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Adrienne Raquel

Editorial Intern

Adrienne Raquel is a communications student at the University of Houston. Her interests include photography, fashion, art and design. 

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Designing man

Meet the dreamy designer who creates the understated handbags A-list celebrities crave

By Adrienne Raquel

With movie star looks and a handbag collection that nearly every major celebrity craves, V. Bruce Hoeksema is a designer to be reckoned with.  After a 16-year stint at Valentino ...


Deborah Colton Gallery

Artist fuses East Coast grit with California cool for Houston exhibition, Dying to Live

By Adrienne Raquel

Sexy, vibrant and provocative, Harif Guzman's artwork speaks volumes. With past exhibitions in London, Tokyo and Sydney, the New York-based artist has finally made his Texas debut with an ...


Fab Find

Scent of the City: New Bond No. 9 fragrance looks to the sweet smells of the great urban outdoors

By Adrienne Raquel

For a while now, Bond No. 9 has looked to New York's park system for its distinctive line of fragrances. Its Fifth Avenue scent celebrated Central Park's eastern ...


The CultureMap Interview

Jewelry designer to the stars: With Eva Longoria & Jessica Alba fans, Claudia Lobao is hardly desperate

By Adrienne Raquel

Gold accents, colorful stones, bold shapes — Claudia Lobão's jewelry collection has a bit of everything for fashionistas who love to accessorize.  With a strong background in the arts ...


On bended knee?

Love is in the air: Tell us your memorable marriage proposal at a Houston restaurant — and win

By Adrienne Raquel

Wedding proposals often take place at a restaurant. And we're sure there are some memorable ones that have to do with great food, fine wine or champagne, a diamond ...


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