Claudia and Adriane Kiss are as ambitious as they are alluring. The beautiful brunette sisters, known professionally as The Kissters, are a triple threat of fashion, beauty and lifestyle authority. With a popular following on TheKissters.com, a regular column in SELF Magazine, and hefty resume credits with companies like QVC, Suave and Glamour Magazine, these women are quickly becoming mini media moguls.
Originally from Virginia, both Claudia and Adriane got their start in NYC as interns for The Late Show with David Letterman. With nearly a decade of experience, these two sisters have made their mark hosting television spots, acting and modeling. We chatted with the lifestyle gurus to find out how they juggle careers, fitness and loving life!
GRACESHIP: What is a typical workday like for you both?
Kissters: Every day varies so much. It really depends what is on the agenda. We’re always writing articles though! We’re bouncing around NYC going to meetings and the occasional event. Some days we work from home, other days we’re in the office!
GRACESHIP: What are your biggest career accomplishments to date?
Kissters: Bartending on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen was a lot of fun. Claudia also did a hair campaign for Suave which ran in most major magazines. Adriane appeared on QVC for a year with the amazing designer Isaac Mizrahi. It is still trippy though to see yourself in print or on tv!
GRACESHIP: What is the ultimate dream job or professional goal for you both? (We think you need your own TV show!)
Kissters:We would love to have a lifestyle TV show! We just want to be able to do what we love. So whether that is through writing a book, continuing to make online videos or a TV show-- it works for us!
GRACESHIP: What’s the best professional
advice you have ever been given?
Kissters: Our parents gave us the best advice from an early age and we feel it applies to so many situations in life. It is simply, ‘Follow Up.’ It’s the right thing to do. It’s helped us in our careers greatly - following up with a thank you note, an email, or a call is ALWAYS appreciated.
GRACESHIP: You both have beautiful hair and skin! What hair and skin products are behind your flawless looks?
Kissters: You are SO nice to say that! Claudia Loves BB Cream for her skin. Adriane swears by only washing your hair every other day if it’s dry like hers, with Aveeno Dry Shampoo for volume!
GRACESHIP: What is the one makeup product you can’t live without and why?
Kissters: Maybelline BB Cream. By far. It is light and evens out your skin. So natural!
GRACESHIP: How do you both stay so fit with such busy schedules? Is it genetics or do you have a strict diet and workout routine?
Kissters: Adriane runs almost every day. Claudia walks-- she isn’t big into working out. We are also so lucky to live in NYC with so many healthy choices and options!
GRACESHIP: What is the most interesting thing in your laptop bag?
Kissters: Matches! We don’t smoke but always pick up matches from restaurants and bars we go to. So we always have 3-4 matchboxes in our laptop bag.
GRACESHIP: What is your favorite online store to shop at and why?
Kissters: Amazon. You can get anything from there!
GRACESHIP: Where do you get your fashion inspiration and news?
Kissters: Blogs. Browsing. Also we love following our favorite brands on Instagram. You get to see what’s new and so quickly!
GRACESHIP: How close are you as sisters? Do you live together?
Kissters: So close. YES! We live and work together. We even share our cat, Mac, together.
GRACESHIP: Have you ever been mistaken as twins?
Kissters: All the time-- almost every day!
GRACESHIP: Describe your sister in three words.
Kissters: Adriane describing Claudia: Energetic, Loving, Generous.
Claudia describing Adriane: Kind, Funny, Nurturing
GRACESHIP: Is your last name really Kiss? If so that is awesome!
Kissters: Yes! It’s Hungarian.
GRACESHIP: What’s the one mobile app you can’t live without and why?
Kissters: We both cannot live without Instagram! It is simple and the perfect way to kill time while you’re waiting in line. There is something so wonderful about getting updates on those in your life by way of photos.
GRACESHIP: You're both so full of vibrance and positivity. How do you maintain such great attitudes towards life?
Kissters: Our parents have a huge influence on us. It’s so much easier to be positive and happy then negative and angry. But trust us-- we have our moments!
GRACESHIP: What do you all do to relax or cope with stress?
Kissters: Adriane works out and Claudia walks. Or we just make a cocktail!
GRACESHIP: What are the words you live by? Do you have a mantra or favorite quote?
Kissters: Our dad always quoted Joseph Campbell to us: “Follow your bliss.” and that is what we strive to do!
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