Behind The Scenes: The Making of Oprah's Favorite Things
O creative director Adam Glassman and his team had a tall order: gather the best food, gadgets, housewares, and fashion and beauty items—then make sure Oprah didn't collapse before considering them all. Luckily, there were sweets (and when those ran out, cocktails) to keep it fun.
All Things Considered
The sheer number of contenders makes Oprah's head spin.
Baby It's Cold Outside
Well, not really—this was shot in September. But editor in chief Lucy Kaylin and editor at large Gayle King were still game to try on blizzard-strength coats in the name of journalism.
Oprah and Adam check out Mattel's line of multiracial dolls.
"I love chocolate Barbie!" says Oprah.
Everyone checked their diet at the door before submitting to the Favorite Things taste test/carbfest.
Trying on an Apple Watch
The Nose Knows
Sampling various LAFCO scents to find her favorite (spoiler alert: it's a floral!).
More is More
Style assistant Manouska Jeantus and contributing style editor Kelley S. Carter pile on the goodies.
Oprah tries to stump Alexa
, the voice of Amazon's information-savvy Echo device.
"Alexa is a friend now!" —Oprah
More is More
The lotions and potions section.
"The Teavana mug
says LOVE MORE, OPRAH on the bottom," Oprah notes. "You think that just happened? I designed that!"
Style interns (and students) Elizabeth Malara, Alexis Thomas, and Janelle Kelly model the wares.
"I'm going to have to pace myself. My tummy hurts." —Gayle with writer at large Lisa Kogan and Lucy.
One of Tourance's supersoft scarves
has Gayle in a twist.
Oprah cracks up after rejecting one of Adam's glassware pitches: "I say it all with love," she explains.
Gayle gets a kick out of a wry Emi Jay nightshirt.
Adam details the merits of the abundant chocolate offerings as Oprah, Manouska and Gayle look on.
"I'm exhausted! This is a lot to ask of the talent." —Oprah
From the November 2015
issue of O, The Oprah Magazine