Rodial makeup pop-up at Selfridges

You may have seen on my social media, but I am super excited to announce that the Rodial makeup pop-up has landed in the Selfridges flagship Oxford Street store…

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Selfridges Oxford Street pop up - London - Off White Jacket

A huge milestone for Rodial, the eye-catching pop-up is situated in the Beauty Workshop amongst other cult beauty brands, showcasing our new signature looks campaign.

When I first created Rodial makeup, I wanted to be able to offer products that could quickly enhance and sculpt the face for an easy flawless look. Our signature looks campaign, which I have been working on with my creative team for months, (check out my BTS blog post) showcases that perfectly. Consisting of 4 key looks for the ultimate on-the-go, yet ultra-glamorous woman; the sun-seeker, trail-blazer, jet-setter and wanderlust. Each look is easily achievable with 3 simple steps; prep, enhance and sculpt, and colour and intensify.

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Selfridges Oxford Street pop up - London - Off White Jacket

I’m not going to go into too much detail – you’ll have to visit the pop-up to see for yourself and enjoy a complimentary makeover with one of our fabulous makeup artists.

Stay up-to-date on my Instagram and stories over the next four weeks, as I’ll be heading over to Selfridges for lots of super exciting master classes and blogger events we have planned at the pop-up…

XMaria

Back to NYC…

Last week I travelled to New York for a busy week full of press meetings to discuss my new book, which will be available to buy on rodial.co.uk in the US from next week. I also managed to fit in some shopping around my busy schedule…when in New York!

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - How to be an overnight success - New York

It’s essential for me to take a great selection of shoes with me when I go away on business trips. From comfortable and chic to ultra glam, I always build my outfits starting with shoes so these are the most important items in my suitcase. I always like to have a few options so New York was the perfect place to add to my collection with a new pair of to-die-for Celine mules, I’m obsessed!

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Shoe Options - New York - Vans - Celine - Givenchy

My family flew over to join me at the end of the trip and I got to spend some quality time with them before heading back to London for another busy week in the office with lots of exciting things to come.

Don’t forget to see what I am getting up to over the summer on my Instagram page and stories, @MrsRodial

XMaria

How To Be An Overnight Success…

After weeks of preparation, the day had finally arrived to celebrate the launch of my first book, How To Be An Overnight Success. I have been working on the book for over two years, so it was great to finally see it in the hands of avid readers.

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - How to be an overnight success book launch

Against the backdrop of all things branded #OvernightSuccess, SpaceNK in Hans Crescent was soon filled with press, bloggers, influencers and some lucky Instagram winners, all awaiting my Q&A with British Vogue Beauty Director, Nicola Moulton.

Maria Hatzistefanis - How To Be An Overnight Success Book Launch

I didn’t want anyone to miss out on my exclusive chat, so the whole Q&A was aired live on Instagram. Nicola quizzed me on how I balance my work and home life, how I grew both Rodial and Nip+Fab without any investment as well as that one time I had to hunt down a nude bra in Westfield shopping centre for Kylie Jenner. Yes, that really happened! I can’t say too much more, you’ll have to pick up your copy of my book on Amazon to find out all of the details…

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - How To Be An Overnight Success Book Launch - Nicola Moulton - Vogue Beauty Editor

What I wore…

In my signature all black, everything, I accessorised a strapless Protagonist bodysuit and Ann Demeulemeester pants with an Off White belt and sandals. I loved my glam for the evening with my makeup by Gemma Wheatcroft and hair by Adam Embleton and Marley Xavier at Josh Wood Colour.

Maria Hatzistefanis - How To Be An Overnight Success Book Launch - Outfit - Style - Off White

I have been so grateful for all of the wonderful messages from everyone who’s read my book so far. I wrote the book to inspire YOU and nothing makes me happier than when I hear YOUR success stories. Make it happen babes…

XMaria

#CKObsessed

It was great to be invited to the new Calvin Klein Obsessed perfume launch, hosted by supermodel and fashion icon, Kate Moss & world-renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti at London’s Spencer House. Joined by a host of stars including model of the moment Winnie Harlow & Brooklyn Beckham.

What I wore…

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - CK Obsessed Event - London - Style - Calvin Klein

I couldn’t not add some Calvin Klein into my #ootd for this event, dressing up a casual CK T-shirt with my vinyl black skinny trousers and strappy heels.

I’ve got some really exciting parties and events coming up, so stay up-to-date with everything I’m up to (and what I’m wearing) on my Instagram and stories…

XMaria

Another red carpet, another city…

Gracing the red carpet at the Glamour Awards and flying to Toronto for a few days amid a flurry of press interviews and events, as well as the everyday hustle at Rodial HQ, it’s safe to say the past few weeks have been pretty busy.

Before I hopped on a plane, I was working the red carpet at the 14th annual Glamour Awards. Surrounded by a host of talented women (and some men), the evening was filled with celebrating musicians, actresses, writers, entrepreneurs, designers, athletes and of course, glamour!

What I wore…

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Glamour Awards 2017 - David Koma - Prada - Off White

David Koma is a good friend of mine and always has the perfect designs for a special event. I’m obsessed with his latest collection! I paired one of his monochrome jumpsuits with my staple Prada sandals and a simple Off White clutch.

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Toronto - Off White - Street Style

Off to Toronto…

I spend a lot of time travelling and I always enjoy going to Toronto. I was only in the city for a few days but it was great catching up with the press and talking about my new book launch, ‘How to be an overnight success’, as well as showcasing our really exciting new Rodial launches at the Murale press event. Here’s just a few things I got up to whilst I was there…

Facebook Live with Elle Canada

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Elle Canada

It was great to catch up with Katherine Flemming, the heath and beauty editor for Elle Canada for a chat live on Facebook about Rodial’s upcoming launches (have you seen the sneak peaks for our Rose Gold collection?), as well as entrepreneurship & celebrity fans of the brand, which are just a few of the things I talk about in my book, How to be an overnight success.

Breaking Beauty Podcast

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Breaking beauty podcast - Carlene Higgins

I personally love listening to podcasts so I was super excited to record for the breaking beauty podcast with Carlene Higgins, talking about starting and growing my business, social media strategies, working with celebrities and my upcoming book.

I’m now back and busy at Rodial HQ, my first ever book is launching in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out on my Instagram, I’ll be giving away a few exclusive invites to the launch…

XMaria

Balenciaga: shaping fashion & Rodial: shaping beauty

Last week, I was invited to attend the opening of the new Balenciaga exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum. I love Balenciaga’s exquisite work, so I couldn’t resist the chance to discover more about how how Cristóbal Balenciaga’s innovative designs have shaped modern fashion. The exhibition was amazing and certainly gave me some style inspo!

What I wore…

Maria Hatzistefanis, Mrs Rodial, Balenciaga shaping fashion exhibition, V&A museum, London

I couldn’t not add a touch of Balenciaga to my #ootd so I paired these statement black over-the-knee Balenciaga boots with a Burberry asymmetric dress & Off-White clutch, with my glam by MUA Gemma Wheatcroft & hairstylist Miguel Martin Perez.

I was soon back to work, as the following day a brand new campaign for Rodial was being shot. Filling the White Rabbit studios in Shoreditch was my team of designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, stylists, photographers, not forgetting studio dog – Barry. I love being on set and working with my team to make sure every detail is perfect!

Maria Hatzistefanis, Mrs Rodial, Rodial shoot, white rabbit studios

Maria Hatzistefanis, Mrs Rodial, Rodial shoot, white rabbit studios

I cannot reveal too much but here are a few behind the scenes pictures from the shoot to give you a glimpse of what’s coming…

Maria Hatzistefanis, Mrs Rodial, Rodial shoot, white rabbit studios

Maria Hatzistefanis, Mrs Rodial, Rodial shoot, white rabbit studios

Maria Hatzistefanis, Mrs Rodial, Rodial shoot, white rabbit studios

I’m busier than ever & have some super exciting projects coming up, so make sure you stay up to date on my Instagram

XMaria

Rodial VIP Dinner in NYC

The past week saw me visit one of my favourite cities, New York. In between back-to-back meetings, store visits, fashion parties and a little bit of shopping (how could you not in New York), I hosted a dinner with the always stylish, Brad Goreski, welcoming the most fashionable and fabulous VIP’s to the ever-so-pink, Pietro Nolita.

Maria Hatzistefanis and Brad Goreski Host Rodial VIP Dinner, New York

What I wore…

Maria Hatzistefanis and Brad Goreski Host Rodial VIP Dinner, New York, Pietro Nolita, Burberry boots, style, outfit, Demobaza cut-out dress

Even though I was encompassed by the ultimate pink backdrop at super cute, Pietro Nolita; all black everything remained my outfit of choice and I wore a black Demobaza cut-out dress, teamed with black Burberry heeled ankle boots.

The guests…

I’m always looking to fashion bloggers on Instagram for inspiration when it comes to my style choices, so I was super happy to meet Danielle Bernstein of @weworewhat. I’m obsessed with her style and her #ootd at the Rodial dinner did not disappoint. She rocked an all black outfit with the addition of a suede-fringed jacket and vintage Chanel bag and Dior heels…Such a babe!

Maria Hatzistefanis and Brad Goreski Host Rodial VIP Dinner, New York, Pietro Nolita, Burberry boots, style, outfit, Demobaza cut-out dress

The beautiful Martha Hunt and Lais Ribiero we’re also in attendance, bringing some Victoria Secrets glamour to the dinner!

Maria Hatzistefanis and Brad Goreski Host Rodial VIP Dinner, New York, Pietro Nolita, Burberry boots, style, outfit, Demobaza cut-out dress, Lais Ribiero, Victoria Secrets AngelMaria Hatzistefanis and Brad Goreski Host Rodial VIP Dinner, New York, Pietro Nolita, Burberry boots, style, outfit, Demobaza cut-out dress, Martha Hunt, Victoria Secrets Angel

Here are some more pictures from the night…

Maria Hatzistefanis and Brad Goreski Host Rodial VIP Dinner, New York, Pietro Nolita, Burberry boots, style, outfit, Demobaza cut-out dress, Jenne Lombardo

Maria Hatzistefanis and Brad Goreski Host Rodial VIP Dinner, New York, Pietro Nolita, Burberry boots, style, outfit, Demobaza cut-out dress, Kate Foley

Maria Hatzistefanis and Brad Goreski Host Rodial VIP Dinner, New York, Pietro Nolita, Burberry boots, style, outfit, Demobaza cut-out dress, Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor

Maria Hatzistefanis and Brad Goreski Host Rodial VIP Dinner, New York, Pietro Nolita, Burberry boots, style, outfit, Demobaza cut-out dress, Chelsea Leyland

I’m now back in London working on some very exciting new projects…Have you checked out my new book? Follow the new Instagram book account and pre-order here on Amazon…

XMaria

April Fashion Favourites

As always, it’s been an incredibly busy month, with Nip+Fab makeup landing in Superdrug stores, a family skiing holiday, a business trip to LA with lots of exciting meetings and new projects as well as some new launches in production at Rodial HQ.

With another a crazy month behind me, I’ve decided to take a look back at some of my favourite outfits. This month I’ve loved experimenting by mixing more casual pieces with a statement heel and jacket and layering key pieces as we transition between the seasons. My Off-White biker jacket has been a staple in my wardrobe, it’s super easy to throw on to add a tough edge to any outfit.

My latest obsession…

Maria Hatzistefanis street style, off white jacket, ellesse velvet pants, celine sunglases, mr benson, mrs rodial

One of my favourite looks from the past month – I’m obsessed with this Off-White jacket, the graphic lines and hardware elevate any outfit. Paired with these relaxed Ellesse velvet pants, statement Malone Soulier heels and my trusty Celine sunglasses, this layered look is perfect for the unpredictable spring weather in London.

I mean business…

Maria Hatzistefanis street style, yeezy top, celine sunglases, mr benson, mrs rodial

I enjoy playing with fashion and making an otherwise business-like outfit a little more fun. I love the details in this Ronald Vanderkemp star print, denim pencil skirt and by mixing it with this Yeezy top it sets the tone perfectly for a day filled with important meetings.

LA vibes…

Maria Hatzistefanis street style, givenchy top, asos sunglases, kat page, mrs rodial, zara pants, LA, balenciaga bag

I travel a lot for business between London, New York and LA, so it’s the perfect excuse to play with fashion in the different cities. LA has a super relaxed vibe, so I loved this slogan Givenchy top, sports luxe Zara pants and Asos sunglasses, paired with a slouchy Balenciaga tote and statement Aqua Azzura lace-up sandals to add my signature glam edge as I headed to important meetings.

Sunday chills…

Mrbenson-mrsrodial mara hatzistefanis gucci

On a rare day off, I like to relax at my home with family, but as with everything I do, I like to do it in style. This Gucci T-shirt paired with these frayed-hem Frame jeans are the ultimate stylish comfortable casuals.

I love reflecting on my work and style and I can’t wait to wear some more fabulous fashion in the coming months. Summer can be tricky in the style stakes, but keep up-to-date on what’s happening (and what I’m wearing) on my Instagram

I hope you’ve had a great month babes,

XMaria

#nipandfabXMario

After two years of hard work and finding the perfect formulas – Nip+Fab makeup was finally ready!

With the London skyline at the Tate Modern acting as the perfect backdrop to celebrate our biggest launch ever for Nip+Fab, there was no one better to introduce the brand new range to our exclusive audience of press and top influencers, than Mario Dedivanovic.

Tate Modern Nip+fab makeup launch Mario Dedivanovic

Makeup artist to some of the most famous faces in the world and renowned, King of contour, Mario treated us to an exclusive master class using our hero contouring and highlight palettes on the beautiful model, Chloe Lloyd.

Nip+Fab makeup launch Maria Hatzistefanis makeup by mario

After learning some of Mario’s top tricks and tips, the room will filled with selfies, champagne and of course, plenty of makeup talk!

Maria Hatzistefanis, Mario Dedivanovic

Here are some of my favourite photo’s from the day…

Lottie Tomlinson, Maria Hatzistefanis, Mario Dedivanovic Chloe Lloyd, Maria Hatzistefanis, Mario Dedivanovic

Don’t forget to check my Instagram – I’ll be posting my exclusive interview with Mario & some more BTS action from the event very soon!

What Nip+Fab makeup are you dying to try babes?

XMaria

Another week, another city…#LFW

As they say, fashion never stops, so as soon as I touched down from New York, it was time for London Fashion Week and I couldn’t wait to check out the new collections from some of my favourite designers. Here are just a few of my highlights from #LFW…

Central Saint Martins MA Graduate Show

Maria Hatzistefanis London Fashion Week CSM

After collaborating previously on a project with the students of Central Saint Martins, I always like to check out their MA graduate show to see the work of their emerging talent.

Maria Hatzistefanis London Fashion Week CSM

On the catwalk…

The show certainly did not disappoint, with an eclectic mix of colour, fabrics and styles – a huge congratulations to Fabio Piras and all of the students showcasing their work.

David Koma

Maria Hatzistefanis London Fashion Week David Koma

A dear friend of mine, as well as one of my favourite designers, I was super excited about seeing David’s latest collection. It was great to catch up with Olivia Palermo at the show as well.

Maria Hatzistefanis London Fashion Week Olivia Palermo

What I wore…

Maria Hatzistefanis London Fashion Week David Koma

Of course, I couldn’t show up in anything other than one of David’s designs, so I opted for this bodysuit from his SS17 collection, along with an Anine Bing leather jacket and my staple Gianvito Rossi boots. I love the lime colour of the bodysuit– it really reflects David Koma’s signature style and is the perfect pop of colour to add to my usually all black wardrobe.

On the catwalk…

I loved how David’s latest collection took on a tougher edge with the addition daywear and structured coats. Not forgetting his iconic designs – heavily embellished evening wear and dresses graced the catwalk with punchy hues of lime, blue and silver.

Conde Nast Q&A

Maria Hatzistefanis Conde Nast College of Fashion

Fashion week seemed the perfect time to return to the Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design for a Q&A with some of their current students. It’s great to meet such driven individuals, and hope that speaking of my own experience in creating Rodial and sister brand, Nip+Fab, was a help to many of the students who aspire to start their own brand.

Maria Hatzistefanis Conde Nast College of Fashion

I love checking out the latest in British fashion and this LFW did not disappoint.

Make sure you’re following me on Instagram @mrsrodial to stay up-to-date with all the fashion and front row action, babes.

XMaria