Sarah Palin specs spark fashion wave in Malaysia

October 14th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Kualalumpur, Oct 14 (ANI): Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin is doing more than just rocking the political world. She’’s is finding her niche in the fashion industry with her glasses.

Thousands of women around the world are rushing to their local optician demanding for a pair of Palins Kazuo Kawasaki MP-704 rimless glasses.

And now, even Malaysian women cannot escape this craze and sales of this branded eyewear have seen a tremendous increase.

“There is definitely a lot of enquiries into the Kawasaki glasses since the story about her eyewear was published,” The New Straits Online quoted Eyez Optometry Sdn Bhd owner Kevin Siew, as saying.

Siew said that the majority of enquiries came from businesswomen who insist on the exact model, shape and colour as Palin’’s.

“Women want to imitate Palin’’s image because it feels good to wear something similar to those worn by a powerful person. It gives them satisfaction,” Siew said.

The spectacles are flying off the shelves so fast that the manufacturer, Masunaga Optical Manufacturing Co Ltd, based in Fukui, Japan, has stopped producing other Kazuo Kawasaki models to focus on The Palin.

A Masunaga Optical (Malay-sia) Co Ltd spokesperson said the head office decided to concentrate on the Palin model to cater to the high demand. (ANI)

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