Lyn Paulsin and her sister, Washington Republican socialite Georgette Mosbacher (image, top,) were the subjects of a Washington Post profile last week, which branded Georgette a “cosmetics impresario and eccentric grande dame of GOP fundraising.”
Ms. Mosbacher is well known for her expertise in the beauty area and for her ability in redirecting the efforts of challenged companies. Innovative and goal-oriented, her creative marketing strategies are legendary in the cosmetics industry.
But Mosbacher also serves as the co-chair of the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee. Mosbacher is reportedly the girlfriend of failed GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson, and wrote the 1998 book, It Money, Honey : A Get-Smart Guide to Total Financial Freedom.
Mosbacher’s sister Lyn is the director of public relations at Borghese, and was quoted at the Washington Post as relaying the Romney comment:
In Tampa, the Romney campaign offered the sisters separate rooms, but they preferred to stay together. Lyn checked in early and Georgette waited for the winds and rain from Hurricane Isaac to subside before flying down two days later. When she arrived, Georgette looked around the hotel room in disapproval: “This place is not clean.”
“I thought I did it,” Lyn said, as Georgette wiped all the surfaces.
During this, the sisters’ seventh convention together, Lyn keeps Mrs. Mosbacher, as she calls Georgette in public, on schedule and in face powder as the two breeze through dinners and delegations like tropical birds amid a flock of pale gulls. Georgette wears stars-and-stripes earrings, her colored red hair in a crest, her eyebrows permanently darkened red by a tattoo artist in Gary, Ind. Lyn is ice to Georgette’s fire. She wears her bleached hair short, prefers a paler lip gloss and had her eyebrows tattooed light brown in Washington. She dons a cream-colored Renato Ballestra frock, which, like many of her outfits, was handed down to her by Georgette and was tailored to fit her smaller frame.
Despite differences in build, (“Don’t think we’ll go there, hon,” Lyn says) the sisters share laugh lines and almond-shaped eyes. Lyn’s prominent cheekbones and resemblance to the actress Annette Bening have prompted reports that she once modeled. (“Wikipedia doesn’t get much right,” Georgette says. “She was a housewife.”)
Both sisters wear gold Eagle pins on their lapels, identifying them as Romney mega-donors, and a stack of VIP credentials around their necks. At the convention, they could be seen bickering outside exclusive donor powwows (“Don’t be upset,” Georgette pleaded with Lyn outside a brunch organized by billionaire Paul Singer. “It was an honest mistake.”) or giddily relaying how Ann Romney, for whom Georgette has served on the host committee for several fundraisers in New York, privately reacted to Democratic attacks on her dressage-competing mare. (“My horse has more style and more class in its hoof than they do in their whole deal,” Lyn recounts.)
Hat tip: Gawker
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