Vaiva Tuckuviene is well-known in the exciting and intricate world of fashion, both as a fashion designer and fashion show producer.
She was born in Lithuania and developed an early love for fashion. At the Klaipedos Art University, she majored in Theater Arts, and soon established a Fashion Theater in Lithuania.
Her entrance into modeling began in 1991 while visiting New York, where her grace and beauty landed her a contract with Total Model. While signed, she was introduced to runway and the business side of modeling. Her independent and entrepreneur nature led her to establish her own modeling agency in Lithuania in 1994: Vaiva Studio.
She soon opened studio branches in several cities. Vaiva Studio became not only a modeling agency but also a clothing design studio. Her first clothing store opened in the city of Siauliai. Her line of clothing was introduced in various Lithuanian fashion festivals. Amongst them were Siluetas, In Vogue, Neringos Vasara ’94 and have appeared on Lithuanian television.
In 1998, Vaiva Studio got an international license and became the official representative in Lithuania for Metropolitan Model Agency in Paris, France. For several years her studio help Top Model contests for Metropolitan. In Lithuania, Vaiva and her models became known internationally and represented Lithuania in World Top Model contests in several countries.
In 2001, Vaiva arrived to New York. She held Lithuanian Fashion Days in New York and Chicago, Miss Lithuanian New York pageant, Vaiva Top Model contest, and Art Music and Fashion Show in New York. She now resides in Los Angeles, California, and has opened her own company: Vaiva Style.
From 2014, Vaiva Style represents Susan Lenart Kazmer, jewelry designer and mixed media artist.
Vaiva is the author of “The Road to Modeling Success”, a book about Vaiva’s extensive experience in the field of modeling and fashion.
Vaiva acknowledges her love for fashion by stating, “Fashion is a language through I speak”.