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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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Fab Finds

Timing is everything: Famed designer's new watch collection has a wealth of family connections

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 ...


Pride Parade's Wrong Move

Don't lose the magic: Keep Houston's Pride Parade where it belongs — in Montrose

By Clifford Pugh

A few years ago, organizers of the Pride Parade wanted to move it out of Montrose, where it has been since its inception in 1979, to downtown Houston. They said ...


Party Watch

Hunky models in uniforms and fashionistas pack a new downtown hotel for hot fashion designer's runway show

By Clifford Pugh

What: Fashion Meets Hospitality, David Peck Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show. Where: JW Marriott Houston Downtown. The 411: Even though it was a school night, the atmosphere was festive as ...


Spring and Resort Collections

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 ...


A Dog's Life

Houston canine is a New York star! Rings NASDAQ bell, visits trendy restaurant and FOX News

By Clifford Pugh

Johnny Cash has been just about everywhere. But the lovable canine named for the country legend had never traveled to New York until he took a recent trip with his ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Pamella Roland gets Zen the moment with delicate Japanese-inspired collection

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK - The Tokyo Summer Olympics aren't until 2020 but U.S. designers are catching the Japanese wave early with spring 2015 collections that incorporate exquisite origami folds, kimono-influenced ...


Crime In The City

Stabbing at luxury apartment complex after bar fight leaves one man dead

By Clifford Pugh

Houston police are investigating a stabbing death that occurred early Sunday morning at the posh West Ave Apartments, located on Kirby near Westheimer. According to an email statement sent to ...


Bad Pants Fashion

Nurses, local TV news stars and the Perkins sextuplets dress up in crazy bad pants for a good cause

By Clifford Pugh

To bring attention to the upcoming 17th annual Bad Pants Open golf tournament, a team of nurses at Texas Children's Hospital Newborn Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit acted like ...


KHOU & CultureMap

Rare night run and crazy Zumba party make for one unique Blue event: The fundraising scene's shaken up

By Clifford Pugh

There are a lot of fun runs in Houston, but one after dark is a rarity. The ever-resourceful Gabe Canales, founder and president of the Blue Cure Foundation, came up ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Lela Rose sexes up new collection and Orange Is The New Black star approves

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — What is it about Orange is the New Black stars and fashion shows? All through Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, actresses in the hit Netflix series were front and center ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Unfinished business: Tory Burch shows her raw side with collection inspired by Picasso's lover

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — With an expanded store in Houston, a new boutique coming to Austin and two stores in Dallas, Tory Burch has a lot of fans in Texas who love ...


Unique Jewelry

Jewelry designer dresses up unique collection with couture techniques

By Clifford Pugh

Chris Davies studied to become a clothing designer at the famed Parsons School for Design, but about a dozen years after he graduated, he went in a different direction. "In ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Ralph Lauren's African adventure: Glamorous safari collection mixes khaki and colorful

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — 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 ...


Best Store Openings

Houston's most magnificent store openings enhance city's reputation as shopper's paradise

By Clifford Pugh

When CultureMap debuted in November 2009, one of our first stories featured the exciting news that H&M was scouting out locations for a Houston store. Three years later, the ...


KHOU & CultureMap

International artist puts a tiny piece of Texas in each of his paintings at Houston Fine Art Fair

By Clifford Pugh

In this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment, Channel 11 Morning News anchor Lily Jang and CultureMap Editor-at-Large Shelby Hodge go behind the scenes of the Houston Fine Art Fair with ...


Spring Fashion Preview

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

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

The next Oscar? Mohapatra puts his designs on sophisticated collection with independent spirit

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Fashion is always looking for the next big thing — the new generation of American designers who emulate the sophisticated style of Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera ...


Project Runway Winner

Spoiler alert! Project Runway Season 13 is hard to predict, but the winner is.....

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — "Welcome to Project Runway finale, season 13," Heidi Klum told a large, excited crowd at Lincoln Center. "Who would have thought so many season ago we would still ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Hats off to Donna Karan! Designer mixes sexy street art and crazy chapeaus in wild runway show

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Pharrell Williams would have loved the Donna Karan spring 2015 runway show. The longtime designer sent out her models in all sorts of fun hats designed by Stephen ...


Spring Fashion Preview

Carolina Herrera's million dollar fashion show features breathtaking ball gowns

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 ...


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