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My Style: Maria Hatzistefanis

The Rodial founder is looking fabulous in lockdown

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Maria Hatzistefanis, the founder of cult beauty brand Rodial, loves being able to WFH with a face mask on

My Style: Maria Hatzistefanis

Maria Hatzistefanis

Do you have a muse?

I am inspired by everyday women around me.

Whose style do you really admire?

I love Carine Roitfeld’s style, it’s elegant, Parisian and minimal at the same time.

As you’re working from home, what is your daily uniform?

A pair of black leggings from Wardrobe NYC and a Balenciaga oversize tee. I may throw in a pair of Bottega Veneta mules for a Power Zoom meeting…

Do you have any words of wisdom for working from home?

Put a structure in your day to be productive. Schedule the calls and Zoom meetings ahead of time. Have specific start and end times in your day. Run your day rather than let the day run you.

Maria Hatzistefanis' living room

What outfit is making you feel your best self at the moment?

I have started doing Instagram lives, and I throw in a Khaite off the shoulder top with grey faded Topshop jeans and a high heel. I dress up the way I would dress for a personal appearance. Hair, makeup and everything. Why not feel fabulous on every occasion?

What are you wearing for any Zoom/Skype meetings?

A lighter colour top. I usually wear a lot of black and the colour reflects a harsh light on the skin. Soft grey is a better option.

What have you rediscovered in your wardrobe?

I only wear about four things which I used to wear a lot anyway. I declutter my wardrobe every few months and only keep pieces that I wear all the time.

Power dressing: what outfit makes you feel like you can conquer the world?

I love a well-structured blazer by Balenciaga or Bottega Veneta.

Has being at home made you think about the way you buy or consume products?

Now that I can’t have facials, I use the Rodial Pink Diamond Lifting masks a lot, they are the equivalent of an Aqua plumping facial. And the Banana Lowligher for Zoom meetings and filming.

Rodial Banana Lowlighter

Three items that would really pick you up if they were delivered to your door?

Flavoured sparkling water, inspiring books, protein bars.

What are you wearing for your daily exercise?

Same as what I would wear at the gym, usually Lululemon black leggings and a Calvin Klein sports bra.

What are your tips for getting motivated?

My motivation comes from wanting to see my business survive and thrive during these difficult times. Things are hard for all of us in different ways but if you find a few small things to achieve and get a feeling of being productive, more of that will follow.

What are you most enjoying about WFH?

Without any commute involved, I feel I am a lot more productive. Also love working with a full face mask on which I can’t do at the office!

When you are able to go on your next holiday where will you go?

A long weekend in Mykonos to enjoy some sun!

Rodial Vit C SPF moisturiser

Three items you never go on holiday without?

Rodial VIT C SPF30, Eres Bikini, Old Celine beach bag.

What will you be wearing for the party when we’re all allowed outside again?

A David Koma dress & Amina Muaddi heels.

Maria Hatzistefanis


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