04/02/2015 06:03 pm ET | Updated Apr 03, 2015

Oprah Goes Glam For O Magazine's 15th Anniversary Cover Shoot


For the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine's 15th anniversary issue, Oprah got her glam on.

By Clarissa Cruz

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    They are sewing up my dress so you don't see my bra-ssiere," said Oprah, holding still so tailor Nile Cmylo could stitch the back of her elegant Xscape gown. "And Lord knows I have to wear a bra-ssiere. Bra is not a bad word, people!" Foundation laid, Oprah channeled her inner Elizabeth Taylor to vamp it up old Hollywood–style...until a new problem breezed in. "The wind machine is making my eyes tear," she said, before urging the crew to pick up the pace: "Let's shoot this thing!"
  • Dream Team
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    Fashion editor Jenny Capitain, Cmylo (stitching Oprah's dress) and hairstylist Andre Walker.
  • Nailed It
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    Manicurist Roseann Singleton and makeup artist Derrick Rutledge prep Oprah for the shoot.
  • Ear Candy
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    Amid a sea of colored earrings...
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    ...classic white diamonds from Leviev were the stars.
  • Chain Reaction
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    O creative director Adam Glassman peruses necklace options.
  • Brow Beat
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    Rutledge plays up Oprah's brows. (To try this look, use Lancôme Sourcils Tint Eyebrow Pen, $26; Sephora.com.)
  • C'est Chic
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    The elegant long-sleeved dress contenders.
  • Sparkle Plenty
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    Cmylo amps up the wattage of Oprah's on-trend navy gown by adding Swarovski crystals.
  • Screen Gem
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    "It's very iconic," said Oprah of the first-ever black-and-white O magazine cover.
  • Blown Away
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    Walker perfects Oprah's hair while photographer Ruven Afanador gets his shots.

O magazine's May issue hits newsstands on April 14.


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