About Us


We’re Christine & George. 

We may not look like Beauty Influencers, but we are! 

Having served as President & CEO of BEAUTY FASHION & Cosmetic World magazines for more than 40 years,  George Ledes is a veteran in the prestige cosmetics and fragrance industry. His clients have included Estée Lauder, L’Oreal, Chanel, LVMH, Christian Dior, Guerlain, Coty, and Revlon among many others. His expertise and experience in the prestige beauty industry is unparalleled having worked with all the major beauty and fashion brands, fragrance houses, retailers and luxury packaging companies.

As the founder of Elite Celebrities PR –  a public relations and marketing division of Elite Model Management, and then my own PR firm, CKS Management & Communications, I have worked behind the scenes with such beauty innovators and icons as Iman, Paulina Porizkova, Josie Maran, Anh Duong, Sports Illustrated model Valeria Mazza and Elsa Benitez. My clients have included Lauren Bush Lauren, Amanda Hearst, Kick Kennedy and others for whom I’ve secured editorial & press coverage in VOGUEW, TOWN & COUNTRY, People, PRESTIGE, The New York Times, The New York Post, PageSix.com, WWD, Allure.com, Quest and Avenue, as well as on Extra! CNN and Cheddar. This has led to personal appearances, magazine covers, modeling assignments, licensing and endorsement deals for my clients with Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Lilly Pulitzer and Isa Knox, and partnerships with retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Dillard’s, Target, Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble, HSN and Amazon. I have also served as Deputy Editor of PRESTIGE magazine in New York, and as Editor-in-Chief of BEAUTY FASHION & Cosmetic World magazines.

Now, following in the footsteps of my mentor, the legendary Monique Pillard, founder of Elite Celebrities, who saw beyond the need for nameless fashion models, George and I have joined together with The Kirschner Group as co-founders of the American Influencer Association & Awards.

Together we are publishing The Beauty Influencers as your inside source for news and information about the beauty industry –and the influencers who are reshaping it.

Shoot us an email and tell us your thoughts:

Christine@TheBeautyInfluencers.com and GL@ThisWeekwith GeorgeLedes.com

And follow us: @thebeautyinfluencers and @thisweekwithgeorgeledes

Thank you!

Christine Schott Ledes


(Photo by Annie Watt)