Scipione Antonio Borghese (Skip), was born September 21st, 1967 in Rome Italy. He is the first son of Prince Francesco Borghese and his wife Princess Amanda Borghese. Scipione’s illustrious family can be traced back to the 1100′s in Siena and is world-renowned for their influence in promoting the arts and for several famous and powerful Cardinals and Popes at the Vatican.
At the age of 6, Skip moved to Paris France for 4 years where he attended the Lycee International De Saint Germain en Lait. In 1977 he moved to the USA. In 1990 at the age of 22, after graduating College and spending a year working for Bear Stearns in NYC, he joined his father’s business making him 2nd generation of Borghese’s in the cosmetic Industry.
In 1983 Prince Francesco Borghese, Skip’s Father, brought Perlier Inc. to the USA and was the first person to launch a treatment Bath & Body Line from Italy at Macy’s Herald Square. Skip started working with his father in 1990 and helped him launch some of the largest upscale Cosmetic brands in the USA. i.e.: Fendi Perfumes, La Perla Perfumes, Diego Della Palma, Gayle Hayman and Orlane Cosmetics to name a few.
In 1991, at the age of 23, Skip debuted on QVC with the Perlier line of Bath & Body products. After 5 successful years on QVC, Skip made a business decision and brought the business to HSN. In January 2002, Skip and his Mother Amanda, launched their new Bath & Body line, Elariia, inspired from the Valley of San Pellegrino, which they had spent 2 years creating. In November 2013, Skip and Amanda will be celebrating their 17year anniversary on HSN. They are now credited with having one of the largest Bath & Body Business on Television world-wide.
Skip is also the President of Multi Media Exposure Inc (MME). MME was created in response to the demand from traditional vendors who needed assistance with marketing, distribution and an introduction to the exciting world of TV retailing. MME now owns and represents some of the most successful brands on HSN. MME also owns and distributes several large Beauty and Pet Care lines. MME is also a co-founder of Total Concept Initiative LLC. (TCI). TCI has been established primarily to work closely with HSN and some of their vendors in an effort to identify opportunities, strategically position products for maximum selling potential, and to assist vendors on all aspects of the HSN process.
In 2001 Skip married Katherine Melissa Long; they married in the Borghese Chapel at Santa Maria Maggiore Church in Rome Italy. They have been gifted with four children. Skip is fluent in three languages, Italian, French and English.