Jeff Larson, a prominent Republican consultant and the chief executive of the local host committee for the Republican National Convention, paid for Sarah Palin’s new wardrobe. It’s no shock that the clothes will be given to charity after the election as why would Sarah Palin wear them twice? Let alone claim $150,000 USD as income only to pay tax on it?
Sarah Palin did need a new wardrobe and hair and make-up are an essential part of any make over. In September and October make-up artist Amy Strozzi earned about $36,000 and her hair stylist Angela Lew earned $19,000. It’s true the rates sound high and they are, but travelling with a politician or any A-lister is demanding work, your life isn’t your own.
Here she is before:
Here she is after:
The big question is has it worked? Palin’s dressed simply and looks professional and still looks nondescript. Now that anyone can dress like her, how many more people can relate to her?
Has the focus on the clothes/fashion been intentional, is it meant to be a distraction from her political views? Have we forgotten that she’s a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, opposes abortion and was runner-up in the Miss Alaska beauty contest in 1984? I actually like the beauty queen part. Now that she’s had the makeover do we feel she’s one of us (well not me or you, but somebody else, a neighbour, a teacher