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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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Spring Fashion Preview

Carolina Herrera's $1 million, tulip-inspired show is a fashion week favorite

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Season after season, Carolina Herrera always shows a polished collection for her well-heeled clientele. But for spring 2015, she seemed particularly inspired — all because of a single tulip ...

Fashion Week Fun

Joe Zee digs new Old Navy gig while pal Katie Holmes gets tattoo

By Clifford Pugh

Joe Zee had a lot to celebrate during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The former creative director of Elle magazine has jumped to Yahoo, where, as editor-in-chief and executive creative officer, he ...

Target's Sexy New Collection

Target's sexy new collection: Fashion's hottest designer unveils low-cost line with pizzazz

By Clifford Pugh

Target's new designer collaboration with Joseph Altuzarra arrives in stores across Texas and the nation on Sunday, but the fashion faithful got a sneak preview during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week ...

Spring Fashion Preview

Austin teen sensation wows New York fashion week pros with whimsical collection

By Clifford Pugh

What is it about Texas teenagers? A few days after 18-year-old Houston designer Amir Taghi debuted his collection at New York fashion week, Isabella Rose Taylor unveiled her namesake collection ...

Flower Power

Michael Kors has a blooming good time with sunny collection

By Clifford Pugh

The world may be increasingly dark and chaotic, but Michael Kors has a remedy for all that doom and gloom: Get happy. He labeled his spring 2015 collection, unveiled Wednesday ...

Spring Fashion Preview

Ralph Lauren's dazzling party in the park: Hot models, cool 4D runway show launch new Polo collection

By Clifford Pugh

The beautiful people took over Central Park Monday night. Young, athletic and drop-dead gorgeous Ralph Lauren models from recent years wearing colorful polo shirts with their names emblazoned on the ...

Neiman's Is NY Bound

Neiman Marcus celebrates first New York store with tony soiree

By Clifford Pugh

As she greeted well-wishers at a champagne soiree in a high-rise loft space on New York's West Side, Karen Katz looked like she had just won the lottery. And ...

Fashion Week Preview

Top designers and Texas newcomers reveal NY Fashion Week inspiration

By Clifford Pugh

To kick off the New York Fashion Week extravaganza, we asked an array of designers — from veterans to Texas up-and-comers — what inspired their collections.

New Plan for Astrodome

Astrodome could be transformed into the world's biggest indoor park

By Clifford Pugh

With rolls of Astroturf lying on carts and seats scattered about like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, the Astrodome has obviously seen better days. But standing in the middle of ...

Another Emmy for Parsons

Texas-born Jim Parsons thanks good fortune and father for 4th Emmy win

By Clifford Pugh

It's been a really good year for Jim Parsons. Having just negotiated an obscenely big raise of $1 million per episode for portraying genius physicist Sheldon Cooper in The ...

New Twist in Closet Caper

Texas closet caper gets crazier: Alleged burglar attempts to sell items back to Houston socialite

By Clifford Pugh

The nationally publicized burglary of Houston socialite Theresa Roemer's three-story closet took another stranger-than-fiction turn on August 15 when the alleged thief sent several items to the Houston Press ...

Fall Fashion Preview

Rag & Bone fall collection salutes Cosby and working-class hipsters

By Clifford Pugh

Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville are mixing it up for fall, with a lot of different looks for the girl who doesn't want to try hard ...

Skye McCole Bartusiak Remembered

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak 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 ...

Beyoncé & Jay Z's Weekend

Beyoncé and Jay Z's weekend in Texas: After-concert antics and an unexpected brunch stop

By Clifford Pugh

After wowing a sold-out audience at Houston's Minute Maid Park Friday night, Beyoncé and Jay Z made time for a little rest and relaxation in her hometown over the ...

Tragic News

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, co-star of The Patriot, found dead in Houston home

By Clifford Pugh

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

Munich Time

A beer trip: Inside the legendary Hofbrauhaus, Munich's No. 1 tourist attraction

By Clifford Pugh

Just about every tourist in this Bavarian capital eventually ends up at one place in the heart of the city, a few blocks from the Marienplatz, the bustling city center ...

Lone Star Wealth

The 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

Get ready for a colorful fall: Thakoon showcases truly bold looks

By Clifford Pugh

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

World's Best Olympic Park

The world's best Olympic Park: Munich defies its dark history with outdoor joy

By Clifford Pugh

MUNICH — For three weeks every four years, the site of the Summer Olympics is the center of the universe. And then everyone gets the hell out of town, leaving the ...

Designing Woman

Tommy Hilfiger's wife blazes trail with innovative "three-in-one" handbag collection

By Clifford Pugh

As I waited to interview handbag designer Dee Ocleppo at Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston, I did a double take as Tommy Hilfiger walked by. He's one of America ...

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