Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Casual Cool

Sometimes it is fun to give the other sex a try and in SL I get that chance to have a bit of fun.  I give a lot of credit to the male bloggers out there and creators as well.  It took a bit of shopping around to pick what I wanted to go with this look - it started with the top and went from there.  I'll let the picture do the rest of the talking.

Casual Cool

Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
TOP: Scars - Cardigan & White Shirt in Red
PANTS: Mr. Poet - Woven Pants in Black
HAT: Reek - Cricket Hat (Hud Textures)
GLASSES: Reek - Parachute Shades (Hud Colors)
SHOES: Redgrave - Aviator Loafer in Black
SKIN: Sacred - Ethan in Tone 2 Shaved Hair
EYES: The Abyss - Dave Gears in Green
POSE: Glitterati

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Little Bit of Photography by Zoe Demar - Cropping

A great photo consists of many things tied together.  One of the most important aspects that differentiates a good photo from a great photo is composition.
In the visual arts — in particular painting, graphic design, photography and sculpture — composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art. - Wikipedia (click link for more details)
One way to help achieve this in any photo is by cropping photos appropriately.  One rule of thumb to keep in mind is to avoid cutting off limbs in awkward places.  Cutting off feet is something I commonly see made with a lot of good photographers on the grid.  If you have to crop off at the legs, I recommend hitting about mid calf or mid thigh.  Same applies with arms - don't cut off right at the elbows - hit mid forearm or bicep.

Keep in mind the focus of the photo.  Whether it be landscape, model, fashion, object or shoe - make sure that you don't have so much going on that the photo loses the subject.

My biggest suggestion is to play.  Following I'm showing an example of playing with different crops all from the same photo.

Original Snap:

Close-up Crop:

Half-body Crop:

   Two-thirds Body Crop:

You see that even playing with the dimensions causes your eye to look at different elements but all maintaining the focus, which in this case should be the model.

Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
Dress: Mon Tissu
Hair: 69
Skin: Tres Blah
Location: Lulu
Pose: LAP aka Long Awkward Pose

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Sky High

I wanted to feature a bit of a store called, Erratic.  They're new but high quality with a LOT of color.  Erratic currently covers a lot of hip club and sporty styles.  They're located on the LE LOOK SOUTH sim.

I'm showing off more of a sporting style mix displaying their razorback tank, sporty shorts, and striped socks.  Note: I did a bit of photo-shopping on the shorts to fix the annoying glitch that all SL designers have to put up with.  I won't go into a long explanation of it but it is extremely frustrating and limited pixel area.


As far as the rest of the look goes, LAP's Skater Chic Poses definitely were a big part of the inspiration.  Elikatira's Play hair was perfectly suited paired up with Pink Fuel's early teaser and highly anticipated release of Kumi skin part of the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser.  An oldie but a goodie, Porn Star's Xtra Hi-Tops that come in a wide variety of customizable/scripted colors and textures.  Last but not least - Tres Blah's Blue eyes which I've worn on a number of occasions.

Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
TOP: Erratic - Tracy Racerback in Blue 1
SHORTS: Erratic - Jamie Sporty in Red 1
SOCKS: Erratic - Striped in White-Blue
SHOES: PornStar - Xtra Hi-Tops in MultiColor
SKATE BOARD: LAP (aka Long Awkward Pose) part of Skate Chic pack 
HAIR: elikatira - Play in Black 04
SKIN: Pink Fuel - Kumi in Milk/Amethyst (Pacific Crisis Fundraiser)
EYES: Tres Blah - Blue
POSES: LAP aka Long Awkward Pose

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Modern Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle!!  Thank goodness I can tame it with a lot of new creations from League.

One of my top places to hit up on a regular basis or for Fifty Linden Fridays.  League's creator, Nena Janus not only creates some of my favorite skins and fashions on the grid - she's started to release some jewelry pieces to throw into the mix.  Nena is a non-stop creative magnet.  Check out the tank top, mini skirt, leggings, skin, and necklace that I'm featuring from her collection!

Modern Jungle

I paired up the look with the stunning Simple Jacket in gray by Aoharu along with some hot Platform Wedges by Anexx.  I'm in love with the newest hair textures by LeLutka in the Rain style.  I can't wait till the next release!  I'm still wearing Insufferable Dastard eyes - this time showing off the blue/green shade.  Poses are by Del May - I can't say enough about the creative power behind her talent.


Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
JACKET: Aoharu - Simple Jacket in Gray
TOP: League - Ribbon Tied Tank in Pure
SKIRT: League - Buttoned Corduroy Mini in Black
LEGGINGS: League - Merino in Light Brown
NECKLACE: League - Kandula in Silver
SHOES: Anexx - Platform Wedge in Black
HAIR: Lelutka - Rain in Blonde Fun
SKIN & HAIR BASE/BROWS: League - Sia in Medium Glam Goth with Blonde Hairbase and Brows 
EYES: Insufferable Dastard - Light Sensitive/Shaded in Dark Blue-Green
POSES:  Del May

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - GoGo

Beautiful talent and creativity seems to be popping out of the woodwork on all sides of Second Life!  Hair, skin, shoes, many goodies to blog about and so little time.  I've decided to keep my trap shut and allow the pictures to do the talking for me.  Because honestly - I just love it all!!

Enjoy! Love, Zoe

Quicky Credits:
DRESS: MichaMi - Print in Plum
EARRINGS: League - Wanderer
HAT: LeLutka - Knitting in White (tinted)
BOOTS: GOS - Curvaceous in Cream
HAIR: elikatira - Paper in Brown 04
SKIN & MAKE-UP: Tuli - Sara in Peach with Raspberry Lips and Black Lashes
EYES: Insufferable Dastard - Light Sensitive/Shaded in Dark Brown
POSE: Reel Expression

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Channeling Jackie-O


Jackie-O was feeding through a bit yesterday evening while out shopping.  Funny thing is, the item that channeled the style didn't end up in the final look, but sometimes that's how it goes.  I'm wearing mostly items (Mandy hair, White Trousers, Longsleeve Boatneck Tee (modded)) in this look to help out those on a budget - TAG SALE is going on now through Thursday, September 10th.  

Other quicky notes to point out - this is the second time I'm featuring Elikatira's Flair Flats.  And Miel definitely shouldn't be known for clothes but their accessories!  I'm showing off two items here the Blood Diamonds Ring and Bella Peepers.  I'm also gladly showing off Tuli's Zoe skin...(even if it is or isn't named after me - I'm a long time Tuli fan and thus I'm still gonna think it is pretty darn cool).  A usual for me, Exodi's Zbilja eyes in brown - most likely my fave collection of eyes on the grid even if I've had em for awhile.  I love the light reflection and depth of color esp in the brown shade.  And both poses used are by LAP aka Long Awkward Pose - another fave place of mine to pose shop I'm always waiting for her next set!  Everything Dove does at LAP is quality, quality, quality!


Love, Zoe

*minor Photoshop editing on the pic

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Howdy


Yay for new Surf Co. clothes AND boots!  

Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
Alison Hair - Truth
Godiva Skin - Cashmere
Sundance Halter Tank - Surf Co.
Olea Boots - Surf Co.
Walkabout Denim Skirt - Surf Co.
Jejune Eyes - Tres Blah
Poses - On The Cover (no longer available)

*images have been photoshopped

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Morning Sun


I am Going to allow the pictures to do all the talking for me on this one!

Love, Zoe

Quick Credits:
Morning After Dress - Tiny Bird
Tempest Hair - Exile
Jaliah Skin - Dutch Touch
Scrunched Prim Socks - Maitreya
Shine Eyes - Insufferable Dastard
Just Me Pose - Atomic

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Little Bit of Style by Zoe Demar - Posin'

If you're looking for something new to put into your AO (Animation Override) or wanting to snap some shots, the Pose Fair 2011 is where you should be!

Open until April 15th there is a wide variety of poses and animations - if you're looking for props, the basics, or something more unique.

I'm featuring one of the props by POSEUR called Seductress.  I decided to change up the bed to add some various colors and selected two of the poses to snap some pics wearing some of my fave fashions.


Tram has released some new clothes today.  I'm wearing Tram's Godetia dress as well as one of the Pintuck tops.  I paired the top up with Maitreya's Boyfriend Jeans.  More newness by elikatira with this updo called, "Rhythm."  Yay for barefeet!  I'm wearing SLink's Mid Bare feet with the body co.'s Sage skin in tone 3 with Pink Pucker Day make-up.  Shining it up wearing eyes by Insufferable Dastard.

Enjoy and see you at the fair!

Love, Zoe

Images have been moderately photoshopped.