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Clifford Pugh

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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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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 ...

Hangout Haven

TOMS plans second U.S. store on South Congress — and big revelation during SXSW

By Clifford Pugh

Blake Mycoskie is a man on a mission. The founder of TOMS, the innovative company that shot to success by giving a pair of shoes to a needy child for ...

Fall Fashion Preview

Lela Rose pays tribute to world's best restaurant in fall collection

By Clifford Pugh

Designer Lela Rose always finishes her New York Fashion Week runway show just before the noontime hour, so it's no wonder stomachs are usually growling. But hunger pangs were ...

Fashion Week

Christian Siriano offers return to elegance in fall fashion collection

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Maybe it was the catwalk that looked like a movie set with lamp posts in strategically placed positions or the way model Anna Cleveland (daughter of iconic '70s ...

What's In Fashion

Nearly nude streaker can't slow down a hot New York fashion week show: Prabal Gurung gets colorful

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — With models in billowy chiffon skirts and waffle knit sweaters walking slowly amid oversized gold medallions in an otherwise pitch-black room, the start of the Prabal Gurung fashion ...

What's In Fashion

Who needs Sochi? Lindsey Vonn lives it up in a sexy red dress at New York Fashion Week

By Clifford Pugh

A knee injury prevented Lindsey Vonn from going to Sochi for the Winter Olympics this year, so instead she turned her attention to a New York fashion week runway with ...

Fashion Week Preview

America's best fashion: Designers offer sneak peek of styles and inspiration at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

By Clifford Pugh

As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week opens, designers offer CultureMap a sneak preview of what's in store for next fall and winter.

Kors Sans Belts

Michael Kors comes in from the cold with easygoing menswear collection

By Clifford Pugh

Look ma, no waistbands. That's the attitude of Michael Kors' latest menswear collection, which debuted to the fashion press this week and will arrive in stores next fall. Kors ...

'Cold in July' Sizzles

Sundance shoot 'em up: Dexter and Miami Vice stars have a blast in new Texas thriller

By Clifford Pugh

PARK CITY, Utah — After eight seasons of playing a likable serial killer in Dexter, Michael C. Hall knew it was time to do something different. So when he was approached ...

Olympic Uniforms

Ralph Lauren unveils new All-American uniforms for U.S. Winter Olympic team

By Clifford Pugh

Olympic opening ceremony uniforms are usually pretty blah. Remember what the U.S. Olympic team wore in London two years ago? Didn't think so. But this time could be ...

Sundance Fever

Texas at Sundance: Austin filmmakers celebrate good times at film fest

By Clifford Pugh

Indie celebs flocked to the Austin at Sundance party to celebrate the Texas presence at one of the world's most important film festivals.

Sundance FIlm Festival 2014

Austin takes over Sundance: Linklater & friends celebrate new films in festival way

By Clifford Pugh

PARK CITY, Utah — If it wasn't a bone-chilling 19 degrees outside and a mountain of heavy coats hadn't piled up in one corner of the Wasatch Brew Pub ...

Mayor Ties The Knot

Houston's first openly gay mayor weds longtime partner in historic ceremony

By Clifford Pugh

Jan. 16 is special for Mayor Annise Parker and her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard. The couple met in Houston on that date 23 years ago, as the mayor mentioned in ...

Golden Moment

Game of Thrones clutches Texas designer at Golden Globes

By Clifford Pugh

Among the happiest people watching the Golden Globes Sunday night were Houstonians Minnie Baird and her business partner Hallie Kuntz. The owners of Baird & Baird were thrilled to see Game ...

Ex-President Tweets Too

Barbara Bush discharged from hospital on eve of 69th wedding anniversary

By Clifford Pugh

Looks like Barbara Bush will be home for her wedding anniversary. After spending six days at Houston Methodist Hospital for treatment of pneumonia, the former first lady was discharged January ...

The Blanton Legacy

Texas mourns death of philanthropist, former UT regent and museum namesake Jack S. Blanton

By Clifford Pugh

Houston oilman and philanthropist Jack S. Blanton — a man whose good deeds are recognized in three major Texas cities — died peacefully over the weekend at his vacation home in Galveston ...

Still Time to Shop

The designer touch: Great gift ideas from fashion's top names, from $10 to more than $200,000)

By Clifford Pugh

There's nothing like getting a designer label as a holiday gift. Here are some great ideas, priced from $10 to more than $200,000.

Rock the Velvet

What are the best-dressed men wearing this season? Jewels, of course

By Clifford Pugh

With the holidays just around the corner, there's no better time for men to jump on the latest fashion trend. "If you don't own a velvet blazer, get ...

Spring Fashion Preview

Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone look to the cool things with new collection

By Clifford Pugh

For next spring, Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville celebrate the simple life. Their duo, known for its crisp, clean collections aimed at the young hipster, presented a ...

Spring Fashion Preview

Bibhu Mohapatra looks to new beginnings with graceful collection

By Clifford Pugh

As design director at J. Mendel for a decade, Bibhu Mohapatra honed the art of glamour. Since venturing out on his own four years ago, he has built a reputation ...

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