Merilin Kermas Mardo is a Swedish fashion designer and stylist, born in the former USSR. With her first story for Odalisque, Merilin seeks inspiration from her Russian-Estonian roots.

At a very early age, Merilin fell in love with clothes and fashion. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2009, with a bachelor degree in Fashion Design. During her studies, she also began working as a stylist, stage designer, and visual merchandiser. Merilin is well-established in Tallinn, having worked with several fashion magazines, commercial clients, and television. Now she is making her way in Stockholm with her extravagant styling and designs. Scandinavian simplicity is not for her: Merilin’s style is better described as “over the top”. She is here to bring glamour and color to Swedish fashion.