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Fashion and Style

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2014
  • Calendar

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    She Likes Rough Sex and It Scares Me. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I'M A MAKEUP JUNKIE Dear Willie D: I started wearing makeup when I was 12 years old and have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Bathtime = Mealtime? Appetizing Personal Care Products

    This post is not about eating and drinking in the bathroom. There is no shame is sipping a glass of wine during a luxurious bubble bath or taking advantage of a mounted television a swanky hotel's powder room to snack on some cheetos while watching Deadliest Catch and tweaking your eyeliner. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    David Sha's "Her Hair" Is Unapologetically Natural

    The other day our dear friend Lisa told Rocks Off a story that really brought emotion and life to Houston R&B artist David Sha's anthem, "Her Hair," a romantic cry for African-American women to wear their hair as God intended -- natural. The story goes that when Lisa saw Mary Lou Retton win the al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Wait: Why Is Justin Bieber Making Perfume For Girls?

    Look, I like money. It's fun. It smells good in your hands. It can get you food, clothing, shelter and even booze. I get the appeal of money. I hope one day to have more money than I have now. Maybe even a credit card. Justin Bieber likes money too. I respect that. "Get your paper, dawg," as he wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Channeling Carlos Cruz-Diez at Goldesberry Gallery

    With the vibrant, chromatic works on paper and plastic currently up at Goldesberry Gallery, you'd think Carlos Cruz-Diez was back in town. You'd only be half wrong. This past spring, Edward Lane McCartney took a course with the Venezuelan kinetic and Op artist while he was in town for his MFAH run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    He Said, She Said: WTF Is With Fashion These Days?

    Just as it is said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture, the same can be said for writing about fashion, though we know a few fashion magazines, blogs and crazed fashionistas that would violently differ. Even still at the end of the day, it's just fabric or animal skin coverin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Lovely in Latex: Balloon Couture Fashion Shows January 28

    If high fashion seems a little too pretentious and self-important, this fashion show might be right up your alley. Fashion fans seeking a more whimsical way to approach haute couture should check out the Halloween & Party Expo on Saturday, January 28, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Award- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    What Does 180 Years Smell Like? Heaven, When You're Guerlain

    Guerlain makes some of the most beautiful perfumes in the world: l'Heure Bleu, Jicky and the Queen of All Perfumes, Shalimar. One of the oldest, most famous Parisian design houses, Guerlain has been making luxury perfumes since 1828 and for many perfume fans, it represents the highest standard of th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2011
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    September 15, 2011
  • Music

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Golden Globes: Worst Dressed Viewers

    Put some more effort into it, girl​Last night's Golden Globes brought with it, as it always done, a string of fashion triumphs and disasters. Many a publication or online site today is busy raining down judgment with lists of each category. We must do our part. So here are the Golden Globes' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Should Kanye Be Dissing Celebrity Clothing Lines?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to sheaserrano@gmai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Seven Reasons Why Your Hair Stylist Hates You

    Soccer Moms -- SHUT UP!!!!​Okay, we admit it -- we don't really care who cuts our hair. But we drafted someone who does, to find out the inner secrets of the scissors-wielding fraternity.She talked to one of the best hair stylists in Houston, and learned things that made her hair curl -- and turne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Mullets & More: 17 Signature Musical Hairstyles

    ​If you have hair, Craig's Hlist hates you. Not in a "you shot my whole family" or "you are the serial killer who dissolved my sibling in a vat of acid" way, more in a "you got the last sausage and cheese kolaches at the office" way. Our hair loss began sometime in high school, when we were ... More >>

  • Music

    April 1, 2010
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    February 16, 2010

    New DVDs This Week: Good Hair by Chris Rock

    This is bad hair: that ratty, tatty, tangle of hair that has been relaxed, greased and flattened to within an inch of its life sitting atop the heads of lots of African American women (and some men). Since it won't do anything even slightly Vanessa Williams-like (no bouncing curls or windswept ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    As Losses Mount, Rockets' Battier Looks To Power Of The 'Stache

    ​In many sports, the growing of facial hair is symbolic of success. It's a frequent routine of playoff teams in baseball, for example, including the Astros' franchise-best seasons of 2004 and 2005.But Shane Battier of the struggling Rockets (24-20) has a different idea. On a dare, he's growing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Twelve Days of Giftmas: Jewelry

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. If you aren't familiar with Esty.com, you should be. The four-year-old website is the best online source for anything handmade, from warm knitted scarve ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Free Beer With Your Haircut -- What Can Go Wrong?

    Irving-based Knockout Haircuts for Men, the grand champion in the crowded and competitive field of franchised, boxing-related hair salons, is invading Houston. Thirty-three area locations are planned, although only one, in Champions Village, has so much as an address (5403 F.M. 1960) and an opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Not So Great News from the Health Department

    We scanned the Houston Department of Health and Human Services reports from August 11 to August 19 and found these places among the offenders. The School of Culinary Arts (1900 Yorktown) seems to have a hairy bunch of students. During an August 19 inspection, its kitchen 405 was cited for “Food e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    I Cannot Stop Watching the Trojan Vibrator Ad

    Um, has anyone else seen the Trojan ad for that new purple vibrator you can wear on your fingertip? You have? You want to see it again? I first saw the ad on late night cable, and I was initially stunned as I watched two bad actresses discuss Trojan’s new Vibrating Touch, a small massager th ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 27, 2007
  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    Madame de…

    What goes around, comes around

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Will Shave for Sex

    Gibson.com So, Houston ladies, you're saying this ain't sexy? H-town has been making all kindsa' lists lately. And now it seems that damn, we're smoove. Proving that in America, anyone can start an organization about anything, we have word from the National Organization of Social Crusaders Repu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 13, 2006
  • Calendar

    June 15, 2006

    Girls! Undressing!

    But this is serious dance

  • Calendar

    May 4, 2006
  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Loitering in Lingerie

    Caprice Bourret

  • Culture

    February 10, 2005

    Preserving Hair-itage

    A photographer documents traditional Nigerian hairstyles

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Le Smoking

    Yves Saint Laurent has been throwing shade since he was a wee thing

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Jewelry Designer

    Mari Carmen Ibarra of Contemporary Stones

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Designer Boutique

    Wink Clothing Boutique

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2003

    Hair Today...

    A documentary restyles a misconstrued haircut

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Larry Tee, W.I.T.

    Saturday, July 12

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Jewelry

    Fly High Little Bunny

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    The Ultimate Makeover

    Modeling agent Page Parkes never wore mascara in high school. But don't let that fool you.

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Hair Line

    Superfast at Supercuts? Not if you want Trevino's special styling.

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Hairdresser

    Kevin Roberts, On the Cover

  • Dining

    September 7, 2000

    Trend-scendent

    Lunch with: Melissa Noble

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Personality Counts

    Local ladies strut their stuff

  • Culture

    July 8, 1999

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Clune's Chicks takes a cheeky look at the '70s

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