In today Thursday Styles, Critical Shopper Molly Young returns to take on The Kooples, a French sportswear brand that has aggressively insinuated itself into New York retail scene, first by way of in store shops at Bloomingdale and now with two freestanding boutiques in SoHo and the Meatpacking District with more likely to follow. A play on a Gallicization of the word “couples”, The Kooples are actually three French brothers who created “an outfitter of romantic partners who enjoy dressing like each other,” our shopper writes, and yet, our shopper seems to shop alone, which is, apparently, also allowed. Following Critical Shopper protocol, she tries on, and eventually makes a purchase, but notes that despite its increasing visibility in New York, The Kooples may not yet be serving many actual New Yorkers just yet..
Inside these dreams we have, we occasionally step inside of the Lucid State, when in this state we must remind ourselves what is actually happening. Ask ourselves questions of our environment, people we come across, things we do, the vibrancy of color, even the smell of this ‘lucid dream’ environment. Create a blog journal of these happenings to share or even keep private, an ongoing blog diary will keep progress on track, and even prove seriousness to oneself.
By midday Joan had already pencilled out the basic plot, according to Rae. The narrative revolved around a group of beautiful schoolgirls from an elite ladies’ college in the Australian countryside who set out on a Valentine’s Day picnic. She had decided to set the picnic, and the story, on Saint Valentine’s Day, because it had always been her favourite day of the year the day she and Daryl had eloped in London many years ago..
She has played at open mic nights in Windsor and has been contracted for performances at community events in the city. As current secretary of Vanguard, Windsor Essex’s youth arts collective, Rachel has organized open mic nights at local locations such as Green Bean Caf and Sam’s Cantina Pizzeria. For several years, she has enjoyed free Windsor Symphony Orchestra concerts as an usher and bartender for the Capitol Theatre.
Similar programs among young boys on gender equitable behaviour like Project Raise by Equal Community Foundation in Pune and West Bengal, and Ehsaas by SNEHA in the slums of Mumbai are showing positive outcomes. “We have to raise our boys differently” said Ms Muttreja. “The focus cannot be only girls and women while we continue to socialize our boys badly.”.