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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

Rag & Bone designers search for simpler life with Zen-meets-Walking Dead collection

By Clifford Pugh

While many designers are touting big florals, bright colors and wild embellishments for spring 2015, Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville are going a different route. Instead they ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Marc by Marc is hip again, thanks to British designers with subversive spirit

By Clifford Pugh

Marc Jacobs finally realized one designer can't do everything. So as he poured more of this energies into his namesake label, he handed off design duties for his more ...


Ode to Oscar

Oscar de la Renta, favorite of first ladies and Texas social set, was always a gentleman

By Clifford Pugh

Editor's note: CultureMap Houston editor-in-chief Clifford Pugh is a longtime fashion journalist who shares his personal experience with the late Oscar de la Renta and the designer's impact ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Kate Middleton's favorite designer channels Marilyn Monroe in sexy new collection

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Jenny Packham is Kate Middleton's go-to favorite for special events — the stylish trend-setting duchess often shows up wearing a Packham design to major functions — but right now ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Escada springs into action with floral designs and Hollywood glamour

By Clifford Pugh

Until fairly recently, Escada didn't make much of a splash on the red carpet. But under the direction of design director Daniel Wingate and some astute marketing savvy, the ...


Fab Finds

Before Domain boutique opens, take a peek at Tory Burch's unique new watch collection

By Clifford Pugh

Tory Burch has officially gone into the watch business. In conjunction with her company's 10th anniversary, the designer has introduced a collection of watches in seven styles — each named ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Tory Burch shows raw side with spring collection inspired by Picasso's lover

By Clifford Pugh

With a new boutique coming to Austin, two shops in Dallas and an expanded store in Houston, Tory Burch has a lot of fans in Texas who love her casual ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Ralph Lauren's glamorous safari collection mixes khaki and colorful

By Clifford Pugh

Each season, Ralph Lauren transports customers and admirers to an exotic locale — 1920s China, Downton Abbey and the American West have provided inspiration for the iconic designer's recent collections ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Gwen Stefani's fashion comeback: L.A.M.B. collection features ska-meets-SoCal style

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — After a three-year hiatus, Gwen Stefani returned to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in her unique way. Rather than put on a traditional runway show for her L.A.M ...


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 ...


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