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    Default What Would Gertrude Stein Have Worn?

    I almost named this thread "What would Brian Boitano wear?", but then I realized that those who aren't fans of South Park might be more than a little lost.

    Seriously . . . what WOULD Gertrude Stein have worn? (I love these celebrity frag threads.) Bear in mind, btw, that both she and Alice B. alike would have delighted in this thread being on either the men's board, or the women's board, or both.

    I'm leaning toward Habanita for both gals, but it's perhaps a tad femme for Gert. Maybe Habanita or En Avion for Alice B. and Tabac Blond for Gertrude? Or perhaps Cuir de Russie? (Very exotic, very leathery, very period.) I first thought of bay rum for the Oakland Oak, but that's really far too bourgeois and generic a frag for either of them. (It's just that Ol' Gertie makes me think of shaving, I guess.)

    My other half just wryly suggested Cannabis Santal (remember Alice's famous brownies?), but, hey, they didn't have it back then. Oh, well.
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    As a litgeek gay chick who dresses in men's clothes and loves France, I feel qualified to guess Yatagan. Okay, I just like the thought of her wearing Yatagan because I'm loving it right now. Otherwise, I absolutely agree with Tabac Blond and Cuir de Russie.

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    Default Re: What Would Gertrude Stein Have Worn?

    Caron's Rose, is a rose, is a rose.

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    Default Re: What Would Gertrude Stein Have Worn?

    howsabout Bandit? — only slightly anachronistic, but with the lesbian note to the forefront.
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    Bandit? Hm . . .maybe while whipping Alice?

    Considering she said that America is my country and Paris my hometown. I thought of Jicky, but then I remembered one of her other quotes:

    " In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal."

    I vote for Kouros.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Caron's Rose, is a rose, is a rose.

    LOLOLOLOLOL

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
    Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
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    "Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
    Auntie Mame
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    Had it been around then, she might have chosen

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    my first thought was Tabac Blond, I think Habanita is a good one, too,
    but my vote goes with

    Cocktail by Jean Patou. dry, witty, elegant, strong
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    I'll take a guess that she may have worn Knize Ten and possibly shopped at their stores

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    Patchouli.

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