It was way back in 1992, when then Governor Bill Clinton was running for president of the United States.
Bill and Hilary were interviewed by Steve Kroft on 60 minutes.
You probably remember the memorable line ala Hilary
” I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.“
What many of us remember is the headband. Hilary seemed to sport a headband everywhere during that campaign and during her early years at the Whitehouse. Women across America ran to their local Walmart, Target and even the Dollar Store in search of the perfect collection. We may not have agreed with her cookie statement but, we liked the idea of wearing a huge headband on our head to keep the hair out of our eyes.
It’s 2008 and another campaign is over our heads. This time the focus is on eye glasses . Hilary has remained quiet this time.
Sarah Palin has caused a run on Kawasaki 704 eyeglass frames.
The glasses, created by Japanese designer Kazuo Kawasaki, are becoming a bipartisan must-have fashion accessory. According to reports, the company that manufacturers Palin’s eyeglasses says it’s phones have been ringing off the hook.
“We began hearing from our authorized dealers and they wanted to stock multiple pairs of the exact same frame and style and color that she had,” said Amy Hahn, the vice president of Italee Optics, Inc.
The frames, which cost about $375 without lenses, are even part of the buzz at New York’s Bryant Park Fashion Week.
I, for one, am glad that glasses are cool again. I’ve been wearing them my whole life. While I am less excited about the artiliary that Palin has been photgraphed with, I think it’s great that she is giving a boost to eye glasses industry.
For the record, I hear that headbands are also making a comback. Maybe Michelle Obama needs to invest in some.