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Sarah Buzaglo

If you were offered a chance to live in a house with a private swimming pool, bowling alley, freezers stocked with over fifty flavors of ice cream, and a private helicopter available day and night, would you take it? But imagine that the offer included a set of strict rules: you can’t ever leave the house whenever you want, and when you do, a team of security guards will follow you everywhere you go. And while you’re out, people will be talking about and taking pictures of everything you do.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

While you might rethink your answer, the children of the US president don’t have that choice. If there was one president’s child who enjoyed shocking everyone, it wasAliceRooseveltLongworth, the eldest daughter of 26th presidentTheodoreRoosevelt. Orphaned at birth, she first moved into the White House at 17, when her father took office in 1901 following the assassination ofPresidentWilliamMcKinley. Known for her desire to be different from everyone else,Alice became an instant celebrity and fashion icon, with many girls and women copying her outfits and style. At her social debut in 1902, she decided she wouldn’t wear typical black or navy like everyone else, instead, she designed a beautiful gown made of a unique, dazzling light blue. People were shocked when she appeared, but the dress became a hit and the color was named after her — even today it is known as “Alice blue.”

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