As president of the American Influencer Association, Christine K. Schott aims to create a “trade organization for social media influencers” together with the American Influencer Awards in LA, and “bring some standards and criteria to this wild west of an industry.” As founder of Elite Celebrities PR – a division of Elite Model Management, under the legendary Monique Pillard, she has worked with supermodels including Paulina Porizkova and Iman, and launched the careers of Lauren Bush Lauren and Amanda Hearst. Moving into the Influencer space — which she calls “the celebrities of today,” Christine now works with influencers such as Jeremy Fragrance – the leading fragrance influencer in the world. Having been recruited from her first job at SHAPE magazine during the aerobic fitness craze, to Condé Nast’s MADEMOISELLE, then to help launch PRESTIGE magazine in New York, she most recently served as editor-in-chief of industry publications, BEAUTY FASHION & Cosmetic World. Now, together with her husband, George Ledes, she has co-founded TheBeautyInfluencers.com and This Week with George Ledes – the highly popular newsletter for the prestige beauty and fragrance industry.
Email her at Christine@TheBeautyInfluencers.com
George Ledes is a veteran in the prestige beauty industry. Having worked for his family’s BEAUTY FASHION & Cosmetic World magazines for more than 35 years, his clients have included Coty, CHANEL, Estée Lauder, L’Oreal, LVMH, and Revlon; fragrance houses including Firmenich, Givaudan, IFF, MANE, Robertet and Symrise; packaging and sampling companies from Verescence to Arcade Beauty; distributors; retailers; and now even Mile High Labs –specializing in CBD products. The Ledes family owns the iconic fragrance, Fracas by Robert Piguet found at Bergdorf-Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Harrods. His expertise and experience in the prestige beauty and fragrance space is unparalleled and his digital newsletter, This Week with George Ledes, is read by industry leaders around the globe. Sign-up for it HERE
Email him at GL@ThisWeekwithGeorgeLedes.com