Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Zoe's Quick Pick - Icing


Ah the holidays!  Sometimes sparkling up the night is the right way to celebrate.  I'm in love with the Cloud 9 release from Icing.  Check out her store over at Mischief Cove for all 6 colors.

Dress by Icing
Hair by elikatira 
Skin by Tuli
Shoes by LeLutka
Pose by Diesel Works 
Ballroom image (stock) by vueiy visarelli

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Zoe's Fashion Feature: Tram


It is so nice that even after years of being in Second Life I can still find something new that I adore!  The newest release from Tram caught my attention but it isn't the first time I have come across the designer!  moca Loup is definitely a designer I will be visiting from now on.    

I bought the Narcissus dress at Designer's United (center picture).  It isn't available for sale in this color but she does have other shades for sale at her main store.  It was an automatic purchase at the time but like many things it gets in my inventory as a "gotta blog about" or "photograph must" and gets a bit lost in the shuffle.  So unfortunately until today I had not yet been to Tram's store.

I picked up the beige colored Piping shirt today (right picture).  I had seen it initially on some blogs here and there and fell in love with the effortless feel.  My favorite fashion pieces in RL or SL will have that type of quality.  I don't think it is something you can produce when trying, but comes naturally with the end design.  In SL's case the flow of the flexi in a skirt.  

Wandering through the store I fell in love with all the pieces for one reason or another but what I like most is the creative and unique looks to the items.  I'm not sure of where she gets her inspiration but I am very excited to see what she'll come out with next.  One of the stand out pieces was the Drape dress (left picture).  This is the first of these types of skirts I have seen and very well crafted with the use of a flexi skirt underneath. 

And a great thing about Trap - they do more than clothes.  There are animations (group gift at the entrance btw), accessories, and shoes!  I'm wearing one of the cool jewelry accessories in two of the pictures called, "classic hair accessory" in yellow.  


Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:

Left Picture
Hair: lamb. - Clover (limited item at 111)
Jewelry: Tram - Classic hair accessory in Yellow
Dress: Tram - Drape dress in Navy
Skin: Tres Blah - Joy (limited item at 111 - sold out)

Center Picture
Hair: elikatira - Season (limited item at 111)
Dress & Hair Accessory: Tram - Narcissus (Designer's United item - no longer available in this shade)
Skin: Tres Blah - Joy (limited item at 111 - sold out)

Right Picture
Hair: lamb. - Clover (limited item at 111)
Jewelry: Tram - Classic hair accessory in Yellow
Dress: Tram - Piping shirt in Beige
Skin: Tres Blah - Joy (limited item at 111 - sold out)

All poses by Di's Opera Poses

Images have undergone some shading, otherwise untouched.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Skipping Stone

to blog I am in a blogging mood this weekend!  This look is inspired by the new hair bases and hairs by Boon.  One of the best hair bases created by a hair creator versus a skin creator.  There are a few different styles available.  I picked up a couple straight off and am looking forward to seeing what will be next.  Oh and if you hurry, you can get 50% off with Boon's sale on their newest releases!

&Bean's Old Bones skin in Rose, which I had potentially used in my last blog post, was my first choice and inspired the rest of the look.  I did decide to add some drama to the look by pulling out an eye make-up tattoo by Kyoot in smokey dark red.  Which brings out Exodi's Zbilja eyes in brown.

Kyoot created this cute top that includes the jewelry textures.  There are a few color options but I went the light pink version.  Self-Evident for it's name is right!  It is a bit revealing on the sides (not shown) so if you're modest, not necessarily the best top for you, but I like it!

I was having a little bit of a hard time deciding on my lower half at this point and was still deciding on some sort of jacket to go with the top.  I scoured Emery and spotted these Denim B-Zip jeans. I really like the bold zippers and deep blue color (not the best pics to show em off, but you get the idea).  I did have quite the time keeping my head straight wandering through Emery.  Please do a store makeover, I felt like I was in a maze.  Love your stuff, Emery, just hard to find what I was originally hunting for.

I've had these new Gos' Urban Boots lined up to do a bit of a military look (I got the fatpack which has all the colors scripted into the boot for easy styling) but with the jeans pulling the look out of what I had originally intended...I went for something a bit more fall.

Which is where last year's Aoharu released Nordic Knit Coat in Gray comes into play.  It really brought a cozy feeling to the look in the end.  Which is something I love about mixing old with new!  Sometimes old doesn't look so "old" if it fits the look!

And the poses by Olive Juice really brought this image to life!  Keep on creating!

to blog


Love, Zoe

PS - Images have not been modified.

Quick Credits
Coat/Sweater: Aoharu - Nordic Knit Coat in Gray

Shirt: Kyoot - Self-Evident Tank in Pink
Jeans: Emery - Denim B-Zip
Boots: Gos - Urban in Stone
Hair: Boon - MKT012 in Blonde with Gathered Raised Hairbase in Blonde
Skin: &Bean - Old Bones in Rosy / Little Brows
Make-up: Kyoot - Smokey / Dark Red
Eyes: Exodi - Zbilja in Brown
Poses: Olive Juice

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - All Dolled Up

Blogged: All Dolled UpWho can resist such a fashionable dress?!  It came into view across my flickr contacts and had to be mine.  It is brand new called Orelle by Tee*fy for winter available in 6 shades, if I recall properly.  Color choices are so difficult sometimes!!  I went with black due to the color of the bow and sparkle in the skirt texture.  Typically you'd see me use either only the top or the skirt, but I really loved the sophisticated feel that the overall design brought to the table.

Stunning, elegant, clean are the three words that I wanted to go for this look.  I pulled out one of the newer 69 hairs called Jessica 2, which I absolutely adore!

I knew I wanted some sort of hair piece.  I was thinking feathers but recalled this hat that was the first piece that brought my attention to the Rozoregalia brand.  The detail in the texture of the sculpted flowers heightens the detail of the overall style.

As for skin, I checked out &Bean but went with Redgrave's Trinity in Tan to warm up the look.  I'm happy to see Redgrave producing skins again!  Also if you haven't checked out the redesign of their build it is fabulous and should stop by to gander.

Heels were easy!  I've wanted to put a look together with Maitreya Gold's Hana for awhile.  They make me want to go dancing.  I would love to find a lovely flamenco dress to pair up with another color in the future.

And just to add a bit of sparkle, although hidden with the pose (by LAP), is the Leather Blossom ring by Paper Couture.

Last but not least, the eyes - which I've used before in other shades is JeJune by Tres Blah, this time in Violet.

Design Tip - always pull in harmony of three.  Silver is found in the hat, heels, and skirt/bow; the tan in the hair, bow, and ring.  Overall not really noticeable, but you'll like it for some reason or another to bring balance to the look.

Blogged: All Dolled Up


Love, Zoe

PS - Images have not been modified

Quick Credits
Dress: Tee*fy - Orelle Dress in Black
Heels: Maitreya Gold - Hana in Silver Patent
Hat: Rozoregalia - Rosenkavalier Black Hat & Hair (shown in non-hair option)
Ring: Paper Couture - Leather Blossom 
Hair: 69 - Jessica 02 in Light Mocha
Skin: Redgrave - Trinity in Tan / Smoky
Eyes: Tres Blah - JeJune in Violet 
Pose: Long Awkward Pose [LAP]

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Sexy

11-12-10-Zoe-Sexy A quick style for today.  I was more in the mood to photoshop than blab, so leaving you with mostly pics and less talk!

Inspiration is the newest skin, Amber, by League and one of the best corsets found on the grid by The Abyss.

Check out the other picture for details!


Love, Zoe

Thank you SLINK!
(hurry up Reek!)

(note images have been edited (shading/highlights) otherwise untouched.)


Quick Credits
Corset: The Abyss - Corset in Red
Leggings: LeLutka - Simp in Black
Heels: N-core - Temptation Xtreme II in Strawberry
Choker: The Abyss - Junkyard Barbed
Hands: SLink - de Jolie Hands Relaxed
Piercing: Zoe’s Nose Piercing - (not available)
Hair: Truth - Mischa Streaked in Raven/Blood
Skin: League - Amber Pale in Pillarbox
Eyes: Ibanez - Ltd Edition Natural in Blue
Dolly Pose Prop: Kari 

Little Bit of Info by Zoe Demar

I worked on adding a new page to my blog regarding my blogging policies.  Blogging takes a lot of time to do.  It really means a lot when a stranger or friend comments in my plurk, blog, flickr, or even in an IM.  Just the other day I got a compliment which feels good.  I do blog for my own rambling mind and joy but always a bonus getting recognized for it too.

I know a lot of people have their own ideas pertaining to their own blogs.  I decided to put my thoughts in order regarding to discussions I have heard mentioned over the years.  Like many, I have my own reservations about what to do and not do but not about to go put my opinions and views on somebody else.  But do hope for ethics and honesty to be used overall.

Check out my blog policies page here


Love, Zoe

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Scottish Dahlia

Blogged: Scottish Dahlia
Sometimes a new find can change everything!  That is what happened in this look that was first inspired by the hair, but then other items crept in that pulled their own tugs to the overall look.

It started with the newest release of hair by lamb called Cinnamon.  The hair is very relaxed and romantic feel to the texture and style of hair.  I really thought about doing a back shot to show off how lovely it is from the back as well as the front.  I picked up both versions, one with bangs (shown) and one with a center part.  I'm loving the newer blonde shade of honeycomb that lamb has added to the blonde pack too (shown).

Originally I was wearing a sweater by LeLutka that will just have to wait for another blog post.   The sweater which I was hunting for a skirt to fit with, turned into this lovely sculpted dress shown in Scottish Dahlia found spontaneously on the marketplace by The Secret Store.  There are 3 other texture versions available that are also stunning.  I asked for hubby's opinion on which one to buy.  Cute shop, n ot a huge selection but am definitely putting on my "must check out again" list.

From there the skin was inspired by my friend Leah plurking about it.  She was happy that it shared her name, Leah.  I'm kinda in a pale mood so decided to pick up a copy for myself.  I've owned a Lara Hurley skin before, but decided not to blog about it due to a lot of people having issues with not only finding the store but not being booted as well.  I don't know if it is still a common occurrence or not, but you've been warned!

Blogged: Scottish Dahlia

The eyes by Ibanez were mentioned in another plurk by Valena.  She was doing a bit of a new look for herself.  I'm picky about eyes but am always happy to find a new store (to me) to talk about.  There were a couple of sets that intrigued me.  This Limited Edition Naturals set sold me the most.  I wasn't digging the size of the iris itself when wearing the eye texture.  So was almost thrown out (btw I think size options for eyes is a good idea).  Then I tried on the prim and found it not as large.  Also something I hadn't really thought about is the texture on prim better than what you can get with typically worn SL textures.  If you check out your clothes if it has both prim and texture parts, the prim textures are much more sharp than what you see on the SL mesh.  This is something that frustrated me with my own SL clothes making in the past.  In photoshop, I could see much more detail.  SL resolution of the mesh dumbed it down a bit.  So having prim eyes would be more detailed.  Something to remember when shopping for eyes!

As for the rest of the look, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for shoes, but didn't want anything to overpower the dress.  I traveled to Maitreya to see if there was anything that I didn't already have sparked my interest.  At first I considered one that I don't currently own, but decided to go with a neutral of IXkin in Champagne.

For accessories, I did think about sunglasses that would be similar to what lamb had used in the ad for the hair, but decided to nix that when I found the dress.  Instead I wanted some sort of organic long necklace.  I went through my inventory finding a couple pieces that would do here and there, but felt like venturing out for options.  I thought of two places, Sigma being one of them.  I had avoided the store, not because I didn't like it, but knew that my pockets would most likely be empty if I went.  I'm happy I did, the sim itself is worth the trip (other than the annoying water fountain sounds).  And there it was, the perfect piece.  Sigma's Deco chain necklace.  I was really intrigued that even though a single change drapes down the front, the fact that it wasn't perfectly centered allowed more for an organic flow.  It is nice to see curves and asymmetric pieces in jewelry.  And that was it, I considered bangles, but went for simplicity and not a lot of bulk.  I really dislike seeing jewelry worn so heavily.

The look being hugely changed based on finding the dress, I decided to name this post after it!
Happy Shopping!

Love, Zoe

Quick Credits

Dress: The Secret Store - Scottish Dahlia
Necklace: Sigma Jewels - Deco Chain in Earth
Heels: Maitreya Gold - IXkin in Champagne-Duo
Hair: lamb - Cinnamon in Honeycomb
Skin: Lara Hurley - Leah in Milky / Smokey1 nude lips gloss + Light eyebrows
Eyes: Ibanez - Ltd Edition Natural in Grey
Pose: On The Cover (no longer available)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Zoe Demar Photography


"Sparkling Diamonds"

My SL time is much more limited these days, but I still find myself enjoying spending time on the weekends to do photography.  These pictures purely are meant to fulfill my needs of a creative outlet.  Typically I leave my blog to more styled outlets than creative photography, but I decided to share.

Both were inspired by LAQ's Mima [Pale] Glow skins along with Elikatira hair.  Sparkling Diamonds also features some earrings from Paper Couture and the dress from the Halloween giftbag from LeLutka (no longer available - time limited item)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Rocker

Blogged: Rocker
Time for some yum in menswear!  Connors - a new designer (to me) has been catching my eye with their clothes.  I couldn't resist this shirt. There are a few different texture variations but I had to go with black.  That's when I knew exactly what I wanted to put together.

This hair by Shag has been screaming at me since the hair fair to be photographed.  Its called, Boys Don't Cry (v.2) and I have wanted feature this hair for a bit.  It has a tuft of spiked hair in the front with a black fedora styled hat.  Originally I was thinking about going for blonde, but ended up choosing the shade midnight, which is a blue tinted black.

It was the shirt that bended me to do a rocker look and for pants it was a very easy pick to go leather featuring The Abyss' distressed leather pants - I already had picked up a pair for female and went back to pick up the male.  It comes with a black and brown sculpted belt that I'm not wearing here.

I also opted to go with the black slow rider boots by The Abyss. What is also nice is that one of the options includes the lower part of the leather pants attached to the lower part of the boot for easy wearing.  The other bonus, since I'm not in guy form often, I don't tend to have a huge selection of guy shoes, so I am fortunate that The Abyss offers a wide variety of items to purchase.

The rings & nails have had my attention for awhile offered by Rozoregalia.  I have wanted the shorter nail offered for female sizes but am happy I got to get it for this male look.  Very unique selection of high quality prims.  It includes different hand size options as well as different combinations of rings.  The necklace also has different ways of wearing it - you can check out the store for more details.

Blogged: Rocker

As far as skin goes, I wasn't sure what I wanted to feature but decided to go with Belleza's Shawn.  I do my best to keep my blogging and photography business separate, but hell, Belleza does an excellent job with skins so I pulled out the skin that I used to do the ad work with.  If somebody asks me where to get good male skins Belleza is always one of the first out of my mouth.  This is also what determined that I went with the midnight hair in the end since so much of my look is dependant upon the hair base that comes with the skin.

Now the eyes - they're from The Abyss' Dave Gears skin set.  Nuff said - I use them often.

Poses - this is one of my favorite male pose sets that Diesel Works have offered.  You're seeing pose 1 out of 12 from the Enzo set.  You can try out the rest at the store.

So there's my male rocker look!


Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
Shirt: Connors - Patterned Shirt in Britannia
Pants: The Abyss - Distressed Leather Pants
Neckalce, Nails, & Rings: Rozoregalia - Gemma (sold separately)
Boots: The Abyss - FM Boots / SlowRider in Black Leather
Hair: Shag - Boys Don’t Cry V.2 in Midnight
Skin: Belleza - Shawn
Eyes: The Abyss - Dave Gears in Blue
Pose: Diesel Works

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Bohemian

Blogged: Bohemian Nothing too much to say other than OMG ELIKA IS BACK!!!
(not like she was ever really gone...)

elikatira is the new brand name which I'm sure is on everyone's lips with the new release of a ton of hair! I'm seen wearing Mood on the left. (see the following for style info and more hair)

Check out elikatira's...
Website Here
Flickr Here
Blog Here
Store Here

I don't know what it is but there is something special with what she does to prims. On top of that she definitely is one that holds a special place in my second life history.

Yay for a new generation of yummy!

Here are a few of my faves from the latest release...even if I don't wear, "Wish" style 100% as advertised!


And as far as the styling goes, you know that I am adoring this look wearing the latest from Kyoot and Zaara paired up with another make-up by, another fave, Pink Fuel with eyes from The Abyss.

Blogged: Bohemian


Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
Kyoot - Flimsy Plungie Blouse
Zarra - Trishna Print Skirt in Dust
elikatira - Mood in Brown 04
Pink Fuel - Ember in Maple/Leafy
The Abyss - Jewels in Sapphire
Pose: fri.day

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Pretty in Plaid

Considering that I wanted to post this last night and haven't gotten around to it until now due to a lovely headache...I really love the simplicity of this look and how easy it was to pull together.

The inspiration flows in with the newest release by Artilleri.  And yes, I realize this first image does nothing to show it off, so if you're reading this on the feed I highly recommend you click through to see my other image.  If you're a reader - you're in luck because I've rambled on more than usual too!

I absolutely adore the Zara skirt by Artilleri - so much so, I picked up the fatpack.  It comes in 4 shades - blues, brown/blue, greens, and plum.  I went with this brown/blue shade mix, because first I love the two colors together. Secondly, the perfect blue shade pops out of the texture.

What I also loved is that it matched so well with the Myrina jewelry I recently picked up from Sigma at the, recently concluded, jewelry fair.  When it comes to jewelry pieces in general I appreciate creators that tend to go for things asides from gems and metals like this set does with the use of beads.  One of my favorite RL jewelry pieces that I own is wooden beads that is from the 70s.  Time to see more jewelry makers think out of the box a bit when it comes to inspirational materials.  Sigma is one jewelry creator that has done so.  

Whippet and Buck aka W&B has been releasing a lot of goodies which I have been eager to blog.  I jumped at the opportunity and was very happy they had this Boatneck top in a perfect shade of cream to fit with the look.  It was nice to have such a selection of colors to choose from to find the right match - not always an easy task when it comes to mixing looks!  I hope to blog more W&B soon!


When it comes to shoes, I'm pretty picky about shoe designs as honestly - I'm barefoot a lot in RL and in SL.  But when it comes to styling a look, I always try not to reuse anything I've worn in a blog before.  Luckily for me, Kalinis had some new heels out called Flirt - and yay for scripted color options!  I turned these shoes brown.  I would like to see a few more nail shades but you can't beat having 1 pair of shoes that allows for color change without having to pay a lot of linden to do so.

As far as hair was concerned, like many I had to opt for the new release by 69.  Many are most likely going to blog about Jessica 02 rather than 01.  I'm typically one for bangs but really liked how the hair was bobby pinned back to really show off the face.  I also felt this style suited the look I wanted to pull off.  I saw recently a plurk that wasn't happy about the blonde texture that 69 offers, but I remember the first textures 69 had and they're much improved compared to how all the textures were.  I could only buy the hair in a dark brown originally - so I'm really not complaining with what is offered today.  There is always room for improvement, but I personally don't have a major issue with the blonde texture - esp when you consider my other recent post, "from russia with love."

When it came to the skin - I could have gone with a lot of choices as I tend to be much more of a skin buyer than I used to be...so it says a lot when I repeat the use of a skin maker.  Pink Fuel is one of the skins that I am probably the most in love with lately - I'm not sure if it is because the skin fits so well on my standard Zoe shape, or if it is the quality of the skin overall that brings me back to it, or the make-up choices offered - but I truly adore Pink Fuel.  I'm very anxious to see the newest skin release but I'm not one to knock on a designer's door and say - ENOUGH I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER - because the best takes time.  Mochi Milena has a ton of talent with Photoshop and be sure as soon as I see any word about release, I'll be all over it!

Eyes - I went with some from The Abyss - because it was also what I used when I created the pictures for Belleza's newest male skins.  Apparently people have been asking - so this is kinda my way to put that out there (if you're still reading this that is) while showing off another set called Jewels from one of their female skins (sold separately).  I can't stress how important it is to have quality eyes in Second Life.  I will not blog eyes that don't meet my personal approval.  I do try to keep my eyes open for eye makers - so if you're an eye creator and want my honest opinion, feel free to send some my way.  Be ready for constructive criticism!

So that's my style ramble for the night - happy to be headache free even if it is extremely past my bedtime by this point!


Love, Zoe 


Top: Whippet & Buck - Cole Boatneck in Fallow
Skirt: Artilleri - Zara in Brown/Blue
Heels: Kalnins Footwear - FlirtBlue
Earrings & Necklace: Sigma Jewels - Myrina in Brown/Gold
Hair: [ 69 ] - Jessica 01 in Dark Mauve
Skin: Pink Fuel - Ember in Maple/Gossip
Eyes: The Abyss - Jewels in Sapphire

Pose by On The Cover (not available)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Porcelain


There is a chill in the air as haunting times are starting around the grid for Halloween.  Time for dressing up and having fun.  Evie's Closet is perfect for finding a good assortment of costumes.  The fable dress that I'm featuring is one of the newest releases to be found at her store.  It was also one of the stores that I regrettably did not have a part of my fantasy blog week awhile back and I hope that showing off this wonderful gown makes up for it!


The felt that the dress was well suited for some elegant haunts of the vampire kind.  I have wanted to do a picture using Pink Fuels'  Bloodthirty skin since I picked it up.  I'm not sure if it is currently out at Pink Fuel's main store, but I'm sure it will be there soon enough.  

The hair called, La Petite Mort, is new from Shag for the Stumblebum event this weekend.  The hat has two color options as well as the netting.  The pack comes in 4 shades - red, blonde, black, and brown.  If you're new to Shag I recommend going to check out the store.  The first time I came across shag, I loved the vendor ads but felt the hair was best for one angle.  They have improved since I have visited more recently in the year.  I would like them to refine the hair textures a bit, but feel like they're definitely somebody to watch.  It is nice that they haven't forgotten about the men of Second Life.  I hope to do a male blog post soon showing off one of my faves from their hair fair collection.  

The jewelry I choose is a brand new piece by Alienbear called Pandora.  She created the piece to go with a gown from Nicky Ree which I believe should be out soon if not already out.  I'm always amazed at the detail that Alienbear adds to her creations as well as pure creativity behind them.

The pose is by !Bang (second picture) - if you haven't checked out the store, I really like the couples poses and individual poses that are offered.  The creator is not new to SL but new to selling poses and I wish her much success!

Last the eyes, which are a typical staple for me from Exodi - nuff said.

Both images have been refined in photoshop.


Love, Zoe

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - To Russia With Love

To Russia With Love

After seeing this poncho at LeLutka I couldn't resist putting together a Bond Girl style. 


Love, Zoe


Poncho: LeLutka - Rea in Artic
Skirt: Madsy - Anna in Black (minidress)
Boots: Bax - Prestige in White
Hair: 69 - Beep in Light Platinum Blonde
Skin: LeLutka - Ava in Light Makeup 5 with Gleam Lipstick
Eyes: LeLutka - Reflections in Glory

Pose by Long Awkward Pose [LAP]

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Warm Fuzzy

10-11-10-Zoe-Warm-FuzzyClos The leaves in Canada have changed and Thanksgiving is over once again for the year. Crazy how quick the year tends to pass. It is the start of those days were all I wanna do is cozy up at home under a blanket but warm enough in the afternoons to take off the coat.

This look was inspired by the cozy warm fuzzy of fall with the new unisex cardigan released by Reek.  Available in a wide range of colors the cardigan is easy to fit and comes with two sculpted sleeve options as well as narrow or wide waist for different shapes.

Going for multiple layers I matched up the cardigan with sweater vest and buttoned up shirt from League's teacher's pet set.  League is full of top notch clothing creations.

To keep the look flexible I went with the unisex shortpants from  Blitzed that I recently featured in a previous post here.  I enjoy the flexibility when items are unisex.  I also believe that just because something is made for one sex versus another, doesn't always rule it out in fashion.

The booties are a new from Gos which is doing a limited sale via the marketplace for 100L (in color shown) - good time to pick up a pair that comes in 3 available colors.

Fall ArrivesThe skin is LAQ's latest Nellie.  Which is probably my favorite of her newest skin releases.  I went with the first shade of make-up in the pack because of the simplistic fall feel.  I have also featured this skin in a portrait photo seen in a portrait pic I did a few weeks ago (seen right).

In this blog, however, I matched up the look with SLink's Genevif hair that I picked up during the hair fair.  I love the realistic shine and the thin flyaway strands.  I hope to see more hair creations to come.

The final piece and not new to my blog, the Zbilja eyes by Exodi provide the right amount of shine, color, and depth to the realistic look.

And last but not least - I need to give a shout out to my friend, Mainit Hellman.  He's been building furniture and other house styled items at his shop called Baustein.  I'm featuring one of his newest furniture releases and my fave item of his so far.  He has taught himself how to create sculpties and I look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.



Love, Zoe

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Summer Fades

Summer Fades, originally uploaded by Zoe Demar.

I've been spending a lot of time in RL and thus everything else has suffered. When I have wanted to come in-world to snap a pic, there have been complications.

Today I managed to break through some of those to grab a shot wearing some of my favorite things. Note that I have messed with photoshop creating this image so it doesn't necessarily reflect the items 100% color/fit.

Skin by Pink Fuel
Shirt and Shorts by Surf Co.
Hair by [elikatira]
Eyes by LeLutka

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Where is that hair...Hair Fair 2010

Note: each sim has a landing point on each - recommend to use slurls as beacons
Tip: the tents are phantom so don't worry about the doors sooo much :)

Where is that hair...Hair Fair 2010, originally uploaded by Zoe Demar.
A quick post to share list of Hair Fair participants as well as what sim they're located on.

I'm also posting some snaps of what's catching my eye as I'm wandering the sims on my flickr - I'll do more official "posts" in time. Feel free to check them out!


Love, Zoe

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hair Fair 2010 - Demo Group

Hair-Fair-2010-blogYou can smell the new prims in the air...okay maybe not but there certainly is a lot of newness that has been building in anticipation at this year's Hair Fair.

This morning I myself couldn't miss going in to get a little bit of a peek before work and now that I'm home I really wish I could have times for a few laps around the sims before sleep overcomes me.  I doubt that's going to happen - but as for now I do encourage you all to join the Hair Fair DEMO Group - (look it up in search) this will certainly cut down on lag of roaming if you have an idea in mind already to what you want to go for.

Designers weren't allowed to put out demos until today and there has been a slew full!  Yes, my messages capped - but the best thing is that it is a linden group and you can retrieve the demos from notices.

As far as my blogging - I do hope to give a fair representation of hairstyles that are available from a variety of stores.  There are many people blogging - so I highly encourage you to check the feeds regularly to perhaps catch a glimpse of styles you might have missed.

That's all for now!  Enjoy!

Love, Zoe

Hair Fair Blogger's Day!

Hair-Fair-Lamb, originally uploaded by Zoe Demar.
I can't wait to pour out all the goodies that have arrived at hair fair - fortunately and unfortunately I have to run to work - but thought I'd share a quick peek at two designers whom I adore - lamb. and fri.day - check out my flickr for more pics!

Love, Zoe

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Locker Room

Blogged: Locker Room I like to check out the other gender every once in awhile and do a blog about it.  The main reason for this post is due to the latest release by The Abyss called 2043.  The skin is extremely realistic and causes me to be in awe.  I typically like to wear any Abyss skin with their shapes because they fit together effortlessly.  And I'm not about to go around tweaking guys shapes because they typically frustrate me by lack of certain arm and leg sliders available in SL.  The skin comes in 4 main shades but is tintable through the SL slider system.  I also stuck with one of the pairs of eyes from the tone 2 in the series called panther. I'm also wearing a shader (which is included) that helps give a more realistic flair in SL without photo editing.

I decided to go a bit sporty after picking up Emery's Wix sport jacket which comes in other neon stripe shades or basics like black and white.  I paired it up with some greed shorts from Blitzed which I found by accident while visiting another sim.  Love it when that happens!

The flip-flops were a toss up between two new pairs of sandals by Sey.  I decided to go with these due to the color flexibility - as it is hud script controlled for multiple combinations.  Sey also includes a wide variety of nail shades along with it.  Matching the skin tone also wasn't too much of a hassle and they include a few preselected tones.

Hair is a new style by Exile called Nathan.  One of two new styles for the guys.  I know how hard it can be to find good guy hair so hopefully he'll come out with some others soon.

Blogged: Locker Room


Love, Zoe

Jacket: Emery - Sport Jacket Wix in Sailor
Shorts: Blitzed - Greed in gray
Shoes: Sey - Flip-Flops B
Hair: Exile - Nathan in Whiskey
Skin & Shape: The Abyss - 2043_1
Eyes & Shader: The Abyss - 2043_2 panther

Saturday, August 7, 2010


The 2010 SL® Shoe Fair to Benefit Soles4Souls
is now open to the public.

Dates to remember:

08/07 (Today!)
Flickr contest open for submissions (for info visit site)
Blogger contest begins 
08/07 at 12:00pm slt  (NOW!)    
Fair opens to the public

08/20 11:59pm slt
Deadline for flickr and blogger contest entries
08/21 4:00-7:00pm slt
Kick up your heels at the Shoe Fair's Hillbilly Hoe-down!

08/22 6:00pm slt
Shoe Fair Closes

Be looking for more information to come soon!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Betty

Blogged: The Betty Draper Blogged: The Betty Draper

In honor of having Mad Men back on the air with season 4 - I'm showing off the two very different sides of Mrs. Betty Draper. The first being a very memorable moment with some neighboring birds. The second hitting more of the glam model side that she fronts when out meeting Don Draper's clientèle.

The inspiration started this morning with the announcement of new 69 hair by Kumii Yoshikawa. The BE style reminded me of Betty's hair and is one of three new releases which is only open to 69-VIPs until August 2nd. I'm happy to say she now includes a resize script for her hairs which I can appreciate as they've never fit on my head without adjustments.

Blogged: The Betty Draper

Originally I was going to go for more of her everyday looks, but my husband brought up the time she had with the BB gun and thus this look was born. I headed straight to Artilleri to pick up the Wilma dress in yellow that reflects the time period extremely well with the button down styled top which you will see Betty wear numerous times on the show.

I wanted to find some yellow shoes to match, but as usual - color isn't always easy store to store so I picked up the Tuli pumps in steel and choose the golden bow texture from the menu option to match it with shades of the dress pattern. Shiny Things hasn't been producing a lot of shoes lately but it still definitely has the quality you expect from shoe makers of today.

The cigarette from FNKY is an oldie but a goody. The smoke is scripted to be turned on or off by touch and comes with a variety of other in-hand, mouth, or on land options. The shotgun was a freebie that I found on xstreet by Cisco Lane that is originally huge as it is supposed to be for Tank Girl - but I scaled it down to fit the image of Betty.

As far as marriage bling, I choose one of the best looking diamond rings I have seen in a modern style by Yabusaka. I stuck with the League's Taylor skin in blonde but in a new make-up called Angel - seemed fitting! I really like it on my shape and find it harder to switch it up. My other faves made it back are the LeLutka Reflection eyes in glory and Silhouette lashes in Au Natural (I wear these in both looks).

Blogged: The Betty Draper

For the more dressy Draper, I was actually going to try to not shop at Icing, because that felt too easy - but after shopping in another store I decided enough and pulled out another fave from Icing called, Evening at the Opera. I paired it up with another of Icing's creations of the glam stole that includes an AO as well as 2 ways of wearing it - wraparound (shown) or over the shoulder.

Again, I was hunting for something other than Paper Couture because again, I like to challenge myself - but in the end - I came back to pull out the sparkling sphere set. The closer to neck feature fits Betty's style of not being too flashy - but definitely having a wow factor. It kinda reflects her personality, trying to draw somebody in but rejecting them in the end.

The Shaken by not Stirred hair by Clawtooth is an instant fave - I wanted to go there to see if there was a more reflective style to Betty's hair and when I saw this I knew it would fit well. It probably could pass for a Jane style, but I thought still appropriate for Betty. So a lot of good hits for Tableau sim tonight as both Paper Couture and Clawtooth are located there.

Finishing off the look was Maitreya's Neyya heels in Pearl Leather. The right sheen to blend in with the top of the dress as well as classy enough to pull off with the style.

The pose used in the gun happy Betty style was a custom made by my husband today specifically for the blog. The pose for the Betty glam style is one of Dove's (of LAP aka Long Awkward Pose) 365 poses project. I highly recommend stopping by to check them out if you haven't recently.


Love, Zoe

PS Comment who is your favorite Mad Men character!

Please note that the Gun Happy Betty image has been photoshopped - the Glam Betty is unprocessed.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Showgirl

Blogged: Showgirl

Lately I've been helping my RL/SL hubby with SL photography. We had been visiting pose shops and one of the places we visited was LostAngels Industries. I noticed a new section was up with a few items and tried them out. The first thing I was thinking was, "OMG where the hell were these when I was working at Blacklace?" I contacted Evangeline Cortes to find out more information and requested to blog about it. She was excited that I showed interest and when I stopped by later on the next day we had a good conversation while she showed off the pieces.

The newness is called, Allure Retro' Multiposes Collection by LostAngel (official release today!). I'm not going to give you all the details here because you really should go see for yourself. But there are two groupings of furniture. One is what I'll call the Dressing Room, which I'm showing off the vanity and vanity chair. The other I'm going to refer to as, Music Lounge. Each piece of furniture holds on average 3-5 poses while others hold up to 10. I have enjoyed in the past the series that LostAngels puts out but was really happy to see something that related to what I spent a lot of time doing in SL.

Now for the fashions that this set inspired. I'm not going to go into detail of how I pulled the look together but the overall feel I wanted was vintage lingerie with a showgirl twist - which to me, meant bling with fur!


Love, Zoe

Note: Image has been processed but clothing shown is not meant to be misrepresented

Aoharu - Fur Coat in White
Ooh LaLa! - From Lined Corset in Pink
Ooh LaLa! - Seam Stockings in Black
Alienbear - Mimmi in Platinum Black
Maitreya - Verve in Black
LeLutka - Luisa in Blonde Fun
League - Taylor in Medium Blonde Feline
LeLutka - Reflections in Glory
Pose Set by LostAngels Industries

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Fantasy Week: Wrap-up


Thank you for checking out Fantasy Week here on Z...complete over the past 5 days.

I think Second Life is a great opportunity to try out many of the different fashion creations available on the grid.  I really challenge yourself to appreciate what our fellow residents have created because our Second Life experiences certainly would not be the same without them!  

Chaospire, Graves, Deviance, BareRose, and Solange are awesome stores to check out for fantasy - but there are countless others striving to make their own marks.  Even during these 5 days I already thought of other places I wished I had mentioned and hope to give them their own highlights in the future. 

To the designers - thank you for creating fashions to write about and display over the past 5 days.  I couldn't have done it without your imagination, talent, and time.

Sincerely, Zoe

PS - Please leave comments with your favorite fantasy stores that you would recommend!

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Fantasy Week: Solange

Blogged Fantasy Week: Solange!

Solange immediately makes me think of some Arabian nights with seductive dancers.  The creator, Solange Cerveau, and I share the same rez-day by 1 day.  And I do recall making my first silk purchase back in 2006.  I can pretty much guarantee that if you're a silk wearer you have at least 1 silk from Solange if not more.

Blogged Fantasy Week: Solange!
The reason?  The imaginative high-quality textures and prim fluidity that is standard in all that Solange creates.  Even an experienced Solange shopper can scour the walls and still come across something new - mainly because there is so much to look at.  The overall store design brings you back to a castle renaissance atmosphere which I feel properly reflects the time period of her attire (be sure to check out the underground for a fantasy setting).

Though the majority of Solange fashions are for the females, there is a good selection for the males in a multitude of colors.  A hint to the guys out there, a gift center is available if you would like to see your lady in silks.  If you're looking for a deal, there is a lucky board and bargain basement.  And if fantasy isn't your thing, Solange has a good collection of street-wear and lingerie as well as some business-wear, shoes, jewelry, and menswear.

If I scour the walls, I could pull out a few silks that catch my attention. Three of my favorite silk outfits are Goddess, Kadin, and Traction Silk (new & shown left - the gears animate!).

Now I need to find someplace to swirl around in silks for a day or two!  You seriously can't go wrong living out a fantasy in silk!

TP to Solange


Love, Zoe

Note: Images have undergone some processing

Solange: Traction Silk (not all options shown)
Analog Dog: Whimsy in Espresso
Dutch Touch: XaYa in Olive SmokeyEx (VIP)
MADesigns: Naturals in Happy Blue Pale Eyes
Redgrave: Eyelashes -29- Vampire
Redgrave: Girls' Biker Boots in Black
Pose by On The Cover (not currently available)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Fantasy Week: BareRose

Blogged Fantasy Week: Barerose

Probably the most decorated and established fantasy (and more) location on the grid has to be BareRose. I can't help but be in awe at the sheer number of high quality costumes and attire that line the walls at BareRose. June Dion is the headmaster and well known name behind this massive establishment.

Blogged Fantasy Week: Barerose
To my knowledge it has not been confirmed that June Dion is or is not the only designer/creator behind the numerous fashions. To find out, I sent an offline IM to Tori Heart, who is the CEO, Model Coordinator, and Web manager at BareRose. And if you're reading this - I have not had a response by the time I posted (no fault on her part because I didn't think about this till today).

Tori Heart has contacted me in world this evening and when I asked if there was multiple designers, Tori said, " June is our only designer, I run things for her and try to free her up as much as possible so she has time to design. It is a full time job for her. She does amazing work for sure and always tries to make quality in her work." [end of edit]

But this post isn't about rumors or breaking news - it is to showcase fantasy brands. BareRose has been and continues to be a fabulous location to shop for economically priced and cutting edge creations. Every time I go I can find something new that rattles my imagination. I especially enjoy that all colors are included in the pack - the only down side to this is having to sort them all out!

BareRose is also very good to both sexes having a wide collection of both male and female attire as well as unisex. And if fantasy isn't your thing, there are certain a number of outfits to suit any taste. I highly recommend looking closely at all outfits because there is always something that you could mix into another outfit already owned.

Over the years I have created my own collection of BareRose creations. Three of my favorite fantasy styled outfits are Neverland 2049, Over The Rainbow, and White Crow (new & shown left).

Maybe by the time I post this blog there will be even more new or old items to add to my highly creative BareRose collection!

TP to BareRose


Love, Zoe

Note: Images have undergone some processing

BareRose: White Crow (not shown with all included items)
Analog Dog: Whimsy in Espresso
Dutch Touch: XaYa in Olive SmokeyEx (VIP)
MADesigns: Naturals in Happy Blue Pale Eyes
Redgrave: Eyelashes -29- Vampire
Pose by TorridWear