- Exclusive: Etiquette expert reveals the symbols that could make you attractive
- On private jets, on fast cars, and slammed for posing with A-list chef Saltboy
- Says the ‘pragmatic’ upper class only drive ‘Earth-coloured’ country Land Rover
- Supposedly the heels should be of a modest height, and the crockery should be inherited, outdated and even mismatched
If your Instagram feed is a litany of speedy cars, designer handbags, and dinner at the latest restaurants on everyone’s lips, you may well feel like you’ve made it into elite circles.
But now an etiquette expert has revealed which status symbols make you look attractive, and the traces of sophistication that prove you really belong to the upper class.
Etiquette expert William Hanson talks to FEMAIL about common social media faux pas, including for celebrities and influencers in private jets, on fast cars, and with A-list chef Salt Bay for as much as £1,450 for one is being charged. Steak at your new Knightsbridge restaurant.
Forget hugging your Cockapoo on a private jet, a countryside snap with a Labrador is more classy than it is with any outfit or accessory. ‘Brand logos bigger than thumbnails are obscene’.
Elsewhere they say that the upper class believes in practicality and will drive only ‘earth-colour’ Land Rovers in the countryside, while the heels should be a modest height, and the crockery is heritage, outdated and even. That must be mismatch.
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William Hanson talks to FEMAIL about common social media faux pas, slams those who pose with A-list chef Saltbay (seen) – whose restaurants charge as much as £1,450 for a steak
The upscale eatery chain is owned by Turkish butcher-turned-chef Nusrat Gokse, whose dramatic salt-spraying antics have earned him a celebrity, including David Beckham
He serves steaks covered in edible 24-karat gold leaf and charges £100 for a burger, not to mention £9 for a humble glass of Coca Cola.
With such extortionate prices, celebrity chef Salt Bay has ensured that only those with deep pockets are making reservations at his new Knightsbridge steak house Nusser-et – where one diner recently charged a £5,000 service fee. Including the £37,000 bill.
Along with the foodie experience, celebrities flock to Turkey-born butcher-turned-chef Nusrat Gokse in hopes of getting a picture with the boss at restaurants around the world, who garnered viral fame for her salt-sprinkling antics.
Although William said a selfie with Salt Bay might make you like social media, it certainly doesn’t do anything for your real-life situation.
Commenting on Salt Bea’s eye-wateringly expensive menu, he said: ‘You could be forgiven if it’s worth the money but if it’s purely style over substance then it’s just tempting.
‘It’s the magpie effect and what shines is not gold – it just comes across as vulgar and ignorant’.
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While everyone from Kylie Jenner to Ronaldo (pictured) have posed in a private jet, William denounced the practice
Elsewhere, no one does flashy private jet pictures better than the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who descend on their family’s planes in matching designer tracksuits and monogrammed luggage—making every trip a private party.
And those who manage to make it first class or in a private jet could be forgiven for documenting their enthusiasm, though William says it hasn’t.
According to etiquette expert, sharing an inside glimpse while sipping champagne in your reclining seat proves that it’s a rare treat for you—and that you don’t belong to the ‘upper class’.
He added: ‘People who actually fly privately on a regular basis won’t post it. It’s clearly a novelty if you share it and you’re not doing it often’.
So strap in, avoid selfies at all costs, and look determined when you throw on complimentary in-flight pajamas—if it’s allowed.
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Posing on a supercar is one of the most difficult practices according to William. Seen by: Khloe Kardashian
Walk through Knightsbridge and the streets are lined with impressive people next to gold-coated Lamborghinis and crystal-embellished Bentleys.
It’s a shot favored by many reality stars, and in 2007 Kim Kardashian poses in a pink tracksuit over the top of her white Land Rover.
But according to William it is one of the most difficult practices. Questioning those posing above the cars, he said: ‘Do you have the car keys, is it yours too?’.
And moving on to those who own them, he continued: ‘And if so, it is always harder to deliberately show off and the new richer – the aristocracy is more practical, especially the older generation.’
Explaining his reasons, William continued: ‘Even fast cars are completely pointless in London because you can’t go faster than 30 mph.
‘The elite will have races like the VW Polo in the city and the Land Rover in the countryside.’
Kim Kardashian kicked off the flower wall trend in 2014 after Kanye gave her this type of bloom, but according to William the trend is over as the couple’s wedding.
Flower arches and walls have never been bigger in the past five years – really, who wants a cup of coffee if it’s not filled with pink foam and framed by an Instagrammable floral display?
In recent years, rapper Travis Scott has filled his reality star girlfriend Kylie Jenner’s home with flowers worth more than $50,000, adding a carpet of roses to their mansion.
Although William believes that such flower-top displays are eye-catching and eye-catching, especially the bright artificial versions.
She said: ‘I hate fake electric blue and neon pink flower walls. Like a noble’s garden, flowers should be real and silent.’
William explained: ‘Bright colors are garish. The Aristocrat’s gardens are silent, only the suburban lawns a riot of colors like busy Lizzies.’
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