• PYP Summit – Day 1

    By Saturday, April 18, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 1

    The wait is over! The 2015 PYP Freelance Business Development Summit has arrived to ‘Transform Artists into Stylepreneurs’

    The launch party for the 2015 PYP Summit kicked off with great fanfare. Speakers, panelists, sponsors and registrants alike mingled and socialized in the gorgeous lounge area of the Crowne Plaza Hotel with the ambiance of an industry social mixer. The air was buzzing with new introductions, PYP graduate reconnects and excitement.

    I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderfully pleasant hair stylist from Maryland who was very excited to attend the PYP Summit for the first time. She shared that her career was beginning to move in a new direction and she was excited to learn what the summit has to offer in the areas of creative growth. I assured her that she was at the right place.

    Crystal Wright, founder of the PYP Summit, made a wonderful welcome announcement to all in attendance and shared her deep gratitude for all registrants participation, as well as each of the event’s sponsors for showing their faith in her vision to create this industry’s first summit developed to creating stylepreneurs and helping them become successful.

    With a round of applause, these creative talents spent the remainder of the evening socializing, sharing info and taking pictures in front of the step-and-repeat, as they were eager and excited to take the first step toward their journey to success in the morning.

    #lingermagazine #pypsummit #stylepreneurs #crystalwright

  • The Boutique Issue

    By Thursday, April 9, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

    The Boutique Issue – April 2015


    Letter to the Editor:

    My job as an editor opens the opportunity for me to visit interesting cities and I always take the opportunity to check out the local independent retail scene. I enjoy taking in a meal at a local mom-and-pop restaurant and observing how regulars are greeted by the staff by name and a smile. I also like walking to local boutiques near my hotel to get a feel for the fashion sense in that city.

    I almost always not only find a great buy but also make great connections with the boutique owner and their staff. I am greeted and assisted without any of them knowing that I own a magazine. I am usually provided such great personalized service, it is usually at that time that I disclose who I am and would love to learn more about the boutique so that I can introduce its wares to our readers.

    The smile that graces their face feels great to see and is familiar to me. As an independent publisher, I know how appreciative I feel when someone enjoys Linger Magazine enough to spend their money to support it. That is my goal with each issue. As this is our very first Boutique Issue, we aim to highlight more physical and online boutiques across the globe that cater to each of you. We encourage you to inform us of some of your favorite boutiques. Together, let’s ‪#‎supportindependentretailers‬ and spend our money to strengthen the local economy of entrepreneurs.

    ‪#‎sponsored‬ ‪#‎PYPsummits‬ ‪#‎fashion‬ ‪#‎beauty‬ ‪#‎summer‬ ‪#‎april‬ ‪#‎spring‬ ‪#‎retailers‬ ‪#‎support‬ ‪#‎lingermagazine‬


    Tiffany Tate
    Founder/Editor-in-chief of Linger Magazine
    2012 Judge, FOLIO Eddie and Ozzie Awards




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  • Bésame Cosmetics

    By Friday, March 27, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

    Bésame Cosmetics, a vintage-inspired luxury beauty brand, introduces its newest members to their line of products — Vanilla and French Vanilla Brightening Face powders – debuting in all Sephora stores and sephora.com.

    “We are very excited to launch Bésame at Sephora. It is a beautiful niche brand we feel will do well in our environment and deliver some exciting product to our clients,” stated Catherine Cason, Assistant Buyer – Specialty & Trend Brands, Sephora.

    Brightening powders have existed and used by women for many years, but what they were missing was both the subtle scent of vanilla, and natural ingredient formulation. The Bésame Cosmetics vanilla and French vanilla are cruelty-free beauty products hand-made in Los Angeles that help women achieve a polished look while still delicately incorporating the intricate scent of vanilla. Both brightening powders instantly brighten dark circles around the eyes and can be worn over foundation to set or without any other product at all.

    “This amazing partnership is allowing our customers the ability to walk into their nearest Sephora location and pick up our new powders, and to reach a whole new group of women who will now discover our treasures,” added Gabriela Hernandez, Founder and Creative Director of Bésame Cosmetics. “I am truly excited to share the beauty of Bésame Cosmetics with all of them.”

    Bésame Cosmetics Vanilla and French Vanilla Face Powders are available in .21 oz in Vanilla, which is perfect for light to medium skin, while French Vanilla is perfect for medium to dark skin.
    About Bésame Cosmetics, Inc.:
    Bésame Cosmetics Inc., is a luxury cosmetics line created by designer Gabriela Hernandez, inspired on Hernandez’s interpretation of designs from the ’30s and ’40s. The collection includes rouge, lipstick, powder, mascara and pencils. The gold plated items replicate authentic pieces from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Launched in 2004, Bésame Cosmetics hand-pours and sets all of its products in Los Angeles, CA using techniques of the era and upholding the highest production standards without testing on animals or using any harmful chemicals in its products. For more information visit besamecosmetics.com.

  • Conscious Beauty Issue

    By Monday, March 9, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 3
    The Consciousness of Beauty
    As the New Year rolled in, I began to think about how it all started for me in 2010. Restless and creatively ‘stuck’, I was well aware of my creative attributes. A the helm of a now-defunct digital magazine, my publisher could not see the “forest for the trees”. With two issues under my belt, I had succeeded in increasing readership, solidified social media connections and began strong talks with potential advertisers. But each production meeting came with increasingly unproductive questions. From the length of my ‘Letter from the Editor’ being too long, cutting pages in the issue at the last minute because the design team wanted to go to lunch, and ultimately, the third issue never being published, I decided that I had had enough. For years, I had convinced myself that I needed to wait to launch my own publication because (insert several foolish reasons here). But when two confirmed advertisers due to run in that third, non-published issue told me that I needed to go my own way and promised to follow, I knew it was time to launch the very publication you are reading today.


    Passion has always been a driving force for me -  professionally and personally. I recognized the beauty of my life and surrounding (great friends, supportive mentors and smart industry connections) at a time that I was my most fearful but most determined. May 1, 2015 will mark the 5th Anniversary of Linger Magazine and I could not be more proud. But I have only YOU to thank. My passion for fashion journalism gave me the guts to do it but your support continues to push me to bring the consciousness of beauty to the pages of Linger Magazine each month. And I can’t thank you enough.
    Tiffany Tate
    Founder/Editor-in-chief of Linger Magazine
    2012 Judge, FOLIO Eddie and Ozzie Awards

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  • Project Runway Now Casting!

    By Friday, February 27, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

    Do you dream of showing your work at New York Fashion Week? Would you like to win $100,000+ to launch or expand your clothing line?

    Project Runway wants YOU! Now in its 14th season,  Project Runway is looking for the best new talent in fashion design! Designers can now apply directly online – saving time and expense of printing portfolios and mailing applications.

    Apply online at: http://www.bmpcasting.com/casting/pr/ The application deadline is MONDAY, MARCH 16!