Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sarah Palin's Style Tranformation

Self-proclaimed maverick Sarah Palin blazed her own beauty trail during the 2008 campaign with her chestnut pouf and rimless glasses. In honor of her new reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," InStyle examines how the former governor has changed over the years.

1981: The Wasilla High School athlete sported a flipped-back shag.

1984: Feathered hair and a big smile! Palin won the Miss Wasilla pageant, going on to place third in the Miss Alaska competition.
1992: The busy mother of two had an appropriately wash-and-wear bob when she announced her candidacy for Wasilla City Council.
2002: Palin nailed her signature style -- a voluminous bun, sleek specs, and dark lipstick -- while a member of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation.
2006: The soon-to-be Alaskan governor campaigned with caramel highlights and new wire frames.
2008: As John McCain's running mate, Palin incited a nationwide demand for her Kazuo Kawasaki rimless spectacles.
2009: The one-time vice presidential candidate let her (now highlighted!) hair down for a chat with Barbara Walters.
2010: The former governor attended the Time 100 Gala with soft, peach-toned makeup.