Oprah Show Producer Makeovers - Work to Evening Wear Makeovers
They've worked behind the scenes for years. Now—with knockout clothes and kicked-up hair and makeup—these women are ready for their close-ups.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the June 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
"I've made a lot of memories in my 17 years here," says Wishom, who helped create episodes ranging from the September 11 tribute to this season's Australian extravaganza. "But I can already say with certainty that the most important two hours I'll ever produce are still to come." She's referring to the surprise show that's scheduled to air leading up to the May 25 finale. "It's our farewell to Oprah, and she has no idea what we've got in store!" A tiered silk dress (Marc by Marc Jacobs, $528) is a romantic departure from Wishom's "simple, conservative" everyday wear: "Honestly, I don't like a lot of attention, but this is a showstopper."
The Wardrobe: "We swapped Andrea's conservative, neutral dress for a soft cut and rich, saturated color."—Adam Glassman, O creative director
The Hair: "Cutting layers in Andrea's hair updated her style without taking away length."—Ken Paves, celebrity hairstylist and frequent makeover magician on The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Makeup: "A luminizing foundation adds polish but still looks natural."—Jeannia Robinette, Los Angeles–based makeup artist
Bandeau, American Apparel, $18. Earrings, Deanna Hamro. Bangles, Anna Sheffield and Ippolita. Shoes, Kate Spade New York.