New York, NY (CNS) – While politics are the hot-topic right now as the country gears up for the presidential elections in November, a good many Americans have their eyes focused on something else: the eyeglasses that GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin wears.
The rimless eyeglasses were created by Japanese designer Kazuo Kawasaki and thanks to Palin’s picture gracing the covers of countless magazines, the glasses are now all the rage. The glasses, combined with pulling her hair up, has given Palin the nickname of “sexy librarian.”
According to the company that manufactures Palin’s eyeglasses, the phones have been ringing off the hook since Palin gave her vice presidential acceptance speech. Many women out there apparently want the smart, sexy librarian look.
Palin’s frames are custom-made, and cost about $375. Add the lenses to the package and the total comes to around $700. That may be a little more than your average librarian can afford.
Palin isn’t the first political candidate to start a fashion wave, as Jackie Kennedy caused an uproar with her pillbox hats during her day. Suddenly all the best-dressed women were wearing pillbox hats.
Celebrity News Service did a survey to find out what people thought of Palin’s glasses. Should she keep them or get contacts? “I love the sexy librarian look on her, I really think she should keep the glasses,” one person said.
“I would take Sarah and her glasses over Hillary Clinton and her pantsuits any day,” another said. “But yes, I think she should keep the glasses.”
“I think she makes a bold choice by wearing the glasses, and I like that,” another person said. “But I couldn’t afford them. Hopefully someone will come out with some knock-offs.”
Although most people polled thought Palin should keep the glasses, a few people were not happy that the country seems to be focusing on eyeglasses and not what Palin stands for politically. “I don’t care what type of glasses she wears, I want to know about the woman who could be our next vice president,” one person replied.