It’s only been a few days since lululemon athletica’s CEO Christine Day announced that she was stepping down from her role, but the Vancouver-based yoga apparel company has posted an online job listing for the position faster than most of us can get into “downward dog”.
So what does it take to be the CEO of a billion-dollar company? The description online reads: “You report to no one, you are the CEO (duh). You are passionate about doing chief executive officer type stuff like making decisions, having a vision and being the head boss person.”
Sounds easy enough, right?
When the 2013 Miss World competition takes place in Bali in September, don’t expect to see young women parading the stage in skimpy bikinis. Instead, organizers announced last week that contestants will wear long, modest sarongs following protests by Muslim groups in Indonesia.
Naturally, Donald Trump—who owns the Miss Universe pageant, which may be sensing an increased competition for ratings—had something to say about it, and of course, he’s pro-bikini.
It’s been a tough year for lululemon athletica, and the Vancouver-based yoga apparel company will continue to see major changes over the next few months. Lululemon announced today (June 10) that the company’s chief executive officer, Christine Day, is stepping down after more than five years in that role.
"Plans have been laid for the next five years and a vision set for the next 10. Now is the right time to bring in a CEO who will drive the next phase of lululemon's development and growth. I will continue to actively lead the organization while the Board searches for a new CEO,” Day stated in a news release.
You could easily make an argument that the world doesn't need yet another celebrity-endorsed scent. You could also argue that Josh Tillman isn't actually a celebrity, but that's beside the point. The point is, anyone who buys a bottle of perfume because it has the image of Britney Spears or Paris Hilton or Justin Bieber connected with it is a sucker.
Sometimes, investors have to read the lululemon athletica blog to know what's really going on at the Vancouver-based clothing company.
In the post below, the company says it has moved beyond the "luon setback"—when the fabric became see-through earlier this year—thanks to extremely honest feedback from its customers.
All of this comes from "Britt", the lead product educator at lululemon.
First, we added tighter new standards and specifications to our testing and development. In fact, your stretchy pants go through about 15 tests to make sure you get great ass coverage (that’s the scientific term).
(Warning: story about topless protesters contains images of topless protesters.)
Every week, there seems to be another protest in Europe by the militant feminist group Femen.
In the video above, two topless protesters stormed the runway of Heidi Klum's "Next Top Model" show in Germany.
Femen demonstrators invariably paint slogans across their chest, almost always in English, to express their displeasure with patriarchy and organized religion.
In this instance, the group's statement read: "Heidi Horror Picture Show".
Last night, I attended the media preview of Vancouver’s second J. Crew store—located inside Pacific Centre (701 West Georgia Street)—which opens to the public today (May 22).
The U.S.-based men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel brand opened its first Vancouver outpost on Robson Street last year. This second shop carries womenswear collections only, including clothing, accessories, costume jewellery, and shoes.
The subject of a music feature this week, Vancouver's own Gold & Youth serve up something dark and stylish in the video for the song "Jewel".
The clip was directed by Natalie Rae Robison and was produced by The Lab magazine. It doubles as a fashion video, showcasing clothing by MARKOOF. No, I don't know what MARKOOF is either, but that's what it said in the credits.
Ashley Diana Morris isn't just another pretty face you'll see walking down Robson Street.
No, this Vancouver resident also has an honours degree from the University of Toronto in theatre and English literature.
And now, she's been included on Hello! magazine's list of the 50 most beautiful Canadians.
Of course, it didn't hurt that she's also a model for Guess, thanks to her discovery by famed fashion photographer Odette Sugarman.
Morris burst to public prominence playing the lead in The Best Years on Global TV.
Mother’s Day may have just passed, but several Vancouver retailers are already looking ahead to Father’s Day in June. The Harry Rosen store in Pacific Centre (700 West Georgia Street) will be hosting a Fred Perry polo event on Saturday (May 18) from 2 to 6 p.m.
Fred Perry is a British heritage brand named after the tennis star of the same name. The label, which includes men’s, women’s, and children’s collections, launched in the 1940s with a simple sweatband and quickly expanded to include other sports-inspired clothing, such as pique polo shirts, track jackets, tennis shoes, and more.
Shoppers who purchase a Fred Perry polo shirt ($85 to $115) during the event will receive free monogramming—perfect for impressing dad with a customized clothing piece on Father’s Day.