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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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Skye McCole Bartusiak Remembered

21-year-old Patriot actress celebrated at Houston memorial service

By Clifford Pugh

As a performer, Skye McCole Bartusiak thrilled audiences in such films as The Patriot and television shows like 24. But on July 25, in the shadow of a large wreath ...


Tragic News

The Patriot actress Skye McCole Bartusiak dies at 21 in Houston home

By Clifford Pugh

Skye McCole Bartusiak, the actress who shot to stardom as Mel Gibson's youngest daughter in the 2000 movie The Patriot, was found dead in her Houston home on Saturday ...


Lone Star Wealth

Richest families in Texas: Forbes list has a few billionaire surprises

By Clifford Pugh

The latest Forbes list of America's Richest Families has a Texas flavor. Twenty-one Lone Star families were named among the 185 wealthiest clans in the United States. The Dallas-Fort ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Fashion designer beloved by first lady goes bold with fall collection

By Clifford Pugh

Fall fashion used to be the time for shades of turning leaves — colors such as rust, yellow, brown and orange that have traditionally predominated in clothing as the season changes ...


Watch This

Major fashion designers resurrect the timepiece with new watch collections

By Clifford Pugh

Because every cellphone comes equipped with a clock, there was a time not too long ago when it seemed like the wristwatch was headed for oblivion. But timepieces are making ...


Superman's Cape

Dynamo World Cup player designs unique $52 T-shirt for USA fans

By Clifford Pugh

Houston Dynamo captain Brad Davis is known for his prowess on the soccer field. But now the 32-year-old player, who is a reserve midfielder on the U.S. World Cup ...


Designer Interview

Celebrity-beloved designer Tabitha Simmons bewitches shoe hounds with new collection

By Clifford Pugh

Jimmy Choo. Manolo Blahnik. Tory Burch. Tabitha Simmons? The 43-year-old Simmons, who was named for the character in the TV classic Bewitched, has burst on the scene as a prime ...


Designer Interview

America's hottest new fashion duo hugged Anna Wintour and lived to tell about it

By Clifford Pugh

Since the label Suno burst on the scene nearly five years ago, designers Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis have captivated fashion-forward women by breaking the rules. They create attention-getting, often ...


H&M Loves Alexander Wang

H&M snares America's hottest fashion designer to create new collection

By Clifford Pugh

Just when it seemed that H&M had lost a bit of its fashion cachet, the trendy Swedish retailer has pulled off a real coup. The company used the Coachella ...


Designer Interview

Naeem Khan targets fashion-conscious brides with glamorous new wedding gown collection

By Clifford Pugh

Given the lavish nature of his designs, it's no surprise that Naeem Khan has expanded into the bridal business, offering gowns with floral deco ribbon appliqué, geometric crystal beading ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Nanette Lepore aims made-in-the USA fall collection at mother and daughter

By Clifford Pugh

As one of the foremost advocates of clothing made in the New York Garment District, Nanette Lepore centered her fall 2014 collection, presented during Fashion Week, around the local artisans ...


Fab Find

Hublot introduces new World Cup watch for soccer fan who has (almost) everything

By Clifford Pugh

Hublot is celebrating the upcoming World Cup in a big way. The Swiss luxury watchmaker recently introduced the official watch of the soccer championships, which will be held in Rio ...


Designer Interview

Rebecca Taylor talks frankly about dressing for all seasons and perils of plastic surgery

By Clifford Pugh

Seasons may change, but, increasingly, shoppers are looking for clothes that transcend a particular time of year. Rebecca Taylor, the hip New Zealand-born designer whose collections appeal to a young ...


Designer Interview

America's next top designer? Wes Gordon salutes fashion-forward Texas women

By Clifford Pugh

Wes Gordon has a lot to be excited about. The fashion world has taken note of the 27-year-old Atlanta native. He has been nominated in the Council of Fashion Designers ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Zang Toi's decadent fall fashion collection has everyone seeing green

By Clifford Pugh

Zang Toi has a flair for the dramatic. So it's not surprising the Malaysian-born designer combined old Hollywood glamour with a film noir attitude in his fall 2014 collection ...


Fab Find

Tiffany & Co. debuts new jewelry with modern Greek mythology twist

By Clifford Pugh

Following up on it successful relaunch of the Atlas jewelry collection last fall, Tiffany & Co. is introducing several new creations for spring. Among the snazziest new looks are wide cuffs ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Kenneth Cole uses social media to make a point about fall collection

By Clifford Pugh

Known for his socially conscious advertising, Kenneth Cole always strives to stand out from the fashion pack. Before unveiling his fall collection at New York Fashion Week, he delved into ...


Menswear Takeover

Men's Wearhouse gobbles up competitor Jos. A. Bank in $1.8 billion deal

By Clifford Pugh

A fractious battle between two menswear giants reached a truce March 11 when Men's Wearhouse announced it is acquiring rival Jos. A. Bank Clothiers for about $1.8 billion ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Top designers get tough for fall with clothes fit for a warrior princess

By Clifford Pugh

Tory Burch isn't the only designer in a Game of Thrones mood. Top designers are in a "warrior princess" frame of mind for fall, creating tough clothes for the ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Carolina Herrera's glamorous fall collection breaks all fashion rules

By Clifford Pugh

Nobody does glamour like Carolina Herrera, whose collections, though sometimes indistinguishable from season to season, always offer plenty of luxurious looks for her well-heeled clientele.  Take away the sable-trimmed jackets ...


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