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Heather Staible


Writer, social media enthusiast, lover of fashion, food, wine, college sports and interesting people. Published in Women's Wear Daily, The Houston Chronicle, People Magazine,, USA Today and other national and regional publications.

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Warm Fuzzies

CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop retailers get to the heart of gift-giving with thoughtful choices

By Heather Staible

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes and as the holidays approach, so does the search for delightful presents. So we went straight to some of the retailers headlining CultureMap ...

Houston's Sexy Fashion

Pretty with edge: Sexy sky-high thigh slits and beautiful faves make Fashion Houston sing

By Heather Staible

One of Fashion Houston’s strengths is drawing designers that resonate with local fashion audiences. Houston women like pretty, but with a bit of edge or detailing that sets them ...

Fashion Houston 2014

Beyonce fave wows, fashion superhero seduces the crowd, jumps off stage at Fashion Houston's wild night

By Heather Staible

The second night of Fashion Houston was filled with firsts. Rubin Singer unveiled a never-before-seen collection just for the event, Miami-based designer Rene Ruiz brought his collection of shimmering evening ...

Shopping In A Winter Wonderland

Holiday shopping simplifed: CultureMap's first-ever Holiday Pop Up Shop makes gift buying fun

By Heather Staible

Ask most people the gift they would like during the holidays, and it likely involves more time, less stress and an absence of calories consumed at the swirl of parties ...

H&M Wait Finally Ends

H&M's new Galleria store draws a crazed crowd, lured by special event fever: Hundreds line up and wait

By Heather Staible

H&M opened its fourth Houston area store — and more importantly, it's much-anticipated first Inside the Loop store — in The Galleria Thursday, but it was the highly sought after ...

Fashion Forward

Powerhouse husband and wife fashion duo goes gaga over sexy Houston women and ordinary TV stars

By Heather Staible

It’s not just enough for a modern fashion label to create beautiful and thoughtful collections each season, while keeping a careful eye on the ebb and flow of the ...

Not Just Western

Hip bootmaker set to open a new Highland Village store that's all about handcrafted luxury

By Heather Staible

It’s no surprise Lucchese has jumped feet first into the fashion pool, expanding beyond ropers and Western-style boots. The company’s namesake is Italian, and it comes from a ...

On The Rise

Houston style stars get a little bubbly over young designer's dramatic runway show

By Heather Staible

Rising fashion designer Jonathan Blake assembled a front row of Houston style stars at his recent spring/summer 2015 show that would make more established designers envious. Lynn Wyatt, Becca ...

Making the News

TV news legend calls Houston women gorgeous, talks wedding drama and tabloid history in River Oaks

By Heather Staible

Jane Pauley broke new ground at 25 as a Today show anchor and has interviewed a Who’s Who of politicians and celebrities, but for a trip to Houston, the ...

Party Watch

Artist returns from Mexico to make a surprise announcement full of hidden messages

By Heather Staible

What: Artist Justin Garcia unveiling 7:Unlayered Where: Silver Studios The 411: After taking a year-long sabbatical to El Salvador and Mexico, Justin Garcia gave art lovers a deeper look ...

Scary Halloween Makeup

Get your Halloween face on: Houston salons offer scary good makeup transformations

By Heather Staible

Creating a fantastical fairy or blood-drained zombie for Halloween always looks so easy from the directions on the back of a makeup package. In just a few steps, you too ...

Idol Fashion

Ryan Seacrest gets into another surprise new business: Would you let this man dress you?

By Heather Staible

It’s not clear exactly when Ryan Seacrest sleeps, much less has time to design a capsule collection for Macy’s, but the Emmy-winning TV host and producer has done ...

Give Good

A huge Houston shopping discount builds anticipation: Holiday Shopping Card season is already here

By Heather Staible

Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there’s the launch of the Holiday Shopping Card, the fall event that really gets people in the spirit. The 11-day bonanza raises money ...

Shop Town

New Highland Village store brings seaside style to Houston as laid-back brothers continue a national push

By Heather Staible

Vineyard Vines is bringing a second wave of its Martha’s Vineyard-inspired collection of apparel and accessories to Highland Village in late October. It’s the second Houston area store ...

Kissed To The Curb

Yellow Cab investigating cab driver who kicked a gay couple to the curb for a PG kiss

By Heather Staible

Yellow Cab is investigating an independent contractor who forced two Houston men out of his cab Sunday after seeing the men kiss in the car. Partners Travis Player and Andres ...

Changing Houston

Historic Houston hotel site to become a new high-tech high school: No water skiing in the pool

By Heather Staible

An important piece of Houston’s past is making way for the future. Houston Independent School District plans to build a new DeBakey High School for Health Professions on the ...

Bush Daughter Shares Memories

Bush daughter shares family memories and details of new project at SPA luncheon

By Heather Staible

The Society for the Performing Arts set the stage for another artful season, drawing a stellar crowd to its annual luncheon, which raised more than $200,000. Keynote speaker Lauren ...

Buzzy New Heights Store

New Heights toy store creates buzz with its silly fun, vintage toys and hard to find treasures

By Heather Staible

In a time where every cupcake must be organic, gluten-free and made with unicorn tears, and every toy must involve learning concepts a child can use to solve global warming ...

Christmas In October?

Storied department store releases its new Christmas book: Fantasy gifts defy imagination, laugh at budgets

By Heather Staible

If you’ve been naughty over the past year, now is a good time to start cleaning up your act. Neiman Marcus released its 2014 edition of the Christmas Book ...

KHOU & CultureMap

Runway ready: New downtown hotel outfits employees in designer duds

By Heather Staible

It’s not business as usual at the new JW Marriott Houston Downtown. The ultra-modern hotel opened its doors with a fashionable welcome, working with Houston designer David Peck on ...

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