#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

 

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!

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xmaria

Summer has begun …

Having just returned from another trip to NYC , for secret filming project #2, I wanted to share what  I have been up to over the past weeks…

 As a Patron of the British Fashion Council, I am proud to be mentoring their young Emerging Talent. We invited 15 young designers to come to Rodial HQ for a Digital Workshop – they all left with practical ideas and tips of how to grow their online presence of their fashion brands.

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Summer Party season has begun … I was thrilled to attend the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party. I love to keep up with the art scene. This exhibition is always great at showcasing a variety of work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography and film. A definite must-see!

I wore a coral red Christopher Kane dress to honour Christopher, who was part of the committee.

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From here, and after a quick change of outfits! I went to join Erin O’Connor and the fabulous Jimmy Choo team at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Erin presented an award to Sandra Choi, the brilliant Creative Director at Jimmy Choo. The highlight of the evening was from legendary actress, Susan Sarandon, on accepting her Glamour inspiration Award.

I had to glam it up for the awards and wore a rose gold Balmain dress.

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 X maria 

 

 

 

My May Highlights …

The month kicked off with a private dinner I hosted with the fabulous Bay Garnett, at Casa Cruz. It was so great to spend the evening connecting with our friends in the fashion world and so inspirational to be surrounded by such incredible people.

Big thank you to the staff at Casa Cruz for looking after us all so well – the food was to die for, best way to start the summer.

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I then headed to NYC for a secret filming project and managed to squeeze in some meetings with our US buyers and press teams.

I love this city – the whole vibe and energy was just the boost I needed!

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After a bit of a jet set, it was good to get back to London.

I went to Doverstreet Market for my friend, Bay Garnett’s, book launch ‘Fanpages’ Bay is always so much fun to be with and it was good to catch up with the lovely Laura Bailey.

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Ending the month on a high, after the most incredible show at Blenheim Palace, Erin O’Connor and I headed to Lou Lou’s to celebrate the latest Dior Cruise collection – such a fun night!

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Heading back to NYC this month for more filming – very exciting projects coming up!

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X maria

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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