Fashion Month SS19, New Rodial, My Skincare Routine

I only last posted five weeks ago? That’s crazy. So much has happened since!

Revolutionary new Rodial products, our first ever Space NK event to celebrate the launch of our makeup at the King’s Cross branch (do visit and tag me on your Instagram pictures and stories), endless meetings with my HQ team to plan an incredible 2019 – and of course one of my favourite times of the year: Fashion Month.

I’ve loved the SS19 shows so far. The vibe has been stronger; everyone is designing for the leading, increasingly powerful woman – whatever her personal style preferences may be – and I’m totally here for it all.

See my favourite moments and street style pics below!

NYFW SS19

NYFW kick off party hosted by ELLE and IMG:

Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party:

Concept Korea’s SS19 show:

Anna Della Russo’s book launch:

Prada Linea store event (pictured with Zara Martin)

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LFW SS19

Street Style

Fashion month beauty regime:

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my specific beauty regime, especially when I’m on the go from city to city during fashion months. If you’ve been to one of my personal appearances, panels or read my book, you’ll remember that’s actually one of the reasons why I founded Rodial: To create effective products with instant results, made from proven formulas and unique ingredients for the woman who’s always busy.

No time to multi-mask every evening to keep your skin blemish-free for a whole month? Same here – and that’s not a problem.

Here’s my personal breakdown but if you’d like something specific to your own skin needs, either head to our Harvey Nichol’s sculpting bar or message @rodialbeauty on Instagram.

SKIN

Vit C Pads
These are used every evening to brighten and exfoliate. They make a great substitution for days you’re feeling too lazy to use a scrub! I love how these pads leave me with such an instant glow.

Retinol Booster Drops
Used 2-3x a week after VIT C pads to supercharge my skincare regime. These contain a 10% concentrate, which is quite rare, to rejuvenate the complexion and increase the rate of cell turnover. My pores are visibly reduced after just a single use!

Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks
A must-have for all flights and pre-makeup application for extra hydration. I apply these while I’m getting a blow dry – easy and the results are so good.

Rose Gold Hand Cream + Lip Balm
My handbag staples. The Rose Gold range has a gorgeous scent we spent ages developing to perfect. The lip balm moisturises my lips with a subtle shine and the cream leaves my hands super soft.

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MAKEUP

Diamond Concealer
I double this up as a foundation because the consistency is the right amount of thickness and creaminess. I use shade 30, apply to me t-zone area and under my eyes.

Suede Lips
My favourite tip is to mix shades Calabasas and Into You. Everyone asks what colour I’m wearing, it’s always a mix! It gives my lips more depth.

Eye Sculpt + Smokey Eye Brown + XXL Mascara
These three products combined equals to a two minute smokey eye look. It’s as simple as that

That’s all for today! Let me know your thoughts on your favourite fashion shows, street style moments and as always, Rodial products!

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

Rodial x Poppy Delevingne Dinner

Earlier this week, myself and the gorgeous Poppy Delevingne, hosted the annual Rodial New Year Dinner at one of my favourite hotspots – Casa Cruz in Notting Hill. Joined by a whole host of beauties including, Erin O’Connor, Amber Le Bon, Zara Martin and Tigerlily Taylor, the night was full of fabulous food and fashionable guests.
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What I wore…

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I loved this asymmetric design by David Koma, paired with my favourite lace-up DSquared heels and accessorised with this playful Charlotte Olympia clutch. Miguel Martin Perez kept my hair in its signature straight and sleek style, which complimented the strapless design of the dress. Makeup artist, Gemma Wheatcroft, used all Rodial skincare and makeup to complete the look. I am obsessed with the new Suede Lips shade in Calabasas at the moment – it’s the perfect browny nude and it stays put all night, which is essential for an event.

Poppy’s Look…

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I loved Poppy’s Gucci dress and playful ponytail. Celebrity makeup artist,
 Amanda Harrington, used all Rodial skincare and makeup to create Poppy’s flawless look. Our eyeshadow palette and smokey eye pen in brown were essential for her soft smokey eyes and our new highlighting powder shade 02 was responsible for her incredible glowing skin.

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I hope you’re all having a fabulous January babes…

XMaria

#NYFW ….Show Time!

 

Day 2 – Thrilled I was invited to attend the Harpers Icons Party hosted by Carine Roitfeld. Held at the Plaza Hotel, the guest list was incredible!  Heidi Klum , Shanina Shaik,Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Baldwin and the Kardashian/Jenner clan were all there. Kanye West also performed – such a great atmosphere!

I wore an outfit by my favourite designer, David Koma with Saint Laurent shoes and a vintage clutch.

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Day 3 – Jonathan Simkhai –  I sat with the super stylish Olivia Palermo, to see his fabulous SS17 collection. Crisp whites, flowing ivory’s and delicate blues were the focus – really beautiful spring pieces , definitely have my eye on a few for next year!

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Alexander Wang was the next stop –  as usual there was a huge celebrity turn out, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Tyga and Kylie Jenner included.

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Kendall was walking the show in one of my favourite monochrome looks.

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Wang then showed a surprise collaboration with Adidas, in a finale full of slightly tweaked sportswear the brand is known for: track pants, golf polos, rip-away athletic pants and basketball shorts. They were all done in jet black with the Adidas logo flipped upside down.

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Day 4 -I took a little break from NYFW on Sunday, to spend the day with my US team to celebrate the launch of Rodial Makeup at Space NK!

Have a super exciting interview & photoshoot coming up here in NYC– follow me on Instagram for my behind the scenes exclusive stories!

Xmaria

 

#NYFW Day 1 – Jimmy Choo

Flew in to NYC and rushed back to my hotel to meet my Glam Squad for hair and makeup before my first NYFW event of the week. I was invited to join Sandra Choi, Creative Director at Jimmy Choo to celebrate their milestone 20th Anniversary.

 I wore cream and gold tones accentuated with my fabulous  WXYZ jewellery & vintage clutch…

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And of course completed the look with Jimy Choo Sandals.

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Joining the likes of Amber Valetta, Diane Kruger, Olivia Kulpo and Mary J Blige – it was such a fun event and a great way for me to start NYFW!

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All my behind the scenes & red carpet moments are captured on my snapchat and instastories – don’t forget to follow me @mrsrodial for all my #NYFW Exclusives.

 

Xmaria

 

An Asian Adventure…

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A family holiday of endless days sunbathing in the Mediterranean Sea is my idea of hell (who wants to sunbathe and get pigmentation anyway?). So our family holiday is about exploring a different country every year, and this year we went to China.

We started our trip with a few nights in the buzzy city of Hong Kong – staying at the fabulous Shangri-La Hotel , which is based at the Pacific Place shopping mall, and as you know Hong Kong and shopping go together! I also did a few store visits as we work with the luxury stores Joyce, I always want to check out on my Rodial babies wherever I am!

Next stop was Bejing. I was shocked to discover that when in China you are not allowed access to most western social media sites, including Instagram, Snapchat and even Google! This was really frustrating as I really wanted to keep up with all my social media accounts and share my trip with you guys but I managed to get on the sites via 3G and at least posted a few videos and pictures from my trip. I always stay in Hotels with a gym and ended up working out most days which was really needed as I am obsessed with Chinese food and love to try everything!

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I’m excited to return to London, fully refreshed and ready for the hectic fall season.

Fashion month is only a couple of weeks away now – cannot wait to return to New York for fashion week, plus some super exciting projects whilst I’m there.

Follow my snapchat and Instagram stories for all my fashion weeks prep !

Xmaria

Back to the Greek Islands!

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After a long few weeks of travelling and preparing for the busy fall season, I jetted back to Greece to spend time on the beautiful island of Mytilene. My entire family were there so it was great to spend time with them all.

I loved catching up with my sister and enjoying the amazing Greek freddos !

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My top summer items; my favourite Karen Walker sunglasses, Goyard bag, Topshop (always great for cute jeans) and Ivy Park bodysuit.

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Super excited for my next trip – an Asian Adventure!

I’ll be sharing all on @mrsrodial – don’t forget to watch my Instagram stories and snapchat!

 Xmaria

 

 

A long weekend family getaway in Mykonos……

My kids finished school last week for the summer, so it was a perfect time to head to Mykonos for a long weekend away with the family.

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The island was packed with beautiful people for the wedding of Ana Barros. I caught up with Eugenie Niarchos who was on the island for Ana’s wedding and also to host a party for her gorgeous jewellery range Venyx, at the Belvedere Hotel.

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We stayed at the Santa Marina Luxury resort that is quiet and great for families with its own private beach. It was nice to see Alessandra Ambrosio with her family while we were there.

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Glad to see all my hard work at the gym all year pay off on the beach. This is enough motivation to keep me going for another year .

Next stop – back to work in NYC!

Don’t forget to follow me on snapchat for all my exclusive summer stories !

xmaria

Serpentine Summer Party & House Festival

So proud that Rodial was the Official Beauty Sponsor for the legendary Serpentine Summer Party this year. My team did such an incredible job in creating our Rodial Makeup Studio. Guests enjoyed make up touch ups with our talented makeup artists throughout the evening.

It was great to meet Tommy Hilfiger who was also sponsoring the party and also Toni Garn who looked super cute in her blazer & shorts combo. The event always brings fabulous outfits – Winnie Harlow looked fab in her Balmain blue paisley min skirt with matching jacket.

I wore a vintage black gown with Givenchy bag and Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

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Had a great summer afternoon at the House Festival at Marble Hill House ,celebrating its 10th year with members from Soho House. Food & drinks were amazing and the live music definitely got me in the summer spirit.

 

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Looking forward to spending a break away with my family in my favourite place, Mykonos.

Don’t forget to follow me on snapchat for all my exclusive summer news!

Xmaria

Wimbledon 2016

I was delighted to attend Day 1 of Wimbledon with Evian Water last week. It was great to see Yasmin and Amber Le Bon, Laura Whitmore and of course the lovely Erin O’Connor. I also got to meet , and get a cheeky selfie with, the incredibly talented Sam Smith who I am a huge fan of.

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We all watched a tense match between Djokovic and Wade on Court 1 – so lucky with the weather!

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I wore customary ‘tennis white’ jumpsuit with Gianvito Rossi heels and Alexander Wang bag with my favourite pair of Karen Walker sunglasses.

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I ended the week with a photoshoot with the amazing Mark Cant – can’t wait to show the photos , in the meantime – here’s a sneak peek of behind the scenes….

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Lots of exciting summer events happening this week – follow me on snapchat for all my exclusive news and stories!

 

Xmaria