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Color Block Party
"I feel like I'm in a colorful version of the Container Store!" said Oprah, eyeing the multitude of boxes that were built, fastened together, and painted for the backdrop of this month's cover. It took some trial and error, however, to get her pose right. "Is there a position I haven't done?" Oprah said in mock weariness, rearranging herself after Gayle King mused that her legs looked "too gappy." Finally, the shot was procured, and the cover girl literally put her foot down. "Oh, glory!" she said in relief.

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Form Following Fashion
On a runway-inspired geometric backdrop constructed by set designer Todd Wiggins and his crew, Oprah sits pretty for photographer Ruven Afanador.
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Bling Ring
O creative director Adam Glassman and fashion editor Jenny Capitain help Oprah select jewelry.

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Barely There
Busy clothes call for an understated face, so makeup artist Derrick Rutledge used an array of subtle pencils, shadows, and creams. For a similar effect, try Burberry's earthy offerings: Kisses Lipstick, $35 each, and Eye Colour, $29 each; Burberry.com.

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Shop the Trend
A little goes a long way when it comes to multicolored patterns, so choose one piece and keep the rest of your outfit simple.

Dress, $144; Asos.com

Photo: Courtesy of Lagos

$295 to $495; Lagos.com

Photo: Courtesy of Roland Mouret

$1,230; Roland Mouret, 212-249-2008

Photo: Courtesy of Aldo

Aldo, $55; AldoShoes.com

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Magid


Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Valentino, $845; Net-a-Porter.com

Photo: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Preen Line, $493; PreenbyThorntonBregazzi.com