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they really let anyone in now
yeah...seriously.

Guess, instead of Vogue, we'll see Teen Vogue or Cosmo cover this.

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Just curious. Who should qualify for this ball exactly?
Traditionally,well-bred girls from good families. That still holds true today,but now you can just come from a family with money.

What was dear Kitty thinking? She looks like a saloon girl. Such a poor choice of dress.

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Traditionally,well-bred girls from good families. That still holds true today,but now you can just come from a family with money.
What's considered to be a "good" or "well-bred" family?

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^aristocratic background

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eh, everything looks so tacky. I would die if i had to attend that kind of event...it all looks too upper class and tacky to me (wich it is...hahah)

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What's considered to be a "good" or "well-bred" family?
Think the royals from Monaco (Charlotte Casiaghi), european aristocracy/royalty. Perhaps even Saudi princesses.

Look, I don't think we're being outdated/elitist if that is what you're trying to get at. Because realistically this is the 21st century, and no one (well not me and almost no one I know) holds views that uphold the rigid class rules and social barriers of 17th/18th century europe.

But taking this event for what it is - an elitist ball for "the elites", well its farcical and ridiculous when half the people here are randoms.

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^Tooooooootally agree with you.

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That's why i was a bit surprised to see they invited Jane Aldridge although,i love the girl and her blog.


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Think the royals from Monaco (Charlotte Casiaghi), european aristocracy/royalty. Perhaps even Saudi princesses.

Look, I don't think we're being outdated/elitist if that is what you're trying to get at. Because realistically this is the 21st century, and no one (well not me and almost no one I know) holds views that uphold the rigid class rules and social barriers of 17th/18th century europe.

But taking this event for what it is - an elitist ball for "the elites", well its farcical and ridiculous when half the people here are randoms.
Funny that you mention Charlotte. I think the Bal has to go looking further now since royals like Charlotte present themselves like commoners and regularly go slumming with the trashier crowd. When I see pictures of Charlotte I wouldn't guess she was a royal if I didn't already know.

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Well, some may hate what I'm going to say but I think it's somehow sad that things always have to change. Why did they feel the need to include people who, some time ago, weren't supposed to be here? It's like thinking the whole concept of elitism is a bad thing. And I'm just not talking about the BDD... Now they put BLOGGERS front row at some shows... It's just crazy to me...

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^^I agree.
I have nothing against girls with money, but they don't have the aristocratic background that some time ago it was required. For example, I don't think that Demi Moore and Bruce Willis' daughter has aristocratic background, but she's there. And, as said above, there are bloggers too! I don't know... I don't like it too much that way.

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I can understand the feeling of wanting tradition but if the foundation of that tradition(blue blood?) is pretentious why not update it to reflect a time where anyone can makes something of themselves regardless of what their long-dead relatives accomplished.

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^ Even if I disagree with you, I get your point. My main problem is that, it's for those who don't have any aristocratic background but got there thanks to the family's money, a way to pretend. And I absolutely loathe that.

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Even the aristocrats started somewhere before they became the "Elite".

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Some of the girls don't seem to carry themselves too well in the group shot.

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