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WHERE DID THE NAME SISKO AKT COME FROM? In order to fully understand what Sisko Akt is, we have to tell you a little bit about our past. Sisko means Sister in Finnish, because we were born and raised in Finland. Akt comes from Act, because our upbringing was later in England. In our life together as sisters, we have always “played” with different languages in games, secret codes, joking around and even in our silly teenage arguments! It was a game to us, as some words are funnier, shorter, easier, or more significant in one language than another, whichever one came first to us. Now that we had to label ourselves with a name, we did it mixing two languages that have been a big part of our lives. One day, whilst on vacation and disconnecting from our usual hectic studying and working timetables, we noticed that combining our different styles and personalities into our Instagram account (@siskoakt) and blog at societymarbella.com, we had something unique and interesting to present to the world. Doing things together is much more fun and rewarding than doing it alone!

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF FASHION FOR YOU?

Fashion has transcended world history and as a result, reflected different trends throughout time. Prosperous economies, world wars, economic recession, dictatorship regimes, freedom of expression... All of these social, political and cultural changes have marked us deeply. So fashion is more than simply purchasing brands. It is a human form of expression. Fashion expresses the culture that we were born into, and the changes we have gone through and are constantly going through in our lives.

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR STYLES? Inspiration can come from so many different places. The change of colours of the seasons, a song on the radio that lifts your soul, a flower that catches your eye whilst walking home, a perfume that brings back childhood memories or a person who touched you with their energy and inspiration.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT YOUR SISTER’S STYLE? Dominique: Andrea is not

afraid to mix crazy trends. Her style is very urban and effortless, and her taste in clothes is undeniable. One day, I remember us running out of the house, she had put together an amazing outfit in a minute! A lot of people complemented on her look that day, and I couldn’t help but chuckle, as I was the only one who knew that she was wearing her PJs!

Andrea: I would describe

Dominique’s style as feminine and young classic, always looking tip-top from head to toe. She always hits the right look for each occasion! She can achieve an amazing elegant look by only wearing a simple crisp white shirt with a pair of jeans, no jewelry, no accessories at all, her only accessory is her long straight impeccable hair. ‘Less is more’ she confirms!

WHAT WOULD YOU TELL PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO FIND THEIR OWN STYLE? Don’t be afraid to experiment. There will always be trends you like more or less. As long as you know what kinds of clothing pieces flatter you best, you’ll be able to play with different styles and have fun! Stay true to yourself and what you feel confident in - and always dare to add a special accessory or try out something different!

WHY IS WHAT YOU WEAR IMPORTANT? Taking care of yourself affects your mood. When you dress up, it instantly affects your energy and motivation, no matter how you were feeling before! If you feel and present your best self to the world everyday, life will give back to you new opportunities, a better mood and a better energy overall!

TIPS WHEN SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES Shopping can sometimes be overwhelming, time consuming and even confusing, because we have so many brands and styles to choose from so here are our top tips

1. Before you go shopping, know what you want and need to buy. For example, if you are in a supermarket and you’re hungry, you’re going to buy food you don’t necessarily need. Well the same exact thing applies with clothes! If you are in a store and you feel like you have no clothes, “you are hungry”, so you’re going to grab a lot of things you don’t actually need or already have in your wardrobe. So make sure that before you go shopping, you sit down and make a list of everything you need to buy. Make it as detailed as you want, as this guide will help you discard options you don’t need and detect everything you do want while shopping. What really helps is getting to know who you are, knowing your flaws and qualities, and bringing out your personality in your style. It’s a way of telling the world who you are without having to talk.

2. Look for quality items - analyse the fabric and the fit. They don’t have to necessarily be designer items but you want to make sure you’re investing in good quality items, which in the long run, will save you money. It’s always a good idea to invest in quality basics that you know you’re going to use many times such as a good pair of jeans and a little black dress. 3. Know which colours suit you and add to your wardrobe items from your own colour palette. Each one of us is a certain colour of the season, if you’re not sure what colour season you are it’s a good idea to sit down in front of the mirror and hold different colours up to your face and see which ones lighten you up! Have in mind that some colours may overpower you if you are not familiar with your colour pallete. This makes you have less choices to choose while shopping, but in the end this is better because it will make you focus on things you really know suit you. 4. And last but not least, one of the best

ways to save our world environment and develop our own creativity is upcycling items we have kept in our closets and have forgotten about, modifying, cutting, redesigning or adding an extra little thing to it could make you feel that you have a brand new item in front of you!

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