SeptGloss

Look 4 (Prada dress at tree): Cassidy Burke of Page Parkes Models wears a Prada dress, $2,095, and Adrienne Landao fur scarf, $495, Neiman Marcus. Alexis Bittar Cuff, $295, and earrings, $225, Joseph. Fashion styling by Wendy Norwood Patterson. Hair and makeup by Carol Wagener. Shot on location at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

DirectorAtChildrensMuseum

Marc Adler directed the animated action-adventure movie "Delgo" and attributes his love for movie production to his early years of visiting the Children's Museum of Houston. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Chronicle )

Volleyball

Ashley Regner (left) and Kyra Lancon are beach volleyball players from Houston who were finalists in a national volleyball tournament. Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Chronicle )

GlossJulyCover

Look 2 (shorts in color room) Model: Bryan Mitchell, The Neal Hamil Agency Styling by Wendy Norwood-Patterson Hair and makeup by Wendy Martin Shot on location at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Art: Cromosaturation- Carlos Cruz-Diez (1965) Shirt-Neiman Marcus/Billy Reid/$145 Belt-Neiman Marcus/Prada/$440 Shorts- Neiman Marcus/Billy Reid/$150 Shoes-Neiman Marcus/Tod’s/$375 July Gloss cover and 2 inside shots featuring men's fashion with a "Comfort Zone" theme at the MFAH exhibit "North Looks South" Monday, June 8, 2009, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Chronicle )

FittestBody

Health_Tab - fittest body - Dean Putterman (46) - swimmer Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Chronicle )

HSBaseball

Brazoswood pitcher and infielder, Tyler Green, poses for a photo after being selected for the All-Greater Houston 2010 baseball honors Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Missouri City. Green is the Chronicle's 2010 All-Greater Houston Baseball Player of the Year. He's a TCU signee and also was selected in the eighth round of the MLB Draft by Arizona (241st overall pick). Green was one of the area's top hitters and pitchers this season. ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

MaleSartorialSplendor

Gloss fashion feature on male sartorial splendor. Milton Townsend. Tuesday, June 2, 2009, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Chronicle )

Apollo40th

Christopher Kraft, Flight Operations Director at Johnson Space Center at the time of the Apollo landing, sits in his home near Crystal Lake holding a scale model of the American Space Shuttle Orbiter he helped develop during his career at NASA. Kraft was America's first manned space mission flight director and also served as director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston from January 1972 to August 1982. He was also one of the designers and implementers of the Mission Control Center in Houston As part of a package of stories to mark the Apollo 40th anniversary we're speaking with some of the scientists/flight directors behind the program. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Chronicle )

PiePackage

6) Sour Cream Apple Pie, by Karen Edelman, at the Kitchen Incubator Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

SummerDresses

Mariah Chaney models Summer Dresses at the Aquarium Restaurant Thursday, May 21, 2009, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Chronicle )

BrittneyGriner

Portrait of Brittney Griner. She's 6-foot-8, and doctors tell her she's still growing. Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Chronicle )

NewYearYouth

Amanda Lee is getting serious about academics. She admits her college years have been spent partying and now it's time to get down to the books. in 2009, Lee plans to abandon clubs for library books and transferring to another college next year. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Chronicle )