#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

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The fashion month has started! First Stop New York Fashion Week. I love attending the shows as I get inspiration for new make-up looks and also keeping up to speed with designers and thinking of future collaborations for my brands.

I kicked off NYFW with the Alexander Wang show which was edgy and urban. I bumped into Kylie Jenner on the front row, I haven’t seen her since our photoshoot in LA in December and always good to see her.

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Victoria Beckham’s show had a big focus on corsets but adding her new modern twist. Her collection showed how her own personal style has evolved –concentrating on tailoring, heritage fabrics, volume and of course knits! Stand out look for me was definitely the black belted cutaway corset teamed with a monochrome diamond print skirt.

The highlight of my trip was our very own designer partner for this NYFW – Jonathan Simkhai, 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner. I was so proud that Rodial was the official skincare partner for his show! Jonathan is an expert in contouring the body with his use of feminine lace, adding fur and fringing. I loved the nudes with dewy skin and messy, natural ponytails – great look for spring!                                                                                                                               JONATHAN SIMKHAI-Hannah Thomson-61JS                                                                            

I was in great company too, sharing the front row with Anna Wintour and Olivia Palermo. Olivia was of course, her usual glamorous self, rocking a gorgeous camel fur trimmed coat – perfect for the NYC winter.

I also stopped by the Rachel Zoe presentation. I have always been a fan of Rachel, she’s super talented and it’s so great to see her own brand grow.

Big thank you to the fabulous Jason & Melissa for my hair & make-up!

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram @mrsrodial for all my NYFW pics …. Next stop LFW!

Maria x