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Mary Schook

Mary Schook has been at the forefront of the intersection of beauty and well-being for more than 20 years as an acclaimed makeup artist, New York-based licensed esthetician and owner of Beauty By Mary Schook, LLC and its various enterprises.

Mary Schook is probably best known for pioneering lash extensions and introducing airbrushing to fashion. She has also brought to light unconventional techniques such as face shaving (dermaplaning) and dermarolling stem cell growth factors sourced from humans, plants or animals. Through her practice of chemistry, stem cell research, aesthetic education and advanced skincare techniques Schook has been likened to beauty luminary Elizabeth Arden and has garnered serious attention throughout the medical community for her stem cell research. It’s no wonder why Mary Schook coined the term “Beauty Engineer” in order to describe a new generation of beauty experts who use scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.As a top fashion makeup artist, her work has appeared in countless editorials, campaigns, covers and commercials for Olay, W Hotels, Rolling Stone, Interview, Vogue Italia, Vogue Espagne, Wired and The Face while collaborating with renowned photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Victor Skrebneski and Sebastian Faena to name a few.Her special effects work in makeup caught the eye of undisputed makeup legend Pat McGrath and landed her a key design and first assistant position on the team for several seasons of every major fashion show including Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Versace, YSL, Galliano and more, yet personalities such as Kevin Bacon, Josh Duhamel and Mariska Hargitay would come to work with Schook for her keen fashion eye and almost invisible makeup application. There’s no limit to the span of Mary Schook’s makeup style.Her beauty expertise and accolades have been featured consistently in the media with Vogue, New York Times, T Magazine, New York Post, Marie Claire, New York Magazine, People (Oscar beauty forecaster), Tatler, Fitness, and CR Fashionbook while making appearances on NBC, Bravo, Rachael Ray, Anderson Cooper and countless other media platforms. Schook provides a constant source of expertise and cutting-edge breakthroughs for editors and their readers and viewers. When Schook is not focusing on her practice and new product launches, she works ceaselessly towards unraveling the mythology around beauty products and practices, the interwoven aspects of self-esteem, health, and aging. She believes every woman deserves to feel beautiful.

Find out more about Mary Schook at her website

Sweet Anthem Perfumes

Sweet Anthem Perfumes is a craft perfumery from Seattle, WA. Now in their 7th year of releasing what they call “bottled stories you can read on your skin,” the company is pleased to announce its partnership with starting this season. The company now has four fragrances available in the “online exclusives” section of the website.

We’re delighted to be working with Anthropologie; it’s a dream come true!” said perfumer and founder Meredith Smith. “They have been very receptive of our products and just as excited as we are to be working together.”

The perfumes now available on the women’s retail giant represent some of Sweet Anthem’s best sellers and were hand-picked by the Anthropologie buyers to be appropriate for fall and into the holidays.
Juliet, a scent that pays homage to one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, is a spicy floral-oriental with mango, clove, and jasmine, and dries down to tobacco and driftwood.

Lucille, a sweet fragrance with fresh tones that has backstories in smoke and fire, has notes of fresh linden, jasmine, torched rosewood, and amber.

Phoebe, one of the most fall-friendly fragrances without pumpkin in its notes, features maple sugar, lavender, tobacco, and dirt.

Sophie, the company’s “ode” to vaudeville, is a fragrance that is reminiscent of a well-traveled stage, with agarwood, black tea, benzoin, and neroli.

The new partnership is a big stepping stone for Sweet Anthem Perfumes, an independently owned and operated company that still oversees its own production in-house, from the fragrance development to the bottling. Sweet Anthem has become a cult favorite among those looking for unique fragrances that are 100% vegan friendly, and with a affordable price point to boot.

Sweet Anthem Fragrances – 10ml – $18 each

The brand features price points from $6.50 to $48.

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Women & Fashion FilmFest

The Women & Fashion FilmFest (WFF) is pleased to announce open submissions for its 3rd annual event for Fashion and Experimental Films, Narrative and Documentary Short Films, and Narrative and Non-fiction Webseries. Fashion and experimental films may be submitted by a person of any gender. Short Films and Webseries must involve at least one woman in a leadership position as a writer, director, producer or actor in a leading role. Official Selections will be screened on November 14, 2015  at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City.

Linger Magazine as an official media partner. In its role, the luxury publication will be instrumental in sharing event info with the public. The publication’s founder, Tiffany Tate, will play a key role as a planning committee member. “We are excited to be a part of this wonderful event that profiles women in the industry making strong strides,” shared Ms. Tate. “WWF and Linger Magazine share the same vision toward providing unique platforms that nurture creative development. We aim to play an integral role in strengthening that goal.”

Founded in 2013, WFF is a festival and conference gathering leaders in fashion, entertainment and media to foster social responsibility and create opportunities for emerging artists, particularly women and underrepresented groups. Its partners include the United Nations Association Film Festival and Maritage International, a non-profit driven by UN leaders focusing on empowering women through the arts. Jeanine Jeo-Hi Kim, WFF‘s Founder and Artistic Director, also serves as Acting US Chair of Maritage.

This year, WFF is launching the SHE WEBFest as part of its program. “The dynamics of content production and distribution are rapidly changing with technology,” states Jeanine Kim, formerly an Interactive TV research analyst, “We want to not only celebrate the work of women, but also help ensure that women have opportunities as new paradigms emerge.”

Awards will be presented to each of the submissions categories. Best Webseries Winners will receive a pitch opportunity with Ovation, a WFF Official Media Partner. Furthermore, Liz Janneman, Ovation’s EVP, Network Strategy, will provide feedback to web series winners.

“Ovation celebrates artistic expression on air and in everything we do, so when this opportunity to support women and their creative endeavors arose, we were delighted to participate,” said Liz Janneman, EVP, Network Strategy, Ovations. “I’m especially looking forward to joining the panel of judges this year and meeting with these talented filmmakers as they showcase their work.”

Best Fashion Films will be aired on Fashion One, an international satellite network that has reached over 100MM in 120 countries. Fashion One, also a WFF Official Media Partner, will air a 30-minute special on WFF, with winners given the opportunity to appear on TV. Sony, WFF’s Official Software Partner, will also offer prizes to winning filmmakers.

In addition to live screenings, panels and its Celebrity Red Carpet, WFF will air panel videos from the past two years on its website to allow global participation this November. WFF panelists include legendary Vogue Editor Andre Leon Talley, Co-Founder/President of Sundance Productions Laura Michalchyshyn, EVP of IndieWire/COO of Snagfilms Stephanie Sharis, Celebrity Chef and Co-Host of ABC’s The Chew Carla Hall, and Oscar Nominated Costume Designer of Sex in the City Patricia Field, Celebrity Stylist Robert Verdi, legendary supermodel Pat Cleveland, among others. Topics covered in the online festival include The Small Screen Renaissance: A Panel Discussion with Women Leaders in Television & Online Distribution, African American Women in Fashion & Entertainment, Magazines Behind the Scenes: A Discussion with Top Magazine Editors, Building Bridges to Understanding: A Discussion with Mothers and Daughters, Social Media and the Impact on Girls led by filmmakers Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus (the filmmakers behind the Sundance hit, Hot Girls Wanted, produced by Rashida Jones) based on their film Sexy Baby, and Defining Beauty a discussion based on Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ film About Face: Supermodel Then and Now, originally aired HBO. Details of this year’s live panels will be announced in the fall.

Run almost entirely by women, WFF focuses on mentorship and community. The festival jury includes museum curators, entertainment and media executives, filmmakers and academics. As part of its mission, WFF mentors young women seeking opportunities to network and gain practical experience. Last year, WFF successfully launched the first Girls Film Festival in collaboration with non-profits that teach filmmaking to youth such as Reel Works, the Civic Life Project and Scenarios USA. Young women were given the opportunity to showcase and discuss their films, meet industry leaders and collaborate behind the scenes on video and event production. WFF has also introduced a special Fashion Page Sponsorship for emerging designers to help them gain exposure on the red carpet and platform.

“It’s extraordinarily encouraging to see the support we’ve drawn in less than three years,” explains Ms. Kim. “The contributions made by everyone go directly to creating and opening more opportunities for women and diverse emerging artists.”

Submissions may be made via WFF’s website by August 10, 2015 (Regular Deadline) and August 25, 2015 (Late Deadline). Viewers and filmmakers may register on the website to receive WFF’s newsletter and film submissions and other discounts. The Women & Fashion FilmFest is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts organization, and donations are tax deductible according to US law. For partnership or sponsorship inquiries, please contact

Beauty Bar Series


Fall in love with your make-up all over again! ittsē is a cutting edge, San Francisco company revolutionizing the way you buy and interact with cosmetics. ittsē optimizes cosmetic organization both at home, and on-the-go in the most chic and fashionable way. The department store quality products are sold in a conveniently packaged, pan-only, refill format allowing you to skip the hassle and mess of de-potting in order to create a truly customized collection. Why pay a premium for the convenience of a pre-fab multi-product kit only to use some of the products when you can design your own custom collections and love everything about it?


First step, The Palette: Finished with a luxe and supple, easy-to-clean fabric and edged with gold stitching, choose from an assortment of the season’s hottest color trends. Each palette is equipped with a large mirror and an innovative dust-shield to keep your palette tidy and your reflection stunning. Specifically designed with one magnetic compartment, you can mix and match products and colors to truly customize your palette.

Second step, Curate your own Collection: Choose from over 100 velvety, vivid, pressed shadows, brow and complexion products, group them together to make your daytime-chic to nighttime-glam transition effortless and fashionable. ittsē also offers an assortment of expertly curated, full-palette collections for convenient shopping that can evolve as your ittsē collection continues to grow. Get a palette in each color to eliminate clutter and stay elegantly organized without breaking the bank.

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ittsē is the ideal product line for a seasoned artist or makeup novice, completely personalizing your cosmetic experience. ittsē products minimize waste, are always paraben free and are never tested on animals. The ittsē palette was designed to be both portable and comfortable in the palm of your hand during application.

All Eye Shadows, Matte Shadows and Brow Powders are pressed in a 27mm round pan and weigh approximately 2 grams, and priced from $6.99 to $7.99.

Complexion products (Cheek Color, Bronze, Illuminate and Mattify) are pressed in a 37mm round pan and weigh approximately 3.5 grams and are priced at $8.99.

All refill pans are packaged in a reusable, crystal clear, plastic clamshell and tucked into a charmingly decorated, soft-touch, cardboard sleeve adorned with gold foil.

The Palette is offered in three fashion-forward colors: Black Iris, Downtown Grey and Crisp White, and packaged in a protective, soft-touch unit carton embellished with iconic ittsē illustrations. The Palette is priced at $21.99.


ittsē’s product line was created in 2014 by two San Francisco Bay Area women, both with extensive experience in cosmetic product development and years of directing manufacturing processes for luxury cosmetic brands. From this unique perspective of the beauty industry, the customizable and interactive experience that ittsē offers was brought to life.

To find out more, check out today!

The Global Glam Issue

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We are celebrating the vibrancy and edginess of unique individuals from around the globe. In my travels, I see the individuality of each city’s home-grown fashion sense and enjoy the pleasure of meeting the region’s very own style mavens amongst the fashion scope.


I love taking the city in its entirety and admiring the trendsetters who are so colorful in the way they dress, the way the talk and the way they share their personal admiration for different fashion eras and trends. It makes my job much more exciting and invigorates my eagerness to showcase more trendsetters in Linger Magazine.

In this issue, you will get to know a few amazing people who are blazing fashion trails on and off the fashion runway with a unique style all their own, defining global glam in its finest hou
Peace & Blessings,

Tiffany Tate

Editor-in-chief of Linger Magazine


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