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

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 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