o magazine april cover

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Stroke of Genius
"You never went to Sears in the '70s to buy painter's pants?" asked O creative director Adam Glassman, as he explained to a skeptical Oprah that paint and fashion have a proud history of teaming up. "So this is what I wear when I'm painting the house," she joked about her NYDJ jeans, custom-splattered by Rialto Jean Project. Her sweater and headband were easier sells. "I always look like a schlumpadinka at home," said Oprah. "But this year I want a rack of cashmere sweaters. And Adam, can I have this fabulous headband?" He shot her a look. "Of course—but you already have one. They were on last year's Favorite Things!"

Sweater, $228; LordandTaylor.com. Jeans, NYDJxRJP, $245; RialtoJeanProject.com. Headband, Emi-Jay Inc., $10; Emi-Jay.com. Earrings, $345; StephanieKantis.com. Bracelet, Diane von Furstenberg by H. Stern; Hstern.net. Shoes, CĂ©line, $940; barneys, 212-826-8900. Paint in Collegiate Yellow and Dylan Pink, $38 to $41 per gallon; RalphLaurenPaint.com.

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Adam gives Oprah's pony the perfect flip as she paints.

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Contributing fashion editor Jenny Capitain considers sweater options.

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Makeup artist Derrick Rutledge perfects Oprah's pout, which matches her rosy headband. "It's synchronicity," says Adam.
true colors

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The photo crew zooms in on Oprah's cover look.

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Wearable Art
This season's brushstrokes and paint splatters are decorating everything from makeup brushes to stilettos.

Skirt, $325; Milly.com

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Rain Boots

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Photo: Courtesy of San Diego Hat Company


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MAC Who's the DJ? $40; MACcosmetics.com

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Brush Set
Sonia Kashuk Art of Makeup Brush Set, $25, and Brush Cup, $7, Sonia Kashuk; Target.com