With winter finally coming to an end and summer on its way, now’s the perfect time to add a bit of whimsical color to your bedroom and Martha Stewart’s WHIM collection will do just that. Martha’s colorful quilts and comforters are full of vibrant, tasteful and fun designs to warm any bedroom. It’s not surprising that this latest offering from Martha is so popular, after all the woman has been an icon of home and entertaining for over 30 years.
Here are a few things you might not know about the businesswoman, writer, and former fashion model.
Yes, she used to do modeling. In the early 1960s Martha worked as a fashion model, appearing in magazines and television commercials. After her modeling stint she worked as a stockbroker with the firm Monness, Williams and Sidel.
She’s cool with some of hip hop’s most famous rappers. It might come as a surprise, but Martha’s a fan of rap music and often listens to Eminem on the set of “The Martha Stewart Show.” She also had Snoop on to make a special kind of brownie.
She’s a fan of late night. Stewart has said that she can be a bit of an insomniac and often indulges in watching late night talk shows. She’s also an early riser and for guests staying at her Skylands home in Maine, 5 a.m. hikes are mandatory.
Doing time in prison made her richer. When Martha served five months in a white collar prison in 2004 after being convicted of insider trading her net worth more than tripled, bringing her total net worth to over $1 billion.
Hot dogs > bananas. Martha has never been much of a fan of bananas, but says she loves hot dogs.