Burns, Cherie

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Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rogers

Cheri Burns' Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rogers is the first biography of the Standard Oil heiress -- beautiful, well-bred and wild -- who made her mark on the worlds of high society and haute couture in New York, Europe, and Hollywood as a preamble to her romantic reinvention in Taos, New Mexico in the 1940s. It is one woman’s relentless reinvention and personal metamorphosis through her pursuit of style and beauty.

Diving For Starfish: The Jeweler, The Actress, The Heiress and One of the World’s Most Alluring Pieces of Jewelry

The House of Boivin, purveyor of sumptuous jewelry, created five ruby and amethyst starfish brooches in the years before WWII which have moved beneath the surface of public awareness ever since, bought and sold in the utmost secrecy. DIVING FOR STARFISH (St. Martins, 2018) is Cherie Burns’s chronicle of these artifacts, the secrets they've held in the 75 years they've adorned the high societies of New York and Paris, and the larger-than-life personalities who feature in their tale.