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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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New Designer Fragrance

The ultimate designer fragrance: Alaia creates sexy scent to accent bare skin

By Clifford Pugh

Azzedine Alaïa isn't exactly a household name, but the Parisian couturier, known as "The King of Cling" for his body-hugging styles that fit like a second skin, has ...


Mad Fashion

Mad Men designer aims for contemporary look with new Black Halo collaboration

By Clifford Pugh

Mad Men may be over but the hit show's much-lauded costume designer isn't finished yet. Janie Bryant, the Emmy award winning designer who put together all those cool ...


Richest Families

These Texas families are among the richest in America

By Clifford Pugh

The latest list of America's Richest Families from Forbes includes quite a few names from the Lone Star State. Nineteen Texas families, all with a combined net worth of ...


J.J.Watt's Major Crush

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt goes goo-goo for lifetime crush Jennifer Aniston

By Clifford Pugh

It's no secret that Houston Texan J.J. Watt has always had a crush on Jennifer Aniston. All you have to do is look at his Twitter feed: "Anybody ...


Beyonce Rises

Does this building look like Beyoncé? New skyscraper mimics singer's curves

By Clifford Pugh

Beyoncé has inspired a lot of things — but a skyscraper? The creators of a high-rise tower in Melbourne say that the Houston superstar  — specifically her video for Ghost — is the ...


Trisha Yearwood's Lifestyle Empire

Country star Trisha Yearwood's lifestyle empire rivals Martha Stewart

By Clifford Pugh

On stage, Garth Brooks is among country music's most dominant performers. But off stage, his wife Trisha Yearwood is the celebrity who makes things happen. "I'm proud to ...


Texas Company Fires Trump

In hair-raising move, Texas company tells Donald Trump, 'You're fired!'

By Clifford Pugh

NBC's not the only one to fire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the billionaire businessman made inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants. On Monday, Houston-based Farouk Systems, Inc. withdrew ...


Eggs-citement

Whataburger announces late-night egg dishes are back on the menu

By Clifford Pugh

Starting June 19, Whataburger will resume its full breakfast menu from 11 pm to 11 am, including all menu items with eggs. As CultureMap reported at the beginning of the ...


Fab Find

Popular handbag designer with Texas ties carries on family tradition with colorful creations

By Clifford Pugh

For the past few years, legendary accessories designer Carlos Falchi had relied on a secret weapon, his daughter Kate, who has largely stayed behind the scenes as an integral part ...


Fab Finds

Kendall and Kylie Jenner reveal new Topshop collection that's California cool

By Clifford Pugh

The next generation of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians clan is following in the footsteps of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe as serial entrepreneurs. The youngest siblings, Kendall and Kylie ...


Fast Fashion

H&M teams up with trendy French fashion house for buzzy new collaboration

By Clifford Pugh

Just days after getting a ton of publicity when Beyoncé appeared on the streets of New York in a pair of $40 H&M jeans, the fast fashion retailer is ...


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

Inside Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo's $80 million apartment: There's room for Eloise, too

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — This was one fashion week invitation I wasn't going to pass up. Rather than show her fall collection in her studio, as she normally does, handbag designer ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Kate Middleton's favorite designer creates glittery stardust memories on fashion runway

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — 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 ...


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 ...


Fall Fashion Preview

Ralph Lauren's winter wonderland: Designer puts a 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 ...


Best & Worst Oscar Fashion

Best and worst Oscar 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 and supermodel Naomi Campbell have fashion week fun

By Clifford Pugh

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


Fall Fashion Preview

Jason Wu's fall collection is his most sophisticated yet

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — He barely looks old enough to vote, but 32-year-old designer Jason Wu has been a fresh face on the fashion scene ever since first lady Michelle Obama tapped ...


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