Dec 18, 2012 4:14PM

Oyster Fashion: 'Safe Word' by Saty + Pratha

The jumping point for this shoot came from Buñuel's film Belle de Jour about an affluent surgeon's wife who moonlights at a brothel. We were interested in exploring a character who willingly gives up control in the search to satisfy a desire, and we liked the idea of something unsettling and uncertain lurking amidst a beautiful and wholesome appearance. Visually, we wanted to incorporate Klimt's 'The Kiss,' with colours and patterns that are currently reflected on the runway. The painting depicts a lovers' warm embrace, which, again, can be read as quite claustrophobic.

Side note re: a lack of control — we shot this in NYC at the tail end of Hurricane Sandy. It was a really relaxed and fun shoot, and our whole team was excited to be back up and running after being a bit helpless in our respective corners of the city!

Worn throughout: MAC Pro Studio Sculpt FoundationPro Longwear ConcealerMineralize Skinfinish Natural powderGolden Bronzer#30 LashesIn Extra Dimension MascaraLip mix in White/orange/fuchsia

Photography and Art Direction: Saty + Pratha
Fashion: Jana Adler
Makeup: Neil Young for Mac Pro
Hair: Marisa Bollman

Models: Sofia Fisher and Renzo Rometo @ DNA

Saty Namvar

News & Features

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Is In The Works

Robin Williams, welcome back!


Mary Katrantzou And Adidas Announce Collaboration

Prints, flounce and active accents.


Here's The First Searchable Selfie Database

Something like a phenomenon.


Watch: Sky Ferreira 'I Blame Myself'

Plus behind the scenes on the making of the shoppable video.


Oyster #104: Ali Michael Shot By Petra Collins

'Dewdrops in the Garden' — a shoot & film!


Mood Boards: Christie Nicole AW14

"A world of her own."


Oyster's Birthday Cake! By Cake Fashionz

We interview Corey Moranis; cake extraordinaire.


Oyster Playlist: Holy Fuck

Plus their national tour dates.


Watch: Sun Araw 'Solo Wallet Shuffle'

Featuring guy doing yoga on the street.


Miley Hospitalised For Allergic Reaction

Bangerz Tour stalled in Kansas.


TLC Are Touring Australia

Ain’t too proud to beg for a ticket.


Watch: The Internet In 1994

A cyberspace sojourn.


'If I Was Your Girlfriend' Starring Phoebe Tonkin x Chanel

Shot by Adrian Mesko in Oyster 104: The Exposed Issue!


Top 13: Shop Farfetch x Bip Ling's Coachella Picks

Plus who wore what at Weekend 1!


Bare All: King Krule Shot By Rene Vaile

From Oyster 104: The Exposed Issue — on sale now!


Big Ideas: With Lily Cole

On chess, sustainability and impossible.com.


Watch: SZA ‘Warm Winds’

Fresh and hazy.


Cindy Sherman Doesn't Rate James Franco's Art

Although she's flattered by the imitation.