Republican VP Candidate Sarah Palin Starts An Eyewear Trend

Sarah Palin, who is the Alaska governor and Republican nominee for vice president, has been in the limelight for only a few days but she is already starting an eyewear trend, according to a report.

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin recently updated her eyewear and had new lightweight, titanium, rimless rectangular frames made for her by Home Optics, a retailer in Chugiak, Alaska.

The frames are designed by Kazuo Kawasaki, from the 704 series, in 34 gray. They start at $375 but can hit $700, depending on the lenses.

Joy Leedham, who is the owner of Home Optics, went to Sarah Palin’s home in late December and fitted her in her kitchen. The governor had around 300 frames to consider and narrowed it down to five.

Her family helped pick the final style. Joy Leedham revealed that the frames which Sarah Palin picked “help her look fashion-forward.”

The U.S. distributor of Kawasaki frames told USA Today that calls are already coming in from dealers who want to stock the exact shape and style Sarah Palin’s wearing.

Sarah Palin has previously sparked controversy after the news of pregnant teenage daughter Bristol Palin.



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  • East Millcreek Eyewear

    Sarah Palin wears several pairs of eyewear. The frame that has received the most publicity is the Kazuo Kawasaki #704.
    USA Today ran a story in print and online yesterday called “Palin Has Created Quite A Stir… With Her Designer Glasses” which has generated a TON of new customers seeking out Italee brands.
    I’m an optician in Salt Lake City, Utah of 35 years. I own East Millcreek Eyewear, an optical boutique that specializes in the latest eyewear trends, including the Kazuo Kawasaki series.
    Visit our website, email, or call to find out more about how we can customize a frame for you.

    Jodie McAllister ABOC
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  • Chris Mark, LDO

    Sarah Palin’s current eyewear is a wonderful frame and a beautiful look on ladies. We have sold this line in many different lens shapes and color combinations.
    Chris Mark, LDO
    OptiMark Eyewear in Burien, WA