31 May 2005
Just don't call it a Carnival
First, the nomenclature:
A cotillion or debutante ball is a formal presentation of young ladies, debutantes, to polite society.
Debutantes are usually recommended by a distinguished committee or sponsored by an established member of society.
Which, you have to admit, sounds traditional. Conservative, even.
Hence The Cotillion, which turns out to be a collection of blog posts by conservative womenfolk. It's genuinely interesting this time around, and what's more, there isn't anything by the likes of me in it.
I assume this will be a weekly event, unless they have to send out engraved invitations or something, and I suspect it will catch on pretty quickly.