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Upon moving back to her native Houston from New York, Jessie Dugan created a buzz with her layered designs, some inspired by local icons like the Menil Collection.


Now, the Parson’s School of Design grad — who cut her teeth creating pieces for Rag & Bone, Hendri Bendel and Tory Burch — has cultivated a dedicated following, and is eager to give back. Her holiday trunk show takes place this Friday, from 10am-12pm, at MDUMC’s Music and Arts Center, where Dugan teaches multimedia art.

Stock up on Dugan’s highly giftable personalized charms, cheeky statement necklaces (“dat ass,” “hashtag”) and more, all for a good cause: A portion of proceeds benefits the Music and Arts Center.

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Chris Williams (photos by Gittings for Houston CityBook)

THE COVER STAR of CityBook's latest issue, chef-activist Chris Williams, is also the star of a Netflix show that debuts next week. High on the Hog is a hotly anticipated and already-celebrated four-part docuseries focused on how African American cuisine transformed America's culinary landscape.

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STAGES, WHICH YESTERDAY announced its return to in-person performances at its still-new campus, celebrated a return to normalcy with a black-tie gala at The Gordy. Nearly 200 supporters raised a glass to surviving the tumultuous year, which included plentiful pivots to digital programming and livestream performances by the troupe.

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