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In pictures: Palin's makeover

Sarah Palin while a city council member for Wasilla, Alaska, in the mid-1990s

Sarah Palin, seen here as a city council member in Alaska in the mid-1990s, has reportedly undergone a $150,000 image makeover paid for by the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Sarah Palin's family at the Republican National Convention in St Paul, Minnesota

Some of the results were on show when Mrs Palin's family appeared at the Republican National Convention. Her youngest child, Trig, wore a $92 romper suit paid for by the party.

Governor Sarah Palin campaigns

Mrs Palin has been sporting a variety of brooches on her jackets, perhaps some of the "campaign accessories" listed in the RNC's expense report.

Governor Sarah Palin

Some $4,100 was spent by the RNC on make-up and hair consulting, according to its expenses, while nearly $5,000 was spent at men's clothing store Atelier, in New York.

Governor Sarah Palin

Mrs Palin's willingness to show off her legs on the campaign trail has been remarked upon by some observers.

Governor Sarah Palin campaigns in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 18 Oct

The mother-of-five brought her love of high heels to knee-high boots at a rally in Pennsylvania last week. Her new, more relaxed, hairstyle was also on display.

Governor Sarah Palin

Mrs Palin replaced her high heels with stylish sneakers, though, for an appearance at a professional hockey game.

Governor Sarah Palin

Mrs Palin's wardrobe may have transformed over the past few weeks but her rimless glasses have remained a constant. A boost in sales of the frames has been reported as a result.

Governor Sarah Palin

The RNC has said the clothing will be donated to charity after election day - so Mrs Palin may have to wave farewell to her glamorous new look.

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