Embark on a mesmerizing journey within the ethereal realm as we unveil six captivating artistic projects in this exclusive feature exploring the oyster aesthetic. From spellbinding photographs to enchanting music videos, each creation resonates with the distinct aesthetic of our beloved magazine, The Oyster. Brace yourself for a profound exploration of the spiritual and mystical, where art transcends boundaries and captivates the soul.

1. Seema Hari for Banglez Jewerly, photographed by Pavithra Ramasubramanian.

Pavithra Ramasubramanian, with her artistic vision, effortlessly transports us into an ethereal world through a captivating visual narrative. In this enchanting portrayal, the textures of the saari and the sandy shores meld seamlessly, creating a sensory experience that goes beyond mere visuals. The gentle rustle of the wind, almost tangible, adds a dynamic layer to the scene, inviting viewers to immerse themselves fully.

Model Seema Hari, a vision of grace, dons a resplendent green saari, a traditional Indian dress, and is adorned with intricate jewelry. Against the backdrop of the vast sea, the juxtaposition of cultural richness and the natural beauty of the beach creates a harmonious blend. Ramasubramanian’s lens captures not just an image but a narrative—a story that unfolds in the delicate dance between fabric, jewelry, and the elements.

2. “Exist for love” music video by AURORA

“Exist for Love,” AURORA’s twenty-third single and the lead from her album “The Gods We Can Touch,” debuted on May 14, 2020, accompanied by a worldwide release of the song and its music video. The visuals, deeply connected to the Oyster aesthetic, serve as an enchanting ode to mysticism and sensuality. AURORA’s ethereal touch comes to life in this musical and visual journey.

3. “No Ordinary Love” music video of Sade (1992)

Directed by the acclaimed British filmmaker Sophie Muller, the “No Ordinary Love” music video is a cinematic journey that unfolds like a dream, perfectly encapsulating the enigmatic allure of Sade herself. The video opens with a mesmerizing shot of crashing waves, immediately setting a mood of melancholic elegance. Sade, with her trademark grace, emerges from the water, embodying a mysterious and ethereal presence. Throughout the video, Muller employs a subdued color palette that mirrors the song’s emotional resonance. The visual narrative intertwines shots of Sade singing against a stark backdrop with symbolic imagery, such as flickering candlelight and shadowy silhouettes. These elements create a sense of intimacy, drawing viewers into the singer’s introspective world.

4. Isa Boulder Fall 2021 campaign.

Isa Boulder’s Fall 2021 ad campaign, deeply rooted in the brand’s DNA, reflects the journey of founders Cecilia Basari and Yuli Suri. Starting with no swimwear experience in Bali, they’ve evolved into a buzz-worthy brand in just two years. Local craftsmen in Bali create each piece from recycled premium fabric, embodying the label’s naturalist aesthetic. The Fall 2021 collection, beautifully captured by photographer Carlijn Jacobs, showcases goddess-inspired knitwear, like the ‘Urchin,’ on models Greta Hajwos and Lizette Pinto, styled by Morgane Camille Nicolas.

5. Dita Von Teese for Thierry Mugler Fantasy Fashion Walk.

Stepping into the spotlight with her signature poise and allure, Von Teese embodied the epitome of glamour as she graced the runway in Mugler’s visionary creations.

The collaboration between Dita Von Teese and Thierry Mugler brought together two titans of style, resulting in a mesmerizing spectacle that transcended the ordinary. Von Teese, renowned for her vintage-inspired elegance, seamlessly blended with Mugler’s avant-garde designs, creating a synergy that captivated onlookers.

6. Lucia Covers Vogue Singapore May-June 2022, by Zhang Ahuei.

In the world of fashion, actor/model Lucia graces two covers in a stunning shoot by Zhang Ahuei amidst Taiwanese waters, styled by The Monkie. Instagram credits reveal the collaborative effort, including Walter Chin’s lens on Daphne Groeneveld. Blue mood still life images add contemplative depth, leaving us eager to see how this visual narrative unfolds. Lucia’s presence, the captivating surroundings, and the dynamic creative team promise a celebration of style and storytelling.

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