Tiiu Kuik, Glamorous in Peru
by Alice Byrne
For the latest issue of Vogue Latin America, Tiiu Kuik and photographer Michael Filonow travel to the gorgeous mountainous regions of Peru for this colorful and vivid editorial. Tiiu is styled by Lauri Eisenberg is designs from Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Anna Sui and Derek Lam.
The location here completely makes the shoot. The setting for each photograph is completely stunning, and I think this is what makes this series of images stand out from other similar colour and pattern shoots that have emerged recently. Tiiu looks absolutely breathtaking close up, the make up and styling is perfect in every image. My favorite image is the close-up of Tiiu looking into the distance, wearing a gorgeous colorful knitted hat. I think that all the close-up images are particularly strong.
The fashion choices by Lauri Eisenbeg work wonderfully with the unique location. There are some seriously to-die-for yellow Christian Louboutin’s, which look amazing in the rural setting. I am a big fan of this whole editorial, I love the photography and how the location is used in the photographs to create a romantic atmosphere and narrative. Michael Filonow is a fantastic fashion photographer, and his experience is evident in these images, as he is able to sharply capture Tiiu in the kaleidoscopic outfits, whilst still doing justice to the staggeringly beautiful location when using it as a backdrop for the photographs.