Monday, October 31, 2011

More Photos of the Latest - Cabin LS, Reversible Wunder Unders, Destined Duffel

Another photo of the Gray Ombre Cabin Longsleeve top. It reverses to solid Heathered Blurred Gray.

A couple more photos of the reversible pique Wunder Unders. The top is black gray mini check and the bottom are black heathered coal mini check.

Photo of the new Destined for Greatness Duffel in some sort of purple ombre stripe. I posted a photo of this new duffel in black a couple of days ago.

 The web model photo of the Black Swan Ariel Tank. Where is the Black Swan CRB? I would love a CRB in this color.

New! Ombre Stripe Cabin LS and More

New Cabin Longsleeve in Gray Ombre Stripe / Heathered Blurred Gray (thanks to Erin for this photo).

Another photo of the new Live Simply jackets. Heathered Coal on the left and Heathered Plum on the right.

Great photo showing the two different sides of the reversible Wunder Unders in the mini-check and stripe.

A better photo of the new Astros in the Deep Coal stripe / White heathered blurred gray mini check.

Plum Live Simple & Heathered Persian Purple Scuba

I think the new Plum Live Simply is actually a heathered plum. Shown above with the new Heathered Plum Scoop Neck tank and reversible stripe/check Wunder Unders.

New Scuba in Heathered Persian Purple.

Close Up of Heathered Black Swan Plum Stripe Scuba & More

Ok, this is more like it. Now that I've seen the close up version I'm pretty sure I can live without this Scuba. I have a solid plum that I love and this one is pretty close. Currant Scuba, you are back on top of my list.

A photo of the White Heathered Blurred Gray Classic Stripe Scuba on a person. I can live without this one, too. I really like a wider stripe pattern in my Scubas, like last year's poncho stripe:

Why didn't I get this last year when I had the chance? Drats!

I'm not sure if the middle Define is a brand new Black Stripe Pique Define but I think it might be. When I find out for sure I will update this post.

FYI, Heathered Smokey Rose and Heathered Persian Purple don't look that great paired with each other.

NEW Store Arrivals - Black Swan Plum Stripe Scuba and More

I am dying to see a close up of the Scuba on the left. It is the Heathered Black Swan Plum Classic Stripe/Plum Scuba. I love both Black Swan and Plum. Hmmm, this new one or the Currant Scuba? Decisions, decisions. The one on the right is also new - White Heathered Blurred Gray Classic Stripe.

The Currant Scoop Neck is also calling my name. I can tell already November is going to be an expensive month for me.

The Groove band in Winter Quilt 17. When I first saw a photo of these I had thought one of the blocks was an orange color but it looks like it's just a heathered Currant. I might have to invest in these since I plan on getting a few tanks in this color palette and I've been wanting to get a third pair of Groove pants.

New short sleeve Swiftly tee in Plum.

New reversible Wunder Under crops in Blurred Gray Mini Check / Stripe.

The new Special Edition CRB with the zipper also comes in black. I think black is better for this since it hides the very clunky way the zipper was integrated into the tank.

New Astro pants in Persian Purple Mini Check. There is also a version in White Heathered Blurred Gray Mini Check.

New Swiftly LS in Currant and Persian Purple.

I am dying to see this tank in person. I'm not sure if I will be getting it since I tend to like bolder colors but I definitely want to see it.

Define Jacket in Currant

Man, the Currant Scuba is calling my name, too.

Comparison of New Ariel Tank to Previous Version

A very interesting photo showing the disparity in sizes between the new Ariel tank, shown in Black Swan, versus the previous version, shown in Power Purple (I believe) on the right. (Thanks to Nancy Q. for this photo.) Both tanks are the same size yet are markedly different. One good thing is that it looks like the bra portion is taller. I remember spilling out over the top of the previous version so having a more roomy bra portion is a significant improvement. However, the length looks about three inches longer. I don't recall the previous Ariel being overly short but Lululemon has been making the latest tanks, such as the Spin Me and Active Strength, very long. I'm 5' 5 1/2" with probably normal to slightly long torso and I find most of lulu's tanks hit me at the same spot they do on the model. I seem to remember reading that lulu's designs are aimed at women 5' 6" tall so it's not like I am outside their ideal demographic height.  I don't really care for tanks that go past my crotch and I hate to have my tanks hemmed but I may have to change my tune on that.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

NEW! Plum Scoopneck

The store that posted this just put up an uncaptioned photo but I am pretty sure it is a new Scoop Neck tank in Plum. I think the bottom is probably Heathered Plum. Last year we had static plum but this year everything seems to be heathered. Cannot wait to see more photos of plum items.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

NEW! Power Technique in Currant and More Photos of the Latest

Just spotted in stores - a Power Technique Tank in Currant Red. Nothing more energizing for a workout than a bright red tank. I cannot wait until the Currant tanks start hitting my local stores. (Thanks to Eliza for this photo)

(I just found a few more store Facebook sites so if I have been ignoring photos from your store and you are an educator that has been dying to attain Lulu Addict Blog "fame", that's why.  ;-)  Freaking A, lulu has been busy opening new stores.) Finally, a good photo of the new Black Swan Power Y. On the left side of the photo you can see that new black striped Power Technique tank I posted yesterday (click on photo to enlarge).

A photo showing how Currant Red and Heathered Smokey Rose works together. That is a problem with buying jackets that are outside of my Black/Coal/Purple/Blues box, I don't know what to pair them with. That is a big reason I didn't get the Muted Mauve Define, I don't think I had much in my wardrobe to coordinate with it other than black. I love when stores make coordinating outfits like this with something other than Currant and Coal. Shown in the photo - Currant Red Define, Heathered Smokey Rose CRB, and Black Herringbone Wunder Unders.

Another photo of the Power Technique Tank in Persian Purple. It looks a lot like Bold Blue in this photo but the lighting is dark. However, I did think the Amphipod water bottle holder that came in Persian Purple looked a lot like Bold Blue so I wouldn't be surprised if they are close. I am so curious to see this color in person.

Persian Purple Swiftly SS top.

The Don't Hurry Be Happy Pullover in Ghost and Coal.

Cargo Harem pants on a variety of heights.

Some more photos of Rugged Blue. The tech shirt in the top photo is also Rugged Blue. It looks less gray in these photos than it did in previous photos. It still is nice to have an option other than black or gray for the men. My husband complains that he doesn't like to wear black shirts with black shorts and needs shorts in some other colors.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lululemon on TV: Vampire Diaries

One of my favorite new Lululemon tank designs made it onto TV last week. It was the Run For Your Life in Raspberry on the TV show Vampire Diaries. I've been watching this show since it began and I believe this is the first time I have spotted Lululemon on the show. I have two of the Run For Your Life tanks, in Rocksteady and Royalty, and wouldn't mind a couple more. It's a great top for spin class - supportive and cool - in addition to being different than anything anyone else is wearing.  I wish it was coming out in Black Swan or Currant but I think the RFYL is a summer item so I hope we see it back next summer. I would love it in a purple and maybe something like tree frog.

It also looks like Elena is wearing a black Turbo tank. I thought I saw chatter on the boards that this might be the original version from the Lab called the Duplicity but the back part looks attached so I believe it's the mass production Turbo model.

NEW! Live Simply Jacket Colors

Thanks to the readers that pointed out I totally missed the new colors of the Live Simply Jacket in this photo. It looks like there is a new Plum Live Simply and a Heathered Black/Charcoal/Coal. I'll update when I get more information.

Photos of the Zipper CRB & Currant CRB (Australian Heads Up)

So what do you think? Is the special edition zipper Cool Racerback good or silly? I don't think it's that bad looking. I'm not sure I would get one, particularly if they jack the SE price up to $49 like the last SE CRB.  This color is Heathered Persian Purple and the tank is paired with the Run Your Heart Out Shorts in Black Swan Creekside Camo print.

Currant Red CRB paired with the light Wunder Unders from this summer in the Black Wee Stripe. These photos are from Australia so they are getting some things ahead of us (the new CRBs) and other items after us (the light Wunder Unders). I cannot wait for more Currant tanks to show up in North America.

The Ghost Blurred Gray Mini Stripe Spin Me Tank. I don't think the Spin Me tank is any more applicable to spin that any other luxtreme tank. For me, the top requirement for a spin tank is the most lightweight breathable, wicking material lululemon makes and that isn't luxtreme. I prefer my circle mesh CRBs or silverscent circle mesh tops like the Revitalize SS or Energy SL tanks for spin for max cooling.