#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

 

My March Highlights

It’s been a hectic month with lots going on, but I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.

 On 16th March I was invited to speak at the Retail Week Live Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel at the 02 to share my top tips on how to grow your brand through social media.  I was interviewed by the fabulous tech journalist and presenter, Georgie Barratt – who is also a big fan of Rodial.

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 Really looking forward to my next speaking engagement at the WWD Digital Forum in a couple of weeks.  Then on Tuesday 3rd May , I am taking part in the V&A Museum Evening Talks , in conversation with journalist and stylist Lynnette Peck.

 If you would like to join us please don’t forget to book your tickets using this link: 

https://shop.vam.ac.uk/whatson/index/view/id/2080/event/Maria-Hatzistefanis/dt/2016-05-03/eType/1/free/2

The lovely & super talented Phillip Lim was in London to celebrate his 10th Anniversary and I was invited to celebrate with him at his Pelham Street Store in South Ken. I’m such a fan of his effortlessly chic collection and got the most amazing jacket.

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As you know I have such a passion for fashion, as a Patron of the British Fashion Council, I attended the BFC/Vogue Designers Fashion Fund Awards. Alexandra Shulman presented the award to the vibrant and playful accessories designer, Sophia Webster. It was such a lovely evening and a great opportunity to catch up with Elle Macpherson, Livia Firth and Alison Loehnis. Also saw Peter Pilotto, who was loving the skirt I wore, a favourite of mine…designed by him!

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I’m currently enjoying the mountain air with my family in Lake Tahoe. It’s so peaceful here and I am feeling very creative and coming up with lots of ideas. The next few months are going to be really busy with a lot travel for press and an incredibly exciting secret project in the pipeline. Feeling really positive!

Don’t forget to follow me on snapchat for a closer insight into what I’ve been up to.

 X Maria