Back-to-school advice that doesn’t get old: grandparents share about childhood dreams, give tips for students today – YP

Grandparents are the pillars of our families as they are reminders of our history and traditions, but we sometimes forget that they were once teenagers like us.

With the new school year starting, our junior reporters asked their grandparents questions that brought them back to school, and they responded with some wise advice.

1. What dreams did you have when you were young?

Many of the grandparents interviewed had childhood dreams they could not achieve when they were young.

Anson Ng spoke to her 70-year-old grandmother, Corina, who has spent her life in Hong Kong.

Corina shared: “When I was 12, I dreamed of being a fashion designer … I wanted to design clothes and dresses for myself which were unaffordable to buy from stores. However, my family did not have enough money for me to study fashion. Eventually, I gave up my dream. This is a regretful memory of my life.”

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Holly Wei’s grandma, Yan, born in Harbin and now living in Beijing and Singapore, passed her dream to her child.

The 62-year-old said: “My dream was to own a piano and be a dancer. While I was unable to achieve that dream, it was fulfilled through my daughter, who I was able to buy a piano for and send … to dance school.”

Holly Wei’s grandmother (right) dreamed of playing the piano and being a dancer when she was young. Photo: Handout

2. What struggles did you face when you were in school?

Valerie Chiu’s grandmother, Ying, who grew up in Hong Kong, answered: “I attended a school situated on the roof of a building, known as a rooftop school. The facilities were a bit shabby.”

“It was almost impossible to get

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Famous York street bags a clothing store

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A clothing and gift store has been approved at 32 Bishopthorpe Road. Picture courtesy of Google Street View

A clothing and gift store has been approved for one of York’s most well-known streets.

Ms Ruth Thomlinson of Oliver Farm, Bolton Percy, near York, has gained planning approval to change the use of a beauty parlour at 32 Bishopthorpe Road.

The premises already has approval for the beauty business but Ms Thomlison wanted to use the ground floor front and back rooms to sell clothes and gifts. Access to the shop and its internal layout  would not change.

A report by planning staff at City of York Council said Micklegate Planning Panel had no objections to the application and the council received one letter in support, noting that the business would be “a good addition to Bishopthorpe Road.”

The planners said the application met a range of council planning policies so approval was recommended.

“It is considered that the proposed use will consolidate the function and vitality of the local centre and is appropriate in scale and nature.

“No significant impact on residential amenity is anticipated and the sustainable nature of the location results in no requirement for parking provision.“

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Poshmark CEO talks Q2 earnings, the resale market, and back-to-school shopping

Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss company earnings, the resale market amid inflation, the Kardashian effect, investors, and the outlook for the resale market.

Video Transcript

BRIAN SOZZI: Poshmark’s ticker page on Yahoo Finance is seeing a lot of interest after the company offered a little bit lighter than expected sales outlook late Thursday. Secondhand fashion company also reported a record 8 million active buyers in the trailing 12 months and a 70% jump in social interactions year over year.

Joining us now discuss is Poshmark founder and CEO, Manish Chandra. Manish, always great to see with you– see you. We’ll get into the quarter in the second, but we just were showing your stock price. It was getting embraced, the core. The numbers looked pretty good, but there’s been a big reversal. What has some of the feedback been since the quarter was announced?

MANISH CHANDRA: I think the Street is looking to profitability from us. And so I think that’s definitely on everyone’s mind these days. But we feel– overall, we feel pretty good about the quarter. We exceeded expectations. What we are seeing is a robust sort of buying and selling. And ultimately, people are emptying their closets and shopping from closets, which is a great sign of where the future of fashion, future of business is, sitting inside your closet.

BRAD SMITH: And so if the Street is looking for profitability prospects there, what would you say to kind of quell some of those concerns? What does that future look like in ensuring that you reach and ultimately sustain that profitability?

MANISH CHANDRA: Yeah, so if you go back even a couple of years back, we’ve shown how we reach profitability. And the reason we can hit profitability is for three reasons.

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From The NFL To Fashion: Kenny Vaccaro

Kenny Vaccaro, former NFL Safety and owner of South Congress boutique Konnect, shares his tips for curating the perfect fall wardrobe just in time for back-to-school.

Konnect is located at Vaccaro’s social performance club – The Kollective – which also houses the Gamers First headquarters (Austin’s esports organization) where all the businesses are now at the intersection of fashion, gaming and fitness. 

Kenny personally designs an apparel collection called “By Kenny”, which is available in store. Konnect, founded in April 2022, also carries an exclusive line of apparel from Gamers First (G1) – the trailblazing Austin-based professional esports organization that Kenny co-owns.

The G1 team is headed to the Halo Championship Series Major in Orlando, Florida, at the end of September, which could potentially qualify them for the Halo Championship Series Worlds in Seattle in late October – a huge feat for the relatively new organization.

Konnect is located right off of the iconic Music Lane shopping district on South Congress, providing a great central location for Austinites looking for new boutiques and fashion inspiration. With specialty pieces from brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, OFF-WHITE, Fear of God, Amiri, Rhude and Just Don, Konnect is the perfect place to find a unique piece from your favorite luxury brands that can typically be hard to find in Austin.

Konnect also boasts an impressive shoe collection including Jordans, Nike Dunks, and OFF-WHITE collabs, ranges of Travis Scott sneaker collabs, Yeezy’s, and more limited edition footwear. Konnect is comprised a small, knowledgeable staff that can connect shoppers with even those hard-to-find pieces that may not be carried in store. 

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These Are The Best Times to Buy Linens, Furniture, and More at a Discount

Directly Above Shot Of Dog Sleeping On Bed By Plant On Floor At Home

Directly Above Shot Of Dog Sleeping On Bed By Plant On Floor At Home

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The holiday season isn’t the only time of year when items fly off the shelves at rock-bottom prices. Knowing the right time to shop for specific products and categories of items can be the key to saving lots of money. Several factors can affect the price of certain items—like store location, seasonal availability, inventory, and stock for clearance—so some sales are less predictable than others.

However, retailers often follow well-established trends when offering discounts at certain times of the year. Whether it’s the post-holiday deals, like January’s annual white sales for linens and housewares, or the outdoor and garden goods that get discounted in the fall. With careful planning, you can save money in the long run by looking for sales that pop up at predictable points throughout the year.

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Home Textiles

Bedding, carpets, and linens traditionally go on sale in January. These are often called “white sales.” Tablecloths, towels, and household linens go on sale to clear out excess stock and make room for new designs for the upcoming year. Some department stores also hold “white sales” in July, so keep an eye out for that alternative.


After the holiday season ends in December, retailers are eager to clear out last year’s electronics before releasing new products. So, the best time to purchase electronics and office software is early in the year.

According to Bankrate, TVs tend to go on sale before the Super Bowl, in January or early February. Tax software and prep tend to go on sale in March, before the filing deadline in April. Desktops, tablets, phones, computer monitors, digital cameras,

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Here’s what you need to know about the Barbie-themed store opening in Toronto

🎵Come on, Barbie, let’s go party 🎵 The only tune worth jamming to on your way to the Barbie-themed store in Toronto, if you ask me. It seems like there’s a rise in Barbie fever, with all the news of the movie, pop-ups and the works. Mississauga might be home to the World of Barbie tour, but #The6ix is getting its own attraction as well, with the opening of a concept store.

Barbie-themed store in Toronto
Photo: Courtesy of World of Barbie

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The new store is the result of a partnership between Canadian fashion designer, Hilary MacMilllan, and the parent company for Barbie, which is Mattel. The store is set to host a clothing line, the Shades of Pink Collection, which will include 15 pieces.

Where’s it going to be?

The collection will be released online and in-store on August 11th, so get ready to shop until you drop. You’ll be able to find it on 131 Bloor Street, specifically inside The Colonnade. The store is expected to provide visitors with the feeling of stepping inside Barbie’s closet. I’m talking all-pink decor, a photo booth and other unique spots throughout the space.


The Shades of Pink capsule features all ready-to-wear pieces. So if you’re looking to add a splash of nostalgia (and pink) to your wardrobe, then make sure to check it out.

And if you want more of Barbie in your life, then there’s always the World of Barbie interactive experience in Mississauga. The experience includes the full-size camper van, the Barbie Interstellar Airways shuttle, her music studio and many other attractions.

It’s located at 199 Rathburn Road. You can book the tickets online through the site.

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75-year-old model shares style tips for staying fashionable at any age

When it comes to staying stylish, age is just a number.

When it comes to staying stylish, age is just a number.

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With age comes wisdom, and—in Carolyn Doelling’s case—a savvy sense of style. The 75-year-old model launched her fashion career after retiring from a career that spanned from banking to philanthropy, and now appears in campaigns for CVS, Athleta and more. Her newfound passion has changed the course of her life—and now she’s on a mission to change the industry.

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“I just want to make sure that after the age of 70, women still have their swagger,” she says. We sat down with Doelling to talk runway-ready style, representation and how to find clothes you love at any age.

Reject societal beauty standards

Despite societal pressures, there’s no fashion rulebook for style after 70. After retiring, Doelling realized that “people have a different outlook on what you can accomplish [after a certain age].” When a boutique in Oakland, California asked her to appear in a social media campaign, she found her next chapter and an opportunity to challenge those preconceived notions. Now, in addition to being in front of the camera, she hopes to bring more representation to runways. “A model should represent the real thing, and I think it’s important that the market at large can see that,” says Doelling, whose next goal is to walk in a show at New York Fashion Week. “I think it would do a lot to defy ageism and to encourage older women to feel more included.”

Pick styles in colors that pop

Brighten up any look with a bold splash of color.

Brighten up any look with a bold splash of color.

Even if

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4 Emerging Designers People Couldn’t Stop Talking About at Copenhagen Fashion Week SS23

In addition to showcasing some of fashion’s hottest brands, this season’s Copenhagen Fashion Week spotlighted the most exciting designers from the Nordic region. From Jade Cropper to P.L.N., we’ve rounded up four brands to look out for and their Spring/Summer 2023 collections presented in the Danish capital.

A. Roege Hove, Latimmier and P.L.N. joined the CPHFW roster under its newly launched incubator program NEWTALENT, which aims to help rising designers grow on a global scale. Meanwhile, Jade Cropper — first launched in 2020 — partnered with Circulose to create a sustainably minded collection of knits, denim and more.

Continue scrolling to see the best emerging designers from CPHFW SS23.

Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 Best New Emerging Designers

Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 Best New Emerging Designers

Amalie Røge Hove revisited the earlier days of her design career for the latest collection of her namesake brand. “After a few seasons of moving forward, it felt natural to take a step back and look at my old work and procedures,” she explained. “I wanted to allow myself to create with no purpose and take the time to immerse myself in the details and the systematics of knitting, and by this investigate the possibilities and extremes even further.”

The creative invited guests to Nikolaj Kunsthal, a former church-slash-modern art gallery in the city of Copenhagen, to showcase a range of colorful, sheer knitwear pieces, which use a blend of cotton and nylon for a soft yet structured look. Hove shared with Hypebae: “The usual association with knitwear is softness — we wanted to challenge this perception by designing silhouettes with sharp edges and shape.” Monochrome black and white fits balanced out the various shades of lilac purple and apple green that were presented in color-blocked stripes, layers and more. These garments were accessorized with brooches created by Danish

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