Christmas in the sun…

This Christmas, I decided to flee the cold London weather and head to the warmer climes of Mexico with my family.

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-15-49-13Surrounded by beaches, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba provided the ultimate retreat to unwind & reflect on a busy 2016, before I headed back to the buzz at Rodial HQ in the New Year.screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-15-49-05My go-to makeup for the beach…screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-15-46-57Even when I’m lounging on the beach, I like to wear a little makeup. For my barely-there beach look, I mix the Rodial Instaglam Primer with Skin Tint SPF 20 in Hamptons for a light coverage and finish with the HD Translucent Powder to cut any shine. I finish the look by lining my lips with the new Suede Lips shade in Calabasas before applying Melrose Avenue for an all over colour – it’s super important to wear a long-lasting lip colour in the sun! And, of course, I finish the look with my favourite oversized Chloé sunglasses…

I’m now back at Rodial HQ, feeling refreshed and ready for 2017 – I can’t wait to share all of the exciting projects coming up this year with you all.

Happy New Year 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

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Escaping the freezing cold I headed to the glorious sunshine in Palm Beach.

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I was super excited to be invited to speak at the Daily Mail PCPC conference, where I joined the social media panel, moderated by the fabulous Tamara Abraham. The panel was all about how to harness, engage and empower the online community. Robin McGraw; philanthropist, TV personality and two-time #1 New York Times best-selling author shared the panel with me. It was so great to be surrounded by such inspirational people.

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I stayed at the legendary, and very beautiful, Breakers Hotel and even managed a sneaky swim!

It was a fun filled weekend at the conference, I also got to visit our teams at the newest stores of Saks Fifth Avenue that stock Rodial….and of course managed to save some time to shop!

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I have been filming my business tips Q&A for a global tech brand….and have some VERY exciting news to share with you all next week!

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram @mrsrodial for my latest news

 

Maria x