LOOKING TO START OR FURTHER YOUR FASHION CAREER?

LET ME HELP YOU REACH YOUR

CAREER GOALS WITH CONFIDENCE.

LOOKING TO START OR FURTHER YOUR FASHION CAREER?

LET ME HELP YOU REACH YOUR CAREER GOALS WITH CONFIDENCE.

I'm Maria

FOUNDER & CEO AT THE HEDIAN GROUP

I'm a former corporate professional turned fashion career educator and CEO with over two decades of experience within the industry.


I've worked with students from around the world and guest lectured at Michigan University, Kentucky's The Black Fashion Exchange program and am part of FIT's Fashion Business Essentials Program this summer. I'll be teaching The Principles of Networking for the Fall 2021 semester at FIT.


Twenty years in this industry working with students, grads, interns and fashion enthusiasts have given me the tools needed to help you on your career path. Stick with me and I'll show you the fundamentals you need in order to start or further your career in the fashion industry successfully and with confidence.

I'm Maria

FOUNDER & CEO AT THE HEDIAN GROUP

I'm a former corporate professional turned fashion career educator and CEO with over two decades of experience within the industry, a designer sunglass obsession (I’m up to 54 pairs…it’s a sickness), BIG dreams and the cutest Maltipoo pup in the world, Charlie.


I specialize in fashion career education, event production and management, digital marketing, social media strategy, content creation, visual merchandising, virtual event strategizing and personal/editorial styling.


Twenty years in this industry working with students, grads, interns and fashion enthusiasts have given me the tools needed to help you on your career path. Stick with me and I'll show you the fundamentals you need in order to start or further your career in the fashion industry successfully and with confidence.

TRUSTED BY:

TRUSTED BY:

Download One of My Essential Guides to

Launch, Further and Advance Your Career

KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO ASK

Your Informational Interview Cheat Sheet

GET STARTED WITH COLD EMAILING

The Ultimate Cold Email Contact Checklist

THE GUIDE TO BE IN THE KNOW

100+ Fashion Professionals to Follow Right Now

Download One of My Essential Guides to Launch, Further and Advance Your Career

KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO ASK

Your Informational Interview Cheat Sheet

GET STARTED WITH COLD EMAILING

The Ultimate Cold Email Contact Checklist

THE GUIDE TO BE IN THE KNOW

100+ Fashion Professionals to Follow Right Now

COMPANIES, BRANDS AND STUDENTS

WHAT CAN I HELP YOU WITH?

Freelance Services

Simplify your life by hiring me to take care of whatever you need - whether it's event planning, wardrobe + closet organization, visual merchandising, fashion show production or styling. Years of experience have given me ALL the tools to help you!

FREE Resources for Students

Take your fashion career to the next level using our free resource library, The Fashion Vault. Whether you need guidance on what to ask during interviews or how to use social media to grow your career, this resource area has you covered.

Courses & Memberships

My biggest goal is to ensure all of my students and members achieve their fashion career goals. With my courses and membership, we work together to make that a reality for you. Learn more about them to see which suits you best.

COMPANIES, BRANDS AND STUDENTS

WHAT CAN I HELP YOU WITH?

Freelance Services

Simplify your life by hiring me to take care of whatever you need - whether it's event planning, wardrobe + closet organization, visual merchandising, fashion show production or styling. Years of experience have given me ALL the tools to help you!

FREE Resources for Students

Take your fashion career to the next level using our free resource library, The Fashion Vault. Whether you need guidance on what to ask during interviews or how to use social media to grow your career, this resource area has you covered.

Courses & Memberships

My biggest goal is to ensure all of my students and members achieve their fashion career goals. With my courses and membership, we work together to make that a reality for you. Learn more about them to see which suits you best.

THE FREELANCE ARCHIVES

Fashion Shows I've Worked

Rebecca Minkoff | Jason Wu | Kith | N. Hoolywood | Vivienne Westwood | Giorgio Armani

Zadig & Voltaire | Misha Collection | Creatures of Comfort | Prabal Gurung | Victoria's Secret

Noon By Noor | Pronovias | Brooks Brothers | Peter Pilotto | Brooks Brothers | Celine

Oscar de la Renta | Rachel Zoe | Marchesa | Charlotte Ronson | The Blonds

Erin Fetherston | Stella McCartney | Monique Lhuillier | Vera Wang | Zac Posen

Mango x JCP Launch Show | Mara Hoffman | Jeremy Scott | Rodarte | Thakoon

Dillard's Kentucky Derby Fashion Show | Lauren Ralph Lauren | Bill Blass

THE FREELANCE ARCHIVES

Fashion Shows I've Worked

Rebecca Minkoff | Jason Wu | Kith | N. Hoolywood | Vivienne Westwood | Giorgio Armani | Zadig & Voltaire | Misha Collection | Creatures of Comfort | Prabal Gurung | Victoria's Secret | Noon By Noor | Pronovias | Brooks Brothers | Peter Pilotto | Brooks Brothers | Celine | Oscar de la Renta | Rachel Zoe | Marchesa | Charlotte Ronson | The Blonds | Erin Fetherston | Stella McCartney | Monique Lhuillier | Vera Wang | Zac Posen

Mango x JCP Launch Show | Mara Hoffman | Jeremy Scott | Rodarte | Thakoon

Dillard's Kentucky Derby Fashion Show | Lauren Ralph Lauren | Bill Blass

IT TRULY IS THAT SIMPLE

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO

IT ALL YOURSELF

The truth of the matter is: there is an easier way.


No more wondering what you are going to wear, how you're going to plan your next event/fashion show or how to break down the logistics of merchandising your store.


I've got your covered.


Even though human nature instinctively convinces us we can do it all on our own, why not just partner with someone who has been in the industry for over two decades and has worked with hundreds of companies?


Yes, it can be that simple. By working side by side, my mission is to ensure that your voice is heard loud and clear so that the result is as thorough as if you did it yourself.



WORK WITH ME →

IT TRULY IS THAT SIMPLE

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALL YOURSELF

The truth of the matter is: there is an easier way.


No more wondering what you are going to wear, how you're going to plan your next event/fashion show or how to break down the logistics of merchandising your store.


I've got your covered.


Even though human nature instinctively convinces us we can do it all on our own, why not just partner with someone who has been in the industry for over two decades and has worked with hundreds of companies?


Yes, it can be that simple. By working side by side, my mission is to ensure that your voice is heard loud and clear so that the result is as thorough as if you did it yourself.



WORK WITH ME →

CAREER SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES FOR YOUR CAREER

We understand and know how difficult looking for new opportunities can be. Writing resume after resume can get frustrating, not to mention when you add in cover letters and cold emails. Well, feel free to officially consider us your personal virtual mentor.


Our personalized Career Services are here to guide you along in your career, no matter where you are in the process. We work with you to answer any questions you have and edit what you're currently submitting to companies. Using your experience and information, we can assure you, you will stand out among the rest with professionalism and creativity.

CAREER SERVICES

We understand and know how difficult looking for new opportunities can be. Writing resume after resume can get frustrating, not to mention when you add in cover letters and cold emails. Well, feel free to officially consider us your personal virtual mentor.


Our personalized Career Services are here to guide you along in your career, no matter where you are in the process. We work with you to answer any questions you have and edit what you're currently submitting to companies. Using your experience and information, we can assure you, you will stand out among the rest with professionalism and creativity.

PREMIUM CAREER SERVICES SNEAK PEAK

WE DO IT SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO

CUSTOM DONE-FOR-YOU EMAILS

ASK US ANYTHING

PREMIUM CAREER SERVICES SNEAK PEAK

WE DO IT SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO

CUSTOM DONE-FOR-YOU EMAILS

ASK US ANYTHING

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Weekly content and behind-the-scenes information to help further your career, VIP access to workshops and courses, exclusive promotions on career services, FREE fashion career essentials and SO MUCH MORE…

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