Oprah and Ellen at the O, the Oprah Magazine cover shoot

1. Welcome to the Set
Oprah and Ellen feast their eyes on the life-size gingerbread house built for the shoot.
Ellen DeGeneres behind the scenes of the O, the Oprah Magazine December cover

2. Thinking Out of the Box
Photographer Ruven Afanador helps Ellen become present-able.
Ellen DeGeneres behind the scenes of the O, the Oprah Magazine December cover

3. Tangled Up in Red, Orange, Green...and Blue
Three stylists wrap Ellen in lights.
Oprah Winfrey getting makeup done

4. Lipstick, Please?
Makeup artist Reggie Wells, hairstylist Andre Walker, and fashion editor Jenny Capitain get Oprah ready for her next shot.
Ellen DeGeneres getting makeup for the December cover of O, the Oprah Magazine

5. Ellen Takes the Hot Seat
Makeup artist Pati Dubroff and hairstylist Serge Normant give Ellen a touch-up.
Ellen DeGeneres at the O, the Oprah Magazine December issue cover shoot

6. Tweet Break
Ellen and her assistant, Craig Peralta, and her executive producer, Andy Lassner, read tweets from her fans.
Shoes from Oprah and Ellen's O Magazine cover shoot

7. Holiday Reds
A sampling of the 75 pairs of shoes that were called in for the shoot.
Shoes from Oprah and Ellen's O Magazine cover shoot

8. And a Few Chucks, Too
Can you guess who these belong to?
Comme des Garcon jacket

9. Ellen's Wardrobe
The Comme des Garçon jacket Ellen wore in her Gingerbread House shot.
Ellen and Oprah O Magazine December cover shoot set

10. Snow Scene
A glimpse of Rick Floyd's amazing Gingerbread House set.
Ellen and Oprah O Magazine December cover shoot set

11. Unscripted
Indeed, Ellen was there. (And she "wuz" there on the final cover.)
Behind the Scenes at the O, the Oprah Magazine December cover shoot

12. Seeing Double
Before Ellen and Oprah arrive, Afanador positions stand-ins to set up the perfect shot.
Oprah and Ellen's O Magazine December cover shoot

13. Gingerbread Women
Oprah's hair gets one final brush from Walker while Ellen works on her pose.
Gayle King, Susan Casey and Portia Rossi and the O, the Oprah Magazine December cover shoot

14. Toast's Up
O editor in chief Susan Casey, O editor at large Gayle King, and Portia de Rossi get ready for the end-of-shoot toast.


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