Friday, December 9, 2011

Photos of the Latest

lululemon chai time pullover
I definitely like this sweater better when it fits closer to the body.

lululemon dressage pant
lululemon dressage pant close up

lululemon dressage pant details
Dressage pant in black (top photo) and detailed photos of the two-tone slub denim version.

lululemon back on track tech short sleeve shirt
The Back on Track SS Tech top.For some reason stores aren't posting many photos of this. It pulls on this women through the bra strap area. If you go to the web model photos, it pulls on her in that area, too. I wonder if it runs snug through the chest.

lululemon speed shorts in paris pink
I can see why the Paris Pink Speed shorts are a hot item. They are very eye-catching.

lululemon paris pink power y tank
A close up of the Park Pink white microstripe Power Y tank.

lululemon black macro micro stripe cool racerback tank
Nice close up of the Black Macro Micro CRB.

lululemon glacier lace run: inspire crops

lululemon inspire crops glacier lace print
Glacier Lace print Run: Inspire Crops.

lululemon striped scuba hoodie
Photos of the bold striped scuba hoodies in the Silver Spoon and the Black and White. Seeing them together I prefer the Silver Spoon.

lululemon charcoal wunder under pants
Heathered Charcoal Wunder Under pants. One of my favorite pair of still pants that I own are my heathered charcoal. It's such a great color to pair with black.

Paris Run For It Pullover - How Great It Can Look

lululemon run for it tech fleece pullover
I didn't want a Paris Pink Run: For It Pullover when I saw the web model shot. I mean, honestly, is the web model shown below really selling you the top?

lululemon run for it pullover paris pink
However, in the top photo we get a real sense of how fantastic this top can look in the right size and with a curvy shape and coloring that pops against Paris. Maybe lulu ought to consider going back to using invisible people to model the clothes like they did before they had an e-commerce store. Poor models (and I'm not talking about attractiveness and shape exclusively, I'm talking about posture and expression) are a distraction and a turn off when it comes to deciding whether a piece will suit you. Lots of stores just feature the clothes (Patagonia and Athleta to name two) without people in them.

lululemon stretch tech long sleeve top
Invisible people - From the lulu website circa 2008

lululemon free ya tank in raspberry
 Eh modeling circa 2009 - the in-front-of-a-firing-squad look (although better the Paris Run For It PO photo)
Anyway, eh models and poor lighting in the web photos are a huge reason why I love seeing all the educator photos and self-modeling photos I grab from Facebook. (A big thank you to Anne for making me want a Paris RFI now)

PS - I should add I am not picking on the web model's looks at all. It's the photographer, artistic director, web content/layout person or whatever they are called that I am directing these comments to. They are the ones deciding how to photograph and which photos to display for the hundreds of thousands of people visiting the lululemon website to shop.

Chai Time II Photos

This is probably the best photo I've seen of the Chai Time II pullover. Maybe it works better when it's not over-sized.

I dunno. It's not this girl, I just don't like the shape of the sweater at all. I find it very boxy-looking in most of the photos.

NEW! Run: Turn Around Shorts

Currently only in Australia but some of you had wanted to know what shorts were in this post. They are Run: Turn Around Shorts and come in White, Black, and Persian Purple.

Product Information:

  • 5" inseam technical running short has no liner & is perfect for layering over tights
  • Lightweight & wicking swift fabric with 4-way stretch & recycled content
  • Reverse to reflective for low light or keep it low profile for day
  • Comfortable elastic waistband with stretch drawcord keeps shorts in place
  • Chafe-resistant flat seams
  • Sizes 2-12