The September Issues

Last week I had a shoot with new magazine The September Issues. I am SO excited about this magazine as it is created by, and about, inspiring women. As I talk about in my book this is something I am very passionate about and I am super happy to be involved!

The team let me have a sneak peek at the first issue before we started shooting…

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For my outfit I chose a classic all black look in a Demobaza dress with boots from Alexander Wang – obsessed!

Maria Hatzistefanis - The September Issues

My glam team were on hand behind the scenes to keep my hair and make-up looking flawless.

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - The September Issues

After the shoot it was a busy afternoon catching up with my teams before heading to The September Issues launch party in Soho.

I have another busy week coming up as I head to New York for an exciting event. Don’t forget to check out Instagram stories to see what I am getting up to and what I’m wearing.

XMaria

It’s that time again…NYFW

Outfits deliberated, shoe options sorted and of course, my travel beauty essentials packed, it was time to head back to New York as the most fashionable month of the year kicked off in style with the first fashion week of the season.

Fashion week may seem like the epitome of glamour filled with fashion shows, parties, shopping and VIP dinners, but in-between all of this I am catching up with my US team and fitting in as many meetings as I can!

My fashion week highlights…

Fashion Media Awards

Attended by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber, the Daily Front Row’s 5th Annual Fashion Media Awards celebrated fashions biggest icons from models, business people, innovators and brands.

What I wore…Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Supreme Louis Vuitton Bag - NYFW

New York is the perfect place to step outside of your fashion comfort zone and experiment with new looks. As you may know, the classic, ‘all black everything’ perfectly describes my signature style, however I was obsessed with this all-over silver sequin dress by Vetements, with its backless detailing. Paired with pink Balenciaga sock boots and a contrasting deep red lip, this look was miles apart from my usual black uniform, and I loved it! Dare I say it…brights are the new black!

Business of Fashion 500 Gala Dinner

Whilst I have learnt to love experimenting with colour, it’s nice to bring it back to classic black and play with textures and silhouettes, which is exactly what I did for the Business of Fashion 500 Gala Dinner. I’m obsessed with this black lace Off White top with shoulder pad detailing, paired with my favourite lace up Saint Laurent heels. I wanted to keep my hair and makeup super simple to compliment this look.Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Business of Fashion 500 Gala Dinner - New York Fashion week - 2017 - Saint Laurent Heels - Off White top

Christian Siriano Show

A celebration of diversity, the runway at the Christian Siriano show saw a flurry of colour, florals and extreme silhouettes.

What I wore…Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Christian Siriano- New York Fashion week - 2017 - Supreme Louis Vuitton

Pairing a basic dress with some statement, must-have accessories, the bright red Louis Vuitton X Supreme satchel bag provided the perfect pop of colour to this otherwise monochrome outfit.

I’m now back in London and ready for another fashion week. I love getting inspired from the catwalks, so keep an eye on my Instagram and Insta stories as I check out what my favourite designers have coming up for the next season…

XMaria

Overnight Success hits Asia…

As my first ever book, ‘How to be an overnight success,’ became the number one bestseller on Amazon, I jetted of to Hong Kong for the start of my Asian book tour. As you’ll know if you’ve read Overnight Success, as I reach one goal, I am already onto the next. There’s no stopping a girl boss!

Speaking to the top editors, bloggers, makeup artists and influencers of Hong Kong, including the Editor or Elle and Beauty Director of Harpers Bazaar, it was great to introduce my book to a whole new audience.

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - How To Be An Overnight Success - Hong Kong Tatler

What I wore…

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Balenciaga Jacket - Celine Mules - Hong Kong

It was all about power dressing for the first stop of my Asian book tour, pairing my new Balenciaga blazer with Celine mules and adding a edge with my Off White belt.

I am now in Hong Kong for a few days introducing the eastern market to our new Rodial launches, have you seen the new Rose Gold collection? I’m obsessed.

Next stop…Tokyo.

Keep an eye on my Insta stories to see what I’m up to and what I’m wearing…

XMaria

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