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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

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 ...


Breast Talk Dominates

Jennifer Aniston's controversial cleavage steals the show: SAG red carpet revelations

By Clifford Pugh

There were some real standouts at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Here's what we took away from the red carpet. 


Life Emulates TV

First lady Michelle Obama has Good Wife moment during State of the Union

By Clifford Pugh

Life imitated art — or at least TV — when first lady Michelle Obama appeared at the State of the Union address Tuesday night in a smart tweed suit worn by attorney ...


Hot New Hotel Perk

Top Texas hotel attracts international attention for silly new 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 ...


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. The former Texas ...


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 ...


A Show For the Ages

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are bringing their unique show to ACL Live

By Clifford Pugh

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga continue their beautiful friendship with plans for a joint concert at ACL Live on April 23, 2015. Despite their 60-year age difference, the duo have ...


The CultureMap Interview

Marchesa designers spill New York success and Project Runway secrets

By Clifford Pugh

Ten years ago, besties Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman launched Marchesa and became masters of the opulent statement-making gown. The British duo, who met in a life drawing class at ...


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 ...


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