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After a long journalism career at the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle, Clifford Pugh has discovered the joys of the web in creating a unique news and information site that covers Houston in real time. His claim to journalism fame came at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, when screenwriter Alexander Payne asked him to hold his Oscar while he went to the bathroom.
 

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Fall Fashion Preview

Nanette Lepore shows her rebel side in secret girls club collection

By Clifford Pugh

Nanette Lepore is a rebel at heart. For her fall 2015 collection, presented at New York Fashion Week, she channeled "my unapologetic muse — the posh rebel — to create a vision ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Carolina Herrera chases waterfalls with liquid collection that really flows

By Clifford Pugh

Carolina Herrera has gone back to nature. Her lovely spring collection, in stores now, was a colorful salute to flowers based on a single tulip. For fall, she is turning ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Naeem Khan's 10th anniversary collection targets women who dare to be different

By Clifford Pugh

To celebrate his 10th year of showing collections at fashion week, Naeem Khan commissioned Miami-based graffiti artist Trek6 to paint a large mural as a backdrop for the designer's ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Kate Middleton's favorite designer appeals to Texas women with flashy new collection

By Clifford Pugh

Judging from the runway looks at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, a number of designers have Spain on their minds. Among them is British designer Jenny Packham, whose trip to the Prado ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Designers create sexy new ways to wear body-hugging Hervé Léger bandage dress

By Clifford Pugh

Part of the fun of watching the Hervé Léger runway show in New York every season is observing how designers Max and Lubov Azria come up with so many ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Ralph Lauren's winter wonderland: Designer puts new spin on fur with cozy collection

By Clifford Pugh

Wonder if the frigid weather that has gripped the East Coast this winter sent Ralph Lauren's imagination toward bundled-up clothes? Just about every look in his toasty fall collection ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Welcome to the Prada funhouse: Crazy colorful fall collection delights

By Clifford Pugh

Miuccia Prada never fails to surprise and entertain. While American designers were showing bundled-up looks in muted fall colors on the runways of New York Fashion Week, the Prada fall ...


Magic Fashion Moment

Dallas designer has her Project Runway moment at New York Fashion Week

By Clifford Pugh

Backstage amid the chaos of last-minute preparations for a major runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, two Texas designers looked remarkably calm. For Alexa DiBiasio, who calls Houston home, and ...


She Went To H&M

Jessica Chastain turns heads in cheap chic H&M dress at vaunted Oscar VIP party

By Clifford Pugh

While celebrities attending the exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar party in Hollywood on Sunday wore designer outfits retailing for five figures or more — Jennifer Lopez in a slinky Zuhair Murad gown ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Michael Kors caters to luxe life with opulent comfort clothes for fall

By Clifford Pugh

Designer Michael Kors is one busy guy. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, he presented his fall collection, dubbed "opulent restraint," in the morning and provided a backstage look ...


Best & Worst Oscar Fashion

Oscars 2015: Fashion winners and losers from the red carpet

By Clifford Pugh

There wasn't a lot to criticize about the red carpet fashions at the 87th Academy Awards. But there wasn't a lot to get excited about, either. Will any ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Carmen Marc Valvo is mad for plaid with naughty schoolgirl collection

By Clifford Pugh

For fall, Carmen Marc Valvo has a lot of school spirit. The affable designer, a Texas favorite, is offering up a collection based on "memories of cheering stadium bleachers, mean-spirited ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Zac Posen has a lot of fun with supermodel Naomi Campbell at New York Fashion Week

By Clifford Pugh

Designer Zac Posen sure knows how to put on a show. Since he burst onto the scene 15 years ago as a young fashion prodigy, he has always put a ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Michelle Obama's go-to designer sends out seductive collection at NY Fashion Week

By Clifford Pugh

He barely looks old enough to vote. But 32-year-old Jason Wu has burst onto the fashion scene since first lady Michelle Obama tapped the designer to create gowns for her ...


Fashion Week Fun

Dancing Dallas bar mitzvah teen conquers New York Fashion Week

By Clifford Pugh

Having conquered the Internet with a video of his bar mitzvah dance, Sam Horowitz has now set his sights on the world of fashion. The Dallas teenager was front and ...


Red Carpet Ready

Hot Hollywood designer goes for Oscar gold with dramatic collection at NY Fashion Week

By Clifford Pugh

Maybe it's because she's based in the world's film capital, but Monique Lhuillier has a flair for the dramatic. Unlike many top designers who reside on the ...


Put a Ring On It

Popular gown designers bedazzle brides with new line of wedding jewelry

By Clifford Pugh

Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are known for creating ethereal evening and wedding gowns. So it only makes sense that the design duo would also offer their brides ...


Murderous Mini-Series

Murderer or misunderstood? HBO mini-series on Robert Durst lets viewers decide

By Clifford Pugh

Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling admit they are fascinated by Robert Durst, the scion of one of New York's wealthiest families whose bizarre behavior in Galveston and elsewhere is ...


SAG Red-Carpet Revelations

Jennifer Aniston's controversial cleavage steals red-carpet show at SAG Awards

By Clifford Pugh

There were some real standouts at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Here's what we took away from the red carpet. 


The CultureMap Interview

Deborah Norville spills Inside Edition secrets and what she learned from Joan Rivers

By Clifford Pugh

Deborah Norville is a TV survivor. In March, she’ll celebrate her 20th anniversary of hosting Inside Edition and recently extended her contract for another two years. During a trip ...


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