Vanity Fair, telling it like it is

Don't read this if you're likely to get annoyed by references to socialites

Thank God someone piped up. I've been trying to ask this question for weeks.

What's the Difference Between Being a Socialite and Being Unemployed? demands the Society and Style blog. What indeed?

Complex arguments are then pursued. Is it, perchance, the lure of Ibiza? Or is it the recession? Either way, apparently the "party scene" is not what it was. But panic not, ye socialites: Perhaps things will pick up back in London this weekend, however, as Cartier Polo, at Windsor Great Park, takes center stage. (Will we see you at the Chinawhite tent?)

The Chinawhite tent. Home from home.

Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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Word of the week: Michellania


Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.

Usage: 

"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

Articles to read if you're sick of michellania:

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