Martha Stewart's All-Time Favorite Magazine Covers

Photo: Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living.
The 25th Anniversary issue of Martha Stewart Living hits stands next week — no minor feat when some of the biggest names in media have been forced to shutter in recent years. But we would expect nothing less from Stewart, a self-proclaimed "maniacal perfectionist," and the same woman who went from running a small-scale catering business to heading up a global entertaining empire. Over the years, she's managed to stay relevant because she makes having a better home life feel attainable. She was Pinterest before it existed. That and she's constantly surprising all of us with her evolving public persona: Rapping about baking soda? Throwing shade at Blake Lively? Can you imagine 1990s Martha doing either of those things? Not a chance.

To help celebrate such a major milestone in Stewart's publishing career, we asked the domestic goddess herself to revisit all 260 issues of MSL and reveal a few of her all-time favorite covers. Be sure to click through to the end for some real throwback gems.


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December 2015/January 2016

Stewart gets the Will Cotton treatment — and proves every bit as fetching as Katy Perry.
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September 2007
That's Stewart curled up with one of her Frenchies, Francesca, who she describes as "a bit obsequious." Oh, to be one of Martha Stewart's beloved pets...
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February 1999
Real talk: Stewart might be the fanciest cat lady we've ever seen.
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June/July 1994
Now this is how you pick your own bouquet.
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September 1993
We'd never thought of describing Stewart as "adorable" until now.
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May 1993
No other mortal would dare to paint a wall while wearing all white.
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Photo: Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living.
September 1992
That zig-zag embroidered shirt is a good thing. (Also, oh hai kitteh!)

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June 1992
Did Stewart invent normcore? It's quite possible.
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Spring 1991
This sets our #gardeninggoals.
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August 1991
Martha Stewart: flower arranging like a boss since 1991.
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Winter 1990
Is that the most effortlessly draped sweater you've ever seen, or did Martha presage this piece of fashion chicanery by 25 years?
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