OH, TO BE A BLUEBLOOD BELLE!
The things debutantes say! Read on and prepare to be filled with a wide range of emotions, most of them likely to induce nausea.
[Source: "The Blueblood Belles: Don't call them socialites. George Gurley chronicles the lives of an elite set of Manhattan women as they venture out of an age of relative innocence toward experience," New York Observer, 5/12/97]
Alexandra Lind, 26: "I think the important thing to do is take advantage of experiences. You know, if you get on the subway or you go to Nigeria or you spend the night in a little hole in Sri Lanka. I mean, any experience you have, whether it's skiing in Aspen or anything, you should evaluate your experience afterwards."
Alexandra: "Every day when you walk out the door, you should embrace life like that. That's why I'm very creative. Like, for example, you're going to die at this one. For one of the designs for my collection, I saw a homeless person walking toward me a block away, and he was wearing something and, from a distance, the
silhouette looked so attractive. I call it the caboose dress."
Alexandra discussing a "naughty how-to book she has been giving to her male friends": "[T]here's a section about what a guy does when he wants to get rid of a girl when he wakes up in the morning. It's in poor taste.... He wakes up in the morning with an erection and says 'Hop on!' He wants to get rid of her, and that's like, the rudest thing you could do is be, like 'Hop on!' You know, instead of being, "Oh darling, I love you so much, let's make love.'"
Alexandra: "I don't think any of us would use our last names. [But] [i]f my father is a good friend of an editor in chief of some magazine, my God! All the more power to me!"
Ginny Bond, 25, talking about an recent acting role: "I wasn't totally naked. I was topless.... [N]o one was saying 'Oh look at her.' They were listening to what I was talking about and what the moment was. Like, let's say you were cast in a film, you know, in Nazi Germany, and you're in a concentration camp, and they're all naked because, you know, they're being killed. There's a reason for the nudity, you know what I mean?"
Lulu de Kwiatkowski's journal, kept while on safari in Tanzania: "I slept soundly through our nine-hour flight through Amsterdam, and before I opened my eyes, I could feel the African air through my body. I wanted to run and scream through the land with joy."
More from Lulu's journal: "The Masai are everywhere ... dressed up in full tribal gear, spears, bows, and all.... They are truly wild like animals and I envy them in every way.... I think I long to be a Masai in my own right. A true warrior of the land, fully knowledgeable of all bushland."
Liz Lind, 28: "In New York, particularly, it's like blacks almost have the upper hand... [T]hey're always pointing the finger at us, like 'You're prejudiced, you're oppressing us, you're oppressing us.' And we're like, 'We accept you, fine,' but they're the ones who are getting all hostile. With all the rap music.... You know what I mean? So much hostility and tension. You feel it everywhere you go. It's annoying. Payback time for something I had nothing to do with. Pisses me off."
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