De Castellane's designs evoke a playful spirit -- rings in the shape of buds that 'blossom'; lacquered earrings in the shape of ladybugs; snakes, lizards and frogs presented in colored gemstones, Gothic skulls with diamond crowns... and much more.
Few people are as good at being black as Baratunde Thurston. He's so good at it in fact, he decided to write a book on the subject. His book, "How to be Black," has quickly rose to the New York Times Bestsellers list and explores the subject using satire.
In a frenzied and scholarly approach, the team scoured the country for the best sommeliers from coast to coast, where they gleaned insights and secrets from dozens of cellar zealots who cumulatively represent decades of training and experience.
From her very first performance on film in 1948 as an airline stewardess to her last one in 1989 as an angel, Audrey Hepburn withstood over forty years of artistic scrutiny. Today she remains the irrefutable personification of irresistible charm, grace and dignity.
Judy Garland said it best a long time ago: "I remember the first time I heard Tony sing on a record years ago. I thought, That sound! He isn't copying anyone! His sound gets into your ear and into your heart."
Neither party has ever dared to use the deficit ceiling to blackmail the entire nation -- until now. And for that, the GOP is the party clearly at fault. But it is also true that it was Barack Obama who folded.
In the end, the act of writing a book will not change. Yet as the publishing world changes, as do the ways in which readers digest books, many of the most meaningful moments in an author's career will be lost or different in a way to make them unrecognizable.