'Illuminati Love' by Paula Penise & Diego Perez for Doux

By: Sophia Pelka - Published: Apr 3, 2012 • References: douxmag and fashionising
The 'Illuminati Love' editorial for Doux magazine by Paula Penise and Diego Perez is hauntingly chic. The series is slightly macabre, favoring harsh lighting and a dark color palette. The editorial, set in an old opera house, stars a hauntingly beautiful woman. It's as if the model is the spirit of the building, wandering through the building with her ghost-like limbs. Her quiet, yet strong gaze is engaging and slightly disturbing.

Lensed by photographer Diego Perez, the composition of the editorial is concise. The look evokes a sort of inescapable feeling from the audience, as if they are trapped by the rigidity of the old setting. The shoot was outfitted by Paula Penise. Penise favored ornate garments with heavy detailing and showy embroidery.