In Texas, the cowboy boot still makes the man.
Piety or passion: The trials of James Avery, craftsman.
There’s primeval magic in ordinary fashions.
Travels with Eric Kimmel, l’enfant terrible of Dallas, Paris, and a Limoges jail.
She might have long legs, blond hair, and eyes as blue as a Panhandle sky. But a Texas woman isn’t really beautiful unless she works at it.
Well-shod supermodel Fay Ray steps out in true Texas style.
Horns, hooves, and hides for the home.
In some Texas establishments it’s hard to tell the boys’ from the girls’.
What happens when ordinary people put on extraordinary clothes?
Godzilla lives! Just ask any Texas collector of Japanese action figures.
Heloise, America’s best-known homemaker, has a dirty little secret: she hates to clean house. If you hate it too, she’s convinced that you need her more than ever.
How did bluebonnets and cacti get that glazed look?
Let there be light, but leave us in the dark. Long before Ozona knew about ozone, Texans were inventing scads of ways to hide from rays.
With these lively Mexican skirts, what goes around comes around.
Attention, tightwads! Act now! Suits to nuts—the big bang for the little buck! Check out our supersavin’, dollar-bustin’ bible of buys! Everything must go! (Offer available in Texas only.)
Why is it that your favorite item in every antique store is bound to be the one thing that money can’t buy?
That concrete urn you bought by the side of the road is making decorating history.
Seven outstanding young Texas design students translate their visions of fairy tales, Greek goddesses, and Catholic rituals into fashion statements.
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when dude ranch decor reigned supreme in the family room.
Texas’ most famous dress designer dreamed up the perfect evening gown for the average American woman—it’s frilly, it’s flashy, and it’s a $300 copy of a $15,000 Paris original.
In eight square blocks of Nuevo Laredo you can sample a cactus taco, hone your bargaining skills, and buy the best Christmas gifts on the border.
Part of it was my fault. But I insist on sharing the blame with Tommy Tune, Judi Buie, Dan Jenkins, Mort Cooperman, Dandy Don Meredith, New York Daily News gossip columnist Liz Smith, a terrible—and now mercifully defunct—restaurant called the Dallas Cowboy, numerous Texas-based kicker-pickers like Willie Nelson, Jerry
Once upon a time the His and Her Gift reflected a Texas that was extravagant and maybe a little gauche. Now the gift is no less extravagant, but it’s a lot less, well, innocent.
One man’s Mexican pot is another man’s collectible.
Today’s cowboy can thank Hollywood designers for the shirt on his back.
For a perfectly decorated tree, call Tom Osborn. But only if money is no object.
Shopping from catalogs can keep you in fashion and out of the malls.
Up for sale in Dallas, the Shanbaum house boasts a whopping 28,000 square feet and what may be Texas’ most comprehensive collection of sixties and seventies kitsch—along with a $2.75 million price tag.
Whether it’s made of straw or ermine, this is the cowboy hat.
Warm spring days call for giving in to new clothes and a neck-baring hairdo.
Ever since LBJ’s gold Rolex appeared next to his gall bladder scar in news photographs, Texans have been buying the pricey timepieces by the carload.
In the sixties a small company in Medina produced a wooden box decorated with rhinestones. It became a Texas tradition.
Quick! Get out your furs before it gets hot again.
In a glass-and-steel world of Houston skyscrapers, there was nothing like an art deco obelisk or a pink Gothic cathedral until architect Philip Johnson.
Wearing one won’t make you a real live cowboy, but it sure will brand you as a modern Texan.
The long afternoons of the best friend the rich women of Houston have ever had.
Out of Texas’ ragbag history came the patchwork quilt, the product of cold winters, isolated homesteads, empty pocketbooks, and fertile minds.
String the lights, hang the tinsel and the expense. It’s Christmas and the decorated homes of Texans are second to none.
Was the partridge in a pear tree you gave last Christmas not fully appreciated? Our sensational gift ideas will save you this year.
Who’s who, and who’s doing what to whom: a brief guide.
What you won’t see from Dallas designers is lots of froufrou. What you will see is a look tailored for the working woman.
Welcome to Houston, the cutting edge of architecture. The local boys are turning a gentlemen’s profession into a business, the stylish out-of-towners are creating a new aesthetic, and neither group is filled with admiration for the other.
Wait! Don’t buy that gas-slurping motorboat and energy-squandering food processor for Christmas. We modestly propose some thrifty alternatives.
When machine-printed polyester or rayon won’t do, consider the work of Texas’ top textile artists.
When buyers and sellers converge on Dallas’s Apparel Mart for a week-long orgy of fashionable commerce, high style and discriminating taste confront the cold reality of the bottom line.
Welcome to Highland Park, a small town right in the middle of Dallas where the living is easy and time stands still.
There’s no Christmas like a south-of-the-border Christmas, with gift ideas to match.
Where else but the Galleria could you find a lavender lace Western dress, a Persian turquoise necklace, and Texas’ most expensive potato chips?
Texas’ most glamorous mall has all the comforts of home and then some. So why not move in?
Once Texas was a land of fabulous, ornate county courthouses. It still is, but today they’re flamboyant relics in our streamlined urban landscapes.