Sunday, December 16, 2012

Photos from Australia and More

Another version of the stripes craziness photo I posted a couple of days ago. On the top and right are Forme Jackets, one in Flare Light/Inkwell and the other in Sea Stripe Polar Haze/Black. I believe both are wearing matching Wunder Under crops and Cool Racerback tanks. The womanon the left is wearing the Nothing But Run Jacket and Speed Shorts in Mint Moment Sea Stripe.

Another photo of the new Not So Basic Tee made of the new silverescent sheer luon material. I am really excited for this to hit North America. I love sheer luon and I really like the classic look of this top. This one is in Mint Moment. I looks like she is wearing a pair of Run For Your Life crops with it.

Super soft micro fleece Bold in the Cold LS and Power Up crop.

Black Shape Jacket with the Laceoflage Lustrous crops. I like seeing how black tops look paired with these crops.



38 comments:

Anonymous said...

All of it has zero appeal. Content to save my money.

Anonymous said...

I agree, think i may dust off my sewing machine and learn how to make my own work out wear- now theres an idea :)!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but the laceoflage bottoms really age every one... It's looks like something my 70 year old grandma would wear... YUCK!

Sandra said...

OT: just washed my power purple define for the first time ( I don't wear it to work out, just throw it on for the occasional run to the store or quick errand) and I noticed the inside of the pockets were sewn very poorly and one pocket is worse than the other. It had shreds of cloth hanging. I'm kinda of bummed because its a beautiful color but the only thing separating the pocket from the inside is ONE flimsy seam. I contacted LLL and they accepted it for a return but its not like I can replace it. I checked my most recent define (Rose brushed define/ black and grey) and the inside seams are perfect. I hope they actually have QC now and it's on all items.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I've ever seen anything uglier. The only outfit that doesn't make me feel a bit ill is the bottom photo.

Anonymous said...

Those speed shorts will be mine. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

everything this season has just screeeeeamed "sports superstore" to me. It just looks like the blah kind of stuff that Nike/Adidas makes for their 2nd rate lines that sit in these big box sports stores (not even their good lines)...

just makes me so sad-lululemon's fall/winter is always my fave. These just look pedestrian and cheap to me :(

Elisa said...

I agree @11:19am. None of these styles look at all interesting to me either. My credit card is thanking Lulu right now.

Anonymous said...

Jail House Rock!!!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 4:49 pm - Sports superstore indeed! That is exactly right!!! Very uninspired designs and un-luluesque, definitely pedestrian. The color blocked items make every look so cheap imo.

A dressmaker said...

Anony @ 12.30

To make your own Lulesque gear you'll need a cover stitch machine, a very basic machine that only uses three threads costs $400 on discount and it's fairly crappy one at that.

If you want the quality of machine they use on Lulu gear you're looking at several thousand, so good luck with the homemade gear.

Anonymous said...

That top photo is really disturbing in all aspects. :( Too-short shorts, odd flesh-colored WUs... icky.

Jen said...

It's just do much fun to look at these photos and wonder what the ed's were thinking when they donned these hideous combinations. They do look like they're having fun - but I am sure they're really thinking "is there any way to blur out my face in the PNs this week?"

Anonymous said...

Fugly.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, the shape jacket doesn't look so bad/short in the last picture - I am pretty short-waisted so I might need to try it on...

Anonymous said...

Very well said. Totally agree.

Anonymous said...

THE ZIPPER IS DISGUSTING!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

Dressmaker I disagree with you. I purchased a Pfaff serger at my local sewing store. It was a trade in and I paid $479. No one needs a multi thousand dollar machine to make work out wear.

Anonymous said...

Wait- so there are really NO wraps this year? None. Lulu has always been a little bit unpredictable with design but this is a huge, huge miss. Why would you not put out any wraps? What could the possible gain from that be?

RunItMyWay said...

Looks like lots of PASSES for me for the next few weeks! None of it appeals to me at all. Probably a good thing, this has been a very expensive Christmas and I have more than enough workout gear. Could have used another pair of winter running pants or tights, but I'm not a fan of all the colour blocked items out now. Oh well!

Anonymous said...

That top picture is not doing lululemon any good! why would their corporate office even let that go out? it is basically a mockery of the clothes. ick - I stopped in to my local store and was sad that literally nothing appealed to me. I guess it is good for the wallet especially this time of year!

Anonymous said...

upload tonight?

Anonymous said...

I don't LIKE anything from Lulu since 8 months!!!! :(

Anonymous said...

This isn't even just fug. Its over the top crazy fug.

Anonymous said...

normally, imo, the models/educators make items i think are hideous look good. sadly, none of the above reflects that. the black shoulders remind me of thriller (no offence to anyone who loves this look)

im not actually that disappointed, i haven't expected much given the months and months of problems.

on another note, i bought some great extreme weather running tights elsewhere that i love. i was waiting for the chillstop pants, its a very similar design, but i knew a few things upfront. most importantly, that the inseam would be way way way too long on me.

i checked them out after upload and thought, oh well, i knew it anyways. im not near a store and cannot do the hemming. plus i am personally not a huge fan of the lace.

im not sure why a company would ignore several pleading customers who want a shorter inseam pant. i think they could produce one or two pairs and see how they sell?? im not saying to leave out the other lengths but it seems obvious? especially when its the features of the pants that the petites do not want to lose.

im not sure that it really matters that much to me anymore, i have solidly turned to other brands. i cannot take the chance on the quality or sheer or changed fits. on that note, i used to love flow-y bras. loved them. then they were changed. i bought one of the new design, returned it and that was it.

im not sure who ll is trying to appeal to these days but its not me thats for sure!! i don't expect every style/colour to appeal to me, not at all. but i would have liked to have added one or two items to my gym wardrobe. well, i have, just not from ll.

still love the blog and the product reviews/fit reports and glimpse of upcoming items though.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:55 am - Yup! Christine Day said at the 3rd quarter results call that the company was going away from cotton items and more towards technical that could pass for street wear.

[Day] "...A strategic decision that we made was to walk away from some of the cottons that we've done in the past because they're not as technical product. Those were high-volume sales drivers for us, so transitioning the customer to a more technical guest is still always a strategy that we're optimizing. So if to do it over, I would probably not have walked away maybe as much in the holiday season from that because that scuba hoodie for young girls is a big gift giver. But I think we'll look at that again for next year, but on the whole, the technical product is great and the core business is great. And it's more a story about what strategically we chose not to do for the holiday season."

"... So when we talk about moving into technical street, it's always technical first. And so things like the what the fluff? line to us represents a technical street where it's beautiful enough to wear as your outerwear but it also has that highly technical element to it. So you'll see us move more into technical that crosses over. And some of the beauty of like the Men's jacket, the commuter jacket that was just out there, is so handsome on, but at the same time, you can ride a bike in the rain and show up for work and it's so handsome. So those are the things that we refer to when we talk about pushing the line into technical street. And we'll always do things like the dresses or something for a little bit of summer fun because our guest enjoys it and, frankly, so do we.


[Analyst Question]

Does that mean that the technical street portion of the assortments could become a bigger contribution to the assortments going forward?
Christine M. Day - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

[Day] I think that's the plan over time. And obviously, we have very high sales per square foot, and we have to plan in what the future growth is going to be and do that in a very strategic way, and I think that's what you see us doing."


It's actually ridiculous to pass this off as a "new" direction for lululemon since many people wear the technical fabric items, like Studio Pants, Stride Jackets, Cool Racerbacks, as street wear already. I think the company is making a big mistake since the cotton wear is great for apres or lounge wear and is a large part of their sales. I'd encourage people to let the company know how disappointing that is on their facebook page and by email.

Anonymous said...

I had a past educator from the GEC (a Lauren) tell me a few yrs ago...that Lululemon spent MILLIONS on special sewing machines, so therefore the mark-up on the pants, for instance,was really not that high! She told me some sort of BS...about it costing Lulu $70 to make Grooves and they keep $30 profit!!! Im sorry, I don't believe that! I don't believe that seeing that 98% of Lulu clothing is made in 2nd and 3rd world countries! I bet it costs them $6 to make a pair of Groove pants! That sounds about right.

Anonymous said...

Guess what? The company knows how disappointed their customers are and they don't care! They are more interested in pushing prices to see what the customers' breaking point is rather than giving their customers a break.

Anonymous said...

Technical gear focus? Great! But really? LLL can't even create a decent TRUE winter running pant/tight. Not Vancouver (I do love you, Van) temps, REAL winter temps. Toasty Tech Tight is a big fail, same as other attempts made in the past.

Plus they can keep their frou frou lace, flowers, prison stripes etc.

Anonymous said...

I tried on the Bold in the Cold LS today. The seam down the front is a big fail. I wouldn't even consider it at half price. I bought the Ice Queen LS in slope stripe limitless blue, but I am going to wait to remove tags til I see what's uploaded.

Anonymous said...

Christine Day is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Lousy direction, and that new stuff is scary bad. I agree: sports superstore.

So glad I had my Lulu fever before it all went to pot. The only thing in the last several months that has appealed to me is the white herringbone crops.

I guess Lulu feels its longtime "guests" have worn out their welcome. So be it. We are welcome in so many other places that are putting out beautiful styles & fabrics.

So glad I have some classic yummy Lulu to remember this crazy year of spending dangerously.

Anonymous said...

I personally LOVE the older cotton stuff to wear to and from yoga.

When you're leaving hot yoga, the last thing you want to do is pull on a pair of tight nylon pants (or jeans)..so being able to put on one of the cozy, looser "apres" pieces and a wrap=a huuuuge thing for me.

I like that those "apres" pieces are (were?) comfortable enough for post-yoga, but not so grubby that I'd be mortified to run into the grocery store or coffee shop.

sigh.


Anonymous said...

The bold in the cold are so unflattering.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial but I'm sure the writer at 12:30 was making a joke/fun comment

Anonymous said...

I like the bold in the cold pants, and they have been performing for me in the wet cold NYC nasty weather we have been having lately. I think that these don't work if you are a typical pear shaped person or if you are curvy. The waist band on these pants is a little strange looking but it's comfortable. I personally go for comfort and performance.
I don't own anything cotton from LL as I starting buying the brand for racing sailboats and cotton is the most uncomfortable material when it gets wet and soggy and cold. the jail house stripes and fluffy girly crap has got to go though.

M

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:06 pm….couldn't agree more!!