm - the Power Technique is significantly longer than the Power Dance, maybe about 2-3".

@ yogibabe & anon 7:03 pm- the person commenting on the lulu model's weight on this blog was obviously a troll. There is no way she is in anyway fat.

I know I've commented on the various luluemon models' appearance many times in the blog. It's not a critique against them personally but aimed at how a model helps me visualize the clothes on me, my shape, my coloring. For example, for a long while lulu was using only the blonde female model, making it hard to visualize some colors on a person with brown hair. That's one reason I post the store photos. There is a much greater variety of shape, height, and coloring. When I see unkind comments about them I have a lot more sympathy for them since they are not professional (or semi-professional) models such as the web models. They are saleswomen kind enough to have photos of themselves posted all over the web for our benefit and are doing us a great favor.

yogibabe said...

Too true LLA. I like the pictures that you posted of "regular" people wearing the clothes. For the same reason that you post them, they give me perspective on how any particular body types or colorings look like in any tops/bottoms that they wear. Helps me a lot in making my choices, be it for my own purchases or especially for gifts. Thank you so much for the services you render to us and thank you for models that are willing to help us out. :)

jessie said...

Clearly the comment abiut the models weight was a sarcastic one, right? That is how I read it anyway. I mean come on, can you imagine anyone really thinking she's fat? Lighten up people.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I GREATLY appreciate the pictures here of all different shapes and sizes- it gives me a more 'real world' perspective. I love this blog for the info and insight, it is very helpful.

Peony said...

Yogababe-
Thanks for posting the link to Jenn's blog. What an interesting person she is! Is she also the model on Lulu's website, and the one that posed sans clothing for their homepage last week?
I'm sorry that she took those nasty people's comments to heart.

pretty addicted said...

Thought I would update that the size 6 GW I managed to order yesterday morning shipped and is being delivered today! So if you see your size pop back go ahead and order it ... it will likely work :)

I too like seeing the clothes on real people. It's so helpful, and I very much appreciate the ladies who allow themselves to be photographed. It's a shame what happened with Jenn. I hope she realizes that it's just the usual trolling.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the Royality Scuba in person? OR should I wait and see if there are new Scuba colors coming out for the holiday season.

Anonymous said...

It made me feel disheartened after reading Jenn Thiel's blog. I enjoyed her video and think she is so inspiring. Also, thank you to the educators for their pics. Some of us don't have access to stores and depend on these photos before plunking down a good amount of money.