Wardrobe Icons Shoot

I am so honoured to be featured on the cover of the Wardrobe Icons beauty issue! This is a big moment for me and highlights how far I have come to get where I am today.

I met Petro and Laura a while ago at a dinner and we hit it off immediately. When they asked me to do a shoot for the magazine I was really excited to be involved as I love their aesthetic. This shoot was different to anything that I have done before and a great opportunity to try something new.

Maria Hatzistefanis - Wardrobe Icons

Starting and running a business is not for the faint at heart. The only reason I am where I am today is that I didn’t give up & have a solid team around me who stuck with me through thick and thin & didn’t give up on me either. We have all gone through challenges and successes together. Success is all about sticking with it, whatever it takes.

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On a lighter note it was great to be able to wear some of my favourite Balenciaga and Celine pieces and shoot at home with the team in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. I love the styling of the looks!

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The next month is crazy with fashion weeks and flying out to NYC and LA, this is the most exciting time of the year for me. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram to see what I am wearing!


The Fashion Awards 2017

I had an amazing time at the Fashion Awards on Monday evening. I love working with the British Fashion Council and the awards are a great night for connecting with friends, meeting new people and getting major outfit inspiration!

The Fashion Awards 2017 In Partnership With Swarovski - Red Carpet Arrivals

I walked the red carpet with my favourite designer David Koma who was also sitting on my table. It was hard to pick my favourite outfit to wear from his collection but I LOVE the details on this dress and wore it with a pair of Prada shoes. I wore my hair pulled back with a smokey eye for a polished look that showed off my outfit.

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I had so much fun on the table catching up with my guests. It was great to see fashion icons such as Donatella Versace, Stella McCartney and Naomi Campbell up on stage during the ceremony and I was really happy to see Adwoa Aboah win the Model of the Year award. I loved her outfit!

I also got to meet my fashion inspiration Christine Centenera who looked stunning in her dress!

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Thank you to the BFC for an incredible awards, I can’t wait for the next one! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see what else I am up to in the lead up to Christmas.


The secret to Kim Kardashian’s plump pout…

Since working with Kylie Jenner as the brand ambassador of Nip+Fab a few years ago, I’ve always remained close to the Kardashian/Jenner family, continually working with them over the years, so I was super excited to see Kim Kardashian using the Rodial dragon’s blood lip masks over the weekend.

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Kim is looking amazing at the moment; I’m obsessed with her ice blonde hair and forever-flawless makeup, so it was great to see she’s a fan of our dragon’s blood lip masks for the ultimate plump pout prep!

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As one of the newest additions to Rodial’s best-selling dragon’s blood collection, the lip masks hydrate and plump the lips for an effect that lasts 48 hours. I personally use them once a week and I see a 30% increase in lip volume – they’re an essential in my skincare regime.

Shop Kim K’s secret to her perfect pout here


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!

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

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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.


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…


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.

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What I wore…

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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…


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…

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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.

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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…


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!

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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!

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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


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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…



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…

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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…