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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

With supermodel Naomi Campell, a relaxed Zac Posen has a lot of fashion week fun

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — 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 ...

Fall Fashion Preview

Michelle Obama's go-to designer targets Best Dressed Houstonians with seductive collection

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — He barely looks old enough to vote. But 32-year-old designer Jason Wu has burst on the fashion scene since first lady Michelle Obama tapped him twice to create ...

Fashion Week Fun

Houston's handbag queen is a hit at NY fashion week — and hot fashion bloggers can't get enough of the fun

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Since opening her Madison Avenue boutique last year, Elaine Turner has had a lot of reasons to celebrate. The Houston accessories queen has targeted Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for ...

Baby Problem at Fashion Week

The baby problem: Toddlers take over front row at New York fashion week, but is it child abuse?

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — The toddlers have taken over fashion week. At the Carmen Marc Valvo show on Sunday, Carmen Baldwin, the 18-month-old daughter of actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria ...

Fall Fashion Preview

Hot Hollywood designer goes for Oscar gold with dramatic collection

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Maybe it's because she's based in the world's film capital, but Monique Lhuillier has a flair for the dramatic. Unlike many top designers who reside ...

Kanye's Fashion Oops

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and screaming baby upstage Kanye West's "Legos" fashion show

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Young children have become the latest accessory at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and I can't understand why. Surely Kim Kardashian can afford a baby sitter so her aspiring ...

Naughty Fashion Show

Beefcake galore! Near naked cowboys, naughty angels and sexy chefs rock this Houston crowd's socks off

By Clifford Pugh

Men’s fashion shows sure are getting a lot more fun in H-Town. The second annual “Rock Your Socks Off” runway presentation at M Penner Tuesday night engaged an enthusiastic ...

Ladies in Red

Ladies in Red: From Hoda to Zendaya, celebs can't stop dancing on the catwalk in a show that has a lot of heart

By Clifford Pugh

Celebrities had a rockin' good time on the runway to raise awareness about women's heart disease in the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection show that kicked off ...

Harden's Style Surprise

James Harden's high fashion moment: Rockets superstar plans All-Star style surprise

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — James Harden sure does clean up well. Until recently, the Houston Rockets star has been known more for his facial hair than his sartorial splendor. But now he ...

Fall Fashion Preview

Amid fashion week turmoil, top designers and Texas newcomers offer a sneak peek and prove they're rebels with a cause

By Clifford Pugh

Times are changing at New York fashion week, but it's still all about the clothes. Top designers and Texas newcomers offer a sneak preview of fall fashion.

Red Carpet Sparkle

Grammy singer sparkles on red carpet in dazzling beaded gown by Houston designer

By Clifford Pugh

Probably the most excited person watching the stars walk the red carpet at Sunday's Grammy Awards was Jonathan Blake. For the first time in his young career, the Houston-based ...

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Florida congressman won't back down on Texas is "crazy" comment; cites dildo ban as proof

By Clifford Pugh

In the "you can't make this stuff up" department, a Florida congressman who called Texas  a "crazy state" during a recent congressional hearing on the Affordable Care Act is ...

Sundance 2015

Murderer or misunderstood? HBO mini-series on Robert Durst lets viewers decide

By Clifford Pugh

PARK CITY, Utah — Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling admit they are fascinated by Robert Durst, the scion of one of New York's wealthiest families whose bizarre behavior in Galveston ...

Party Watch

The Book of Mormon cast showcase singing talents at tune-filled cabaret fundraiser

By Clifford Pugh

What: Charity in Song, featuring company members from The Book of Mormon. Where: Numbers. The 411: On their night off from performing the hit Broadway musical at the Hobby Center ...

New Wedding Jewelry

Put a ring on it: Marchesa designers unveil collection of engagement and wedding jewelry

By Clifford Pugh

Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are known for creating ethereal evening and wedding gowns. So it only makes sense that the design duo would offer their brides a ...

McConaughey Headed To UH

Surprise! Matthew McConaughey headed to University of Houston to wow students, UT ties no matter

By Clifford Pugh

"Alright, alright, alright!" The University of Houston has announced a commencement speaker who is sure to draw a lot of attention. Texas native and Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey ...

Fashion Shakeup

Kate Spade to shutter all its trendy Saturday stores — including hyped Houston spot — but the label will live on

By Clifford Pugh

Kate Spade officials revealed Thursday that they will be closing all freestanding Kate Spade Saturday stores, including the Rice Village location. No exact date was announced, although officials said the ...

Sundance Parties

Sundance celebrity encounters: James Franco, Pauly Shore, Sarah Silverman's hookup and the big star who turned down major swag

By Clifford Pugh

The Sundance Film Festival is know for showcasing indie movies and great parties. Here were some of the fun ones.

Power Players

Texas legend celebrates his 83rd birthday with A-listers in River Oaks: More powerful than anyone since Sam Houston?

By Clifford Pugh

Despite a lifetime in politics, Bill Hobby doesn't like to be the center of attention. But the former longtime Texas lieutenant governor agreed to celebrate his 83rd birthday with ...

Breast Talk Dominates

Cleavage overload! Jennifer Aniston's very real breasts steal the show: SAG Award 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. 

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