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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

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 ...


Hot New Hotel Perk

Texas hotel attracts international attention for silly selfie-inspired perk

By Clifford Pugh

Umbrellas are so 20th century. So, in a sign of the times, a Texas hotel now offers a simple perk that ensures their guests capture the best possible selfies. The ...


Golden Globes Fashion

Golden Globes: The most interesting fashions from the 2015 awards show

By Clifford Pugh

Any time you get Prince, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington and Melissa McCarthy in the same room, you know there is going to be a diversity of fashion styles. Here's ...


Champagne Johnny

Johnny Manziel sticks to partying ways despite growing criticism

By Clifford Pugh

Despite a poor first season in the NFL and critics who question whether he is an alcoholic, Johnny Manziel can't seem to stop his partying ways. According to TMZ ...


Fashion News

Lela Rose and Lane Bryant team up for stylish plus-size collection

By Clifford Pugh

Like most designers at New York Fashion Week, Lela Rose features wafer-thin models in her stylish clothes. But now the designer, who was born and raised in Dallas, is expanding ...


Handbag Heaven

Most popular designer handbags in Dallas have definite French flair

By Clifford Pugh

There are some things the French still do very well. In almost every fashion-savvy city in the United States, Louis Vuitton is the most popular designer handbag, according to data ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Designer creates Taylor-made collection for island getaway (or Orange Is The New Black star)

By Clifford Pugh

With fake sunlight streaming through window slats and models in luscious silk prints moving languidly down the runway, the Thakoon spring 2015 runway show at New York Fashion Week seemed ...


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